Ohalo College in Katzrin, Israel, takes an innovative approach to space, pedagogy and technology to educate a new generation of teachers, putting it at the leading edge of faculty development and training.
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In workplaces throughout the world, scenarios of near-constant distraction have become the norm. We text during conversations, email during meetings, skimp on lunch breaks to catch up on work—always trying to process faster, handle more and work harder, often without realizing just how much we’re degrading our mental capabilities in the process.
Thankfully, our ability to focus is still salvageable. As a result of the vast amount of neuroscience research being done, there’s now hard evidence about what attention is, how it works, how to attain it and how to use it productively.
By delving into the findings, Steelcase researchers have gained new insights into how our brains shape thoughts, emotions and behaviors, and then applied this new science to create concepts for how thoughtfully designed workplaces can help workers better manage their attention.
By leveraging the full capacity of our brains and our environments, it’s possible to think better at work. The results can be astonishing.
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Handcrafted items are experiencing resurgence in popular culture, but many of today’s workspaces are void of craft. Inspired by the Maker Movement, Coalesse is redefining modern craft with new materials and methods that artfully disrupt norms and humanize the workplace.
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Is it really possible to ignite—or reclaim—a sense of “startup culture” in your workplace? With focused intentionality, passionate determination and a little spunk, we believe the answer is, “Absolutely.” Here are some tips to get you started.
Every educator wants fully engaged students. But first you have to get and hold their attention in the classroom. Based on the latest research, here are seven insights on how to do that.
It’s a cornerstone of employee engagement, yet many organizations aren’t articulating or living their purpose consistently. Steelcase’s Applied Research + Consulting division is helping companies leverage their spaces, processes and technology to bring purpose into the daily work experience.
Why is there so much passive instruction in classrooms today where instructors are still giving traditional lectures rather than adopting active learning pedagogies?
In markets such as India and China, the nature of work is changing as firms move up the value chain and take on more complex work. Creating flexible, resilient workspaces that enhance employee wellbeing is key to retaining talent, even when resource constraints and constant change can make that a challenge.
Read how a human-performance consulting firm has embraced palette of place to nurture employee wellbeing.
Many patient rooms are in need of a facelift, having evolved little over the years despite changing needs and new technology. As the next generation of patient rooms come onboard, new designs based on human-centric principles are improving patient, family and clinician experiences.
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