Step Up University of Sydney

Here is an event Geography Teachers might like to attend.

The transition from High School to tertiary studies in geography and earth science is crucial in developing future geologists and geographers. I am inviting you, as a High School teacher responsible for these important subjects, to attend Step UP: High School to University Transition in Geography and Earth Science. Attendance is free and afternoon tea is provided. You will meet academic staff who teach first year students and talk with geography and/or geology students who have made the transition from high school to university. There will also be interesting and educational teaching demonstrations and displays of work by students.

The event will be held on Thursday September 10th from 4-6pm in the School of Geosciences Conference Room 449 in the Madsen Building. We are located near City Road on the main campus of the University of Sydney. The venue will be clearly signposted and people will guide you to the room if necessary. In preparation for Step UP, or if you cannot attend this event, we encourage you to visit our website at http://www.sydney.edu.au/science/geosciences/index.shtml and our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/sydneyunigeo

Please respond to this invitation about your attendance at Step UP by emailing nikki.montenegro@sydney.edu.au by Tuesday 8th September. I look forward to seeing you at this event.

Planning and preparing for Assessments and Yearly Examinations

Planning and preparing for Assessments and Yearly Examinations

There are 5 Pillars to help you with your learning: planning, relaxation, concentration, mindfulness and reflection.
Today we would like to focus on planning. We have discussed and provided a template to you plan for your assessment tasks this semester and in the past have talked about strategies for being organised in terms of day to day living, digital organisation of the laptop and the necessary files and folders and being organised in your thinking. To elaborate here are some question to think about:
1. Day to day living: In your day to day living have you mapped out your casual job commitments, the extra- curricular activities in which you participate, community service you might be doing, family events and time for yourself?
2. Digital organisation: In relation to your digital organisation have you backed up your work, placed your files into their relevant folders, removed duplicated files, created an archive folder to partition off draft work file and folder no longer in use?
3. Organised thinking: Do you logically think through your approach to revision with a step by step note taking process? Do you prioitise subjects based on deadlines. Do you set an end point to move on to the next task?
Mr Pluss

Planning and preparing for Assessments and Yearly Examinations

Planning and preparing for Assessments and Yearly Examinations

There are 5 Pillars to help you with your learning: planning, relaxation, concentration, mindfulness and reflection.
Today we would like to focus on planning. We have discussed and provided a template to you plan for your assessment tasks this semester and in the past have talked about strategies for being organised in terms of day to day living, digital organisation of the laptop and the necessary files and folders and being organised in your thinking. To elaborate here are some question to think about:
1. Day to day living: In your day to day living have you mapped out your casual job commitments, the extra- curricular activities in which you participate, community service you might be doing, family events and time for yourself?
2. Digital organisation: In relation to your digital organisation have you backed up your work, placed your files into their relevant folders, removed duplicated files, created an archive folder to partition off draft work file and folder no longer in use?
3. Organised thinking: Do you logically think through your approach to revision with a step by step note taking process? Do you prioitise subjects based on deadlines. Do you set an end point to move on to the next task?
Mr Pluss

CEO YP Leading Digital Transformation IdeaCast #476

CEO YP Leading Digital Transformation IdeaCast #476

http://blogs.hbr.org/ideacast/2015/07/the-ceo-of-yp-on-leading-digital-transformation.html

Previously known as the Yellow Pages. It was a bigger mission than an electronic version of the yellow pages.

50000 foot view should start with the consumer. Need to connect the consumer to the business based in need. Technology changed the model. Consumer went online and mobile. Fragmented into different media types. Follow the consumer where ever they go.

Sure follow the consumer but what about the legacy parts of the business. You have to canabilise your self or someone will do it for you.

In side a large company you have access to row sources but creativity could be stifled by bureaucracy      .

People part of the equation. They are the brand. Aligning everyone to the mission. Be seen by the people in the organisation. And listen. Weekly email. Video message.

Spending time on alignment of the management team. Walk the talk. Will they hire aligned people? Right talent right decisions. Get people that are better than you are.

If you have too many priorities you have no priorities.

To be more digital. Is our product really changing?  How you do business can be completely changed. How do I use technology to do things in a better way.?

IdeaCast #478 How to build healthy teams

Notes:

Healthy Teams. 

Who plays well together? Bring them together. 

People who can meet task goals and process goals. 

Need to think about how you will meet the task goals. 

We want to cross train each other. 

Are we intending to work collaboratively. This is not necessarily given in a team. 

What do you do with a team that is in conflict? You can go back to the infrastructure building of a team. Take a pause what have we done what do we need to change. Let’s talk abThe out the how we are working together. What do we do that promotes good work on the task and what do we need to do in the future. Eg don’t give enough heads up when we know we are not going to meet the deadline. 

What happens if someone gets voted off he island ?  Isolate the impact of negative people. You are an independent and will be given jobs but don’t come to team meeting.

Team leaders don’t always have responsibility not authority. Harness the power of the team to get them to comply. What type of behaviour we are to expect from each other. 

Mutually accountability. People want to be let of a group. The more you feel this the harder you a re going to work. So the team members are held accountable. Each team member ahead of time think about and shared about what sow one has done that has helped me in my job. 

Can a team have too much fun and not very productive.