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Lead Remotely and Effectively with Emotional Intelligence

By: Sylvia Baffour, Emotional Intelligence Expert and Author of I Dare You to Care.
2022 Fourth Quarter CAVO Visiting Virtual Expert

It’s no secret that more and more people are working remotely, and this is not just a passing trend. In fact, an Upwork survey reveals that 1 in 4 Americans will be working remotely by the end of 2021. They also predict that 36.2 million people will be working remotely by 2025, an 87% increase from pre-pandemic levels.

Think Your Virtual Organization is Immune to Zoom Fatigue? Think Again!

It’s easy for those of us working in virtual organizations to snicker at the idea of “Zoom Fatigue” and virtual meeting burnout. After all, this virtual communication environment is old hat to many of us! We were Zooming long before COVID was even a whisper on the horizon!

How to Use Knowledge Management Practices to Support Workforce Retention

With the Great Resignation upon us, those in the workforce who are not resigning but who can choose where to work may opt to work remotely rather than commuting regularly to an office.

Technology Evolves. We Should, Too.

<p>I was exactly fifteen and a half to the day when my great grandmother turned 100 years old. My parents gave her a cassette tape recorder/player as a birthday present. They thought she could use it to listen to music, Sunday sermons, and perhaps even record memories of her incredible life to serve as a family resource for generations to come. They were not prepared for her reaction: she was at first confused by the device — my father had to explain what it was and how it worked. Nana was gracious, yet firm in her response — she was not at all interested in this new technology and was not planning to learn about it. She handed it back to my dad and said, “Thank you for thinking of me, but this is your world now, dear.”</p>

Managing Up: A Path to Professional Learning

The early years in the classroom can be a daunting experience for novice teachers. Nieto (2018) recounted her struggles as a first-year teacher and the challenges of other classroom teachers who persisted despite the difficulty. Too often, novice teachers have few opportunities to participate in meaningful professional learning experiences to improve their practice. Having a licensed educator in a classroom is not enough to ensure sustainable growth for teachers and students. Well-intentioned school leaders succumb to competing priorities (Kim et al, 2019), which often overshadow the professional learning needs of new and experienced educators.  

Indigenizing Higher Education: Thoughts from an American Indian Student

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students are underrepresented in higher education institutions, comprising only 120,000 enrolled undergraduate students in 2018, a decrease of 33% from 2010-2018 (National Center for Education Statistics, 2020). Graduate student enrollment also decreased 21% between 2010-2018, with only 13,600 AI/AN graduate students enrolled in 2018 (National Center for Education Statistics, 2020). Not only are AI/AN students underrepresented, but they have low rates of degree completion (National Center for Education Statistics, 2019).

We’re heading toward an unsustainable workplace if we don’t design or use new modern leadership tools to make it better NOW

Organizations with remote work in their DNA are ahead. Among them, Gitlab and Automattic are new role models to support a remote workforce with exceptional values geared towards employees' success and well-being. Meanwhile, other companies are forcing employees to return to the office more or less subtly.

Learning for Life: Technology in the Mathematics Classroom

Making Technology Second Nature in Your Mathematics Classroom

Technology has become a leading aid in classroom success in the 21st century. In this article, we will look at what dispositions might be holding you back from technological success in your classroom as well as some strategies to implement it effortlessly.

One of the most important aspects of technology in education is its ability to level the field of opportunity for students. – John King, U. S. Secretary of Education (Department of Education, 2017)

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and NCU’s cybersecurity experts are here with a few tips for safe activities online and on your phone. Special thanks to Frank Appunn, Program Lead - Master of Science Cybersecurity.

Much better passwords that you can remember.

Tough passwords for computers can be easier for people. Example: bicyclenailhousebaby

3 Ways to Boost Human Connection in a Virtual Work or Virtual Learning Environment

It’s relatively easy for companies to leverage virtual tools that help with instant messaging, emailing, and assigning projects. For the most part, that’s what the majority of interactions in virtual settings have become: the nuts and bolts of tasks and project assignments. That’s because this is what ensures profit is being turned and paychecks are being sent out. It came first in a physical work environment, and it continues to come first in a virtual environment as well.


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