To do personal learning Real – Thony Norelli

In April, the cruelest month the poets say, I nominate September as the most jumping.

In September, the official school starts: open doors, fresh supplies, new ideas. The jump is deeply intertwined with education. Measure anchor learning, giving direction for teachers and students. Inspirational teachers explain the paths or routes that can enable students to achieve these goals. We strive to create environments as fuels – for students and teachers alike. And the most caring educators show students how to use the obstacles they encounter to redirect their work – not just giving up.

These days, many educators burn their hopes with visions of personal learning – finding ways to help students formulate their goals, find ways, take action and maintain it, regardless of obstacles.

Despite that, there is a lot of debate about “personal learning” that begins with the core issue: Is that a thing? Can “personal learning” be the same in different schools? How does the teacher’s roles change? What are the risks? Does it threaten to share our students, stop “tracing” them and so prevention determines their destiny?

And the biggest question about everyone makes these ideas some new insights for how we prepare our children for the future?

These are some of the topics we hope to explore at the Edsurge Fusion Conference on Personalized Learning, hosted by Digital Promise, in November in South San Francisco.

Unique for Merger: We collect more than a dozen training organizations and their resources, hundreds of educators, researchers and industry leaders to learn from each other. Equity will be a critical peak – as well as how advanced technology will change our students’ future world. These points will be fundamental to the four strings of the event:
How to build Vision

The worst reason for change that the school leaders agree is that a pallet pallet with computers has just landed at the school’s top step and nobody knows what to do with them.

Careful school leaders are often motivated by the experiences they see that the students have at school. Such reasons contribute to “vision”, a model for teaching and learning that is personal and supports the students’ variety and agency. Before school leaders start a campaign to change their schools, they need a well-founded reason to take their journey and an idea of ​​where they would like to quit.

A number of organizations aim to help school leaders define where they want to lead their school communities. For example, for example, it offers a set of resources for school leaders who only enter the path of personal learning. Leap Innovations in Chicago has a four-point framework that is entirely focused on students. NewSchools Venture Fund provides support and funding for school leaders who do school recovery.

What does the research say?

Inform and feed that vision should be profound knowledge – ideal research results on how students learn, what forms their readiness to learn and how these principles can be applied in supportive learning tools. Digital Promise has devoted considerable resources to show the links between what we know and how it is implemented in school. The organization’s research map, for example, links subjects such as student motivation to published research frameworks and results.
Implement, implement, implement

However, winning the best plans is still challenging. From the student’s integrity and data management issues, the challenges of making software tools have worked well or inter operating a number of organizations-developed approaches and protocols to handle these issues, including the Ed-Fi Alliance, which aim to bring together data and IT systems in meaningful ways.
Show me the proof

To specify which programs are most effective – and why – is another cornerstone of real change. In the spring, Jefferson Education Accelerator gathered researchers to discuss the most promising directions to explain the impact of education technology and the corresponding teaching models.


Impact of social media on sales Thony Norelli


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Sales play an important role in the growth of all business. The sales process consists of different methods, and one of them gets to know your customers and establish strong relationships with them. Social media, as we all know, connect people and can help companies get more information about their customers. It enables business owners to find out how their business is perceived by their customers, including what their customers like their competitors so that they can make the necessary changes to their products or services, and to initiate calls to grow a prospect or sales management. Here are some ideas on how social media can be used to create new sales and generate increased returns.

1. Choose the right social media platform Social media consists of different platforms, and when choosing the right social media platform for their business, entrepreneurs should begin to learn their customer base preferences. Social media can only be used intelligently only if the activity is active on the same online platform as its customers. It’s a waste of time to engage on a social media platform if your customers spend the majority of their time on another. One of the best social media is Facebook, especially for B2C companies, as it allows publishing ads. It can also be used with other platforms, such as Pinterest and Instagram. You can engage with new customers, take orders from them and keep them informed about your new offers and initiatives.

2. Connect to your prospects Once you have chosen the right platform, you must connect by creating a profile or page to be made in the company name. Then you can connect your prospects by following them, send them a friend request and so on. The question that arises here is how do you identify the prospects? This is where SEO techniques can be useful. You can use keywords to search for people who are active in or talking about your industry. It is advisable not to approach them with sales outlets immediately, but first to find out their needs and concerns.

3. Build relationships and participate in conversations Suitable for both customers and businesses, social media enables them to build long-term relationships. Entrepreneurs should know that it takes time before they get the desired results. Building long-term relationships is only possible when you invest time to investigate, create and share engaging content. It’s not a good idea to just send your customers a message with a note and a link to your site. They will be uninterested – but try to point out some issues of theirs that your product or service can solve.

These are three simple steps that can help your social media recognize, while increasing the sales of your businesses. It is also important to mention that you should strive to treat your potential customers with respect while adding value to their lives with your products or services.



8 things to look for in a student-centered learning environment, Thony Norelli | Sweden


When you enter a school, what are you looking for? When you think about what kind of learning environment is ideal for your child or the students you work with, what are the most important characteristics? What are the most positive, memorable experiences from your own school?

I appreciate many different learning models and environments and do not honestly think it’s my role to judge or evaluate what’s “good”. As I said, from years of classroom teaching and countless visits and interactions with excellent teachers all over the world, I have created a list of things I usually observe in good student-centered learning environments. As the Nellie Mae Education Foundation describes, student-centered learning studies “students in their own success – integrating their interests and skills in the learning process.” Student learning is personal, competence-based, happening at any time and / or anywhere and students have ownership in their learning.

I parade my personal list of thoughts from my teammates on Getting Smart to create a collection of “School Look Fors” based on our discussions and experiences in schools.




Keep in mind that these Look Fors are not intended to evaluate a learning environment. Rather, they can serve as a springboard to create talks and discussion points. In addition, some of our favorite learning environments are places where teachers are still working to address some of these Look Fors. It is obvious yet important to say this: Every day is different in every school, and we are not familiar with the ongoing experiences and interactions of these teachings and learning in these spaces.

Among the fourteen School Look Fors above, there are eight in particular that really matter when it comes to student-centered learning environments.

1) High degree of student engagement; Challenge, enthusiasm, joy. One of the goals of creating a student-centered environment should be to make learning fun, challenging and engaging. Thrive Public Schools is one of the most happy places we have visited. Pleasing learning combined with goal-conscious challenge makes Thrive truly an incredible place. Laughter and engagement flow through each hall and classroom.



2) Students know what they learn and why. Katherine Smith students, including the fourth grade student (pictured in Quality Work + Project-Based Learning at Katherine Smith Elementary) who shared their written project goals with us, know what they need to do to perform a project or task. The project was tailored to her goals and she worked at her own pace to achieve them. Educator from Katherine Smith agrees that this does not happen overnight, but with good PBL help, kindergartners can also have this level of focus and clarity.

3) Mixing of individual collaborative teams and large group work. Intrinsic Schools in Chicago are literally designed, both in structure and teaching, to be a blend of individual and teamwork. Students work all in great learning and rotate between groups or one-on-one instructions with their teachers.


4) Students use personal technology to produce as well as consume. Student-centered learning requires students to spend at least part of their day working with personal learning tasks or projects. CICS Irving Park students in Chicago use the summit during a number of school days, and staff now see that discipline problems are lower and commitment is skyrocketing. CICS Irving Park collaborates with LEAP Innovations in personal learning, working together to ensure that learning is not only individualized but also meaningful and linked to reality.

5) Students have the opportunity to work at their own pace and explore their own interests. Exploring student interests (and interests that they do not even realize they have) is the essence of a good student-centered environment. Students also work to deal with skills, or skills, and do it at the same time. Da Vinci students ebb and flow in and out of group work and individual projects, which are usually designed based on student interests. Many Da Vinci students work to master skills and earn SNHU credits to do that. They may choose focus areas for their learning, which may include learning about societies and causing them to be most passionate. Students often work with a similar set of goals, but not all of the same activity or task.



6) Students do the most of the work and talk. The students’ ideas and voices are central and central in student-centered learning environments. Design39 students are convinced communicators and employees. Learning Experience Designers (also known as teachers) empowers students to start and control their learning, but allows a lot of student discussion and working time. During our visit last year, the students worked themselves or in groups at school. A group of third grade we chatted where to address this question: “How can we define ourselves in this world we live in?”

7) There are several forms of assessment, feedback and demonstrations of learning. Students in student-centered learning environments receive a lot of feedback. They receive individual feedback, hopefully on both academic and social and emotional goals. They also get group or group response, maybe based on projects or group activity. At Cougar New Tech in El Paso Independent School District, students keep their projects open in an in-school museum. When visitors come, they get their presentations and get feedback to improve their work.

8) Instruction, culture and the environment reflect and include student and personality diversity. From the Secretary-General to the Vice President, the Chavez Multicultural Academic Center staff really reflects the community and the students served. The halls and walls are covered with student articles, cultural displays and messages of empowerment about diversity as a force. The students see themselves in their learning space and their cultural strengths are emphasized throughout the learning day and in the physical school environment.




What else would you add? Above all, there is no better sign than being in a school environment where teachers, parents and students say they are happy about their school and are convinced of the quality of teaching and learning.

5 characters you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur | Thony Norelli | Sweden

  • 20160321103826-shutterstock-217119211You have an epic idea. Now then? The real challenge for any entrepreneur does not start. It’s left on business. Yes, you can be successful as an entrepreneur but it will not be easy. It has never been easy to start and run a successful company.

    Startups are always difficult. But if you do not pursue your dreams, you will never know if there is a chance to be successful. Dreams are all we have. Take them seriously. The bitter truth is that most entrepreneurs fail to get their businesses off the ground. Every insanely successful start story has a flip side. If you ask any good business owner about what is required, he or she will probably mention one of these characters.

  • You can do your ideas.

    “Y Combinator does not invest in ideas it invests in people” – Paul Graham

    Execution is all for start. You may have the best idea and even have money for it, but if you can not perform, you have no business. Having a good idea is not enough. You can have the most brilliant idea, but if it’s running badly, you will soon be out of order. You will end up in the dead pool.

    You do not need an original idea to be successful. Dating is nothing new but Tinder changed how to help people find better dates online. Google has conducted the search brilliantly but it was not the first search engine.

    There are hundreds of people who may have had a similar idea as your mind, but failed to implement. If you have what it takes to get an idea from nothing to a stable company, you will go a long way on your entrepreneurial journey. Ideas are cheap, it’s execution that matters.

  1. 1) You really care what you do or want to do.

    If you do not care enough about a product or service you want to give, you do not even start it. Startups are not sprints. They are marathon. You will not be able to build a company that can hold if it does not mean more than money for you.

    Every entrepreneur needs the intense, driving or overwhelming sense of conviction of his or her idea of ​​pushing it past the idea phase. Getting started takes a lot of stamina. And it can carry you down. It is full of stress and back support. And most startups fail. You must love it to get over every obstacle.

    If you are not passionate about your career choice, you can also give up right now because your start will never go as it should. Solving a problem you care about is a great way to start a business.

    2. You may come across failures in life and business.

    “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never find any original.” – Ken Robinson, Successful entrepreneurs know how to overcome their failures. Failure is not a sign of permanent problems, but just as a step on the road to success. Big entrepreneurs know that. And they have the strength to go beyond temporary challenges.

    Read about Richard Branson. You will be surprised at the number of companies that he founded in the past. You probably know about his most popular company. But it goes beyond that.

    Check out this timeline of his business now and in the past. But not all are still running. But it gives you a good idea of ​​his stamina and what took him to make it as big as we know today.

    3)You are a passionate lifelong teacher.

    Work harder on you than you do at work. “- Jim Rohn

    The most successful entrepreneurs spend a lot of time working on their personal development. There are no traditional rules for success. What works for Google may not necessarily work for Yahoo. Wonderful entrepreneurs are constantly learning how their companies can adapt and change over time to be relevant now and in the future. The process of exploring, understanding and even managing different topics prepares entrepreneurs for new opportunities and helps them make informed decisions about their businesses.

    Warren Buffett spends 80 to 90 percent of his day reading hundreds of pages to gather knowledge to be better at what he does. His industry thrives on information. Richard Branson never participated in the university, but he has begun and ran some of the most overthodox and successful companies in the world. Never stop learning. And continue to ask critical questions. That’s the only way to be relevant to your customers now and the next decade. Entrepreneurs are passionate lifelong students.

    4) You can handle risks.

    An entrepreneur tends to bite a little more than he can chew and hope he quickly learns to chew it. “- Roy Ash

    How much are you willing to lose for the work of your life? One of the biggest risks most entrepreneurs take is the decision to leave their jobs to pursue their dream careers. When it comes to it, can you make the decision to focus on the one that matters to you? Most people can not do it. Uncertainty can be overwhelming.

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Swedish fashion and design

Swedish fashion and design

Explore the local fashion and design scene.


Fashion brands like H & M, Whyred and Acne have put Sweden on the fashion map. In Gothenburg you will find flagship stores and from many of your favorite Swedish designers. You will also find plenty of exciting and inspiring interior design from local and famous Swedish designers. There are also many other stores to discover.

In Sweden, 6-hour working days increase productivity, energy and happiness




Office benefits like free snacks and gym membership discounts just go so far. Appears, if you really want to make your employees happy, consider cutting their hours.

That’s what a Swedish city found. Recently, researchers in the country’s second largest city, Gothenburg, conducted a 23-month study that tested a six-hour working day for nurses in a healthcare center. From February 2015 to December 2016, the researchers examined the effects of a shorter working week of 68 female nurses, a profession considered to be very stressful. Nursing hours were cut, but their salary was in

They found that nurses’ productivity levels increased as a result of working shorter days. They took fewer days and were obviously happier and more energetic. Overall, nurses who worked for six hours worked 4.7 per cent fewer days of sickness than when they worked eight hours.

The proportion of nurses who still had energy after their shift also increased – from about 20 percent to 50 percent for those who worked six hours a day. This extra energy may be partly because the six-hour group increased its physical activity by 24 percent over the duration of the study. “Less fatigue and more physical activity is the big improvement,” said Bengt Lorentzon, one of the researchers who conducted the study, The Washington Post.

They found that nurses’ productivity levels increased as a result of working shorter days. They took fewer days and were obviously happier and more energetic. Overall, nurses who worked for six hours worked 4.7 per cent fewer days of sickness than when they worked eight hours.

The proportion of nurses who still had energy after their shift also increased – from about 20 percent to 50 percent for those who worked six hours a day. This extra energy may be partly because the six-hour group increased its physical activity by 24 percent over the duration of the study. “Less fatigue and more physical activity is the big improvement,” said Bengt Lorentzon, one of the researchers who conducted the study, The Washington Post.

However, the study did not take long to determine if shorter working days would lead to long-term improved health for employees – thereby reducing healthcare costs for employers – noted Lorentzon.

The study concluded that by working for shorter days, nurses managed their tasks better and were happier, healthier and less stressed. “They would go the extra mile,” said Lorentzon. “They had more time to sit and listen, read a book, watch a magazine with [patients] or comfort those who do not feel so good.”

Employers with shorter working weeks for employees may worry about the costs of having additional jobs to complete (as for nurses) jobs that consider the savings that more productive employees would receive. But for companies that do not trust shift workers, the potential for increased productivity can take six hours to experiment with.



Best strategies to invest actively in shares

There are a number of well documented ways to beat the stock market over time. You can divide these into different categories, but usually it’s about paying less for shares than they are worth. The most well-known and well-documented ways to beat the stock exchange are as follows:

– Net nets (Graham and Buffett)

– Special situations and knockouts (Joel Greenblatt)

– Activist (Carl Icahn)

– Buy and keep good company (Buffett)




All of these categories have been used to beat the stock market and the people in brackets are the best known to have been successful. There is also a lot of empirical evidence that these strategies have worked and many have been rewritten on this blog.

The first two categories are more that using arbitrage available on the market, by purchasing companies that are extremely low priced or not guarded by the market. This has proved to be the most profitable kind of shares to invest in and Buffett has said that if he had only one million dollars, he would be able to earn 50% return per year by investing in this way. Greenblatt succeeded in doing this for 10 years when investing in special situations, and that has still worked well, although there are now several players in this industry.

Being an activist like Icahn, on the other hand, is difficult because you have to take great positions and get in touch with companies. On the other hand, you get roughly similar stocks with the quantitative strategies I’ve written about here, and not uncommonly, Icahn appears in the owner lists. Being an activist is difficult, but you can follow John in this case.



Buying and maintaining good companies is something Buffett is an expert in and is clearly the most popular investment form. Here you can divide it into a few different types of companies, both those who are more conservatively valued and where you can use an approach similar to Graham’s defensive criteria, but also if you are more aggressive and buy growth companies at a good price. Buffett is best known for the latter, buying companies that grow a lot for a long time at a good price. This strategy differs more from the others, as the other is about exploiting arbitrage in the market while it is about identifying companies that are in themselves good.

There are a wealth of blogs that follow all of these strategies mentioned above. I identify my investment philosophy more to the first categories, as I have both the net in my portfolio and buy quantitatively inexpensive shares. More who are more active in this are the blogs Value Agency and Cigarffimpar, but sometimes the Securities and blogs linked to the newspaper. For the latter category, good companies that you buy and maintain for a long time there are a lot of blogs about. One that I have seen recently has been really good is Nemcap, can recommend reading his blog and the latest post.


When it comes to being active in the stock market it takes enormous effort to be read and understand their shares. For example, I understand not the special with the companies that Nemcap has in its portfolio. His recommendation is to spend +15 hours a week for several years to succeed well. To compare, a former colleague dropped so much time on his run and he came as the best European in the New York Marathon. It is, therefore, an extreme discipline and conviction to succeed well, and only a few succeed so much after spending so much time. Many of the aforementioned work full time with investments and they are known for working long weeks. Geoff Gannon, who also succeeds in investing actively, believes that the absolute minimum is to spend an hour a day, and in any case, 5 shares that you have for 5 years. It means more than two hundred hours per share. So it takes a lot of time to succeed in the stock market and the odds are against one. For this reason, I am looking forward to investing quantitatively, as it takes a minimum of time and many times performs as well as if you were active.

Swedegas has taken the initiative to develop Power to Gas in Sweden together with representatives of the Swedish energy industry-Thony Norell

Power to Gas is a form of technology where surplus energy from wind … which has attracted great attention and is also perfectly feasible in Sweden. Thony Norelli

Here is no shortage of renewable energy. In principle, availability is endless. The challenge is to make renewable energy available where needed, when needed and at a competitive price. Storage of energy and a highly efficient infrastructure are necessary to meet strict energy and climate goals. Power to gas – integration of wind power and gas grid – is an international technology that has attracted great attention and is also perfectly feasible in Sweden. Swedegas has managed to bring the energy sector together to jointly determine how Power to Gas can develop in Sweden.

In Denmark and Germany, Power to Gas is seen as a solution to reaching renewable energy targets by 2035 and 2050. In Germany there are a large number of demonstration projects to develop technology and improve efficiency. The car company Audi opened a Wertle plant in 2013, producing renewable fuels for gas vehicles through Power to Gas.

More renewable power

“Power to Gas would at each of the locations contribute to societal benefit, more renewable power production and collaboration between different energy players. Now that we have established this we can also take the next step and work to bring about the construction of a pilot plant at one of the sites,” said Johan Zettergren, Vice President Marketing and Business Development at Swedegas.

What the selected sites have in common is large-scale expansion plans for wind power and the aim of increasing the use of biofuels. Otherwise the conditions differ. The study shows that Gotland already has a surplus of electricity from wind power during certain periods. The region also has plans to increase the use of biogas and local industry that generates high levels of carbon dioxide emissions. Falkenberg has good access to a gas infrastructure, plans are in place for the expansion of wind power and a hydrogen gas filling station is being constructed. Piteå also has wide-reaching wind power plans and good access to forest materials for renewable energy production. Although it already has a surplus of electricity it also has a high level of energy use and high concentrations of carbon dioxide emissions


The survey has been conducted by ÅF at the request of the Swedish company for infrastructure management Swedegas and a number of energy bodies. The study has been supported by the Swedish Energy Agency through the Energy Research Institute.