Over the past 10 days, the Barnesville and Steubenville high school mat teams have combined to help a Steubenville youth that has been stricken with the toughest opponent of all — cancer.,“We found out about it while we were in Steubenville for the (Ohio Athletic Committee) Junior High School Districts,” Barnesville wrestling coach Jayson Stephen explained.,The annual Buckeye 8 Tournament will be held Saturday inside ‘The Hangar’ on the campus of Union Local High School.,Division III schools are split between Barnesville High School and Sandy Valley High School in Magnolia, while Division II schools head to Claymont High School in Uhrichsville and Steubenville High’s Crimson Center.,The 82nd annual Ohio state tournament will be staged March 7-8-9 inside the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University.

Step One: Understand Your Priorities When Setting Goals

You’ve probably been told in the past to set SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound) goals.,By textbook standards, it’s a great goal, but it skips one critical step — it doesn’t consider your other priorities in life.,If you’re the owner of a company with 200 employees; highly involved in your community; have young children; and travel several times a month for work, your priorities might look like this: 1.,Health and fitness read more

A station was set up with a view to upgrading as a centre to showcase the progress on community radio projector in the Asian region.,The SLBC hierarchy was totally ignorant regarding the mass appeal and close affinity the MCR shared with the rural community and its integral role as a publicity medium at the grassroots level.,Inventories of all items at every MCR centre and the balance funds were diverted through the UNDP and the UNESCO mission found no discrepancy in receipts and expenditure.,The equipment for the Embilipitiya MCR centre were taken over by the SLBC authorities.,Jayaweera initiated the Palaly Radio Centre which provided the forces with a strong publicity arm.

The acronym, which he sets out in his bestseller Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding Of Happiness And Well-Being, stands for just about everything you need to know about fostering happiness:

Seligman’s research suggests workers are happiest when they’re lost in a meaningful project, working toward a higher goal, or being helpful.,(Interestingly, research shows that the one time money does make people happy on a lasting basis is when it improves their social rank (i.e., makes them richer than their friends and work colleagues).,“The goals you set, the culture you foster, the habits you cultivate, the way you interact with workers, how you think about stress—all these can be managed to increase your staff’s happiness and your chances of success,” says Achor.,Developing new habits, nurturing your employees, and thinking positively about stress are good ways to start (and next up we’ll provide more ways you can support a culture of happiness among your team).,In their book The Progress Principle, Harvard researchers Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer make a strong case that of all the things that can boost motivation during a workday, the single most important is making progress on meaningful work. read more

Since the founding of STiR—an NGO that uses networks to motivate teachers and teacher-support officials within governments—nearly seven years ago, we’ve been playing with a proverbial broom, not quite knowing where we best fit within government-run education systems.,Each time, the impetus for testing a new sweet spot wasn’t the result of great internal wisdom; it was pressure from sage leaders within government-run education systems who saw a path we didn’t.,Last year, for example, the Delhi education government system achieved the best academic results in its history, with government schools even overtaking private schools.,But much of the new systems research coming out of DFID’s RISE Education Systems Research Programme and elsewhere shows that demotivated teachers and local officials often fail to internalize and sometimes actively resist strong technical interventions.,For example, the Delhi system initially lacked a well-functioning cadre of officials to run the teacher networks within its large secondary schools.

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A new report from Move.org finds which states pay the most and the least for utilities and you're not going to like this news.,The driver of the vehicle was being assessed for injuries by emergency medical personnel.,Patch PM shares a few of the day's must-read items from our Connecticut network.,The Patch community platform serves more than 100 communities all across Connecticut in Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, New London, Hartford, Tolland, and Litchfield counties.,Find Your Patch and more news of the day, including our most-read stories read more

Whether through parochialism or small-mindedness, the Eastern Connecticut Conference has always felt like mid-major in state high school athletics, a compilation of too many schools comfortable scheduling each other and afraid of the deeper end.,At 5:30, the St. Bernard boys played defending Division II state basketball champion Immaculate, a game whose result recalled the old days when visitors left St. Bernard's gym dissatisfied.,There's more: The ECC is a proud member of the Connecticut High School Football Alliance, a cooperative venture that began with the ECC, Southern Connecticut Conference and South-West Conference, then added the Central Connecticut Conference and Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference this winter.,Remember, too, that the ECC is the only league in Connecticut that will play its boys' basketball championship game at Mohegan Sun, site of the state championships in March.,There's a whole state out there, more media coverage of high school sports than ever and an opportunity for exposure as never before.

Despite falling to No. 2 Minster over the weekend, Ottoville rose three spots in the Division IV state poll as a part of the newest Associated Press girls state basketball poll released on Tuesday.,The Lady Green are ranked seventh in the state in Division IV, five points behind sixth-place Fairfield Christian.,Of area interest, Sylvania Southview stayed pat at No. 9 in Division I, garnering a first-place vote.,Pickerington Central (Division I), Columbus Africentric (D-III) and Fort Loramie (D-IV) held onto their No. 1 positions in their respective divisions while Dayton Carroll took over the No. 1 spot from last week’s No. 1, New Philadelphia.,How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

1, Pickerington Cent. read more

Those lyrics are reflected in one stark statistic given to us by Gallup in their State of the Global Workplace report: 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work.,If I were to put Ms. Tempest’s lyrics in front of you and say, “This is what one of your employees is saying about their job.”,In short, he explains that the distinction between these two kinds of motivations looks like this:

Extrinsic motivation is the kind of motivation driven by the promise of some external reward, (e.g., a paycheck, a pay raise or the fear of losing a job).,Called the SEEKING system, it is “believed to function as an objectless appetitive system — a ‘goad without a goal’ — until the exploratory disposition it produces leads to the discovery and learning of useful regularities.”,According to the Gallup data, the majority of the disengaged employees still show up and do their jobs (i.e., enough to get the extrinsic reward of the paycheck). read more