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How Passionate Teaching Breeds Innovative Learning - TeachThought

How Passionate Teaching Breeds Innovative Learning - TeachThought | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it

"John Maeda grew up working in his family’s Seattle tofu store in the 1980s. He was a bright and curious student who self-taught himself some computer coding in high school with no internet to learn from. Like many high school students he had dreams, but very little direction. Getting good grades, working at his family’s store, and other high school responsibilities took up much of his time. He also openly admits to “thinking he knew it all” at a young age, and rarely asking for help. Yet, it was his math teacher, Mr. John Moyer, and his chemistry teacher, Mr. Tom Wakefield that helped him begin to “dream with direction.”"

 


Via John Evans
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

I absolutely loved this topic because it is 100% true. People are more inclined to learn about a subject if there is someone teaching them that makes it interesting. If you walk into a public highschool, a lot of teachers hate their job, hate giving homework because it is more for them to grade, and also just create a boring learning environment. Instead of engaging them into the lesson, they just give them something to take notes from or look up on the internet. We need more people like John Maeda who are curious and also have teachers that will guide them on a path to success.

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School invests in drone technology to stop exam cheats

School invests in drone technology to stop exam cheats | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it
A Belgian school appears to be following the lead of the US military and retail giant Amazon by utilising the latest advances in drone technology.

Via TechinBiz, Gust MEES
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

I think that having these on every test, in every classroom of every school would become very expesive for the school districts and school's themselves but it is a good idea for major testing. It is a very clever way to also be able to look back if there is any question of cheating.

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Helena Fonseca's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:52 AM

Será que vamos seguir este exemplo?

John Purificati's comment, January 13, 2014 7:09 AM
If we cannot show our students that we can trust what they do, then we are really are missing an important piece in this whole process of education. There are other favorable alternatives to the use of drones.
Constantine Andoniou's curator insight, January 13, 2014 7:54 AM
Video is in Dutch, but you 'll get the idea! I wonder what is next... shooting a smart bomb to the cheating student maybe...
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How Music Makes Us Feel Better

How Music Makes Us Feel Better | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it
The idea that music can have therapeutic value is far from new, and the data supporting it have grown even stronger…

Via Andrew McCluskey
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

I found this article very interesting because this could be the next big thing in medical advances. If they find music to help the healing process, we could improve our surgical survival rates along with our recovery from other diseases. As long as the patient finds the music enjoyable, it is proven to show accelerated recovery. Being able to test this experiment and find positive results is really a cool thing because it shows how our body responds to certain noises and frequencies.

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, December 13, 2013 1:42 PM

Interesting summary piece from the New Yorker a few months ago - the main focus being a study in Japanon recovery rates of mice after heart surgery with some groups being exposed to music and some not.  The takeaway - along with other studies referenced is that music is good for you and can make you feel better.  There's an interesting essay from Kimberly Sena Moore who used this article to question the whole idea that it's just "Music makes you feel good."  Her point is that music does so much more than just help in recovery, there are so many areas in which music affects us that distilling it down to just making you feel good seems a bit sophomoric and basic.  You can read Kimberley's post here:  http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-musical-self/201312/music-its-more-feel-good

Angie Mc's curator insight, December 14, 2013 9:22 PM

Music heals and uplifts. 

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The 9 Attributes of A Good Teacher

The 9 Attributes of A Good Teacher | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it

Via Gust MEES
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In public school today, it is extremely hard to find teachers like this. I think that these attributes are very important in a child's education. In other words, they are the educator, and therefore need to set an example for their kids and also believe in them! If they don't support their students, then they won't succeed because they dont believe in themselves. 

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Leonor Vargas Delgadillo's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:05 PM

Esros elementos aparentemente sencillos permiten que un docente sea competente en su area de experticia si los maneja y refleja a cabalidad

Com.En.Zar's curator insight, January 13, 2014 6:40 PM

¿Te quieres dedicar a la docencia? ¿Ya te dedicas? ¿Los cumples?

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 14, 2014 4:59 AM

Very nice sharing. Thank

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How To Always Take Action: Ditch The All Or Nothing Mindset

How To Always Take Action: Ditch The All Or Nothing Mindset | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it
All or nothing is associated with bravery, courage, and guts. But let's not forget that one of the possibilities in all or nothing is nothing.

Via Barb Jemmott
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

I agree with this article 100%. I have the "all or nothing" and "go big or go home" mindset in my head every time I go down a race course. This is a big factor in mental strength but it also helps me do better. muscle memory is not always the way to go, you need to push yourself to become better and when you're under pressure, you're most likely going to go by muscle memory. I have learned that a little bit each day is a lot better than a lot in one day and then failing later. repitition and practice make perfect. 

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Barb Jemmott's comment, January 13, 2014 8:26 AM
Great remarks Lindsay, thanks!
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What Teachers (And Students) Must Know About Cyberbullying - Edudemic

What Teachers (And Students) Must Know About Cyberbullying - Edudemic | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it
School isn't just about learning and books, as teachers are already well aware. For students, going to school also teaches them about a slew of life lessons - and interacting with others is at the top of that list.

Via John Evans
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Cyberbullying has become a major problem since smartphones first came out because it is right at your fingertips all the time. The rates of suicide have significantly gone up and people have suffered from low self-esteem and depression. 

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joseph's curator insight, January 11, 2014 11:16 PM

This relates to the idea that schools are now checking student facebooks and other media websites. some students are being suspended for cyber bullying and teachers are becomeing more aware of the fact that it happens often.

Brenda Robinson's curator insight, January 13, 2014 8:04 AM

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The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it
In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil.

Via Gust MEES
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

This article shows a very interesting view of how emotional intelligence can be good and bad at the same time. It can be bad because people will focus mainly on that and it isn't their main task, but it can help in the way that they will know when something can be threatening the well-being of another friend/ co-worker. Being able to critically analyze someone's emotions can be hard because you won't always be right and it can be understood differently.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 10, 2014 7:15 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=EQ

 

Leonor Vargas Delgadillo's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:08 PM

El poder entender a los estudiantes  en su individualidad como personas que entienden de diferentes formas nos permite ser los mediadores del conocimiento mas efectivos

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11 Ways To Become an Early Riser Like Most Successful People Do

11 Ways To Become an Early Riser Like Most Successful People Do | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it
So you’ve noticed all of those happy and productive early risers who always seem to be on top of things. You probably hate them a little–they’re just so damn productive!

Via Barb Jemmott
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

I really liked this article because it gives very insightful tips on how to wake up and be motivated for the rest of the day, instead of just being in a bad mood. I have even experienced for myself in the past few months and these tricks really do work! I go to the gym every morning at 5 before school and it completely changes my mood and energy level for the day.

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Mandie Holgate's curator insight, January 18, 2014 9:05 AM

Only this morning I pointed out some of the most successful business women I know were up early!

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7 Best Apps That Are Making History Subject Way More Engaging Than Ever

7 Best Apps That Are Making History Subject Way More Engaging Than Ever | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it
These apps facilitate students with everything about history – historical events and important personalities.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

Since most people are on the internet the majority of their day whether it is social media, work, email, or research, wouldn't it be so much easier to research things for school right on your phone and not get scrambled answers? YES! most teens use their smartphones to do their homework anyway, so why not make it a more reliable answer by having a certain app for it on their phone. Yes, it will increase the time they spend on their phones, but maybe it will make them learn more while their on them instead of being on Facebook or Instagram.

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Epict Italia's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:40 AM

per gli insegnanti di Storia

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6 Overlooked Skills That Are More Important Than You Think

6 Overlooked Skills That Are More Important Than You Think | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it

While you’re focused on learning the latest technical skill to succeed at your job, you may be failing to hone important basic skills. These skills—like thoughtfulness and active listening—aren’t always flashy, but they may be way more important than all your technical certifications.


Via Barb Jemmott
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

People don't realize how important these skills really are. I think that everyone should be required to take a class that relates to these skills before they're able to graduate highschool. If they don't have these skills, it will be very very hard for them to be successful in their workplace. I have always wanted to take a public speaking class just to boost my confidence of speaking in front of large groups, but I haven't been able to because of traveling, but it will happen before I go into college. I have been taught most of these skills by my parents, but it is experience that sharpens them.

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Stop Waiting for Happiness

Stop Waiting for Happiness | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it
You may be successful and wealthy, but you won’t find your life meaningful without happiness. What is happiness and why do we want to find the pursuit to it?

Via Barb Jemmott
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

This is very true. YOU must create YOUR own happiness. Don't wait around for other people to come by and congratualte you or convince you to do something that you've always wanted. Get out and do it youself. You have to do it for you, adn that is when you will truly become happy.

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According to New Study, There is No Link Between Violent Crime and Rap Music

According to New Study, There is No Link Between Violent Crime and Rap Music | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it
Violent Crime Rap Music Study

Via Andrew McCluskey
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

I must say, I do not agree with this article. I don't care if there are studies that show that there is no relationship, there are many other factors that are not counted. They might not link a relationship to crime, but it could contribute to it. Rap is mostly angry and derogatory and why would they sing about it if it didnt have an effect on them or they were totally warm-hearted people? Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that all rappers are criminals and horrible people, I'm jsut saying that there must be some relationship.

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, January 9, 2014 7:13 PM

This chestnut has been around for decades - did Elvis make people more promiscuous, does reggae turn you into a stoner and could there really be any other way? (Brownie points for those who get the reference!)  Whenever a disenfranchised part of society develops its own music - the people in power always hate it and seek to undermine its validity.  So no - white men in suits (and their crazy ass harpy wives,) Rap doesn't turn you into a violent killer - now - suburban domesticity with valium and scotch - that's a whole 'nother story...

Sarah Yarborough's curator insight, February 6, 2014 12:33 PM

Although this is just a reference to another article, if you follow the link to Philip Bump's article, it's actually pretty insightful.  No, he doesn't seem to be anyone of any stature. Is he credible? It's doubtful. But this article did help me realize that at least the topic I'm interested in is evident in news. People are asking themselves the exact same question that I am - is rap music really the horrible, crime causing rubbish that most Americans see it as? Or is it simply an outlet of creative expression, just in a way we are not particularly used to? 

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Target's data breach MUCH bigger than first thought - now more than 100,000,000 records

Target's data breach MUCH bigger than first thought - now more than 100,000,000 records | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it

US megaretailer Target is having a tough time of it.

Having said that, so are its customers - and even, as it now turns out, many of its non-customers, too.


Target has now joined companies li...

 

 

 

===> NOW more than 100,000,000 records !!! <===

 


Via Gust MEES
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

This article is very important because it effected so many people!  Not only the people that purchased items from target, but anyone who has ever had any contact information in the Target system. This has had a major impact on the business and the trust in their security system since the breach.People are definitely watching where they're spending their money.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 11, 2014 6:23 PM

 

===> NOW more than 100,000,000 records !!! <===

 

Leran more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=DATA-BREACHES

 

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7 Ways to Raise an Ethical Child

7 Ways to Raise an Ethical Child | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it
Why we must nurture children's hearts as well as minds: 7 ways to teach kids strong, ethical behavior and character in a decade of moral erosion

Via Gust MEES
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

I really liked this article because it teaches parents how important it is to be a role model to their children. Kids look up to their parents everyday and if their kids look up to bad decisions, cruel actions and just bad influences, then the chances of them being the same are very high. Here we are shown different ways to make sure that parents have a good moral influence on their children.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 12, 2014 12:01 PM

I particularly like the part that concerns  to train for positive assertion versus constant compliance. The compliance to please teachers versus the ownership of learning all  to please parents often provides a conflict for me. 

Jenn Alevy's comment, January 13, 2014 3:44 AM
The only concern I have and I have not read the book, is that her assertions seem to be feeding into the culture of fear and would like to see the stats she refers to when she says youth crime is on the rise. And whose morals is she talking about? People come from a variety of countries and cultures, I hope she does not assume we are all on the same page about 'moral' issues, she may be more conservative while others are more liberal in their beliefs.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 2014 9:30 PM

This is an important article. Some teachers find themselves in situations where they are teaching ethical behaviour to children. This is worth a read.

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Modernising education is about competences, not just technology

Modernising education is about competences, not just technology | Senior Seminar | Scoop.it

“Education is a kind of dynamic movement where improvements are based on the specific ability and competences of teachers. Turning our classical liceo into a modern liceo, using instruments to improve innovation and teaching, is our main goal. […] Our students go from absorbing lessons like a sponge into actors that play a real role in a cooperative technologically-supported class.”

 


Via Chris Carter, Gust MEES
Lindsay Ahmann's insight:

This article effected me in the way of how I learn best. I am an audible learner but i also like to have a hard book to flip the pages of and look back on, instead of having to switch screens . Part of me has an aversion to reading long articles/stories/content online because in a textbook, i can use post-it notes, fold over pages, and flip back and forth easily. It is great that they are trying to make everything uniform with teachers and students, but not everyone learns the same or enjoys staring at a screen for countless hours in order to finish their homework. The internet is also a huge distraction.

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