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Interesting and Fun Facts | Mental Health & Brain Facts | Crazy Health Facts

Interesting and Fun Facts | Mental Health & Brain Facts | Crazy Health Facts | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Hundreds of interesting and fun facts about mental health that you didn't know. Updated weekly with fun facts and information about sleep, dreams, the brain, and mental disorders!
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The more we know the better we can all work together to help de-stigmatize mental health issues in our society. Let's start with the facts.

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Teen suicide doesn't discriminate: Opinion

Teen suicide doesn't discriminate: Opinion | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
One in eight teens will suffer a depressive episode prior to reaching adulthood.
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"One in eight teens will suffer a depressive episode prior to reaching adulthood. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death in teens. Parents need to understand this underreported danger that can impact any family."

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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms (Classroom Excellence Defined: 32 Characteristics http://t.co/gi4ZZoP6lw via @teachthought #education #EducationInnovation #pedagogy)...
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Teaching to Transgress

@a_h_t_r on that note, 'teaching to transgress' by bell hooks is required reading for any educator: http://t.co/5swr9lJcMH
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You had me at Freire. 

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Teaching Emotional Literacy

Teaching Emotional Literacy | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
I recently had the opportunity to appear on Science Friday with Marc Brackett, the Director of Yale's new Center for Emotional Intelligence in Education. Ira Flatow, the host, spoke with us about
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Emotional Intelligence Quotient is as important as IQ.

Nurture and nature need each other.

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Brain-based Learning Design Principles

http://t.co/nRRgqQ9EpQ Brain Based Learning has so many connections with what we already do #WT #brainbasedlearning
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Brain based learning strategies make the difference for all learners.

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RT @Bernolf: Innovating Pedagogy Report 2013: exploring 10 new forms of teaching, learning and assessment. #onderwijs http://t.co/k5ieimVA2T
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An insightful look into possibilities shaping the future of education.

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Online education... and zombies: AMC turns The Walking Dead into a free online course

Online education... and zombies: AMC turns The Walking Dead into a free online course | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Cable network AMC is teaming up with education technology company Instructure and the University of California at Irvine for a massive open online course based on the popular television series The Walking Dead.
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What makes this so relevant is its use of modern media. EDUdinosaurs beware. Zombie learning apocalypse coming! MOOCs are staking their claim within education.

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Nicolas Martinez's comment, September 9, 2013 7:08 PM
It is looks to be very fun and interesting. Children will learn and enjoy at the same time. Wish they would do this to my favorite TV shows and maybe even video games.
Will Gourley's comment, September 9, 2013 9:13 PM
Took a philosophy course where we watched the Matrix for 12 hours, then Blade Runner, La Jettee and Eternal Sunshine... #mindblown for many weeks afterwards.
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Lifting the lid on common teaching myths | TES New Teachers

Lifting the lid on common teaching myths | TES New Teachers | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Don’t smile ‘till Christmas and start off being hard on the kids, you can always soften up later - myths or reality?
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15 Celebs with Learning Differences | Visual.ly

15 Celebs with Learning Differences | Visual.ly | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Learning differences aren’t learning limits! Both Justin Timberlake and Will Smith didn’t let ADHD stand in their way of success. You can see whic
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The advent of differentiated instruction and mulitiple intelligence theory affords all teachers the tools to develop the strengths and understand the areas of need of their learners.

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Is Global Mental Health ready for Education 3.0?

Is Global Mental Health ready for Education 3.0? | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
An exciting journey along recent innovations and developments in education, and a plea for a shift in the teaching/training approach in the global mental health. INTRODUCTION: The problem: All low ...
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This is an excellent companion to Jackie Gerstein's

Schools are doing Education 1.0...

http://goo.gl/t7d2T

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Nicolas Martinez's comment, September 5, 2013 6:55 PM
Just to show school is more successful with technology/Internet. Kind of similar to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vsCAM17O-M
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Thank you for the link.
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Cosmic Apprentice: Dorion Sagan on Why Science and Philosophy Need Each Other

Cosmic Apprentice: Dorion Sagan on Why Science and Philosophy Need Each Other | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
"A good scientific theory shines its light, revealing the world's fearful symmetry. And its failure is also a success, as it shows us where
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"The difference between science and philosophy is that the scientist learns more and more about less and less until she knows everything about nothing, whereas a philosopher learns less and less about more and more until he knows nothing about everything."

 

It's never a bad time to teach philosophy in the elementary or middle school class. Thinking is thinking no matter when and how it's done. l;-)

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4 Ways Sugar Could Be Harming Your Mental Health

4 Ways Sugar Could Be Harming Your Mental Health | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
A high-sugar diet impacts both physical and mental health. (Too much sugar can have a negative impact on both your physical and mental health.
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How do we ensure that our learners and their families are able to change a habit of buying over prepared, over processed and harmful foods? 

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Nicolas Martinez's comment, September 3, 2013 7:55 PM
How to replace sugar with a more healthy food? How dp we ensurethat our learners will choose more natural foods than processed onesÉ
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Ones?
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Happy to share.
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Public Pedagogy through Video Games: - Game Based Learning .:: Video Games, Social Media & Learning ::.

Public Pedagogy through Video Games: - Game Based Learning .:: Video Games, Social Media & Learning ::. | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
James Paul Gee & Elizabeth Hayes - It has been common for some time to see the formal learning in school compared unfavorably to informal learning out of school (Cross, 2006).
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"When a word is associated with a verbal definition, we say it has a verbal meaning.  When it is associated with an image, action, goal, experience, or dialogue, we say it has a situated meaning.  Situated meanings are crucial for understandings that lead to being able to apply one’s knowledge to problem solving.  Verbal meanings may lead to test passing, but the evidence is that, absent situated meanings, they do not lead to real-world problem solving, such as learning science in school (Gee, 2004; 2007)."

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Ed Tech Coaching: The Ed Tech Challenge: What is this Digital Shift, and How Do We Make it Happen?

Ed Tech Coaching: The Ed Tech Challenge: What is this Digital Shift, and How Do We Make it Happen? | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
#edtech #pedagogy RT @KleinErin: The Ed Tech Challenge: What is this Digital Shift, and How Do We Make it Happen? http://t.co/sM6Gf1OMpi
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Check out this site too.

http://www.edtechchallenge.com/

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How Schools Design Classroom Games for Learning

How Schools Design Classroom Games for Learning | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Game-based learning has become synonymous with educational video games in some circles, but low-tech games have been used with great success in classrooms for a while.
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Paraphrased from the text...learning happens by doing something. And that something must be challenging.

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Coffee Good for Mental Health and Reduces Suicide Risk, Study Finds

Coffee Good for Mental Health and Reduces Suicide Risk, Study Finds | Constant Learning | Scoop.it

For years, coffee has suffered a bad rap, suspected of causing high blood pressure and contributing to heart disease, ulcers, and diabetes.

 

Most recently, Senator Durbin used caffeinated energy drinks as an example of the dangerous and ‘unregulated’ supplement industry, which he proposes should be regulated like the drug industry. But mounting research is casting doubt on the “common wisdom” that coffee is nothing but bad for you.

 

Certainly, coffee should not be used in excess. However, study after study has failed to prove that moderate coffee consumption increases your risk for cardiovascular disease or any other serious illness.

 

In fact, it’s beginning to look like coffee—at least in moderation—may have a number of unrecognized health-promoting properties.

 

Part of the confusion is that while caffeine in and of itself is a potent and addictive drug, coffee made from whole roasted coffee beans is also a whole food, containing a wide range of micronutrients in addition to caffeine.

 

As a result of evaluating the growing list of therapeutic benefits, I’ve changed my recommendations on coffee consumption, placing the emphasis on making sure it’s fresh, organic, and consumed black, should you decide to drink it.


Via Jonathan Middleton
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Finally! Science has caught up to my opinion. Coffee is awesome and prevents me from a myriad of potential mental health issues. Now hand it over!

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Learn the Signs: Identifying Childhood Mental Health Disorders

Learn the Signs: Identifying Childhood Mental Health Disorders | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
If you take a look inside any of your local K-12 classrooms, it’s extremely likely that you’ll see a student who is suffering from a mental health disorder sitting amongst his or her peers. That’s ...
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Mental health matters require constant dialogue between teachers and students, students and students and between teachers and teachers.

No one should suffer in silence.

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Polyphonic Teaching with Digital Learning Tools

Polyphonic Teaching with Digital Learning Tools | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
I have developed a pedagogical framework (see eDidaktik.dk) that can help teachers assess whether a digital tool is suitable for a monological, dialogical or polyphonic form of teaching.
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Each one teach one. Allowing the students to become co-constructors and co-instructors.

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So now you're a teacher... - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

So now you're a teacher... - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
RT @readywriting: RT @mattthomas: “Good pedagogy often involves theft.” —@briancroxall, http://t.co/6kLBnrcKHM #FYCchat is all about that!
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The More Things Change, the More Our Objections to Change Stay the Same

The More Things Change, the More Our Objections to Change Stay the Same | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Five ways to make real progress.
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from the text..." The essence of creativity, he argues, is "figuring out how to use what you already know in order to go beyond what you already think." The most effective leaders I've met don't turn their back on the past. They reinterpret what's come before to develop a line of sight into what comes next."

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Digital Aristotle: Thoughts on the Future of Education

Some thoughts on teachers, students and the Future of Education. If there's a bookish child in your life, you should get them a copy of The Way Things Work: ...
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Underviewed video on how transmissionist education will not propel education forward. However, instead of an Aristotle like tutor, the internet and digital pedagogy are able to provide education/clarity of concepts at the click of a button. Neat!

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Brain-Based Learning Strategies

Brain-Based Learning Strategies | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
What is Brain-Based Learning? Brain-Based Education is the purposeful engagement of strategies that apply to how our brain works in the context...

Via Sally DeCost, Tina Rettler-Pagel
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Movement, differentiation, engagement, empowerment and opportunity are critical to foster a brain based learning space.

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how-high-achieving-countries-develop-great-teachers.pdf

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Perhaps less is more when it comes to education. How do teachers maximize their opportunities to develop their accumen, in PD while providing optimal learning experiences for students?

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