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7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development - Getting Smart by Laura Conley

7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development - Getting Smart by Laura Conley | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Arriving home from San Diego and having just attended the ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) conference I was scheduled to facilitate an all-day professional development for our district.
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Expelled in preschool - The Hechinger Report

CHICAGO — A few years ago, 4-year-old Danny was on the verge of being expelled from a Chicago preschool for violent behavior when a woman named Lauren Wiley was called in to help. She met with the boy’s teacher, who thought he needed to be medicated for attention deficit disorder. But as Wiley listened, the teacher …
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Social Justice: A Whole-School Approach

Social Justice: A Whole-School Approach | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Read about a social justice-based school that addresses larger issues as a learning community, builds curriculum around service learning, and regularly involves families.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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Former admissions director: Parents, calm down. Let Harvard go.

Former admissions director: Parents, calm down. Let Harvard go. | Cuppa | Scoop.it
A former admissions director for elite universities breaks it to parents: There's nothing YOU can do. Let go.
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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. What seemed like on-the-fringe experiments, like game-based learning, have turned into real trends, and have gradually made their way into many (though certainly not most) classrooms.
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The case for emotional hygiene

The case for emotional hygiene | Cuppa | Scoop.it
We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
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Future Ready: Roadmaps to Tech Integration

Future Ready: Roadmaps to Tech Integration | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Effective tech integration begins with strong leadership, mutual trust among all players and stakeholders, and a logical, sustainable plan.
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6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.
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7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education

7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education | Cuppa | Scoop.it
In addition to teaching skills such as organizing and public speaking, arts education encourages students to take risks and helps prepare them for becoming courageous leaders.
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To My Daughter, At Halftime

To My Daughter, At Halftime | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Although other moms have warned me that the second half is hard -- perhaps the hardest -- part of having a daughter, I think we're ready to tackle it. Like any good coach, I've got a game plan, and I know what worked in the first half probably won't ...
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How To Manage Your Anxiety About Your Kids

How To Manage Your Anxiety About Your Kids | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Anxiety is like a bell curve, peaking and decreasing over a matter of minutes, but people don't realize this, because they usually don't stay in anxiety-provoking situations long enough to see that eventually, their anxiety will go down....
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Stop Wanting Your Kids To Be Happy | KQED

Stop Wanting Your Kids To Be Happy | KQED | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Most parents say they just want their kids to be happy adults. Erica Reischer says that's a mistake.
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How Mindfulness Can Jumpstart Our Exercise Routines

How Mindfulness Can Jumpstart Our Exercise Routines | Cuppa | Scoop.it
By paying more attention to the experience of exercise itself, even the most reluctant of exercisers might begin to find pleasure in movement.
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Constructivism and Authentic Assessment

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Constructivism is a theory about how people learn. Constructivists believe that people construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world by experiencing things and reflecting on those ex...
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The case for emotional hygiene

The case for emotional hygiene | Cuppa | Scoop.it
We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
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It's so important to heal the wounds that keep us from being whole.

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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between basic su
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Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks

Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks | Cuppa | Scoop.it
By adding a fun, creative element of focus and stillness to a classroom routine, you can help your students learn to appreciate and practice self-regulation.
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Use ThingLink to Power STEM or STEAM Projects

Use ThingLink to Power STEM or STEAM Projects | Cuppa | Scoop.it

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Susan Oxnevad's curator insight, February 8, 12:31 PM

If you are an educator who uses the STEM or STEAM model to provide students with project based learning experiences, you might want to try using ThingLink to power your projects. Not only will you discover the endless possibilities that exist for using this flexible tool, if you submit your project to one of the ThingLink Creative Challenges you can win a prize!

Currently there are four education related challenges to choose from, each focusing on STEAM and the related disciplines. All of the challenges are available on the Creative Challenges site. 

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | Cuppa | Scoop.it
I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, February 5, 3:45 AM

A helpful and creative checklist for self assessment

M. Begoña Arenas Romero's curator insight, February 6, 4:04 AM

quite a complete overview!

Light Core's curator insight, February 8, 6:45 PM

Are you and your company evolving and upgrading your skills? Why? Why not?

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6 Ways to Honor the Learning Process in Your Classroom

6 Ways to Honor the Learning Process in Your Classroom | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Terry Heick reflects on the fluid nature of student learning and how assessment needs to reflect that, and then suggests six strategies for enhancing depth of understanding.
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