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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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SparkTruck

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SparkTruck is an educational build-mobile! Our mission is to spread the fun of hands-on learning to...
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How to manage for collective creativity

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What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of "Collective Genius," has studied some of the world's most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing -- from everyone in the company, not just the designated "creatives."
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Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Understanding what struggle can do for the brain can help learners, explains Stanford professor Carol Dweck.
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What I’ve learned: When teens lie

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The question that remains for most parents is how to minimize or eliminate any lying and what to do when you find that your teen has not been honest.
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The four traits of collaborative leadership

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In the latest in our series about The Future of Work, Katie McCrory explores the changing nature of leadership. Some say being a CEO is the loneliest job in the world. Perched right at the top of that org chart, responsible for every tough business decision, knowing you can never forge true friendsh...

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Collaboration: Key to Innovation

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Teaching students about product development uses all the core subjects, and it begins with teachers willing to create their own atmosphere of collaborative innovation.
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Want to Get More Girls Into STEM? Give Them Real-World Work

Want to Get More Girls Into STEM? Give Them Real-World Work | Cuppa | Scoop.it
A high school program’s combination of strong, fun female role models and hands-on learning has helped boost girls’ confidence and excitement about tech.
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Why Schools Need More 'Hybrid' Teaching Roles

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Too many good teachers are forced to leave the classroom just because they want new challenges and a sense of advancement, English teacher Paul Barnwell says.
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Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup | Cuppa | Scoop.it
The fourth annual Digital Learning Day will be on March 13, 2015. We’ve compiled some useful resources to help you celebrate the day with your class and support digital learners all year long.
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When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Distributed leadership is not about delegating tasks, but giving individuals ownership over outcomes and creating a culture of innovation.
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Instead of Framing ‘Failure’ As a Positive, Why Not Just Use Positive Words?

Instead of Framing ‘Failure’ As a Positive, Why Not Just Use Positive Words? | Cuppa | Scoop.it
The importance of positive language within how society conceptualizes learning is evident for the growth of student potential and learning.
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12 Choices to Help You Step Back from Burnout

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Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis believes teacher burnout is the result of choices that we make. To counter those fateful decisions, she offers 12 positive choices centered on reasonable priorities, self-care, and good attitudes.
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Learning Through Tinkering

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If we want children to be independent thinkers, we should give them the tools — and the challenges — to figure stuff out for themselves.
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7 Things People With Hidden Depression Do

Many people are hiding their depression with great ingenuity. Take steps to help with this serious condition before it causes even more trauma and tragedy.
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Her story is pretty funny, but the lesson at the end will change the way you think about blaming.

Her story is pretty funny, but the lesson at the end will change the way you think about blaming. | Cuppa | Scoop.it
In focus: What's really going on when we blame.
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Parents, you’ve been doing pep talks all wrong - The Boston Globe

Parents, you’ve been doing pep talks all wrong - The Boston Globe | Cuppa | Scoop.it
But don’t worry, this sports psychologist tells you how to get them right.
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Ed tech that needs nothing but a TV and VCR? - The Hechinger Report

Ed tech that needs nothing but a TV and VCR? - The Hechinger Report | Cuppa | Scoop.it
MIT BLOSSOMS, one of the most exciting and effective uses of educational technology to help high school students learn math and science, doesn’t boast the latest in artificial intelligence or adaptive algorithms. Its secret weapon is, rather, a canny understanding of human psychology—both students’ and teachers’. Technologically speaking, its basic model could be executed with …
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The Right Way to End a Meeting

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With closure.
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Learning Disabled or School Disabled? - Independent Ideas Blog

Learning Disabled or School Disabled? - Independent Ideas Blog | Cuppa | Scoop.it
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.
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Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn’t Telling

Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn’t Telling | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Yik Yak, a social media app that serves as a local bulletin board, has proved popular especially on college campuses, but the cover of anonymity it offers allows for some unfettered nastiness.
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What Happens When Teens Try to Disconnect From Tech For Three Days

What Happens When Teens Try to Disconnect From Tech For Three Days | Cuppa | Scoop.it
When students sealed up their phones in manilla envelopes for three days, they had a chance to reflect on the role of tech in their relationships and their lives.
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How Maker Culture Builds Stronger Learning Communities

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An innovative youth leadership program called Public Workshop has been partnering with high school students to remake their environment.
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How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning

How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Palo Alto High School teacher Esther Wojcicki shares her guidelines on creating a culture of trust, respect and independence for blended learning.
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