Prize-winning novelist Jeanette Winterson has called for the government to remove libraries from council leisure budgets and put them into the education (RT @LondonBookFair: Award-winning author calls for libraries to be included in education budget...
"Innovation must both create and destroy value, says Jeff DeGraff, a world-renowned thought leader and executive and innovation expert. He points out that most traditional wisdom and religions have figures who create the world and figures who destroy it, and that Pablo Picasso even called himself the “great destroyer” even though he was responsible for many art movements in the 20th century. 'The challenge is, until you make room for something new, there will be no opportunity to do something,' DeGraff says."
WDL is currently looking at Digital Literacy and how we can improve the odds. Although this is a 2012 resource, it shows a growing trend of digital literacy need among the community and a failure to match resources with the demand.
Judy Willis, a neurologist & middle grades teacher, says adolescent brains learn more through interactive, interdependent group work.
Did you know that "peer group influence plays an important developmental role in the psychosocial process of separation from parents"? What does this mean to teachers of middle school students? That "interactive, interdependent group work" helps middle school students "build happy, learning brains."
This post will help you learn more about brain science, successful group work, how to plan for success, provides some researched-based guidelines and more.