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Breaking down the barriers to girls’ education | Global Partnership for Education

Breaking down the barriers to girls’ education | Global Partnership for Education | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
Infographic: Learn what is keeping girls out of school and how the Global Partnership for Education is addressing these challenges
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Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books

Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
Researchers at Poland’s Institute of Nuclear Physics found complex ‘fractal’ patterning of sentences in literature, particularly in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, which resemble ‘ideal’ maths seen in nature...
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Is There Hope for a Return to Common Sense in Early Childhood Education?

Is There Hope for a Return to Common Sense in Early Childhood Education? | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
I have watched in disbelief as preschoolers have been pushed to acquire knowledge at younger and younger ages.
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Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong

Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.
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New study suggests we're sending our kids to school too young

New study suggests we're sending our kids to school too young | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
How old should our children be before they start a formal education?
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How Educators Can Manage Stress and Build Resilience

How Educators Can Manage Stress and Build Resilience | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
Noticing the micro-moments of hope, growth, beauty, and inspiration is a key resilience building skill. Here's some suggestions on how to do it.
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Ajit Narayanan: A word game to communicate in any language | TED Talk | TED.com

Ajit Narayanan: A word game to communicate in any language | TED Talk | TED.com | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
While working with kids who have trouble speaking, Ajit Narayanan sketched out a way to think about language in pictures, to relate words and concepts in "maps." The idea now powers an app that helps nonverbal people communicate, and the big idea...
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How Learning 11 Languages Taught Me 11 Crucial Lessons

How Learning 11 Languages Taught Me 11 Crucial Lessons | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
Here’s a wake-up call for all those who dream of becoming multilingual: just do it! Luca Lampariello talks about his motivation for learning 11 languages.
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Out of school children

Out of school children | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
Millions of children are excluded from school because of poverty, gender and where they live. Closing the gap is vital if we are to achieve Education for All. Data from the Initiative on Out-of-School Children explains: on.unesco.org/oosci-global
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The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
Here is a new post from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, author of a number of popular posts on this blog, including “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today,” as well as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids...
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How to Help Kids Find Their Aspirations

How to Help Kids Find Their Aspirations | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
A lot of kids have big dreams about what they want to do as adults -- whether that’s become a professional athlete or a teacher -- but no idea of what it takes to get there. Here are ideas on how to help them find their aspirations.
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Artists' brains are structurally different, study finds

Artists' brains are structurally different, study finds | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
Do artists have different brains than the rest of us? Or do our brains change when we do art regularly? A study published last week in the journal NeuroImage confirms that artists do indeed have different brains -- and regular art practice can permanently change our brain structures. Researchers took extremely detailed pictures of 21 artists’ and 23 non-artists’ brains and found key differences in a region associated with fine motor control and memory. The study was small, but the re
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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.
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Teacher motivation in low–income contexts | Global Partnership for Education

Teacher motivation in low–income contexts | Global Partnership for Education | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
The world needs teachers. In the next 14 years, almost 26 million teachers will need to be recruited just to provide every child with a primary education
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Is There Hope for a Return to Common Sense in Early Childhood Education?

Is There Hope for a Return to Common Sense in Early Childhood Education? | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
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The Executive Function Skills Every Kid Needs

The Executive Function Skills Every Kid Needs | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
These techniques used by educators to teach "executive function" will help your child succeed at practically anything.
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10 great books that all children should read

10 great books that all children should read | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
A selection of some of the best books to share between children and parents on the topic of family and friends.
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Rude vs. Mean vs. Bullying: Defining the Differences

Rude vs. Mean vs. Bullying: Defining the Differences | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
It is important to distinguish between rude, mean and bullying so that teachers, school administrators, police, youth workers, parents and kids all know what to pay attention to and when to intervene.
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Dr Shaun Nugent's later life switch from smash repairs to medicine

Dr Shaun Nugent's later life switch from smash repairs to medicine | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
A Dubbo doctor urges year 12 students not to get stressed; he was a panel beater for 11 years.
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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.
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Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need | Edutopia

Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need | Edutopia | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
At Albemarle County Public Schools, flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation.
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The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
Here is a new post from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, author of a number of popular posts on this blog, including “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today,” as well as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids...
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Elon Musk Builds Alternative “Un-School” Without Grades For His Children

Elon Musk Builds Alternative “Un-School” Without Grades For His Children | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
"I didn't see the regular schools doing the things I thought should be done," Musk said.
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Education pioneer debunks 'earlier is better' approach to childhood education | College of Education | U of I

Education pioneer debunks 'earlier is better' approach to childhood education | College of Education | U of I | Educational Thinking! | Scoop.it
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