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5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers

5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
Teachers may offer up a killer classroom library and carve out class time for silent reading, but these two things do not guarantee prolific reading, or even moderate reading from your students. One of my goals when I was teaching high school was this: to have students fall in love with reading while they were in my classroom (or at least like it a little more).

So how do you motivate secondary students in a deeper, lifelong reader way? It's not just about helping a student find that right book, as teachers often see as the ultimate mission, but it's about giving reasons for reading -- and really good ones. Because let's face it, there's plenty of stuff we all have to read that we may not be crazy about, but we know it's good for us. The following motivators are inspired by educator Kelly Gallagher's book, Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School.

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Digital note taking in chrome

Digital note taking in chrome | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
Drop the meaningless links, the rummage in your mailbox, lost articles in read later silos, and copy-pasting into docs to see content and context together.
Candy lets you capture ideas in an easy, beautiful way.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 10, 1:13 AM

This is a great note taking tool for Chrome.

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9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes — Life Tips

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes - Life Tips - Medium
Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of “you’re so…
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#YouCanLearnAnything

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Last Friday, I participated in a Leadership Learning Team meeting with other educators in our school board.  It was a great opportunity to think about the way we teach, and we were challenged to share this learning with others.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 21, 12:13 AM

Here's one teacher's story. I love the hashtag.

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Here's one teacher's story. I love the hashtag.

Angela Watkins's curator insight, March 21, 7:57 PM

Here's one teacher's story. I love the hashtag.

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Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal. | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
Commit to daily reflection.

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The suggestions about finding a quiet spot and handwriting are good. I find, when I am writing, taking the time to write in a quiet spot and, then, keyboarding can be very helpful. It is like having a conversation with myself.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 16, 3:45 PM
The suggestions about finding a quiet spot and handwriting are good. I find, when I am writing, taking the time to write in a quiet spot and, then, keyboarding can be very helpful. It is like having a conversation with myself.
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These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital

These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital | Life Lessons | Scoop.it

"Yes, globalization. For many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. At worst, it harkens back to acrid debates about trade deficits, currency wars and jobs moving to China. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital."

 

Tags: technology, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic.


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Alex Smiga's curator insight, March 14, 7:31 PM
The times, they are a-changin'
Alisha Meyer's curator insight, March 24, 9:04 AM
Our world is changing, that is inevitable.  It's how we decide to use the technology and knowledge we now have to better ourselves or destroy ourselves.
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6 of The Best TED Ed Riddles to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 of The Best TED Ed Riddles to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
TED Ed is one of our favourite video resources we have been recommending for teachers over the last few years. It features short video explanations (usually less than 5 minutes long) covering different educational topics. The clips are professionally animated using a wide range of visual illustrations to hook in the viewers and keep them engaged. We have already shared some very good TED Ed videos on Math, writing, and several other subject areas. In today’s post we want to highlight some challenging TED Ed riddles to share with your students. These are short brain teasers to engage your students in problem solving activities in which they have to make use of different learning skills to solve the riddles. Here is the list:

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 14, 1:12 AM
Links her to other TED Ed materials too
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These are great! They can be used for fun, warm-up activities or to engage in critical thinking exercises. 
 
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Makey Makey | Lesson Plans

Makey Makey | Lesson Plans | Life Lessons | Scoop.it

Includes:

 

     * ELA Candid Camera Lesson Plan

     * Distance Rate and Time for Math/Science/Physics

     * Game Controller Challenge

     * Interactive Room Challenge

     * Interactive Word Problem Posters

     * ELA Logic Puzzles Lesson Plan

     * Musical Water Lesson Plan

     * Simple Circuits Challenge

     * Math/Science Classify and Sort Lesson Plan

     * Spanish (Dual Language) Lesson Plan


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Ciara Teel's curator insight, August 5, 2015 6:09 PM

Love learning how to use my Makey Makey.I already have a plan for our meet n greet. Watch for a video Friday evening. 

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What Are You Flying Over? This App Will Tell You

What Are You Flying Over? This App Will Tell You | Life Lessons | Scoop.it

Flyover Country uses maps and data from various geological and paleontological databases to identify and give information on the landscape passing beneath a plane. The user will see features tagged on a map corresponding to the ground below. To explain the features in depth, the app relies on cached Wikipedia articles. Since it works solely with a phone’s GPS, there’s no need for a user to purchase in-flight wifi. Sitting in your window seat, you can peer down on natural features like glaciers and man-made features, such as mines, and read articles about them at the same time.

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, technology, physical, geology.


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YEC Geo's curator insight, March 12, 10:01 AM
Kind of like your own personal Google Earth.
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Quick Rubric

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Quick Rubric – FREE, fast and simple rubric creator

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Isabel García's curator insight, March 24, 5:04 AM

A useful template for creating rubrics.

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, March 26, 11:29 PM

A useful template for creating rubrics.

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, April 4, 4:54 AM

This rubric generator looks like a good tool to create rubrics in a hurry. Definitely one to explore:

This rubric generator looks like a good tool to create rubrics in a hurry. Definitely one to explore!

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Plot Generator

Plot Generator | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
Automatically generate a story plot for film or paperback and using key words of your choice. Select from a variety of styles and either publish them online or destroy them forever.

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coro zapata's curator insight, March 20, 8:39 PM

Great way to stimulate imagination

Flurries Unlimited's curator insight, March 28, 6:51 PM

Great way to stimulate imagination

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, March 30, 4:28 AM

Great way to stimulate imagination

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Why My Goals Are Never Smart — Life Tips. — Medium

Why My Goals Are Never Smart - Life Tips. - Medium
If you ever read anything about goal setting, you’ve probably come across the idea of SMART goals. Smart stands for:
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11 Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed

11 Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed | Life Lessons | Scoop.it

There are a ton of qualities that can help you succeed, and the more carefully a quality has been studied, the more you know it's worth your time and energy.

Angela Lee Duckworth was teaching seventh grade when she noticed that the material wasn't too advanced for any of her students. They all had the ability to grasp the material if they put in the time and effort. Her highest-performing students weren't those who had the most natural talent; they were the students who had that extra something that motivated them to work harder than everyone else.

Angela grew fascinated by this "extra something" in her students and, since she had a fair amount of it herself, she quit her teaching job so that she could study the concept while obtaining a graduate degree in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her study, which is ongoing, has already yielded some interesting findings. She's analyzed a bevy of people to whom success is important: students, military personnel, salespeople, and spelling bee contestants, to name a few. Over time, she has come to the conclusion that the majority of successful people all share one critical thing--grit.

Grit is that "extra something" that separates the most successful people from the rest. It's the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 11, 4:45 PM

Grit is as difficult to develop as it is important. Learn how to build this skill and give yourself an edge in life.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 15, 4:00 AM

Grit, doggedness, and the ability to plod in spite of odds that seem to be heaped against us are the age old qualities identified in successful people. This reminds me about how Robert the Bruce gained inspiration from a spider that fell down each time it climbed up on to a web. This happened many times and finally it managed to climb on. Robert gained a lot of inspiration from this incident. In many cases successful people are also self-motivated, and they don't go for instant gratification. The Article, 11 Signs gave me reason to savour life in spite of all the spanners it might throw into the works!

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Modernizing Lifeline Program to Provide Affordable Broadband for Low-Income Families | Alliance For Excellent Education

Modernizing Lifeline Program to Provide Affordable Broadband for Low-Income Families | Alliance For Excellent Education | Life Lessons | Scoop.it

"Lifeline is a federal program that provides low-income families $9.25 every month to help reduce the cost of phone service.The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on March 31 to modernize the Lifeline program to include internet access for low-income families....for internet access at home so that students are better equipped to do well in school."


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, April 10, 4:03 AM

Great program that helps make online and blended learning programs accessible to all. Hopefully, income will no longer be a barrier.

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5 Sites and Apps to Read Free, Quick Short Stories Everyday - @MakeUSeOf

5 Sites and Apps to Read Free, Quick Short Stories Everyday - @MakeUSeOf | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
If you aren’t reading fiction already, you should be! Reading fiction has several benefits, studies have shown, from relieving stress and sleeping better to lightening your mood and keeping your mind sharp as you age.

Now, it’s advisable to target one brain-boosting habit each year. So for 2016, let’s make it about reading a little fiction every day. Like with any habit, the less resistance in getting started, the easier it will be.

We scoured the world wide web for the best sites and apps that serve a dose of short stories whenever you want them. Here’s what you need.

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EssayTagger Common Core Rubric Creation Tool

EssayTagger Common Core Rubric Creation Tool | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
A free tool to help teachers create their own customized Common Core-aligned rubrics.

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Another useful free rubric creator with helpful step by step guidance.

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Craig Van Ham's curator insight, March 24, 8:28 PM

Another useful free rubric creator with helpful step by step guidance.

Clairelouise's curator insight, April 1, 6:52 PM

Another useful free rubric creator with helpful step by step guidance.

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Belief: A Powerful Tool in Every Teacher’s Toolkit via @coolcatteacher

Belief: A Powerful Tool in Every Teacher’s Toolkit via @coolcatteacher | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
You believe, you receive. But how can you believe in a child who has let you down? How can you believe in yourself when you aren’t sure if you can do it? Show Notes: Belief: A Powerful Tool in Every Teacher’s Toolkit Why is believing in your students and yourself so important? What is some […]

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How Your Brain Reacts To Change

How Your Brain Reacts To Change | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
Dealing with change can be incredibly unsettling, especially in the workplace. But understanding the neuroscience behind our behavior—how and why our brains work the way they do—offers insight into just what's happening in those moments of uncertainty and how best to handle them.

"If we want to be performing at our best, our brains need certain things," says Hilary Scarlett, U.K.-based author of the new book Neuroscience for Organizational Change.

What are those necessities? Fast Company spoke with Scarlett about what drives our behavior during moments of change and how best to handle it.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, March 17, 10:29 AM
Features the work of Hilary Scarlett and her new book Neuroscience for Organizational Change.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 21, 2:11 PM
When we choose change and can make of other change that is happening around us, it helps. I experienced that change in school is not all it is cracked up to be. It is often foisted upon teachers in ways that diminish who they are and their professional judgement.
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Breakfast around the World - Lessons in Digital Literacy

Breakfast around the World - Lessons in Digital Literacy | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
In the lesson students will find out about the different things people usually have for breakfast in different countries and they will develop an awareness of the importance of having a good breakfast.

The plan also includes a number of research tasks that develop students’ abilities to create and carry out online research, create online questionnaires and share their research by creating infographics, presentations and reports.

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My latest lesson plan.

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My latest lesson plan.

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My latest lesson plan.

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Letting Happiness Flourish in the Classroom - NYTimes.com

Letting Happiness Flourish in the Classroom - NYTimes.com | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
When I look out into my classroom, and take the emotional temperature of my students, I’m usually checking for engagement. I want to make sure they feel supported, are interested in the lesson at hand, and that the lesson is relevant to each student.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 11, 11:31 PM
"Unfortunately, we put our children’s happiness at risk when we model what Dr. Seppala calls the “myths of success”: the belief that success is inextricably tied to stress and anxiety, perseverance at all costs, avoidance of personal weakness, and a myopic focus on cultivating expertise in a specialized niche."

Teachers who model the myths of success in classrooms are not helping students find happiness.
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The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America

The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
When racist towns used to lynch people, these guides helped keep black travelers safe

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I have mentioned the Green Book before, but now there is an interactive mapping application that let's users map out a trip in the United States during the Jim Crow era (and a 99 Percent Invisible podcast to walk you through the issues). Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms.   

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, race, class, culture, historical, ethnicity.

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Tania Gammage's curator insight, March 17, 6:58 PM

I have mentioned the Green Book before, but now there is an interactive mapping application that let's users map out a trip in the United States during the Jim Crow era (and a 99 Percent Invisible podcast to walk you through the issues). Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms.   

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, race, class, culture, historical, ethnicity.

Bob Zavitz's curator insight, March 19, 8:48 PM

I have mentioned the Green Book before, but now there is an interactive mapping application that let's users map out a trip in the United States during the Jim Crow era (and a 99 Percent Invisible podcast to walk you through the issues). Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms.   

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, race, class, culture, historical, ethnicity.

lpatteson's curator insight, March 23, 1:10 PM

I have mentioned the Green Book before, but now there is an interactive mapping application that let's users map out a trip in the United States during the Jim Crow era (and a 99 Percent Invisible podcast to walk you through the issues). Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms.   

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, race, class, culture, historical, ethnicity.

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The Science of Developing Mental Toughness in Your Health, Work, and Life

The Science of Developing Mental Toughness in Your Health, Work, and Life | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good athlete, a good leader or a good parent? The answer: Mental toughness. Here's how you can develop it

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Biernaux Marie's curator insight, February 21, 8:49 AM

ajouter votre perspicacité ...

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What Makes a Teacher Special to a Student? - MindShift

What Makes a Teacher Special to a Student? - MindShift | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
Great teachers are constantly evaluating what works to help their students learn. But teachers don’t often hear what impact they have made on students.

In a rare treat, we hear from one former student reading from a journal he kept during middle school. Patrick Don wrote several journal entries about his favorite teacher, Mr. Albert, who grew to become his friend. Don read some of these entries on stage at a Mortified Live event in Baltimore, and this reading was turned into a Mortified podcast episode, “Tribute To Teachers’ Pets.”

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, March 8, 5:12 PM
Should be a goal of every teacher-be a hero to others!
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 22, 12:29 PM
The student-teacher relationship cannot be underestimated.
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The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy -

The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | Life Lessons | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives.

The Padagogy Wheel, though, is not rocket science. It is an everyday device that can be readily used by everyday teachers; it can be applied to everything from curriculum planning and development, to writing learning objectives and designing centered activities. The idea is for the users to respond to the challenges that the Wheel presents for their teaching practices, and to ask themselves the tough questions about their choices and methods.

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Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 19, 2:01 AM

Same like cars. Not about wheels, engines and fuel but all about the freedom of moving around.

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, February 21, 7:58 PM

I am sure the teachers will find this interesting and useful.