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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
'Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process.'

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The traits and habits of creative people are things we all do sometimes. How dynamic might learning be if I purposefully built these ideas into my teaching and made it a part of my students routines?

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, March 16, 2014 8:19 PM

Share with students!

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 17, 2014 2:01 PM

This includes a list of things creative people do. Many of the things on this list we should all be doing - like making time for solitude. 

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 2014 12:44 PM

Give you and your students time to be creative.

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Public good of the internet

Public good of the internet | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
The world of Magna Carta tells us much more about the world of today than we suppose.
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Good insights into the importance of ideas.
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Six Useful Tips from a Co-teaching Chameleon

Six Useful Tips from a Co-teaching Chameleon | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Veteran teacher Michele Simonetty shares useful advice with fellow co-teaching chameleons adapting to change: Speak up, take risks, be proactive & compromise.
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Great advice for teachers beginning a year and reflecting as they end a year.

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Stanford Daily | Behind the sticky notes. What is Design Thinking? #designthinking

Stanford Daily | Behind the sticky notes. What is Design Thinking? #designthinking | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
“ "Creating innovators rather than #innovation" – Guter Artikel über, was #designthinking ist: http://t.co/thwG1huXzX”;
Via A. Kosuke, Fred Zimny, alerivera
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Steps to identify design thinking. Why sticky notes are important.
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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - TeachThought

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - TeachThought | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Below are some ideas that are truly transformational–not that they haven’t been said before. It’s not this article that’s transformational, but the ideas themselves. These ideas aren’t just buzzwords or trendy edu-jargon but the kind of substance with the potential for lasting change.

And the best part? This is stuff that’s available not tomorrow with ten grand in classroom funding and 12 hours of summer PD, but today. Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y.

But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise.

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This captures the shift we are trying to make in my district. I think this might make an excellent focus for a seminar

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añada su visión ...Cualquier inversión es buena siempre y cuando sea en educación, considero que es la clave para tener un mundo mejor. Cada día la tecnología avanza a pasos agigantados y si la educación no avanza a la par, tenemos grandes problemas...

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[Blog Post] The Three-Word Problem That Can Destroy Your Life

[Blog Post] The Three-Word Problem That Can Destroy Your Life | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
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The idea of essentialism is important to remember as we bring young teachers into the profession. 

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7 Habits of Amazing Student Teachers

7 Habits of Amazing Student Teachers | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

Anyway, I decided to put together a list of characteristics and qualities that I’ve noticed in my student teachers: things that have made their time in my classroom beneficial to them AND to me. Whether you’re about to be a student teacher yourself, or are about to be a mentor teacher and want to share this list with your newbie, here is a list of characteristics of things I have noticed my awesome student teachers have in abundance.


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Helping to develop new professionals and identify skills that support excellence helps student teachers be job ready but also schools identify skilled new teachers.

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Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World

Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Eating at the school cafeteria could've been amazing if you grew up almost anywhere but the U.S.

 

Tags: agriculture, food distribution. 


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THis is not what I regularly see in most schools. Only the tray looks familiar.

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Ricardo Cabeza de Vaca's curator insight, March 24, 2:37 AM

I really thought I should share this article that shows the different food lunches across the world. It reflects on the country and its economy. I believe we should change our lunches to make them more healthy as the other countries. We should add more fruits and take out the cookies. 

Emily Bian's curator insight, March 25, 5:53 PM

This is a really cool article! I always enjoy looking at food from around the world, so I automatically scooped this when I saw it. This is a article with a slideshow of school lunches around the world. At the very end of the photo slide, there is a photo of an American school lunch which is pretty embarrassing compared to Brazil and Finland. This photo series was taken by SweetGreens, and the school lunches were put together to represent an average school lunch, not necessarily what they have every day. 

They talk about how each country eats what is grown around them, while US is processed food like chicken nuggets and chocolate chip cookie.

I really want to move to Brazil and eat their school lunch, haha! It looks so good. For dessert in Finland, they have a berry crepe on their plate! That's awesome! If you have some free time, then be sure to check this out! 

5) Interdependence among regions of food production and consumption

Raychel Johnson's curator insight, May 25, 6:46 PM

Summary: This article showed a series of pictures, which showed traditional school lunches of different countries. Greece's lunch included a Mediterranean diet, while Brazil's had rice and beans with greens, and the United States had its classic chicken nuggets, chocolate chip cookie, and mashed potatoes. The goal of this article was definitely to show what foods were incorporated into different cultures and climates.

 

Insight: Food is one example of a cultural trait, and quite a prominent one. Tradition may prohibit or encourage eating a certain kind of food, while long term climate also makes a large difference on the crops traditional grown in a country. 

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Measuring Compassion in the Body

Measuring Compassion in the Body | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

What happens in Vagus… may make or break compassion."  "...suggesting that the Vagus may be key to the emergence of compassionate behavior during development as well as day-to-day experiences of compassion."

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"Warm, sympathetic, and authoritative parents are like co-pilots for the Vagus nerve in helping children to develop their ability to feel sympathy and compassion—and then to act on that impulse." This makes me wonder the impact of teachers that are warm, sympathetic and compassionate- maintaining what parents have provided and planting seeds for children that have not had the modeling. 

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Using Design to Listen Deeply to Our Students | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Using Design to Listen Deeply to Our Students | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Do our children run into the school in the morning as quickly as they run out at the end of the day?—Milton Chen, Edutopia
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Thinking about the impact of our structures on students through the eyes of our students is an interesting lens. Often we use the eyes of our past or the parents of the students.
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Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning

Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Want to communicate the right way in your e-learning courses? One trick is to apply visual thinking skills. This post on visual thinking offers some tips.

Via Beth Dichter
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I started adding this and I am intrigued. I am saving this to continue my thinking.  

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 16, 8:53 AM

Many more schools are considering blended learning, and this may mean that you will be asked to put more of your materials online in a learning management system. If you have questions about the best way to design components of an online course this post will help you learn about visual thinking and how to apply visual thinking to an online course (where it is so critical).

The post includes the following sections:

* What is visual thinking?

* How to learn more about visual thinking

* Good books on visual thinking

* Your next steps...

There are quite a few visuals in this post that help you learn some of the basic techniques as well as six videos that will help you learn drawing skills, the process of visual thinking, and more.

Patricia laronze's curator insight, February 18, 11:17 AM

How to convert your text-based information to images and text that show concepts and the flow of ideas.

Bocquet's curator insight, February 26, 2:58 PM
visual thinking
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Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities - User Generated Education @jackiegerstein

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities - User Generated Education @jackiegerstein | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
I absolutely love planning lessons from scratch.  I just got a job teaching technology units for a summer camp for elementary age students. I can design and teach whatever I want – planning for a different theme each week. Some of the themes I am planning are: Expanding and Showing Your Personal Interests Through Blogging, Photos, and Videos; Coding and Creating Online Games; Tinkering and Making – Simple Robotics; Hacking Your Notebook; and Creating Online Comics, Newspapers, and Magazines.  I have begun the process of planning these classes through reflecting on what the lessons will look like.  Here are some questions I ask myself as I go through this process:

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This will become part of a seminar in March.

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Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
There’s a whole lot of learning going on out there, but I’ve learned that it’s not all that easy to find.

For the last few years I’ve tried to keep up with it myself and help my students and colleagues keep up as well. I decided it was time to pull it all together. Here’s a first go at an infographic collecting some of the major professional learning opportunities out there for school librarians.

Please let me know what I missed and please feel free to embed and share with friends.

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Librarians are vital as we move 1:1. The resources are changing but the need for text and learning are never greater. 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 4, 2:09 PM

This is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, February 4, 2:13 PM

Really useful!

Anita Vance's curator insight, February 5, 12:40 PM

Always worthwhile to keep up with Joyce Valenza! Here are her suggestions for keeping up....thanks to John Evans!

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The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs and Why

The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs and Why | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
In this post, we cover in detail the 21st century skills every student needs to master for life beyond the classroom walls, and why they are important.
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This article points out both the student skills and teacher skills needed to move students forward in their learning. 

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Seven Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches - edu Pulse

Seven Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches - edu Pulse | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
7 Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches I @ScholasticAdms
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Jim Knight helps outline clear steps to support coaches and administrators making a difference for teachers and student learning.

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The Operating Model That Is Eating The World

The Operating Model That Is Eating The World | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

PURPOSE :: Why are we doing this? THE SHIFT: FROM GROWTH AS A COMMERCIAL AGENDA TO GROWTH AS A VISIONARY AGENDA.

PROCESS :: How will we do this? THE SHIFT: FROM PROCESS AS QUALITY ASSURANCE TO PROCESS AS ITERATIVE IMPROVEMENT.

PEOPLE :: Who will do this? THE SHIFT: FROM PEOPLE AS MANAGERS OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE TO PEOPLE AS MAKERS OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.

PRODUCT :: What are we doing? THE SHIFT: FROM PRODUCT BUILT TO LAST TO PRODUCT BUILT TO EVOLVE.

PLATFORM :: What are we doing that’s bigger than us? THE SHIFT: FROM A PLATFORM THE COMPANY BUILDS UPON TO A PLATFORM THE WORLD BUILDS UPON.


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8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Calling Out Kids for Their Bad Behavior - Brilliant or Insane

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Calling Out Kids for Their Bad Behavior - Brilliant or Insane | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
If a kid has been pushed to a point where she’s acting out in order to get negative attention, the problem is far bigger than you. You know that, right? I didn’t when I was a young teacher, but when this reality dawned on me, it was a game changer. Realizing that it wasn’t about me gave me enough space to breath a bit before I reacted.

It’s not about you either, I’ll bet. If it is, it might say something about how much the kid who is making you crazy cares about you.

Sometimes, they act out to get your attention.

Sometimes, it’s the only way they know.

Sometimes, admitting what they really think or feel or need requires a level of vulnerability they just aren’t able to conjure.

So, don’t call students out in front of other people. Don’t point out their errors, don’t name their flaws, and by all means, don’t cut them down with your sarcasm. Try to get to the root of the problem, instead. Try asking yourself a few questions.

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How Teachers and CEOs Are Alike

Teachers and CEOs have similar professions—too bad nobody sees it that way, writes teacher-turned-CEO Aaron Schildkrout.
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The similarities, roles and mindset of highly effective teachers and a CEO are exciting to me. I am pondering when to teach this to my teachers. Seminars are a rich time for this mindset learning.

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you planning and communicating your feedback criteria? Here is our Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design, an infographic to help you plan better assessments.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Helping teachers align their assessment to their learning goals is important. This can help teachers quickly decide if their assessment best reflects their intent.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 26, 6:18 PM

'In the infographic, Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy, we have organized types of activities that suit various levels of assessments (2001) starting with remember, understand, and apply in the first row. The second row of our infographic includes higher levels of active learning including analyze, evaluate, and create. Engaging curriculum whether face-to-face, blended, or online push student performances to these levels of learning; however, these assessments are less conducive to automated feedback systems as rubrics typically require intelligent judgment. The appropriate level of learning for any assessment should be determined by the learning objective(s).' - This is worthy of your time and reflection.

Georgia Heffernan's curator insight, April 26, 7:43 PM

To enable our students to become assessment literate, teachers need to align their assessment feedback practices with the purpose of the learning. This info graphic provides an easy to use guide based on Bloom's taxonomy of developmental learning - a good reminder to be deliberate!

Gary Stanyard's curator insight, April 29, 5:56 PM

Useful infographic

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10 Techniques for Scaffolded Social Learning

10 Techniques for Scaffolded Social Learning | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
I recently presented a model for the design of Scaffolded Social Learning: it’s a way of combining both formal and co-created components into one coherent learning narrative. The formal elements wi...
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Components of Social Learning are mentioned but this defines and helps teachers think about the individual skills.

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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This is a great tool to share with my seminar teachers whose final project for the year is an infographic.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 2, 3:29 PM

This article helps you determine the best layout for the type of infographic you may be creating.

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 9:26 AM

They show you a visual layout and explain the best use for it.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 11:51 PM

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL LAYOUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR DESIGNS.

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10 Traits of the Effective Design Thinker

1. An observing eye and a constant sense of wonder (what is possible, not what is probable).


2. An empathetic attitude towards people’s behavior and habits (qualitatively-based through in-context observation and discovery)

 

3. A questioning mind that goes beyond the obvious.


4. Patience to remain in the problem space until the right questions are identified (problems are opportunities in disguise)


5. A holistic approach to problem solving.


6. A willingness to experiment and build (doing!).


7. A passion for team-based collaboration that puts the user at the center of the opportunity challenge.


8. A willingness to always be sharing.


9. An acceptance of the messy (design thinking is not neat).


10. A commitment to lifelong learning.


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I wish I had posted this on each table during my first experience facilitating design thinking with an adult group. This is an important list of attitudes and habits.

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12 Myths About Student Engagement - InformED

12 Myths About Student Engagement - InformED | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Student engagement is one of the most reliable predictors of gains in learning. We can all agree that students who actively participate in learning are m

Via Beth Dichter
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Teacher actions can influence how students engage [with a course], making it relevant to understand their conceptions of student engagement and how to facilitate it,”

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/student-engagement/#ixzz3S1EF19HV


Engagement is more than just sitting and looking attentive. I like how the focus is on what the teacher can do and examines the general beliefs and misconc ptions around engagement through the lens of research. 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 9, 12:00 PM

How can we tell if our students are engaged? At time we ask students to complete pop quizzes, and we grade on participation, but what about the student who is shy and tends not to participate in discussions.

The post begins with a discussion on what student engagement looks like. One point they made is:

The opposite of engagement is disaffection. Disaffected [students] are passive, do not try hard, and give up easily in the face of challenges… [they can] be bored, depressed, anxious, or even angry about their presence in [a course]; they can be withdrawn from learning opportunities or even rebellious towards teachers and [peers].”

What can we do? This post provides a number of recommendations as well as their list of 12 myths about student engagement. Three of the myths are listed below. You will find additional information about these three, as well as the nine additional myths in the post.

1. Engagement is schooling is the same as engagement in learning.

2. Participation should be graded.

3. Group projects enhance learning.

This post provides food for thought. It may make you rethink how you approach certain activities in your classroom.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 19, 11:47 AM

Reminds me of Alfie Kohn, "If a child is off task, perhaps the problem is not the child, but the task."

Richard Gascoigne's curator insight, February 22, 12:57 PM

Synthesised data across the digital & physical campus ensures you are understanding what 'engagement' looks like in context of your institution, www.solutionpath.co.uk for further insights.

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | Education Leadership | 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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The power of the Infographic is that it references both teacher and student actions and habits. I have shared it with my teachers. This might become a solid self-assessment tool for coaching conversations with teachers.

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Trude Burnett's curator insight, February 16, 5:36 PM
Embed these in everything you teach to every level.
jane fullerton's curator insight, March 29, 10:21 AM

Love the graphics in this post.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, April 3, 12:05 PM

Interesting graphic with some great ideas on interpreting 21st century skills as they pertain to teaching

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"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less - lifehacker

"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less  - lifehacker | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
When you're learning new material, it can be overwhelming when you think about how much time you need to truly understand it all. This studying technique can help you stay focused and take on more information with shorter study sessions.

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Good reminders about learning and how we help students structure learning.

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jennifer kernahan's curator insight, February 3, 7:56 PM

Basically Confucius got it right! 

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers
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Different posters for different classrooms, students and teachers.
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