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19 Proven Tips for Getting Parents Involved at School

19 Proven Tips for Getting Parents Involved at School | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Experts agree that parent involvement in their children's education is one of the biggest predictors of student success. This guide offers 19 proven strategies for increasing family engagement and str
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Involving parents can be a challenge. In this article there are really good ideas for working with parents. 

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Contagious Emotions and Responding to Stress

Contagious Emotions and Responding to Stress | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
In her fourth post about the film "Inside Out," Lori Desautels helps us diffuse students' stressful emotions through distancing, validating feelings, and choosing appropriate consequences.
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New Book Redefines Innovation: The Innovative Mindset Imparts Set of Behaviors That Can Transform How We Act

New Book Redefines Innovation: The Innovative Mindset Imparts Set of Behaviors That Can Transform How We Act | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New Book Redefines Innovation: The Innovative Mindset Imparts Set of Behaviors That Can Transform How We Act....
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Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative

Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Gamify a classroom by introducing a fun narrative, reframing assignments to fit into that narrative, and making students care about the outcome.
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Narrative is all around us - it's how we relate to one another - through the stories and the storied lives we live. Bringing this into the classroom via gasification of learning is another way to help students see their world and the learning they are doing through a slightly different narrative. 

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Why Everything We've Been Told About Happiness Is Flawed

Why Everything We've Been Told About Happiness Is Flawed | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The traditional path to happiness doesn't work for many, so here's how to bring more meaning into your everyday life.
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As people wrestle with a multitude of different changes taking place locally and globally, asking yourself "What do I care about? What do I want to change?" begins a journey that might lead to changing how one sees happiness. 

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Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Prioritize their personal development.
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So important for leaders to be models and promote a more balanced approach to work as more and more workers express increasing levels of anxiety and stress. Mental health is so important and needs to be discussed in such a way that people are not alienated or labelled. 

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How To Turn Daily Tasks Into Opportunities For Professional Development

How To Turn Daily Tasks Into Opportunities For Professional Development | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
These four steps can make completing your daily tasks better for your professional development than taking formal training.
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Study finds that well-designed classrooms boost student success

Study finds that well-designed classrooms boost student success | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
New research published by Salford University has suggested that the layout, construction and design of classrooms has a significant impact on achievements in reading, writing and maths.

The researchers stated that among the most important elements within the design of a classroom were natural light, air quality, temperature and having individualized classroom designs.

According to the study, whole-school factors, such as the size of the school itself, or the facilities provided, had less impact on attainment than the design of individual classrooms.

The findings, carried out by researchers from Salford University with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, carried out detailed assessments of more than 150 classrooms across 27 ‘very diverse’ schools in a three year period.

The study’s findings suggest that differences in the physical design and characteristics of the classrooms assessed could explain 16% of the variation in learning progress over the course of a year, found between the 3,766 pupils who were involved in the research.

To put this in to perspective, the researchers claimed that the impact of moving an ‘average’ pupil from the least to the most effective classroom space would be an increase of around 1.3 sub-levels within the national curriculum. Students typically progress at a rate of around two sub-levels per year, and so this represents an additional gain of more than 50%.

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How to Design PowerPoint Presentations That Pack a Punch - in 5 Easy Steps

How to Design PowerPoint Presentations That Pack a Punch - in 5 Easy Steps | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
You don’t need to be a good designer, public speaker, or writer to design a powerful PowerPoint presentation. Here are a few helpful tips!

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Jamie Fulcher's curator insight, January 21, 5:10 PM

Great tips on planning and engaging your audience.

Frederic Martorell Miro's curator insight, January 23, 11:08 AM
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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 2, 10:23 AM

Great tips for creating that Presentation in 5 easy steps.

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Tip for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions: Turn Them into Questions

Tip for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions: Turn Them into Questions | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
If you want to stick to your New Year's resolutions, psychologists find that questioning your behavior, not stating your intentions, will help you out.
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Top 10 Skills You Need at Work That Have Nothing to Do with Your Job

Top 10 Skills You Need at Work That Have Nothing to Do with Your Job | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Hiring managers make the difficult decision of who the best candidate is for the job based not just on the specific job requirements but also basic “soft skills” every worker should have, like communication and teamwork. Here are the top 10 additional job skills everyone needs.
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Here Is A Great App for Finding Educational Quotes to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here Is A Great App for Finding Educational Quotes to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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What the Research Tells Us About Team Creativity and Innovation

What the Research Tells Us About Team Creativity and Innovation | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
They’re not always straightforward.
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Perspecs News App - Three sides to every story

Perspecs News App - Three sides to every story | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Perspecs News - get a different perspective on major news stories from around the world.
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Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going
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Your Complete Guide To Mindfulness

Your Complete Guide To Mindfulness | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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By Alison Feller for Life by Daily Burn

Does your Monday-Friday grind mean an onslaught of meetings, appointments and responsibilities? Us too. Our "go-go-go" society h...
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There just might something to this whole mindfulness thing after all! After some skepticism, I've been trying to practice mindfulness each day. At first, it didn't seem anything was changing but now, after a month, I've begun to see definite changes in various aspects of my life. These changes are being noticed by others too, especially my wife who has remarked that I seem less "anxious". 

 

Maybe there is something to this! 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 26, 4:23 PM

This is a good read.

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Mindfulness Is Way Easier Than You Probably Think

Mindfulness Is Way Easier Than You Probably Think | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
If you want a clearer, calmer mind, books, classes, and special spaces aren't necessary.
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How great leaders inspire action

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Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, January 18, 9:39 AM

Start With Why!

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, January 18, 10:38 AM

Love it!  Start with "Why?"~

Janita Keating's curator insight, March 23, 6:06 AM
A very powerful presentation on developing purpose
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Which Industries Use Digital Tools the Most (and Least)?

Which Industries Use Digital Tools the Most (and Least)? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Marketing Strategy - The American economy is increasingly divided between a few sectors with advanced digital capabilities and many others that lag significantly behind, according to a recent report from the McKinsey Global ...

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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 15, 10:55 AM

Is your industry keeping up with the industry leaders in digital technology? This recent McKinsey report reveals the cross-sector gaps that currently exist. 

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Awesome Poster Featuring 10 iPad Apps to Boost Kids Critical Thinking Skills @Medkh9

Awesome Poster Featuring 10 iPad Apps to Boost Kids Critical Thinking Skills @Medkh9 | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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@LCISDesign Swiss's curator insight, January 17, 6:19 AM

Really useful resource for teachers....

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How to keep your New Year's resolutions, according to science

How to keep your New Year's resolutions, according to science | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Don't rely on willpower - it won't work.
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4 proven ways to stick to your New Year's resolutions

4 proven ways to stick to your New Year's resolutions | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Every year, millions of people around the world make New Year’s resolutions. And every year, the great majority of us break and abandon those resolutions. Self-control is a major problem for many of us, so failure to maintain our resolutions isn’t surprising. But is it inevitable? Is there anything we can do to make it more likely that we stick to our resolve?
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How Robotics is Transforming STEM in Elementary Schools - Getting Smart by Guest Author - STEM, coding, robotics, hour of code, competitions

How Robotics is Transforming STEM in Elementary Schools - Getting Smart by Guest Author - STEM, coding, robotics, hour of code, competitions | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
By June Lin - Robotics make it possible for students to work through problems visually and experiment with concepts they are learning.
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The 3 Stages of Documentation OF/FOR/AS Learning

The 3 Stages of Documentation OF/FOR/AS Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Langwitches, The Magic of Learning.
Modern learning that transforms education in the 21st century. Finding new forms and redefining learning for the challenges of the future .
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