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Watch "John Kounios: The neuroscience behind epiphanies" Video at TED2013 #TEDTalentSearch

Watch "John Kounios: The neuroscience behind epiphanies" Video at TED2013 #TEDTalentSearch | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Take 5 minutes to gather insight about insight:  "John Kounios: The neuroscience behind epiphanies" Video at TED2013 #TEDTalentSearch http://t.co/7VjGLqHM

 

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CMS wish list: Higher teacher pay, control over charters

CMS wish list: Higher teacher pay, control over charters | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members are considering a plan that would ask state lawmakers for a change in the state’s budgeting timetable, more pay for teachers, and control over charter school operations.
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Guest Post | Three Starting Points for Thinking Differently About Learning

Guest Post | Three Starting Points for Thinking Differently About Learning | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Author Will Richardson suggests three ways to rethink teaching and learning at a time when technology has "upended the basic premise of school."...

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Response: Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom

Response: Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Larry Ferlazzo's Question about brain-based learning. What are the best ways to practically implement what we know about how the brain learns into our teaching? Featured educators include Wendi Pillars and Wendy Ostroff. Read for more....

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60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category - TeachThought

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category - TeachThought | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting…...

Still learning how to maximize this tool!

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Global Model Village: The Tiniest Street Art in the World

Global Model Village: The Tiniest Street Art in the World | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Global Model Village: The Tiniest Street Art in the World... What a fun idea. 

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College Board Puts Spotlight on Needs of ELLs, New Kinds of Tests

College Board Puts Spotlight on Needs of ELLs, New Kinds of Tests | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Veteran education reporter Lesli Maxwell has worked both inside and outside of major school systems. Join her now as she delves into the educational, policy, and social issues surrounding English-language learners in U.S.
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20 Must-Have Digital Teaching Tools For Parents | Edudemic

20 Must-Have Digital Teaching Tools For Parents | Edudemic | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Includes apps--free and otherwise, plus some other tech "toys"...includes all different subjects, from math and physics to language and geography.


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How the Brain Learns from Mistakes - Dana Foundation

Wonder how this relates to code-switching? 

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The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You | Edudemic

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You | Edudemic | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Crank up your digitial learning curve with these tools.

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» How Reading Lights Up Your Mind - World of Psychology

» How Reading Lights Up Your Mind - World of Psychology | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Can reading take us to another world? What are the differences in brain activity between distracted skimming, versus captivated and engaged reading.
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What is Inferencing in Reading?

What is Inferencing in Reading? | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Inference is a mental process by which we reach a conclusion based on specific evidence. It is a part of being human, because according to our experiences we reach to a conclusion while reading or ...

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Educational Leadership:Reading Comprehension:The Power of Purposeful Reading

Educational Leadership:Reading Comprehension:The Power of Purposeful Reading | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Clarifying your objective is essential for students to have a clear mission.

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Response: Taking Advantage Of Neural Networks In The Classroom

Response: Taking Advantage Of Neural Networks In The Classroom | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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Demystifying “the Process of Meaning Making” and CloseReading

Demystifying “the Process of Meaning Making” and CloseReading | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

In this post, we present Vicky Vinton and Dorothy Barnhouse's book What Readers Really Do as one of our highly recommended text for learning what it means to read closely.


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Makerspaces and Library Labs Encourage Student Creativity

Makerspaces and Library Labs Encourage Student Creativity | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Two devoted book lovers, Catherine A. Cardno of Education Week Commentary and Amy Wickner of the EPE Library, write about new releases and trends in the K-12 education-publishing arena.

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21 Little-Known Keyboard Shortcuts For Twitter | Edudemic

21 Little-Known Keyboard Shortcuts For Twitter | Edudemic | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Twitter shortcuts to save you serious time.

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New Online Resource Provides Data Tables on Latino Children

New Online Resource Provides Data Tables on Latino Children | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Veteran education reporter Lesli Maxwell has worked both inside and outside of major school systems. Join her now as she delves into the educational, policy, and social issues surrounding English-language learners in U.S.
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Translating the Common Core for Dual-Language Classrooms

Translating the Common Core for Dual-Language Classrooms | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

How are common standards being addressed in a second language? What does it look like? And where are some resources? Read here to find out.

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A Watch With Social Impact: Check the Time and Change the World

A Watch With Social Impact: Check the Time and Change the World | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
A Watch With Social Impact: Check the Time and Change the World...
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10 Ways Teachers Can Use Twitter for Professional Development

10 Ways Teachers Can Use Twitter for Professional Development | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Great pointers and reminders for using Twitter in educational settings.

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Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work | Video on TED.com

TED Talks We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

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Ten Roles for Teacher Leaders

Ten Roles for Teacher Leaders | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Nothing new, but good solid explanation that gives overview in small amount of space.


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The Grand Quiz of YCC, Sogakope! | Around the World "L"!

The Grand Quiz of YCC, Sogakope! | Around the World "L"! | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Wow. Just love this story. So full of hope and positivity!

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