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E:60 - Different: The Davan Overton Story - YouTube

Davan Overton was born with a rare condition that slowed his brain and physical development. He grew up feeling different and alone, until he found salvation...
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Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal | Video on TED.com

Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible -- but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.
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Siobhan Bruce's comment, November 2, 2013 12:24 PM
This is absolutely crazy how much food we waste just because it isn't appealing to look at! I have never really noticed before that a sandwich, for example, when you go out to eat, never are made with the 2 end pieces! The part in this that really struck me was around 4 minutes into the video and it said that, "a country like America has twice as much food on its shop shelves and in its restaurants than is actually required, to feed the American people". It shocked me because I can guarantee that about half or maybe more of that produce is being thrown away. It's a shame that we throw away food without thinking twice, when others in poorer countries would give anything to eat the 2 end pieces of bread, for example.
britney mighty's comment, November 9, 2013 8:52 PM
this was crazy to see how much food we waste on a daily basis . it was crazy to see and Siobhan said that when we go out to restaurants and order a sandwich we never get the end piece of bread. I never thought to think about where those end pieces go. I knew that America wasted a lot of food but i wasent aware that it has twice as much food in its stored then the actually need to feed their population . Its crazy that even the little things like the end piece of bread can add up to effect a population
Jon Patrick Ruste's comment, November 10, 2013 11:38 AM
Its weird how these restaurants waste so much food. First, some stores try and give money to charity but they never give the food that the always have left over. This has made me think about how we take all our food for granted by throwing it out just because we were full. i get that restaurants dont want to give food for free but that can easily be solved by buying only how much food they need. as told in the video, America has so much food. If the people there are bragging about how amazing their country is, they should take a look at how much the country is suffering from lack of food, money and shelter.
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SARS doctor Donald Low's posthumous plea for assisted suicide

SARS doctor Donald Low's posthumous plea for assisted suicide | Grade Nine Religion | Scoop.it
In an impassioned YouTube video shot eight days before he died of a brain tumour, Dr. Donald Low, the microbiologist who helped guide Toronto through the 2003 SARS crisis, makes a plea for Canada to change the law to allow assisted suicide.
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Pope: Mary helps us not be 'teenagers for life'

Pope: Mary helps us not be 'teenagers for life' | Grade Nine Religion | Scoop.it
Rome, Italy, May 4, 2013 / 11:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After praying the Rosary this evening, Pope Francis reflected on how Mary “gives us health” by helping Christians mature in their faith and not remain “teenagers for life.”  “Dear brothers and...

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Yup. Did I mention I love this pope?

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The Ironic Catholic: Truth Is Stranger #128: So much classier than having the rosary hanging from the rear view mirror

The Ironic Catholic: Truth Is Stranger #128: So much classier than having the rosary hanging from the rear view mirror | Grade Nine Religion | Scoop.it

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Jeremy Gilley: One day of peace | Video on TED.com

Here's a crazy idea: Persuade the world to try living in peace for just one day, every September 21.
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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are | Video on TED.com

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.
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Getting into the right mindset for better learning

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Mark Gleeson once again provides insight into an infographic. This one on fixed vs growth mindset. In this post he states "Originating from Stanford University psychologist/researcher Carol Dweck, its premise (from my initial reflection) is that as learners, we can either improve our intelligence through hard work or that we are born with a skill set and intelligence level that we are stuck with."


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What do you think? Do your students come to you with a fixed mindset? Is there future pre-determined by birth? Is intelligence static? Or do you students come in with a growth mindset, with the knowledge that learning takes effort and time, the ability to try and fail, and try again (and again...)? Can intelligence be developed?

Gleeson provides an overview of the two mindsets and explores the infographic and the five categories within in it by asking each as a question. Below is one example...but you will find questins for each category in the post (challenges, obstacles, effort, criticism, success of others).

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OBSTACLES: Do we allow our children/ourselves to give up when learning becomes too difficult and stay in a growth- limiting ‘comfort zone’? OR Do we expect our childen/ourselves to persist until we overcome those obstacles and celebrate the achievement of success against all odds?And if you would like to watch a short video that discusses fixed mindset check out this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhLJPhxuvGM.

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:54 PM

This fits really well with the SIM work that has been happening!  It is a nice visual representation of the Dwek work.

 

Jaimee's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:06 AM

People/Students do not go for the challenges because they are scared of failure. With failure come consequences fro example low grades. Anyone can say the grade doesn't matter  it is what you learned, however without the grade you can lose out on getting accepted into colleges or fail a class. 

 

This article is about  about how one can reach success by having a growth mindset.  By gaining and having the drive to gain more knowledge. 

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This Guy Writes a Confession Letter to His Daughter with Down Syndrome That Will Break Your Heart in 100 Ways

This Guy Writes a Confession Letter to His Daughter with Down Syndrome That Will Break Your Heart in 100 Ways | Grade Nine Religion | Scoop.it
When competitive runner Heath White and his wife received the news that their daughter would be born with Down Syndrome, Heath wanted an abortion. But after baby Paisley was born in 2007, he knew he'd never be the same again.
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As a Catholic, I am pro life and this video is a testament to the fact that all life is sacred.  Abortion is an act of ending life, and as such is not a viable option in my opinion and in the opinion of the church because it goes against the fifth commandment.  Most importantly, I think this video reinforces the idea that all life has a purpose and value, even if we can’t always see it immediately.  This to me relates to our discussion about inclusion, and how we need to embrace people who may normally be neglected in society.  White didn’t think there was a purpose for having a child with Down syndrome.  However,Paisleyhad a powerful impact on his.  When he first found out about her condition, he was selfish, judgmental, and intolerant.  By accepting and celebrating his daughter’s syndrome and embracing her as his child, White has become a stronger person.  He no longer fears what others will think of him, but instead promotes awareness by running “for” Down Syndrome, instead of running “from” it.

 

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Paisley might not be what White thought of as "perfect".  However, her birth taught him that all children are a blessing; that all children are sacred; that all children can have an impact. White was an extremely successful person who had selfishly viewed his daughter’s syndrome as a weakness. I think that most of us are always trying to control the world around us. We try to shape what people think and say about us, try to make choices that will benefit us, or those around us, and actively create our idea of a “perfect” life.  However, I think White’s story shows us that we can’t change that can have the biggest impact on us.  Instead of fighting that change, sometimes we need to accept it and embrace it, and learn what we can from a situation.  I think it amazing that White hopes that his story will help others considering abortion to see that all life has value, and that to have abortedPaisleywould have been a life altering mistake.  I also love that White hopes his experience will help inform others that although Down Syndrome is a serious condition, it is not to be feared or ashamed of.   

 

 

 

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Brandon Locke's comment, November 15, 2013 10:52 AM
After watching this video i noticed that heath who was first ashamed of having a daughter who may have had special conditions took it into consideration and now he is ready to accept his daughter's condition and is proud of it because she is his daughter
Abbeygail's comment, November 17, 2013 7:51 PM
This video was good because at least White and his wife still love,appreciated and accepted there daughter although she has Down Syndrome and after watching this video it tells me that everyone is special in there own image
Evan H's comment, November 21, 2013 9:26 PM
This video is a great way to show that everyone should be treated with the same respect of each other. Heath had to make a tough decision whether or not to keep his disabled daughter. Glad he had the strength to keep her. Running in a marathon with her daughter is a great way to show support for people with Down Syndrome. This video shows me that everyone should be treated equally no matter what.
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Why not eat more insects, UN asks

Why not eat more insects, UN asks | Grade Nine Religion | Scoop.it
The UN has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now: edible insects.
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The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success: Eduardo Briceno at TEDxManhattanBeach

The way we understand our intelligence and abilities deeply impacts our success. Based on social science research and real life examples, Eduardo Briceño art...
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Marian Devotion and the Holy Rosary

Marian Devotion and the Holy Rosary | Grade Nine Religion | Scoop.it

The goals of this website are to provide information on the Rosary and to encourage people to pray the Rosary. And, true devotion to Mary always leads to Jesus.


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Memorizing The Beatitudes

Memorizing The Beatitudes | Grade Nine Religion | Scoop.it

This homeschool mom has created a very nice game for memorizing the Beatitudes.  If you scroll down her page, she gives a free pdf for you to use.  I'd like to use this in my Sunday school class.


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Vatican's new Catechism app aims to spread faith worldwide

Vatican's new Catechism app aims to spread faith worldwide | Grade Nine Religion | Scoop.it
A pontifical council is preparing to launch a new app on the Catechism of the Catholic Church in order to help promote and better expand Church teaching throughout the world.
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John Francis: Walk the earth ... my 17-year vow of silence | Video on TED.com

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a message of environmental respect and responsibility (for 17 of those years without speaking).
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Evan Wyatt's comment, November 3, 2013 5:23 PM
I'm really glad you showed us this video in class Mr. Small, this really changed my thinking. I now understand that respect and responsibility are really big and not something to mess around with. John Francis really moves and inspires people, walking around the globe, not speaking and yet he has made a huge difference. John in a way can represent Jesus, walking the globe and making a difference. We can all act like Jesus and John by helping and respecting others and our environment. Like Spiderman said "with great power comes great responsibility" this really is applied and strengthened throughout this video. Thank you for showing us this video, it's life changing.
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Jonathan Ferrell Is Dead. Whistling Vivaldi Wouldn’t Have Saved Him.

Jonathan Ferrell Is Dead. Whistling Vivaldi Wouldn’t Have Saved Him. | Grade Nine Religion | Scoop.it
Last week, Jonathan Ferrell, a former Florida A&M football player who recently moved to the Charlotte, N.C., area to be with his fiancée, had a horrible car crash.
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Pope seeks to shift Catholic Church's priority from dogma to mercy - Los Angeles Times

Pope seeks to shift Catholic Church's priority from dogma to mercy - Los Angeles Times | Grade Nine Religion | Scoop.it
Washington Post (blog) Pope seeks to shift Catholic Church's priority from dogma to mercy Los Angeles Times ROME — In an extraordinary, wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis expressed frustration that the Roman Catholic Church is "obsessed" with...
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