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Folk art increases cross-cultural understanding in Deep South

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A popular local chief in the insurgency-plagued region is using Thai folk arts to spread a message of peace and understanding to Thai Buddhists and ethnic Malay Muslims.
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The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli

The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (o
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A Collection of Project Based Learning End Products

A Collection of Project Based Learning End Products | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
See sample end products shared by teachers and students from all grade
levels. A driving question guides each of these projects.
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Ayliin Trejo's comment, March 9, 7:31 PM
My Opinion About This Is That I Didn't Find It Interesting Because It's Just About Someone Talking About How They Prefer To Look At The Actual Project Rather Than Reading Them .
Jada L's comment, March 9, 10:12 PM
Summary: This article is about a person who likes for their students to come up with their own project ideas, instead of the teacher just giving them a summary about what the project should be like. The person enjoys how creative students can be. The person makes sure that they have the things that they are also looking for in the project too. Especially the driving question and they make sure the students answer it. Reaction: I actually like the way this person Keyes their students be creative with their projects and not give them a list of instructions of how the project must be. I'm glad kids are being creative with their school work so they enjoy it more.
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Meet the Great-Grandmother Writing a Dictionary to Preserve Her Dying Language  

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As the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, 81 year old Marie Wilcox is working to ensure her native culture will live on.
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History News Network | Do You Have a Cherokee in Your Family Tree?

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4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning

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Jadon i norman's comment, December 15, 2015 7:28 PM
I agree that students need to work with others and the teacher needs to make sure all the students understand what is going on. With the new generation it is harder to teach because we don't have experience teaching them with all this new technology. Teachers should incorporate technology into lessons.
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Twitter #EdChats: Global Collaboration for Better Education | Teacher's Technology Toolbox

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A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning

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A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning
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Caden Wyatt's curator insight, February 6, 4:29 PM

Does it really take 25 questions to really understand a project . Maybe it only apply to the ages 12-21 but I don't get it so much why start simple then basic why not just put them together. 

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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step | Edutopia

Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step | Edutopia | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
It's important for educators to examine their own biases so they connect more deeply with each child in their classrooms.
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Time to Add Language Learning to Teacher Preparation

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Preparing globally competent teachers should include learning another language and here is why.
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Future of Work: What Skills Will Help Us Keep Pace? empathy, innovation, new teamwork and new leadership.

Future of Work: What Skills Will Help Us Keep Pace?  empathy, innovation, new teamwork and new leadership. | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it

These are the changemaking skills of empathy, innovation, new teamwork and new leadership. As STEM skills help us learn the latest technologies—changemaking skills can help us flourish in a society transitioning from hierarchical to flat, fast moving networks.

 

 

Each of the changemaking skills is key, but I’ll focus on the most important one—empathy.

 

In our increasingly interconnected world, one’s actions have a bigger impact on others and can create tremendous positive or negative outcomes in record time. From the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, ISIS, the Ice Bucket Challenge, and the increasing rate at which new companies and industries are forming and collapsing—change that traditionally took decades is now happening in months.


Hierarchical systems of authority are increasingly struggling to keep up. The systemic solution is to help everyone develop the new skills needed to get along with others in a flat, fast-moving world.

 

We have already seen the power of empathetic and decisive people successfully leading and navigating in this new world.

 

BY DARLENE DAMM

 


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12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation

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Embarrassing or belittling students may interfere with learning and lead to long-term resentment. Teachers should treat students respectfully and be mindful of their feelings.

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Gloria wwww's comment, October 19, 2015 7:58 PM
i would recommend this to not only teachers but this goes to some parents out there as well. I totally agree with these very helpful 12 things to do in order to cut humiliation out the way, as the surtitle said " humiliation is never ok" totally agreeable,!! no child/student/or any kid(s) should feel that humiliation is just something that can be ignored just by getting used to it. this is just like bullying, its never ok, this article has a very strong message.
Caden Wyatt's curator insight, March 23, 4:48 PM
The problem I have with this story is that it is only trying to project it towards teachers and not also parents maybe even friends or even people across the world. It is a great article with factual facts I just thunk it could have came out a whole lot better.

I wonder what the author was thinking about when they wrote and thought about this one?
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How the world's religious landscape will look in 2050: Islam will become ... - Daily Mail

How the world's religious landscape will look in 2050: Islam will become ... - Daily Mail | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
The number of Christians in the US will decline from three quarters of the population in 2010 to just two thirds in 2050, researchers predict - with Islam becoming the second largest religion.

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, April 9, 2015 9:00 AM

We tend to forget that people and populations are constantly changing.  The world as it looks right now is not how it has always been and it will look different in the future.

Gloria wwww's comment, September 15, 2015 8:01 PM
Amazing how this is an educated guess on what could be possible in the future and what is the possibilities that Muslim will take over Christians! But if this were to happen a lot could go on! Hopefully this won't come down to places like Asia where if you're religious you could get killed for it. Although many people would sacrifice their selfs. But because of this if this were to happen this could mean so many different things as in Christians could start so many different things of how their country is in the "Wrong hands" but to Muslims this could be a great thing along with Islam.! Very interesting! Another educated guess this could start a big riot and cause a situation and things could get bad. Scooping this!!
Rebecca Stover's comment, September 29, 2015 9:41 PM
This article is kind of interesting because how will the people who made these statistics know that a giant downfall or up rising of one religion or is this just a wait and see what happens. I thought this was displaying for me actually but thats only because I am a Christian but with that put aside most people dont even really know what religion they are and the "surveys" or whatever these people take to find their statistics could be at a wrong percentage and be giving false statements but I guess this information is kind of just a waiting matter to see what happens. This article really made me think and try to look at things from a different point of view which is cool and neat.
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Unique Earth Day Traditions To Start As A Family (earth day everyday, everywhere, for every one")

Unique Earth Day Traditions To Start As A Family (earth day everyday, everywhere, for every one") | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
When trying to raise young stewards of the planet, it's never too early. Here are 4 unique Earth Day traditions you can start this year as a family.

1. Think outside the tree

Many people choose to plant a tree to honor Earth Day, and this is an honorable and beneficial tradition, of course, especially if your city or town organizes a tree-planting event at a local park. However, your family can take this idea to another level by starting a garden on Earth Day that can be tended to by the entire family year round. 

2. Start a neighborhood or school recycling program

Spearhead a block-wide or even school-wide recycling initiative by going door to door as a family to enlist neighbors who are willing to cans, glass or plastic water bottles. Or speak with your kids’ school administration about placing recycling bins in the classrooms and cafeteria.

3. Make a green pact - as a family

Bond through your earth-friendly efforts by make a concerted effort to "go green" as a family this Earth Day. Gather together and decide which go-green tasks most interest each member of the family.

4. Make an earth friendly dinner

Little kids may not fully understand the significance of Earth Day, but they can certainly be part of a simple family tradition this April 22 — a special meal. Bring the family together for dinner honoring Earth Day. The ingredients of this meal should be conscious of the environment in any way possible. For example, make a meatless meal or use ingredients bought entirely from a local farmers market. Instead of scraping remnants into the trash or even thecompost heap, turn the leftovers into a second creative meal for the following night. This Earth Day meal can be the very beginning of a new tradition to make every meal just a little bit more earth-conscious.


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, April 10, 2015 1:44 PM

April 22 is International Earth Day.

"Learning how to be green not just on Earth Day but every day is a wonderful way to bond with your family while making a very beneficial impact on our planet day after day."

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Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply

Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical  Thinking in Short Supply | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
Companies across the U.S. say it is becoming increasingly tough to find job applicants who have the ‘soft skills’ to communicate clearly, take initiative, problem-solve and get along with co-workers.
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Critical thinking is in short suppy among our government officials, academics, and business leaders too.....
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How to Prepare Globally Competent Students

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By Anamaria Knight - Instructional strategies to support students in developing as globally competent students.
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Reading for information: Motivating learners to read efficiently | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Reading for information: Motivating learners to read efficiently | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
What is efficient reading?
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Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty | Edutopia

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Remix and energize your school staff meetings by suggesting fresh approaches, making them meaningful, drawing on everyone's genius, and generating inspiring documentation for the community.
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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | Edutopia

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A Tale of Two Perspectives: My Experience Starting with a Clean Slate | Edutopia

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Bond with James: Setting Up Your Interactive Notebooks

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25 Essential 21st Century Leadership Skills

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25 Essential 21st Century Leadership Skills. Serve to Lead is a Baedeker travel guide for effectively navigating the new world of 21st century leadership.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Khitam A Al-Utaibi
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A service mentality is not just an ethical plus - it's required...

Caden Wyatt's curator insight, March 23, 4:56 PM
I like this story but it is a little bit on the not really side because it says that step aim for the best in the world but sometimes the best in the world is not also the case best for the world I don't know that is just my thought so what do you think and please do tell me if you know. There is also that it says that you must make money a vital part of leadership yes most of the time that is the case but I don't know.(great story)
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Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S.

Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S. | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
Droughts appear to be intensifying over much of the West and Southwest as a result of global warming. Over the past decade, droughts in some regions have rivaled the epic dry spells of the 1930s and 1950s. About 37 percent of the contiguous United States was in at least a moderate drought as of March 31, 2015.
Things have been particularly bad in California, which has just imposed its first mandatory water restrictions, the latest in a series of drastic measures to reduce water consumption. California farmers, without water from reservoirs in the Central Valley, are left to choose which of their crops to water. Parts of Texas, Oklahoma and surrounding states are also suffering from drought conditions.
The relationship between the climate and droughts is complicated. Parts of the country are becoming wetter: East of the Mississippi, rainfall has been rising. But global warming also appears to be causing moisture to evaporate faster in places that were already dry. Researchers believe drought conditions in these places are likely to intensify in coming years.
There has been little relief for some places since the summer of 2012. At the recent peak last May, about 40 percent of the country was abnormally dry or in at least a moderate drought.
The patterns above come from the Drought Monitor, which has data going back to 2000. A different measure, the Palmer Index, goes back more than a hundred years. It does lag the Drought Monitor data by more than a month, so it’s less useful for measuring what’s happening right now. But the Palmer Index shows how unusual the current period is. A 10-year average of Palmer values has been increasing for most of the last 20 years, which is to say that the country is in the midst of one of its most sustained periods of increasing drought on record.
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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, April 5, 2015 9:03 AM

Climate change is all about the "Pendulum Effect," where the extremes is what matters, not so much the median or average. The average may fluctuate some, but the real problem comes when the weather goes haywire. Too much water can be as destructive as too little water, and this doesn't only happen in time but in space as well, where regions get too much of one and too little of the other. We'll see strips of drought and strips of wetness, strips of cold and strips of heat, like bands across regions and across the planet.

Michele Lally's curator insight, April 5, 2015 6:05 PM

I would appreciate and will participate in step-by-step efforts individuals should actively do to help publish and ameliorate this crisis.

Julie Nordskog Andrews's curator insight, May 20, 2015 11:40 AM

Drought map. Find this!

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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

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Woman builds 186 sq. ft. modern tiny home to bypass unaffordable housing market ("real estate effect")

Woman builds 186 sq. ft. modern tiny home to bypass unaffordable housing market ("real estate effect") | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
Tired of renting and of roommates, this Vancouver woman decided to get a relatively spacious tiny home custom-built instead.

Faced with this dilemma, Mori got a tiny home builder, John McFarlane of Camera Buildings, to build her a custom-designed tiny house. Mori spent about CAD $39,000 (USD $30,995) to create a home that is well-lit, and packed with lots of transformer furniture for her and her two cats. A sense of financial security -- without having to shell out a fortune for a condo -- was her top priority, as Mori told The Province:

Basically, I was looking for some kind of housing security in Vancouver — which we all know is hard to find — and also not having a lot of money to go out and buy something. I was having to seriously think about looking at what’s going to happen to me.

It's one of the better designed tiny homes we've seen: the elongated layout, with the galley kitchen to one side, and the full wall of slatted windows to the other side, makes it feel much more spacious. The home has two levels, with the entry, closet and kitchen on the lower level, and up a couple of steps is the mezzanine, which has a lovely workspace, another closet and a 6-foot by 27-inch washroom with shower and composting toilet (the kitty litter box is in here too, with kitty poo smells vented out with the help of a computer fan).

One of the best parts of the design is the awesome pull-out bed, which is hidden under the mezzanine level. It solves that head-conking problem with conventional tiny home gabled roofs, with the exposed steps also serving as extra storage.


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, April 10, 2015 1:30 PM

The housing backlog is further strained by rising real estate prices all over the world. Architecture can beat the real estate monster by designs such as this.

"Punctuating it with a lot of adorable Japanese knick-knacks, Mori loves her new home so far and has dubbed it "Thousand Crow." It's currently parked on rented land in an RV park, but Mori can easily move it anywhere she wants to in the future -- one of the perks of living tiny."

Sarah Grace's comment, February 17, 7:31 PM
reaction: This is so cool! i would totally live in this tiny home, it looks so cute! I think for $39,000 its very affordable and its a pretty good size for one person. I had to google the word "Mezzanine" ( A low story between two others in a building, typically between the ground and first floors). The computer fan venting out the cat smells it pretty cool too.
Sarah Grace's comment, February 17, 7:36 PM
Summary: Homeowner Vancouverite Isabella Mori Had a tiny 189 sq. ft home made just for her.( and her cat ). The home is second most unaffordable home in the world. She bought the tiny home for only $39,000 dollars. (very cheap) but its supper cute and has alot of storage.