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How our school developed an international approach to learning

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Executive headteacher Debbie Godfrey-Phaure talks about growing a global ethos in school, adapting to a multicultural student body and collaborating with schools in other countries (How our school developed an international approach to learning

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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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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

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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.

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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.
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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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Learning Is Non-Linear. Why Not Curriculum?

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Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-envision Justice

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Originally posted at Bitch Media1 When I tell people I am a prison abolitionist and that I believe in ending all prisons, they often look at me like I rode in on a unicorn sliding down a rainbow. E...
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A bunch of people lost hope of our world becoming peaceful and equal because of prisons and violence
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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.

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:29 PM

A service mentality is not just an ethical plus - it's required...

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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."

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Making Connections

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When teachers make a point of connecting with students as individuals, those students will feel valued, be willing to take risks, and ultimately thrive.
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Hayden Andrews's comment, April 1, 2015 12:04 AM
Students having a relationship (friend) could bring test scores up and grades
Hayden Andrews's comment, April 1, 2015 12:04 AM
Maybe its because someone helped them and believed them
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The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love

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NPR Ed is celebrating 50 Great Teachers. Today: The story of a young algebra teacher in Oklahoma oil country, who has taken an unorthodox approach to classroom math.
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