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Comparing the Success of Nations in Schooling

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Andreas Schleicher, special advisor to the secretary general of OECD, has run the organization's international education surveys since 2000.
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The Most Important Skill to Teach Students in the Age of Social Media (It's Not What You Think)

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Dear reader, consider: Is there any more important question in the 21st century than how to determine truth?

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ScienceNetwork WA

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Join the ScienceNetwork Western Australia to keep up to date with science events and the current research happening here in WA ...


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Global Partnership Latest Development | Serian UK

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Global Partnership Latest Development. by admin on November 2, 2012 in Blog. n July 2012 Mr Lee ,the Headmaster of Ellesmere Port Catholic High School visited Noonkodin Secondary School. He was joined by two teachers from the ...

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How to teach ... gravity

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Felix Baumgartner's amazing 24-mile plunge to Earth is a great way to introduce the subject of gravity and the Guardian Teacher Network has lots of resources to help explain this force...
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I learned alot about gravity in this 1 article its very descriptive and intereating...I liked it.
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Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice

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Focus on Education in Regina: Should kids be allowed to fail? - News Talk 980 CJME

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  If we believe in 21 century education then do grades count?  hmmm. Focus on Education in Regina: Should kids be allowed to fail?


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After a Year Teaching High School, Tony Danza Says We Owe Educators an Apology - Education - GOOD

After a Year Teaching High School, Tony Danza Says We Owe Educators an Apology - Education - GOOD | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
Dismal parental involvement, fights, and low test scores opened the actor's eyes to the tough reality in Philly schools.

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How have international experiences influenced you as a teacher?

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Teachers are a globe-trotting bunch - travelling and working overseas.

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Welcome | Big Picture Education Australia

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starting new schools, supporting school change and influencing the education conversation...
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Globaledreflections blog - Global Education Project, Victoria

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Sharing ideas on learning with a global perspective...

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North Carolina to outlaw student cyber bullying of teachers | eSchool News

It soon will be illegal for a student to bully a teacher online in North Carolina, under an expansion of the state’s cyber bullying law that goes into effect Dec. 1 and might be the first of its kind in the country.


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8 Most Shocking Bullying Stories

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From the mother who gave a gun to her bullied kid to another who choked her daughter's bullier, meet some unbelievable cases of bullying.

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it's crazy and downright ignorant on how much bullying goes on, there is no point in it and people who do it must be heartless and dont care about anyone but their selfs .
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Post-Election: Teaching Kids How to Respectfully Disagree

Anthony Jackson is vice president for education at Asia Society.
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IWDA | International Day of the Girl Child

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Ugandan Rangers Visit Clanfield Junior School « Queen Elizabeth ...

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Clanfield Junior School is twinned with Bukorwe Primary in the south of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and as both Ugandan Rangers knew of Bukorwe they were keen to see what its English Counterpart was like.

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101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About

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The 101 best web 2.0 tools for teachers based on functionality, application in education, ease of use and compatibility with popular educational technology.


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Stages of Personalized Learning Environments | Bray & McClaskey

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Personalizing learning for all learners means understanding the different stages of personalized learning environments (PLE). Stage One is teacher-centered with learner voice and choice. Stage Two is when teachers co-design learning with the learners. Stage Three is when learners design and drive their own learning.

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How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Powerful Learning Practice

How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Powerful Learning Practice | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it

Looking back now, I realize something I never understood then — what he had instilled was an ability to think critically. Along with creativity, collaboration, and communication, critical thinking is one of the four components of learning in the 21st century. Unlike the other three, critical thinking is often difficult to reduce to bite-size pieces of understanding and challenging to teach to others.


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GoAnimate for Schools

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GoAnimate4Schools is a safe environment for students to fully express their creativity through video and a great place for educators to share educational videos with other educators worldwide.

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Documentary: Last Train Home

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Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year in the world's largest human migration.

 

I've posted in the past about this documentary which portrays the The cultural importance of New Year's in China and the massive corresponding migratory shifts that take place.  What is new is that the 85 minute documentary is now available online.  "Last Train Home takes viewers on a heart-stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life. They return to a family growing distant and a daughter longing to leave school for unskilled work. As the Zhangs navigate their new world, Last Train Home paints a rich, human portrait of China's rush to economic development."

 

Tags: China, EastAsia, migration, development, labor, development, transportation, unit 2 population.


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The Global Food Waste Scandal

TED Talks 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.

 

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perpective on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.


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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 6:13 PM

Ted explains it well how we all waste perfectly good food that people would like to eat. Also it was amazing how much food was in the dumpsters that was just a day or week old. That meat could feed hundreds of people that are struggling to eat and all that meet to waste. 

megan b clement's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:51 AM

Ted talks about just how wasteful our planet is. How we just ignore the issue and act like it will  not affect us in the future. When he shows you video and pictures of massive piles of the ends of a loaf of bread or all the food that Stop and Shop throws out because it does not "look" good for the customer. How every little bit of help counts you can try to make a little bit of an effort to be less wasteful. We have so much unnecessary waste. Like when he uses the example of how many people throw away the ends of a loaf of bread then he shows the waste of the ends of bread in massive piles it makes you sick. Especially with all of the hungry people in the world we need to be more resourceful.

 

 

Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 21, 2014 2:13 PM

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perceptive on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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Linguists Reveal Ancient Relations Between Language Families

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Dutch linguists have developed a new method using Bayesian phylogenetic approaches to analyze the evolution of structural features in more than 50 language families.

 

The study explores how stable over time the structural features of languages are – aspects like word order, the inventory of sounds, or plural marking of nouns. “If at least some of them are relatively stable over long time periods, they promise a way to get at ancient language relationships,” the linguists stated in the paper. “But opinion has been divided, some researchers holding that universally there is a hierarchy of stability for such features, others claiming that individual language families show their own idiosyncrasies in what features are stable and which not.”

 

Using a large database and many alternative methods they show that both positions are right: there are universal tendencies for some features to be more stable than others, but individual language families have their own distinctive profile. These distinctive profiles can then be used to probe ancient relations between what are today independent language families. This work thus has implications for our understanding of differential rates of language change, and by identifying distinctive patterns of change it provides a new window into very old historical processes that have shaped the linguistic map of the world. It shows that there is no conflict between the existence of universal tendencies and factors specific to a language family or geographic area.


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Empathy: The Antidote to Bullying

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We must change from re-acting against bullying, to pro-acting for empathy. We change our culture by how we interact relationally with others, not by sloganizing.

 

Empathy has little to do with slogans, rallies, reports, celebrities, or anti-defamation league banners.Empathy is a quiet, powerful work; it is the power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person's feelings, or in simple colloquialism "walking in someone else's shoes." It is about "connecting." Bullying, conversely, is about "disconnection." The bully needs to identify and establish something about the victim that is different (that provides reason to disassociate) in order to bully. The bully needs to feel and believe there is a disconnection. In some ways bullying serves as a barometer showing the health of our communities. It measures the level of disconnect we allow between one another.

 

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Nick Lesley's comment, May 27, 2014 3:59 PM
it needs to be a law that if you bully you should pay a fine cause its cold-hearted and disrespectful to others it doesnt just hurt them either it could lead to suicide and hurt other families as well.