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Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People)

Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People) | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
A new study supports our hunch that kids who are exposed to the arts gain benefits beyond just being "more creative."
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Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School (EdSurge News)

Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School (EdSurge News) | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
“Rockstar” is a term that is being thrown around among educators lately. A few teachers and administrators who try new instructional practices—many that inevitably involve tech tools—earn that rockstar praise from their connected colleagues online.
But, teachers are driven by the same thing at
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This much I know about…what REALLY WORKS when preparing students for their examinations!

This much I know about…what REALLY WORKS when preparing students for their examinations! | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about what REALLY WORKS when preparing students for their examinations! I am keener than ever to spend as much time as possible in classrooms. As I wrote in a post last October, leading our…
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5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb

5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
Are any of these ineffective teaching methods still part of your practice? Time to reconsider.
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When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
These teachers made room for playful exploration and student passions in the classroom, helping their students to develop the purpose that drives them.
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8 Things I Know for Sure About Middle School Kids

8 Things I Know for Sure About Middle School Kids | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
I never planned to teach middle school. But once I started, I never looked back. And I became an expert on the idiosyncrasies of sixth, seventh, and eighth
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Fizzled out: a history of Coca-Cola flops

Fizzled out: a history of Coca-Cola flops | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
Sales of Coke Life, the green-canned drink, have slumped. Could it go the same way as New Coke, Tab Clear and other failed incarnations?
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Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids? Teach Them to Ask This Simple Question

Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids? Teach Them to Ask This Simple Question | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
It's not about what you want to
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10 Ways to Become a Better Teacher

10 Ways to Become a Better Teacher | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
Think back to when you were in school. Who was your favorite teacher? Who was the teacher you dreaded having? Almost everyone will instantly be able to answer these two questions. We've all had good teachers and unfortunately most of us have had teachers that were not effective. So what qualities does an effective teacher have that an ineffective teacher does not?
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Economy rests on Christian foundations

Economy rests on Christian foundations | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
Religion sits at the heart of modern structures, even if most don't know it.
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The Mind’s Eye Strategy

The Mind’s Eye Strategy | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
Some texts are just hard for students to get into. The Mind's Eye strategy tackles that problem head on, grabbing students' attention before they read a word.
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We've hit peak home furnishings, says Ikea boss

We've hit peak home furnishings, says Ikea boss | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
Company’s head of sustainability says consumption of many familiar goods is at its limit
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Dollar dives to seven-year low

Dollar dives to seven-year low | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
The Australian dollar has skidded to a seven-year low as commodity prices plunge and global stock markets tank on concerns around the Chinese economy and broader global growth prospects.
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Bono on the difference between Grace and Karma

Bono on the difference between Grace and Karma | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
"It's a mind-blowing concept that the God who created the Universe might be looking for company, a real relationship with people, but the thing that keeps me on my knees is the difference between Grace and Karma... You see, at the centre of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put…
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A Model of Good Teaching?

A Model of Good Teaching? | Frank Italiano | Scoop.it
  One of my guilty pleasures is watching MasterChef Junior, a cooking competition for 8 to 12 year olds, and as an educator, I have been analyzing it as a model for good teaching.  My observations include: The challenges are hands-on and naturally engaging for these kids. They are based on the kids' passion for…
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