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Why extroverts fail, introverts flounder and you probably succeed

Why extroverts fail, introverts flounder and you probably succeed | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"The conventional view that extroverts make the finest salespeople and leaders is so accepted that we’ve overlooked one teensy flaw: There’s almost no evidence it’s actually true."
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Libraries of Life

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"Specimen libraries are vital for biology. So why are museums being forced to cut their funding?"
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36 Questions on the Way to Love

"Grab a partner — friend, love or stranger — and get intimate with this free mobile app from The New York Times."
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Guerrillas call in Miss Universe

Guerrillas call in Miss Universe | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Rebels from Colombia's Farc invite the country's newly crowned Miss Universe to assist their peace negotiations with the government."
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Is Your First Grader College Ready?

Is Your First Grader College Ready? | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Mock applications at age 6, campus tours at 10. More and more elementary schools are introducing college awareness. Is it ever too early to plan for the future?"
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To Stop Violence, Start at Home

To Stop Violence, Start at Home | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Men who become killers often begin by attacking their wives and children."
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Harper Lee to publish Mockingbird 'sequel'

"An unpublished novel by Harper Lee is to finally see the light of day, 60 years after the US author put it aside to write To Kill a Mockingbird."
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Alexander the Great’s Legacy Stirred Up by Excavation

Alexander the Great’s Legacy Stirred Up by Excavation | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"A dig at an ancient tomb in Greece and a possible link to Alexander the Great have captured the nation’s imagination."
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Man charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder

"93-year-old has admitted to serving as SS guard at Nazis’ Auschwitz camp"

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Wasting Money on Whiteboards. . .

"Blogger’s Note: I’m a bit worked up today, so this post has rant written all over it. It’s heavy on the Radical and light on the Tempered. Read at your own risk."
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A Teenager’s View on Social Media

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"I read technology articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, especially in regards to social media. However, I have yet to see a teenager contribute their voice to this discussion. This is where I would like to provide my own humble opinion. • For transparency, I am a 19-year-old male attending The University of Texas at Austin. I am extremely interested in social media’s role in our society as well as how it is currently evolving. Thus, the views I provide here are my own, but do stem from observation of not only my own habits but my peers’ habits as well." Via: http://news.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/what-were-reading-20/?smprod=nytcore-iphone∣=nytcore-iphone-share
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Abbey Theatre celebrates rich 110-year history in 110 moments

Abbey Theatre celebrates rich 110-year history in 110 moments | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Interactive website celebrates National Theatre’s achievements
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The 12 missions of Christmas

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"Many of us spend Christmas far from loved ones, but BBC Future pays tribute to the farthest flung of all – our spacecraft exploring the Solar System and beyond."
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Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher

Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Newly released documents show the extent of the links between corporate interests and the published work of Wei-Hock Soon, a Smithsonian-affiliated scientist who has tried to debunk the consensus about global warming."
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To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
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"More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in my own life, which is how I found myself standing on a bridge at midnight, staring into a man’s eyes for exactly four minutes. • Let me explain. Earlier in the evening, that man had said: “I suspect, given a few commonalities, you could fall in love with anyone. If so, how do you choose someone?'"
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Lynching as Racial Terrorism

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"A new report aims to force Southern towns and the nation to confront an era of racial terror directly and recognize its ramifications today."
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Adnan Syed from 'Serial' granted appeal

Adnan Syed from 'Serial' granted appeal | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"The US man jailed for killing his ex-girlfriend and made famous in the top podcast "Serial" wins the right to appeal against his conviction."
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Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

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"The blended classroom is designed to meet the individual needs of student by allowing teachers to personalize instruction. This strategy can be used for any subject and any grade level. Blended learning combines face-to-face and online instruction. It allows students to work with teachers in school and have online resources at home. It is similar to the flipped classroom, but with more emphasis on in-class work with the teacher over video/home content. Project Based Learning is a type of blended classroom. Students work on projects at home, and in class. In class, they can ask the teacher for help, and continue on the project at home, with online materials for help. By having online materials available, students have access to support when out of the classroom. Students access some material at home and complete some work at home, while leaving more time during class to get into deeper context with the teachers. "
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What's in Those Supplements?

What's in Those Supplements? | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"New York’s attorney general said that tests on popular store brands of herbal supplements at Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC found that roughly four out of five of the products contained none of the herbs listed on the labels."
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The Rising Costs of Youth Sports, in Money and Emotion

The Rising Costs of Youth Sports, in Money and Emotion | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"'All you need to do to see what sport gets wrong is flip that scenario indoors and make that coach a French teacher,” he continued. “Your French teacher is inches away from your child’s face and screaming because she can’t conjugate a verb? Parents would stand by and allow that? No, they’d be incensed.”

Mark Hyman, an assistant professor at George Washington University who has written books on youth sports, said that parents whose goal is to give their children the best chance in life or to get them a scholarship to college were not looking at the statistics.

“Parents think these investments are justified; they think it will lead to a full ride to college,” he said. “That’s highly misinformed. The percentage of high school kids who go on to play in college is extremely small. In most sports it’s under 5 percent. And the number for kids getting school aid is even smaller — it’s 3 percent.”

His advice? “What I tell parents is if you want to get a scholarship for your kids, you’re better off investing in a biology tutor than a quarterback coach,” he said. “There’s much more school dollars for academics.'"

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For Auschwitz Museum, A Time of Great Change

For Auschwitz Museum, A Time of Great Change | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"As the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum observes the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps, it is focusing on new generations of visitors."
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Protest head quits amid 'Hitler' row

Protest head quits amid 'Hitler' row | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"The head of Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement quits after disparaging anti-refugee comments and a photo showing him apparently posing as Hitler emerge."
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New timelapse shows six months of views from space in six minutes

"A mesmerizing timelapse using 12,500 photos taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst shows auroras, city lights, spacecraft, and more."
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Rage Against the Common Core

"Starting in the mid-1990s, education advocates began making a simple argument: National education standards will level the playing field, assuring that all high school graduates are prepared for first-year college classes or rigorous career training. While there are reasons to doubt that claim — it’s hard to see how Utah, which spends less than one-third as much per student as New York, can offer a comparable education — the movement took off in 2008, when the nation’s governors and education commissioners drove a huge effort to devise 'world-class standards,' now known as the Common Core." • "At least four states that adopted the Common Core have opted out. Republican governors who initially backed the standards condemn them as 'shameless government overreach.'"
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