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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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The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens?

"The universe is unbelievably big – trillions of stars and even more planets. Soo… there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it?"
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Photo of last wartime raid discovered

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"A previously unpublished picture has been found showing an RAF crew preparing for the very last RAF wartime bombing raid against Nazi Germany."
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French School Deems Teenager’s Skirt an Illegal Display of Religion

"A secondary school in northeast France sent a 15-year-old student home for wearing a long skirt that the principal judged was 'an ostentatious sign' of the girl’s Muslim faith."
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Shockingly Few Students Are Proficient In U.S. History

Shockingly Few Students Are Proficient In U.S. History | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Which of these do the governments of Canada, France and Australia have in common: a) They are controlled by the military; b) They have constitutions that limit their power; c) They have leaders with absolute power; d) They discourage participation by citizens in public affairs? • If you chose b, you're smarter than more than 40 percent of America’s eighth graders. But that's a stubbornly low bar, according to a report released Wednesday by the federal government’s educational research arm."
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200 Free Documentaries Online

200 Free Documentaries Online | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Watch over 200 free documentaries online. The documentaries cover everything from music and cinema, to literature, religion, politics and physics. They're thought-provoking, eye-opening, and enlightening."
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What Makes a Good Instructional Designer?

What Makes a Good Instructional Designer? | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Somehow or the other, this question cropped up in the course of a conversation recently. So we asked our team of instructional designers what they thought. And here’s what they came up with – in no particular order, as they say:"
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Turning a Children’s Rating System Into an Advocacy Army

Turning a Children’s Rating System Into an Advocacy Army | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"James Steyer’s nonprofit organization, Common Sense Media, is known for offering parents guidance on games and videos, but he has a grander vision."
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Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers

Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"This is the first episode in a Bits video series that examines how robots are poised to change the way we do business and conduct our daily lives."
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Report Finds Low Number Of English Majors Have To Take Shakespeare Classes

Report Finds Low Number Of English Majors Have To Take Shakespeare Classes | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"As Shakespeare would say, 'We have seen better days.' • The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has found that less than 8 percent of the nation's top universities require English majors to take a course focused on Shakespeare.
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In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas

In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Universities, rather than being forums for free expression, are encouraging “safe spaces” to protect delicate sensibilities."
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11 images that capture the incredible vastness of space

"It's not just the size of objects in space that boggles the mind — it's the vastness of the timescales on which events in space occur. Pluto takes 248 Earth years to orbit the sun. To put it another way, the entirety of US history has occurred during a single Plutonian orbit. When Pluto was last in its current location, we hadn't invented aviation, let alone spaceflight. This map was released by NASA's New Horizons team in anticipation of the probe becoming the first spacecraft to visit Pluto in July.
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Mobilizing staff to use technologies in their teaching

Mobilizing staff to use technologies in their teaching | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Given the ubiquity of mobile devices being used by students in their university, a group of lecturers formed an action-learning group to learn collaboratively about enhancing their teaching with mobile pedagogies."
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How to Be Emotionally Intelligent

How to Be Emotionally Intelligent | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"What makes a leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, but also the ability to identify and monitor emotions and manage relationships."
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8 uncomfortable truths about teaching English in South Korea

8 uncomfortable truths about teaching English in South Korea | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Thinking about teaching English in South Korea? Know that the country's English schools contribute to classist education."
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How a 5'5" Basketball Player Trained Himself to Dunk

"Brandon Todd is one of the shortest men in the world capable of dunking a basketball."
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French School Deems Teenager’s Skirt an Illegal Display of Religion

French School Deems Teenager’s Skirt an Illegal Display of Religion | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
A secondary school in northeast France sent a 15-year-old student home for wearing a long skirt that the principal judged was “an ostentatious sign” of the girl’s Muslim faith.
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How the Heck Do You Implement “Student Empowerment”?

How the Heck Do You Implement “Student Empowerment”? | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Most classrooms follow a prescribed formula. Teachers plan and lay out what is going to be learned."
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Great Tips on How to Effectively Search Gmail and Google Drive

Great Tips on How to Effectively Search Gmail and Google Drive | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"In this wonderful video Google engineers Liu and Merrified share some interesting tips and insights on how to effectively search your Gmail and Drive.The purpose is to enable you to tap into some hidden gems that will allow you to search for what you need in Gmail or Drive quickly and accurately. • All of the search tips Liu and Merrified talked about in this tutorial include search and Boolean operators. This document from Gmail Help features some of the most useful operators to use when conducting internal searches in your Gmail. You should definitely bookmark and keep it for reference."
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What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25

What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25 | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Most of our brain's patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it's possible to change your brain's pathways and patterns with these methods."
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How to Attract Female Engineers

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"There are too few women in engineering, but we have seen that real-world programs can attract them to the field."
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Love and Merit

"Parenting in America is experiencing a silent epidemic of conditional love."
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Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative

Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Gamify a classroom by introducing a fun narrative, reframing assignments to fit into that narrative, and making students care about the outcome."
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Serving All Your Heroin Needs - NYTimes.com

"FATAL heroin overdoses in America have almost tripled in three years. More than 8,250 people a year now die from heroin. At the same time, roughly double that number are dying from prescription opioid painkillers, which are molecularly similar. Heroin has become the fallback dope when an addict can’t afford, or find, pills. Total overdose deaths, most often from pills and heroin, now surpass traffic fatalities. • If these deaths are the measure, we are arguably in the middle of our worst drug plague ever, apart from cigarettes and alcohol. • And yet this is also our quietest drug plague. Strikingly little public violence accompanies it. This has muted public outrage. Meanwhile, the victims — mostly white, well-off and often young — are mourned in silence, because their parents are loath to talk publicly about how a cheerleader daughter hooked for dope, or their once-star athlete son overdosed in a fast-food restaurant bathroom."
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What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing

What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Educator Larry Ferlazzo details how to make reading and writing relevant to students lives in order to motivate them."
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This Will Be the Top Business Skill of the Next 5 Years

This Will Be the Top Business Skill of the Next 5 Years | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Storytelling has been the buzzword off and on since advertising became a thing."
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