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Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Commending Writing

Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Commending Writing | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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this is a good article for teachers of the Common Core and also for teaching writing of any kind. i like the over view of author quotes covering the various reasons that writers write. Inspirational.
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The brain is wired in a 3D grid structure. Our brain pathways are organized like woven sheets and not as tangled as once thought

The brain is wired in a 3D grid structure. Our brain pathways are organized like woven sheets and not as tangled as once thought | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

"The brain appears to be wired in a rectangular 3D grid structure, suggests a new brain imaging study. (...) “Far from being just a tangle of wires, the brain’s connections turn out to be more like ribbon cables — folding 2D sheets of parallel neuronal fibers that cross paths at right angles, like the warp and weft of a fabric,” (...)

 

“The wiring of the mature brain appears to mirror three primal pathways established in embryonic development.” (...) “Before, we had just driving directions. Now, we have a map showing how all the highways and byways are interconnected,” said Wedeen. “Brain wiring is not like the wiring in your basement, where it just needs to connect the right endpoints. Rather, the grid is the language of the brain and wiring and re-wiring work by modifying it.”

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"By looking at how the pathways fit in the brain, we anticipated the connectivity to resemble that of a bowl of spaghetti, a very narrow and discreet object," (...) "We discovered that the pathways in the top of the brain are all organized like woven sheets with the fibers running in two directions in the sheets and in a third direction perpendicular to the sheets. These sheets all stack together so that the entire connectivity of the brain follows three precisely defined directions." (...)
"This is the first time it has ever been determined that the geometry of the brain is described by a three-dimensional grid," (...)

 

"The research took MRI scanners and new mathematical algorithms to determine a geometry to the relationship of nearby pathways in the brain so that each pathway was part of a two-dimensional sheet of pathways that together looked exactly like a woven sheet of fabric," Each pathway was part of a parallel series next to it crossed by a perpendicular series at a right angle, together which formed a woven grid.

 

The structure was part of a three-dimensional scaffold connections of the brain conformed to the extremely simple three-dimensional structure, a single woven grid with fibers in only three axes. By using diffusion MRI and mapping the three-dimension motion of the water molecules in the brain, the scientists ran the maps through mathematical algorithms that inferred from the water motion pattern the fiber architecture of the tissue of the brain." -- http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=123711&org=NSF&from=news


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4 Sneaky Signs You're Lonely (And What To Do About It)

4 Sneaky Signs You're Lonely (And What To Do About It) | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Whether it's a move to a new city or school, a breakup or a random rough patch, we all get lonely from time to time. This is pretty normal, but too much loneliness can be taxing on our mental and physical health.
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Encourage Creativity—Keep the Arts in Schools!

Encourage Creativity—Keep the Arts in Schools! | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Research shows that arts classes lead to success in school, work, and life. Students who are involved in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
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Entrepreneurs don't have a special gene for risk—they're rich kids with safety nets

Entrepreneurs don't have a special gene for risk—they're rich kids with safety nets | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The cult of the entrepreneur teaches us the wrong lesson.
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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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This article will be a great resource for student projects. 

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Oh boy! All the resources in one place! Happy Dancin'

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Παρότι στ' Αγγλικά, χρησιμότατο για τα ιστολόγια ή τα sites!

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The Pros & Cons of the Army Rangers

The Pros & Cons of the Army Rangers | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The United States Army Rangers is an elite group of warriors, sent into unusual environments to handle special operations duties. Rangers operate in jungle, desert and mountain environments, often tasked with more difficult specialized missions than those assigned to conventional Army troops. The pros and cons of Ranger life include family stresses and the toughness of the Ranger program. Rangers however are essential to Army operations, with a strong heritage and roots dating back to the Revolutionary War.
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Defense.gov News Article: Marines, Army Lead in Close-Quarters Combat Training

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"Right now, the world environment is more uncertain than it has ever been," he said. "Within a few days, a situation can escalate from humanitarian missions to full-scale combat." Bristol said the martial arts program integrates three warrior disciplines:

o Mental discipline: The development of the combat mindset and the study of the art of war.

Character discipline: The firm integration of ethics, values, integrity and leadership.Physical discipline, comprised of fighting techniques with rifle and bayonet, bladed weapons, weapons of opportunity (stick, club, gun), and unarmed combat; combative conditioning -- the ability to fight while fatigued in a combat environment; and combat sports -- boxing, wrestling, and wooden trainer bayonet fighting.

The Marines' martial arts training is composed of striking, grappling and weapons fighting skills, Bristol said. All Marines are required to earn a tan belt, representing entry-level training, he said. Subsequent higher awards of gray, green, brown and six degrees of black belts can also be earned.

The program develops confidence not only in individual Marine combat skills, Bristol said, "but also in the skills of your fellow Marines," because battlefield combat requires teamwork. Marines who learn lethal combat skills are expected -- and required -- to use them responsibly, he said.

"The program teaches the ability to kill, but it is also tightly balanced with ethics," Bristol said, as part of the Corps' definition of a warrior.

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20 fascinating facts about the majority of Americans

20 fascinating facts about the majority of Americans | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Some of them may surprise you.
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Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively | OEDB.org

Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively | OEDB.org | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
there are many helpful resources that make it easier to build on your existing skills while learning new ones. We’ve compiled links to sites dedicated to helping students, bloggers, and professional writers improve their techniques while also becoming better editors and researchers. Browse through the following list or focus on categories you need most. It’s organized by subject and resources are listed alphabetically within. With more than 150 resources to chose from, you’re bound to find something that can make your writing life a little easier.
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50 way to say looks/seems like.jpg

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When parenting styles clash | GreatKids

When parenting styles clash | GreatKids | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Whether you're right or wrong, call a cease-fire and find a way to build a united front for the kids’ sake.
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3 Ways Catholics Can Respond to the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

3 Ways Catholics Can Respond to the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
'We must be a Church that listens before it speaks'
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This piece indicates and explores how progressive attitudes are changing the Church. Religion serves purposes so needs to evolve in order to continue doing so.
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15 Ways to Accomplish More With the Right Kind of Humor

15 reasons and ways to attract support, trust, friendship, visibility and opportunities by employing the right kinds humor at work and it all parts of your life.

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My Ideasthesia

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I’m going to open up and tell you a secret.
Don't tell anyone...
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Court Wants Life Sentence in Salmonella Peanut Case

Court Wants Life Sentence in Salmonella Peanut Case | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The executive caused a huge salmonella outbreak
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There's No Federal Law Stopping Businesses From Discriminating Against Female Customers. Now There's A Bill To Fix That.

There's No Federal Law Stopping Businesses From Discriminating Against Female Customers. Now There's A Bill To Fix That. | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 barred places of public accommodation -- like movie theaters and restaurants -- from discriminating against people on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin.
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Loch Ness Monster Probably a Catfish, Says 24-Year Watcher

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Psychology researchers from the University of Missouri at Columbia havepublished a study in Addiction Research & Theory attempting to bring the conventional wisdom that there are many distinct ways to be drunk to its logical, scientifically-based conclusion. Their study, which involved 374 undergraduates at a large Midwestern university, drew from literature and pop culture in order to conclude that there are four types of drinkers: the Mary Poppins, the Ernest Hemingway, the Nutty Professor and the Mr. Hyde.

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How to Write with Substance

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Half the battle with writing is resisting this temptation of the ego. Stick to being straightforward, trust in plain language, and don’t use vocabulary to inflate weak ideas.

 
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Army Rangers Vs. Marines

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Army Rangers Vs. Marines

Army Rangers and Marines are similar positions in the U.S. military, with both requiring an ability to respond to variable special operations missions. These positions are elite fighting forces, and eligibility is limited to those able to endure rigorous, long-term training. However, the two positions differ with regard to training, structure and requisite ability. In addition, the Marines encompass their own branch of the military while Army Rangers are an elite subset of the Army branch.

 
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This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works

This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
"The greatest pleasure in science comes from theories that derive the solution to some deep puzzle from a small set of simple principles in
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The Rights and Wrongs of Blogging for Pay

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Writing-World.com brings you hundreds of articles by experts in every field of writing and publishing - to help you start your career off right, make more money, and get published!
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Character Traits Meme

Character Traits Meme | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Edit: Hey everyone. There's been a lot of disagreement in how I chose to categorize these traits, but I hope you all noticed at the bottom that I stuck in a mini disclaimer: By no means are all tra...
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