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The Writing Spirit - Sir Ken Robinson

Inspirational writing advice from Gary Zukav, Richard Bach, Ken Robinson, Yann Martel, and more. For more advice and inspiration, go to: http://www.authormag...

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I read a comment on one of Ken Robinson's talks from TED the other day - 'When I grow up I want to be Ken Robinson, or Batman, I haven't decided yet.' I thought it was a great comment!

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Will watch later, but I know it will be worthwhile.

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How Opening Up Classroom Doors Can Push Education Forward

How Opening Up Classroom Doors Can Push Education Forward | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
What if teachers embraced the idea of transparency as a form of activism, a way of shining light on what works in the classroom?
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We have some glass walls and an open door policy. We should be celebrating what is happening and sharing the learning, not hiding it away.

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Canvas Network Announces Minecraft MOOCs and App in a Suite of 15 MOOCs for K-12 Teachers, Students and Parents

Canvas Network Announces Minecraft MOOCs and App in a Suite of 15 MOOCs for K-12 Teachers, Students and Parents | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

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Changing Your Brain By Changing Your Mind

Changing Your Brain By Changing Your Mind | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
How meditation rewires your brain to be more positive
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How To Get Started With Visual Learning In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Get Started With Visual Learning In The Classroom - Edudemic | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Humans thrive on visual stimuli, and interaction. We don’t want to hear about the latest tablet, or even read an article about it. We want to see it for ourselves. More than that, we want to experience it for ourselves. We want to press all the buttons, test out the apps, and personalize every feature. …

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10 things teachers want to say to parents, but can't

10 things teachers want to say to parents, but can't | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The long school year is coming to an end and one primary teacher has a few things to share
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Walking improves brain power and boosts creativity - study - The Voice of Russia

Walking improves brain power and boosts creativity - study - The Voice of Russia | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Walking improves brain power and boosts creativity - study
The Voice of Russia
If you find yourself in a creative slump, scientists have a solution: take a walk.
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Using Social Media for Professional Growth

Social Samosa invited Gautam Ghosh, GM, HR Strategy at Philips India for a Twangout about 'Using Social Media for Professional Growth'. Curated by Ankita Gaba, Co-founder, Social Samosa, Gautam...
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State schools churning out a generation of 'amoral children' - Telegraph

State schools churning out a generation of 'amoral children' - Telegraph | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The chairman of the Independent Schools Association claims that pupils are no longer equipped with traditional values because of a focus on league table rankings in the state education system
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He's the Weird Teacher: Signal Boosting Positive Messages

He's the Weird Teacher: Signal Boosting Positive Messages | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
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Carrots and sticks are wrong way to motivate teachers

Carrots and sticks are wrong way to motivate teachers | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Implementing an ongoing teacher certification process is akin to scorching the lawn to get rid of weeds
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The worrying thing about this is that it needs to be said.

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Only 2% Of People Can Actually Multitask — This Test Will Tell You If You Are One Of Them

Only 2% Of People Can Actually Multitask — This Test Will Tell You If You Are One Of Them | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
If you think you'll ace the test, brace yourself: The people who think they are the best multitaskers are usually among the worst.
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What Lies Ahead For Digital Education

What Lies Ahead For Digital Education | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The Khan Academy, with ten million users visiting its web site every month, is at the leading edge of digital education. The Khan-SAT partnership will allow for self-paced learning and will level the playing field by providing access to those who are unable to afford proprietary preparation courses.
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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
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This is going to be big!

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The Peaceful Mind: 5 Step Guide to Feeling Relaxed Fast — PsyBlog

The Peaceful Mind: 5 Step Guide to Feeling Relaxed Fast — PsyBlog | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
How to fight a psychological scourge of the modern world.
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Compassion seen as way to eliminate 'epidemic of anger' in schools - The Seattle Times

Compassion seen as way to eliminate 'epidemic of anger' in schools - The Seattle Times | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Compassion seen as way to eliminate 'epidemic of anger' in schools
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Eight Tips for Teaching Mindfulness in High School

Eight Tips for Teaching Mindfulness in High School | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
A mindfulness teacher shares what he's learned about teaching moment-to-moment awareness to teenagers.
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What I Learned at Cambridge | Western Conservatory

What I Learned at Cambridge | Western Conservatory | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
"British educator Sir Ken Robinson...learned that typical, modern schooling kills. It kills imagination,... http://t.co/Y3kxerFtnl
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No. 1 Shanghai may drop out of PISA

No. 1 Shanghai may drop out of PISA | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
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What’s Really At Stake? Untangling the Big Issues Around Student Data

What’s Really At Stake? Untangling the Big Issues Around Student Data | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
As student data moves online, concerns from some parents and teachers are mounting around the safety of protecting the data from getting in the hands of corporations.
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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers
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Yes George, School Counsellors Do Have A Hashtag

Yes George, School Counsellors Do Have A Hashtag | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
  Thanks to @hatcherelli I saw this post today and it got me to thinking about the many times I have seen this kind of post! There has been a hashtag for school counsellors for a very long tim...
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We've also started #IntlSC for International School Counsellors

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Scope and Sequence | Common Sense Media

Scope and Sequence | Common Sense Media | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Test stress leading cause of suicide for elementary, middle school students

Test stress leading cause of suicide for elementary, middle school students | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
A new study has analyzed suicides of children and young teens,
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Paul LeValley: Testing won’t help the art of teaching

Paul LeValley: Testing won’t help the art of teaching | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Fifty years after I started teaching, I am retiring.
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Are We Failing Our Kids?

Are We Failing Our Kids? | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
A bored student needs a different learning environment, not a different mental one. What can that look like?
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