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My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me

My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
What happens when a father, alarmed by his 13-year-old daughter's nightly workload, tries to do her homework for a week
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A really great article about homework loads and the SENSE of it. Flipping the classroom certainly helps. But if homework is just that - work- and not learning, does it have a point besides keeping kids off the streets. I'm definitely veering towards the lower end of the homework spectrum. There should, indeed, be days when they can go home, and, Oh, I don't know, be kids?

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24 Struggles All Third Culture Kids Understand

24 Struggles All Third Culture Kids Understand | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
1. The question, “Where are you from?” is the most annoying, nerve-wrecking, anxiety-inducing question someone can ask you.
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What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness?

What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness? | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Taking the time to practice mindfulness, every day, several times a day, has made a big difference at a school trying to overcome trauma.
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Mindfulness in schools works!
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, March 31, 3:46 AM
This seems to be an example of how it can succeed when it isn't over-hyped. -Lon
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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers.

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I've gone through the 'download every new app and try to play with it' phase and now rarely seek out new apps. From time to time though, it's good to see what other professionals are recommending and using...

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 4, 2015 3:07 AM

Les applications sont sécondaires dans la pédagogie, mais sans elles on ne peut y arriver. Voilà une belle liste.

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#Education #Apps #iPad

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'I can be happy – or I can be a teacher'

'I can be happy – or I can be a teacher' | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The young woman walked into the staffroom and dropped disconsolately into her seat. What was the cause of the defeated body language? Could it be relationship problems, I wondered, or bad news about a loved one. Maybe it was a difficult pupil kicking off. No, this primary teacher had just been asked to complete yet another assessment, crunch the percentages and do it yesterday. 
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How to Instantly Relieve Anxiety

How to Instantly Relieve Anxiety | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Things have been a little rough for me lately, I’ve faced some stress with some personal family stuff, work stuff and relationship stuff, and though that always seems to be the case for pretty much everybody, there have been times where I was so nervous...
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All children at risk of sex abuse online, warns report

All children at risk of sex abuse online, warns report | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Children from stable backgrounds - who would not previously be categorised "at risk" - are being lured into abuse through the web, says Barnardo's report
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And this is why you should be worried about kids' internet freedom and unsupervised use...does your 11 year old really net a web-enabled smartphone?

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15-year-old invents $12 probe that harnesses energy from ocean currents - Interesting Engineering

15-year-old invents $12 probe that harnesses energy from ocean currents - Interesting Engineering | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

"Many of us have been bestowed the project of a pen pal in school. Teachers assign these projects in hopes of children being able to get a glimpse of another child’s life and culture, opening their mind to how other kids around the world live. Hannah Herbst, a 15-year old teenager in Florida, did not take this project lightly but used her pen pal’s story to inspire a pretty impressive invention for harnessing energy from ocean currents.

“I found out that she’s living in energy poverty, and she doesn’t have access to things that I take for granted every day,” Herbst explains the motivation from her 9- year old pen pal in Ethiopia. “Then I was boating with my family through the Boca Raton Inlet, and our boat was really jerked around by the current. I thought, why not use this power?”"


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Nuzzel - News From Your Friends

Nuzzel - News From Your Friends | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

Discover the best news stories shared by your friends
on Facebook and Twitter, without being overwhelmed
or missing anything.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 20, 2015 12:55 AM

This looks like a useful tool if you want to create Twitter and facebook feeds for selective groups of people.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2015 9:54 AM

I have mixed feelings about this. If everybody found the same news interesting it seems like that would be rather dull.

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Five numbers that sum up China's one-child policy - BBC News

Five numbers that sum up China's one-child policy - BBC News | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
iChina's government is abolishing its one-child policy, which was introduced to limit the birth rate. What difference has it made?
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So many unimagined consequences of social engineering...

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Mariana Trench Once Again Named Worst Place To Raise Child

Mariana Trench Once Again Named Worst Place To Raise Child | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

"Parenting magazine released its annual list of the best and worst places to raise a child this week, once again naming the Mariana Trench—an undersea chasm located 36,000 feet beneath the western Pacific Ocean—as the least desirable location for rearing children. The periodical’s staff reportedly selected amongst thousands of locations, weighing a diverse range of criteria such living costs, air quality, and local amenities, categories for which the pitch-black, silt-covered abyss unanimously received an 'F' rating."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 12, 2015 4:47 PM

Now this is funny.  True to form, the Onion is mocking how obsessed our society is about ranking neighborhoods and valuing social prestige.  Underlying this satirical humor are some real, social and spatial issues.  Buying a house or renting a place is in part an analysis of the structure itself, but value is ascribed to the geographic context of the home (as real estate agents say the three most import factors are: location, location, location).  Many parents are especially concerned about choosing the ‘right’ neighborhood and that drives the housing market.  Local amenities, schools, shopping, demographic profiles, income, crime rates, land use mix…a play a role in shaping the context in how people perceive the neighborhood’s desirability.   


Tags: housingneighborhood, cultural norms, culture.


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Homework Hell: Stanford Research Shows Pitfalls of Homework | Oceanside-Camp Pendleton, CA Patch

Homework Hell: Stanford Research Shows Pitfalls of Homework | Oceanside-Camp Pendleton, CA Patch | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Oceanside-Camp Pendleton, CA - Kids are showing signs of stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society.
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Too much technology 'could lower school results' - BBC News

Too much technology 'could lower school results' - BBC News | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils' performance, says a global study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
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The Compelled Educator: The 5 Times Technology Shouldn't be Used in the Classroom

The Compelled Educator: The 5 Times Technology Shouldn't be Used in the Classroom | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
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I'm sure that there are more than five, but most of us are guilty of these some of the time...

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Beyond Working Hard: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains

Beyond Working Hard: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Teaching practices around growth mindset have come a long way in the last few years. Common pitfalls have emerged, as well as strong examples of programs that
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4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Ask a question, label emotions, make decisions and give hugs
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An upward spiral - now that's a great thing to get caught up in.

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How to Keep up with all the Constant Changes in Technology

How to Keep up with all the Constant Changes in Technology | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Classroom teachers and technology innovation has been a hot topic for many, many years. It doesn’t have to be stressful trying to learn something new. Approaching new technology with a plan in place will help you to become a master at technology in the classroom and will reduce the stress that naturally comes with trying to learn new technology.

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Some really good advice and ideas here

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 11, 2015 12:49 PM

Simple, yet powerful tips. 

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, November 11, 2015 6:10 PM

Some useful tips.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 12, 2015 2:39 AM

Nice intro for rookies ;-)

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9 TED Talks on how games can improve your life

9 TED Talks on how games can improve your life | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
These talks show how gamification can bring the spark to everything from physical therapy to international relations.
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The Secret Ice-Breaker: The Type of Play that Boosts Connection - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

The Secret Ice-Breaker: The Type of Play that Boosts Connection - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
We humans were born to connect and we were born to play. Put them both together and it can spark off a little bit of magic. When we play, we connect. When we’re connected, we get playful. Play boosts academic success, lowers stress, flourishes our innovative side and nurtures well-being, and that’s all backed by research.... Read more »
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Do people understand what rape is? - BBC News

Do people understand what rape is? - BBC News | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
What are the rules when it comes to getting consent?
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Very interesting and insightful stuff here about the sex scene as teenagers experience it.

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The Mindfulness Journey

The Mindfulness Journey | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Stop doing what you are doing right now! Take three slow and complete breaths.  Now, do it again. It takes just a minute to stop and pause.  That’s how easy the practice of mindfulness can be....
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Some nice insights into being more mindful on a daily basis...

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Medium

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Welcome to Medium, a place to read, write, and interact with the stories that matter most to you. Every day thousands of new voices share…

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Has a welcoming feel to it as a writer....

 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 31, 2015 1:49 AM

This is a really nicely designed blogging platform which integrates community with other writers.

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Something Fishy in the Food Chain - Body Horrors

Something Fishy in the Food Chain - Body Horrors | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The Pacific broad tapeworm thrives in the guts of the sea lions that frolic in the waves of the Pacific Ocean, has been identified in the preserved poop of Peruvians mummified some five millennia ago, and is now making its way to seafood-loving Europeans through the briny conduits of the world-wide commercial fish trade. This …
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Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning

Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

The sheer scale of numbers of students led to bold proclamations of education disruption and a sector on the verge of systemic change. However, from the perspective of 2015, these statements appear increasingly erroneous as moocs have proven to be simply an additional learning opportunity instead of a direct challenge to higher education itself. Many of the issues confronting early mooc development and offerings could have been reduced if greater consideration was given to research literature in learning sciences and technology enabled learning.


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The undoubted future of Higher Ed
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Santos Arturo Gamez's curator insight, October 16, 2015 4:26 PM

A research study, explaining several ways of implementing educational material and methodologies that could be used for each one.  Taking into consideration the impact of technology and its growth into the educational area.  For example distance education, blended and online learning and the adaptation of technology in this field.

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 19, 2015 1:47 AM

añada su visión ...

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añada su visión ...

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Bright Shiny Objects And Their Effect on Innovation and Technology - TalentCulture

Bright Shiny Objects And Their Effect on Innovation and Technology - TalentCulture | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn StumbleUpon E-mail BufferInnovation and technology have become cornerstones of our society. Whether we are the innovators of the creation or the end-users, we thrive and demand more of what we want and keep pursuing it to an attained end result. So how do we understand the difference between valuable and …
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Why experts say high school should start after 10 a.m.

Teens aren't lazy, researchers argue — the adult world needs to adjust to their biological sleep patterns.
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