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Elia Saikaly - Adventurer - Filmmaker - Speaker

Elia Saikaly - Adventurer - Filmmaker - Speaker | New learning | Scoop.it
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Great experience to follow.  Elia has spoken to Ottawa students from the top of Mt. Everest and our school followed him live on one of his later climbs.

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The jig is up for Canada’s school boards

The jig is up for Canada’s school boards | New learning | Scoop.it
In today’s education system, local trustees are an anachronism and have few substantive responsibilities
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Terrific article that challenges our current governance system in education - calls for the end of school boards - great idea!

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Analysis | Why Trump should think twice before blaming someone else for his meh 100 days

Analysis | Why Trump should think twice before blaming someone else for his meh 100 days | New learning | Scoop.it
His habit of assigning blame elsewhere just isn't working for him, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll
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Good to see blame being placed where it should be

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The Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

The Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts | New learning | Scoop.it
Good morning from rainy Maine. The rain doesn't stop us from playing outside, but it's not quite as fun as playing in the sun. I a
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Some terrific articles this week - especially on the new Google Earth

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What It Means to Be a Leader, 11 Tips

What It Means to Be a Leader, 11 Tips | New learning | Scoop.it
11 tips on leadership from Rodale, Inc CEO, Maria Rodale.
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"Get out of your comfort zone, and do new things and encourage your teams to do so, too, because that’s where creative ideas, strategic intelligence, and innovation come from"

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Poetry as Protest and Sanctuary: Jane Hirshfield’s Magnificent Poem Against the Silencing of Science and the Assault on Nature

Poetry as Protest and Sanctuary: Jane Hirshfield’s Magnificent Poem Against the Silencing of Science and the Assault on Nature | New learning | Scoop.it
"The facts were told not to speak / and were taken away. / The facts, surprised to be taken, were silent."
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Very powerful poem against silencing science 

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Class Tech Tips: 7 National Poetry Month Apps and Websites

Class Tech Tips: 7 National Poetry Month Apps and Websites | New learning | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />
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Great language arts resource

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24 websites to find original free pics

24 websites to find original free pics | New learning | Scoop.it
A simple list of 24 alternative websites to find high-quality, royalty-free images that don't cost a cent.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Great resource - always looking for good, free photos

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Flipboard on Flipboard

Flipboard on Flipboard | New learning | Scoop.it

Interesting list of leadership qualities, but might be too idealistic 

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excellent list, but I can't really say that I have seen even a handful of education leaderships who fit this description. Is this even possible?

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Canada moves to strip citizenship from man accused in Guatemala massacre | Toronto Star

Canada moves to strip citizenship from man accused in Guatemala massacre | Toronto Star | New learning | Scoop.it
Court documents claim Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes failed to disclose details of his military involvement.
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Incredible story that most Canadians do not know much about.

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My Mental Health Journey

My Mental Health Journey | New learning | Scoop.it
This week, my daughter asked if she could use me for an assignment on mental health.  She is in the middle of a Master's degree in Science, so I thought this might be a good time to write about something I have never disclosed publically.  I do this not to draw more attention to myself…
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My journey, please feel free to share and I hope this helps.

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Spotlight on Strategies Six Week Challenge | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Spotlight on Strategies Six Week Challenge | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | New learning | Scoop.it
This six-week progam will help you get you started with the Spotlight on Strategies available as part of your Discovery Education subscription. Register anytime in March, and you’ll receive weekly emails highlighting a different strategy with ideas for how to use it in the classroom. Try these strategies with your students and share their engagement and excitement.
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One of the great advantages of being part of the Discovery Ed Community - is your district part of Discovery?

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FBI Calls For Increased Surveillance Powers To Keep Pace With Evolving Threat Of Presidential Administrations

FBI Calls For Increased Surveillance Powers To Keep Pace With Evolving Threat Of Presidential Administrations | New learning | Scoop.it
The Onion, America's Finest News Source.
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Interesting idea from The Onion

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Should we still have School Boards? A Public Challenge

Should we still have School Boards? A Public Challenge | New learning | Scoop.it
In today's education system, in which budgets, curriculum and teaching credentials are handled at the provincial level, school boards are an an anachronism and have few substantive responsibilities. Most of what they do could be transferred to individual school principals, parents' committees or the province. Konrad Yakabuski, Globe and Mail, Monday, April 24. The Jig…
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a response to Konrad Yakabuski's excellent article on school boards in Ontario. We could sweep away several levels of bureaucracy, not only trustees, but most board officials. Our current system stops us from ever having excellent education in Canada.

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Teachers Going Gradeless – Arthur Chiaravalli – Medium

Teachers Going Gradeless – Arthur Chiaravalli – Medium | New learning | Scoop.it
After years of teaching using the principles of standards-based learning and grading, I encountered two findings that radically changed my perspective on assessment, grading, and reporting. The first…
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Great article - makes total sense to go gradeless - now just have to get rid of EQAO - senseless waste of money

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Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election.

Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election. | New learning | Scoop.it
As the F.B.I. investigated Hillary Clinton and the Trump campaign, James B. Comey tried to keep the bureau out of politics but plunged it into the center of a bitter election.
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Terrific article by New York Times on the political role of FBI chief James Comey - good reading.

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A Tour of the New Google Earth - Google Earth in Your Browser

A Tour of the New Google Earth - Google Earth in Your Browser | New learning | Scoop.it
This morning Google released a completely new version of Google Earth. The new version is designed to be used in the Chrome web browse
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Good review of new Google Earth

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Apple’s new Earth Day videos are the least Apple thing ever

Apple’s new Earth Day videos are the least Apple thing ever | New learning | Scoop.it
Four quirky cartoons define Apple's critical environmental mission.
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Great environmental ads by Apple - very different approach

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How to Make an Infographic: A Visual Guide for Beginners

How to Make an Infographic: A Visual Guide for Beginners | New learning | Scoop.it
A free step-by-step visual guide for beginners on creating on infographic, from how to write copy for your visual to how to promote it effectively.

Via Nik Peachey
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great resource for teachers

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The 4 Noble Truths of Emotional Suffering

The 4 Noble Truths of Emotional Suffering | New learning | Scoop.it
The Buddha laid out a four-step path to freedom from difficult emotions. Anyen Rinpoche says the secret is understanding why our emotions cause suffering.
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'Most of us start to practice Buddhism because we feel dissatisfied and disillusioned with life, in a general way or for some specific reason. Indeed, it is rare to meet someone who has turned to the dharma simply out of curiosity and not because of a real need to alleviate some discomfort or a painful situation.'

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El Salvador freezes OceanaGold bank accounts, assets over $8 mln payment

El Salvador freezes OceanaGold bank accounts, assets over $8 mln payment | New learning | Scoop.it
El Salvador froze bankaccounts and assets belonging to OceanaGold Corp afterthe mining company refused to pay the country $8 million asmandated by an international court, the Attorney General'sOffice said on Tuesday.
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Another wonderful example of corporate social responsibility

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Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | New learning | Scoop.it
The easiest way to follow your favorite blogs
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Great resources on social emotional learning

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NASA Spots New Crack in Greenland Glacier

NASA Spots New Crack in Greenland Glacier | New learning | Scoop.it

Is the Petermann Glacier getting ready to rupture again?
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"The Greenland ice sheet has suffered tremendous losses in recent years. One 2016 study estimates that between 2011 and 2014 alone, it lost about 270 gigatons of ice, or the equivalent of about 110 million Olympic swimming pools’ worth of water every year,"

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Community Update: March 17, 2017

Community Update: March 17, 2017 | New learning | Scoop.it

A update on new initiatives from Discovery Education

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Community update for members of the Discovery Education community

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Obstacles to Innovation in Education – reflection on George Couros

Obstacles to Innovation in Education – reflection on George Couros | New learning | Scoop.it
  This morning I read a great post by George Couros: Flipping the Script; 3 Obstacles to Innovation Viewed Differently. It ended with this statement: If we start looking at the challenges as a great way to get people to think differently about the “why, what, and how” of education, we are in a good spot. If…
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Innovation in education - overcoming obstacles, making progress.  Reflections part if the #IMMOOC Innovator's Mindset

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The Real Reason Teachers and Leaders are Overwhelmed

The Real Reason Teachers and Leaders are Overwhelmed | New learning | Scoop.it
Imagine you’ve been in education for 7, 11, 15 or even 25 years. In each of those years, you have grown as a professional, learned new technologies, shifted with the standards, had new initiative after
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"What can we focus on in the midst of all the change?

Our students.

And consistently focusing on what is best for them."

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