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Warning: Good Grades May Harm Student Health

Warning: Good Grades May Harm Student Health | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. This article makes the case that good grades matter far less in school than developing internal strengths like critical thinking, compassion, and curiosity.

 

Even for children who naturally perform well on academic tests, a good grade is only one measurement of success.

 

===> A few things that school testing cannot measure include: <===

 

- Open-Mindedness

- Effort

- Social & Emotional Intelligence

- Critical Thinking

- Initiative

- Creativity

- Collaboration

- Curiosity

- Respect

- Kindness

- Capacity to love

- Honesty

- Compassion

 

Internal strengths, like those listed above, are far more important to a life of success and well-being than whether a child earns an “A” on an Algebra exam or are accepted to a top-rated university. In fact, many tests only measure a student’s ability to produce a correctly memorized answer.


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AnnC's curator insight, January 15, 2013 9:44 PM

The importance of being well rounded in learning.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:23 PM

Something teachers have known for a while and are continually fighting against in media perceptions. There are more I portent things than grades.

BookChook's curator insight, January 21, 2013 5:36 PM

Such a dilemma for parents, kids and teachers who can see the big picture but are locked into a testing regime. 

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Book Trailers for Readers - home

Book Trailers for Readers - home | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

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BookChook's curator insight, January 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Great place for kids to browse and find boooks via trailers. 

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Can We Create Genius Or Does It Have To Be Inspired?

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Is genius something that is innate, or can it be inspired and brought out over time? These debates have fascinated philosophers and educators for centuries, and can be briefly looked at via arguments for genius as being something tied to genetics, and as something that can be, if not created, certainly inspired and refined through hard work.

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Graphic novels for every subject

Graphic novels for every subject | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Comic book-style books known as graphic novels come in all categories — from biographies to adaptations of classics. The subject areas also include math, science, social studies and sports.

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Google's Stance on the Common Core: It's Flawed

Google's Stance on the Common Core: It's Flawed | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Education Week Teacher's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders.
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The Book Chook: Let's Use Chants and Rhymes with Kids

The Book Chook: Let's Use Chants and Rhymes with Kids | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

Ideas for using chants and rhymes at home and in the classroom. 


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50 Awesome Chemistry Videos For The Busy Science Teacher

50 Awesome Chemistry Videos For The Busy Science Teacher | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
50 Awesome Chemistry Videos For The Busy Science Teacher...

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20+ Free Online Libraries - Getting Smart

20+ Free Online Libraries - Getting Smart | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

It’s a shame more people are not aware of the wide array of free online libraries. Databases, books, videos, audio recordings and e-books are available, just waiting to be viewed and used.


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The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.

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The 5 Most Overhyped Trends in Education

The 5 Most Overhyped Trends in Education | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
For your perusal, a completely subjective list of five things happening right now in education that are getting lots of notice, energy and resources but don’t deserve it, and why I think we n...

 

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http://acampbell99.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/the-5-most-overhyped-trends-in-education/

 


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Gust MEES's comment, November 5, 2012 4:22 PM
Hi Tammy, It is NOT FUNNY AT ALL to see that YOU removed my opinion in that Curation! That is felt as Censorship for me, sorry and I don't like Censorship at ALL!!! I suggest to YOU to delete that post and to curate it from original address or YOU keep it and YOU bring in again my opinion in the text! That is Curation, not only copy&paste! Curation is made for leaving the opinion of a curator, otherwise it would be aggregation, OK ;) Have a great day :)
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5 Must See TED Talks for Kids

TED has some fantastic collection of videos made by kids. These are inspiring talks about talented kids and what it took them to find their talents.

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Reading Tips for Parents of First Graders | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Reading Tips for Parents of First Graders | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
ive your child lots of opportunities to read aloud. Inspire your young reader to practice every day! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week.

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Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner

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Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom

Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Educational leaders have to have the courage to reinvent our schools for real this time. And our teachers must be teachers of children as well as teachers of their subject area.

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Libraries Are More Relevant Than Ever - Room for Debate

Libraries Are More Relevant Than Ever - Room for Debate | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Libraries are a place for personal growth and reinvention, a gathering place for civic engagement. By Luis Herrera.

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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different - TeachThought

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different - TeachThought | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

If the 20th century model was to measure the accuracy and ownership of information, the 21st century’s model is form and interdependence. The close thinking needed to grasp this is not beyond the reach of a typical middle school student, but it may be beyond their thinking habits.


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Free English Grammar Lessons and Tests

Free English Grammar Lessons and Tests | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Free online English grammar lessons and tests. Glossary of grammatical terms and common grammar errors.

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The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn?

The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn? | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

"James Joyce affirms that geniuses not only accept mistakes as part of the learning process, but willingly seek them out as doors to self-discovery. In education, our perception of mistakes is important. It challenges conceptions of what defines success and failure."


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Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics

Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

Infographics on being creative in life and inspiration with top 29 ways to be creative on success and startup exploring and researching ideas and concept...


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Elisa Vivancos's comment, December 22, 2012 3:46 AM
http://allinfographics.org/top-29-best-ways-to-stay-creative-in-life-inspirational
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I need motivation to stay creative and this infographic by @all_infographic is a winner.

Ana Gea's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:03 PM

Most importantly- Have fun & Finish something. 

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Scale Tips Toward Nonfiction Under Common Core

Scale Tips Toward Nonfiction Under Common Core | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
To satisfy college and workplace demands, the standards' framers are telling schools to shift more attention to informational text.
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Five Reasons Why Teaching Is Still Great

Five Reasons Why Teaching Is Still Great | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Despite all the negative news about teachers, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate the profession, says a high school teacher.
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The Book Chook: Let's Vary Kids' Reading and Writing Diet

The Book Chook: Let's Vary Kids' Reading and Writing Diet | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

A varied reading and writing diet is important to enrich kids' lives.  


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