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The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success: Eduardo Briceno at TEDxManhattanBeach

Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference in the world.  In this TEDx, Eduardo Briceno draws upon Dweck's research in terms of the way we understand intelligence and abilities, and how our understanding deeply impacts success. He uses real life examples and explains why feedback should be process related, the power of failing, the neuroscience behind the research, and the reasons why we should listen to our inner voices and teach a growth mindset.  

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To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services

To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Poor students don’t just need teachers. They need social workers.
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Huge fan of the community school model (or wrap-around services).  Funding streams and a whole system's perspective are the primary  roadblocks. 

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The Learning Myth: Why I'm Cautious About Telling My Son He's Smart

The Learning Myth: Why I'm Cautious About Telling My Son He's Smart | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
By: Salman Khan
Join the #YouCanLearnAnything movement


My 5-year-­old son has just started reading. Every night, we lie on his bed and he reads a short book to me. Inevitably, he’ll hit a word
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Well, I've already messed up by telling my children they're smart...too late to change that!  I have intuitively understood, however, that the brain is a muscle and that IQ/intelligence is not fixed.  So, I get 1 point for that!

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Teaching Is Not a Business

Teaching Is Not a Business | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Reformers misunderstand how central human relationships are to the educational process.
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Amen! It doesn't matter what education sector, it's all about building trusting and caring relationships. 

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NY TIMES: Where We Came From, State by State

NY TIMES: Where We Came From, State by State | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Charts showing how Americans have moved between states for 112 years.
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Interactive maps that show where most folks arrived from state-by-state.  Just plug yours in at the bottom.  Interesting!

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Severe obesity in kids on the rise

Severe obesity in kids on the rise | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The decline of childhood obesity rates seen in a couple of recent studies may be nothing more than an illusion, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.
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Anthony Fazzary's curator insight, August 13, 4:52 PM

Dont always go by studies..... Go by actions and lifestyles... What lifestyle are you offerring your child? 

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Jordan Jenkins- I Belong to No One by Youth Media Project

Jordan Jenkins- I Belong to No One by Youth Media Project | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Sometimes stories are just stories, tales told to entertain our friends. But sometimes they

contain lives, sometimes they explain the shadows in between rips, or the whispered

confessions to the moon when everybody else is asleep.

We all have a story to tell. We own the things that have happened to us. It is our life and we

have every right to speak up about our own suffering.

I was six the first time a man touched me in the places a bathing suit should cover. My body

became a crime scene with ripped caution tape wrapped around my hips before I knew what

was happening. My suffering began the moment he lead me into that dark room.

I spent the next few years locking every single memory of him away in a wooden box in the

darkest corners of my mind.

I was fourteen when the box started to crumble. Nightmares haunted my sleep and a dark cloud

hovered above me during the day. My screams would wake me up in the middle of the night and

I would spend the next hour shaking in bed, too afraid to move.

I was fourteen the first time memories started slipping through the holes in the box. One second

I was following my friend into her garage and the next I was laying naked on a wood floor

with my wrists encased in a stone hard grip. The box was shattered and its sharp edges were

shredding me from the inside out.

I was fourteen the first time I began to feel the poison running through my veins.

I was fourteen the first time I drew blood from my wrist in an attempt to drain the sickness that

that man infected me with. I turned every place he ever touched me into a rigid scar.

I was fifteen the first time I sat on a roof of one of the tallest buildings in town and wondered if

the fall would kill me.

I was fifteen the first time I stood in front of a train and waited for it to hit me. But when the train

roared by, I stepped to the side, the wind whipping my hair around and streaking my tears over

my cheeks. I didn’t want the last thing I saw to be the conductor's face frozen in terror.

I was fifteen the first time I took a breath of toxic white smoke and held it in my lungs until they

burned.

I was fifteen the first time I let the sweet smelling smoke wrap around my mind and take me up

into the stars.

I was fifteen the first time I put my life in danger to feel a rush because my fate was in the hands

of chance and for a second I couldn’t feel his fingers brushing over my hips.

I was sixteen the first time I willingly let a stranger use my body for his pleasure. None of the

strangers ever thanked me for letting them touch me. Instead, I thanked them for helping me

destroy myself a little bit more.

I was sixteen the first time I realized what was happening.

I was sixteen the first time I lost my breath because of what I was doing to myself, the first time I

whispered my story through a clenched jaw and shaking fists, the first time I managed to take a

real breath again.

I was sixteen when I realized that I wanted to get better.

I am sixteen and I am taking my body back.
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Telling the Kids: ‘We're Moving.’

Telling the Kids: ‘We're Moving.’ | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Telling my children we were moving from Atlanta to Nashville was easier than I thought it would be. Getting over worrying about how the move would affect them was not.
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Does moving hard-wire us for change and newness later in life.  Some great questions and lines of thought.

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The Educator and the Growth Mindset

The Educator and the Growth Mindset | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
I am facilitating an in-service on Growth Mindsets for Educators.  I created an infographic, Thinglink, and Slide Presentation of resources that I am sharing below: Thinglink that contains links to...

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The Google Slide Presentation included within the Infographic link is worth scanning...

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit (Australian Institute for Teaching & School Leadership...Free Resources)

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit (Australian Institute for Teaching & School Leadership...Free Resources) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter, xavier suñé, Javier Sánchez Bolado
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A wealth of resources!  Here is a direct link to the site in case you have difficulty with it:  http://www.aitsl.edu.au/docs/default-source/professional-growth-resources/professional-learning-resources/essential_guide_leading_culture.pdf

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Afelio Padilla's curator insight, August 14, 12:41 PM

Rescooped for Charles Voth. Try,alternatively, http://toolkit.aitsl.edu.au/category/professional-learning/

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Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, August 14, 1:51 PM
THe link worked for me. Sorry if you were having trouble Charles Voth, one notification is enough. Regards
Chris Carter's comment, August 14, 5:21 PM
Link works for me, too. Perhaps it was a digital hiccup.
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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."

What is it that help students pay attention?

* Problem solving

* Comparisons

* Visuals

* Questions

* Emotions

* Stories

* Contrast

* Controversy

* Brevity

* Lists


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DPG plc's curator insight, July 23, 3:02 AM

Time to move away from the 'read, click next, read. click next

Clare Treloar's curator insight, July 24, 5:08 PM

a great summary about ways to target our learners in the digital space. 

Mark Treadwell's curator insight, July 27, 12:47 PM

A great list of elements that contribute to a good prompt. Prompts initiate curiosity via the stimulation of the release of hormones that trigger astrocytic cells (75% of all brain cells) in the brain to trigger neurons to map and automate complex neural patterns we call ideas and concepts. MT

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Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too…

Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too… | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
If we expect our students to develop 21st century skills, then we must model them for our students and each other. We must take risks, grow, and learn.
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The Benefits of Failing at French

The Benefits of Failing at French | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Work out your brain by struggling to learn a new language.
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Two universities "hypothesized that language study should prove beneficial for older adults, noting that the cognitive tasks involved — including working memory, inductive reasoning, sound discrimination and task switching — map closely to the areas of the brain that are most associated with declines due to aging. In other words, the things that make second-language acquisition so maddening for grown-ups are the very things that may make the effort so beneficial".

 

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Controversial Common Core: What You Should Know Before Taking Sides

Controversial Common Core: What You Should Know Before Taking Sides | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The Common Core Standards are highly controversial. As their implementation approaches we examine some pros and cons of the Common Core Standards.
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I appreciate this post as it adequately presents both sides of the issue. There are plenty of professional development & start-up costs related to the implementation stages, plus an overall vagueness in the standards, although this permits more faculty discretion and flexibility (an ingredient teachers always say they want).  Overall, there are many (if not more) politically charged & change resistance issues--something to be expected.  Change is always hard, but having international benchmarks, a common national language and assessment criteria in order to finally compare state's nationally (something a few states and union folks really don't like) is not only a momentous step, it's also much more cost effective.  

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Why Art Teachers are The Most Important Teachers in the School

Why Art Teachers are The Most Important Teachers in the School | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
I know that I'll be sparking quite a bit of controversy in this post, but I feel that in light of recent budget cuts and a general misunderstanding about
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Topography of Religion

Topography of Religion | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"The Pew survey sorts people into major groupings--Christians; other religions, including Jewish and Muslim; and 'unaffiliated,' which includes atheist, agnostic and 'nothing in particular.'  Roll your cursor over the map to see how faiths and traditions break down by state."


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I love these interactive maps by State! Very interesting.  

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, August 25, 7:08 AM

unit 3

Tom Franta's curator insight, August 25, 9:51 AM

Interactive map showing religion by state

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 12:27 PM

APHG-Unit 1

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Blogging It Forward - Her Next Chapter (On Writing, Girl Empowerment & more)

Blogging It Forward - Her Next Chapter (On Writing, Girl Empowerment & more) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
  When Lisa Kaplin invited me to participate in a blog hop a few weeks ago, I had no idea what that was, but soon understood how it worked and was game to give it a try. Everyone, I’m pleased to introduce you to Lisa! Here’s her entry in the blog hop: http://smartwomeninspiredlives.com/writing-well/ Here are...
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Lori Day on writing as a career,  her focus (empowering girls), and lists a few other noteworthy writers. 

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The Narcissism Epidemic

The Narcissism Epidemic | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Did your parents tell you to love yourself before you can love others? Do you take selfies? If so, you may be a narcissist. A male teenager is the United Kingdom’s first selfie addict who attempted
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30% of young people may be narcissist.  Wow!  At an art museum, my husband and I notice that tourists were spending more time taking their own pictures than looking at the art. 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 13, 8:48 AM

Does the writer have something here?  Or just jumping to conclusions? -Lon

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The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before

The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Aaron Carapella couldn't find a map showing the original names and locations of Native American tribes as they existed before contact with Europeans. That's why the Oklahoma man designed his own map.
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Michael Obel-Omia: I know I'll be judged by what I wear and how I speak

Michael Obel-Omia: I know I'll be judged by what I wear and how I speak | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
As an African-American man predominantly surrounded by white people, I feel a need to be reserved, cautious, aware, well-spoken and even better dressed. I know that I am being judged by my words, by my actions, by my appearance.
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If We Link Boys With Bedlam, What Does That Say to Our Girls?

If We Link Boys With Bedlam, What Does That Say to Our Girls? | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Our hosts this summer, all parents of girls, shook their heads ruefully as my sons romped. If I hear disapproval of my sons’ behavior in their comments, surely their daughters hear approval of more placid ways.
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This is an article that hits on the themes of gender construction, language, parental expectations & the natural inclinations of boys and girls. 

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10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart

10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"One of the most popular categories of apps on any touch enabled mobile devices is obviously educational apps thanks to the real time, ready-in-hand help students get from them in and outside of their classroom. While there are millions of free educational apps, all of them are not worthy enough for downloading. Secondly, most of the top tier feature rich apps are either not free or offer a much downgraded ‘free’ version that offer a user experience far removed from what they provide in ‘paid’ version. So, finding a handful of free and useful education apps on diverse contents requires some amount of research and that is exactly what we help you to do here. Here below we are introducing 10 free education apps for iPad."


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A great starting place...

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Why Do Americans Stink at Math? | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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Here we go again---lack of Common Core mathematics professional development when it comes to math may sink this ship again (like it did for "new math" generations ago).

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Outdoor and Environmental Education: TERRIFIC Resource Roundup

Outdoor and Environmental Education: TERRIFIC Resource Roundup | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Looking for resources for teaching about the environment, examples of environmental action projects, or ways to take learning outside? Explore our list of curated resources for these green approaches to integrated studies.
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 21, 11:14 PM

Fantastic, comprehensive list of E4S resources!

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12 Great Web-based Image Editing Tools That Do Not Require Registration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Great Web-based Image Editing Tools That Do Not Require Registration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"Looking for some good web-based image editing tools to use with students in class ? Quick Picture Tools is probably what you need. Quick Picture Tools is a collection of 12 tools that students can use to edit images without the need for any registration. All the tools are free to use and do not require any software installation. Another great thing about these tools is that they are all very simple to use and have a user friendly interface. Students will definitely enjoy working on them."


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Joni Kessler's curator insight, July 27, 8:35 AM

Really works.

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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
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