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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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Council of Great City Schools: NEW! Framework for Raising Expectations/Rigor for ELL Students

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Technology Myths: Reflections from the leader of NAIS

Technology Myths: Reflections from the leader of NAIS | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 19, 8:24 PM

Several months ago I scooped an article by George Couros who used the word myth in this title as well. Myths always have kernels of truth. Joseph Campbell and James Hillman wrote about myths and their role in our lives. There are parts of them that are pure fiction. For example, and the two articles contrast each other, this one suggests that digital technologies will not replace teachers. This is true in some settings, perhaps the independent school movement, but in public schools with neo-liberal agendas driving the supposed reform that is just not the case. Digital technologies are being trumpeted as making learning more efficient displacing the role of the teacher in many respects.

 

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Source: www.educatorstechnology.comSee on Scoop.it - Australian Curriculum Implementation

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katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 4:19 AM

I love the fact that this was inspired by Doug Johnson at the Blue Skunk Blog - I love his perspective on school libraries, teacher librarianship and our roles in an increasingly blended information universe

Ching Rem's curator insight, September 19, 4:30 AM

Faeta!

Elvis Sanfins's curator insight, September 21, 1:29 PM

Technology Skills

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Teacher tools for creating quizzes or polls | Listly List

Free tools or websites that teachers can create or share quizzes and polls. Please add your recommendations. | Interact | Create A Quiz, Learningpod, Socrative | Student Response System, ExamTime Quizzes, Google Forms + Flubaroo, Joomla Quiz Deluxe, Learning Management System (LMS), course management software for e-Learning, web-based online training platform, Moodle, Testmoz, and PollEverywhere

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, September 13, 5:36 PM

Handy...

Marie-Leet Bens's curator insight, September 19, 8:02 AM

I'm a fan of Kahoot! - game-based blended learning

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добавить свой понимание ...

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23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

September 6, 2014
Below are some valuable resources for ELL and ESL teachers. With these resources, you can find great ways to communicate more effectively, explore lessons, and be a great ELL teacher.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 7, 3:52 PM

Interesting index of resources.  Something for every language teacher here! 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, September 13, 2:13 PM

You will definitely like this....

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The New History Wars

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Students need an unvarnished picture of our past and the skills to understand and interpret that picture.
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New Research on Eating Disorders: Nice Girl Effect Can Serve As Early Warning Sign

New Research on Eating Disorders:  Nice Girl Effect Can Serve As Early Warning Sign | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls receives national attention in print, online and on the radio. This page provides links to the articles, blogs, interviews, etc.
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News Release: Please click on the first link to read the research report.  

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Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say? | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.
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Interesting...and what about adults?

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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

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"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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Tom Franta's curator insight, August 25, 12:51 PM

Interactive map showing religion by state

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 3:27 PM

APHG-Unit 1

CT Blake's curator insight, August 29, 7:09 PM

Awesome interactive map showing the relative religious composition of states.

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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, 11:48 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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Parents want kids to be responsible and hard working above all, according to new Pew report

Parents want kids to be responsible and hard working above all, according to new Pew report | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Parents want kids to be hard working more than they do kind.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Empathy

 


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Parents want kids to be hard working more than they do kind.


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Mohmed Ali's curator insight, September 22, 3:08 AM

SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD.

 Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows:   Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions
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10,000 American Toddlers now Taking Amphetamine Based ADHD Drugs

10,000 American Toddlers now Taking Amphetamine Based ADHD Drugs | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
We're talking about 2 and 3 year-olds here.

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Cali Estes's curator insight, September 17, 10:34 PM

Babies given scripts at such a young age, will we see a new breed of addict soon? Cali Estes The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 18, 1:50 AM

The old adage "First do no harm" seems to have been lost sight of regarding medicating young people. -Lon

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For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.
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There should be alternative paths to teaching for individuals with college degrees, especially in math, science & technical skill areas.  The caveat is that these job candidates must pass some sort of content area test, showcase their knowledge of the curriculum development & student assessment processes and demonstrate classroom management skills during the hiring process. Frankly, I don't believe classroom management skills are a given without hours upon hours of observation and practice. And I also agree that the for-profit model, as in charter school operations, doesn't fare very well.  However, the independent schools have used "content specialists" with college degrees for decades with enormous success.  If the higher education schools consistently provided top-shelf teacher candidates, the issue would dissolve all by itself. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 15, 10:06 PM

It is likely we need to rethink the way teachers are prepared for the classroom, but no preparation is not an option. We already are losing many teachers and the challenges are changing rapidly.

 

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Ivon, I agree with you! Faculty retention is a growing problem.
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Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Apple’s leader limited his children’s screen time, and a surprising number of other technology executives do too.
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We've read about tech leaders strictly limiting access in their homes (and selecting the low-tech Waldorf Schools), yet another article with additional, helpful information.  Children under 10 are the most susceptible to becoming addicted.  Some parents limit text messaging to Snapchat (as it deletes your messages).   

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 13, 11:26 AM

This begs a question. Why the hard sell of digital technologies in public Schools? It contradicts what is happening in other settings i.e. Silicon Valley execs send children to Waldorf Schools.

 

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Yes, Ivon, I agree with you...
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Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing

Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
To learn how to study, start by bombing a pretest.
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Fascinating  article and new research on testing...

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Conservatives Are Furious Over the Mildest Revisions to the AP U.S. History Exam

Conservatives Are Furious Over the Mildest Revisions to the AP U.S. History Exam | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
In 2010, Virginia gave a new history textbook to its fourth-graders: Our Virginia: Past and Present. Written by Joy Masoff—an author, but not a trained historian—she deals with the usual founding facts of commonwealth history: Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Thomas Jefferson, and the Revolution. But when Masoff gets to the Civil...
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It is always fascinating to read about such dramatically opposing worldviews!

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Pimps use social media to lure at-risk teens into prostitution

Pimps use social media to lure at-risk teens into prostitution | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Parents should be alert to the fact pimps in Texas use social media to recruit young girls, with the likelihood it's happening elsewhere.

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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
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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, 7:52 PM

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