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The 10 Lessons to Learn from Traveling

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By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa

What The Real World Won't Teach You

Contrary to popular belief, traveling can teach you more than a classroom, job, or relationship ever will.
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The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation In Transforming Learning

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“The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation In Transforming Learning”


Via Ana Tapia, Brad Merrick, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 9, 2014 8:12 AM
Like Daniel Pink states, Intrinsic motivation drives us in all that we do. Important to focus on this rather than just external rewards with students.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 9, 2014 12:38 PM

An equally important question is what motivates teachers.

Sharrock's comment, April 9, 2014 1:34 PM
Teachers are knowledge workers. They develop techniques, approaches, and practices that are often secretive in that their colleagues and supervisors may not be aware of them. But teachers want recognition (even if they don't know they do). They want to do well. They want respect from their colleagues. Also, the many reasons that drew teachers into the profession are the rewards they may respond to: students returning to their classes to thank them, sincere and authentic appraisals of job performance, parent recognitions, etc. Knowledge workers want to know that they are making a difference and that their work is valuable.
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business - The Importance of Diversity in Networking

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business - The Importance of Diversity in Networking - Entrepreneur.com
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 Do you really pursue diversity in your friendships and work relationships? What have you discovered when you really listed your friends and work relationships? Differences include class, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, political beliefs, nationality, intellectual, education (and even more). Do people really have "nothing" in common? When is "having nothing in common" a good thing? Stories of happy surprises are welcome.

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Deliberate Practice

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Deliberate practice is what makes us better at something. Most people think practice is play. By not engaging in deliberate practice they don't get better.
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instructive quotes "Teachers, or coaches, see what you miss and make you aware of where you’re falling short."

 

“You can work on technique all you like, but if you can’t see the effects, two things will happen: You won’t get any better, and you’ll stop caring.”

  

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Solving the Innovation Alignment Challenge With an Ecosystem Approach | Office of Innovation and Improvement

Solving the Innovation Alignment Challenge With an Ecosystem Approach | Office of Innovation and Improvement | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

“The lack of innovation in education is not due to a lack of creativity, but the misalignment of student and educator need to the market supply of innovations.” That’s the guiding premise of Innovate NYC Schools, a 2011 i3 Development grantee that is using technology to increase the degree of alignment and making students and teachers integral to the change process. The project is furthering the development and evaluation of the “Education Innovation Ecosystem,” a network of NYC schools, partner districts, solution developers, and investors that is helping to meet the STEM-related learning challenges of middle and high school students.

 
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 7, 2014 1:24 PM

This is written from an economic perspective. Ecosystems are not economies. They are natural and organic, which is kind of what the author is trying to get at. This requires a local grasp of what is to be done.

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20 Programming Websites for K-8

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December 9-15, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code--a one hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it. It's a one-hour introduction to comput...

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