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Teague's Tech Tricks - Summarization and Close Reading of Text

Teague's Tech Tricks - Summarization and Close Reading of Text | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Here is a Summarization Strategy for Reading and Writing which can e used across the curriculum called “The Incredible Shrinking Notes” that also addresses the Common Core Standard of "close reading of text".

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:08 AM

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Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

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15 Best Online Bookstores for Cheap New and Used Books

15 Best Online Bookstores for Cheap New and Used Books | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Looking for new books, used books, or textbooks? Sites that offer cheap books abound on the web. We've paged through them to bring you 15 of the very best.
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Old Faves (Powells) and New Finds (Better World Books, BookMooch) plus more...

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7 Things To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

7 Things To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
No matter how successful you are in life and business, success doesn’t give you immunity from humanity. Here's what to do when you feel like giving up.
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Post by Clint Salter. I really like this Winston Churchill quote, “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.”

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.
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High school students in this study characteristically indicated that  making money, attaining fame or pursuing a career that they enjoyed were important to them. But many of them also spoke of additionally wanting to make a positive impact on their community or society. Research psychologist David Yeager (UT Austin) and his colleagues devised a new social psychology intervention to foster a “purposeful learning” mindset as another way to motivate pupils to persevere in their studies.

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Five Minute Offline Task to Build Online Community

Five Minute Offline Task to Build Online Community | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Learn how Tailwind built their online community to over 22,000 top brands, five minutes at a time.
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the high-impact benefit of the low-tech thank you note

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I so wish I could say: Daddy, thank you so much for the stories.

I so wish I could say: Daddy, thank you so much for the stories. | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

"My father added a whole dimension to my childhood, one that I took for granted.

 

When my sister and I were little, we had an almost daily ritual with my father: drawing stories.

 

He would sit us on his lap and get out his clipboard, a piece of paper and his black click pen. He’d divide the paper into four parts, and draw as he told a story. Sometimes he drew old favorites and we knew what would be in each of the four drawings. Sometimes he let us decide what he should say and draw. But most of the time, we had no idea what would come next.

 

And that was really fun."


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I am going out to buy marshmallows right now.

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Five Simple Ways To Bring Out The Best In Others

Five Simple Ways To Bring Out The Best In Others | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Do your best, and you might have a nice little career. Bring out the best in others, and you can change the world. Do the math - to accomplish anything significant, you have to involve other people.

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Smiling while I read this post...thanks Barb for the original scoop!

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This line caught my interest - is there a way to communicate this to injured employees who are getting stuck in disability thinking? "With persistence, you can communicate two critical lessons: you have talent burning inside you, and you can bring it out if you are willing to put in sufficient effort."  How do we help patients see the way out of bad situations, especially when it seems the systems conspire to keep them stuck?

Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 6, 7:51 PM

Bring out the best in others, and you can change the world.

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GRATITUDE: A BASIC HUMAN EMOTION FOR INITIATING AND STRENGTHENING INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

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Update 8-19-2014: Here is an updated link http://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_dissertations/1251/ ;

Alternatively, until this study is re-released at the original link, here is a link to additional work on this topic: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/expandinggratitude/gratitude_research_grant_winners

8-3-14: Original Post--A dissertation on gratitude by Adam R. Smith of the University of Miami....The dissertation examines how gratitude works, and details a function called the WTR (Welfare Tradeoff Ratio)

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20 Signs You’re Succeeding In Life Even If You Don’t Feel You Are

Do you feel like a failure sometimes? Don't worry, here are 20 signs that you are probably succeeding a lot more than you think you are.
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This post is written by Carol Morgan  for LifeHack...I like this list...would be good for a quick motivational minute speech

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Great Leaders Use This Formula to Motivate People

Great Leaders Use This Formula to Motivate People | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

"Leaders naively think the benefits of some new initiative will be obvious to all their employees.  It’s not true.  Sure, your people will nod and agree with you, but they are signaling intellectual understanding, not emotional commitment.  As a leader you need to win people over, one at a time, face to face."

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"Your job is to overcome the natural resistance to change." written by Aaron D. Hall....This is the next step after implementing Kotter's Change Model...

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The Island Where People Forget to Die

The Island Where People Forget to Die | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Unraveling the mystery of why the inhabitants of Ikaria, an island of 99 square miles that is home to almost 10,000 Greek nationals, live so long and so well.
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Wisdom – a short guide

Wisdom – a short guide | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

It’s one of the grandest and oddest words out there, so lofty, it doesn’t sound like something one could ever consciously strive to be – unlike say, being cultured, or kind. Others could perhaps compliment you on being it, but it wouldn’t be something you could yourself ever announce you had become.


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The Psychology of Motivation: How To Get Stuff Done, Even When You’re Not “On”

The Psychology of Motivation: How To Get Stuff Done, Even When You’re Not “On” | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Learn how to tap into the psychology of motivation to ride "motivation waves" and get more done every day.

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Proactive ideas and  Solution thinking to  help people succeed on the most desirable behavior that matches their current situational motivation   also included is the YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqUSjHjIEFg

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10 Successful Professionals Share What They Wish They Knew in College

10 Successful Professionals Share What They Wish They Knew in College | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Successful professionals share what they wish they knew in college.
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especially poignant is David Essel's list

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12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People

12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Richard Branson says, “it is amazing how focusing your mind on issues like health, poverty, conservation and climate change can help to re-energize your thinking in other areas.” Successful people agree with Anne Frank: “No one has ever become poor from giving.” Tom Corley studied the rich for five years before writing his book “Wealthy Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.” He found that 73% of wealthy people volunteer for five or more hours per month. Read more of  the top 12 weekend habits of highly successful people.

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10 Sentences You Should Tell Yourself When Facing Huge Challenges

10 Sentences You Should Tell Yourself When Facing Huge Challenges | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.

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Love thy neighbour, it's good for the heart: study

Love thy neighbour, it's good for the heart: study | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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"Having good neighbors and feeling connected to others in the local community may help to curb an individual's heart attack risk," said a statement that accompanied a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

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The gasp of combined

The gasp of combined | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
"Prescription Painkillers Kill More Than Heroin and Cocaine ... Combined" [Liberty Voice] "The U.S. spent more on defense in 2012 than the countries with the next 10 highest budgets ... combined." ...
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By David Weinberger--The gasp of combined -- "We love the 'more than ___ … combined' trope" --my favorite blog right now-- http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/2014/08/08/the-gasp-of-combined/ via @dweinberger

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J. R. R. Tolkien’s 10 Tips For Writers: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat

J. R. R. Tolkien’s 10 Tips For Writers: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
J. R. R. Tolkien’s 10 Tips For Writers: INFOGRAPHIC
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By Dianna Dilworth Thanks to The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Humphrey Carpenter, we can literally speak with the author of the world fantasy classic

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Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain: Five Strategies for Reversing This Effect

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain: Five Strategies for Reversing This Effect | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Dr. Travis Bradberry explains startling new research from Yale University and shows you how to keep your stress under control.
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This study was mentioned in "How Successful People Stay Calm" written by Travis Bradberry

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This study was mentioned in "How Successful People Stay Calm" written by Travis Bradberry

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Animal Record Breaker Pictures - National Geographic

Animal Record Breaker Pictures - National Geographic | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
See photos of record breakers in the animal kingdom (including cheetahs, elephants, falcons, and more) in this photo gallery from National Geographic.
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What these animals will go through for 3 squares a day! (spoiler alert: skip the picture of the snake)

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Offices For All! Why Open-Office Layouts Are Bad For Employees, Bosses, And Productivity

Offices For All! Why Open-Office Layouts Are Bad For Employees, Bosses, And Productivity | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
In part one of our two-part series, Fast Company senior editor Jason Feifer makes a case for giving all workers a little alone time--behind an office...
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Employees in cubicles receive 29% more interruptions than those in private offices, finds research from the University of California, Irvine. And employees who are interrupted frequently report 9% higher rates of exhaustion.

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The social origins of intelligence in the brain

The social origins of intelligence in the brain | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

By studying the injuries and aptitudes of Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war, researchers have found that brain regions that contribute to optimal social functioning are also vital to general intelligence and emotional intelligence.

 

This finding, reported in the journal Brain, bolsters the view that general intelligence emerges from the emotional and social context of one’s life.

“We are trying to understand the nature of general intelligence and to what extent our intellectual abilities are grounded in social cognitive abilities,” said Aron Barbey, a University of Illinois professor of neuroscience, psychology, and speech and hearing science.

 

Barbey, an affiliate of the Beckman Institute and he Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, led the new study with an international team of collaborators.

 

The study involved 144 Vietnam veterans injured by shrapnel or bullets that penetrated the skull, damaging distinct brain tissues while leaving neighboring tissues intact. Using CT scans, the scientists painstakingly mapped the affected brain regions of each participant, then pooled the data to build a collective map of the brain.

 

The researchers used a battery of carefully designed tests to assess participants’ intellectual, emotional and social capabilities. They then looked for damage in specific brain regions tied to deficits in the participants’ ability to navigate intellectual, emotional or social realms. Social problem solving in this analysis primarily involved conflict resolution with friends, family and peers at work.

 

As in their earlier studies of general intelligence and emotional intelligence, the researchers found that regions of the frontal cortex (at the front of the brain), the parietal cortex (further back near the top of the head) and the temporal lobes (on the sides of the head behind the ears) are all implicated in social problem solving. The regions that contributed to social functioning in the parietal and temporal lobes were located only in the brain’s left hemisphere, while both left and right frontal lobes were involved.


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From Dr. Stefan Gruenwald:

By studying the injuries and aptitudes of Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war, researchers have found that brain regions that contribute to optimal social functioning are also vital to general intelligence and emotional intelligence.

 

This finding, reported in the journal Brain, bolsters the view that general intelligence emerges from the emotional and social context of one’s life.

“We are trying to understand the nature of general intelligence and to what extent our intellectual abilities are grounded in social cognitive abilities,” said Aron Barbey, a University of Illinois professor of neuroscience, psychology, and speech and hearing science.

 

Barbey, an affiliate of the Beckman Institute and he Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, led the new study with an international team of collaborators.

 

The study involved 144 Vietnam veterans injured by shrapnel or bullets that penetrated the skull, damaging distinct brain tissues while leaving neighboring tissues intact. Using CT scans, the scientists painstakingly mapped the affected brain regions of each participant, then pooled the data to build a collective map of the brain.

 

The researchers used a battery of carefully designed tests to assess participants’ intellectual, emotional and social capabilities. They then looked for damage in specific brain regions tied to deficits in the participants’ ability to navigate intellectual, emotional or social realms. Social problem solving in this analysis primarily involved conflict resolution with friends, family and peers at work.

 

As in their earlier studies of general intelligence and emotional intelligence, the researchers found that regions of the frontal cortex (at the front of the brain), the parietal cortex (further back near the top of the head) and the temporal lobes (on the sides of the head behind the ears) are all implicated in social problem solving. The regions that contributed to social functioning in the parietal and temporal lobes were located only in the brain’s left hemisphere, while both left and right frontal lobes were involved.

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Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, August 2, 9:30 AM

There is a popular myth that humans use no more than 10% of their brains throughout their entire life. This has been shown to be untrue as brain damage consistently results in loss of function. Nonetheless, this myth provided the premise for some great movies such as the 2014 film, Lucy 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(2014_film)

 

Read more scoops on the brain here:

http://www.scoop.it/t/biotech-and-beyond/?tag=Brain

Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, August 13, 1:55 AM

Strange that CT scans were used. High resolution Functional MRI would show both structure and activity. Other imaging methods such as optogenetics, MEG, TMS, BOLD, etc. could also help to pinpoint these areas without using radiation on an already-injured brain.

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.
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Neuroimaging research reveals the disturbances in the brain's learning circuits and neurotransmitters that accompany stressful learning environments...this information has led to the development of brain-compatible strategies to help students 

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Rewiring Your Emotions | Mindful

Rewiring Your Emotions | Mindful | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Think you're destined to respond the same way emotionally to the same old triggers? Not necessarily so, says Sharon Begley. With a little mind training, you can chart new pathways.
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the “cognitive brain” is also the “emotional brain.” As a result, activity in certain cognitive regions sends signals to the emotion-generating regions. So while you can’t just order yourself to have a particular feeling, you can sort of sneak up on your emotions via your thoughts.

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iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
An iPhone 5S has 1,300 times more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
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