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Reform the School Day to Reform Schools

Reform the School Day to Reform Schools | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Schools and children are dictated by the bell schedule. Classes are 57 minutes, except for math and English, which are 87 minutes, because they're tested at the end of the year.

Unless we can break the cycles that drive our schools and really model the real world, we cannot have meaningful reform. Ask any professional. Their days do not come in neat chunks of time. - Brian Bennett

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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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Your brain on books. We all know reading is good for you, here's yet more proof.

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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.

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GSMA: There are now 5B mobile subscribers globally

GSMA: There are now 5B mobile subscribers globally | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

News, voices and jobs for CIOs. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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5billion mobile subscribers!!!
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Why Amazon may be on the hunt to buy Slack

Why Amazon may be on the hunt to buy Slack | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

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Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. Quit sabotaging yourself with these bad habits.
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nice mix of research and tips
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Designing Your Online Course: Learning From an Expert -- THE Journal

Designing Your Online Course: Learning From an Expert -- THE Journal | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Christine Voelker teaches other teachers how to build their own online courses. She’s the K–12 program director for Quality Matters, a nonprofit educational organization based in Annapolis, MD. She'll be presenting an all-day workshop at ISTE Sunday, June 25.
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“Have you ever felt inept, because you tried to open a door the wrong way?” There are these types of doors called Norman doors.
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20 Behavioral Interview Questions to Test If Job Candidates Have High Motivation

Selecting the right interview questions plays a key factor in hiring the right people, as well as weeding out the bad apples.
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These questions might also be good for team building or even writing / journaling. Not sure if I like the phrasing of "test if job candidates". Does anyone else find that phrasing pause-worthy?
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4 Ways to Deal with Entitled People

4 Ways to Deal with Entitled People | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This week, for whatever reason, entitled people have been popping up around me like
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Do you know any entitled people?
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7 Habits To Build Your Center Of Influence

Use these stealth and natural conversational methods to rapidly build rapport, be memorable, and deduce what motivates the individual on the other side of the table.
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Teachers Tell All: Ten Tips for Online Course Success | PBS Education

Teachers Tell All: Ten Tips for Online Course Success  | PBS Education | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Your source for teaching inspiration, blogs, events, resources, and fresh ideas.
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My blog post for PBS.
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Word up! This is the story behind The New York Times’ most famous tweet (which is 10 years old today)

Word up! This is the story behind The New York Times’ most famous tweet (which is 10 years old today) | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
"Once a month or so, that damn tweet would resurface."
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Interesting story of Internet history...
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'Chameleon house' in the California covered in mirrors

'Chameleon house' in the California covered in mirrors | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This is the amazing house in California's Coachella Valley which has been created entirely out of mirrors that depending on the light can disappear completely from view.
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Chameleon house is striking innovation! 
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Big Mac inventor dies aged 98 nearly 50 years after creating iconic burger

Big Mac inventor dies aged 98 nearly 50 years after creating iconic burger | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

THE inventor of the Big Mac had died at the age of 98.

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I still can sing the commercial jingle...
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Time does not mend a broken heart as scientists find condition causes long-term damage

Time does not mend a broken heart as scientists find condition causes long-term damage | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Songwriters, poets and novelists have longed mused over whether time truly heals everything.
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broken heart syndrome is medically known as takotsubo syndrome
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7 experts share their personal cybersecurity habits

7 experts share their personal cybersecurity habits | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

News, voices and jobs for CIOs. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Good summer project: tighten IT security
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6 Tweaks to Perfect Your Morning Routine

6 Tweaks to Perfect Your Morning Routine | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
People have a lot of bad habits when it comes to morning routines. Here's how to fix them
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5 Phrases Your Boss Is Dying to Hear You Say

5 Phrases Your Boss Is Dying to Hear You Say | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Your boss shouldn't have to ask for everything—get ahead of the game and impress your boss by using these five key phrases at work.
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5 Key Phrases in the post by Paolina Milana: (1.) I've Got This, (2.) It's My Fault,  (3.) I Disagree, Because... (4.)I'll Volunteer, and (5.) Can I Help?
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How to Tell If You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset [Infographic]

How to Tell If You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset [Infographic] | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Adopting a shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset is our choice, and it’s the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and certainly to our young children. Here’s a little infographic to help you on your journey.

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7 Habits To Build Your Center Of Influence

Use these stealth and natural conversational methods to rapidly build rapport, be memorable, and deduce what motivates the individual on the other side of the table.
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Tree Therapy? ‘Forest Bathers’ Say It Helps

Tree Therapy? ‘Forest Bathers’ Say It Helps | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Can the chemicals that plants and trees give off be good for your health? Yes, say forest bathers, who are immersing themselves in nature to combat stress.
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Find the woods...stat!! 
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Author Spotlight: David Trowbridge

Author Spotlight: David Trowbridge | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Major kudos to our author David Trowbridge for the latest buzz around his mobile app and website, Clio. Clio – named for the Greek muse of history – allows you to input your geographical location and learn exactly what happened in history right there. Trowbridge hopes that the app will become the “Digital Museum of America”…

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New Favorite App - Clio @thecliodotcom Web presence too!So fun 4 travel/flyovers-Thx @DTrowbridge7 | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...
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10 Trends That Are Reshaping EdTech

10 Trends That Are Reshaping EdTech | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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interesting trends, some are already in fluid practice
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This desert in the Southwest is experiencing a wildflower ‘superbloom’

This desert in the Southwest is experiencing a wildflower ‘superbloom’ | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This park hasn't experienced a bloom so prolific since at least 1999 according to park officials.
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100 Great Teaching Images

100 Great Teaching Images | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

"Nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced. Today Bright Side has collected for you works in which the combined efforts of mother nature and photographic artists have captured magic moments showing the wondrous diversity of modern life and the natural world. Pictured above is the Westerdok District in Amsterdam."

 

Tags: images, art, landscape, worldwide.


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Something here for everyone and every situation...Brilliant!

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Country roads, take me home… to my friends: How intelligence, population density, and friendship affect modern happiness - Li - 2016 - British Journal of Psychology - Wiley Online Library

Country roads, take me home… to my friends: How intelligence, population density, and friendship affect modern happiness - Li - 2016 - British Journal of Psychology - Wiley Online Library | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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Researchers from Singapore Management University and the London School of Economics & Political Science studied more than 15,000 young adults. Their study concluded that very smart people need more time alone than others.
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