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Astronomy Picture of the Day

A different astronomy and space science
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Amazing time-video of Namibia's night sky. Must see!

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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 7:08 AM

intéressant

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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 7:54 AM

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

 

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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: 5 Tips and a #TwitterChat Announcement: #Coaching Stories #edtechcoach (Updated)

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By Miguel Guhlin: Includes Tips to Stay Sane in a Twitter Chat

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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time.
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By Dr. Travis Bradberry                                                                           "Emotional Intelligence is the "something" in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Emotional intelligence is made up of four core skills that pair up under two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence."

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Pac-Man's Creator Says the Game Was Feminist

Pac-Man's Creator Says the Game Was Feminist | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Plus: 35 years later, it's still bringing people together
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From Time.com: Pac-Man‘s Japanese creator, Toru Iwatani, who reminded us of what inspired the character describes how he feels about the game today.

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching

12 Rules Of Great Teaching | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

12 Rules Of Great Teaching by Terry Heick Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers. 


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TeachThought is such a beneficial resource...the ruler graphic engages interest

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 15, 6:24 PM

Lots of good advice...about how to stay focused on your students.

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TeachThought is such a beneficial resource... the graphic used with the rulers is perfect!

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The 17 Laws for Mentally Strong People | High Existence

The 17 Laws for Mentally Strong People | High Existence | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
A reminder as to why you’re different than other people in the world.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 12, 8:31 AM

This is a good read for everyone - especially if you are attempting to get your life back on track and become a stronger leader (or person).

 

(From the article): Becoming a mentally strong person requires hard work. It’s not a one hour, day, or week process. It’s a habit you incorporate into your life once you decide to change. That’s why I created the 17 laws for mentally strong people. It’s meant to serve you as a reference guide and keep you on track whenever you question your life purpose. This guide is meant to serve you as a reminder to why you’re different than other people in the world. It brings you back into the mindset that most people don’t have and sets you on a path to success.

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TOOLS TO OVERCOME BY!

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Teague's Tech Treks › Of books and frigates and school change

Teague's Tech Treks › Of books and frigates and school change | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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Can you write something today that will be referenced in 142 years? In a future technology that you can’t even fathom? Emily Dickinson did and Jack McManus is talking about it.

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To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home

To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The study: Nicholas Bloom and graduate student James Liang, who is also a cofounder of the Chinese travel website Ctrip, gave the staff at Ctrip’s call center the opportunity to volunteer to work from home for nine months.

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The Secret of Better Meetings: Fun

The Secret of Better Meetings: Fun | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Humor boosts the effectiveness of meetings, a study finds
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To improve employee morale and productivity is far simpler and less costly:  Cancel all meetings.  As Americans collectively spend time in an estimated 11 million meetings each day!

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Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop

Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Research shows that taking notes by hand forces you to actively listen.
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"Those taking notes by hand, though, have to actively listen and decide what's important — because they generally can't write fast enough to get everything down — which ultimately helps them learn."

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How to Press Publish: Share Yourself With The World #cswshare | Inspiration and Encouragement for Mindful Living

How to Press Publish: Share Yourself With The World #cswshare | Inspiration and Encouragement for Mindful Living | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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catching our ego keeping us small... #cswshare

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No Ordinary Disruption: The four forces breaking all the trends

Out with the old assumptions, in with McKinsey Global Institute's new book on the four disruptive forces reshaping the world, "No Ordinary Disruption": http://…

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WestJet #SmartSeats: the best way to board a plane - YouTube

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Puts the "dis" in Disruptive Technology

 

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21 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Genius [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

21 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Genius [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Many would agree that starting something new is the easiest part of the creative process. It's the sticking through and the finishing that requires the most effort.
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The Most Powerful Women In Science And Health

The Most Powerful Women In Science And Health | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Power can come from all kinds of industries and sectors, from politics and investing to media and even fashion. But one thing all the women on FORBES' 12th list of 100 Most Powerful Women have in common is brainpower. Seven of those brainy women have roots in science and health, [...]
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The Depreciation of the Value of Creativity

The Depreciation of the Value of Creativity | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
"The creative adult is the child who survives." -- Ursula Le Guin "Creativity is intelligence having fun." -- Albert Einstein The human psyche is such that "feeding the beast" is not always a good ...
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A post by: Penina Rybak

"The truth is, we live in a time where getting things  “on demand”, whether they be material goods or information at our fingertips, is eroding our innate creativity."

 

OnDemand < Creativity

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Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education

Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Getty In the book Teaching 2030 by Barnett Berry and 12 classroom experts, the authors pinpoint specific skills educators will need to teach in the schools of tomorrow.


They say teachers must be prepared to find and adapt new technologies to engage the digital generation, as well as work across traditional subject areas using project learning.


They must be able to use data and evidence to inform their practice and know how to work in both virtual learning environments and brick-and-mortar schools. And they’ll need to collaborate with community-based organizations and work in schools that provide all kinds of other services for students and their families.


Along those lines, Berry has outlined five changes he believes need to be made to the future of teacher education.

 


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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:37 PM

It is so true, Gust! Teaching is not transmitting the knowledge, it is igniting the light for learning through collaboration, curation and teacher's passion for learning!

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 18, 4:50 PM

GREAT WORK! WE ALL CAN LEARN FROM AT ALL LEVELS!

Olaya Alvarez's curator insight, May 30, 5:37 PM

Teacher education programs need to ensure that pre-service teachers learn crucial skills for their future work as educators

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Research: 5 Ways Doodling Improves Learning And Creativity

Research: 5 Ways Doodling Improves Learning And Creativity | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Do you still think doodling is a waste of time? Does it mean someone isn’t paying attention?
Well, it’s time to change your mind. Doodling and drawing can actually help you process, retain, and share information.

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Doodling helps learning occur

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 16, 7:13 AM

Many research studies have found numerous ways doodling helps us learn better. Check out the article for ideas for encouraging doodling!

Rona Lewis's curator insight, May 16, 4:59 PM

I doodle while on the phone.  How about you?

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, May 17, 7:57 PM

Yes! I new it. all that scrawling is helping.

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Design a Workspace to Spark Extreme Creativity

Design a Workspace to Spark Extreme Creativity | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This digital design agency brings the concept of cool startup spaces to a whole new level.
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Before entering the Wonderfactory office, visitors step out of the elevator and into a small room that seems to have no door. Only after pulling a mysterious cord does an opening in the shelves appear, allowing visitors into the Wonderfactory office. The entryway sets the tone for clients -- and for staff – that they have permission to think differently.

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Need an Intern with a Strong Sense of Entitlement and Bad Manners? Hire a Rich Kid

Need an Intern with a Strong Sense of Entitlement and Bad Manners? Hire a Rich Kid | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The rise of Generation Amex
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"There is a rampant disease today that goes beyond borders. Entitlement is a contagious, insidious state of mind that has infected a whole generation of young people who feel they deserve things based on who they think they are or who their parents are. Or who they’ve been told they are." by Richard Kirshenbaum

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Understanding Fascia: Why You Feel Tight + How To Release Tension

Understanding Fascia: Why You Feel Tight + How To Release Tension | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Back when I was in school, it was taught the white "film" on cadavers (fascia) was inert and non-specific. But we know now that fascia is, without argument, alive and well. So if we accept that
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We think better on our feet, literally

We think better on our feet, literally | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
A new study finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks.
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From Texas A&M University: A new study finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks.

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Unleashing the Introverted Leader

The reality is that introversion has little to do with our levels of social  comfort or verbosity. Rather, it reflects on our energy source. Extroverts are people who gain their energy from others. They walk into a room and feel energized, feeding off of the collective energy as they navigate through the crowd. They seek other’s company and feel somehow incomplete if they are left in isolation for too long.

Introverts, in contrast, gain their energy from quiet, private time. They love to think and reflect privately, with the door closed, and enter into public settings out of necessity rather than preference. While many introverts can be described as quiet, introverts are more than capable of speaking and engaging as circumstances dictate. It’s more about their preferences and inclinations rather than their disposition or capacity.

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Introverts, in contrast, gain their energy from quiet, private time. They love to think and reflect privately, with the door closed, and enter into public settings out of necessity rather than preference. While many introverts can be described as quiet, introverts are more than capable of speaking and engaging as circumstances dictate. It’s more about their preferences and inclinations rather than their disposition or capacity.

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5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances

5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Feeling poor on tax day? Here are some tips you can do every Monday that will improve your mood by next April.
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good tips here...every little bit helps...

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A Smart Way to Add Power Outlets Where You Need Them

A Smart Way to Add Power Outlets Where You Need Them | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Thread by Steelcase is a new power tower for a new era

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ordering this...definitely ordering this

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology
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Which type are you?

originally seen on Lawrence Loo Kang's FB wall...

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