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Why I believe the mistreatment of women is the number one human rights abuse 

Why I believe the mistreatment of women is the number one human rights abuse  | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
With his signature resolve, former US President Jimmy Carter dives into three unexpected reasons why the mistreatment of women and girls continues in so many manifestations in so many parts of the world, both developed and developing. The final reason he gives? “In general, men don’t give a damn.”
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What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing

What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
Educator Larry Ferlazzo details how to make reading and writing relevant to students lives in order to motivate them.
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Studies Reveal Group Meditation Can Lower Crime Rates, Suicide Rates, And Car Accidents In Surrounding Cities

Studies Reveal Group Meditation Can Lower Crime Rates, Suicide Rates, And Car Accidents In Surrounding Cities | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
By Steven Bancarz|  There is a lot of talk about meditation as being an essential practice to cultivate overall wellness.  But meeditation is not just a way to cope with stress and seek inner knowledge.  It literally has the potential to literally transform the world. By transform the world,
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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract concepts.
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When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
Distributed leadership is not about delegating tasks, but giving individuals ownership over outcomes and creating a culture of innovation.
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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working.
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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.
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Gibbs' Reflective Cycle: Helping People Learn From Experience

Gibbs' Reflective Cycle: Helping People Learn From Experience | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
Use this simple tool to help team members learn from experience.
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Teach Your Students About Cyberbullying with this Infographic - Brilliant or Insane

Teach Your Students About Cyberbullying with this Infographic - Brilliant or Insane | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
As digital learning evolves, so does cyberbullying. Learn how to keep it in check in this powerful infographic.
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How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
Libraries are experimenting with some exciting ways to inspire and engage the community by creating meeting and maker spaces with old technology and new.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: What makes a great teacher? - A student says, "This!"

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: What makes a great teacher? - A student says, "This!" | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 7 Innovative #EdTech Practices You Can Implement at No Cost

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 7 Innovative #EdTech Practices You Can Implement at No Cost | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
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Ross Gittins: Why EQ not IQ is what to look for in a worker

Ross Gittins: Why EQ not IQ is what to look for in a worker | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
Brains are important, but "people skills" have been neglected when it comes to preparing children for a prosperous life.
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#TEDEdChat: Learning vs. Thinking

#TEDEdChat: Learning vs. Thinking | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
TED-Ed Community member, Della Palacios, hosted a #TEDEdChat about the difference between learning and thinking inspired by Jacob Barnett's TEDxTeen Talk. Jacob is an American mathematician and child prodigy. At 8 years old, Jacob began sneaking into the back of college lectures at IUPUI.
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Gone Home: A Video Game as a Tool for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Gone Home: A Video Game as a Tool for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
A video game that is classified as a storytelling experience is taking the place of traditional text in some classrooms to teach students critical thinking skills.
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What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

Technology and rapidly evolving student needs are influencing how schools can think about trust, autonomy and collaboration.
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Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating

Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
One educator rethinks Bloom's Taxonomy because it gives the impression that there is a scarcity of creativity in students.
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What a classroom engaged in real learning looks like

What a classroom engaged in real learning looks like | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
' The next time you have the opportunity to visit a classroom, take a moment to observe closely. Do you see compliance or true engagement?'
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Design Thinking, Deconstructed

Design Thinking, Deconstructed | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.
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New Teachers: How to Use Classroom Data to Inform Instruction

New Teachers: How to Use Classroom Data to Inform Instruction | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
One of the greatest challenges for new teachers is collecting classroom data and figuring out ways to use it. Here's some helpful suggestions for taking on this task.
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By Not Challenging Gifted Kids, What Do We Risk Losing?

By Not Challenging Gifted Kids, What Do We Risk Losing? | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
Intellectually talented kids “don’t get the attention of policymakers,” said psychology professor David Lubinski of Vanderbilt University. “But if you’re trying to solve problems in the world like climate change and terrorism and STEM innovation, and transportation and managing our healthcare, you want intellectually precocious youth who have had their intellectual needs met.”
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Free Technology for Teachers: Journey to the Centre of the Earth - An Animated Infographic

Free Technology for Teachers: Journey to the Centre of the Earth - An Animated Infographic | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: There is more we can do to help struggling schools. Here are some ideas.

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: There is more we can do to help struggling schools. Here are some ideas. | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
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Balancing the demands of instructional leadership

Balancing the demands of instructional leadership | Tools for the classroom | Scoop.it
  I think most educational leaders would agree that being an instructional leader is an essential part of one's leadership style. The ability to lead teachers through professional development, be a...
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