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The 2015 Christmas List of Best STEM Toys for your little nerds and nerdettes

The 2015 Christmas List of Best STEM Toys for your little nerds and nerdettes | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

My 8 year old (recently 7, they grow so fast) asked recently, 'are we nerds yet?' Being a nerd doesn't have the negative stigma it once did. A nerd is a fan, ...

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How Important is Pinterest to Your Content Marketing Strategy?

How Important is Pinterest to Your Content Marketing Strategy? | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

When it comes to content marketing, Pinterest pulls rank as one of the more powerful tools for sharing what you’ve created. For brands, that means growing your Pinterest following and engaging…


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'It's time to take a hard look at how we teach reading'

'It's time to take a hard look at how we teach reading' | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

We need to encourage children to love and read books if we’re to improve literacy levels, says teacher Nancie Atwell

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Do YOU have what it takes? Nasa is now accepting applications

Do YOU have what it takes? Nasa is now accepting applications | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

Think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? As of Monday, Nasa is accepting applications through Feb. 18. Those interested in applying must be a U.S. citizen with a STEM bachelor’s degree.

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

According to Indiana University Bloomington, Inquiry-based learning is an “instructional model that centers learning on a solving a particular problem or answering a central question. There are several different inquiry-based learning models, but most have several general elements in common:

1. Learning focuses around a meaningful, ill-structured problem that demands consideration of diverse perspectives


2. Academic content-learning occurs as a natural part of the process as students work towards finding solutions


3. Learners, working collaboratively, assume an active role in the learning process


4. Teachers provide learners with learning supports and rich multiple media sources of information to assist students in successfully finding solutions

 

5. Learners share and defend solutions publicly in some manner”


Via Miloš Bajčetić, Suvi Salo
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You Can’t Engage Employees by Copying How Other Companies Do It

You Can’t Engage Employees by Copying How Other Companies Do It | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

Your plan must reflect your unique culture and values.

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The power of believing that you can improve

The power of believing that you can improve | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve.

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Engaging Your Employees Is Good, but Don’t Stop There

Engaging Your Employees Is Good, but Don’t Stop There | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

There’s a big difference between satisfied, engaged, and inspired.

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Why Engagement Happens In Employees' Hearts, Not Their Minds

Why Engagement Happens In Employees' Hearts, Not Their Minds | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it
Winning your employees over to stick with the company long term involves an array of factorsbut first among those is love.
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This article reiterates key indicators of employee longevity within an organization.  

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Girl Scouts create new STEM badge to get girls into male-dominated careers - Sioux City Journal

Girl Scouts create new STEM badge to get girls into male-dominated careers - Sioux City Journal | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it
Janice Stanley is pumped up, trying to get the most out of the group staring intently — but quietly — at her.
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Four questions that encourage growth mindset among students - The Guardian

Four questions that encourage growth mindset among students - The Guardian | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it
These simple teaching techniques will prompt pupils to seek out feedback, be more persistent with work and cope better with change
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Using Digital Badges in Education: Five Hot Tips for Startups

Create effective digital badges to accredit knowledge and skills. Learn how to create and use digital badges that are meaningful for both learners and for em...
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This is what the Monopoly board would look like today

This is what the Monopoly board would look like today | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

The Monopoly board game went on sale 80 years ago... but which properties
would have been chosen if the board was designed today? Move over, Mayfair –
there's a new top square in town.

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Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

Alongside technical skills, America needs the creativity that a liberal arts education provides.

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Librarians Point the Way on Digital Learning | Knowledge Quest

Librarians Point the Way on Digital Learning | Knowledge Quest | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

Project Tomorrow‘s annual Speak Up surveys show that librarians are in a unique leadership position to develop new visions of learning at their schools.


Via Bookmarking Librarian, Dean J. Fusto
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Learning through failure: Can we teach children to be smarter?

Learning through failure: Can we teach children to be smarter? | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

Nurturing a ‘growth mindset’ in the classroom, where effort and persistence are valued, has dramatic effects.

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The untapped genius that could change science for the better

The untapped genius that could change science for the better | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

Jedidah Isler dreamt of becoming an astrophysicist since she was a young girl, but the odds were against her: At that time, only 18 black women in the United States had ever earned a PhD in a physics-related discipline.

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So you think you can be an Australian teacher? Take the new test for education students

So you think you can be an Australian teacher? Take the new test for education students | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

If you can't answer these questions correctly, a teaching career probably isn't for you. From July next year, education students will have to pass a new literacy and numeracy test to be registered as teachers.

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Unplugging the Hour of Code | Integration and T...

Unplugging the Hour of Code | Integration and T... | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

Teaching kids to code is arguably as important to today’s youth as numeracy and literacy. In many ways code is numeracy and literacy.

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STEM & Visual Learning: A Vital Combination

STEM & Visual Learning: A Vital Combination | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it

Recognizing the ways scientists use visuals with text can help us better support students in every STEM classroom, writes author/consultant Roger Essley.

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Fl's 8th-grade math scores on national test fall, follow national dip - Orlando Sentinel

Fl's 8th-grade math scores on national test fall, follow national dip - Orlando Sentinel | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it
Florida's eighth graders in 2015 scored worse on a national math test than counterparts two years ago, showing a drop that was steeper than the nation's but followed a country-wide trend,  results released this morning showed.
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Spotlight on …Ken Blanchard - Training Journal

Spotlight on …Ken Blanchard - Training Journal | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it
Spotlight on …Ken Blanchard
Training Journal
He was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame by Training magazine and he received the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International.
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Peers, not bosses, are the top drivers of employee engagement

Peers, not bosses, are the top drivers of employee engagement | Learning & Performance | Scoop.it
Forget line managers, the HR team is the least likely to have a positive impact on their engagement levels, say employees.
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