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Can reading make you smarter?

Can reading make you smarter? | Education | Scoop.it
Dan Hurley: There is evidence that reading can increase levels of all three major categories of intelligence.
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Again, a reason to have students have time in their day to read...

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It’s Time to Stop Averaging Grades

It’s Time to Stop Averaging Grades | Education | Scoop.it
You’ve always averaged grades. Your teachers averaged
grades when you were in school and it worked fine. It works
fine for your students.

Does it?
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More reason for longitudinal e-portfolios...

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How reading changes the brain | Machines Like Us

How reading changes the brain | Machines Like Us | Education | Scoop.it
Many people can recall reading at least one cherished story that they say changed their life.
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(Images) 52 Motivational Picture Quotes For An Epic Year Of Success

(Images) 52 Motivational Picture Quotes For An Epic Year Of Success | Education | Scoop.it
Quotes have the power to change our perspective and motivate our minds to achieve amazingly wonderful things. So I have hand picked a collection of the 52 Most Inspiring quotes that I have found to be helpful in my pursuit of success this year.
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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It | Education | Scoop.it
Can you predict academic success or whether a child will graduate? You can, but not how you might think.

When psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in various challenging situations, includin
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25 Ways To Make Students Better Learners - Edudemic

25 Ways To Make Students Better Learners - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
Here are some quick and useful tips and methods that are simple but actually help make students better learners.
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Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens | Bitch Media

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens | Bitch Media | Education | Scoop.it
Two black feminist authors talk about race in the YA books.
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First Stanford code poetry slam reveals the literary side of computer code

First Stanford code poetry slam reveals the literary side of computer code | Education | Scoop.it
The high-tech poetry competition, which explored how computer code can be read as poetic language, is accepting submissions for the next competition.
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Hip-Hop Helps Teach Everything from English to Algebra

Hip-Hop Helps Teach Everything from English to Algebra | Education | Scoop.it
From Tupac to Thomas: Alan Sitomer's English classes are much more animated now that hip-hop lyrics are part of the poetry lesson plan. Credit: Noah Webb

Like many 16-year-olds, Amir Ali s
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This is cool. Still need to read it fully, but it is important that if we are inviting students' identities into the classroom, we need to make sure that we don't marginalize or curate it; it has to be authentic to their lived experience.

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