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Lord, Save Me From The Krebs Cycle : NPR

Lord, Save Me From The Krebs Cycle : NPR | Eduthink | Scoop.it
Rap songs and colorful videos try to make science accessible to kids, but a dynamic school teacher could be more effective.
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Anna Deavere Smith: Four American characters | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Writer and actor Anna Deavere Smith gives life to author Studs Terkel, convict Paulette Jenkins, a Korean shopkeeper and a bull rider, excerpts from her solo show "On the Road: A Search for American Character."...

Learning, teaching, researching through empathy and embodiment
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Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
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Extreme Tidying Up : NPR

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Have you ever wanted to alphabetize a bowl of alphabet soup? Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli did just that. The very tidy man also fixed up a haphazard parking lot and a photograph from the depths of the cosmos.

Corinne: what is lost and gained in visions that are both tidy and untidy?
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Public education's biggest problem gets worse - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

Public education's biggest problem gets worse - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post | Eduthink | Scoop.it

"The number of American children living in poverty just got worse — 22 percent — and that has big implications for school reform."

 

Corinne:  Standardized test scores measuring the worth of students' educations and teachers do not begin to capture the complexity of schooling in America. 

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Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories.

Adichie is vulnerable, critical, insightful.
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Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them.

How would education change if we focused on asking questions rather than getting right answers?
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How Much Does A Hurricane Weigh? : NPR

The phrase raining cats and dogs isn't quite right when you talk about hurricanes. This hurricane season, we throw an average one onto a cloud scientist's scale to see just how much water these monster weather machines carry through the sky.
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