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Positive feedback in the developing brain

Positive feedback in the developing brain | Words Reading | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress) -- When an animal is born, its early experiences help map out the still-forming connections in its brain.
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What speed do you read?

What speed do you read? | Words Reading | Scoop.it
Compare your reading speed to the national average. (What's your reading speed?
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Help Wanted: Sharing Data for Research on Reading and Writing

previous post |. On Friday, July 20, at the 2012 meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators in Albuquerque NM, there will be a session called "Help Wanted: Sharing Data for Research on Reading and Writing".
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The Neuroscience of Effort

The Neuroscience of Effort | Words Reading | Scoop.it
While writing this post, I will get bored. I will get tired of looking at these words and crave a distraction. And so I will click away from...
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Read to Lead: The Secret Code for Cracking 'Tough' Books and Reading Above Your Level - Forbes

Read to Lead: The Secret Code for Cracking 'Tough' Books and Reading Above Your Level - Forbes | Words Reading | Scoop.it
(Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) The best advice I've ever got about reading came from a secretive movie producer and talent manager who'd sold more than 100 million albums and done more than $1B in box office returns.
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Understanding the Importance of Literacy

Understanding the Importance of Literacy | Words Reading | Scoop.it
What is literacy and what does it mean for your family?  Most people think of literacy simply as the ability to read and write. But literacy skills are so much more than just reading and writing o...
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Five Ways Neuroscience Will Change Education | Our Kids Blog

Five Ways Neuroscience Will Change Education | Our Kids Blog | Words Reading | Scoop.it

Neuroscience isn't just for scientists anymore. The way experts study how children's brains develop over time is changing education overall. (Agreed!!!! RT @tfarrell01:

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The Neuroscience of Enlightenment | Open-Secrets

The Neuroscience of Enlightenment | Open-Secrets | Words Reading | Scoop.it
Is Neuroscience Unlocking the Doors to the Kingdom? Is this a great time to be alive or what? Who is thinking this question? How is this sense of self.
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Graduation Quote

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Graduation Quote. Our collection of sayings for those about to complete their studies will inspire and provide wisdom on this wonderful occasion. If you are looking for a saying that captures the gravity of the moment, you will find one right here.
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Schooling Vs Education

Schooling Vs Education | Words Reading | Scoop.it
What marks a Lincoln, a Shakespeare, a Twain or an Edison for greatness is their remarkable personal drive. It is unique.Read more on the blog... (RT @homeschoolcurr: Schooling vs.
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PD, PD, PD! Train Your Teachers Before Deploying More iPads! | Mobile Learning in K-16 & Beyond...

PD, PD, PD! Train Your Teachers Before Deploying More iPads! | Mobile Learning in K-16 & Beyond... | Words Reading | Scoop.it
Technology teacher training must go beyond how to turn-on a device with a brief overview familiarization of its features and apps.
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Authors and Ice Cream - Connecting Authors & Book Lovers | Facebook

Authors and Ice Cream - Connecting Authors & Book Lovers | Facebook | Words Reading | Scoop.it
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Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. | SCHOLASTIC GLOBAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN

Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. | SCHOLASTIC GLOBAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN | Words Reading | Scoop.it
Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. is a global literacy campaign launched as part of Scholastic's 90th anniversary celebration that underscores the importance of reading to better prepare children who will need strong literacy skills to survive...
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Neuroscience and the Value of Fiction | The Hidden Chamber in the ...

Neuroscience and the Value of Fiction. Posted on May 18, 2012 by Linda A. Cadose ... According to the journal Brain and Language, the brain does not make a distinction between reading about an experience and living it in life.
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8 students file suit against LAUSD, governor alleging state's tenure laws deprive them of quality education - LA Daily News

In a sweeping challenge of teacher employment rules, eight students have filed suit claiming that California law violates their right to a quality education by protecting bad teachers from being laid off or fired.
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European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Bill [HL] 2012-13 — UK Parliament

A Bill to make provision for the purposes of section 3 of the European Union Act 2011 in relation to the European Council decision of 25 March 2011 amending Article 136 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union with regard to a...
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Two-Thirds of Florida Students Fail Writing Tests This Year . . . Board of Education Solves Problem By Lowing Passing Scores

Two-Thirds of Florida Students Fail Writing Tests This Year . . . Board of Education Solves Problem By Lowing Passing Scores | Words Reading | Scoop.it
The Florida Board of Education has a curious way to combating poor passage rates for students on writing exams — they lowered the passing scores to engineer success. Two-thirds of students in...
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Teachers in regions may be paid less

Teachers in regions may be paid less | Words Reading | Scoop.it
Teachers in Wales and the North and South-West of England face earning less than their counterparts in the South-east after the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, called for the scrapping of national pay rates for the profession.
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How to tell if your School District is infected by the Broad Virus « Parents Across America

How to tell if your School District is infected by the Broad Virus « Parents Across America | Words Reading | Scoop.it
RT @RheeFirst: Interesting template on how to red flag corporate education reform in your school district.
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How Corporations Like Monsanto Have Hijacked Higher Education | Sustainability, SocioEconomic, Environmental & Energy Issues

How Corporations Like Monsanto Have Hijacked Higher Education | Sustainability, SocioEconomic, Environmental & Energy Issues | Words Reading | Scoop.it
-AlterNet Student research is often dictated by corporations that endow professorships, give money to universities, and put their executives on education boards.
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Andy Rotherham Gets It Wrong on Romney and Education Policy, and Why Shoddy Charter Schools Should Be Shut Down | Dropout Nation: Coverage of the Reform of American Public Education Edited by RiSha...

Dropout Nation: Coverage of the Reform of American Public Education Edited by RiShawn Biddle. Magazine dedicated to solving the nation\'s education and high school dropout crisis, and improving education for all children.
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Literacy, families and learning: 25 Great Children's Apps to Stimulate Literacy, Learning & Creativity

Literacy, families and learning: 25 Great Children's Apps to Stimulate Literacy, Learning & Creativity | Words Reading | Scoop.it
Great blog on literacy by Trevor Cairney http://t.co/4XH5uyR8...
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Why Flip The Classroom When We Can Make It Do Cartwheels?

Why Flip The Classroom When We Can Make It Do Cartwheels? | Words Reading | Scoop.it
We all know what a traditional college classroom looks like: students in rows stare glassy-eyed at the professor who drones on, paying more attention to the equations he’s writing on the board than the students he’s supposed to be teaching.
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Private School: The Future of Education, for Good and Ill - Forbes

Private School: The Future of Education, for Good and Ill - Forbes | Words Reading | Scoop.it
ForbesPrivate School: The Future of Education, for Good and IllForbesWant a glimpse of the future of education, like it or not?
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