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10 Tips for Good Cross-Cultural Communications | InterCulturalTalk.org

10 Tips for Good Cross-Cultural Communications | InterCulturalTalk.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

Remember the old adage ‘the best way to remember your story is to tell the truth?’  Well, it’s the same with Intercultural Communications.  The best way to interact with others is to be keenly aware of yourself…but also hyper sensitive and receptive to the individuality and autonomous experience of others around you.


Good news?  These tips apply whether you are traveling around the globe, interacting in a diverse work environment, or, my favorite this time of year, trying to better understand and appreciate the unique traits of key family members over the holidays!


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School gardens are changing education for Connecticut's urban youth | WBUR News | WBUR.org

School gardens are changing education for Connecticut's urban youth | WBUR News | WBUR.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
The goal is to offer a different approach to learning, and playing in the dirt is bringing kids down to earth.
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Ancient 'Lava Reservoir' and Diamonds as Old as the Moon Have Been Found | GeologyIn.com

Ancient 'Lava Reservoir' and Diamonds as Old as the Moon Have Been Found | GeologyIn.com | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
A careful inspection of super-deep diamonds has revealed what geologists have long suspected: Hiding somewhere in our planet's interior, there exists a vast reservoir of primordial magma, undisturbed for more than 4 billion years.
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Helping Children with Tragic Events in the News | PBS.org

Helping Children with Tragic Events in the News | PBS.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
In times of crisis, children want to know, "Who will take care of me?" Here are some tips to help reassure children during scary times.
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N.Y. School Covid Vaccine Mandate Survives as US Supreme Court Rejects Appeal | Bloomberg.com

N.Y. School Covid Vaccine Mandate Survives as US Supreme Court Rejects Appeal | Bloomberg.com | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
The US Supreme Court turned away a challenge to New York’s requirement that schoolchildren be vaccinated against serious diseases, refusing to question the state’s 2019 repeal of its longstanding exemption for families with religious objections.
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A musical sculpture on the National Mall sings 'songs of liberation' | NPR.org

A musical sculpture on the National Mall sings 'songs of liberation' | NPR.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
An old-fashioned steam calliope designed by luminaries in the worlds of art and jazz is on display at the National Sculpture Garden.
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2022 Winning Podcast Used Humor To Cope | NPR.org

2022 Winning Podcast Used Humor To Cope | NPR.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
This year's winner of our Student Podcast Challenge, junior, Teagan Nam, described how their friends and classmates turned to memes and social media as a coping method.
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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, Miranda Kerr pay off Otis College graduates' student debt | NPR.org

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, Miranda Kerr pay off Otis College graduates' student debt | NPR.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
Spiegel and Kerr, who have been married since 2017, gave the commencement speech and got honorary degrees from Otis College of Art and Design. Then they surprised graduates with a gift of their own.
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A return to pre-pandemic 'normal' is not the way to fix Mass. schools  | Cognoscenti | WBUR.org

A return to pre-pandemic 'normal' is not the way to fix Mass. schools  | Cognoscenti | WBUR.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
Instead of using the pandemic as an opportunity to upend the less-than-perfect status quo, writes Neema Avashia, officials doubled down on the failures of the before times.
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Could video games be making kids smarter? A new study says yes | NewAtlas.com

Could video games be making kids smarter? A new study says yes | NewAtlas.com | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
Screen time of any kind is generally considered to be a negative influence on a child’s development but a new study from a team of European researchers makes a strikingly different case, presenting evidence that playing video games may actually boost a child’s intelligence.
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Some 68 years after Brown v. Board, similar foes continue stubbornly fighting progress | NCPolicyWatch.com

Some 68 years after Brown v. Board, similar foes continue stubbornly fighting progress | NCPolicyWatch.com | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
68th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education; school segregation; white resistance to integration; Ketanji Brown-Jackson
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Cincinnati, OH: High-schoolers place racist signs over water fountains and share images on social media | DailyKos.com

Cincinnati, OH: High-schoolers place racist signs over water fountains and share images on social media | DailyKos.com | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
It’s always important to celebrate young people who are getting it right—after all, young people are literally our future, especially when it comes to voting, organizing, and leading structural and systemic change. But in addition to the realit
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Book bans take toll on Texas librarians | TexasTribune.org

Book bans take toll on Texas librarians | TexasTribune.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
As communities and school districts push for book bans, some Texas librarians are nearing their breaking point.
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Feds and FL officials try to tackle mental health crisis facing K-12 and college students | FloridaPhoenix.com

As some students continue to struggle with ongoing mental health concerns, state and federal officials are trying to focus on how to get children and teens to bounce back from the trauma and stress exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that makes some changes to current statewide […]
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School counselors sound alarm on children's mental health | WBUR News | WBUR.org

School counselors sound alarm on children's mental health | WBUR News | WBUR.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
Lesli Suggs, the president and CEO of the Home for Little Wanderers, joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy to talk further about this. 
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Receivership 'counterproductive' for Boston schools, Wu says | WBUR News | WBUR.org

Receivership 'counterproductive' for Boston schools, Wu says | WBUR News | WBUR.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
As the state's elementary and secondary education commissioner prepares to review the Boston Public Schools, Mayor Michelle Wu on Tuesday said she "firmly" opposes the idea of putting the district under receivership.
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How the Pandemic Remade the SAT | NewYorker.com

How the Pandemic Remade the SAT | NewYorker.com | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
COVID-19 forced an experiment in test-optional college admissions. Can the College Board’s new digital exam meet the moment?
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As focus grows on schools, local newsrooms launch education reporting labs | Poynter.org

As focus grows on schools, local newsrooms launch education reporting labs | Poynter.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
From person-to-person coaching and intensive hands-on seminars to interactive online courses and media reporting, Poynter helps journalists sharpen skills and elevate storytelling throughout their careers.
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Advice on your tricky family conflict | NPR.org

Advice on your tricky family conflict | NPR.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
Dealing with conflict is hard — it can be even harder with family. We posed your anonymous questions to Natalie Lue, who coaches people to curb their people-pleasing tendencies.
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Student podcast contest winners take on fake news and misinformation | NPR.org

Student podcast contest winners take on fake news and misinformation | NPR.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
A group of Texas middle-schoolers won NPR's 4th-annual Student Podcast Challenge, and learned a lesson about fake news and the limits of "talking digitally."
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A photo of Florida students spelling out a racial slur is under investigation | NPR.org

A photo of Florida students spelling out a racial slur is under investigation | NPR.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
In the photo, each of the six students is shown holding up a large letter that spells out the N-word.
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We can’t control guns or the internet. But we can watch kids for signs of extremism | Cognoscenti | WBUR.org

We can’t control guns or the internet. But we can watch kids for signs of extremism | Cognoscenti | WBUR.org | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
Teachers, mental health professionals and parents might be our best defense for stopping hate crimes committed in the name of white supremacy, writes Meredith Ganser.
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FTC to set its sights on ed tech companies | Axios.com

FTC to set its sights on ed tech companies | Axios.com | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
The commission prepares to take action against companies seen as using "surveillance" on kids.
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Don't be swayed by misinformation about critical race theory | NebraskaExaminer.com

Don't be swayed by misinformation about critical race theory | NebraskaExaminer.com | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
Critical race theory is one of today’s hot political topics. As we strive to maintain the values of the Good Life in Nebraska, we must have some basic understanding of CRT and racism so that we are not swayed by misinformation for political gain. Below are three statements that should help with understanding CRT. • […]
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CA: Community Schools Were Working in Oakland, But the District Is Shutting Them Down Anyway | Go.Ind.Media

CA: Community Schools Were Working in Oakland, But the District Is Shutting Them Down Anyway | Go.Ind.Media | Schools + Libraries + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

The school district was at the forefront of a public education model that is gaining national popularity—but its decision undercuts what the community appreciates about each school’s custom offerings that put students first.

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Freedom of speech is under attack in public schools, U.S. House panel told | FloridaPhoenix.com

Students and teachers told U.S. House members during a Thursday hearing that their right to talk about race and LGBTQ+ issues in public schools is being silenced due to an onslaught of new state laws as well as pressure on school boards from right-wing advocates. “To be crystal clear, this is about disrupting and destroying […]
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