Inside Dyslexic Brain, Impact of Mentors, US Teachers Teach More

September 18th, 2014

Start with a very cool short TED Talk on the dyslexic brain. Then it’s how mentors impact a child’s career, and how long US teachers teach compared to others. On to using Instagram in class, top TED Talks for teachers and students, teachers talking less, a Jack London quote, and funny mistakes by people we educated.

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Tech Closes Gaps, TED-Ed School Clubs, Great Alternatives

September 17th, 2014

A new study shows how the proper use of technology can close some achievement gaps. Then it’s TED-Ed clubs in schools, and alternatives to saying great. On to YouTube channels for teachers, making students love reading, dress code issues, a Justin Tarte quote, and racism in Looney Tunes.

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Everything is Illuminated, The story of Big History by Andrew Ross Sorkin

September 16th, 2014

Everything is Illuminated by Andrew Ross Sorkin (New York Times Magazine, Sept. 7, 2014) tells the story of how Bill Gates got the idea of bringing a course created by David Christian called Big History to schools in place of existing history courses. While this sounds very cool it is not without controversy. To get an idea of what this is all about, you can watch Christian’s TED Talk, The History of Our World in 18 Minutes.

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Myers-Briggs Under Fire, Your Brain on Football, Steve Jobs as Parent

September 15th, 2014

If you think the Myers-Briggs is a solid indicator of personality you may want to think again. Then it’s just one more reason not to play football, and Steve Jobs parenting advice. On to social media aiding flood victims, raising money for college, why not to delay kindergarten, a Bob Gaudio quote and R.I.P. Bob Crewe.

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PE Class Nightmares, Teacher Tweet Rules, Funny Twitter Cops

September 14th, 2014

I’m sure that most of us have our share of PE class nightmares. He is one list with a thoughtful response. Then it’s Twitter rules for teachers, and Cops told to tweet humor. On to trusting students with their devices, what children should learn, a stupid administrator story, an enjoy people quote, and building better breast pumps.

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