Dealing With Financial Stress / The Most Influential Animation / Too Child-Centered?

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

Financial Stress
Survey: Millennials Experience Daily Financial Stress, The Majority Ignore It to Cope. There are better ways to deal with it and this article tells you how. @mint @BriMarvell

The 100 Most Influential Sequences in Animation History – They are all available to view with explanations as to why they are influential. This is a huge resource for anyone interested in animation. My daughter is an animator and as such is a non-starving artist. @e_vb_ @JohnHMaher @vulture

‘Child-centred’ teaching blamed for NZ’s educational decline. A “deluded” child-led approach to teaching is to blame for New Zealand’s declining educational performance, new research says. Thoughts @SimonCollins08 @C_Hendrick @StuartLock @nzherald

Podcast template

Social/Mobile Media Education

Podcast PD Choice Board for Teachers (FREE Template!) – This post was designed to help give the Shake Up Learning readers even more ideas for how to use podcasts for professional learning at your school or on your own. @ShakeUpLearning @DrGregGoins


How Should I Study for the Test? More often than not, when students ask how they should study, what they really mean is, “What should I study?” That is, obviously, a very different question that is usually teased out. @effortfuleduktr


The Gamified Math Class – Here’s how one teacher replaced the fear of math with the joy of playing—and learning. @lynch39083

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Guy Tries To Trim A 100-Foot Palm Tree, Is Taken On A Wild Ride. A brave arborist in San Bernardino, California, climbed a 100-foot palm tree to chop off some fronds that might cause damage to humans and property. @ViralHog

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