Think Yourself Young / A Car That Changes Its Color / Wile E. Coyote’s Physics

January 7th, 2022

Wile E. Coyote
It seems that you can stay young with the right kind of thinking. Then it’s a car that can change color and a physics lesson from Wile E. Coyote. On to Instagram news, an update on the James Webb telescope, a 100% ready quote, and an amazing young female musician.

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Teacher Self-Care / Latest PinkCast / Tetris Tames Anxiety

January 6th, 2022

Start with tips on teacher self-care. THen it’s the latest PinkCast and how playing Tetris can help with anxiety. On to making your first podcast, safety tools you should have in your car, supporting older readers, a quote from Hamlet, and a time-lapse growing pumpkin.

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Teaching World Languages / The Memory Maker Project / Transforming Sinking Cities

January 5th, 2022

Language Learning
Start with an inductive model for teaching languages. Then it’s the Memory Maker Project and transforming sinking cities. On to 2021’s TikTok trends, ball size compared, how we learn best, an experience quote, an amazing young band.

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Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers by Jo Boaler

January 4th, 2022
Limitless Mind

Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers by Jo Boaler explains what you can do for your own thinking and that of your students to be truly limitless. It draws on educational and brain research that points out that the brain changes when we learn. There is also a focus on the power of mistakes, how changing your mind can change your reality, and the benefits of collaboration. Flexible thinking is better than fast thinking and learning is more effective when it is multidimensional. Although Jo comes from the field of math, this book is valuable to all educators and all people.

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Social Media & Language Learning / Grading for Student Mastery / PhD Tips

January 3rd, 2022

SM & Language Learning
Start with using social media for language learning. Then it’s grading for student mastery and tips of aspiring PhD students. On to hacking McDonalds, the copper age, an error-filled teacher union letter, an it can’t be done quote, and 100 places in the US that you should visit.

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