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Blogging Action In Another Realm

Blogging action has been temporarily diverted to my classroom blog–not sure how much I’ll be posting on The Thinking Cap, as things are a-cookin’ with Ms. Wendi’s World Wonders. Hope you can join the fun and join us on our … Continue reading

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Grateful for the Goodness of Others

You know when you have those dangerously swimmy feelings of indomitability? You know, the kind where, no matter what might happen, the gratefulness you have for the staples in your life will carry you through? Yeah, that’s how I feel … Continue reading

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To give anything less…

I just love this quote. What gifts do you bring to this world, and to others?

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In honor….

In honor of my kids–and all kids–who have experienced loss this week and this year, my simple art reflects Christopher Robin’s timeless wisdom. No child should forget they have strength and immense capacities to meet adversity head on. Of course, … Continue reading

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Optimizing Young Readers’ Brains: Lessons from Neuroscience

(published in Education Week, Nov. 14, 2012) “I wish you to gasp not only at what you read but at the miracle of its being readable.”—Vladimir Nabokov If educational psychologist Daniel Willingham had his way, most teachers would leave the neuroscience to … Continue reading

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Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom

Response: Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom (This is the second of a multi-part series on “brain-based learning.” You can see Part One here.)   The question asked two weeks ago by Larry Ferlazzo was: What are the best ways to … Continue reading

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What lies at the “core” of learning

“I was robbed!” is no longer a mere idiom, but a veritable fact in my life as of two weeks ago. “What was taken from your home?”, my well-meaning friends inquire, concern palpable. But no response can substantiate the now irrelevant … Continue reading

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Daniel Pink

http://youtu.be/gw2xSdp4bOc

Hi, all!

I saw this Daniel Pink video and I thought it was a pretty intriguing idea, something for us to try with students, but also as teacher leaders–on an individual as well as a group level. Particularly as we’re trying to wield our weapons of positivity and knowledge against opposing forces! Jedi, we are not, but teacher leaders with pretty powerful sentences, I bet we are.

So…what’s your sentence?

(I’m still working on mine.) 🙂

If the video doesn’t embed properly, try YouTube: Daniel Pink–One Sentence Project. It’s a 4:23 minute video…

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What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog

What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog. Wouldn’t it be nice to take a research sabbatical to see which is the “most fun” to learn?

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Friday Night Chill Time Results

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