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A-Z Culture Glossary Of 2015. A-Z Culture Glossary of 2015: The Trends You Need to Know to be Relev… Boy Who Couldn’t Afford Books Asks Mailman For Junk Mail To Read; Mailman Responds Spectacularly. Create a Delicious Print Ad in Photoshop. Sarcasm: How the 'lowest form of wit' actually makes people brighter and more creative - Science - News. People on the receiving end of sarcastic comments – and those who made them – were found to be up to three times more creative in a range of tests carried out by a team of researchers from Insead, one of the world’s leading business schools, and Harvard and Columbia universities.

Sarcasm: How the 'lowest form of wit' actually makes people brighter and more creative - Science - News

According to the study published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes journal, a good dose of sarcasm is healthy because making and understanding sarcastic comments forces the brain to switch to abstract thinking, which boosts creativity. Researchers warn that management strategies designed to eliminate sarcasm from workplaces may have detrimental effects on productivity and profits.

Dr Li Huang, who led the research, said: “We found that sarcasm may stimulate creativity, the generation of ideas, insights, or problem solutions that are novel and useful. Austin Kleon sur Twitter : "Lots of people want to be the noun without doing the verb. Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds: An Unusual Counting Book about the Power of Small Kindnesses. The Language of Choice and Support. 7 Lessons for Teachers from Dumbledore.

One of my favorite times of the day is when I settle in with my two young daughters for read-aloud time.

7 Lessons for Teachers from Dumbledore

For several years, we have been working our way through the Harry Potter series. I had read them all before, but it has been a delight to read them again with my girls, using as many voices as possible, and seeing the incredible story through their eyes. It has also shared many secrets about teaching and living with me on this second reading, especially when it comes to Dumbledore. The way he interacts with Harry, fellow teachers, muggles, and various magical creatures has lessons for all of us -- especially teachers and parents. Whether you have read the Harry Potter series or not, there is wisdom from this character we can all learn from. Socrative. Edutopia. Edutopia.

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read. Left Handers Day, August 13th - Official Site #lefthandersday. South African Public Holidays Cape Town 21-July-2015. Ebook.pdf. TPACK - The Happy IT Guy. 12 Things Students Remember Most About Good Teachers. What Is Web 3.0, Really, and What Does It Mean for Education? The first rule of Web 3.0 is to stop calling it that.

What Is Web 3.0, Really, and What Does It Mean for Education?

At least, that's Tim O'Reilly's preference. According to O'Reilly, whose media company is credited with coining the term Web 2.0, "it was never meant as a version number. " Rather, the expression "was about the return of the web after the dot-com bust," he explains. "There won't be a Web 3.0 until everybody says, 'OK, the web died again,' and we rediscover it. " Although O'Reilly takes issue with the nomenclature, he does acknowledge — along with others who care deeply about the intersection of technology, teaching and learning — that the web is in the midst of an ­evolutionary cycle that's likely to spark profound changes in ­education. There are common threads in their ­predictions: widely available videos as educational tools, the blending of the physical and digital worlds, and a web that's capable of applying context to its processes. Library humour and inspiration.

Library humour and inspiration. Women wearing Superhero capes...on bathroom signs!! Quote from Aristotle...if more people did this it would be a better world... Fibonacci clock: can you tell the time on the world's most stylish nerd timepiece? 16 Grammar Sins That Drive An English Major Crazy. How One 1920s Feminist Imagined Our Futuristic High-Tech World. Rack vs. wrack. Life Advice from 50 Beloved Characters in Kid's Entertainment. Books worth reading, recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more. Creativity Creative Confidence, by Tom Kelley and David Kelley Crown Business, 2013 Recommended by: Tim Brown (TED Talk: Designers — think big!)

Books worth reading, recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more

“‘Creative confidence’ is the creative mindset that goes along with design thinking’s creative skill set.”See more of Tim Brown’s favorite books. Girls Archives - Page 6 of 27 - Women You Should Know® 50 Books Worth Reading This Year As Recommended by TED. Teaching materials from the David Foster Wallace archive. Teaching materials from the David Foster Wallace archive Share this page A small but significant portion of the David Foster Wallace archive represents his teaching career, from his graduate school years through to his work as a faculty member at Pomona College in the years before his death.

Teaching materials from the David Foster Wallace archive

Wallace not only had high expectations for his students, but took his own role as a teacher very seriously. Syllabi, paper topic handouts, quizzes, vocabulary lists, heavily annotated teaching texts, and other documents dating from the late 1980s to 2008 are represented in the collection. Shown here are assignments and books representing various periods in his teaching career. To order images at a higher resolution for research use or for publication, please contact us. Syllabus for David Foster Wallace's class "English 102-Literary Analysis: Prose Fiction Fall '94"