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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 | Psdtuts+ | Photoshop | Pinterest. 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. 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. As Oscar Wilde believed, sarcasm may represent a lower form of wit, but we found that it certainly catalyses a higher form of thought.” 1 of 5. 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. By Maria Popova “A library is no place for three lost mice.” However anguishing the art of asking for help may be, little is more gladdening than the act of giving it. That’s the premise behind Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds (public library) — a most unusual and gorgeously illustrated counting book by Jim Stoten, using Mr. Tweed’s small acts of kindness to teach kids the numbers and sneak in a subtle lesson on the power of grace.

On his daily walk into town, Mr. Little Colin Rocodile is missing his one kite and Mrs. Mr. After a long day of small kindnesses for his friends and neighbors, Mr. Mr. For sending young ones off into a different stage of life with the same message, see George Saunders’s fantastic commencement address on the power of kindness. Donating = Loving Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month. You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount. Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter. Share on Tumblr. The Language of Choice and Support. Language shapes our worldview. The narratives we hear around us influence our perceptions and understandings. Take Carol Dweck's concept of fixed versus growth mindset. One of the primary tools for fostering a growth mindset is changing how we talk about learning, from how we give feedback to how we address failure.

Dweck's work shows that simple shifts in language of praise and feedback can hold immense power in children's view of themselves and of learning. One in five children between age nine and 17 have mental health challenges that impair their daily functioning. Breaking Bad Habits: Changing Unintentionally Stigmatizing Language Stigma is powered by language.

We should use language that accurately describes what we're trying to say, rather than falling back on figures of speech that may fuel negative attitudes toward those with mental health challenges. I can also avoid minimizing when I ask more questions to try to accurately describe a student who is struggling. 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. 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. "You do care," said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. Calm Acceptance: No matter what Dumbledore is faced with, he calmly accepts this reality. “Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Socrative. Edutopia. Edutopia. Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read. Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses. It sounds romantic, but there’s real, hard evidence that supports these things happening to your brain when you read books. In reading, we can actually physically change our brain structure, become more empathetic, and even trick our brains into thinking we’ve experienced what we’ve only read in novels.We make photos in our minds, even without being prompted:Reading books and other materials with vivid imagery is not only fun, it also allows us to create worlds in our own minds.

But did you know that this happens even if you don’t mean it to? Researchers have found that visual imagery is simply automatic. Left Handers Day, August 13th - Official Site #lefthandersday. 2015 Women's Day South Africa | 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. 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. Credit: Brooks Kraft Shelly Blake-Plock EdTech: What do you envision for the future of the web? Think like a proton. | Library humour and inspiration | Pinterest.

Bookish fun | Library humour and inspiration | Pinterest. Women wearing Superhero capes...on bathroom signs!! | Library humour and inspiration | Pinterest. Quote from Aristotle...if more people did this it would be a better world... | Library humour and inspiration | Pinterest. Fibonacci clock: can you tell the time on the world's most stylish nerd timepiece? | Science | The Guardian | Media and Library resources | Pinterest. 16 Grammar Sins That Drive An English Major Crazy | Funny Pics | Writing and Book Humour | Pinterest.

How One 1920s Feminist Imagined Our Futuristic High-Tech World. Rack vs. wrack. Life Advice from 50 Beloved Characters in Kid's Entertainment | AAA State of Play. Embed this image on your site: "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. " ~ George Bernard Shaw Life can be tough for us adults! There are bills to pay, decisions to make, and jobs to do. While raising a family is a wonderful blessing, it can be a never-ending source of stress! That is why we need to take a moment to breathe. Play. Marvel at life. You can find Kim on Google+: Kim Hart. 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!)

“‘Creative confidence’ is the creative mindset that goes along with design thinking’s creative skill set.”See more of Tim Brown’s favorite books. Creating Minds, by Howard Gardner Basic Books, 2011 Recommended by: Roselinde Torres (TED Talk: What it takes to be a great leader) “Gardner’s book was first published more than twenty years ago, but its insights into the creative process — told through the stories of seven remarkable individuals from different fields — remain just as relevant today.

While they shared some traits, they all followed different paths to success.”See more of Roselinde Torres’ favorite books. Design Happiness Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Your Money or Your Life, by Vicki Robin et al. Waking Up, Alive, by Richard A. History Language On the Shoulders of Giants, by Robert K. Philosophy Math and stats Medicine Mind and brain. 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. 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" Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Document for David Foster Wallace's class entitled "Papers for 102: Rules, Guidelines, and Topics"