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These African Dolls Hold a Powerful Hidden Message for Young Girls of Color - Mic. TThere's a new girl on the block, err, aisle, and she's got thick, natural hair, a brown complexion and is dressed in traditional African garbs.

These African Dolls Hold a Powerful Hidden Message for Young Girls of Color - Mic

The Brain Hacks Top Founders Use To Get The Job Done. Katia Verresen's new client had a big problem: He needed to find three to four extra hours in his day.

The Brain Hacks Top Founders Use To Get The Job Done

This, of course, seemed like an impossible feat for an oversubscribed startup founder, but his ability to fundraise and recruit the best talent depended on it. By the time he met Verresen, executive coach to many such founders, he was drained, pessimistic, dreading every week before it started. Travel Photography Simplified: 4 Changes that Made me a Better Photographer. Get Viktor’s Lightroom Rapid Editing System for Travel Photography Course 50% off now at SnapnDeals for a limited time only – February 9th-23rd, 2016.

Travel Photography Simplified: 4 Changes that Made me a Better Photographer

When I look back and analyze how my photography has changed over time, I see that the last couple of years were the most eventful in regards to the evolution of my photography. I see that rapid advances in technology, in combination with my attempts to simplify various aspects of my photography, gradually changed my entire workflow. If I had to identify the key moments that triggered the rest of the changes, my switch from DSLR to a mirrorless system would be at the very top of the list. 1. How Creativity Makes Us Feel Alive. 141 15Share Synopsis The process of inner transformation is itself a creative process, for through the process of advanced inner development, you are literally creating a new self.

How Creativity Makes Us Feel Alive

Adapted from Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire Our selves are constantly evolving as we learn more about the world and our own identities and seek meaning in our experiences. According to Michael Piechowski, the process of inner transformation is itself a creative process, for through the process of advanced inner development, you are literally creating a new self.

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking. 2342 486Share Synopsis Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught.

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

5 Teaching Practices I'm Kicking to the Curb. So many of us teach the way we were taught.

5 Teaching Practices I'm Kicking to the Curb

We may not even realize we’re doing it. And that means certain practices get passed down year after year without question, methods that are such a normal part of the way we do school, we perpetuate them without realizing there are better alternatives. Today I’m going to roll out five of these for your consideration: five teaching practices used every day that are not backed by research.

In many cases, these practices are not only ineffective, they can be downright harmful. First%20Friday%20Tech%20Tip%20Aug%202013. 7 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos. “I could be changing the world right now, but instead I’m solving for X.” — Skills + Strengths. (1) Hulleman, C.

“I could be changing the world right now, but instead I’m solving for X.” — Skills + Strengths

S., & Barron, K. E. (2013, April). Teacher perceptions of student motivational challenges and best strategies to enhance motivation. Paper presented in symposium, J. Turner (Chair), Bridging the Theory-Practice Divide: Teacher Approaches to Motivating Students, at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. . (2)Hulleman, C.S., Godes, O., Hendricks, B., & Harackiewicz, J. ELL Treasure Chest "Colorín Colorado" Unveils Great New Site Design. 17 Small Productivity Habits. The Mini-Habit The idea behind mini habits is that you can get to a larger habit if you start small, create simple goals, and aim for consistency.

17 Small Productivity Habits

In his book Mini Habits: Small Habits, Bigger Results, Stephen Guise gives the example of “The One Pushup Challenge.” Claims, Evidence, Reasoning: Integrating Art & Science. Antoinette Pippin teaches fifth grade at the Dr.

Claims, Evidence, Reasoning: Integrating Art & Science

Theodore T. Alexander Jr. Science Center School in Los Angeles. Antoinette’s school is the result of a collaboration between the California Science Center and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Growth Mindset Video. Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve. 101 mendler. Motivating Students Who Don't Care Learn from educator, psychologist, and author Allen Mendler about ways to make progress with your hardest to reach students.

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Why students don't like school often starts on the outside—dysfunctional families, unsupportive parents, violence in our culture, garbage on TV, erosion of respect, and the list goes on, says Allen Mendler, an educator and author of the book Motivating Students Who Don't Care. In fact, 70–80 percent of why kids don't care has little to do with teachers themselves, he says. Five-Ways-Motivate-Unmotivated1.pdf. Assessing creativity with critical thinking. The other day as I showed one of the new Common Core ELA aligned presentation rubrics soon to be published by the Buck Institute for Education (it'll be in the FreeBIEs section) to a few colleagues I noticed a somewhat strong reaction to the word "creativity" being included in one of the sections. To be clear, this rubric is meant to assess a demonstration in project based learning that falls in the category of communication but the word creative shows up in the above standard "presentation aids" section.

While the list of potential 21st Century Skills developed by various groups and organizations can be overwhelming many like to focus on the four C's (critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity). 5 Tips for a More Meaningful Rubric. Sarah Wike Loyola , Upper School Spanish Teacher, Spanish Team Leader, and Technology Mentor in Charlotte, NC Posted 06/08/2015 12:26PM | Last Commented 07/06/2015 2:30PM. Teaching the Teacher: Creating assessments WITH your students. Pt. 3. In this final post about assessment, for now, I'll talk about how I create assessments with my students and not for them. I have used this a lot in my teaching now, so I thought I'd share why I think it is useful and how you can go about doing it. Making assessment more accessible I was worried that my assessment methods were too subjective. 3 Lesson Plans for High School Photography Classes. Have you ever tried teaching a teenager science, math or technology?

If you have, you know it can be a lesson in frustration. Let’s face it. Science, math and even technology are pretty dry subjects, and it’s hard to find ways for students to learn about them, without having to read thick textbooks, memorize equations and perform the same experiments over and over again. Right now we spend so much time teaching the science of exposure, focus and, yes, even composition, we forget the reason we picked up photography in the first place was to create art. 6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups.

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In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three laws of motion. In the process, Newton laid the foundation for classical mechanics and redefined the way the world looked at physics and science. 7 Virtual Field Trips that Let You Travel the World With Your Kids. CelebrAsian.

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