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Flat Connections - Transforming learning through global collaboration

Flat Connections - Transforming learning through global collaboration

Global Read Aloud | One Book to Connect the World Global Students- Global Perspectives Projects | Langwitches Blog I am pleased to share with you an opportunity for Middle School Students to collaborate on a global perspectives project. Mark Engstrom, the Assistant Principal and Middle School Geography teacher at my new school in São Paulo, Brazil, and his collaboration partner, Laurie Clement, a MS teacher in Windsor, Canada, have put together various projects to connect middle school geography students from around the world and to facilitate collaboration among them. This past school year, our students in Brazil worked together with students from Canada, USA and Sweden. They are expanding this opportunity to more schools and countries. Take a look at the outline of the project below and get directly in contact with one of the Program Coordinators: Mark Engstrom Graded School Sao Paulo, Brazil via Twitter (@markaengstrom) email mark.engstrom@graded.br Laurie Clement St. Purpose: To facilitate student growth within a global environment. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Curiosity and Imagination 9.

International Calendar 2014 | Returned Peace Corps Volunteers International Calendar » 9 Mindfulness Rituals to Make Your Day Better :zenhabits “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk Post written by Leo Babauta. Are you simply moving through your day, without fully living? I did this for many years. It was as if life were just passing by, and I was waiting for something to happen. But today isn’t preparation for tomorrow. Fully live today by being mindful. You don’t need to do all of these, but give a few of them a try to see if they make your day better. Mindfulness Rituals Ritual isn’t about doing a routine mindlessly. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. These rituals aren’t the only time you should be mindful, but they’re great reminders.

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