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Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best. On January 8, 2011, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head while meeting constituents in her home town of Tucson, Arizona. Her husband, the astronaut Mark Kelly, immediately flew to be by her side.

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Common English Mistakes Two hundred Common English mistakes are listed below. Can you see where the errors are, and how you should correct them? Please watch the accompanying English lessons in order to check your answers. And lastly, don’t forget to focus on using the correct forms of these very typical English mistakes. Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students By Jennie Rose In his new book To Sell is Human, author Daniel Pink reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in the country. And with this growth comes the opportunity to change the way educators envision their roles and their classrooms. Guided by findings in educational research and neuroscience, the emphasis on cognitive skills like computation and memorization is evolving to include less tangible, non-cognitive skills, like collaboration and improvisation. Jobs in education, Pink said in a recent interview, are all about moving other people, changing their behavior, like getting kids to pay attention in class; getting teens to understand they need to look at their future and to therefore study harder. At the center of all this persuasion is selling: educators are sellers of ideas.

Aboriginal Australia Information Deficit Syndrome (AAIDS) Are you suffering from the Aboriginal Australia Information Deficit Syndrome? Take the following simple test to find out. Aboriginal Australia Information Deficit Syndrome Test Name 5 to 10 American Indian nations (tribes): Model Thinking This course will consist of twenty sections. As the course proceeds, I will fill in the descriptions of the topics and put in readings. Section 1: Introduction: Why Model? In these lectures, I describe some of the reasons why a person would want to take a modeling course. These reasons fall into four broad categories:

Encourage critical thinking by turning your class into a Socratic Seminar With so much talk about the Common Core standards and truly increasing our student’s argumentative powers and critical thinking skills, some teachers are starting to think critically themselves about how best to engage students in thoughtful debate and discussion around texts they need to analyze anyway. One method, called the Socratic seminar, challenges to students to formal discussions about a text based on open-ended questions. Throughout the exercise, students must alternately employ good listening, critical thinking, creativity, and rhetorical prowess. The Socratic style of discourse lends itself quite well to establishing critical thinkers due to the fact that Socrates believed that enabling students to think for themselves was more important than filling their heads with knowledge. Even if you’re new to the concept, it’s easy to get started. Select a text

Home Page - First Certificate Writing The student must write 140-190 words. There are basically 3 types of letters: Letter of complaint (formal)Job application letter (formal)Asking for information Continue reading This is an example of a multiple-choice question in part 1 of the exam. Continue reading 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. Just as many individuals have their own channel, curating their expertise in a series of broadcasted lessons. These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways.

Mabo - a timeline Posted It has been 20 years today since High Court handed down its decision on Mabo v Queensland (No 2), the landmark case known as Mabo, which paved the way for recognition of native title in Australia. News Online takes a look at the lead-up to the decision and how it changed the face of Australian society: Torres Strait Islander Eddie Koiki Mabo, who is at the time working as a gardener at James Cook University in Townsville, finds out he does not own the land back on Murray Island where he grew up.

yes. I agree. Check out the speaker Brene Brown. (Oui. Je suis d'accord. Consultez le haut-parleur Brene Brown.) by ebbead Feb 5

My blog is close to being ready. I have still to polish it up a bit by jeggsey Oct 17

Lander7 - thinkonyouown is fantastic. I love it. Love your work. Namaste Jeggsey by jeggsey Aug 17

Is there a Pintrest board with a Theme similar to or supportive of Ted? If so, lets Pearl it! by idlehands Jun 9

this pearltree littletreegirl is not moving everything to Pinterest, we like it here by littletreegirl Jun 9

Hi , Thanks for sharing. I have had a look at Pinterest too, but not sure what is the best use for it? What is about this that you want to move everything to Pinterest. by mandanap Jun 9

jeggsey here again. In my last post there was a typo. I mentioned that I am building a board in Ointerest. This word is missplelt and shoud read Pinterest. I love Pinterest. I should cleanup my pearltrees. More work, egad ! Love to you Greg by jeggsey Jun 2

I do not know how to contribute as a speaker for TED. I do know that they have a certain protocol to follow, but I am Australian so there is very little chance of me chipping in with some interest ideas worth sharing. For me, I have started to build a board in Ointerest, and am preparing a blog. When I have completed some of my work I will udate pearltrees with some helpful links. I wish you all the best with your ideas, and I feel sure you will find a good avenue to express yourself. My internet name is Jeggsey, and my given name is Gregory. Namaste Greg by jeggsey Jun 2

No offense honey, just be aware that they will check all your activities on the net. Have a friend suggest you: - you can also suggest yourself. by _aynat May 25

hi, and thank for your reply, I do agree with you but where do you send the stuff after you have made the video.??? for the English I can speak english as I lived in London for 8 years and in NZ for 12... thank you again for you reply I really appreciate your help by pwe01 May 25

thank you, for the english no problem as I am french + new zelander and I do know TED for the past 8 years also I do anderstand the principal of Ted and that is why I would like to be part of it. BIG THANK YOU AGAIN TO TRY TO HELP ME SO... sandrine by pwe01 May 25

after the English is perfect(ish) ask yourself why TED. There are tons of different formats at options to talk about what your passioned about. Why do you want to be on a TED stage? If/when you can answer that find out if there are any TEDx events where you can do this. Get in contact with them. Tell them your story. And always remember, you are invited to speak at a TED or TEDx event. Treat it like that. by jpckuiper May 25

Start with good English. Seriously, it doesn't make the best impression. And then drop them a few lines. Perhaps with a short video showing what you do (Youtube, Vimeo). by _aynat May 25

I want to speak at TED about positive work environment label for business , any idea how to get on TED by pwe01 May 25

TED talks are among the best presentations I've found. Within TED, you can research by playlists or topic. Their inventory is extensive. by mark57g May 2

/= gerhardabromeit =\ You know what ? I really need to push forward my German training program ;-) by mamada Apr 26

/= gerhardabromeit =\ Yes, very useful for business trips (flights and airport stress absorbers). by mamada Apr 26

/= philipdugay =\ I've bought it ;-) It looks easy & user friendly. Thanks for the advice. Appreciated. by mamada Apr 26

Mamada , in app store , app called "instatube" , it should answer some of your needs. It has the word "tube "in a red oblong box on front under a brownish square that has music symbols in it, it may be free , i do not remember sorry by philipduguay Apr 23

Thanks Geraldo. I'll have a look. What I'm interested in right now, is a tool to grab some of the the content on my iPhone/iPad for listening during commute. Any suggestion on interesting & useful tools ? by mamada Apr 22