Gabriela Britos

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Janis Joplin on Music, Emotion, and the Courage to Be Oneself: A 1968 Conversation with Studs Terkel

“You gotta be able to act a little, feel a little, think a little.”<p>In the fall of 1945, a month after WWII ended, the great author, historian, and broadcasting pioneer <b>Studs Terkel</b> (May 16, 1912–October 31, 2008) began hosting an hourlong weekly radio program called <i>The Wax Museum</i>. Well before the …

Music

Why Some People Are Left-Handed

An evolutionary parable of how the contradictory forces of competition and cooperation shaped human destiny.<p>Your two hands are radically different from the other — not only in the distinct microbial populations they carry but in their cultural baggage as well. The symbolism of the right hand as the …

Rising Strong: Brené Brown on the Physics of Vulnerability and What Resilient People Have in Common

“If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall; this is the physics of vulnerability.”<p><i>“There is no science without fancy, and no art without facts,”</i> Vladimir Nabokov famously proclaimed. Today, hardly anyone embodies this sentiment more fully than <b>Brené Brown</b>, who came of age as a social …

Social Research

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Immune System

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La vida es mejor con GIFs: aplicaciones para disfrutar al máximo de ellos

Desde repositorios hasta teclados de GIFs. La navaja suiza que buscabas.<p>Los GIFs son <b>una de las mayores maravillas de internet.</b> Los hay de todo tipo: …

How to help English learners read more quickly

<b>Why is the ability to read for gist important for many learners of English and how can they develop this skill? Eleni Pappa, a British Council</b> …

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Some researchers, however, believe that a third option, cognitive choice, is a more effective way to promote longer-lasting student autonomy. This …

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. …

Genealogy

Learning Theories: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

<b>Learning Theories: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory</b><p>by <b>Steve Wheeler</b>, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education<p>This is the third in my blog …

How The Activity Learning Theory Works

<b>How The Activity Learning Theory Works</b> by <b>Steve Wheeler</b>, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of EducationThis is number 8 in my series on learning …

Pedagogy

How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing

<b>How To Cite Social Media In Research</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Back in 2012, we shared <b>how to cite a tweet.</b><p>We followed that up with <b>how to cite an app.</b><p>So when …

27 Ways To Assess Background Knowledge

<b>27 Ways To Assess Background Knowledge</b><p>Assessing background knowledge is an often misunderstood idea, and subsequently fumbled as a process.<p>Background …

Pedagogy

Children in Charge: Self-Directed Learning Programs

Children were far more engaged when they had hands-on tools that helped them develop their own understanding of the concepts being taught in both …

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Lego

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.<p>Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I …

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No Hate Speech Movement

A youth campaign of the Council of Europe <b>for human rights online</b>, to reduce the levels of acceptance of hate speech and develop online <b>youth</b> …

Council of Europe

The amazing diversity of languages around the world, in one map

People on Earth speak thousands of different languages. But given the ubiquity of some languages, like English and Mandarin, it's easy to forget just how many there are around the planet. This map provides some great perspective.<p>Instead of representing each language, the map groups territory by …

As FIFA attempts to curb racism at the World Cup, a look at hate speech laws worldwide

Reports of racist and xenophobic slurs against players and fans have continued to emerge during the World Cup. Two fans were arrested last weekend …

How I learned to stop hating my heritage

Writing made me learn about my origins. But countless young black people today have yet to discover theirs<p>My dad was a passenger on the Empire Windrush ship when it famously sailed into Tilbury in June 1948 and, according to many, changed the face of Britain for ever. My mum came to England on a …

Seven dos and don'ts for learning a foreign language abroad

<b>Is living in a foreign country the best way to learn another language? Hannah Pearson, who’s working as an English language assistant in Mexico,</b> …

Language Learning

Council of Europe

Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) Strasbourg<p>The ability to detect potential victims of human trafficking among …

Council of Europe

Goodbye, math and history: Finland wants to abandon teaching subjects at school

Finland already has one of the best school education systems. It always ranks near the top in mathematics, reading, and science in the prestigious PISA rankings (the 2012 list, pdf) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Teachers in other countries flock to its schools to …

Education

Science Shows How the Brains of Intelligent, Successful People Are Different From Everyone Else

What's the best way to take control of your own life and push yourself against boundaries?<p>According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, it's all …

25 Photographs of the Moon with Peace and Tranquility

en_US<p>article<p>The moon and night sky is a mysterious thing. Photographs of the moon can be tricky, but done well can convey an overwhelming sense of …