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The Importance Of Getting Things Wrong

Think about our planet for a second. Earth has an elliptical — oval-shaped — orbit. That means we're closer to the sun for one part of the year and farther away another part of the year.<p>Does that fact explain why it's hotter in the summer and colder in the winter?<p>Lots of kids think it does. Lots of …

Teaching

How Integrating Physical Art Into Digital Creations Expands Creativity

Students in Cathy Hunt’s art classes are constantly blurring the lines between physically created art and digital creations. In one project, students …

Pedagogy

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” — Aristotle

Bench in Prague, Czech Republic

Patient: 'Hospice isn't all about death and dying'

Barbara, diagnosed with terminal cancer, wants everyone to know what she's learned about hospice care.<p>"Don't wait until the last minute [to start …

Empathy

The Oldest Of The Old Are Actually Fine With Dying, Study Finds

Most say they care more about having a peaceful death than when it occurs.<p>It isn't how many days you live but what you do with each one of them, so says a Facebook philosopher. Facebook philosophers aside, a recent study confirms the sentiment that once we are physically unable to enjoy life, our …

The exquisite color and beauty of a Madagascar Day Gecko brought to you by Giovanna Fasanelli, Macro photographer extraordinaire!

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5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning

Erin Scott/MindShiftJust a few years ago, mobile devices were almost unheard of in classrooms. Over time, teachers and administrators have been …

How Showing and Telling Kids ‘I Believe in You’ Can Empower Them at School

<i>The excerpt below is from the book “Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential Through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative</i> …

Pedagogy

What Will Digital Portfolios Mean for College-Bound Students?

Sometime during the first few weeks of school at Montgomery Bell Academy, an independent, all-boys college preparatory school in Nashville, …

College & University

Make Complex Texts Accessible For All Students

Some texts endure time like paintings and monuments, left to stand and be interpreted by new audiences for generations. As educators, we sometimes …

Teaching

Pretentiousness: Why It Matters by Dan Fox review – what’s wrong with being a great pretender?

This shrewd book argues that pretentiousness is central to our progress and our individuality<p>Pretentious, moi? Yes, proudly so, ever since I was 14, when a schoolteacher scrawled the word on some homework he returned to me. I had no idea what the criticism meant, but the dictionary spelled out the …

Contemplating Christmas already? It's only February!

Simplicity - Un moriglione che sistema le proprie penne poco prima dell'alba Follow my works on Michele Bavassano Photographer

ECSST Favorite Quotes The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. James Allen If you LIKE it, SHARE it PLEASE? Sharing is caring! ECSST (Endangered Cat Species Survival Trust) Homepage: http://www.ecsst.org (in the process of updating with ample information regarding endangered cat species in the wild, photographers, concepts and our entire project) You are welcome to share your facts and experience with animals on our wall Photo: The Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia syn. Uncia uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. Snow Leopards are slightly smaller than the other big cats but, like them, exhibit a range of sizes, generally weighing between 27 and 55 kg (60 and 121 lb), with an occasional large male reaching 75 kg (165 lb) and small female of under 25 kg (55 lb). Photographer: Monika Allemann

ECSST Favorite Quotes The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. Thomas Jefferson If you LIKE it, SHARE it PLEASE? Sharing is caring! ECSST (Endangered Cat Species Survival Trust) Homepage: http://www.ecsst.org (in the process of updating with ample information regarding endangered cat species in the wild, photographers, concepts and our entire project) You are welcome to share your facts and experience with animals on our wall Photo: The Lion (Panthera leo) is one of the four big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the Tiger. Photographer: Monika Allemann

What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?

By Jane Mount/MindShiftMany teachers have long been frustrated with static, canned curriculum that doesn’t seem connected to kids’ lives, and testing …

Pedagogy

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

The beginning of the school year is a time to set the tone for a student’s learning experience, including what teachers expect from students and …

Teaching

How an unconventional principal used blended learning to help turn around a struggling urban school

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — It’s Field Day at Pleasant View Elementary School and at the moment, there’s a crisis with the bouncy house.<p>“No, no, it’s not …

Photo by @jimmy_chin / @merufilm Mount Meru and the infamous Sharks Fin revealing in the mist. Garwhal Himalaya, India. On Meru from Author Jon Krakauer: “The Shark’s Fin on Meru Central - this climb has seen more attempts and more failures than any route in the Himalaya. It’s at the headwaters of the Ganges river, one of the most sacred rivers on earth, the center of the universe. It’s this weird nexus, the point where heaven and earth and hell all come together. The thing that gives it its name, the Shark’s Fin, is this 1500ft blade of beautiful flawless granite way up high at 20,000ft. This is the test of the master climber. It’s been tried by so many great climbers. Some of the best climbers in the world have tried and failed on this route. Meru is not just hard, it’s hard in this really complicated way. You can’t just be a good ice climber. You can’t just be good at altitude. You can’t just be a good rock climber. You’ve got to be able to ice climb, mixed climb and you’ve got to be able to do big wall climbing at 20,000ft. It’s all that stuff wrapped in one package that’s defeated so many good climbers, and will probably defeat you and maybe defeat everybody for all time. That to a certain kind mindset is an irresistible appeal.” - @krakauernotwriting @MeruFilm is playing in select theaters nationwide. Give us a follow at @merufilm for more images and check in at MeruFilm.com for details on openings and theaters near you. #MeruFilm #mymeru

The Sacred Spaces We'll Visit in 100 Years

Most of religious tourism involves visiting churches built centuries ago. A new crop of daring religious places will change that.<p>courtesy of Esteban …

Religion

Miles of Tiles . Studenthousing ‘Johanna’ in Utrecht by Onix architects is covered with blue and white tiles, inspired by the shape of clouds.