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Interesting series on Group Work and Online Learning (via Online…



Interesting series on Group Work and Online Learning (via Online Learning Insights)

Here are the links to a three part series on the importance of Group work and online learning. The posts provide good information, advice and suggestions. A lot of the points discussed in this series will be very familiar to teachers who have created/facilitated group work online…

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Leveraging the ‘Instrumented’ Pocket & Backpack

Many of our students, not all, carry with them daily very powerful devices. My team and I often position that many students have what we call ‘instrumented’ pockets and backpacks.  I think we would all agree that pockets and backpacks … Continue reading
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Socratic Circles: The Circle of Life–at school!

Held my FIRST Socratic Circle about plastics (#1-7) and our abundant reliance on and use of #1 water bottles-- with my 6th graders. We read text, marked it, and did inner and outer circle.  It was my FIRST time to use Socratic Circles I am shocked and embarrassed to say after only 17 years!…
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HAPPINESS is the key to success?! Or is it the other way around? (TED talk by Shawn Achor)




 by Shawn Achor  
(12 minutes; watchworthy; setup is 2:45 then it takes off; positive psychology; brain-focused; at about 10:00 good stuff)

This makes sense when you think about it. We operate under the idea that success leads to happiness and we teach it to our kids--if you work harder you'll be successful and THEN you'll be happy.…
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