Archive for December, 2014

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/04/giving-good-praise-to-girls-what-messages-stick/?utm_content=buffer215d3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Schwartz finds that many kids, and particularly girls, believe STEM skills are fixed, making improvement impossible. Here’s how to turn that around.

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Readers Theatre – ReadWriteThink

http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/readers-theatre-a-30703.html Readers Theatre: “a highly motivational reading strategy that provides a context for authentic reading. Students read to convey meaning using their voice, facial expressions, and gestures.” Looks like a fun and effective way to engage students in reading texts.

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11 Alternatives to “Round Robin” (and “Popcorn”) Reading | Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/alternatives-to-round-robin-reading-todd-finley?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-alternatives-popcorn-reading-blog-image An excellent collection of ideas to use instead of round robin reading, which Todd Finley describes as problematic because it: 1 Stigmatizes poor readers. Imagine the terror that English-language learners and struggling readers face when made to read in front of an entire class. 2 Weakens comprehension. Listening to a peer orally read too […]

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Scientists Demonstrate Brain-to-Brain Communication | MIT Technology Review

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/532436/are-telepathy-experiments-stunts-or-science/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=twitter There are a great many ‘buts’, for example: the’ telepathy’ experiments transmitted information about as complex as an on-off switch they could only send one command every 20 seconds they required enormous concentration by the sender all is the equipment was bulky and far from ‘wearable’… And yet there are some interesting conversations to […]

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