Posts Tagged ‘ education ’

How the Web Changes How We Think

The Internet changes our thinking. The more we use it the more it affects how we perceive things and it even changes our levels of attention and patience.

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Teacher Value

Those who question a teacher’s value or their paycheck might be surprised by Taylor Mali’s poetry.

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Minds in Motion

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012 BEDFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL 88 NORTH AVENUE WESTPORT, CT 06880 12:00-12:30 p.m. Check-in; 1:00- 4:00 p.m. Program   From rocketry to robotics, animals to animation, and origami to organic farming, Minds in Motion provides opportunities for children …

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Punctuation Pauses

Please share these with family or friends or anyone you know who hasn’t realized the value of punctuation…. Getting the Punctuation Right An English professor wrote the words, “Woman without her man is nothing,” on the blackboard and directed the …

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Academic Achievement and Housing: A link that needs more discussion

When I joined Teach for America in 2006, I needed no reminder that the “achievement gap,” the gap between educational progress in white and minority students, was largest here in Connecticut. But what is the “gap”? What is the cause? …

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Tenth Anniversary of No Child Left Behind

The No Child Left Behind initiative is now 10 years old. Although the NCLB made people take notice of the deficiencies in our nation’s education and identified schools that were failing their students, research has shown that  not much success …

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Wikipedia and Freedom of Speech

From January 18th at midnight to January 19th at midnight WIKIPEDIA will be voluntarily blacking out their English website to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills. To read more got to :  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more

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Is Too Healthy Unhealthy?

With humor and insightfulness, A.J. Jacobs speaks about his year of living healthy: Can you really trick yourself into thinking eating sunflower seeds is like eating Doritos?   http://www.ted.com/talks/aj_jacobs_how_healthy_living_nearly_killed_me.html

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Inspirational Education

Teachers who are making a difference by seeing their students as more than just a body in a classroom. Appreciating, encouraging and drawing upon their students’ life experiences.     Education Nation: http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm?objectid=340D66EC-E59B-11E0-AB96000C296BA163&aka=0

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Tutor Resources Right At Your Fingertips

Tutoring Match has great resources for parents, students and tutors! Click on these links and be taken to pages of educational references and tools: Student Resources Parent Resources Tutor Resources  

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