Teaching Kindness Essential to Reducing Bullying

This article by Lisa Currie first appeared on the Edutopia blog.

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/teaching-kindness-essential-reduce-bullying-lisa-currie

5 Science Videos To Think About Ethics, Habitat, and Climate Change

This appeared on the MInd/Shift blog.

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/10/five-science-videos-that-make-you-think-ethics-habitat-and-climate-change/

Those Horrible Coin Problems - What To Do?

Here are some suggestions on dealing with coin problems from Dan Meyer.

http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2014/these-horrible-coin-problems-and-what-we-can-do-about-them/

Providing Feedback As Formative Assessment

This article is from Troy Hicks writing on the Edutopia blog.

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/providing-feedback-as-formative-assessment-troy-hicks

How Stress Affects the Brain During Learning

This article first appeared on the Edudemic blog.

http://www.edudemic.com/stress-affects-brain-learning/

10 Tips for Becoming A Connected Educator

This article first appeared on Edutopia.

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/10-tips-become-connected-educator-elana-leoni

How to Connect Your Classroom: Case Study with Andrew Cohen of @Brainscape

coolcatteacher:

How to Connect Your Classroom: Case Study with Andrew Cohen of @Brainscape

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Start-ups are good for our country. Most students don’t know what they are. I want to infuse a start-up mentality in my classroom as I help students understand innovation. Creation is good. Inventing is hard. If you’re an independent thinker: hire yourself and create a start-up. Recently my ninth graders connected via Google Hangout with the CEO of Brainscape, Andrew Cohen.

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Students Lead the Learning At Democratic Schools

This article from Mind/Shift offers a glimpse into the Fairhaven School, a democratic school outside Washington, D.C.

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/10/students-lead-the-learning-experience-at-democratic-schools/

5 Minute Film Festival: Future Ready Schools

Here are some excellent resources from Edutopia.

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/five-minute-film-festival-future-ready-schools

SAT: 43% Are Ready for College!

This article from Joanne Jacobs provides some fascinating, but scary statistics regarding college readiness.

http://www.joannejacobs.com/2014/10/sat-43-are-ready-for-college/