From Larry Ferlazzo - Thanksgiving Resources –
In my massive The Best Sites To Learn & Teach About Thanksgiving, you’ll find quite a few resources included that offer different perspectives from the dominant cultural view of the holiday.
From Richard Byrne - "Trying to get all of your students to the same set of websites at the same time can be a frustrating experience for you and for them. Just a mis-typed character or two can create a frustrating experience for everyone in the room. One way to avoid this situation is to post all of your links on one course webpage or in a blog post. Another solution is to use a link bundling service that will group all of your links together into one package. Then instead of sending out a bunch of individual links you can just send one link that will open all of the bundled links for your students. Here are three services that you can use for just that purpose."
I guess education isn't the only industry struggling to improve PD.
From eLearn Magazine: The following considerations should help avoid some of the pitfalls of introducing social media into a course.
"7 Surprising Strategies that Elevate Leaders" Worth reading. https://t.co/GCOUBUdnoQ
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From Tom Vander Ark - " New tools and new schools are being developed at a dizzying pace. Here’s a few things we’ve seen in the last 60 days. And, to borrow a phrase from my friends at 4.0 Schools, I’ve tried to capture their “Future of School Hypothesis.”
Please check out our own Board Member and Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem Mazen's powerful words on Islam and the... https://t.co/dd91sgoOvy
From Tom Vander Ark - Sophisticated organizations have long used blended learning strategies to accelerate professional growth and provide real-time learning. The postsecondary landscape is being transformed by blended, personalized and competency-based learning opportunities. The requirement for lifelong learning in most careers is being translated into stackable credentials and professional portfolios.
A growing body of evidence points to the importance of teaching children how to manage their emotions and behaviors. Known as social and emotional learning (SEL), the development of these noncognitive skills, like self-motivation and grit, is linked to better academic performance, higher college retention rates and increased employment and wages. These abilities lead to improved health and well-being as well, including a lower risk of substance abuse, obesity and criminal activity.