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Martin Burrett

School heads shape students' values via school climate - 1 views

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    Over time, students' personal values become more similar to those of their school principal, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Associational for Psychological Science. The findings indicate that head-teachers' values are linked with aspects of school climate which are, in turn, linked with students' own values.
Ed Webb

An unseen disadvantage : The focus on independence at American universities can undermi... - 5 views

  • For middle-class students, college is “the ultimate symbol of independence” and also allows students to “distinguish themselves from their parents and realize their individual potential.” By contrast, students from working-class backgrounds are likely to have been socialized with different “rules of the game” —rules that emphasize interdependence with others (i.e., being part of a community).
  • “Many students from working-class families are influenced by limited financial resources and lack an economic safety net, and thus must rely on family and friends for support. Thus, these students’ expectations for college center around interdependent motives such as working together, connecting to others, and giving back,” said Stephens. “Given the largely independent college culture and the ways in which students’ social class backgrounds shape their motives for attending college, we questioned whether universities provide students from these different backgrounds with an equal chance of success.”
  • Admissions materials and university mission statements could be revised to reflect the importance of interdependent norms  In the classroom, professors could emphasize the importance of collaboration, require more group work, and seek to develop ongoing relationships with their students. Universities could provide students with more structured opportunities that encourage ongoing connections with peers and faculty.
Megan Black

The Participation Culture | Air Mozilla - 4 views

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    Mozilla's Pascal Finette explains how the rising culture of participation combined with technology and power of networks will instigate the most fundamental change in human history. Recorded live at TEDxOrangeCoast
Toni Olivieri-Barton

Brain Pickings - 6 views

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    Similar to Open culture.
Vicki Davis

Chinese New Year Lesson Plans and Resources - 9 views

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    Chinese New year ideas, crafts, and activities. If you like topical activities, this is one for you.
Vicki Davis

Hanukkah Themed Activities - 5 views

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    There are quite a few activities on this website around Hanukkah including a powerpoint presentation about Holidays around the world. It is a great time to talk about the holidays of many different faiths.
Claude Almansi

Open Culture - 1 views

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Dave Truss

Antiquing « Intercultural Responsiveness - 4 views

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    Intercultural responsiveness is not something we reach; rather, it's something we explore. As we explore, we begin to learn more about ourselves. As we learn more about ourselves, we ultimately learn more about others. And that is what this journey is about.
Michael Walker

A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change b... - 13 views

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    From a tweet by Will Richardson
Clif Mims

National Atlas.Gov - 14 views

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    "...the latest National Atlas includes electronic maps and services that are delivered online. We are using information presentation, access, and delivery technologies that didn't exist 30 years ago to bring you a dynamic and interactive atlas. But we have held fast to our tradition of producing the finest maps in the world. We think nationalatlas.gov™ is more useful than any bound collection of paper maps." Work with multiple map layers
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