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David Caleb

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off - The New York Times - 0 views

  • Research suggests that the most creative children are the least likely to become the teacher’s pet, and in response, many learn to keep their original ideas to themselves.
  • What holds them back is that they don’t learn to be original. They strive to earn the approval of their parents and the admiration of their teachers.
  • only a fraction of gifted children eventually become revolutionary adult creators,
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  • The parents of ordinary children had an average of six rules, like specific schedules for homework and bedtime. Parents of highly creative children had an average of fewer than one rule.
  • “Emphasis was placed on the development of one’s own ethical code.”
  • parents didn’t dream of raising superstar kids. They weren’t drill sergeants or slave drivers. They responded to the intrinsic motivation of their children. When their children showed interest and enthusiasm in a skill, the parents supported them.
  • A majority of the tennis stars remembered one thing about their first coaches: They made tennis enjoyable.
  • Research reveals that the more we practice, the more we become entrenched — trapped in familiar ways of thinking.
  • what motivates people to practice a skill for thousands of hours? The most reliable answer is passion — discovered through natural curiosity or nurtured through early enjoyable experiences with an activity or many activities.
  • In fashion, the most original collections come from directors who spend the most time working abroad.
  • winning a Nobel Prize is less about being a single-minded genius and more about being interested in many things.
  • Relative to typical scientists, Nobel Prize winners are 22 times more likely to perform as actors, dancers or magicians; 12 times more likely to write poetry, plays or novels; seven times more likely to dabble in arts and crafts; and twice as likely to play an instrument or compose music.
  • “Love is a better teacher than a sense of duty,” he said.
  • You can’t program a child to become creative. Try to engineer a certain kind of success, and the best you’ll get is an ambitious robot.
  • If you want your children to bring original ideas into the world, you need to let them pursue their passions, not yours.
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    "Research suggests that the most creative children are the least likely to become the teacher's pet, and in response, many learn to keep their original ideas to themselves."
    Gifted kids don't often produce something new but excel in the 
Jeffrey Plaman

Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge - YouTube - 0 views

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    This is a great resource showing a designer at work. Good for inspiration and noticing the attributes of design thinking.
Keri-Lee Beasley

Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever | Edudemic - 1 views

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    A great case-study from a teacher who published his first novel by himself. Lots of helpful lessons along the way, including how he got his cover designed, and suggestions on marketing.
Keri-Lee Beasley

Teacher's Guide on How to Create Forms Using The New Google Forms ~ Educational Technol... - 1 views

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    Step-by-step guide for teachers on how to create Google Forms from scratch
Keri-Lee Beasley

The Ultimate Playlist: 50 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Play - 1 views

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    Infographic on value of play
Keri-Lee Beasley

Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks | EdSurge News - 1 views

  • Think about when you go to Starbucks to complete some work. Why do you choose to work there? Where do you choose to sit? I usually gravitate towards the comfy seating choices like the couches and big chairs, and yet, I see people choose the tables and chairs over and over again.
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    Nice article outlining why one teacher chose to mix up the options for seating in her classroom. 
Keri-Lee Beasley

Trust No Sources - Books vs Internet - The Learner's Way - 3 views

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    It's not one versus the other - it's thinking critically about all information, regardless of the source.
Keri-Lee Beasley

Let's Change the Conversation About Education (Technology) | Digital Promise - 1 views

  • We know that technology belongs to the classroom. Have you ever asked whether technology belongs in your workplace? Technology is a tool that helps us develop and apply skills we all value – curiosity, problem-solving, persistence, collaboration, information literacy.
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    Great article about changing the conversations we have about educational technology
Sean McHugh

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns | David Kleeman - 1 views

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    The need for research literacy.
Jeffrey Plaman

Submit Your Projects for the 2016 NMC Technology Outlook > International Schools in Asi... - 0 views

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    The NMC, publishers of the Horizon Report, are inviting teachers in Asian International Schools to submit projects as exemplars.
Jeffrey Plaman

Next-Generation Molecular Workbench - 1 views

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    Nice set of Science interactives done in HTML 5 that can be embedded.
Keri-Lee Beasley

Suggested Readings to Inspire Teaching - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Great list of interesting books to read
Keri-Lee Beasley

Thinking Visually: Keyword Searches and Images | Ms. Pana Says - 1 views

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    Pana has a great lesson plan for linking keywords, searching and visuals for G1 students.
Keri-Lee Beasley

Design of Conference Spaces - 0 views

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    Love this design - I would like to learn in an environment like this!
Keri-Lee Beasley

How to Provide Kids With Screen Time That Supports Learning | MindShift | KQED News - 0 views

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    Nice balanced article on young kids and screen time.
Keri-Lee Beasley

Explaining graphic design to four-year-olds - Medium - 0 views

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    Excellent article explaining concepts of Graphic Design to 4 year olds.
Keri-Lee Beasley

Speech-to-Text in a Fifth-Grade Classroom * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity - 1 views

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    Using speech-to-text takes time to practice. Great article explaining the impact it had on one young learner.
Jeffrey Plaman

Why Parents Shouldn't Feel Guilt About Their Kids' Screen Time - The Atlantic - 3 views

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    "Parents: Reject Technology Shame
    The advantages of helping kids learn to navigate the digital world, rather than shielding them from it"
Keri-Lee Beasley

'The Best Damn Band in the Land' overseas for first time with NFL - video | Sport | The... - 0 views

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    Marching band - amazing! They use iPads to learn their routines.
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