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The Unhealthy Truth Behind 'Wellness' and 'Clean Eating' - pass me another piece of cake. Grab your tissues - parenting after the death of a child. On Women's representation in the media. Related - there's no business case for all-white casts.  How babies fit into wombs - babies are weird. A meditation teacher’s 5 tips for breaking... Continue Reading →

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There's a whiff of holidays in the air. If children lose contact with nature they won't fight for it shared by @LShenstone Mekong: a river rising shared by @katherineqi My Students Don't Know How to Have a Conversation shared by @cpaterso Why people believe they can’t draw - and how to prove they can From... Continue Reading →

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Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures - "There are far more functional cities in the world today than there are viable states. Indeed, cities are often the islands of governance." fascinating article on connectivity  shared by @mscofino Pearson’s Quest to Cover the Planet in Company-Run Schools am I the only one terrified by... Continue Reading →

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Science education is woefully uncreative. That needs to change.  Science is also a creative endeavour  shared by @igeducators What Does Sound Look Like? - The New Yorker - And science also starts with really great questions.  Why Typical Preschool Crafts Are a Total Waste of Time  put away the hand prints. Another goodie shared by @igeducators What my... Continue Reading →

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Is it time to redefine success? - a fantastic first blog post on what the 'end game' should be in education for kids (Shared by @sherrattsam) Ask yourselves… are you changing our way of life? - Teachers as  society makers (via RSS) Why luck matters more than you think - Humility is a quality we don't talk about... Continue Reading →

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Enabling Spontaneous Learning Environments: 5 keys to breaking free of (or within) the 4 walls "Underpinning great spontaneous learning is a lot of hard work that’s mostly invisible."  A great post on how mindset trumps fancy spaces every time. (Shared by @FriedEnglish101) The Weird and Wonderful World of Academic Twitter: Accounts that mock, self-ridicule and bring... Continue Reading →

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The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Third Culture Kid Jetting around countries isn't as glamorous as it sounds. Shared by @mscofino The Industries That Are Being Disrupted the Most by Digital - no suprise media is high on the list. But should education be higher? Why Investing Time In Innovation Pays Off - the importance in iTime across disciplines.... Continue Reading →

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How Snapchat Is Helping Unheard Survivors of Domestic Violence Come Forward - file under things we Pachelbel Rant - An oldie but a goodie on why Cellists hate a certain cannon Two Items That Aren't On Your Meeting Agenda, But Should Be - ah meetings still dont' love them Children’s books are never just for children - teachers have... Continue Reading →

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It's the end of term! Here's some links to start your weekend with. Fans of the photographic essay Where children sleep - will enjoy the photographer's exploration of refugee crisis- What refugees carry with them . Fantastic resource to talk about current situation. The cult of cute and its impact on girls in STEM - If you aren't... Continue Reading →

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