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October 2010

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"Pretty" Blown Away

Not just for parents of girls: Poetry Slam video Read more
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Washington Post: Top High School Prevents Curiosity in Learning

"Is that the best way to encourage learning? Are we so stuck on managing classroom competition that we can't let students explore libraries, or the Internet, and make connections between the textbook and the real world?" --Jay Mathews, The Washington Post Read more
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Can The iPhone Be The Magic "Cure" For Dyslexia & Reading?

Orig. published The Daily Riff April 2010Can The iPhone Be The Magic "Cure" For Dyslexia & Reading?Howard Hill writes from the guardian.co.uk  sharing an incredible discovery at the age of 57:"I was hopeless at school, messy and terrible at spelling.... Read more
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Education of a President

"Change is hard," Obama says. "If people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren't serious in the first place."- "Obama in Command: The Rolling Stone Interview" by Jann Wenner"'Given how much stuff was... Read more
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A Very Modern President: Music Spoof

Hilarious. . . H/t PBS tweet.  Video below:... Read more
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The Education Crisis: "The Daily Show" Version

Wish-We-Thought-of-ThatThe Daily Show Version of "Education Nation" and "Waiting for Superman"Video Below (Humor)An education news round-up that only Lewis Black on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show can do . . . Black takes no prisoners with NBC's special "Education Nation"... Read more
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Doodling in Math Class: Snakes & Graphs

Math as Art: "math relies too much on memorization and not enough on immersion" Read more
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Using Ed-Tech To Individualize Education: Three Videos

From Education Week's Technology in Education Conference: Leadership Forum Read more
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The Bully Project

National Bully MonthCNN Video BelowLee Hirsch, filmmaker, talks to CNN about his documentary, "The Bully Project", and the importance of how we can make a difference when we "stand up" to bullies as a bystander when another is being bullied.Bullying... Read more
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"Children Unable to Escape CyberBullying" CNN

Anderson Cooper Talks About High School Reunion: Those Who Were Bullied Are Now The Most Interesting Because They Were Different -- WEEK-LONG - 10 PM ET Read more
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Race To Nowhere: Must-Watch Documentary Clip

Are We Creating A Culture Of Unprepared High Achievers? Read more
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
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