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12 WAYS YOU CAN ENERGIZE CLASSROOM LEARNING

"Teachers are always looking for ways to bring excitement and vigour into a classroom. The truth is it doesn’t need to be complicated or revolutionary. It just needs to connect to students’ interests and keep them challenged by exercising critical thinking and decision making skills. Below is an infographic created by Atomic Learning that shows you 12 ways to energize classroom learning."

https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/12-ways-energize-classroom-learning-infographic?mc_cid=1508b3a841&mc_eid=8e298c6ee6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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'THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS' WILL RETURN TO TEACH NEW GENERATIONS ABOUT STEM

"Everyone's favorite red-headed science teacher—and her pet lizard—will soon be back.

"Netflix's appeal to nostalgia continues with its upcoming reboot of the beloved '90s Saturday morning cartoon 'The Magic School Bus,' starring eccentric science teacher Ms. Frizzle and her eager students as they embark on out-of-this world field trips."

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2017/01/magic_school_bus_reboot.html?_ga=1.58248170.1743714463.1460988298&cmp=eml-enl-tu-news3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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STRUGGLING SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM ADDING ARTS TO LEARNING

"Arts frequently get cut from school curricula due to money and time, but a pilot program around the country is trying to use music, performance and other arts in dozens of schools to motivate kids."

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/struggling-schools-benefit-adding-art-learning/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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HOW TO USE BRAIN SCIENCE TO BE YOUR BEST SELF IN 2017

"Neuroscience has shown us this year that we may actually have everything we need to stay focused, be more creative, remember more, and make better decisions—just as long as we can work a bit more with our brains, not against them. Here are a few things we learned that can take you closer toward being your best self in 2017."
https://www.fastcompany.com/3066871/work-smart/how-to-use-brain-science-to-be-your-best-self-in-2017?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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HOW EXERCISE CAN HELP DEPRESSION IN KIDS

"Exercise isn’t a cure for depression, but being active has been shown to alleviate some symptoms of depression in both teens and adults. Depending on the severity of the mood disorder, it could go a long way toward helping problems like negativity and rumination."
http://www.scoop.it/t/news-from-around-the-web-weac/p/4073828449/2017/01/10/how-exercise-can-help-depression-in-kids?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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UW-MADISON FACULTY CHALLENGE DNR CLIMATE CHANGE REVISIONS

Seven UW-Madison climate, zoology and ecology professors sent an essay to media outlets Monday saying the DNR's language on climate change incorrectly implies its cause is mysterious when it’s clearly caused by greenhouse gases produced by burning fossil fuels.

“The Wisconsin DNR has a responsibility to accurately inform the public about the challenges presented by climate change,” the scientists said. “Ignoring facts and this responsibility hobbles the state agency entrusted to manage natural resources and protect the public. It also portrays the Wisconsin state government as anti-science.”

http://www.scoop.it/t/news-from-around-the-web-weac/p/4073831004/2017/01/10/uw-madison-faculty-challenge-dnr-climate-change-revisions?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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MILLENIALS ARE FALLING BEHIND THEIR BOOMER PARENTS

"With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated."

http://www.scoop.it/t/news-from-around-the-web-weac/p/4073964094/2017/01/13/millennials-are-falling-behind-their-boomer-parents?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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SUPREME COURT WRESTLES WITH DEFINING RIGHTS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, INCLUDING AUTISM

"U.S. Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Wednesday in a dispute over the level of education that U.S. public schools owe to millions of children with disabilities, one of the most significant special-education cases to reach the high court in decades."
http://www.scoop.it/t/news-from-around-the-web-weac/p/4073929610/2017/01/12/supreme-court-wrestles-with-defining-rights-for-students-with-disabilities-including-autism?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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NEW GOOGLE CLASSROOM FEATURES MAKE IT EASIER TO LEARN, TEACH, MANAGE AND BUILD

"As everyone heads back to school to start the new semester, users will find new Google Classroom updates designed specifically for them."

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/01/11/new-google-classroom-features/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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INSTAGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS 101

"Teens love Instagram, but the social network can also be a great resource for high school teachers."

http://www.usnews.com/high-schools/blogs/high-school-notes/articles/2017-01-09/3-facts-for-high-school-teachers-about-connecting-sharing-ideas-on-instagram?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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The Wisconsin Education Association Council represents the public policy, labor and professional interests of its members. WEAC is a strong voice for its members and for the 865,000 children in Wisconsin public schools.
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