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10 WAYS TO START SHIFTING YOUR CLASSROOM PRACTICES LITTLE BY LITTLE

"Joy Kirr implemented Geniur Hour in her classroom and it shifted almost everything about how she approaches the classroom. She shares what she has learned along the way."

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/51827/10-ways-to-start-shifting-your-classroom-practices-little-by-little?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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RECLAIMING A SENSE OF JOY IN TEACHING

"Eight simple, quick strategies for easing the stress of teaching and remembering to take pleasure in the work."

https://www.edutopia.org/article/reclaiming-sense-joy?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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SIX STRATEGIES TO HELP INTROVERTS THRIVE AT SCHOOL AND FEEL UNDERSTOOD

"Designing experiences that give kids time to think on their own before sharing out to the class can go a long way in helping introverted kids feel valued and understood."

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/51811/six-strategies-to-help-introverts-thrive-at-school-and-feel-understood?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A TEACHER VLOGGER STAR ON YOUTUBE

"Search 'teacher vlog' on YouTube, and you’ll get videos on an array of classroom related topics, from hatching chicks in the classroom to end-of-year math activities. Videos that rack up high page views tend to focus on three topics in particular — classroom tours, snapshots of a 'day in the life' of a teacher and visual showcases of flexible furniture."
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GIRLS GET CRASH COURSE IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS THROUGH MAYDM SUMMER PROGRAM

"Maydm's RoboSmarts course taught 12 girls about drones, robots, artificial intelligence and computer modeling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this summer."

https://madison.com/ct/business/technology/girls-get-crash-course-in-ai-and-robotics-through-maydm/article_cdece4fe-89d8-59e5-bda2-427017e41e00.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus#utm_source=madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail%2Fcaptimes-news%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=F387C0D3483B4B7316FCF3BB3812E225966FF87F
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GOOGLE ADDS LOTS OF NEW TOOLS TO ITS EDUCATION SUITE

"Google has been busy updating Classroom, Google Earth and other Google for Education tools in preparation for the next academic term."

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/07/google-new-tools-education-suite/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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UNLIKE IN U.S., MOST EUROPEAN STUDENTS LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

"A median of 92% of European students are learning a foreign language in school. Far fewer K-12 students in the U.S. participate in foreign language education. New Jersey (51%) has the most students studying a language, followed by the District of Columbia (47%) and Wisconsin (36%)."

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/08/06/most-european-students-are-learning-a-foreign-language-in-school-while-americans-lag/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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HOW TEACHERS CAN HELP STUDENTS WHO FAIL IN CLASS TO SUCCEED IN LIFE

"There are people who got bad grades but grew up to be successful adults, says Mark Katz. What’s their secret—and how can schools help?"
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_teachers_can_help_students_who_fail_in_class_to_succeed_at_life?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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RESEARCHERS LOOK TO ENHANCE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MADISON TEACHERS AND KINDERGARTNERS

"This summer, about 100 Madison families with kids entering kindergarten will get home visits from teachers in an experimental effort to build relationships."

https://madison.com/ct/news/local/education/researchers-look-to-enhance-relationships-between-madison-teachers-and-kindergartners/article_cc5f74cc-d661-59a3-8712-e059e3f60bdd.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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