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Shirley Brainy
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Words Are The Currency of Life
“If you want to be rich, you have to have a rich man’s vocabulary. Words can make you rich, or can make you poor.”
Robert Kiyosaki, author of the popular book Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
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Mistakes build your brain

Nobody likes being wrong. But it's how your brain is built and expanded. Teaching means enabling questions and experiments and allowing mistakes as stepping stones to knowledge.
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Rosevita Warda
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We just launched our own LinkedIn group, Vocabulary Junction!

We welcome everyone passionate about education, literacy, and the English language. Our group consists of learners, teachers, tutors, parents, academics, and writers.

Please join us and tell your friends and colleagues!
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History of the spelling bee
This year's Scripps National Spelling Bee is just around the corner (5/30 8 pm EST). Read on for more on the history of the spelling bee!
http://www.learnthat.org/news/history-of-the-spelling-bee/
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Rosevita Warda
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Study tips to ace the test
An estimated 35% of students are so nervous before high-stakes tests that it impairs their performance, says this article from the Wall Street Journal.
http://www.learnthat.org/news/study-tips-for-test/
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Rosevita Warda
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It’s not new or surprising: Employing people with weak spelling skills is expensive. Now, web technology actually let’s us measure the damage: A web entrepreneur reports in this BBC article that fixing a spelling error double...
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There are some basic grammatical errors on this G+ page which are letting you down too! It's instead of its and an unfinished sentence in About this community, for starters. HTH 
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Teaching/learning English vocabulary is a challenging. This group shares research, ideas, trivia, knowledge and inspiration: How the brain learns, how learning can be improved, and the idiosyncrasies of the English language. We welcome everyone passionate about education, literacy, and the English language. Our group consists of learners, teachers, tutors, parents, academics, and writers. This group is hosted by LearnThat Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing personalized vocabulary and spelling coaching online. We also provide a global literacy grant by the same name, Vocabulary Junction. Our lives are powered by words. Please join us, and help us empower people with a good education!
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Shirley Brainy
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Online Learning Rules
This meta-analysis found that, on average, students in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction. It reviewed more than a thousand empirical studies of online learning from 1996 through July 2008. Remember, this includes time when online learning was much more clunky and less interactive and media-based than it is today. Winner of winners: Those approaches that blended online learning with face time. No real surprise here; simply a valuable effort supporting common sense.
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Shirley Brainy
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Do you get these right?
Most people are cognitive misers, meaning they process information to the degree that seems sufficient and then stop. It's our brain's way of saving it's resources, yet it sometimes lets us down. Did you answer these riddles correctly?
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Rosevita Warda
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Finally! Someone going against the grain...
Deeper learning, 21st century skills, critical thinking are nothing but buzzwords unless students are given a knowledge foundation.
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Rosevita Warda
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 "cna yuo raed tihs" is the start of an email that has been circulating since 2003. This blog explores why we can read this jumbled text and what it means.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of this message: fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mind! Aoccdrn...
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Rosevita Warda
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Deliberate practice... talent is overrated

The notion of deliberate practice, first introduced by K. Anders Ericsson in a 1993Psychological Review article, went far beyond the simple idea of hard work. The key is continual improvement.

http://www.learnthat.org/news/deliberate-practice/
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Rosevita Warda
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Voices of Literacy
A beautiful movie about what it means to be comfortable with language and literacy:
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