Link Pack 10.21.17

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The October Blues . . . it’s a thing 
2 worthy articles outline how teachers can keep momentum and prevent burnout when the inevitable October dip hits

An informative, creative site explaining a young writer’s program that supports K-12 students and educators interested in taking part in November’s National Novel Writing Month challenge

Inviting uncertainty into the classroom
UConn professor Ronald Beghetto shares 5 great strategies to help students respond well to uncertainty—and foster complex problem-solving skills

Animated empathy
Brené Brown on empathy . . . an RSA short (“snapshot of a big idea, blending voices from the RSA public events programme and the creative talents of illustrators and animators from around the world”)

Shifting from extrinsic to intrinsic 
A thoughtful look at the positive effects that result when schools move away from extrinsic rewards

Write on the tables!
A Teaching Channel clip illustrating how using tables as white boards can be an effective tool for communication in the classroom














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