Link Pack 12.15.17


Finding quiet
A compelling TED Radio Hour episode that explores ways to step back and make time to reflect in an increasingly distracted and hurried world

Secret agent students
5 tools for creating and including secret messages in the learning process

The pencil and the keyboard
Clive Thompson’s thought-provoking talk on how the way you write changes the way you think

Mix It Up
From Teaching Tolerance—ideas and activities that encourage students to identify, question and cross social boundaries . . . during lunchtime and beyond

Rethinking giftedness
A short film from Stanford’s Jo Boaler encouraging us to consider the importance of celebrating the growth potential of all students

Do this, not that
An informational graphic outlining assignments that move learning from static to dynamic—supporting critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity skills

A view into one impressive 6th grader’s reasons to feel grateful every day



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