Link Pack 9.9.19

story

The power and magic of storytelling
A view into the work of Kristin Leong, a multi-faced educator and founder of Roll Call, a storytelling project that aims to celebrate how students and teachers can deeply connect despite cultural differences

Danger of a single story
Novelist Chimamanda Adichie’s TED talk in which she eloquently shares a warning:  if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding

Gender inclusive classroom
5 key tips on how teachers can pay close attention to the way gender is presented in their classrooms and ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all

Six words, six shots
A unique way to help students introduce themselves–to each other and to teachers–while building a strong, safe community

Get outside
A MindShift piece on why access to nature during the school year has substantial benefits for students

How to punctuate with style
BrainPicking’s Maria Popova shares a detailed look at physician, etymologist, poet and writer Lewis Thomas’ clever essay, “Notes on Punctuation” from his book The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher

Boredom is good!
A glimpse into why scientists say boredom is good, and how journalist/podcaster Manoush Zomorodi’s creative slump led her to design a challenge (Bored and Brilliant) that can help us all become more thoughtful about the way technology influences and shapes our lives