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“I Don’t Need the Most Expert Expert Who Ever Experted”: Q & A with Journalist Mika McKinnon

Last updated: 02/16/2018

Men dominate media: in news rooms and stories, they get more exposure on camera, more by-lines and are quoted more often. An analysis of  2,353,652 news articles covering 12 topi

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In Allergy Bullying, Food Can Hurt

Last updated: 02/16/2018

Bridget Starbuck says everyone in the small town of Stockton, Kan., where she lives knows her boys have severe food allergies. So there was no benign explanation for what happened

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Developing the Skills Young People Need to #STAYWOKE

Last updated: 02/16/2018

Have you seen the animated whiteboard video of Sir Ken Robinson? With help from RSA Animate, Robinson explains the history of formal education and the necessity for Changing Educat

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Opportunities to Foster Thoughtful Talk

Last updated: 02/16/2018

Students’ talk reflects their thinking. When students talk about what they are reading, they reveal their understandings and perspectives; communicate and refine their ideas; mak

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Ability Grouping and Self-Esteem of Gifted Students

Last updated: 02/16/2018

Ability grouping is often a topic of discussion in the gifted community, but this week at #gtchat we expanded the discussion to include whether ability grouping can affect a gifted

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What predicts the quality of children's friendships? Study shows cognition, emotion together play

Last updated: 02/16/2018

Friendships play an important role in children's psychological and behavioral adjustment, especially during the transition to adolescence. Some friendships may even provide positiv

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Time to Agree: Gifted Kids Exist

Last updated: 02/16/2018

• I think it’s time we acknowledged that super smart kids do exist. The eight year old who wants to be Richard Feynman for Halloween. The five year old reading The Chronicles

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How to Raise Your Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

Last updated: 02/16/2018

Nature versus nurture is one of the oldest debates that exists. Are we born talented or do we acquire skill purely through practice? Is entrepreneurship something that we come acr

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Why True Equity in Learning Depends on Proactive, not Reactive, Design

Last updated: 02/16/2018

This post was originally published by the Christensen Institute. Innovation isn’t an outcome; it’s a process. How we approach that process will inevitably influence our outcom

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What Color Is a Tennis Ball?

Last updated: 02/16/2018

It seemed like an easy question. The query came from a Twitter poll I spotted on my news feed last week, from user @cgpgrey. “Please help resolve a marital dispute,” @cgpgrey w

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