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    New Book by Seth Godin: http://www.yourturn.link/

    Our brains our designed to learn the best when we're operating at the edge of our abilities, stretched outside of our comfort zones, and when we're making a lot of mistakes.

    Understanding how the brain works is the key to becoming a master learner - aka "Butt Kicker." This understanding helps to foster a growth mindset, one of the most important keys to development.

    Most of us struggle with learning because of our fear of failure, looking bad, and resistance to change. This mostly comes from a part of the brain called the amygdala aka "The Lizard Brain." The Lizard Brain acts as an internal force that creates a fixed mindset.

    As Seth Godin explains, the Lizard Brain is the brain of a wild animal. It's hardwired to seek safety, avoid risks, and to fit in. This used to protect us back in caveman times, but now it keeps us from learning as much as we could.

    As much as we would like to...we can't kill the Lizard Brain (it will always be around). However, we can learn to dance with it and use it as a compass to show that we're about to do something great.

    We would like to give a HUGE shout out to Seth Godin for helping us out with the interview. He's been one of our biggest inspirations through all of this and it was an absolute honor to speak with him. Thanks Seth!
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    Table of Contents:
    The Most Important Skill: 00:03
    Carol Dweck Growth Mindset: 01:48
    The Key To Learning: 03:01
    How to Encourage Belief: 08:08
    The Jungle Tiger: 08:55
    The Brain is Like a Muscle: 14:02
    John Kessel – Expert Insight: 15:26
    Three Principles of Learning: 16:40
    Headstarts: 17:08
    Ceilings: 17:43
    A Rant: 18:05
    Credits: 18:45

    The Foundation for Teaching a Growth Mindset:
    There is a TON of information out there about growth mindset. We talk a lot about what it is and why it matters. But exactly how to build one, have one, and teach one does NOT get enough love. From our travels we’ve discovered that this is really the missing piece of the puzzle. It’s easy to teach the concept and show why it’s so important…

    But the real magic is teaching someone to run with it and giving them the tools to share it with their people.

    And that is why we made this.

    I hope it creates some tension, I hope it inspires you, I hope you think about learning in a new way, and I hope that you share it with your people.

    -Trev

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    Growth Mindset Matrix: http://trainugly.com/the-growth-mindset-matrix/
    Why We Fear Mistakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nymq7IVFSE
  • Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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  • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Is 26% proficiency in math acceptable to you? That's the question teacher and Synergy Academies Founder Dr. Randy Palisoc asks the TEDxManhattanBeach audience. With only 26% of U.S. twelfth graders proficient in mathematics, Randy shares his solution: teach math as a language. Putting words back into math lessons enables even the youngest school-age minds to grasp complex concepts, such as fractions, that are traditionally thought of as abstract and difficult to understand. In his stunningly simple and effective approach, math no longer creates problems for kids but solves them.

    Randy Palisoc is a passionate educator, known for making math easy. A founder of the five-time national award winning Synergy Academies, Randy is proud to identify Synergy as an “in spite of” school. In spite of the fact that its students were disadvantaged and in spite of the fact that it did not have its own facility and had to pack up its classrooms every single week, his school was the first and only elementary school in South Los Angeles to ever win the National Blue Ribbon Award, and was named the #1 Urban Elementary School in America in 2013.

    Seeking a broader impact, Randy left Synergy this year to start Ironbox Education. One of the ways he believes we can dramatically improve America’s schools is by doing a better job teaching math to our students in a way that makes sense to them. Randy believes implementing a few changes in the way we approach math will give students the confidence and thinking skills to be more competitive in a global economy.

    Favorite TED Talk: “My Invention That Made Peace With Lions”: Richard Turere

    The “Game Changer” he most admires is Steve Jobs, because he had the ability to envision things we did not even know we needed or wanted.


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  • You have probably heard people say they are just bad at math, or perhaps you yourself feel like you are not “a math person.” Not so, says Stanford mathematics education professor Jo Boaler, who shares the brain research showing that with the right teaching and messages, we can all be good at math. Not only that, our brains operate differently when we believe in ourselves. Boaler gives hope to the the mathematically fearful or challenged, shows a pathway to success, and brings into question the very basics of how our teachers approach what should be a rewarding experience for all children and adults.

    Jo Boaler is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford and the co-founder of YouCubed, which provides resources and ideas to inspire and excite students about mathematics. She is also the author of the first massive open online course on mathematics teaching and learning. Her book Experiencing School Mathematics won the Outstanding Book of the Year award for education in Britain. A recipient of a National Science Foundation "early career award"' she was recently named by BBC as one of the eight educators changing the face of education.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
  • Filipe Castro Matos Portuguese entrepreneur, co-founder of O MEU COPO ("MY GLASS").

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
  • Imagine all the things you can do…off of your phone. Parents be warned.

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    Ann Makosinski is an 18 year-old student, innovator and entrepreneur. Her first toy was a box of transistors. From there, her interest in science and creating arose. One of her friends in the Philippines got a failing grade because she didn't have any electricity or light to study with at night. As a potential solution, Ann invented a flashlight that ran off the heat of the human hand - the Hollow Flashlight. The invention won her age category at the 2013 Google Science Fair, as well as numerous awards at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair. She appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and was named one of TIMES 30 Under 30. Ann hopes to manufacture her flashlight, bringing the invention to developing countries and including them in emergency kits. Ann also invented the eDrink - a coffee mug that harvests the excess heat of your hot drink and converts it into electricity to charge a phone. Ann debuted the eDrink this October on her second appearance on the Tonight Show.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
  • Director of TeachThought PD, Drew Perkins, explains how using PBL actually helps you flip Bloom's Taxonomy to increase deeper learning.

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  • What did your students do today? Read a textbook or a chapter? Take a pop quiz?

    Imagine you are given a reading assignment or told to take out a blank sheet of paper for a quiz... but are physically unable to flip the page of a book or handle a pencil.

    Every educator impacts students, but are they able to effectively reach ALL their students? Anyone working with students with disabilities who fails to provide accessible instruction and materials is inadvertently building barriers to learning.
  • The following video is a discussion of instructional leadership in education and its evolution over the past decades. Instructional leadership has had a tremendous influence over educational policy in the United States and throughout the world. The history, theory, progression, and policy implications are discussed in depth in this video.

    Produced, Edited, and Directed by Thomas Blonski and Justin Osborn

    Executive Producer: David Turner

    Filmed at Beijing Normal University

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    The most groundbreaking lesson I took away from the Power of Habit must be that you can't really erase old patterns or, say, delete, a bad habit. That's why it's so easy for us to fall back into our old ways,

    it's something we're familiar and strangely comfortable with, but comfort oftentimes is the very source of our bad habits. Eating junk food and drinking soda is easier and thus more comfortable than learning as much as possible about nutrition and carefully paying attention to what you put in your body.

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  • 5 steps to teaching students how to adopt a growth mindset.
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    Growth mindset is a hot topic in the world right now – and rightfully so.

    It really creates the foundation for great learning and research shows that it can improve our ability to grow and develop, in all areas of life.

    Because of it’s power companies, sports teams, and schools from all over the world are building it into their culture.

    Understanding and running with this concept is SO important…

    But to do that we need to know: what it actually is, how it works, and why it matters.

    Which is exactly what this video is for.

    - Trev
  • The Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program at Sacramento State will hosted a Cambridge-style debate.

    The motion: “Charters and Vouchers are the Answer”

    FOR the motion: Chris Stewart, Director of Outreach and External Affairs, Education Post

    AGAINST the motion: Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, Professor of Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Sacramento State

    Moderated by Kitty Kelly Epstein, host of the Education Today radio program on KPFA.
  • Alexa is a children's book author having written, illustrated, and self-published her first picture book, "Hannah's Hats", when she was a Freshman at NYU. In her talk, Alexa explores and shares her passion for multilingualism, it's benefits, and more.

    Alexa Pearce is a Junior from Little Rock, Arkansas. She is an avid Francophile, an expert scone baker, a wannabe runner, and fair-weather football fan. She's always loved children's literature; she wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first picture book, Hanna's Hats, when she was a Freshman at NYU. Inspired by the multilingualism pervasive in the NYU community, Alexa set out to research bilingual children's literature during her sophomore year, receiving a DURF grant from NYU along the way. Her research led her to develop a new kind of bilingual children's book utilizing the theory in bilingual pedagogy called "translanguaging," which gives young students learning multiple languages at once the freedom to experiment with mixing languages, as fluent bilingual speakers often do conversationally.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
  • Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramirez is a researcher studying the brain processing of language in infants and young children. In her talk, she showcases the latest techniques to study the infant brain and explains why all babies have the full potential to learn two languages at the same time. She discusses the benefits of bilingual environments for language and brain development and describes what it takes to create bilingual minds.

    Dela na Inštitutu za učenje in možganske znanosti univerze Washington v Seattlu. Na univerzo Brown v Združenih državah, kjer je doštudirala nevroznanost, so jo v rani mladosti pripeljali odlični športni rezultati v teku na 400 in 800 m z ovirami. Doktorirala je iz lingvistike in kognitivnih znanosti na univerzi v Kaliforniji, v San Diegu. Kasneje jo je pot ponesla v Seattle. Tam danes dela in živi s svojo družino, v kateri se uspešno sporazumevajo v kar treh jezikih - slovenskem, španskem in agleškem. Trenutno raziskuje, kako elastični in dojemljivi za učenje tujega jezika so možgani otrok od rojstva do tretjega leta starosti. Najzanimivejše ugotovitve s tega področja bo 4. decembra v Cankarjevem domu delila z nami.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
  • Collaboration. Communication. Critical thinking. Creativity. - Should be present in all classrooms.

    Joe Ruhl received his bachelors and masters degrees at Purdue University and he has been sharing the joys of biology with kids for 37 years. He presently teaches Biology, Genetics, and Science Research courses at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana. Joe and his wife Gail have two children and two grandchildren. The National Association of Biology Teachers named Joe Ruhl the Outstanding Biology Teacher of Indiana in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded a Golden Apple Teaching Award by the Lafayette, Indiana Chamber of Commerce. In 1989 he was honored at the White House as Indiana’s recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. In 1996 he received the Purdue University College of Science Distinguished Alumnus Award for Excellence in K-12 Science Teaching. In 2004 he was awarded the Purdue College of Education’s Crystal Apple Teaching Award. And in 2012 he was honored with the Shell National Science Teaching Award.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
  • After a high profile career as CEO, Pierre Pirard decided to redirect his focus and became a teacher. Working in Brussels' most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, he discovered that these children -- usually portrayed as troublemakers -- are able to rise above this negative image. He believes that these kids are the future of our society and that we should care for their education, no matter what their socio-cultural and economical background is.

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  • I've been asking the question: What makes a good teacher great? for 24 years. I have collected 26,000 responses from 8 different schools and patterns have emerged.


    For the last 24 years, he has repeatedly asked students the same question, "What makes a good teacher great?" Azul Terronez is the author of the best-selling book "The art of Apprenticeship" Azul has coached teachers and schools leaders around the world in Spain, Chile, Canada, India, United States and China and he is currently serves as a teacher coach at Shanghai American School.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
  • A speech of a lifetime and life itself comedically written and presented by Valedictorian Carl Aquino, a 2010 graduate from West Hall High School. He humorously relates the four years of high school to a rubix cube with some music in the background.
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    Inspiring video on persevering no matter how many times you have failed in life.

    This video mentions well known people who had failed, but kept pressing on until they became successful. Those People are:

    Michael Jordan
    After being cut from his high school basketball team, he went home locked himself in his room and cried.

    Albert Einstein
    He wasn't able to speak until he was almost 4 years old and his teachers said he would "never amount to much"

    Oprah Winfrey
    Was demoted from her job as a news anchor because she... "Wasn't fit for television."

    Walt Disney
    Fired from a newspaper for "lacking imagination" and "having no original ideas"...

    Lionel Messi
    At age 11 he was cut from his team after being diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency... which made him smaller in stature than most kids his age.

    Steve Jobs
    At 30 years old he was left devastated and depressed after being unceremoniously removed from the company he started.

    Eminem
    A High School dropout, whose personal struggles with drugs and poverty culminated in an unsuccessful suicide attempt...

    Thomas Edison
    A teacher told him he was... "Too stupid to learn anything" and that he should go into a field where he might succeed by virtue of his pleasant personality.

    The Beatles
    Rejected by Decca Recording studios, who said "we don't like their sound"... "They have no future in show business"

    Dr. Zeuss
    His First Book Was Rejected By 27 Publishers.

    Abraham Lincoln
    His Fiancé Died, Failed In Business, Had A Nervous Breakdown And Was Defeated In 8 Elections.

    Ending Quote
    "If you've Never Failed, You've Never Tried Anything New"

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  • This video uses a Star Wars clip of Yoda training Luke to demonstrate a growth mindset. The difference between a growth mindset (The Force) and a fixed mindset (The Dark Side) is also shown. For more information on a growth mindset, watch Carol Dweck's TED Talk "The power of believing that you can improve."
  • Learn to develop a growth mindset in this animated book summary of Mindset: The Psychology of Success - How You Can Fulfil Your Potential by Carol Dweck. Video by OnePercentBetter.

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    LESSON 2 [1:21] Mindset in Sports
    LESSON 3 [2:18] Mindset in Business
    LESSON 4 [3:27] Mindset in Relationships
    LESSON 5 [5:18] Mindset in Parenting & Teaching
    LESSON 6 [8:10] How to Change Your Mindset

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    Carol Dweck's decades of research tells us that we can change the way we think to fulfil our potential. It's not just our talent and abilities that bring us success - but whether we utilize a fixed or growth mindset.

    This growth mindset animation conveys the key points from Carol's book, "Mindset: How You can Fulfil Your Potential". We cover the main differences between the fixed and growth mindset, and then cover the mindset in all areas of life including sports, business, relationships, parenting, and teaching.

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  • TEDxKC talk synopsis: Today a new medium of communication emerges every time somebody creates a new web application. Yet these developments are not without disruption and peril. Familiar long-standing institutions, organizations and traditions disappear or transform beyond recognition. And while new media bring with them new possibilities for openness, transparency, engagement and participation, they also bring new possibilities for surveillance, manipulation, distraction and control. Critical thinking, the old mainstay of higher education, is no longer enough to prepare our youth for this world. We must create learning environments that inspire a way of being-in-the-world in which they can harness and leverage this new media environment as well as recognize and actively examine, question and even re-create the (increasingly digital) structures that shape our world.

    Speaker: Dr. Michael Wesch is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Michael is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. His YouTube videos have been viewed by millions. Michael has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and he was named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic. He has also won several teaching awards, including the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities.
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    "Which Is Best: Teacher-Centered or Student-Centered Education?" Concordia Portland Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2014.

    "Five Characteristics of Learner-Centered Teaching." Faculty Focus Five Characteristics of LearnerCentered Teaching Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2014.

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  • In this talk Thad Roberts reveals a theory that could prove to be the key in simplification of the various complexities of quantum mechanics, space, and time.
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    Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, helps a homeowner install fiesta string lights to get the party started in Texas. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.)

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    1. Find an existing power source and turn off the electricity.
    2. Measure out the amount of flexible conduit needed to extend to the outdoor light switch box.
    3. Fit three separate wire conductors (instead of a pre-made cable) through the flexible conduit and into the existing power source.
    4. Splice the existing wires to the new wire conductors with pliers and cover with wire nuts.
    5. Reconnect the outlet.
    6. Using a driver, screw in the outdoor light switch box.
    7. Feed the flexible conduit into the outdoor light switch box.
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    13. Plug in the string lights cord.

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  • Accepted to MIT graduate school at 14 years old — the youngest ever — David Dalrymple will share his deep insight into the future of mathematics.

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  • Mathematics cannot be learned by watching someone else (teacher, tutor, peer) do it -- you need to do it yourself. Relate to trying to help a friend who has a serious problem: a text message :( vs. meeting your friend face to face.
    Be responsible for your learning. It is too easy to "validate" your poor math test mark on the fact that you, and a few of your peers, agree that the "test was too difficult" or that the "teacher did not give enough examples to practice."
    You studied hard and failed a math test. What do you do? How you deal with failure is a major key to success!
    You work on a math problem and you cannot get the answer. When do you give up? Relate to persistence, grit.
    Math makes you think and discover truly interesting things, You realize that it's very little about talent, and a whole lot more about working hard. Don't lead a shallow life, reflect often on people and things that surround you. Whatever you truly care for (parents, friends, sports, hobbies) requires your energy, dedication and lots of time.
    Do not waste your time. Reference to the 10,000 hours myth (and how, by age of 15 or 16, some kids spend that much time playing video games). Imagine where you would be if you spent 10,000 hours doing math!
  • Math isn’t just for the engineers and scientists out there. We all need number sense to make decisions in regular daily life. We’re bombarded with information, but we fail to put those numbers together usefully – and that leads us to make both small mistakes and big ones. See how simple street math shines light on the worst problems that we allow to continue in our society and in our own personal lives – and how being a little math savvy can turn them around.

    Laura Bilodeau Overdeck is the founder of Bedtime Math, a nonprofit that helps kids love math. Over 50,000 kids and parents enjoy Overdeck’s wacky nightly math problems online and in her two books, with the third launching soon. Having garnered press in TIME Magazine, The New York Times and others, Bedtime Math has now launched Crazy 8s Club, a hands-on after-school math club for elementary-school-aged kids. Today there are more than 1,600 clubs serving over 25,000 kids, making it already the biggest after-school math club nationwide for grades K through 5.

    In addition to being a social entrepreneur, Overdeck is Chair of the Overdeck Family Foundation, which supports math/science education reform. She is also Vice Chair of the Board of Liberty Science Center, and serves on the boards of Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and Governor’s School of New Jersey. She holds a BA in astrophysics from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
  • In this perspective-expanding and enjoyable talk, Dan Finkel invites us to approach learning and teaching math with courage, curiosity, and a sense of play.

    Dan Finkel wants everyone to have fun with math. After completing his Ph.D. in algebraic geometry at the University of Washington, he decided that teaching math was the most important contribution he could make to the world. He has devoted much of his life to understanding and teaching the motivation, history, aesthetics, and deep structure of mathematics.

    Dan is the Founder and Director of Operations of Math for Love, a Seattle-based organization devoted to transforming how math is taught and learned. A teacher of teachers and students, Dan works with schools, develops curriculum, leads teacher workshops, and gives talks on mathematics and education throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

    Dan is one of the creators of Prime Climb, the beautiful, colorful, mathematical board game. He contributes regularly to the New York Times Numberplay blog and hosts Seattle’s Julia Robinson Math Festival annually. In his spare time he performs improv comedy in Seattle.


    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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    Jonathan Matte has been teaching Mathematics for 20 years, the last 13 at Greens Farms Academy. Formerly the Mathematics Department Chair, he is currently the 12th Grade Dean and Coach of the GFA Math Team and the CT State Champion Quiz Team. A former Jeopardy! contestant, Jon's outside-of-the classroom passions lie in the world of puzzles and games, both as a competitor (in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament and the World Puzzle Championships, among others) and a creator (orchestrating the long-running GFA Puzzle Hunt and crafting puzzles that have made their way into GAMES Magazine).

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
  • How to critically analyse an area of interest, an argument or an idea.
  • International speaker and freelance blogger Timmy Sullivan shares his perspective on the major differences between teachers and educators and the impact an educator can have on the lives of their students.

    At 17-years-old, Timmy Sullivan, a senior at Burlington High School, has distinguished himself as a bi-lingual international speaker and freelance agent, landing himself professional work opportunities with pioneering brands in the educational technology industry. Fusing his passion for language with his admiration for public education, Sullivan craved an educational environment central to student’s individual passions. After researching trends in education, as well as current educational movements, Sullivan began advocating for personalized learning environments and student voice in education. Throughout this process, he has recognized the incredible impact of appropriate technology integration, and has worked to impact the digital learning community as well.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
  • Professor of English and director of Honors and Faculty Development at Columbia College. In 2010, he was named U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation.
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    This is part 3 in the series on Pivot Tables and Dashboards. In this video we bring it all together to create the interactive dashboard.

    You will learn how to:
    - Group dates into months and years to create a time series trend chart.
    - Group amounts to create a distribution (histogram) chart.
    - Add slicers to your pivot tables and charts to make them interactive.
    - Lots of tips and shortcuts for formatting your charts.

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  • The California School Dashboard is another part of the exciting remodeling that California’s public schools are undertaking to ensure every student graduates high school prepared for college, career and life.

    To keep our state’s public schools moving forward, we need clear and useful accountability measures: metrics that help us monitor what’s working and what isn’t, sensible ways to direct and track the use of resources, and safeguards that ensure responsible actions across the system.

    Through the Dashboard, school districts and schools have increased access to the information they need to make the best decisions about how to direct their resources to improve the education of their children. This data places equity at the front and center of local conversations in efforts to close the achievement and opportunity gaps.

    The Association of California School Administrators is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, serving more than 17,000 California educators. ACSA's top priority is advocating for public school students in kindergarten through grade 12, as well as adult learners. Our mission is to be the driving force of education in California and beyond.

    “We serve educational leaders in the pursuit of equity and excellence to meet the diverse needs of all California students.”
  • In this roundtable, Sonja Lowery, Tara Bianchi, and Edgar Lampkin Ed.D. sat down with ACSA Diversity and Equal Access Executive Nicole Anderson to discuss the challenges educators face in addressing critical gaps in supports and mindsets in order to provide equitable schooling for all students. The roundtable addresses some of the successes and challenges each educator has faced in their career, addresses the need for educator professional development and equity as a focus that can ultimately strengthen teacher-student relationships. Gaps addressed include not only the Achievement Gap but also Opportunity Gaps and Support Gaps.

    The Association of California School Administrators is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, serving more than 17,000 California educators. ACSA's top priority is advocating for public school students in kindergarten through grade 12, as well as adult learners. Our mission is to be the driving force of education in California and beyond.

    “We serve educational leaders in the pursuit of equity and excellence to meet the diverse needs of all California students.”
  • This video discusses the need for 21st Century Learning and proposes the use of Inquiry-Based Learning as a suitable pedagogy.

    It was created for the Inspiring Science Education Project as part of a series of videos to promote the use of Inquiry-Based Learning.

    http://inspiringscience.eu
  • Support each unique student’s academic journey.

    Meeting students where they are is at the heart of what educators do every day. In this video, take a closer look at how these teachers and administrators are using technology to create meaningful educational experiences that are individualized to their students’ instructional needs.
  • LECTURE @THE SCHOOL OF LIFE: Sir Ken Robinson believes that everyone is born with extraordinary capability. So what happens to all that talent as we bump through life, getting by, but never realizing our true potential?
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  • How you arrange your seating can be an asset for differentiating instruction. Summit Prep, in Redwood City, California, uses different seating configurations for independent work, collaborative work, mini lessons, and large-group discussions.

    Summit Preparatory Charter High School
    GRADES 9 - 12 | REDWOOD CITY, CA

    Explore more resources from this school:
    https://www.edutopia.org/school/summit-preparatory-charter-high-school
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