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July 2017

The 10 best teacher planning apps on the market

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Have you ever wished for something out there to make teacher planning a whole lot easier? Are you tired of having to keep up with the  paper work of planning your lessons? Well teachers, once again, the world of technology is at your rescue! Psstt, it’s in a form of an application! Yes, using apps for ease makes sense as in today’s world as many classrooms are now moving into the technology world and research does suggest that technology tools positively transforms the teaching and learning experience for teachers and students, respectively!   These productivity tools are a game changer for teachers and educators around the world. Using apps for lesson planning helps you stay [...]

Is creativity superior to intelligence?

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The answer is YES! Studies have shown that highly creative people are also highly intelligent but highly intelligent people are NOT always creative. This suggests that creativity is a higher form of intelligence. Why is this important? For teachers it is helpful in planning educational programs, curriculums, tests, activities, and classroom setting and for parents knowing this gives you an edge in all aspects of yours and your child’s life. Intelligence is measures by IQ tests and creativity is measured by the lesser known Torrence Test. It is generally held that one’s IQ tends to remain relatively stable over your lifespan. In 1932, the entire population of Scottish 11-year-olds (87, [...]

What Doesn’t Break You Makes You Stronger

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What doesn’t break you makes you stronger…It’s On the Couch with Suzanne Radford and Dr. Thoraiya Kanafani, Clinical Psychologist based at Human Relations Institute and Clinics. Today we explore some of the practices, therapies and tools that people have used to change their lives.

What is Classroom Culture?

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Students don’t remember everything they are taught , but they do remember how their classrooms made them feel. They remember feeling supported to take risks, being comforted when they felt sad, and being lifted up by their peers. This amazing video shows one classroom facilitator who used a simple three prong test to ensure she is budding the classroom culture she intended.

What are the character strengths of a class clown?

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In a study by a University of Zurich psychologist Willibald Ruch nearly 40 years ago, the behaviors, attitudes toward, and personality traits of nearly 100 eighth graders who fit the class clown designation were analyzed. The findings were: high on attention-seeking and unruliness (no surprise), but also high on leadership and cheerfulness ( surprise). However even with these high character traits, class clowns also tended to accomplish less than their non-clown classmates (again no surprise) which could be because of low character scores on prudence, self-regulation, modesty, honesty, fairness, perseverance, and love of learning. Character strengths are sometimes labeled soft skills, [...]