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Looking for inspiration?  Looking to make your own connections and expand your thinking?  You've come to the right place.  Here you will find an eclectic mix of ideas that might just spark your own.  Enjoy.  

Step inside the brain with incredible interactive models.  CHS Labs also provides crucial information about cognition and learning challenges.  

What does it mean to be "gifted" and does it change student self-perceptions?  Fascinating interviews from

On the 10th of November 2011 the Hunter Institute of Mental Health (HIMH) hosted a workshop with special guest Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D., a cognitive neuroscientist and educational psychologist who studies the brain bases of emotion, social interaction and culture and their implications for development and schools. 

In this video, researcher Jay McTighe reminds us what it's like to struggle and what elements are needed to reach a goal.


Follow journalist Paul Salopek as he walks around the globe.  Talk to him.  See the people he sees.  Watch and communicate with other classes as we learn together.  Relevant. Engaging. Real. 

Let's leave the idea of learning styles behind and move forward with multiple modes of representation and expression.

Watch as Daniel Pink shares some surprising research about what motivates.  Autonomy, anyone? 

Facebook is predicting the "end of text."  Is this a good thing?  Read this article from Quartz then decide.  

What is a Makerspace?  How can we create an open environment for investigation in our schools?  Try putting together a maker space during student lunch and before and after school.  Let students create, develop, and demonstrate learning.  

A beautiful example of removing barriers to learning and to action.  Consider the value of online research.

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ... (Filmed at TEDxPugetSound.)

"Design Thinking" is the new buzz word.   But what exactly is design thinking?  This article from The Atlantic seeks to clarify.  


What is Marc Prensky up to?  Check out what might be next for technology and education. 

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