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Kiva - We envision a financially inclusive world where all people hold the power to improve their lives.

Jan 31, 2020 jjamison

More than 1.7 billion people around the world are unbanked and can’t access the financial services they need. Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. We do this by crowdfunding loans and unlocking capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing…

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Edutopia

Jan 31, 2020 jjamison
Edutopia

January 29, 2020 Credit: solarseven / iStock A De-escalation Exercise for Upset Students A simple technique that takes just a few minutes can help an agitated student regain the state of mind needed for learning.   Credit: Ute Grabowsky/photothek images U / Alamy Stock Photo Why Reading Aloud to Middle School Students Works The benefits of reading aloud aren't limited to elementary students.…

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Education Research Highlights

Jan 31, 2020 jjamison

Education Research Highlights Dream Jobs? Teenagers' Career Aspirations and the Future of Work Figures from the latest PISA survey of 15-year-olds released last month reveal that career aspirations are less diverse today – as evidenced by the 8 percentage point increase for boys and 4 points for girls – since the PISA survey was carried out in 2000. The profound…

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The Conversation

Jan 31, 2020 jjamison
The Conversation

Then and now: SARS vs. Coronavirus The inevitable happened on Thursday – the World Health Organization finally declared the coronavirus an official global emergency. That formal declaration comes as worry and even hysteria about the epidemic is spreading rapidly across the world, including here in Canada. Today in The Conversation Canada, we have two informative pieces about the coronavirus. Jason…

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Universal Design in Instruction

Jan 28, 2020 jjamison
Universal Design in Instruction

Universal Design in Instruction By incorporating principles of universal design, instructors can teach in ways that reach a variety of learners and learning styles.  The result?  Improved educational outcomes. How to Incorporate Universal Design in Your Teaching Promote a welcoming class climate. Adopt practices that reflect high values with respect to both diversity and inclusiveness.  Make…

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