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How Our Brains Can Find Peace in a Crisis

May 07, 2020 jjamison
How Our Brains Can Find Peace in a Crisis

  Psychologist Rick Hanson discusses how to strengthen our capacity for wisdom, peace, and enlightenment. By Jill Suttie | May 6, 2020 Print During this stressful time, it can be hard to manage the emotional challenges of sheltering in place and facing an uncertain future. We can’t rely on some of our usual ways of coping, like going out on the town with friends or getting hugs from…

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Paying for the pandemic: Why the government's massive coronavirus spending may not lead to higher taxes

May 07, 2020 jjamison
Paying for the pandemic: Why the government's massive coronavirus spending may not lead to higher taxes

The Parliamentary Budget Officer recently released an updated analysis of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the Canadian economy that forecasts the federal budget deficit will be $252 billion in 2020-21, compared to $25 billion in 2019‑20. Such a massive deficit would represent 12.7 per cent of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product. In comparison, the deficit for 2019-20 is expected to be be only 1.1…

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How to Help Your Students (and Yourself) Regain a Sense of Control

May 06, 2020 jjamison
How to Help Your Students (and Yourself) Regain a Sense of Control

By Angela Duckworth on May 6, 2020 8:10 AM | No comments     It's hard to have so many things out of our control right now. What can we do to adjust?  Not having control over what is going on in your life is what psychologist Marty Seligman calls "learned helplessness." More than 50 years ago, Seligman discovered that dogs who were subjected to painful electric shocks they could not control…

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Leveling the Playing Field in Math - Free Online Summit May 20th

May 06, 2020 jjamison
Leveling the Playing Field in Math - Free Online Summit May 20th

    You'RE Invited Join us Wednesday, May 20, 2020, for Education Week's Online Summit About Leveling the Playing Field in Math— Both in Class and Remotely.       It's common to hear students say that they're just not "math people." But the idea that math is an innate ability can limit kids' prospects and reinforce…

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Getting to Reliable and Valid Evidence - Ideas for Online Learning

May 06, 2020 jjamison

Getting to Reliable and Valid Evidence: Ideas for Online Learning A webinar with Anne Davies, Ph.D, Sandra Herbst, and Brenda Augusta Dear Joe, As we learn new technologies, support student learning and respond to parent questions, we are coming to realize this school year might end without us gathering again in a school building. If teachers collect only products, they risk having evidence of learning…

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