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Regulating the Teenage Mind | Harvard Graduate School of Education

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/14/11/regulating-teenage-mind

ACTIVITIES TO HELP TEENS SET GOALS, STAY ORGANIZED, AND KEEP THEMSELVES ON TRACK

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Regulating the Teenage Mind | Harvard Graduate School of Education

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/14/11/regulating-teenage-mind

ACTIVITIES TO HELP TEENS SET GOALS, STAY ORGANIZED, AND KEEP THEMSELVES ON TRACK

Al Smith
Al.Smith
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Day 59 (of 188) 3 key things (really) when teaching a ‘tough’ class #bcedbloggers

KSS Library:

Thanks. You’d be surprised how effective this AFL is at “helping” both academic and behavioural achievements! I got it by ‘leading by reading’ and sharing and discussing and debating. It also helped that over the years I became more confident in who I was as an educator, and that helped lead to relationships…” (Landy)

Originally posted on technolandy: site of Ian Landy:

Day 59 (of 188) 3 key things (really) when teaching a ‘tough’ class

This afternoon I ran into a young teacher-couple; the wife worked with me for a fortnight before getting full time work, and her fiancé just got a job with a ‘tough’ classroom. As we chatted I thought and shared: To me, tough is always relative = I’ve been in a class with more stories than you can count that would break your heart; I’ve worked in schools that made others just shake their heads; but I was able to take those in stride (and loved each day) because I was in a good mindset….

#1 Mindset – the vital-ness of being mindful of everything that you are doing. You can’t cancel Christmas unless you’re actually willing to do it. I always know I am lucky enough to be in the best classroom of the best school of…

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Bravo bello… ‘What Makes Us Tic’

Bravo bello!

What is it that makes us different?

What Makes Us Tic is a documentary film that aims to inspire and raise awareness about Tourette Syndrome; a commonly misunderstood disorder. With interviews from students, doctors and teachers, the film gives a wide perspective of what it is like to live with Tourette Syndrome.
But ultimately, the film is meant to make you ask “what is it that makes us different?”

This documentary is designed to be a free resource that can be used by anyone to educate others about Tourette Syndrome! If you would like to hold a screening of the documentary, or would be interested in other teaching materials to compliment the documentary, please email me at tic@bellamaria.ca!
You can also visit the website for the film: http://whatmakesustic.weebly.com/

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that is characterized by tics; which are like an action or a sound that you have to do. Motor tics can be as simple as eye blinking to head jerking, and vocal tics can range from squeaks to barks.
To keep it simple, ticcing is like sneezing. You can only hold in your tics for so long before they explode out of you!
Tourette Syndrome typically occurs between five and twelve years old, and while there is no known cure for the disorder, it will quite often diminish and almost disappear after puberty. But really, Tourette Syndrome is different for every single person with it, so it is hard to pinpoint “normalities” within the disorder.( Thomson)

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Thomson, Bellamaria. “What Makes Us Tic.” What Makes Us Tic. Web. 28 Nov. 2014. <http://whatmakesustic.weebly.com/&gt;.

Thomson, Bellamaria. “What Makes Us Tic.” YouTube. 22 Oct. 2014. Web. 28 Nov. 2014. <http://youtu.be/Z4Ftq3eCBLc&gt;.

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2015 CBC Massey Lecturer will be Margaret MacMillan -CBC

MacMillan is an expert on World War I and frequently lectures on the subject in conferences around the world.(CBC)

CBC is proud to announce that the 2015 CBC Massey Lecturer will be Margaret MacMillan, historian and renowned author of the international bestsellers The War that Ended Peace, Nixon in China, and Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize.

Massey Lectures

Massey Lectures

MacMillan’s lectures will be about the roles individual men and women have played in history. She says, “I want to make a highly personal selection of those historical figures, women and men, who stand out for me and explain why; how they fit in their times and how they reflected prevailing values and attitudes, and where, like Luther or Marx, they challenged and changed them. I’m interested in personality traits and emotions, and among other things I’ll be looking at such things as curiosity, daring, ambition, vision, stubbornness and integrity. I’m interested in great rulers, elected leaders and generals, whose personalities and decisions made a difference in history, and in writers, explorers and thinkers whose voices also speak to us across the centuries.’

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“Margaret MacMillan 2015 CBC Massey.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 4 Aug. 2014. Web. 21 Nov. 2014. <http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/2014/08/04/margaret-macmillan-to-deliver-the-2015-cbc-massey-lectures/&gt;.

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KSS Theatre presents…

Kelowna Secondary School’s Night Owl Theatre is proud to present three evenings of side splits and heart ache with two one act plays; Check Please, and It’s Not You It’s Me.

Think you have have had the most awkward first date, or the hardest time breaking up with something, well you haven’t seen anything yet!
Check Please is the hilarious journey of two characters, a guy and a girl, as they go through first date after first date just trying to find a normal date. It’s Not You It’s Me parallels by following two other characters and their magnetism for being broken up with.

Kelowna Secondary School’s

Night Owl Theatre

presents :

Check Please by Jonathan Rand

Directed by Anne-Marie Holmwood

It’s not you, it’s me by Don Zolidis

directed by Bella Thomson

November 27, 28, 29 at 7:00 pm

Kelowna Secondary School Theatre

1079 Raymer Avenue

$12     Adults

$8        Students

Tickets are available at the door or contact nightowltheatre@gmail.com

NightOwl Theatre at Kelowna Secondary School

NightOwl Theatre at Kelowna Secondary School

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The Programmer’s Price- the new job shortage

Why our school community doesn’t encourage and expand Computer Science enrolment still astounds me. The day of male geek realm is long over. We over enrol the standard sciences and miss valuable opportunities for smart thinkers- our current students.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/programmers-price?intcid=mod-most-popular

The world is being rebuilt in code. Hiring computer engineers used to be the province of tech companies, but, these days, every business—from fashion to finance—is a tech company. City governments have apps … All of these enterprises need programmers. The venture capitalist Marc Andreessen told New York recently, “Our companies are dying for talent. They’re like lying on the beach gasping because they can’t get enough talented people in for these
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World War 2… video from Access Learning

World War 2… Canada’s Role. -video from Access Learning

Road to War
Declares War
Early War
etc

http://www.accesslearning.com/videodetail.cfm?asset_guid=11e6eab5-f8ac-44a2-a298-7cd71239f526

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Gold Picks -reading showcase

Browse our reading selections in the commons. Teacher-librarians’ Gold Picks and Library TAs have showcased some recommended titles and authors. Visit new additions arranged by call numbers.

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