Hurry on over and download a FREE podcast from "This American Life".  National Public Radio (NPR) puts this podcast out free each week and last week's feature was "Back to School".  Don't let the title fool you as it gets deeper than cutsey back to school stories.  Its focuses on research into non-cognitive skills (social and personality traits) and how they impact learning...Not to worry it's not boring gobbly gook!  Some powerful insight.

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NPR also posted a powerful (yet short) article last week discussing how teacher expectations impact learning.   We already know this as good educators but this shed just enough new light on the subject that it tweaked my perspective!

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