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Posted on: June 27th, 2014

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45 Years Ago We Landed Men on the Moon – In Focus

Tomorrow will mark the 45th anniversary of the July 16, 1969 launch of Apollo 11, the NASA mission that first landed human beings on the Moon. Years of effort, dangerous experiments, and bold missions led up to the Moon landing, an event watched on live television by millions around the world. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin left the Earth on a Wednesday, landed on the Moon on that Sunday, spent a bit more than two hours walking on its surface, deploying experiments and collecting samples, then splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean the following Thursday, after 8 days off-planet. Collected here are 45 images of that historic mission, a “giant leap for mankind,” 45 years ago. [45 photos]

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45 Ways to Cheer Up On A Bad Day | SuperheroYou

Having a bad day once in a while is inevitable, but you don’t have to stay that way. Just follow our 45 tips to boost your mind.

1. Have a warm drink.

It turns out the British might be onto something. A 2008 study found that hot beverages promote warm feelings. So go ahead, have that cup of tea.

2. Cuddle with an animal.

If you’ve ever had a teary night and a nearby pet, you already know that snuggling with Fido can do wonders for your mood. In fact, studies prove that petting an animal promotes the release of feel-good hormones like oxytocin, serotonin and prolactin. Don’t have a pet? We recommend borrowing a friend’s – heading to an animal shelter might just depress you more. Or just find cute

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The Science of Viral Content: Which Emotions Make Us Share?

Is creating the next viral hit on your marketing to-do list? If you’re in the marketing or social media industry, the answer is probably “Yes!” (and if you’re not, and the answer is probably still “Yes!”).

Campaigns that succeed are those that carefully consider what makes content go viral, including each element of the content as well as the emotional responses and psychological factors that prompt engagement.

But understanding these factors in and of themselves is only half the story; the other half is understanding your audience and the characteristics that influence their reactions.

In other words: To create a campaign that will be popular with men, women, Millennials and Baby Boomers, it’s going to take more than a few cat pictures and some

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8 Ways to Display Learning Objectives


Hi all!  I was thinking about some of the different ways I have come across to display standards or learning objectives and thought I would share!  Maybe you will get some inspiration from the ideas in pictures below too!



This was my very first classroom and I literally bought a standards display poster from Really Good Stuff and put it up in my room.  I used sharpie each week to write on the laminated surface, and then used nail polish remover to wipe it clean.  I change them every Friday after school for the following week so they were ready when I walked in the door Monday morning.



A newer idea I have found is one I mention in my Common Core Lesson Planning Pack product video:  Use a 3-ring binder

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Connecting Your Own Dots for Leadership | The Principal of Change

As I looked into moving into “leadership positions” within my own district, I believed that I did not have the experience to get into a role that I had wanted.  The tricky thing is that if you don’t have the experience, how do you get the job?

“Leadership” is not about title, but often influence and the ability to help others.  There are many administrators who aren’t necessarily leaders, and there are many teachers who exemplify the definition.  Yet for many, the idea of moving into “leadership” without the experience, seems insurmountable.  The reality is, the experience is already there within your current role, you sometimes have to just connect the dots for others, and more importantly, yourself.

So how do you do this?  As I applied for administrative positions within

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Build note taking templates and forms for everything in life with a powerful set of fields and tools.

Why start taking every note from a blank text field or using a predefined set of

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