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How Prey's designers turned technical limitations into inspiration

Gamasutra - May 16, 2017 4409

How do developers like Arkane Studios manage their own creative ambitions against the realistic limitations of game development? ...

OPINION: This Boston teacher makes “the messy process of learning” safe for students at risk

Hechinger Report - April 12, 2017 2559

Citizens have taken their concerns to the street in recent months with genders, races and generations turning out day after day in a loud demonstration of solidarity. Differences have become the foundation upon which people built trust, and the feeling of empathy among participants is palpable. This sensation isn’t new to my students. Empathy, trust […]


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Three ways to build a “Sound Relationship House” in mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - April 12, 2017 2541

by Jean Rhodes In his Sound Relationship House Theory, psychologist and marriage guru John Gottman defines the attitudes and skills that lead to strong friendships in marriage, delineating them as the “floors” or principles of good marriage. Many apply well to a range of friendships, including mentorships. In the following sections, three core principles of his theory […]


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My Five Best, Easiest Active Learning Tactics for Reflection

Cathy Davidson/HASTAC - April 07, 2017 2262

Search form Search Blog Post My Five Best, Easiest Active Learning Tactics for Reflection Page Views: 240 11 By on April 7, 2017 This morning I had a back-and-forth Twitter conversation with my brilliant colleague Jade Davis on the importance (or lack of same) of "reflection" or what is sometimes called "meta-cognition."   I grew weary of trying to explain the different active learning techniques I use for reflection via 140-character tweets so I'm switching to blog land for that purpose. First, why?  I've learned that my students become so excited by active, engaged learning practices that they sometimes are not aware of how much they are learning.