Want to know what I'm reading online?

For those who are interested in what I'm reading online, here are is a number of the RSS channels in my Google Reader account (some blogs are in multiple channels):


  • 1 to 1 schools
  • Blogs that deserve a bigger audience (DABA)
  • CASTLE blogs
  • CASTLE's list of great blogs for busy administrators
  • Education
  • Educational leadership
  • Educational technology
  • Higher education
  • Iowa
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Miscellaneous
  • School law
  • Technology
  • You too can subscribe to these channels by using the RSS feed at each link. These channels are fluid; I add and remove individual blogs all the time!

    The 4 types of thinking talents: Analytic, procedural, relational and innovative

    Understanding thinking talents in yourself and others can build strong teams and help avoid burnout.

    Big Think Edge
    • Learn to collaborate within a team and identify "thinking talent" surpluses – and shortages.
    • Angie McArthur teaches intelligent collaboration for Big Think Edge.
    • Subscribe to Big Think Edge before we launch on March 30 to get 20% off monthly and annual memberships.
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    Do you have a self-actualized personality? Maslow revisited

    Rediscovering the principles of self-actualisation might be just the tonic that the modern world is crying out for.

    Personal Growth

    Abraham Maslow was the 20th-century American psychologist best-known for explaining motivation through his hierarchy of needs, which he represented in a pyramid. At the base, our physiological needs include food, water, warmth and rest.

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    Scientists reactivate cells from 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth

    "I was so moved when I saw the cells stir," said 90-year-old study co-author Akira Iritani. "I'd been hoping for this for 20 years."

    Yamagata et al.
    Surprising Science
    • The team managed to stimulate nucleus-like structures to perform some biological processes, but not cell division.
    • Unless better technology and DNA samples emerge in the future, it's unlikely that scientists will be able to clone a woolly mammoth.
    • Still, studying the DNA of woolly mammoths provides valuable insights into the genetic adaptations that allowed them to survive in unique environments.
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    Believe in soulmates? You're more likely to 'ghost' romantic partners.

    Does believing in true love make people act like jerks?

    Thought Catalog via Unsplash
    Sex & Relationships
    • Ghosting, or cutting off all contact suddenly with a romantic partner, is not nice.
    • Growth-oriented people (who think relationships are made, not born) do not appreciate it.
    • Destiny-oriented people (who believe in soulmates) are more likely to be okay with ghosting.
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