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Your Heinemann Link Round-Up for the Week of August 16–22

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Welcome to this week's link round-up. Each week we find around five interesting reads for you to take into the weekend. These links are interviews with educators, posts from our authors' and friends' blogs, and any interesting, newsworthy item from the past seven days. Check back each week for a new round of finds!

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Kristi Mraz on how to change the world:

We, as people, make so much of the world with our minds. We fill in the blanks with stories and suppositions, we interpret with the facts we have, and we make sense of senseless things so that we can go on living. But how many times are we wrong? How many times are our stories linking events false? How many times do we not have enough facts to make the interpretations we do? How many times have we made sense of something, that was in fact, just senseless?

Read the full text of "How to Change the World" on Kinderconfidential

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NPR's education section ran a feature on the changing design of schools:

"Because of the baby boomers, lots of schools were built in the 1950s and 1960s," he says. "Those are coming to the end of their shelf life. And since the 1960s, education has changed so much, both in the way we approach it and the way we participate in it. Learning has changed but facilities haven't. That's where we come in."

Read "A Design Firm Rethinks Learning Spaces"

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Kari Yates asks teachers to commit to what REALLY MATTERS:

Let’s remember that our decision to become an educator is not a just a choice made long ago; it is a choice made over and over every single time we cross the threshold of the schoolhouse. Let’s do whatever we are able to live up to the respect this great profession deserves. Yes, this year let’s remember we’re here by choice.

Click here to read "This Year Let's Just Do It!"

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Author Lisa Eickholdt is participating in two of Dr. Mary Howard's #G2Great Twitter chats next month. Be sure to follow @LisaEickholdt, @DrMaryHoward, and the hashtag #G2Great.

Lisa's chats will occur on September 3 and September 10.

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Finally here's a video from Kathy Collins:

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That's it! Be sure to check back next week for another round of links. If you have a link or a blog, be sure to mention them in the comments below. You can also email them to us or tweet at us. We're pretty available over here. Cheers to your weekend!

*Photo by Frantzou Fleurine

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Topics: Video, Education, Education Policy, Heinemann, Link Round-Up, Lisa Eickholdt, Mary Howard, NPR, Kari Yates, Kathy Collins, Kristine Mraz

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