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I know this is a bit of a cheat, but I often squirrel away things that I come across the Internet, and I thought I might, once a week, post them here for quick scanning.

I did some follow-up on Boaler and found this fair summary of the controversy of some of her findings
Math Wars: The controversy around Jo Boaler’s research
http://www.qedcat.com/misc/141.html

Parents are often “unpleasantly surprised” by child’s report card
http://alexandriavirginia.macaronikid.com/article/1086259/parents-are-often-unpleasantly-surprised-by-childs-report-card

Why Parent Involvement Matters: The Research Audio
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/why-parent-involvement-matters-the-research/

Helping Students Adopt a “Growth Mindset” Audio
http://www.americanradioworks.org/growth-mindset/

Carol Dweck Revisits the Growth Mindset
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/09/23/carol-dweck-revisits-the-growth-mindset.html

Two hilarious parenting podcast episodes
Judge John Hodgman: It Takes a Village (One Bad Mother guest hosts) Audio
http://www.maximumfun.org/judge-john-hodgman/judge-john-hodgman-episode-230-it-may-or-may-not-take-village
One Bad Mother: Great Switcheroo (My Brother My Brother and Me) Audio
http://www.maximumfun.org/one-bad-mother/one-bad-mother-episode-125-great-switcheroo-dave-shumka-and-graham-glark-plus-guest-a

Canada’s CBC Ideas radio program is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Listen to these episodes if you want to spend a good hour in your driveway, on your jog, or alone in your room sobbing silently
Ideas at 50 (Parts 1 & 2) Audio
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/ideas-at-50-part-1-1.3259156
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/ideas-at-50-part-2-1.3272696

Missed in History: Redlining (Parts 1 & 2) Audio
http://www.missedinhistory.com/blog/missed-in-history-redlining-part-1/
http://www.missedinhistory.com/blog/missed-in-history-redlining-part-2/

Stuff You Should Know: Lobbying Audio
http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/how-lobbying-works/

New York Review of Books podcast: Panel on Civil Rights and Policing at the Brooklyn Book Festival Audio

How stereotypes can work for and against you
Hidden Brain: Stereotype Tax and Threat Audio
http://www.npr.org/2015/10/06/444213368/an-ace-up-the-poker-stars-sleeve-the-surprising-upside-of-stereotypes
Follow up movie: A Big Hand for the Little Lady

Claudia Rankine’s poem should be canonical. Make sure you listen to her reading of this excerpt.
Excerpt from Citizen by Claudia Rankine
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/247344

Mercy Street: PBS is airing a drama about the Civil War centered around Alexandria, VA in January next year
http://www.visitalexandriava.com/mercystreet/

Five Examples of Epic Student Engagement with Minecraft Audio
http://www.bamradionetwork.com/every-classroom-matters/3309-five-examples-of-epic-student-engagement-on-any-subject-with-minecraft

LibraryThing now has an iPhone App
http://blog.librarything.com/main/2015/10/librarything-app/

FDA recommendations around face paint
http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductsIngredients/Products/ucm143055.htm

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