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Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: July 2016 July 21, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 12:02 am

Most schools I’ve worked in push one or the other as if independence and collaboration can’t be present in the same person. Happy to see some argument for both.


What are the important skills, behaviors, and attitudes that students need to become contributing global citizens?

global citizensThese skills, behaviors, and attitudes are so important that I wrote a book about them. My book goes into detail about the specific skills and offers suggestions for parents, teachers, and students on how to cultivate these traits at home, in the classroom, and beyond. For the purposes of this discussion, I put the list into two categories that encompass the necessary skills students need to be contributing global citizens. The one skill that students will need in both categories, however, is a good work ethic. Students will need to have good time management and perseverance whether they are working independently or with a team.

  1. Able to Work Independently: Students who can sit down by themselves and get the job done, no matter what it is, will contribute positively to society. Too…

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A Note On a Jackass Getting Booted From Twitter July 20, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 3:10 pm

Source: A Note On a Jackass Getting Booted From Twitter


How to Handle Writer Jealousy July 11, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 1:54 pm

I do indeed get jealous, but mostly I think I handle it well, like Kate talks about here. I use it to motivate myself and to learn from others and keep any of the more bitter tastes of jealousy to myself. Sour grapes aren’t good for any of us.

Kate M. Colby

envyWe’ve all been there.

Your classmate’s story is praised in workshop, while yours is torn apart.

“Poorly written” romances dominate best-seller lists, while your science fiction novel languishes in Amazon’s 2,000,000 ranking spot.

The author you follow on Instagram posts their third cover reveal this year, while you struggle to finish your manuscript.

There’s a thousand ways that we writers experience jealousy of other authors. We constantly compare ourselves to our peers in writing groups, our Internet friends, or the hallowed greats like Stephen King. We long for the secret to their success. How do they write a first draft so quickly? How do they have so many Pinterest followers? Where do they find time to publish and write a daily blog?

We take other writers’ successes as inherent failures in ourselves as creatives. Newsflash: art isn’t a zero-sum game.

Let me get personal for a minute. Throughout high school and university, I longed to…

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