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NewsHour's Rethinking College

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August 17-21 the PBS NewsHour will look at efforts on campuses across the country -- from the University of Texas - Austin to Valencia College in Orlando, Florida -- focused not just getting more low-income, first-generation students into college, but through college to a useful credential.

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TED Talks Education: Teachers Need Real Feedback

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Until recently, many teachers only had one word of feedback a year: satisfactory. With no feedback and no coaching, it's difficult to improve professionally. Bill Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback, and lays out a program from his foundation to bring timely feedback to every classroom.

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The Graduates | Youth Action Guide

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This Youth Action Guide from Independent Lens is designed to inspire youth leaders to educate, collaborate, and co-create with their peers, their parents, and their communities. Together, they can help remove challenges faced by Latino students and explore organizing strategies that can make a difference. 

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The Homestretch: Discussion Guide

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Give students insight into issue of youth homelessness through the eyes of 3 Chicago teens. Then use this toolkit from "The Homestretch" to guide and empower young people to address the challenge of youth homelessness in Central Florida. 

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Cultivating Leadership Through Self-Acceptance and Forgiveness

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Youth often struggle with identity and discovering who they are. Resources from Florida PBS LearningMedia give students an opportunity to watch videos about self-acceptance and forgiveness and explore how these qualities relate to personal growth and leadership potential.

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The Secret Life of Scientists: Nate Ball

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What's the role of failure in invention process? Learn from Nate Ball, a Mechanical Engineer, as he explains explains the process behind his invention. 

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How to be an Inventor

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Are your students curious about how things work? Do they like to come up with new ways of doing things? Then they have what it takes to be an inventor! Start the process with this Martha Speaks activity.

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Recess Helps You Think

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If you asked your students if they’d like to have more P.E. time, do you think they’d say “yes”? Of course, they would! Explain to them how active learning, which incorporates dance and play, is good for the mind AND body. 

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Biogeography: Where Life Lives

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Why do places that are far apart sometimes have similar species? In this video from NOVA’s Evolution Lab, students will learn about biogeography, the study of the geographic distribution of organisms. 

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Think Garden: The History of Food

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Do you have a garden? Although most people are far removed from basic food production, the history of food cultivation is also the history of mankind, as this video from KET’s Think Garden collection describes.

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