Tom downs

138 Flips | 10 Magazines | 13 Likes | 4 Following | 2 Followers | @4sdowns | Keep up with Tom downs on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Tom downs”

If You Want to Be Successful, Stop Asking for Permission

The most successful people have one thing in common. They don't ask for permission. Instead, they act.<p>What are your personal goals? What kind of things do you want to achieve in your life? Maybe you want to quit your job. Or, perhaps you want to start a company because you feel you're worth more …

Self-improvement

Making Student Data Part of the Conversation

Creating A Data-Friendly Culture<p>In moving Humboldt Elementary to a more data-driven model, one of the first challenges that former principal Cole …

Teaching

How your name shapes what other people think of your personality

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently. New research suggests that your first name shapes the way other people perceive your age, personality, and how …

Psychology

This critical thinking cheatsheet could also be used as prompts for blog posts. Via Global Digital Citizen Foundation https://t.co/63VgIiT0SM

Stunning helicopter footage shows Hawaii volcano's fast-moving lava flow

The United States Geological Survey released stunning new footage on Saturday showing the lava pouring from a fissure created by activity around …

National Parks

Evolution’s Worst Mistake? How About External Testicles?

Of course there’s an explanation (sperm like to develop at lower temperatures). But really: What intelligent designer could have come up with …

Sinusitis

Earth's Supposed Oldest Living Person Has Hated Every Day of Her Life

Koku Istambulova says she's 128 years old and considers her longevity a punishment from God.<p>According to the Russian government, a Chechen woman named Koku Istambulova is 128 years old, which would make her not just the older person on earth (the current title holder being Chiyo Miyako, at 117 …

Russian Government

Want to Keep Your Best Workers from Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, fifty percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. …

Employee Engagement

3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

<b>3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st-Century Student</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><b>Thinking in the 21st century</b> is just different.<p>That doesn’t mean we’re all …

Pedagogy

See the Terrifying Footage of Kilauea’s Utter Destruction in Hawaii

<b>In early May, Kilauea began erupting.</b> There’s a good chance you’ve seen at least a bit of footage, but considering the apocalyptic scenes in …

Natural Disasters

Slopes of volcano offer affordable piece of paradise, risks

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — As lava crawled down Leilani Road in a hissing, popping mass, Cheryl Griffith stood in its path and placed a plant in a crack in the ground as an offering to the Native Hawaiian volcano goddess, Pele.<p>Griffith lives in Leilani Estates, a subdivision on the Big Island where …

Natural Disasters

Why Students Cheat—and What to Do About It

“Why did you cheat in high school?” I posed the question to a dozen former students.<p>“I wanted good grades and I didn’t want to work,” said Sonya, who …

Students

The drugs found in London’s fatberg autopsy present a surprising discovery into city life

When scientists performed an autopsy on a chunk of London’s huge fatberg, they found the monstrous lump contained 20 types of drugs. Perhaps more surprising was that it had a higher concentration of prohibited gym supplements than street drugs, such as cocaine and MDMA.<p>Channel 4 and utilities …

Autopsy

A new study confirms that support for Trump was driven by white fears, not economic anxiety

Those who were skeptical of the dominant media narrative from the start receive fresh confirmation.<p>Within establishment political and media circles, …

Donald Trump

You Have Perfect Color Vision If You Can See All These Butts

Butt can you see it?

Butts

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

Research Keeps Showing This Kind Of Teaching Is Very Effective. So Why Won’t Schools Use It?

A new peer-reviewed meta-analysis of 328 studies performed over the past 50 years finds “strong positive results” for a style of teaching known as …

Pedagogy

Is your School an X or Why School?

At 8:30am in the morning, I was helping to lead a school full of very passionate teachers concerned about the successful completion of thousands of …

Education

Teaching Text Structure Improves Reading Comprehension

Williams, J. P. (2003). Teaching text structure to improve reading comprehension. In H. L. Swanson, Harris, K. R., & Graham , S. (Eds.), <i>Handbook of</i> …

Which Common Educational Myth Limits Student Achievement?

One of the most common misconceptions regarding teaching and learning is the belief in using personalized instructional strategies with specific …

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

His research shows that when fourth graders are asked to develop a concept map about thinking, most of their brainstorming centers around what they …

This Simple Strategy Will Make You a Faster, More Effective Learner

A little structure goes a long way in making the mind more effective.<p><i>What is the best approach for learning new things? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of</b> …

There's Actually No Such Thing as Different 'Learning Styles', According to Science

No Sharon, you're not a "visual learner".<p>When I was at school, a fair amount of time was put into determining our "learning styles." Teachers told us …

Rethinking Design Thinking

Design Thinking has become one of the most visible and promising innovation movements in recent history, yet all design thinking is not the same, especially in practice. The current proliferation of a one-size-fits-all approach is not only ineffective, it could ultimately doom its future.<p>We see …

An Analysis of Trump Supporters Has Identified 5 Key Traits

The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any …

Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel

Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and an avid supporter of Donald Trump, earned headlines this week for his defense of the president’s adultery with a porn star. Regarding the affair and subsequent financial payments, Jeffress explained, “Even if it’s true, it doesn’t …

Faith

This Medieval Town is Built Inside a Crater and Composed of Millions of Diamonds

From the greystone of Montreal to the limestone of Jerusalem, every city has its own iconic identity read through the city’s urban fabric. Scanning …

How Listening and Sharing Help Shape Collaborative Learning Experiences

<i>Excerpted from “The ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them,”</i><i> (c) 2016 by Daniel L. Schwartz,</i> …

Pedagogy

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Siblings