Ali Jobson

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The Greenhouse Story

• <b>Author:</b> Art Schupbach<p>The Greenhouse Story is a great tool to use to start a conversation with your children about parents fighting, separating and divorce. Similar to a beloved house plant love needs attention or it will wilt and suffer. The Gardener teaches us how to care for love and what to do …

10 Brilliant Ways to Maximize Your Kitchen Storage

If keeping your kitchen’s clutter under control is a daily struggle, it’s time to get creative with your organizing ideas. Tidying up will only get …

Country Lifestyle

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

Khan Academy

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Khan Academy

Rapping Joliet math teacher creates viral video to help students

A video of a rapping math teacher in Joliet has gone viral.<p>Cassie Crim is using her rapping skills to help her students learn math and motivate them, …

11 books President Obama thinks everyone should read

Barack Obama is a major bookworm.<p>In his book "Dreams from My Father," he reflected on his lifelong love of literature: "When I wasn't working, the weekends would usually find me alone in an empty apartment, making do with the company of books."<p>Recently, the outgoing US president sat down with New …

Books

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

Reading is the Most Critical 21st Century Skill

21st Century

The Best Books We Read in 2016

<i></i><i>The Aspen Institute is a place of ideas. And what better place to find those ideas than in the pages of a good book? In December, our policy</i> …

Books

Chili Mac and Cheese

Cooking

Supportive Teacher Centered Professional Development

Vicki Davis with Matthew KraftTeachers improve at different rates, and the key driver of the disparity is the school environment. Join us as we …

Professional Development

Do Educators Need Media Literacy as Much as Students Do?

Too many adults, which includes educators, are contributing to fake news being posted on social media. Let's continue to teach our students about …

Social Media

8 Books to Read After A Man Called Ove

By Arielle Kane | Off the Shelf<p>So you've finished reading <i>A Man Called Ove</i> by Fredrik Backman and fallen in love with the (secretly wonderful) Swedish curmudgeon known as Ove (in case your Swedish is as good as mine, it's pronounced "Oo-veh"). And now you're bereft. We understand. What <i>do</i> you read …

Books

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking

...The post 25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought.

Critical Thinking

A summer book list like no other: Michael Dirda picks 11 hidden gems

One of the pleasures of summer holidays is choosing just the right books to pack along on the annual visit to the beach. I stress that word “books” because only the foolhardy would take an electronic device anywhere near sand, water, intense heat and — as one learns by experience — children …

Books

Malcolm Gladwell Is Making Enemies In Higher Education. That’s A Good Thing.

Author Malcolm Gladwell’s new podcast, “Revisionist History,” is only on its sixth episode, but it already tops the iTunes charts and is helping its host make some enemies on college campuses.<p>The episode released Thursday, called “My Little Hundred Million,” examines the trend of billionaires …

College & University

Why the new SAT is a reminder to improve the teaching of writing

The SAT, the test that many schools require to check for college readiness, has recently gone through a makeover. Perhaps the most significant change …

Pedagogy

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Rio De Janeiro

Book Challenge Builds Passion for Reading

ELA co-teaching team Rachel Wysocki Kent & Genevieve Federick share a successful independent reading strategy they designed around a challenging …

Books

10 Books to Counteract Your Downton Abbey Withdrawal

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Downton Abbey

The Best Tinted Lip Balms to Get You Through Winter

Some balms shine, some shimmer, and some stain, but they should all be the key to hydrating chapped lips. Dry winter air can be brutal, leaving lips …

Lips

World Book Day attempts world record-beating bumper books quiz

Love books? Love quizzes? You’re in for a World Book Day treat with the chance to make book quizzing history<p>World Book Day is calling for book lovers to host and take part in a bumper children’s books quiz in an attempt to break the record for the “most people participating in simultaneous books …

Books

10 Books That Empower Kids to Stand Up and Speak Out

It’s never too early to stand up, speak out, and create change. Malala Yousafzai began speaking out about education issues at 11, and young activists …

Kids

Rich Relations: 10 Great Patrons In Fiction

Who hasn’t dreamed, now and again, of finding a patron? The unexpected inheritance. A generous mentor. The mysterious stranger who breezes into town, …

Critical Thinking & Textual Analysis: an example

<i>This is an example that accompanies my Edutopia blog post,</i> Teaching Literary Analysis<i>. Remember that the questions posed and the answers provided</i> …

See the Royal Family Christmas Card, Featuring William, Kate, George, and Charlotte

If you were planning on sending out a Christmas card this weekend, you might as well just forget it. Because this morning, the Platonic ideal of Christmas cards—the royal-family version, featuring <b>Prince George</b> and <b>Princess Charlotte</b>—has been released into the world, making all other attempts seem …

Buckingham Palace

5 Korean Novels You Should Read Now

South Korea is becoming a major player on the world’s literary scene, beginning with last year’s London Book Fair, which spotlighted Korean literature. In particular, the country’s literary scene is making a name for itself with dark, transgressive fiction by female writers, some of which might not …

Books