Alicia Bjork

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The 8 Best Lower Ab Exercises for That Hard to Tone Spot

Build up your core with these expert-approved moves.<p>You’ve probably heard the saying, “abs are made in the kitchen.” But that's really only partly …

21 Dogs Who Fucked Up, But In The Most Adorable Way

You can't even be mad at them because they're so freakin' cute!

Pets

Top 10 Poses to Practice Every Day

Home practice is hard. It’s only human to go through phases where you get distracted by the shiny, next, new challenge pose in your practice—or on …

If You Want to Slim Your Waist, These Are the 13 Best Side Plank Variations

You can skip the crunches because plank is one of the most effective core-carving poses. But don't forget to spend a little time on your obliques by adding these side plank variations to your strength-training routine.<p>Begin by lying on your side. Bring your right elbow directly under your right …

Focusing On The Impact Classroom Disruptions Have On Others, Not On The Students Doing The Disrupting

As many teachers already know, one of the most effective responses we can make to classroom management problems is by saying:<p><i>“I’m not feeling</i> …

A Look Back: “I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan”

<b>In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

Teaching

17 Delicious International Snacks You Can Buy on Amazon

Snack your way across the globe without leaving the house.<p>One of the great things about traveling is the discovery of local cuisine. If you ask us, …

Snacks

Four Ways Teachers Can Reduce Implicit Bias

By Jill Suttie<p>A friend of mine recently told me about an incident involving students at Berkeley High School. On the first day of classes, African-American juniors and seniors were being asked by their honors course teacher to show him their schedule when they entered the classroom. The teacher, …

This video of the world's coolest math class is going viral — and we can see why

A video of someone doing a math problem sounds about as interesting as watching paint dry, or reading an in-depth history of grain production in …

Here's why East Asian students consistently outpace their Western peers

Over recent years, other countries' positions have gone up and down in the tables but East Asian education - which includes China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan - continues to dominate.<p>And the gap between these countries and the rest of the world is getting wider.<p>The reasons why East …

Asia

8. Learning Is Natural, School Is Optional

In 1968, during my first year of teaching in a Pennsylvania public high school, I tried to persuade my students to take an interest in history. I had the following quotation on my classroom bulletin board: "Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it."<p>One day a student asked me, in all …

Harry Potter-loving scientists find spider that looks like the Sorting Hat, naming it Eriovixia gryffindori

Before they traipsed through the sacred Indian grove or studied the hat-shaped spider, before they realized it was a new species or assigned it a peculiar name, scientific researchers Javed Ahmed and Rajashree Khalap discovered Harry Potter.<p>Ahmed first cracked open the books in his teens. For …

Books

History Teachers Unite! We've Got Fake News To Fight

Several years ago at parents evening, a parent demanded I explain what use a history GCSE was and what job their child would do with it when they …

Idea Generation Tools

Ideation is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas, where an idea is understood as a basic element of thought …

3 Poses To Stretch Your Chest And Loosen Up Stiff Shoulders

Photo: @FionaPeters<p><b>Surfing is one of the healthiest and most beneficial activities you can do physically, mentally, and maybe even spiritually.</b> …

Yoga

The yogic practice that can help you heal injuries and recover from pain

If you’ve been practicing ashtanga for over a year, chances are by now you’ve had some sort of yoga injury. Don’t get me wrong, the real intention of …

School Replaces Detention With Meditation And Kids Are Thriving

Robert W. Coleman School replaces detention with meditation to help elementary students<p>A school run by some pretty smart folks in Baltimore has …

Portland Residents Warned Against Eating Produce From School Gardens

Portland Public Schools is putting a virtual “do not eat” sign at the gates to about 75 community gardens. The Oregon Health Authority says it didn’t …

Oregon

Cord Organizers Help You Win The War Against Messy Desks

Keeping a desk clean and organized seems to be an impossible task at times. Lots of things call this place their home even though they don’t belong …

15 Kitchen Organization Ideas

I’m happy to say that we are almost done with our <b>kitchen remodel</b>. Hopefully in the next two weeks I’ll be able to give you a tour of our new kitchen. …

Kitchens

How Your Electric Car Could Store Power And Transfer It To Your Home

The energy from slamming on your brakes could some day power your fridge.<p>As Tesla’s possible purchase of SolarCity shows, carmakers want to get into the energy storage business. BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan are all working on home batteries that integrate electric vehicles into residential power …

Electric Vehicles

Why so many black, Hispanic and poor kids miss out on gifted education

Broward County, Fla., launched a remarkable experiment a decade ago. Instead of depending on teachers and parents to nominate children for IQ testing leading to gifted designations, the district gave a preliminary giftedness test to all second-graders.<p>Most of us assume the way we select gifted …

Students

Adorable 'fight' between dog and crab

Watch this dog excitedly play with a crab on Virginia Beach, USA.

Woman Buys Multiple File Organizers, Shows Ways To Use Them In Clever And Unexpected Ways To Help Everyone

diy by Christina Caldwell 6/15/2016<p>In the internet age there are fewer and fewer physical papers to file. But file sorters still exist! What should …

Crafting

Why Countries Need To Make Sure Their Kids Learn To Play Nice

What does helping a 3-year-old control her temper tantrums have to do with reducing global poverty? Quite a lot, says Dana McCoy.<p>A professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, McCoy is lead author of a studythat offers a rare look at how well toddlers across the world's 132 low- and …

Harvard

Has Integration In Schools Done More Harm Than Good for Black Learners?

For years I have openly pondered whether integration in education might have been a hindrance for black learners. Admittedly, for me to even pose this question comes with an entire troth of ironies. First, I'm a civil rights attorney by trade and I have dedicated my life toward the pursuit of equal …

To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

Take a look at your hand, right or left, it doesn't matter. Now imagine every finger represents a word. How many sentences can you come up with?<p><i>I think therefore I am.</i><p><i>Don't sweat the small stuff.</i><p><i>All you need is love.</i><p>Ximena Martinez, from Texas, thought this one was good: "Las naranjas son muy …

Teaching

Why Gardening Is Good for Your Health

Did you know that soil is an antidepressant?<p>It's time to whip out your gardening gloves because not only are digging and weeding great exercise, a good stint of gardening boosts mental health too.<p>Last month, we found out that people living in an area rich in vegetation have improved physical and …

5 Yoga Poses That Come With Serious Beauty Benefits

<i>Ready to do something new with your look? All month long we're asking our 25 favorite influencers to share their 25 best beauty ideas for spring. Look out for the 25x25 logo here on Lipstick and on our social channels—@get_lipstick on Instagram and @glamourmag on Snapchat—for exclusive tips,</i> …