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US Army war simulator modified to prepare teachers for school shootings

The United States Army has developed a computer-based simulator that can train everyone from teachers to first responders on how to react to an …

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

Psychology

21 One-Pot Pastas for Those Nights You *Can't Even* With Cooking

There’s really never a bad time for pasta. Need a simple weeknight dinner? Toss together some noodles in garlic and oil. Cooking for a special …

Take your ab workout anywhere with this 2-minute Pilates move

Keeping up your exercise routine while traveling is hard enough, but when your go-to sweat sesh is Pilates, that can complicate things further. A …

This Truth Potato Gives Us 20 Reality Checks We All Desperately Need, Every Now Then

Staring in the face of reality isn't an uncommon feat, yet I'm sure these truths will pinch you like a necessary evil. Truth Potato is giving us …

13 questions that will change your life

When things aren't going quite the way you'd like them to, it's often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard …

Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future | Module 23: Enquiry learning

Introduction<p>The development of thinking and problem solving skills is an important objective of Education for Sustainable Development, especially …

Pedagogy

Introducing Boords, An Easy-To-Use Web-Based Storyboarding Tool

Boords promises to let you create and share storyboards more easily than ever before.The post Introducing Boords, An Easy-To-Use Web-Based …

What Do People Know About Excellent Teaching and Learning?

Download the PDF here.<p>It’s a set of questions that nags just about every parent with school-age kids: Does their child’s teacher employ good …

Raising a child is mission impossible. That's why it takes a school

When my first child was born, I didn’t realise I was signing up for Mission Impossible. Even as my daughter grew into a toddler and was joined by her two little brothers, I failed to grasp the enormity of the task I was up against. In fact, it was only when I became a teacher and began working with …

15 of the best places to camp around the world | Photo Gallery

There are few more rewarding feelings than pitching your tent and spending the night beneath the stars. Whether you want to escape to a remote …

Hiking

A Look Back: Video – “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation to Write”

<b>Later this month, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Last August, I re-started a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look</b> …

8 Things To Love About Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park

70 miles northwest of Denver, somewhere between 8,000 and 14,259 feet, exists one of the most comprehensive ecosystems in all of America's national parks - that's not a huge surprise considering the range of natural features born of meadows, forests, lakes, tundra, glaciers, and rugged mountain …

Rocky Mountain National Park

20 holiday destinations the experts say not to miss | CNN Travel

A Morning Routine to Set You Up for a Kick-Ass, Super-Productive Day

What’s the first thing you reach for the instant your eyes open in the morning? I bet it’s your smartphone. And within 105 seconds, you’ve check your …

Everything Is Crazy, So What Do We Teachers Do In Class This Week?

Things continue to get crazier and crazier – The Wall, refugee ban, firing of the Attorney General.<p>Today, I just had student share how they were …

How to run: everything you need to know

Whether you are new to running or want to improve your pace, here’s how to get going<p>Running is a fantastic way to get fit. You don’t need much kit, you can do it anywhere (within reason) and it’s available to you all the time – you don’t need to wait for the gym to be open or a class to start; just …

‘We’re not hippies, we’re punks.’ School that has projects, not subjects, on the timetable

Finland’s answer to a slip in standards is to put more ‘joy’ into the curriculum. We visit a school in Yorkshire that aims to show the UK could do the same<p>‘New core curriculum for basic education emphasises the joy of learning,” reads a recent headline on a government education website. This new, …

Education

The 25 scariest movies of all time—and how to watch them online

When you think of the scariest movies of all time, what comes to mind? <i>The Exorcist</i>, <i>Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i>, <i>The Shining</i>, <i>Halloween</i>? These films are all …

Delaying school start times gives students better chance of success: study

Amber Henstridge, a Grade 11 student in Northwestern Ontario, struggled to wake up at 5:30 a.m. to make the hour-long commute to her high school. She often missed school or arrived late. But ever since her principal shifted the school's start time to 9 a.m., 45 minutes later than it was previously, …

Mental Health

28 books to read in 2017

We're only in the first month of the new year, but this much is already clear: There are a lot of good books coming our way. From nonfiction that …

Books

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge to Get Stronger From Head to Toe

For building a strong core and getting more stable during runs, nothing beats the plank for strength-training.<p>Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them …

If You Only Have 10 Minutes to Work Out Today, Do This 4-Move Workout

If you love a good booty burn, you're going to be all over this 10-minute butt workout. You better get some quarters ready because your butt is going to be so fricking firm!<p>The Moves:<p>Squat thrust<br>Squat with overhead reach<br>Alternating forward lunge (one on each side counts as one rep)<br>Sumo squat …

Workouts

Good Luck Walking Tomorrow — This 5-Move Leg Workout Is Intense

• You'll feel the burn from this 5-move leg workout — Women's Health<br>• Holiday gift ideas for the skier in your life — Fitness<br>• A guide to clean eating during the holidays — Cooking Light<br>• How to burn fat without setting foot in a gym — Health<br>• What your sleep pattern reveals about your personality — Real …

Workouts

11 Novels to Make You Feel Less Bad About Your Dysfunctional Family

And get you through the holiday.<p><i>Heading home for the holidays (especially two weeks after a contentious presidential election) can incite a certain sense of dread. While you're anticipating the pumpkin pie and boozy autumnal punch, you're also plotting ways to make a quick getaway when your family</i> …

4 Things We Need to Always Remember in Education

Education is an extremely tough profession. Spend any significant amount of time in a classroom or a school, and you will see how complex the …

Christmas cookies from mom’s kitchen: Traditional Greek kourabiedes and more sweet treats

Print<p>My mother loved to bake and Christmas was when she could relish in this love unimpeded. Her repertoire spanned a large amount of the globe. …

Dogs have episodic memories, just like humans, research shows

Is your dog ever witness to things you wouldn't want anyone to know about? Dog owners would do well to think about this - because man's best friend …

5 Historical Novels That Fantasy Fans Will Probably Love

The Romans occupied Britain for centuries, and now they’ve abandoned the land and its people to fend for themselves. While marauding Saxons, Irish …

These Super Easy Deviled Eggs Are Ready for Your Next Party

Nothing says "instant party" like these infinitely customizable (and very easy) deviled eggs.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. This is senior</i> …

Recipes