Andrea Heinze

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25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

Google Forms is one of my favorite classroom tools. But here's the deal - most teachers aren't taking full advantage of what Google Forms has to …

A Shocking New Documentary Will Change the Way You Look at Meat

There is Dotsie Bausch, a seven-time U.S. national cycling champion who, at 39, was the oldest cyclist to ever qualify for the Olympics, not to mention return home with a silver medal. There is Patrik Baboumian, the former Germany’s Strongest Man who holds multiple world records, including lifting …

Plant-Based Diet

How To Successfully Transition From High School To College

For the past several years, I have worn two hats: SAT/ACT tutor and college professor. Every spring, I finish my work with that year’s group of high school seniors who have completed their testing and application materials and now nervously await their acceptance letters. In the fall, I welcome …

20-Minutes-or-Less Meals

No time to cook after work? Your whole family with be thanking you after you whip up one of these quick and easy meals. Half the wait but just as …

A Teacher’s Mindfulness- A New Year Begins Part 5 Meditation

There are three fundamental processes required for mindfulness to occur: forming intention, paying attention and adjusting your attitude (Shapiro, …

Mindfulness

Project Based Learning: Start Here

<b>Despite the popularity of project based learning, a lot of teachers haven’t gotten around to trying it yet.</b> You’ve been meaning to; you just haven’t …

The Empathy Revolution Begins at Home

There is a common thread that seems to lead us into the depths of cruelty and violence we as a nation and planet are experiencing. It is <i>a lack of empathy.</i><p>Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.<p>As parents we can teach our children what we know based on what …

6 Apps That Can Help with Student Assessment

By: Jenny Wise. There is one aspect of education that all teachers and learners face: assessment. So here are a few creative methods for using …

Teaching

Joe Biden Wrote An Incredible Letter To The Stanford Rape Survivor

Vice President Joe Biden’s letter to the Stanford rape survivor should be read by everyone<p>The survivor who endured a horrific assault at the hands of …

Top 15 Must-Read Mindfulness Books Of All Time

A book has the power to change our lives, especially if you read it from your heart at a right moment, and at the right time.<p>However, not all the …

Meditation

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

5 Strength Moves You Need to Do If You Want to Lose Weight

Prepare to blast calories and stoke your metabolism.<p>Strength training is the best thing you can do for weight loss—and the reasons for that are as endless as the buckets you’ll sweat. For starters, resistance training burns hella calories by creating an “after burn” effect post-workout. It also …

3 Easy Mindfulness Meditation Techniques to Practice at Home or at the Office

We've all had those moments where we're not sure whether to scream, run and hide or drop everything and get on the next plane to a faraway island. Whether work life, personal life or the delicate balance of the two is causing you stress, there are better ways to dealing with life's pressures than …

Mindfulness

Schools are finally teaching what kids need to be successful in life

Research shows that teaching kids things like perseverance and self-control can improve their health, academic achievement, and happiness in life.<p>But teaching character, or social and emotional learning, has proven dicey. The science was sometimes squishy, the curriculum often felt driven by those …

4 Free Half-Marathon Training Apps

Whether you're setting up for your first half marathon or you're trying to smash your PR, having a training plan is essential for success (even if that just means crossing the finish line). Not sure where to start? Here are four free apps that have half-marathon-specific training programs (and …

10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason.<p>Notably, …

Emotional Intelligence

11 Delicious High-Protein Snacks That Are Incredibly Filling

7 Healthy and Warm Winter Side Dishes

Side dishes are the perfect way to boost your veggie intake and pump up the flavor in any meal. During the cold winter months, they're the ultimate …

Food

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.<p>Meditation has helped me to form all …

1 Daily Habit That Will Disrupt Your Business and Change Your Life

What does mindfulness have to do with success and business? Everything! Learn how this simple concept can change the way you live and work.<p>It's a sad fact of life, but one we've grown accustomed to, that the workplace is often draining, demanding, and disruptive. At its worst, it becomes a culture …

How Mindfulness Improves Your Brain and Relationships

<i>Mindfulness</i> is the process of paying attention, in an open, nonjudgmental way, to your experience in the present moment. Dr Daniel J. Siegel, defines …

70 Practical Things Every Teacher Should Know

<b>Dear David: Here Are 70 Practical Things Every Teacher Should Know</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>Recently I found out that my best friend is in school to become a …

Teaching

This Is How Teens Have Sex, According To The CDC

Surprisingly good news!<p>Teen pregnancy is at a record low in the U.S., and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may explain why.<p>The new data, collected from 2011-2013, shows that adolescents are delaying sex, being more responsible with birth control and have better birth …

Teen sex rate lowest since the 1980s, contraceptive use remains high

<b>(CNN) —</b> The number of teenagers having sex is the lowest in the last 25 years and the use of condoms among teens is slightly higher than in the last 11 years, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>However, it appears teens have not increased their use of highly …

Why are American teens having less sex?

A recent study has revealed American teenagers aren’t having as much sex as they were in the Eighties. Gareth May finds out what’s putting them off<p>Kids. They never learn do they?<p>At least, that’s what we’re told. A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released last …

This Breathing Exercise Can Help You Stay Focused At Work

Think you know how to breathe? Think again. Here’s a method to help you keep calm and carry on.<p>What if there were something you could do right this minute to improve how engaged, productive, and creative you are at work? As it turns out, there is, and you’re already doing it—breathing.<p>Breathing …

Integrating Mindfulness Into Education

<i>We welcome today's guest blogger, Matthew Brensilver a leading expert on Mindfulness.</i><p><b>Why Mindfulness?</b><br>Fifteen years ago, the word 'mindfulness' was …

Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh: The Power Of Walking Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness – the art of focusing your attention to the present moment - is a way to develop peace and happiness in our lives according to Thich Nhat …