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Women's Self-Esteem Affected By Idealized Female Images... But Not In The Way You Think

It is generally assumed that being bombarded with images of skinny, flawless supermodels and celebrities makes most women feel bad about themselves (or worse).<p>But a new study argues that it's more complicated than that. Sometimes seeing those idealized images of beauty makes us feel crummy... and …

Is Your Body Image Getting in the Way of Your Sex Life?

If you've felt so self-conscious about your body that you've avoided sex, don't worry, you're not alone. Sex researchers note that the rising tide of "appearance anxiety" affects millions of women in the bedroom. <i>The Journal of Sex Research</i> declared that how a woman feels about her body has more of …

Self-awareness

This New (and Inspiring) Trick Can Make You Feel Better About Your Body Image

Feeling good about our bodies is something almost all of us have struggled with at one time or another--and, very likely, <i>still</i> struggle with. (Just this morning, I was stomping around because I was irritated with my feet, which I have abused for years with ill-fitting--but cute!--shoes. My …

Research

Dear Every Woman I Know, Including Me

The Most Motivational TED Talks of 2016 | Inc.com

TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the best talks they've hosted recently online. Delivered by a TV mogul, the leader …

Doorhandle

10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students

What's the first step of learning?<p>Paying attention.<p>Which may be hard for students to do when they're constantly peeking at their phones. So, as the adage goes: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>One app that teachers are embracing is Snapchat. That's the one where you send a video or picture, and then …

Teaching

Report

<i>(credit: Jupiter Images)</i><p><b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —</b> A new report says Minnesota is facing a teacher shortage that appears to be worsening each year.<p>The …

Education

What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking?

When I first read <i>Originals</i> I couldn’t help but take notes. What I jotted down was essentially a to-do list for how I could be more creative, how I …

Creativity

Are You a Left-Brained or Right-Brained Thinker?

Are you a left-brained thinker or a right-brained thinker? We all know that we use our left-brains for logical thinking and our right-brains for …

Creativity

Maths and reading skills found to be 75 per cent genetic

Australian research into the academic performance of twins in NAPLAN tests has revealed that skills in maths, reading and spelling are up to 75 per …

Pedagogy

Online schools 'worse than traditional teachers'

<b>You can see why online charter schools in the United States were seen as the next big thing.</b><p>Charter schools - publicly funded independent schools - have continued to expand across the US, with supporters seeing them as a way of re-energising standards in state education.<p>And the educational …

Education

7 Ideas for Using Twitter in the Classroom

<i>This post assumes you already know the basics of how to use Twitter. You know what a hashtag is and what purpose an @mention serves. If you need a</i> …

10 Must Have Tools for BYOD Classroom

WeVideo is another good web app to use for editing videos on Chromebooks. With WeVideo you can import media files you have stored on Drive, Dropbox …

Google Docs: Insert Boxes Not Lines - Teacher Tech

When students fill out information on a worksheet typically there is a line for the students to place their answer. When students fill out …

Google Docs

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

The following post is a modified excerpt from Uncommon Learning.<br>“<i>Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to</i> …

Education Technology

3 Google Resources for Student Centered Writing by @shfarnsworth - Teacher Tech

Guest Post by Shaelynn Farnsworth<p>In a student-centered writing classroom, students may be in various stages in the writing process. To combat all of …

Education Technology

How To Be A Great Teacher, From 12 Great Teachers

Great teachers have two things in common: an exceptional level of devotion to their students, and the drive to inspire each one to learn and succeed.<p>At NPR Ed we're just about halfway through our 50 Great Teachers project.<p>We've profiled teachers at all levels, in all subjects, from all over the …

Teaching

15 Digital Storytelling Tools

Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas. Combining …

Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

Wasted Opportunities<p>I am not alone. According to the Center for Public Education's <i>Teaching the Teachers</i> report (PDF), almost all teachers participate …

KQED

One day, Adam Holman decided he was fed up with trying to cram knowledge into the brains of the high school students he taught. They weren’t grasping …

This Simple Tip to Learn Maths Equations Actually Works

The answer is at your fingertips.<p>There are lots of different strategies for maximising your learning potential, but one of the easiest study-boosters …

KQED

In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our …

Teacher turns class into a video game — and now every student is passing

It’s tough being a teacher. Kids have so many distractions in their lives, and it’s getting harder to engage tech-savvy students with more traditional subjects.<p>Elizabeth Box was struggling with engagement in her seventh-grade civics class in Okeechobee, Florida — the third-poorest Florida county, …

Game Mechanics in the Classroom to Engage Learners

<i>Every Classroom Matters Episode 204</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter<b>Game mechanics</b> are elements of …

Education Technology

Seven Principles for Classroom Design: The Learning Space Rating System

Key Takeaways<p>The Learning Space Rating System tool enables <b>scoring a classroom's design</b> to see how well it <b>supports active learning</b>.<br>• If the design <b>meets</b> …

Education Technology

High Possibility Classrooms: Student Agency Through Technology-Enhanced Learning

Does this all sound a little too idealistic? Even if you've already created learning spaces like these, there is lot more that we can learn from a …

9 Google Resources to Support Reading

The doubling of knowledge will happen every twelve hours, according to IBM, because of the “internet of things” and the ease in which we have the …

Teacher Uses LEGOs To Explain Math To Schoolchildren

As if LEGOs weren’t enough of an awesome childhood toy, one teacher has found another awesome educational/developmental use for this super-toy – as a …

Teaching

12 Awesome Edtech Apps

Tips:<p>Play each Kahoot! set more than once, randomizing the order of questions and answers. This helps students practice and learn.<br>• Let students create …

Education Technology

Teaching: Just Like Performing Magic

One half of the entertainment duo Penn & Teller explains how performance and discomfort make education come alive.<p>Education, at its most engaging, is performance art. From the moment a teacher steps into the classroom, students look to him or her to set the tone and course of study for everyone, …

Teaching