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10 Einstein Quotes to Fire Up Your Creativity | Inc.com

Einstein was one of the most prolific creators, inventors and scientists in human history. His mathematician's mind was supercharged with creativity and allowed him to see possibilities, not limitations. He was also fueled by an insatiable appetite to discover, explore and indulge his curiousity, …

Creativity

History classes are our best hope for teaching Americans to question fake news and Donald Trump

As a novelist and creative-writing professor, I believe in the importance of teaching college students how to read and write fiction. But the undergraduate course I myself found the most formative—the one that maps my daily intellectual path decades later—was not a writing or English class, but a …

Fake News

Boys Who Sit Still Have a Harder Time Learning to Read

Anybody who has watched little boys for even five seconds knows that they are exhausting. At school, they tear around the playground, bolt through …

Education

The Ticking Clock of Teacher Burnout

On average, American educators spend more hours with students than their international counterparts—and that may not be a good thing.<p><i>What if I only taught part-time?</i><p>That was my favorite daydream question as an elementary-school teacher in Massachusetts. Just to be clear, I wasn’t exactly looking to …

Education

Modern languages 'at a crossroads' - new project launched today | University of Oxford

<i>Today is international languages day. But in the UK, modern languages is “at a crossroads”, according to an Oxford University professor. Katrin Kohl,</i> …

Linguistics

Ghost In The Shell Teaser Trailers: This Looks Familiar

Timed with Wednesday night’s broadcast of the <i>Mr. Robot</i> season finale, Paramount treated us to our first look at the upcoming live-action <b>Ghost in the</b> …

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …

Creativity

Russia Accuses Obama of ‘Russophobia’ Over Donald Trump Critique

MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin's government accused Barack Obama of "Russophobia" on Wednesday after he criticized Donald Trump for cozying up to Moscow.<p>Obama said Tuesday that Trump sees Putin as a "role model" — someone who "invades smaller countries, jails his opponents, controls the press and drives …

Russia

Mums behaving badly: films take aim at the myth of the perfect parent

The US box-office hit Bad Moms is the latest movie about women who rebel against the ideal of motherhood<p>There is a moment in new US comedy <i>Bad Moms</i> where Mila Kunis’s Amy finally decides she’s had enough. After a day spent running from school to work, from vet’s appointments to children’s hobbies, …

Parenting

We Teachers Have Earned Our Breaks

It's Winter Break for us teachers. That means two weeks of unadulterated vacation filled with Netflix, video games, trips, reading and lots of sleep. That also means receiving passive aggressive comments from adults who work in other fields on how lucky we are to have such a long break. If you …

Teaching

Fiction No Longer Dominating Reading Instruction, NAEP Analysis Shows

Recent national test scores showed decreases in student achievement at both the 4th and 8th grade levels.<p>Some have attempted to blame the Common Core …

6 Good Apps to Easily Create Video Collages

September 30, 2015<br>Looking for some good web tools to use to create educational video collages? The collection below has you covered. It features a …

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

The Brain

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

35 Photography Links to Blow Your Socks Off

With another terrific week behind us in the wide world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all known corners of the internet …

Photographers

Creativity on the Run: Apps That Support the Creative Process

Let’s begin by shifting emphasis from finding the right answer to creating cultures that encourage risk-taking and embrace ambiguity. Psychologist …

Hidden Gems: 20 Awesome Web Tools for Teachers

Most teachers today use technology in the classroom. Many are eager to utilize more tools to enhance their lessons and give their students more …

Some of The Best YouTube Channels for Physics and Chemistry Teachers

July 11, 2015<br>Science in general is all about understanding how the world around us functions. It investigates the laws governing the internal …

Education Technology

Some Very Good TED Ed Lessons on Writing to Share with Students

July 12, 2015<br>This week’s Ted Ed list of talks we curated for you revolves around the theme: writer’s workshop. This is basically a playlist prepared …

Education Technology

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

Immigration cage match! Geraldo Rivera and Ann Coulter throw down on “Hannity”

Coulter wishes we could “criticize” Hispanics like the Irish were “criticized” in the 19th and early 20th Century<p>On "Hannity" Thursday night, Geraldo Rivera confronted both host Sean Hannity and fellow guest Ann Coulter on the subject of immigration, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that the …

Immigration

National Geographic Travel

15 Bee-utiful Pictures Of Bees

A new book highlights the diversity of these fuzzy pollinators<p>If you read science news, you've probably heard a lot about the plight of the honey bee. These pollinators are responsible for producing a huge portion of the fruits and vegetables that we eat, including apples, berries, almonds, and …

Nature

Artist Meticulously Paints Detailed Landscapes You Can Hold in the Palm of Your Hand

Artist Dina Brodsky paints on circular pieces of plexiglass with a 2-inch circumference, creating oil paintings that are spectacularly realistic. Despite the fact that these canvases can fit into the palm of your hand, Brodsky's work is both detailed and lifelike. Each intricate leaf, distinct …

Painting

Beth Moon's Photographs of Ancient Trees Will Inspire You

In photography, you will often hear people talking about building a “meaningful” body of work. When you start to try to do that, you begin to realise …

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Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015

Technology Evolves Quickly!<p>When I started teaching in 2004, I used any/all available technology. I had an overhead projector and a CD player. Then I …

Education Technology