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5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You're Just Not in the Mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative with it, and, ultimately, get more done.<p>Procrastination affects …

Pedagogy of the Compressed: When Teachers Take on More Responsibilities

Alex Baron begins a week of guest blogging with a discussion about what he calls "the pedagogy of the compressed." When determining whether to add a …

Amazon says these will be the 25 toys every kid wants this holiday season

Amazon is helping parents stay on top of the gifts their kids will be begging for with its predictions for this year's 100 most popular holiday toys.<p>If Amazon's predictions are correct, kids will be looking for products from traditional favorites like Lego and Play-Doh, as well as gifts inspired by …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

Poor student behaviour is a national problem in England. We need to create more research-informed schools, with access to knowledge about what works<p>Many schools face a common challenge. They want to improve – grades, critical thinking, whatever – but when designing strategies that make a difference …

Teaching

In an extract from his book on bridging the gap between research and teaching practice, Carl Hendrick picks key techniques for teaching effectively<p>Research on effective learning reveals that an awful lot of what goes on in the classroom simply doesn’t matter. There are many pointless activities …

Pedagogy

Are these the 7 pillars of classroom practice?

There are two main problems with the idea that teachers should be reading research. The first is that they don’t have time to do it (see …

Ways of Being: Introduction

<b>W</b>hat educational approaches are essential to an era of post-factory production and decentralized distribution, an era that the social theorist Jodi …

The One Lesson I Remember From Jr. High

10/23/2017 · by ecasey77 · in Classroom Ideas, Guest Educators and Explorers, Main. ·<p>When someone asks me about my junior high social studies classes, I can tell them very little. I just turned 40 this year, so junior high was quite some time ago. Also, most of my social studies classes consisted …

Teaching

In the ‘homework wars,’ both sides are wrong

The homework wars have started up again.<p>Last month, the superintendent of the Marion County Public Schools in Florida announced a “no homework” …

Why Do Our High School Friends Matter So Much To Our Mental Health?

High school is terrible for pretty much everybody, even if you can get an amazing dunk mixtape out of it. And part of that is the discovery of one of the worst feelings of adulthood, the anxiety of worrying that you don’t fit in, or that the majority of people don’t care if you exist. So, a study …

What Should We Be Teaching Young Children?

Early-childhood and elementary school programs reflect a diverse set of commitments about what children ought to learn, and about how they ought to do so.<p>Some focus on academic preparation and advancement, with extra attention to reading and mathematics. Some emphasize social-emotional development …

How to go to college for free in America

Bachelor’s degrees from some universities cost more than $250,000 in their entirety. College education in America is so costly that students have begun putting their grandparents in debt. For many people, it makes sense to consider alternative routes in life. (See: Our guide to not going to …

Eight listening-research findings every teacher should be aware of and their implications for teaching and learning

As my regular readers would know, Steve Smith and I are currently in the process of writing a book on aural instruction. This has involved reviewing …

Comprehensive Review of the STAR Math Online Assessment

STAR Math is an online assessment program developed by Renaissance Learning for students in grades one through 12. The program assesses 49 sets of …

Teaching

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Teaching

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Set Yourself Up for a Successful Week With This 15-Minute Checklist | Inc.com

While an entrepreneur's workday never really ends, it's important to maintain some work/life balance and create structure. Downtime is necessary to recharge your batteries, reset priorities, and renewed focus. Here are some things you can do at the end of the workday to make the most of your …

Productivity

The Morning Routines Of 6 Successful Aussie Women

There's a lot to be said for making the most of your mornings. Why, then, is it so tempting to shrug off the 'carpe diem' attitude you swore you'd …

7 Strategies Entrepreneurs Can Use to Boost Discipline and Execute Effectively

This curated column is authored by Josiah Humphrey, Co-CEO, AppsterThe post 7 Strategies Entrepreneurs Can Use to Boost Discipline and Execute …

5 Extreme Methods I Use to Save Time in My Workday

Time is your most valuable asset, and you have to invest it wisely. Because of this, I’ve come up with five extreme ways to protect my time.View the …

18 Insights to Help You Stay Focused

One must harness the discipline and understanding that as an Entrepreneur you don’t quit when the clock strikes a certain hour, you stop when your …

Professional romance novelists can write 3,000 words a day. Here’s how they do it

Writing is not a sexy business. It’s not a rare butterfly that floats down and gently kisses you on the nose with a brilliant idea that conjures a hurricane of cash. It’s frustrating, and it’s lonely, and for most people, it doesn’t pay.<p>But one genre consistently makes it work. Romance writers who …

Creative Writing

Working on Your Side Hustle? Here Are 3 Habits to Be More Productive.

At home, the absence of a structured workplace makes it easy to get distracted. By adding structure to my weekends, I was able to become more productive.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We side hustlers know all about sacrifice. We work at full-time jobs during the week …

Why Leaders Should Rethink a Business Culture in Which Everyone Is Always 'Busy'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think about your day-to-day interactions in the workplace: Specifically, how do you react to the question, "How are things going?" We bet that, more often than not, your response is, "I'm so busy" -- or words to that effect.<p>In fact, …

Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

The studio for what is arguably the world’s most successful online course is tucked into a corner of Barb and Phil Oakley’s basement, a converted TV room that smells faintly of cat urine. (At the end of every video session, the Oakleys pin up the green fabric that serves as the backdrop so Fluffy …

8 ways to end bad habits

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But . . . it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. …

A Surprising Way to Reduce Math Stress

Researchers followed 221 undergraduate psychology students taking a challenging statistics course. At the beginning of the course, students were …

Pedagogy

Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom

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