Kevin Whalen

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Successful People Don't Just Listen to What People Tell Them, They Have These 7 Critical Thinking Habits

Ever been stuck with trying to get to a solution, but not getting anywhere? If you nod affirmatively, you may be lacking in critical thinking. What …

Teaching with Graphic Novels

Modern graphic novels have emerged as effective teaching tools that help improve literacy, explain complex concepts, and get students excited about …

Graphic Novels

'No More Reading For Junk': an Interview With Barbara Marinak Linda Gambrell

'No More Reading For Junk': an Interview With Barbara Marinak & Linda Gambrell<p>Barbara Marinak and Linda Gambrell agreed to answer a few questions …

Building Multiplication Fact Fluency

OK...it is no secret that I am a HUGE Jo Boaler fan. Huge. Her work with mathematical mindsets and brain research should e required reading for …

If You Want to Build Muscle and Gain Strength, Lift Lighter Weights for More Reps

Conventional gym wisdom has long offered a basic rule of thumb for novice and intermediate weightlifters: If you want to increase muscle size, lift …

Muscle

The Supreme Contemplation

One of the best ways to prepare for death is to acknowledge that we really are going to die. We’re falling in the dark and have no idea when we’ll …

Spirituality

A Harvard Psychologist Says This Trait Matters Most: 10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

“Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy ‘Increases Student Engagement & Learning'”

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy ‘Increases Student Engagement & Learning’ is Part Two of a special project being guest-hosted by Django Paris …

How to Become Impossible to Ignore

Be Impossible to Ignore“Memory matters because it influences action.” -Carmen Simon <i>How do you stay on people’s minds?</i><i>How do you craft your message in</i> …

How Public Schools Demand Failure and Perpetuate Poverty

Insisting students remain in school is analogous to telling a battered woman to stay with her abusive husband.<p>Viewed broadly, schooling is an …

These 4 rituals will make you an expert at anything

We hear a lot about "10,000 hours" being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

7 steps to get rich, from a personal-finance classic the millionaire founder of Nasty Gal calls 'one of the best'

Before Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso reached millionaire status — she's worth an estimated $250 million— she was broke, dumpster-diving, and a frequent shoplifter.<p>She credits part of her financial revival to George S. Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon," she explains in her book, …

Personal Finance

Sheryl Sandberg Gives an Emotional Speech About Her Husband's Death at Berkeley Graduation

"Dave's death changed me in very profound ways. I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss. But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again."<p>On Saturday, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer …

Teaching Students Philosophy Will Improve Their Academic Performance, Shows Study

There are many attempts to improve student performance which result in a host of measures, ranging from misguided to inspired. Such efforts include …

Education

4 Ways to Burn Fat That Beat HIIT

Supramaximal Interval Training<p>Better Than HIIT?<p>The higher the exercise intensity, the greater the metabolic impact. (1) Case in point, a 2008 study …

Exercise

This 10-Minute Routine Is the Ultimate Mind Cleanse

Add these two little tweaks to your daily routine for much greater clarity and creativity.<p>Your subconscious mind is a whole lot more powerful than you think.<p>Not only does it take care of essential business like keeping you breathing, but quietly, in the background, your subconscious is constantly …

The Cooking Trick That Slashes the Calories in Rice by Half

You just need a smidgen of oil.<p>Whether you think rice is a friend or foe to your diet, there's one thing we can all agree on: It's delicious. Now, scientists have gone and done something incredibly cool — they figured out a new way to cook the grain that could cut its calories in half.<p>New research …

Local education inequities across U.S. revealed in new Stanford data set

Almost every school district enrolling large numbers of low-income students has an average academic performance significantly below the national …

White teachers and black teachers have different expectations for black students

Many in the education world talk about the power of expectations, expressing the belief that if adults in a school expect students to succeed, then students will rise to that expectation, and if adults expect failure -- well, that, too, can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.<p>Now a new study suggests …

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise. You’re willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal …

Small Business

Herculaneum scrolls buried by Vesuvius yield another secret: metallic ink

Latest tests on charred ancient papyri reveal the invention of metallic ink to be several centuries earlier than previously thought<p>Using the world’s largest and most sophisticated x-ray microscope, scientists have read a little deeper into one of the iconic relics of the ancient world: a library of …

The Elusive 'F Word' in Personalized Learning

Learning Strategies<p>The Elusive 'F Word' in Personalized Learning<p>By Jeff Kiderman     Mar 17, 2016<p>Related Stories<p>11 Ways Schools Can—and …

Sprints Are the Secret to Getting More Done

ANDREW NGUYEN/hbr staff<p>Most workdays aren’t terribly productive. We spend too much time on email, have too many meetings, then struggle to find the willpower and energy to focus on what’s really important.<p>Although plenty of experts have proposed systems and philosophies for getting more done at …

5 Ways to Lose Weight While You Sleep

Poor shuteye leads to weight gain. Stop the nightmare with these tips<p>Getting a poor night’s sleep doesn’t just make you cranky—it can also make you fat. Research shows logging less than 8 hours a night increases your levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which negatively affects the microbes in …

The Life Project: what makes some people happy, healthy and successful – and others not?

The factors that most affect our life chances are revealed as the first group of British babies followed in a remarkable cradle-to-grave study turns 70<p>In March 1946, scientists recorded the birth of almost every British baby born in one, cold week. They have been following thousands of them ever …

Owe

Toptal's List Of Top Free Programming Books

The Internet is mankind’s biggest repository of knowledge, information, useful (and useless: think of cat pics) digital content. Today, we will be …

Google Search

Python and Raspberry Pi in education

The Raspberry Pi Foundation's Ben Nuttall shares why the Python programming language is such a popular choice for kids, educators, and Raspberry Pi …

Raspberry Pi