Brandi Kinsey

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Refuse to Be a Boring Teacher: 15 Ways to Have More Fun

We’ve all had that teacher–the one who speaks in a monotone voice and reads aloud from the textbook. And we’ve all had the opportunity to <i>not be</i> that …

Teaching

One sensible teaching idea that helps readers improve

The most sensible idea for helping readers improve is also the most powerful.<p><b>Acclaimed researcher Richard Allington</b> has shown that, like anything …

Teaching

When Schools Overlook Introverts

As the focus on group work and collaboration increases, classrooms are neglecting the needs of students who work better in quiet settings.<p>When Susan Cain published <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking</i> nearly four years ago, it was immediately met with acclaim. The book …

High School

Banned Books

<i>Are you reading something you shouldn’t? Says who? A new photo series by photojournalist Kimberly Butler reveals how to see these #BannedBooks in a new light.</i><p>The genesis of an idea. As this project started to take shape, people began asking, “How did you come up with this idea?” I never really gave …

Literature

Emma Watson Used Hard-Hitting Numbers to Explain How Sexism Works In Hollywood

D Dipasupil—Getty Images for Extra<p>Loic Venance—AFP/Getty Images<p>Anthony Harvey—Getty Images<p>Joe Scarnici—Getty Images<p>Jason Kempin—Getty …

Feminism

Teaching was my dream job, until I discovered the reality

I was sure I wanted to be a teacher, but my experience as a classroom assistant made me think twice<p>A government advisor was recently reported as warning that a critical shortage of teachers means children will be taught fewer subjects in larger classes by less qualified people. As a recent …

Education

5 Daily Practices That Can Transform Your Life

Have you ever wanted to make an internal transformation but felt stuck in the process? The best part is when your friends give you the "easier said than done" advice such as <i>"just think happy thoughts"</i> or <i>"you just have to know you are good enough,"</i> and you're left thinking <i>"if it were so easy to do</i> …