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Teenagers aren't reading enough tough books – here's why that matters

We may be living in the digital age, but reading books is still a big part of growing up. And the books that young people read – and how difficult …

How to set up a Google Classroom to train students, employees, or anyone who wants to learn

Google Classrooms is an easy way to create an online educational environment. Jack Wallen shows you how to create your first class so you can begin …

The Way That Students Learn Today Is Wrong

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How To Turn Your Accent Into A Public-Speaking Asset

Your accent can make you a distinct, powerful speaker if you know what to do with it.<p>When I first began coaching executives nearly 40 years ago, I was surprised–as a Canadian–to find that so many leaders from the American South worried about their accents. Later, I had the chance to see former …

How to Write a Summary, Analysis, and Response Essay Paper With Examples

How to Write a Summary, Analysis, and Response Essay Paper With Examples<p>Updated on May 17, 2017<p>Steps in Writing<p>These are the steps to writing a great …

Simplify Your Writing - Avoid These 44 Overused Words & Phrases

Writing simply and clearly is essential in business, or any, writing. We write sentences to convey messages. If we want to communicate, we need to …

Creative Writing

Things you were taught at school that are wrong

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with "And" or "But"?<p>What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are …

Linguistics

Think you can spell? Take our quiz on the 20 most commonly misspelled words and prove it

<b>Spelling is a tricky business, especially as there are so many rules with inconsistencies in the English language. 20 of the most commonly misspelled</b> …

Improve Your Craft With These Point of View Writing Exercises

Learn How to Practice Point of View Writing Exercises<p>Work on Craft and Technique<p>Updated August 28, 2017<p>No matter what stage you're at with your …

Creative Writing

5 terrible writing habits to avoid

I have a theory: The more disciplined the writer, the easier it is to make a living as one.<p>It seems obvious, but it took me several years of filing …

15 Grammar Tips to Make You Smarter, From the World's Coolest Word Nerd | Inc.com

Does this sentence need another comma?<p>What's the difference between emoticons and emoji?<p>How do I make product names (like the iPhone 7 or 6s) plural?<p>That's a sample of questions that Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, answers on a weekly basis.<p>Fogarty is the founder and managing director of Quick …

Linguistics

How to Exercise Your Brain for Better Thinking Skills

Not so very long ago, scientists and doctors believed that the number of neurons, cells, and pathways that were present in our brains at birth were …

Humanity

Here’s What Your Handwriting Says About You

The way you dot your "i's" and cross your "t's" could reveal more than 5,000 different personality traits.<p>You'd be surprised to see what your …

Word For Word – Use The ‘Overwriting’ Technique To Turn Your Pupils Into More Confident Writers

<p><strong>Writing is a complicated process. There are so many different aspects for a child to think about – the content, the structure of the text, …

Gregg Popovich has a brilliant philosophy on handling players, and it exemplifies the Spurs' unprecedented run of success

On those occasions, it's easy to see why he could be the greatest coach the NBA has seen, whether he's describing how he handles failure, how to build the perfect organization, or how he chooses a player that will fit the team.<p>FIBA recently uploaded a video of Popovich speaking at a coaching …

Anthony Davis will be Ruled out for the Rest of the Season

Earlier this afternoon, the New Orleans Pelicans officially announced that forward Anthony Davis will be ruled out for the rest of the season. He’s …

How to improve your vocabulary: 6 tips for language learners

1. Gather a list of cognates.<p>In linguistics, a cognate is a word that is very similar to another. There are hundreds of cognates shared by English …

12 Top Tips For Writing Catchy Blog Post Headlines

Before the reader can see what your blog looks like, they will first take a look at your headline. If it sounds boring, the odds are that the reader …

The 50 most elite boarding schools in America

Attending an elite boarding school sets students up for lifelong success. It can open doors to prominent colleges, place students in a powerful alumni network, provide a top-notch education, and create lifelong friends.<p>Prestige is derived from more than just strong academics, though, so to …

Improve Your Writing With Contrast and Concession

Pop-out player<p>For VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar.<p>Today we are going to talk about words that connect opposing ideas.<p>We call these …

Critical Thinking iPad Apps

Apps to teach critical thinking. | Use Your Brainz EDU, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments, Digital Mysteries: China Population, Digital Mysteries: …

Critical Thinking

QUIZ: Do you make the most common English language errors?

A linguist has pointed out the most common mistakes we make while using the English language - do you make them?<p>A linguist from Harvard University has created a list of the words we misuse the most.<p>In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker …

The 51 most commonly misused words and phrases - do you get these wrong?

A linguist has pointed out the most common mistakes we make while using the English language<p>It's surprising how many mistakes people make when they use the English language.<p>A linguist from Harvard University is here to help - he has created a list of the words we misuse the most.<p>In his latest book, …

Linguistics

Student gets top marks for 'perfect' answer to critical thinking question

You don’t always get what you want in life<p>A young student with a strong sense of realism has won plaudits online for a brilliant answer to a question on critical thinking.<p>“Suppose you want to build a house on this land and still protect its natural resources. What could you do? How would it protect …

249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

<b>249 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are …

Teaching Our Kids Critical Thinking

Parents should equip their children to develop and practice intellectual virtue, because this is necessary for true human flourishing. But what is intellectual virtue? An intellectual virtue is an excellence of the mind. It is an intellectual character trait that enables one to reason well for the …

Why You Should Definitely Be Watching TV for Language Learning

Have you ever spent an entire Sunday binge-watching your favorite Netflix shows, only to end the day feeling like a useless lump? Now imagine if you …

Binge-Watching