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Tested: The Best Versatile Midlayers

Any of these four jackets could save your skin<p>Spring has me jonesing to get outside in warm weather again. But don’t let the balmy temperatures dictate your gear choices—spring days can swing from sunny and gorgeous one minute to cold and miserable the next. A good midlayer can save you from the …

Backpacking

How Colleges Are Ripping Off a Generation of Ill-Prepared Students

Earlier this month, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, aka the nation’s “report card,” was released. It’s not a pretty story.<p>Only …

College & University

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Kids

10 Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners to Add to Your Meal Plan ASAP

Slow cooker chicken dinners are a mainstay in my meal plan. While they don't require all-day cooking, they do come with the promise of minimal prep …

Cooking

What Adult Learners Really Need (Hint: It's Not Just Job Skills)

More than 2 out of 3 college students today are not coming straight out of high school. Half are financially independent from their parents, and 1 in 4 are parents themselves.<p>David Scobey says that, as an American studies and history professor at the University of Michigan for decades, he was …

Education

What Really Happens When You Put Cops in Public Schools

The practice may make parents feel better. But it also criminalizes kids—mostly black and brown people—for offenses that would have landed them in detention just a generation ago.<p>One of the most controversial policies Donald Trump has tried to push after the school shooting in Florida is arming …

Stop blaming teachers; start improving teaching instead

Image: Shutterstock<p>Shyamala does not have much to do at home after her two children have grown up, so she takes up teaching at the neighborhood …

I Did Intermittent Fasting For 1 Year and This Is How It Transformed My Body

Ever since having my second child, I've been holding onto a few extra pounds around my waist. I know I'm not overweight by any means, but I made a decision that I was ready to change up my normal diet and workout routine to see how it would change my body and improve my current level of fitness. My …

Fitness

Flipped Teaching is NOT about making videos

I was chatting with a History teacher this week, who like most history teachers, was discussing how much content he had to get through and how some …

Pedagogy

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

<b>By Beth Holland</b>As digital devices become more common in classrooms, teachers and students are discovering that what worked in the analog world may …

Pedagogy

Why colleges must change how they teach calculus

Math departments fail too many calculus students and do not adequately prepare those they pass.<p>That is the message heard from engineering colleges …

How Georgia State University Used an Algorithm to Help Students Navigate the Road to College

As AI continues to develop, a major test of its potential will be whether it can replace human judgment in individualized, complex ways. At Georgia State University, we investigated a test case where AI assisted high school students in their transition to college, helping them to navigate the many …

College & University

The Case Against College

Last April, Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders introduced the College for All Act, which would eliminate tuition and fees at public four-year …

High School

Saxophone Altissimo Systems and Your Hidden Second Octave Key

Posted by Mike Lebrun on Jun 4, 2015 in Practice Tips, Sax<p>Learning to play in the altissimo (extreme upper) range of the saxophone requires patience, …

Independence for Lips!

If you play an instrument where you have the mouthpiece between your lips or in direct contact with both your lips, the idea that you can move bottom …

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Is Online College for You? Answer 5 Questions to Find Out

Amelia Roberts, a nurse in Washington, D.C., knew she needed to return to college for a bachelor’s degree if she wanted to win a care coordinator position at her hospital. But attending college on a campus wasn’t a practical option for her.<p>“I was in the workforce, so traveling to a class in the …

​HIIT Workout: The 3-minute hack that will help you maximize your gains | Men’s Health

“In meditation, the breath is utilized to focus the mind and calm the central nervous system, thus affecting both the physiology and psychology of the individual. If the athlete can bring that same intent into HIIT, a greater rhythm of pacing can be achieved,” says Harry Sherwood, a fitness coach …

Ankle, Knee, and Hip Mobility Checklist for the Overhead Squat

The following article comes from our exclusive media partners at BarBend.com.<p>The snatch is one of the most complex movements in strength sports, …

Team USA

These savings hacks will make you richer in 2018

This may save 2018 for you.<p>Millions of Americans make financial New Year’s resolutions every year and this year, saving more looks to be a popular …

Boston Parents Voice Concerns Over New School Start Times

BOSTON (CBS) – It was standing room only at Wednesday night’s Boston School Committee meeting.<p>Dozens of parents packed into the room to voice their …

High School
Higher Education

Fifteen ways to adapt your textbook so your students aren't bored to death

Unfortunately, teachers may only be given the textbook without any professional development or additional curriculum resources. It can be …

Teaching