Claire Verti

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An Apple for teacher: how tablets are changing education

"If you're writing poetry, write it. Don't type it in just because you can."<p>The classroom is changing, as new technologies dramatically alter the …

Our mandatory breast-feeding fetish: Race, class, big business and the new politics of motherhood

Some reports suggest breast-feeding’s benefits can be overstated. So why such public and moral pressure behind it?<p>Yummy Mummy is a small store in the middle of a quietly commercial block of Manhattan’s Lexington Avenue. Flanked by a dog accessory store and a beauty salon, it is surrounded by …

Baby Kissed by Pope Sees Brain Tumor Shrink, Family Says

Call it the kiss of life.<p>Joey Masciantonio vividly remembers the moment his baby daughter Gianna met Pope Francis in Philadelphia — because it almost never happened.<p>Just hours before the pope’s motorcade passed along Market Street to hundreds of thousands in downtown Philadelphia, Masciantonio was …

Immune System

A student told me I 'couldn't understand because I was a white lady.' Here's what I did

Emily E. Smith is a fifth-grade social justice and English language arts teacher at Cunningham Elementary School in Austin. She was just awarded the …

Yale, yoga and the battle over free speech on campus

In their book on treating depression and anxiety disorders, psychologists Robert Leahy, Stephen Holland and Lata McGinn list a condition they call …

Science Says One Night Of Poor Sleep Equals Six Months On A High-Fat Diet

Who would have guessed one night of bad sleep equals six months on a high-fat diet? And it all has to do with our insulin sensitivity.

Nutrition

How Eratosthenes Calculated Earth's Size Using a Well

Eratosthenes was the first person to calculate the circumference of the Earth around 240 BCE. (This was just one of his many remarkable feats.) The …

Holy Sepulchre

Scientists Unlocked 8 Efficient Ways To Weight Loss

We’re drowning in opinions about how to slim down. Your cousin thinks he’s a weight loss expert, your co-worker insists she’s a weight loss expert, …

Nutrition

7 Amazing Things Would Happen If You Eat Less Carbohydrates

Are you thinking about going on a low carbohydrate diet — but are still not quite ready to take the plunge? Giving up the breads and pastas isn’t …

Nutrition

A Baby Dies at Day Care, and a Mother Asks Why She Had to Leave Him So Soon

As he did most mornings of the 117 days of his life, the first thing Karl did that Monday morning in July was to give me a smile like sunlight. He lay in the bed for a while, between his dad and me, looking from one of us to the other, working himself up with gurgles of delight. That morning, which …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

How to talk to children about tragedy in Paris: Online resources

(<i>This post has been updated, August 2017</i>) It’s been a somber mood around here lately, as it surely been for many of you. When I first wrote this …

Build a Laptop Table for Sitting at the Couch that Converts to a Standing Desk

Standing desks are all the rage, but sometimes you just want to chill on the couch while working on your laptop. Here’s a desk that you can build …

Woodworking

What happens when you put your children ahead of Facebook

A mother has implored other parents to cut back on technology and spend more time with their families.<p>Brandie Wood's message comes after she …

Recess Is Not a Privilege

I am a high school teacher, and if there is one thing I know about education it is that modern education is steeped in research and data. Teachers collect and examine data in formative assessments (checking to see if students are learning as we go) and summative assessments (checking to see if …

This teacher learned to stop fighting cellphones in the classroom

The challenge of teaching students who use their mobile devices in class made national headlines after a violent clash between a student and a sheriff's deputy in South Carolina. The Los Angeles Unified School District prohibits "the use of cellular phones or any electronic signaling device by …

Education Technology

3 Ways Legs Up the Wall Can Benefit Teens (& Everyone).

The teen years can be a chaotic time as developmental changes in the body and mind are paired with social and academic stress.<p>A 2013 research study …

StatCache - an Arduino 'blackbox' Datalogger for Adding on Screen Display Gauges to Your Videos

Introduction: StatCache - an Arduino 'blackbox' Datalogger for Adding on Screen Display Gauges to Your Videos<p>This project includes instructions on …

The Spooky Effects of Sleep Deprivation

It's no surprise that a night without enough Zzzs can lead to a groggy morning. But bleary eyes and gaping yawns aren't the only things that can …

Relationship Goals I learned from 'The Addams Family'

At the end of <i>Addams Family Values</i>, Wednesday and her boyfriend, Baby David Krumholtz, are talking marriage in the graveyard, with Wednesday …

Some Ideas for Personalizing Learning in the Younger Grades

“Mom, you have to see this…?”Thea hands me her science project, her very first in in 1st grade, and she is so excited she has a hard time standing …

Teaching

When an Activity Becomes Clutter

I was working with a client to help him let go of his clutter. We were talking about the activities he does. He mentioned that he meditates. I asked him if he liked it, and he paused.<p>When a client pauses after a question, it's a red flag. I you had a hundred-dollar bill and I said, "Do you like …

This Happens When You Break Your Sugar Habit

You may have quit a handful of bad habits over the years—smoking, unhealthy relationships, or over-spending on clothes or coffee. However, quitting …

Immune System

4 Powerful Twitter Apps for Teachers Professional Development

October 28, 2015<br>Twitter is absolutely one of the best social media platforms where you can access, curate and share educational content with others. …

Starling – The World’s First Educational Wearable for Children

With 82% of brain development complete by age three, the number of words your child hears before the age of four is the biggest predictor of …

Wearable Tech

Famifi

Ads in Parenting Magazines Model Unsafe Practices

Many a young parent or grandparent will peruse parenting magazines for tips on raising healthy kids.<p>While these publications contain helpful …