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Teachers 'wasting time on marking in coloured pens'

<b>Teachers are spending too much time over-marking pupils' homework, Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb has said.</b><p>He told MPs that marking in different-coloured pens, and giving feedback in exercise books, had never been a government or an Ofsted requirement.<p>He told the Education Committee that the …

Teaching

Watch the new, shockingly dark short Borrowed Time from two Pixar animators (VIDEO).

Pixar’s existential ruminations tend to be just light enough to appeal to a younger audience, from the crotchety wit of <i>Up</i> to the buoyant wonder of <i>Toy</i> …

Animation

What Do Women Really Want?

New from the "Love Lab" comes the book that I have been struggling to write for the past decade. This masterwork finally tells the story of what women want in a man, and how important men are in the fate of their relationships with women. Let me say upfront that this book is written for men in …

Immune System

7 Books to Read This October

In love with Shakespeare, what chefs ink, what writers think, and more...<p><b>This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue of ELLE.</b><p>The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky<p>If you want to fall in love with a book almost at first sight (i.e., paragraph four)—"I had opted to leave [Haverford] before the …

School Replaces Detention With Meditation And Kids Are Thriving

Robert W. Coleman School replaces detention with meditation to help elementary students<p>A school run by some pretty smart folks in Baltimore has …

Mindfulness

Teachers Need to Be Smart about Smartphones

We must begin teaching young people how to use IT in a positive manner which will not only aid their learning process, but also teach them how to use …

What We Can Learn from the School That Replaced Detention With Meditation

There was not a single suspension last year!<p>My daughter got a detention in middle school last year for taking too much time ambling back from the bathroom in the middle of class. As a result, she spent a good part of the next day sitting in an empty room, bored out of her mind, getiing angrier and …

Put Teacher Salaries in Proper Perspective

Something is terribly wrong when teachers have to moonlight to pay their rent or their mortgages.

Education

15 Years Later, We Remember — Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About 9/11

We parents remember it like a vivid nightmare. Our children, though, were not yet born. How can they comprehend? What will we say to them? And, …

7 Fights Couples Tend To Have Right Before A Breakup

No two breakup are exactly alike ― but the fights couples have along the road to splitting up tend to be remarkably similar.<p>Below, marriage therapists share seven fights couples usually have right before they call it quits.<p>1. The “I feel like we’re roommates” fight<p>Most marriages can’t survive on …

New York City

How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet

<b>They’re turning the web into a cesspool of aggression and violence. What watching them is doing to the rest of us may be even worse</b><p>This story is not …

Down with classroom icebreakers: Can we all just start teaching instead?

Teachers waste an incredible amount of instruction time every year on these awkward and pointless exercises<p>If you’re reading this it’s probably too late. There’s a good chance the teacher of a child you love has already squandered a non-trivial amount of instruction time by prodding a roomful of …

Teaching

These cartoons hilariously describe the double standards women face at work every day

We’re all aware of the sexist standards most women must face at work. However, that’s a hard pill for some people to swallow. Writer and comedienne …

As Child Genius shows, being gifted is nurture, not nature. So let's hear it for pushy parents

Much to his surprise, my son attends one of the best grammar schools in the country. This is a boy who was resoundingly average at primary school. The teachers accepted this as his natural position, but my husband and I didn’t. When Oscar gloomily told his father that he was in the middle maths …

Henri Matisse

24 Teachers Share the Most Ridiculous Things Parents Have Ever Said to Them

Afsharian's House by ReNa Design has a huge vertical slice in its facade

An angular white-walled gash creates a cavernous entrance for this house in the Iranian city of Kermanshah by ReNa Design (+ slideshow).<p>As one of the …

Living Rooms
Teaching

5 Things Not to Say to Your Child About Homework

Use these small tweaks to inspire rather than incite your child when it comes to homework.<p>If you've got a child who's frustrated by homework, it can be tough to stay calm, cool, and collected. Though we may want to throw our hands in the air and walk away, threaten our child with bad grades if he …

Teaching

These Breathtaking Shots Will Make You Appreciate the Night Sky Like Never Before

Russian landscape photographer Daniel Kordan travels around the world and captures the most breathtaking shots of the planet's natural wonders. You might also recognize his work in Apple products, like the background photo in OS X Yosemite.<p>Our favorites by far, however, are his awe-inducing photos …

Products for Cat Peeing Outside the Box and Other Behavior Problems Due to Anxiety

<b>DOES YOUR CAT PEE OUTSIDE THE BOX?</b><p>There are easy solutions for this problem behavior. First of all there are several lines of pharamone mimicking …

Volatile America

In a flash I thought, oh God, the civil war has started.<p>Then the headlines shifted and, for the moment, "normalcy" returned. It's a Trump-sated normalcy that's anything but, of course, and the most recent heavily reported violence (at least as I write these words) -- the killing of three police …

Law Enforcement

Read Early Excerpts From Donald Trump's Speech at the Republican National Convention

Donald Trump will accept the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.<p>Below are excerpts …

Donald Trump

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

Teachers are thanking Melania Trump

<b>Teachers and academics in the UK and the US have taken to Twitter to thank Donald Trump's wife for providing the perfect material to teach their students what plagiarism is and why it is wrong.</b><p>Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention has notable similarities with a speech given …

Donald Trump

Find True Love With These 36 Scientifically Proven Questions

One famous study found that these 36 questions, arranged in a certain way, were scientifically proven to accelerate intimacy, closeness, and love in …

How 5 Minutes of Daily Meditation Enhanced My Life

Last year I experienced a major turning point in my life when my coach asked if I was up for a mindfulness experiment. She asked when I felt most at …

Meditation

Your Muscles Will Be on Fire After This 16-Minute Yoga Sequence

Sure, yoga is calming, but it will also give you strong, lean, and amazingly toned muscles. Here's a 16-minute yoga sequence designed to target the entire body, and if you commit to it three times a week, you'll notice a difference in how your muscles look and feel. This is a great yoga sequence …

If You Liked Gone Girl, You'll Love These Suspense Thrillers

For a long time, it seemed like maybe Liane Moriarty and Stephen King had cornered the modern market on the suspense-fiction genre. But no more: …

Books