Dennis Schardt

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What Does it Mean to Be 'Educated' in the 21st Century?

12 years of cursory primary and secondary education that covers a breadth of knowledge spanning history, literature, assorted maths, language, …

Mindfulness Training Changes Teacher Behavior in the Classroom

Any parent knows that teaching is hard work. It’s not just about trying to get across a certain subset of information through fun, interactive …

Let Teachers Design Better Ways to Use School Time

In the past three years, more than a million students have experienced Expanded Learning Time (ELT) initiatives granting at least 30 additional minutes per day (and/or 10 days per year) at school.<p>Where ELT is being implemented thoughtfully, there is outstanding potential to improve student …

'We should recognise that good teachers don’t all teach in the same way'

In my first term as a NQT, I was observed with a Year 9 class teaching about the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The children …

Teaching

10 Sushi Burgers That Are a Foodie’s Dream Come True

Be honest — sushi night is usually the highlight of your week. Although it’s really easy to roll your own sushi, it’s even easier to turn your favorite sushi ingredients into a burger. Sure, there are plenty of summer burger recipes you could throw on the grill for dinner, but none of them will …

An Open Letter to High School Students

While I am only one teacher voicing one humble teacher's opinion, this is a letter intended for high school students everywhere. Maybe this applies to you and maybe not. Maybe you read it and think back to your high school days and realize, "that was so me." Maybe not. Either way, read this with an …

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

How Soccer Athletes Should Approach Strength Training

Building muscle for soccer doesn't take fancy training equipment. Athletes just need to focus on quality movements and build strength that transfers …

What do you do with a ‘bad’ kid in your child’s class?

“Girls, it’s time to do your math homework. Come sit down at the table.” I called out to my kids like I had done so many afternoons and started putting out the paperwork.<p>“No!” I heard from a far corner of the living room. “My friend says homework is stupid. Math is stupid.”<p>That got my attention. My …

Parenting

5 Sandbag Exercises to Build Full-Body Strength

<i>By Nick Holt, CPT</i><p>If you've spent any time in a gym or browsing YouTube, you've probably come across sandbag training. Maybe you're wondering whether you should try sandbag training and if it's an effective way to get leaner and stronger. The answer to both of those questions is "Yes." But let's …

32 Weight Plate Exercises

How a Lincoln High teacher gets all his students to pass the AP Calculus exam

Yom, as the students call their Lincoln High calculus teacher, is at the blackboard with marker in hand.<p>He can't be stopped.<p>Left to right he works, light on his feet, flicking out triangles, stacking towers of numbers, turning Room 754 into a gallery of cave art.<p>And here's the really impressive …

A 10-Minute Treadmill Workout That Actually Works

<i>Looking for a quick, efficient treadmill workout that burns fat? Self Magazine has you covered, and then some.</i><p>There are few pieces of gym equipment more versatile and effective than a treadmill. Only problem? Most of us don't exactly love hopping onto one. That's where David Siik, celebrity trainer …

How To Be A Great Teacher, From 12 Great Teachers

Great teachers have two things in common: an exceptional level of devotion to their students, and the drive to inspire each one to learn and succeed.<p>At NPR Ed we're just about halfway through our 50 Great Teachers project.<p>We've profiled teachers at all levels, in all subjects, from all over the …

Teaching

10 at-home kettlebell workouts to improve your overall fitness

The kettlebell is an extremely versatile piece of training equipment to have at home. Kettlebells offer unique training benefits over dumbbells—the …

Exercise

'Sick outs' staged by teachers banned from striking

<b>When is a strike not a strike? And when is it a lot of people not coming into work on the same day?</b><p>Detroit, a US city in the state of Michigan where it is illegal for teachers to strike, has seen a wave of school closures, when large numbers of teachers have called in sick.<p>Last week, 88 out of …

A 6-Move Arm Workout for Weaklings

A workout for beginners.<p>Most women have toned legs and a strong core at the top of their "goals" list, but too often, they tend to be lax about …

'National crisis' looming in teaching, unions warn

<b>A "national crisis" in teacher numbers is looming, six unions representing teachers and school leaders in England and Wales have warned.</b><p>Government limits to teachers' pay and "real terms cuts" to school budgets risk undermining standards, they warn.<p>"Teachers need a pay rise," they urge, in a joint …

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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The 20-Minute Kettlebell Shred

With one kettlebell and enough room to swing it, you can get an awesome metabolic workout<p>A new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i> shows that the length of workouts doesn’t matter. The Danish researchers compared nine shorter sessions to three longer ones, and found absolutely …

20 Numbers Every Weightlifter Should Know

Our daily lives are cluttered with numerals—speed limits, bank codes, gas prices, birthdays, parole numbers, etc. But for people who exercise …

Exercise

How new tools meant to help special education students take standardized tests actually made it harder

Last spring, Julia Kim's students with disabilities at Fairmount Elementary in San Francisco were ready to take a new standardized test. They were excited that it had been built especially for them.<p>In past years, students with visual perception disorders had test questions read out loud. This time, …

What Core Skills Do Teachers Need To Be Effective?

Jasmine Bankhead went to a traditional teacher prep program in the early 2000s. She took about a year’s worth of coursework that was all pretty …

Teaching

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

5 Light-weight Exercises to Diversify Your Workout

Fitness professional Adam Rosante gives us five lightweight exercises to incorporate into your workouts.

Fitness

Six-Round Full Bodyweight Burner

Ultimate guide to kettlebell training

FrontBack<p>About this exercise<p><b>Muscles worked:</b> Full body• <b><br>Difficulty:</b> Medium• <b><br>Equipment needed:</b> Kettlebells<p><b>How to do the kettlebell swing:</b><p>Stand with feet …

Workouts

The No-Equipment Arm Workout You Can Do ANYWHERE

<b>All you need is eight minutes.</b><p><i>By Bari Lieberman</i>, SELF<p>When it comes to summer apparel (tank tops, sundresses, bikinis...), your arms are the common denominator. They're always on display, right? To keep your upper body looking ***flawless, we tapped Dara Theodore, trainer at The Fhitting Room in New …

Workouts

Your Do-Anywhere, Total-Body Workout

<i>Sneak in a workout wherever you are with these travel-friendly moves from Self.</i><p>Traveling doesn't have to wreak havoc on your regular training routine. That's why we love a "portable" WOD (workout of the day), so you can still sneak in a sweat without, well, sweating the details of where to do it …