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Is Burnout Inevitable in Teaching?

Burnout will become more pervasive in the years ahead as pressure mounts on teachers to produce ever-increasing outcomes.

Teaching

Three Key Questions on Measuring Learning - Educational Leadership

Knowledge goals specify what students should know—factual information (state capitals, multiplication tables), vocabulary terms, and basic concepts …

5 Problems Kids With Overprotective Parents Are Likely to Experience in Adulthood, According to Science | Inc.com

Helicopter parents are really helpful to their kids in the short-term. They act like personal concierges who assist their kids with everything from sports equipment to science fair projects. They rescue their kids when they forget their soccer cleats and they chauffeur them from one activity to the …

Parenting

This is What Will Replace K-12 Schools and Colleges

Children come into the world biologically designed to educate themselves. Their curiosity, playfulness, sociability, and willfulness were all shaped …

College & University

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt …

Mental Health

Does Apple Think We’re Clowns?

Good luck getting the most expensive iPhone ever<p>So, are you planning to line up at your local <b>Apple Store</b> Friday to buy that new $1,000 <b>iPhone X</b>?<p>It’s become an American tradition since the first iPhone launched 10 years ago, as regular as Groundhog Day: an annual cycle of iPhone lust, followed by …

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WordPress

Want To Teach Your Kids Self-Control? Ask A Cameroonian Farmer

In the 1960s, a Stanford psychologist ran an experiment to study children's self-control.<p>It's called the marshmallow test. And it's super simple.<p>Kids ages 3 to 5 choose a treat — an Oreo cookie, a pretzel stick or a marshmallow. Then researchers give the child brief instructions: You can eat the …

Parenting
Employee Engagement

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Motivation

5 social media uses we must teach in schools

Gallup conducted a poll titled “21st Century Skills and the Workplace” and found that 59% of the workforce “developed most of the skills they use in …

Education Technology

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to …

Mindfulness

Science Says You Can Boost Your Creativity and Performance With These Habits | Inc.com

The business world keeps evolving at breakneck speed as we enter into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To stay competitive, it's critical that you keep learning new skills and adapting to new technology.<p>Your biggest challenge? Keeping the pace by staying productive (which is different than staying …

Creativity

Test-approved app could kill off the graphing calculator

Math students have a love-hate relationship with the funky, expensive TI-84 graphing calculators, but thanks to a new deal, they'll soon get a free option. Starting this spring, pupils in 14 US states will be able to use the TI-like Desmos online calculator during standardized testing run by the …

What Actually Is Inflammation? This Is What a Nutritionist Wants You to Know

Inflammation is one of those health terms that simultaneously intrigues and confuses us. It's dominated health headlines of late and is said to be …

Compliance is Not the End Goal of Education

Recently, I was listening to a teacher talk about their more “traditional” view of education, and how “compliance” wasn’t a bad thing for students. …

Pedagogy

Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students

There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On …

Pedagogy

Tip: Strengthen Your Ankles

Prevent injury, perform better. Three exercises to try out.<p>Ankle position can affect gait and can sometimes be worsened in people who walk or run …

26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

The mapping product that can do everything can actually do a whole lot more.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

​4 Things I Discovered After Forcing Myself to Run Every Morning

It turns out that getting up early can have some surprising benefits.<p>Though it goes counter to the preferred doctrine, I tend to thrive on less than eight hours of sleep. I’ve been a night owl most of my existence, and usually only get five to six hours of shuteye. But I’ve never really worried …

Time I

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>― Margaret Mead</i>Our children grow up so fast. Before we know it they’re out there somewhere …

Education

10 incredibly awesome websites you never knew existed

I still remember the first time my aunt introduced Google to me, although I was a little kid I was so overwhelmed by the fact that you could search …

Web Design

Deadly tick disease makes Lyme disease look like child's play

There's an emerging tick-borne disease spreading across the US, and it has infectious disease experts sounding the alarm. The so-called Powassan virus, which the CDC reports is related to West Nile, is still very rare, with only about 75 cases reported in the past decade.<p>But it is far more …

PSA: This Google Doc scam is spreading fast and will email everyone you know

A new Google Docs phishing scam just reared its head a few hours ago, and it’s spreading like wildfire. Google appears to be taking action to stop it, but in the meantime: be super, super wary of Google Doc invites for now. If you fall for this one (and plenty of otherwise eagle-eyed people have …

Google Docs

Finally, an app to restrict kids' smartphone time that they won't hate

Samsung has a new app meant to curb how much time your kid spends glued to their smartphones. And this one might actually work.<p>The new app, called …

Writing papers and research reports the Google way

The traditional research paper has been around a long time. We all likely have a memory of sweating over one at the last minute. They’re still …

Education Technology

Mindmapping: The Most Useful Software You Don't Have | Inc.com

I can only speak for the software I use, Freeplane. Besides basic mindmapping, it has some bells and whistles but I haven't used them yet. I recommend Freeplane, though I can't compare it with alternatives since I haven't used them.<p>It's also free software that runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows.<p>How it …

Software

10 Mistakes Smart People Never Make Twice

Everybody makes mistakes—that’s a given—but we don’t always learn from them. Sometimes we make the same mistakes over and over again, fail to make any real progress, and can’t figure out why.<p><b>“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee</b><p>When we make mistakes, it …

Self-improvement