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Five Ways to Boost Student Engagement with Flow Theory

If we want students to develop a maker mindset, we need to empower them to hit a state of creative flow. Flow Theory explains what happens when we …

Pedagogy

New Teachers: Designing Learning Environments

Learning Zones, Seating, and More<p>For advice about seating arrangements, bulletin boards, and other considerations, Todd Finley has written a helpful …

How to add, cache, search for, and delete songs from Apple's new Music app

Use iTunes Match<p>If you use iTunes Match, you can enable it on your Mac to match and upload your songs to Apple's servers; from there, you can access …

Online Life

How to download any YouTube video in seconds

YouTube changed the world, plain and simple. It made video an integral part of the Internet and it continues to give anyone and everyone a creative …

How to Build a Culture That Embraces Feedback | Inc.com

Many years ago, when I was a new manager, I received a shocking review. It wasn't positive. My team told me (via my boss) that I was a micromanager.<p>I walked away disappointed. If I had known about this problem, I could have fixed it. Instead, I (and my team) lost months of time that we could have …

What Happiness Depends On

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you …

Buddha Doodles: Every Moment of Life

About Molly Hahn<p>Molly Hahn is the creator of Buddha Doodles, whimsically illustrated reminders of the inherent happiness and wisdom that we carry …

Outbuilding of the Week: The Ultimate Writers’ Studio, Berkeley Edition

Is this the real test of a marriage? Can you work together in a 250-square-foot studio without committing homicide? “It’s actually very pleasurable …

Turntables

Garden Visit: Dan Pearson’s Old Rectory

Of all the old rectories and vicarages in the Cotswolds, the one with the garden by Dan Pearson is the standout. There is still scope for proper tea …

Landscaping

Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning

This constructivist approach, as outlined by Dennis Jonassen in his <i>8 Characteristics of Constructivist Learning</i>, values hands-on and experiential …

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30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Kids

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …