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Four Scientifically Proven Habits Of Powerful Presenters

There’s no shortage of speaking tips out there, but scientists are now figuring out how best to combine them.<p>What makes someone a great presenter? Why do some speakers seem to effortlessly captivate their audiences, while others struggle just to keep them awake? It turns out that scientists have …

Student charged after sharing nude photos of teacher

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A high school student who went through his teacher's cellphone, found a nude picture of her and posted it online has been charged with a computer crime and voyeurism, authorities said Friday.<p>Union Public Safety Department Chief Sam White said the student, who is being …

Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and …

Red spaghetti straps kept a girl out of school and now there's a review of L.A.'s dress codes

About 160 schools in L.A. Unified's central area will be asked to reexamine their dress codes to make sure students are not missing class time because of their clothes.<p>Roberto Martinez, the district's central area superintendent, is leading the charge after questions raised about an October …

Clothing

Kids don't like physics and maths: study finds out why

Britain will face a shortage of engineers, scientists and mathematicians within the next few years unless more pupils are encouraged to take up the subjects at school<p>Young people are dropping technical subjects such as maths and physics at A-Level because of outdated career advice and pressure to …

We Need to Rewrite the Textbook on How to Teach Teachers

A report from the National Council on Teacher Quality has found teacher-training textbooks aren't based in evidence.<br>Read More

Textbooks

The Best Free Online Courses for Professionals | Inc.com

It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll be ready to take your career into your own …

Northwestern University

Duolingo Founder On Why Online Lectures Are Not The Future Of Education

<i>These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answers by Luis Von Ahn, Co-Founder and CEO of Duolingo and reCAPTCHA, computer science professor at CMU, on Quora.</b><p>Q: What do you think of MOOCs? Are …

Ohio Planned Parenthood Clinics Disposed of Fetuses in Landfills, Probe Finds

An Ohio investigation of Planned Parenthood practices in the state found that aborted fetuses from clinics there were disposed of in landfills, in …

LA schools hit back at a teacher who's suing the district for $1 billion with some shocking allegations of their own

The 61-year-old teacher was forced out of the classroom and sent to a place he called "teacher jail" after he supposedly made a joke about nudity, according to the complaint. (Esquith says he simply read his students a Mark Twain passage.)<p>This week, LAUSD — which previously only spoke generally of …

8 Proven Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

April's mother was in drug rehabilitation and her father was in jail. Her eyes looked to the ground and she rarely uttered a word. At the time, I was a sophomore in college and was serving as April's mentor, but I feared that we might never develop a close relationship.<p>We struggled through our …

What I Learned Teaching Black Students

When I graduated from college I knew two things, my husband and I were moving to Atlanta, and I was going to work in the inner city. I had taken my mandatory multi-cultural education class, and taken an elective intercultural communication class. I prided myself on how much I thought I knew about …

Here Is An Excellent Google Drive Tool for Creating Rubrics

October 31, 2015 <br>OrangeSlice:Teacher Rubric is an interesting Google Docs add-on to use for creating rubric selections and converting the Analysis or …

Education Technology

Babies can give you hope, happiness and purpose

My son helped me cope with bad news and stopped me from wallowing in self-pity<p>New parents are boring. To paraphrase my fifth-favourite internet commenter go-to line, new parents all think they’re the first people ever to have children. But that happens for a perfectly good reason. Parenting is …

Parenting

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

The Worst Cities For Black Americans

All are in the Midwest.<p>Last year, unarmed teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The incident drew attention to racially charged police brutality, and sparked outrage nationwide. Fatal police shootings involving black citizens, however, are …

More than 50% of teachers in England 'plan to quit in next two years'

<b>More than half of teachers in England (53%) are thinking of quitting in the next two years, a survey has suggested.</b><p>The survey, conducted by the National Union of Teachers, found 61% of those wanting to leave blamed workload and 57% desired a better work/life balance.<p>Two thirds of the 1,020 primary …

Education

Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …

Psychology

America's richest (and poorest) school districts

Many factors determine the quality of education in a particular state, including federal, state, and local funding levels, the curriculum, and teacher and staff quality. A district's wealth, however, is often a very good indicator of how well the area's students are likely to perform.<p>In San …

Demographics

The Poverty Line -- A False Target

Growing up in poor neighborhoods and then running social service programs for 20 years, I heard countless stories about millions of people living in poverty. The percent of those in poverty never seems to change much, hovering around 15 percent, or more, of our population. The poor are depicted as …

The Fictions Surrounding ADHD and the "Chemical Imbalance" Theory of Mental Illness

By Cortland Pffefer (with Irwin Ozborne)<p>Contributing writers for Wake Up World<p><i>The belief that increasing dopamine levels will alleviate ADHD symptoms</i> …

This is what the most expensive house for sale in America looks like

Looking for a place by the beach? Briar Patch, an 11-acre estate in East Hampton, is on the market for $140 million. First listed last year, it is …

Wondering at what age you can safely let a child play with a tablet? Well, keep wondering

NEW YORK — In an episode of ABC’s popular sitcom <i>Modern Family</i>, Gloria, the fiery Colombian trophy wife, is fumbling with a smart phone while shouting …

As Students Go Back to School, Shortage of Teachers Causes Concern

It’s that time of the year again when thousands of kids across the country prepare to end their summer break and head back to school.<p>But will there be enough teachers to educate them?<p>Maybe not in Dekalb County, just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where there are 130 vacancies for full-time …

Education

A Glimpse Inside an OCD Mind

It took the world's fourth most powerful super computer 40 minutes to model a single second of human brain activity. I frequently imagine computers to have vast intellectual processing abilities, but really, each human brain is a more powerful processor than even the most advanced computers. The …

“People know next to nothing about Reconstruction”: The pernicious Civil War revisionism poisoning American history students

<b>(AP/David Goldman)</b><p>“Reconstruction” author Eric Foner talks Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and what’s become of the GOP<p>Eric Foner<p>August 20, 2015 9:48pm (UTC)<p>The new issue of <i>Jacobin</i>, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Union victory and emancipation, is out now. Subscribe today to get a copy …

An 'artificial leaf' could one day power the world with clean energy

The race is on to find a new way to power the world free from polluting fossil fuels, and a group of Australian scientists think they've found an …

The real parenting lessons of the 'Child Predator Social Experiment'

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is probably nothing that freaks out a parent more than the fear of their child being lured away by a stranger, which is why we, as parents, constantly talk about stranger-danger with our little ones.<p>But are we keeping the conversation going with our tweens and teens when the virtual …

Social Media

10 Expert Tips You Didn't Know About Getting Your Teenager To Open Up

“The days are long but the years are short.”<p>Whoever said it first deserves a high five because -- yep -- that sums parenting up in a nutshell.<p>And the days are particularly long in the beginning; while the years are particularly short once your “child” approaches adulthood -- otherwise known as the …