Eleisha Nelson

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<b>By Gayle Allen</b><p>Earlier, I wrote about four activities teachers and school leaders can use to jump-start creative problem-solving in teams. Given the …

Teaching

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At a time when public libraries are starting to offer everything from community gardening plots to opportunities to check out humans for …

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Books & Programs to Improve Elementary Math | Math Reads

Kindergarten<p>Award-winning contemporary and classic books included in <i>Math Reads</i> address the range of math content at each grade level and support …

The Benefits of Helping Preschoolers Understand and Discuss Their Emotions

Emotional literacy at an early age can make a big difference in a person's life. Here are some steps for helping adults and young children understand …

Emotional Intelligence

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Chris Davis, Powerful Learning Practice LLC<p>By Shelley Wright<p>I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong.<p>I know this statement sounds heretical in …

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15 Things Ambitious Girls Do A Little Bit Differently When They’re Dating

<b>1.</b> <b>T</b><b>heir relationship will not take up 100% of their life, but they will put 100% into their relationship.</b> It’s important to ambitious girls to have …

Three Games About Viruses That Teach Interconnectedness

Games can help students understand how diseases spread and how people work together in a connected world.<br>[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my …

Public Health

Friend gift ideas - girl friends

Our best friends are there for us no matter what comes our way in life and there is truly NOTHING like being able to call up your girls when you’re …

Relationships

Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

This leads to a conversation about the nature of happiness. Students argue that happiness lacks a universal definition. One student shares, …

Pedagogy

Playworks - Playworks helps kids to stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

Updates<p>January 31, 2018<p>Playworks Northern California is teaming up with Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Play Rugby USA, and USA Rugby Academy powered by …

Emotional Intelligence

Reconnecting Adults With Playful Learning

K-12 education has historically been designed around core academic subjects like math and English, with play as a secondary activity that's …

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When Sam Levin was a junior at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, Mass., he realized that two things were in short supply at …

Education

Key Lime Pound Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing…omg!

• 4 sticks butter, that’s 1 pound, room temperature<br>• 3 cups sugar<br>• 6 large eggs, room temperature<br>• 4 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1/2 cup fresh key lime juice<br>• 1/4 …

8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

Certain widely-shared myths and lies about education are destructive for all of us as educators, and destructive for our educational institutions. …

Children today are suffering a severe deficit of play – Peter Gray

When I was a child in the 1950s, my friends and I had two educations. We had school (which was not the big deal it is today), and we also had what I …

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p><b>A</b> trio of boys tramps along <b></b>the length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend

One thing becomes apparent after the honeymoon of a newly-launched career is over: Your employer—whether it’s a scrappy startup or a massive …

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<b>By Jonathan Wai</b><p>At 16, Albert Einstein wrote his first scientific paper titled “The Investigation of the State of Aether in Magnetic Fields.” This was …

Here’s Where You Should Live Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

It can be argued that cities, like people, all hold distinctive personalities. To find which one best matches your own personality, take the …

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The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row …

7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have!

Great ideas! Unfortunately many seem to be for elementary classes. I'd like to try a few in my high school class (of 30 not 20!) but would love some …

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Over the past few years, while working on my forthcoming book <i>Brilliant</i>, I’ve been watching and taking note as a new conceptualization of intelligence …

The Nuts and Bolts of Explicit Modeling

Although many other methods of teaching are noteworthy -- such as case study, problem-based learning, and simulation -- many scholars agree that …

The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes …

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An infographic can hardly contain enough space to tackle the big, hairy challenges of American education. But the non-profit, Digital Promise, has …

13 Incredibly Creative Sculptures That Break The Mold

Hippo Sculptures<p>These half-hippos give the illusion that passersby are walking on top of a pond. It's sure to brighten your day.<p>Monument Of An …

Art

Interactive Notebook for Test Prep Vocabulary

Did you know that researchers estimate 85% of achievement test scores are based on the vocabulary of the standards? Now that right there is a crazy …

Teaching