Elly Gilbert

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Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Winter 2017 Edition)

Inspired by Lit Hub’s 100 rejections per year post, my goal was to make at least 50 submissions in 2017. Since my last contest roundup, I’m at 108 …

Creative Writing

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

10 Ways We're Fostering Anxiety Rather Than Resilience in Today's Young People

We're robbing young people of the mental strength they need to stay healthy.<p>The New York Times recently published an article called, "Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?" The author, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, chronicled several teens' battle with anxiety over the …

13 questions that will change your life

When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard …

Self-improvement

The Journal Every Entrepreneur Should Be Using to Track Growth

Staying organized and tracking progress as an entrepreneur is challenging, but bullet journaling can help.<p>One of the biggest challenges of going out on your own as an entrepreneur is creating a system for efficiently managing and tracking every part of your business. It's easy to feel overwhelmed …

To Build Connection on Your Team, Skip Icebreakers and Talk About Photography

Imagine looking at a photo of a single shoe on the sidewalk, or two people embracing, or a person walking alone into a cemetery. All these images instantly ignite emotions and associations — without a written or spoken word. And because the reaction is physiological, it happens in seconds.<p>As a …

Managing Your Schedule Like a Boss: Tips the Experts Never Tell You

Time management is at the top of the short list of reasons why some people succeed and most don't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lou Gerstner, the former CEO of IBM, once said, “Never let anyone own your schedule.”<p>I don’t know about you, but I <i>love</i> that quote. It’s so …

Time Management

“We Need to let Students ‘Read, Read, Read'”

We Need to let Students ‘Read, Read, Read’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>Rita Platt, Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen, …

A Look Back: Video – “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation to Write”

<b>Later this month, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Last August, I re-started a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look</b> …

Teaching

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

Teaching

The Rules Of Getting Lean For 2017 In 17 days

Seven rules so you can follow through on that resolution

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Teaching

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success -- here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

<i>Amazon</i><p>Money isn't enough to motivate us to do good work<p>In 'Payoff,' Duke University behavioural economist Dan Ariely argues that human motivation is …

Self-improvement

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? 1 Crucial Life Skill They Need to Start Learning Young

The way boys and girls are socialized has long-term effects on their success.<p>The founder of Girls Who Code kept hearing the same story. In their first week of learning to code, the girls' screens would be blank. They said they were stuck and didn't know which code to write. Yet when the teachers …

Where the 'Bad Kids' Go to School

A 2016documentary magnifies an often ignored part of the education world.<p><i>This is the first installment in our series examining the intersections of education and entertainment in 2016. Check back for more entries on late-night comedy, a play, animated movies</i><i>, and television</i>.<p>The directors behind …

Creating with VR in the Languages classroom

2016 was supposed to be the year for VR. I was unconvinced. VR in my view was an expensive toy that had classroom potential but the cost of headsets, …

These Brain Tests Predict Which Children Might be a Danger to Society

According to researchers in New Zealand, when a child goes through a brain test at a tender age, it can be foretold whether he will succeed. If such …

The Brain

Giving The Writing Process Back to Our Students (Part 3): Revision

This is the last part of a three part blog post on how I worked to give the writing process back to my students throughout the course of our fiction …

Writing

8 Scheduling Hacks to 10X Your Productivity

Get the most out of your days with these 8 scheduling hacks.<p>Let's face it - business owners have a lot on their plates. Whether you're managing teams locally or globally, your day-to-day thoughts and activities are likely consumed by the need to accelerate the growth of your company.<p>With so much to …

Productivity