Emily Nester

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I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde perennially tanned travel photographer seems to spend more …

Italy

Is using a fidget spinner for timed math problems helpful or harmful? People are really talking about this.

As fidget spinners have become ubiquitous at schools this year, many places have banned them while others have decided to try to use them for educational purposes. Exactly how?<p>One example is giving students math problems to solve for as long as the spinner keeps moving. That seems simple enough, …

Yes, what you learned in math class adds up to winning in real life

Research shows students mastering math skills make better health and finance decisions.<p>It all adds up.<p>Who didn’t roll their eyes in math class, …

Ohio State University

Homework should be limited to 60 minutes a night for best results

The small gains made by pupils who did 100 minutes of homework each night were not worth the extra effort, said educational researchers<p>It is what teenagers have suspected all along. Too much homework is just not beneficial.<p>Although teachers and parents might think that extra learning helps …

Drop algebra requirement for non-STEM majors, California community colleges chief says

The chancellor of the California Community Colleges system says intermediate algebra should no longer be required to earn an associate degree — unless students are in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math.<p>Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, who heads the nation's largest community …

Proof that you can earn a Ph.D. without mastering high school algebra

So, community college administrators are finally coming to their senses regarding the need for passing intermediate algebra to graduate. ("The politics of math: Is algebra necessary to obtain a college degree?" June 30)<p>Of all the college-prep classes I took in high school, algebra and geometry …

Mathematics

How Teacher Prep Programs Can Help Teachers Teach Math Conceptually

In a new study, researchers broke down the four instructional practices to teach mathematics conceptually—and studied the implications for teacher …

All Homework is Not Equal: Why We Need to Rethink the Value of Homework in Middle School & High School

TLDR: We need to redefine homework in order to make it more effective for middle and high school students. By substituting homework as punishment, …

How Instagram Can Help You Study

The studygram community tells us how Instagram made them love homework.<p><i>This article originally appeared in VICE Canada</i><p>Homework sucks and studying for tests is impossible! Nevermind the time and labour that feels so hard to carve out of a social high school calendar. The hurdles you have to overcome …

Why this superintendent is banning homework — and asking kids to read instead

Elementary school students in one Florida school district are going to find a welcome new — but controversial — policy when they return to school for the 2017-2018 school year next month: no traditional homework.<p>They are being asked to do one thing to help them academically: Read for 20 minutes a …

Teaching

Science: Doodling Has Real Benefits For The Brain

Doodling, coloring, and free-drawing increase blood flow to the parts of the brain associated with reward.<p>Many creative people know that making art is its own reward. Now science corroborates it. A new study from Drexel University shows that the process of making art stimulates the area of the …

Doodling

Avoid the Crowds at These Famed Destinations

Popular destinations are popular for good reason, but what about people who want to enjoy a great locale while encountering fewer crowds?<p>Or how about …

So This Is How a London It Girl Does Europe

Hotel heiress, It girl, and budding hospitality pro are just some of the buzzwords used to describe 27-year-old actress Alessandra Balazs. The …

European Travel

19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

Check out the Islamic architecture and mozaic tiles at this Azerbaijan spot.Shutterstock/Hasanov Jeyhun<p>As the summer holidays draw near, it's time to …

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

New Zealand

The 10 American Resorts You Won't Want to Leave

There's plenty to be said for getting out and exploring a city while on vacation but sometimes relaxation, and having a span of unscheduled, …

Ziplining

Snorkeling Spots for Your Next Charter

Four favorites for your next charter <i>By Zuzana Prochazka</i><p>I am a snorkeling snob, having been fortunate enough to swim in waters around the globe, …

British Virgin Islands

The Best Secret Beaches in Hawaii

Hawaii has more than 750 miles of coastline, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. When a state is made up of seven populated …

Beaches

The Top 10 Places to Visit on Your Own, According to Airbnb

Here's where to go for an adventure of a lifetime.<p>The amount of people choosing to travel the world by themselves has steadily grown over the past few years.<p>Last year, a survey by BookYogaRetreats.com found that more than half of respondents (51%) said they will be heading off on their next holiday …