Ben Darr

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Learn the Basics of the C Programming Language With This Free PDF 

C is one of many programming languages that are useful to learn as a beginner. MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi magazine, put together a book that …

Raspberry Pi

The secret to raising creative kids is easier than you think

From books, arts, and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But what would happen if children were just left to be bored from time to time? How would it affect their development?<p>I began to think about boredom and …

Spanx founder Sara Blakely learned an important lesson about failure from her dad — now she's passing it on to her 4 kids

From a young age, Spanx founder Sara Blakely was encouraged to take risks.<p>In a Business Insider video, Blakely said her dad used to invite her and her brother to share their failures at the dinner table. Instead of being disappointed or upset, he would celebrate their efforts.<p>"What it did was …

Sara Blakely

The key life skills parents should be teaching their children

By Sarah Hamaker<p>Over a Thanksgiving dinner our family hosted last fall with four international students from George Mason University, a female graduate student from Peru recounted her experiences as a resident assistant in a freshman dorm. “I had students coming to me with no idea how to do …

“Hands-Off” Teaching: Conversation as Pedagogy in Library Instruction

“Knowledge creation is a conversation.”<br>— R. David Lankes<p>“I celebrate teaching that enables transgressions — a movement against and beyond boundaries. …

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 …

Should We Do More Writing in Math Class?

Math teacher Michelle Russell has been exploring the idea that asking students to write more might help them better understand and retain math …

Online Learning Websites and Tools for Kids

AngelaNow that school is back in session, do you find yourself searching the web for online homework help? I do. In fact, “3rd grade common core …

How You Can Educate Your Kids About Finances

In an effort prepare the next generation to make better personal finance decisions, schools are starting to address financial education in their …

Personal Finance

8 Ways Extremely Busy People Can Keep Learning

Small bits of knowledge add up to much greater wisdom. And, yes, you do have enough time.<p>As my fellow Inc.com columnist Michael Simmons has pointed out, all incredibly successful people share one common trait: They're constantly learning.<p>Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and …

[Premium] Math Journal Club: Strategic Instruction for Fractions

This past week, researchers published an interesting study that suggested that students should receive explicit instructions about why certain …

7 Brain Hacks That Will Make You a Lot Smarter

To stay ahead in life, you need to be a constant learner. These hacks will help you pull it off.<p>Our world is evolving quicker than ever.<p>To stay competitive in business and ahead of the game, it's increasingly important to continually learn new skills and information. That's why mega-moguls like …

Finland's Laid-Back Approach To Education Is Totally Working

When it comes to education, the Finnish know what they’re doing. The Scandinavian country has one of the top education systems in the world, and this …

Simple Way to Teach Kids to Stop Interrupting {Montessori Monday}

It’s hard to even think when you’re on the phone or trying to get something accomplished and kids are talking to you or screaming for your attention. …

Weekend homeschool links

<i>The first taste of fall!</i>This just in: The <b>Kindle version of Give Your Child the World is only $2.99</b> today!Weekend homeschool links:• With {a simple …

Let children learn how to play before formal lessons | Letters

The results of the latest phonics tests for year 2 children (Four out of five year one pupils pass phonics test, 30 September) demonstrates the folly of teaching young children to read and write before either their fine motor skills are ready, or a wide exposure to language in the form of stories, …

How to write emotions and feelings

<b>Another very welcome re-blog from Roz Morris :-)</b>Nail Your NovelI’ve had a request from EJ Runyon (who you might recognise as an Undercover Soundtrack …

These 6 Free Online Programs to Help You Totally Change Careers

You know how the old saying goes: Never stop learning. And thanks to advances in technology, gaining access to education is easier (and cheaper!) than ever. Another perk to free online education? Getting one step closer to making your career goals even more of a reality. So whether you’re ready to …

Ease into "Deliberate Learning" with the Five Hour Rule

Deliberate learning, when you set aside time and effort specifically to learn, helps you make progress mastering a new skill because you’ve dedicated …

Tips and Tricks of Conditionals (Infograph)

<b>Do You Need help with a Learning Difficulty?</b><p>Our simple online analysis will help you get to the core of the problem and find the right solution for …

Classroom Lessons in Art & Science

We partner with the <b>de Young</b> each year to provide professional development for Bay Area educators that integrates the thinking skills of artists and …

7 Fun Ways to Improve Your Memory (Infograph)

<b>Do You Need help with a Learning Difficulty?</b><p>Our simple online analysis will help you get to the core of the problem and find the right solution for …

Some Ideas for Channeling High Energy Needs Into Better Learning Opportunities

I have the honor of teaching an incredible bunch of very energetic kids this year. Their kinesthetic energy level is high throughout the day, couple …

Marzano’s 9 Instructional Strategies (Infographic)

<b>Do You Need help with a Learning Difficulty?</b><p>Our simple online analysis will help you get to the core of the problem and find the right solution for …

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Why Am I Seeing This?<p>A 404 error means that the requested file cannot be found. This can be due to an incorrect URL, a misnamed file, an improper …