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12 Hard Things You Need to Hear About Your Attitude

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the mind is your ultimate battleground. It’s the space where the greatest and fiercest conflict resides. …

Self-help

Why Project-Based Learning Is So Important

<b>Get ready for the hardest thing about project-based learning: explaining it.</b><p><b>Think of a traditional classroom: teacher at the front, students</b> …

Pedagogy

100 Things Everyone Should Do In London

If you're visiting London, you can't afford to miss these sights.

England

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

Google Forms is one of my favorite classroom tools. But here's the deal - most teachers aren't taking full advantage of what Google Forms has to …

Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation

"The fox leapt high to grasp the grapes, but the delicious-looking fruit remained just out of reach of his snapping jaws. After a few attempts the …

More than 100 'uncontacted' tribes exist in total isolation from global society

We are more connected today than at any time in our species' history, yet isolated pockets of people still manage to live apart from the majority of society.<p>It's impossible to know exactly how many such tribes exist. Organizations like Survival International, however, estimate that more than 100 …

Brazil

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Self-help

7 Common Acts People Don't Know Are Turning Kids Into Brats

Here's What Introverts Find so Annoying About What Extroverts Think

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from yourself.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning …

Psychology

10 psychological insights into how people interact that could affect your success in life

And over the past few decades, they've begun to solve hundreds of mysteries: How will your interviewer react if you answer a question about drugs honestly? How do you get someone who thinks differently to see your point of view?<p>Below, we've listed 10 of those incredible insights. Read on to learn …

Psychology

Secret Teacher: why can't my school just trust us to do our job?

Strict directives and endless inspections add strain to an already stressful role and rob us of any autonomy. This must stop<p>Read more from the Secret Teacher<p>When I started my career in teaching, I was encouraged to be creative and experiment. I loved that freedom and I think it helped to make me a …

Teaching

The Creative Classroom

Creativity is on our minds. That’s because it’s central, along with skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and communication, to the shift …

Teaching

A Collection of Some of The Best Websites for Teachers

January 2, 2018 Here is another of our popular visuals we published in 2017. The visual features some good educational web tools and websites to help …

Education Technology
Teaching

200 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

If you haven’t heard, universities around the world are offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses.<p>In the past six years or so, close to 800 universities have created more than 8,000 of these MOOCs. …

Online Education

When School Becomes a Game

Adam Avery<p>How can educators get students to be more engaged? Some experts say it's a matter of gamifying the learning experience.<p>Every year, the American Psychological Society talks to Americans about their mental state. In 2013, the topic was stress—and the group found that, of the teenagers who …

Startups

Storytelling As A Classroom Management Strategy

I was reading a new article in The Harvard Business Review titled Great Storytelling Connects Employees to Their Work.<p>It talks, among other things, …

Teaching

Assessing Students as They Play

These assessment tasks shouldn’t be seen as "extra work" for the teacher. They offer valuable ways to unlock the instructional power of games and …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

A totally doable, not so intimidating self-care survival guide to 2018

After an October week from hell — when allegations against Harvey Weinstein first began to unravel, Donald Trump threatened to take aid away from …

National Geographic “101 Videos” Is A Nice Series For Teachers & Students

National Geographic has a series called 101 Videos that are engaging and accessible, and cover a variety of topics.<p>Here’s how they describe</i> …

The typeface that helps dyslexics read

Designer Christian Boer had problems reading as a child because of dyslexia. Now he’s created a downloadable font that can untangle the jumbled letters that many dyslexics see.<p>Christian Boer always struggled with reading. When confronted with a page of text, the letters would twist and jumble …

Typography

10 of the most mysterious codes and ciphers in history

Whether your sending messages from behind enemy lines or hiding codes in cat memes, ciphers have been used to deliver secret messages for centuries – …

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How texting changed language

The humble SMS is 25 years old today. Even though it’s still absolutely relevant, its popularity has ebbed as a consequence of messaging apps like WhatsApp, Viber, and Facebook Messenger.<p>It’s worth reflecting on how fundamentally transformative SMS was on language. Although texting wasn’t …

Sarah Wike Loyola

Global Education<p>More than 30 exercises to keep your students engaged and learning.<p>Global Education<p>Language classes often don't focus on the aspect of …

Don’t just teach kids to code – teach them to question Facebook and Google

It’s shameful that our children are still so computer illiterate. Let’s give them the skills to take on the tech giants, and create a more democratic internet<p>Three years ago, before the Brexit dreams of renewed imperial glory and Vimto for all took wing, England took an uncharacteristically bold …

Computer Science
Education Technology

Why Smart Entrepreneurs Don't Ask For Advice, They Ask For This Instead | Inc.com

Business owners are often looking for advice on strategies, tactics, and key decisions. However, while offering straight up advice might seem like an obvious solution, in the big picture, advice-giving is not the best approach.<p>Groups like the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) have discovered the …

Self-improvement