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The Dark Side of Tech in the Classroom: Caveats for Implementing Tech in Schools

It’s true that technology in the classroom can be a helpful thing. There are numerous reasons to implement tech in the classroom. And, when used …

Maybe Teaching Special Ed Doesn't Have To Be So Hard

This time last year, Stephanie Johnson was miserable.<p>She was in her third year teaching special education at a junior high school in Lindon, Utah, about 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City.<p>On the outside it looked like she was doing great. Her classes ran smoothly, students loved her, parents loved …

Teaching

27 Movies Every Musical Nerd Absolutely Has To See

Hint: Basically anything starring Julie Andrews.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Want To Fix Education? First We Need To Remake Learning

For the past ten years, Gregg Behr has been executive director of The Grable Foundation, where he “manages a grant making portfolio advancing high-quality early childhood education, improved teaching and learning in public schools, and robust out-of-school time support, including digital, maker, …

Education

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

For these small towns, summer is the best (and prettiest!) time to visit.<p>You should add these to your travel plans ASAP.

How Millennial Women Feel About Hillary Clinton—and Bill's Sex Scandals

Hillary Clinton’s problems with young women just keep coming.<p>This weekend, her campaign was forced to contend with a pair of statements that have …

Government

How American tipping grew out of racism

In the US, restaurant servers work under a very different pay system than most people. Beyond a small hourly rate, their employers don’t pay their wages—customers do. Essentially, these workers have dozens of different bosses each day that individually decide how they should be compensated. And …

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Erika Christakis' new book, <i>The Importance of Being Little</i>, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple …

Kids

5 outrageous things educators can’t do because of copyright

The current patchwork of copyright exceptions for education at the member state level can lead to absurd situations for teachers that want to utilize …

Education Technology

Is Instagram Ruining Backpacker Culture?

Instagram and travel are inextricably tied. There’s just something about exotic locations that make for Insta magic. I like to imagine Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker in <i>The Social Network</i> saying, “Gazing at a weathered door frame isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Gazing at a weathered door frame <i>in</i> …

Justin Timberlake

6 Mistakes That Can Slow Your Metabolism

Nutrition

The best solo trips you can take in 2016

Now more than ever, solo travel is gaining popularity, as the travel industry has seen a steady increase in single travelers in recent years. According to a study by Visa, one in five travelers set out on their most recent vacation alone.<p>Not only do these types of trips enable travelers to meet new …

New Zealand

What White Parents Should Know About Adopting Black Children

The biggest lesson I've learned since becoming a mother is that <b>love isn't enough</b>.<p>From the moment I discovered I was pregnant, I loved my baby; that was the easy part. That immediate and natural love was enough for me to feel like a successful parent for the better part of the first two years of my …

Parenting

Bread Before Bed? David Letterman’s Doctor Explains Why It’s Best to Eat Carbs at the End of the Day - Great Ideas : People.com

If you’re going to hit the breadbasket, when is the best time of day to do it? <br>According to <b>Dr. Louis Aronne</b>, director of Weill Cornell Medicine’s …

Orgasmic design: how vibrators have become ambitious tech products

The vibrator’s long, slow march from taboo to mainstream (and maybe even cool) has been all about figuring out what exactly women want<p>Consider the humble vibrator. Invented as a medical device in the 19th century, it has gone on to become a Mad Men plot line, a Sex and the City tie-in, a celebrity …

Sex and the City

Principles of Effective Teaching

Teachers are always being offered lists of principles, axioms, tenets, precepts – the magic beans of teaching. We’re desperate to make sense of it …

Pedagogy

Mozart at 250: how to explain a 10-year-old talent for all time

Conductor Ian Page has embarked on a 27-year project to play Mozart’s music, in order, 250 years after it was written. He has reached 1766, when Mozart was 10 and his music was already breaking new ground<p>Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756‑1791) is probably the most famous composer of all time. But how …

Flute

Benefits of Learning an Instrument

In this infographic we discuss the Benefits of Learning an Instrument. In the post we discuss the science and inspiration behind our findings.

Students Can Grade Themselves When We Make It About Learning

Grading is the most arduous part of teaching, most teachers would agree. It's subjective and onerous and often diminishes the great learning that …

Dates of key Mozart symphonies are wrong, claims music scholar

Days of looking at crossed-out dates on original manuscripts with magnifying glass reveals different dates on five works from composer’s early period<p>Mozart symphonies from one of the most important periods of his composing life have been wrongly dated, a British scholar has discovered.<p>John Arthur …

Piano

10 People Who Lost 50+ Pounds Share Their Best Tips For Getting Started

The very first steps real people took to change their lives.<p><i>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the very first steps they took in their effort to lose weight, and how those steps turned into a major lifestyle transformation. Here are some of the best tips from 10 people who made</i> …

Two white girls get black dolls for Christmas and what happens next is not at all shocking

This past week, a video went viral of two young white girls being gifted with black dolls and subsequently expressing their disapproval. It has the …

Parenting

Hiroshima by John Hersey – survivors' stories carry weight of history

The New Yorker’s 1946 special report on the aftermath of the first atomic bomb attack is clear-eyed and dispassionate, and all the more powerful for that<p>Guardian Witness: which books do you love to share? Read more in our ‘A book to share’ series<p>A quiet hysteria buzzed through Hiroshima in the …

Books

5 Things We Should Teach in Our Educational System But Don't

Every time I teach my interpersonal communication class, I give an introductory lecture that starts off by asking the students, "How many of you had a communication class in grade school or high school?" I usually have maybe one or two students raise their hands. Then I ask, "And what did you learn …

Teaching

Could hipster bushes be the new beards? It's time for pubic hair to be cool again

Women have Brazilians, men have bushy beards. Where’s the hair equality in that? It’s time to ditch the depilation and embrace ‘objectionable hair’<p>At Christmas work drinks in a hip new bar, I chided my much younger colleagues for tweeting. They laughed: they were all on Tinder.<p>I was equally …

Feminism

The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

4 Ways to Become a Better Learner

The CEO sitting across from me is explaining how he and the other executives of a telecommunications firm were caught off guard by a new technology that disrupted the firm’s business. “We did not see WhatsApp coming,” he says, shaking his head. He wants to increase his capacity to learn, to spot …

Leadership

This Is How You Should Learn

Source: William James Topley. Topley Studio. Library and Archives Canada, PA-028095 /<p>Over the last year, I've signed up for multiple online courses …

Teaching

Obama just summed up what's at the root of Baltimore's rage

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United States

Why Micro Learning Is Educating The ADD Generation

<i>Roman Kostochka is the founder and CEO at Coursmos, a micro-learning platform.</i><p>In 2012, Mashable had published an article called “Technology Creating a Generation of Distracted Students” which reported the results of a study done by Pew Research Center. According to their data, about 90 percent of …