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The Parallel Reading Experiment

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>At my children’s school the pupils are strongly encouraged to read every night once they are back at home. To promote this and …

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How a school threw out their reading program and finally got everyone excited about reading.

<i>ECM 152: Principal Todd Nesloney tells you how to really get kids excited about reading.</i>No trinkets. No prizes. No book levels. One school led by …

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Airport Not Only Returns Lost Toy, It Makes Picture Book of Tiger's Travels

The plane to Houston, Texas, had already left the gate when six-year-old Owen Lake realized he’d left his favorite toy, a stuffed tiger named Hobbes, …

The One Conversation That Could Save Your Teen’s Life (and Your...

Last week I told my therapist that even though I’m too busy, I continue to say yes to new responsibilities. In my head, I mean <i>nope</i> – but I say <i>okay,</i> …

How Children Learn To Read

Why is it easy for some people to learn to read, and difficult for others? It’s a tough question with a long history. We know that it’s not just about raw intelligence, nor is it wholly about repetition and dogged persistence. We also know that there are some conditions that, effort aside, can hold …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Sir Mashalot: Mind-Blowing SIX Song Country Mashup

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use SMS Relay

Now that iOS 8.1 is out, with iOS 8.1 running on your iPhone, you can set up SMS Relay. This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices, running Yosemite and iOS 8.1. Continuity also includes Handoff, iPhone Cellular Calls, Instant Hotspot, …

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The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL<p>Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving<p>Metacognition- The importance of making students AWARE …

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‘Exobiotanica’, An Art Project Featuring Plants Sent Into the Stratosphere

“Exobiotanica” is an art project by Japanese artist Azuma Mokoto that sent plants into the stratosphere — the second major layer of Earth’s …

Colored Pencil Ring

I turn a ring from a box of colored pencils. 12 pencils glued into a bank an then turned on the wood lathe.

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How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

You can’t stop Google from scanning your inbox or serving you ads, but you can opt out of receiving personalized ads in Gmail. And you can eliminate one prominent ad banner altogether.<p>Google updated its terms of service this week to clarify the manner in which software automatically scans and …

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The Hidden Importance of Teaching With Stories

A few years ago I was lucky enough to teach the book, Things Fall Apart, to my 10th grade English class. It’s a great book…but that’s not why I was …

Teaching

This is why Hoth was denied its bid to host the Winter Olympics

Share This With All the Schools, Please

A few weeks ago, I went into Chase’s class for tutoring.<p>I’d emailed Chase’s teacher one evening and said, “Chase keeps telling me that this stuff …

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How The Common Core Became Education's Biggest Bogeyman

Shortly before Thanksgiving, Arne Duncan made a glib remark about the Common Core that quickly blew up.<p>Speaking before a gathering of state schools chiefs, the secretary of education dismissed growing opposition to the new national set of learning standards, saying "white suburban moms" were rising …

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Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

In middle school, we ask students to dissect texts and perform literary analysis. However, that does not mean that we have to limit how we assess …

12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers

By Angela Maiers<p>Click here for my resources on how to make mattering THE agenda in your classroom, school, district or organization. It will change …

4 iPhone Cases Reviewed: M-Edge, Belkin and Radius

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>While I passed on the iPhone 5s (I’m spoiled by all these big-screened Android phones and decided to give Apple one more …

Federal education reform is doomed

Arne Duncan and other policymakers must acknowledge that schooling alone cannot create an equity of opportunity<p>Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hastily walked back his comments recently after dismissing Common Core opponents as “white suburban moms” who had suddenly realized that their kids …

The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …

Pearl Jam: Five Against the World

There are two Eddie Vedders. One is quiet, shy, barely audible when he speaks. Loving and loved in return. The other is tortured, a bitter realist, a …