Jess Traver

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Dark Shadows: Iran-Contra, Secret Wars & Covert Operations, Part 1

<i>INTRODUCTION:</i><p><i>Dear Reader: As journalism chases the perceived diminishing attention span by making everything shorter and shorter, we’re going to head</i> …

Papers Of One Of Poland’s Top World War II Generals Donated To Hoover Archives

Above: Smoke over Warsaw, a photograph from a Luftwaffe pilot’s album (World War II Pictorial Collection, Box fEC)<p>General Wacław Stachiewicz in 1935 …

3 'Simple' Ideas Every Educator Should Work on in 2017

It's 2017 and we are all in the mood to have deeper relationships and make the year better than the one we had in 2016. The Big three strategies in …

Pedagogy

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

Top 10 Smart Alternatives to TED Talks

TED talks are great, but there’s a point where they all seem too similar, or are just taxing to muddle through. If you’d still like to enjoy a smart, …

DONE! All 27 End-Of-Year “Best” Lists In One Place

Though I’ll continue to add to a couple of them (particularly the education “year-in-review” list), I have now finished posting all twenty-seven …

High School

The Best Professional Development Resources On Writing Instruction

As regular readers know, in addition to teaching high school full-time I also teach credential candidates at California State University about …

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? 1 Crucial Life Skill They Need to Start Learning Young | Inc.com

The founder of Girls Who Code kept hearing the same story. In their first week of learning to code, the girls' screens would be blank. They said they were stuck and didn't know which code to write. Yet when the teachers pressed undo a few times, they found the girls had written code. But the girls …

Self-improvement

20 Motivational Posters to Get You Through a Slump [with Free Templates]

<i>Dream big. Success. Walk the talk. Challenge yourself.</i> When it comes to designing a motivational poster, the slogan is key. If you’ve spent any of …

Graphic Design

The Most Influential Images of All Time

Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5-Hour Rule | Inc.com

<b>This is a post from Michael Simmons, co-founder of Empact.</b><p>At the age of 10, Benjamin Franklin left formal schooling to become an apprentice to his father. As a teenager, he showed no particular talent or aptitude aside from his love of books.<p>When he died a little over half a century later, he was …

Bill Gates

This Letter Written by ‘Mad Dog Mattis’ Completely Dismantles the Media’s Portrayal of the Iraq War

Ever since Jane Fonda and other activists inserted themselves into the political narrative during the Vietnam War, the American public has often been …

Power Lessons: “This I Believe” Essays

“Doing homework” by Predi is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0<p>In this power lesson shared by high school English teacher <b>Cynthia Ruiz</b>, students write their …

Teaching

So You Want to Read Military Sci-Fi: Here’s Where to Start

<i>The Forever War</i> is probably one of the most powerful works of science-fiction I’ve ever read, military or not. Written by Vietnam vet Joe Haldeman,</i> …

Hey libertarians: Do you want more freedom and less government? You can’t have both

Government is the only organization that can enforce freedom.<p>I'm glad to pay my tax dollars for government services that enable me to be left alone to live the life I want without other people spoiling my party or me spoiling theirs. Libertarians think more freedom results from less government. …

Political Science

12 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

...The post 12 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios appeared first on TeachThought.

Apps

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2016 – Part Two

Time for another end-of-year ”The Best…” list.<p>As usual, In order to make it on this list, games had to:<p>* be accessible to English Language Learners.<p>* …

How Sociopathic Capitalism Came to Rule the World

Corporate executives haven't always believed that transactions must have winners and losers. But that’s not Donald J. Trump’s view.<p>The stories we tell ourselves, far more than the evidence of scientific analysis, determine how we interpret the world around us. Accordingly, the fate of capitalism …

Sean Hannity

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 …

Teaching

Icebreakers that Rock

<b>We’re coming up fast on the beginning of another school year.</b> That means a new batch of students to get to know, students who need to be made …