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Summer reading lists at private high schools

We all remember summer reading.The Other Wes Moore<p>The summer months symbolize pleasure reading at its best.<p>It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.<p>But students at some of …

High School

The 24 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

These films and series showcase the beauty of the planet, delve into the details of how food arrives on your plate, and explore the mysterious and alien underwater world in oceans around the globe.<p>The downside to all of those options is that there's a lot to choose from. To make it easier, Business …

National Parks

Hypothes.is – a digital annotation tool for collaborative and active reading

To define annotation it is when you add notes, comments or opinions about a piece of writing, or a drawing, photo, or diagram. Often these are …

Education Technology

This Denver teacher avoids lectures and worksheets. He wants students to ask the big questions.

How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask great educators how they approach their jobs. You can see …

11 books President Obama thinks everyone should read

Barack Obama is a major bookworm.<p>In his book "Dreams from My Father," he reflected on his lifelong love of literature: "When I wasn't working, the weekends would usually find me alone in an empty apartment, making do with the company of books."<p>Recently, the outgoing US president sat down with New …

Books

Every Book Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

Whether he’s reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, President …

Books

Project-based Learning: Teachers' Guide

January 06, 2017 According to BIE, project based learning is “an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student …

Learning

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake.<p>A new report out this month pulls together some stark numbers on this:<p>Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. That's on par with nurses …

Mindfulness

The Advantages of Online Education

<i>Learning the craft of screenwriting online is accessible, flexible, affordable.</i><p>2017 will be the 7th year in which Tom Benedek and I have offered our …

You can now take a course at the world’s best universities for free. Here’s how that happened

Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content<p>The University of Oxford has unveiled its first massive open online course (Mooc), becoming the latest prestigious …

With-It Teachers Use ESP

Teaching in the Moment<br>December 8, 2016 | Volume <b>12</b> | Issue <b>7</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>With-It Teachers Use ESP<p>Andrew Markelz<p>Any teacher will tell you …

5 secrets to finding deals on Amazon

These days, it might be easier to ask, “Who among us does <i>not</i> use Amazon?” But let me tell you, shopping on Amazon.com the right way is more than clicking items and loading up your cart.<p>Once you learn a few tricks, you’ll find sales and price cuts you never imagined possible. Here are 5 insider …

5 Great Google Drive Templates for Creating Professionally Looking Presentations

December 1, 2016<br>When it comes to creating visually attractive presentations, design work can take up a tremendous amount of your time especially if …

Education Technology

When Finnish Teachers Work in America’s Public Schools

There are more restrictions to professional freedom in the United States, and the educators find the school day overly rigid.<p>“I have been very tired—more tired and confused than I have ever been in my life,” Kristiina Chartouni, a veteran Finnish educator who began teaching American high-school …

Education

Super Circuit Strength and Conditioning for Mature Athletes

<b>This twelve-week cycle is all about circuit training.</b> Five <i>Super Circuits</i> will be rotated over a Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday format. The goal of …

Workouts

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

Pedagogy

The Economist Style Guide – The Economist Store & Economist Diaries

11th edition<p>An updated and refreshed edition of this bestselling guide to English usage.<p><i>Clear writing is the key to clear thinking. So think what you</i> …

Economics

Mechanism that triggers fat formation uncovered

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California reveal a control mechanism for fatty tissue to increase intake of calories via …

University opens without any teachers

<b>A university without any teachers has opened in California this month.</b><p>It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.<p>The US college, a branch of an institution in France with the same name, will train …

Pedagogy

The 50-year Struggle To Put Teachers At The Center Of Quality Education

Today, schools, parents and kids in numerous countries around the world are celebrating World Teachers Day. The celebration marks the day fifty years ago when, at a special conference in Paris convened by two United Nations agencies, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United …

United Nations

School's 'White Privilege Survey' sparks massive controversy

One Oregon high school is under fire due to one teacher giving students a "White Privilege Survey."<p>According to The Oregonian, the essay appears in a 1989 essay by Peggy McIntosh entitled "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack."<p>Local news station KATU interviewed some students and …

High School

Teachers' implicit bias against black students starts in preschool, study finds

Findings reveal subconscious racial bias of teachers, who directed attention more closely to black boys when ‘challenging behavior’ is expected<p>If anyone ever doubted that black children are not treated equally in the classroom, the research released this year surely proved them wrong. In June, …

Education

5 Vital Skills Schools Are Failing To Teach Well Enough

Used to be that reading, writing, and arithmetic were all you needed to get by and do well in the world — but that was also around the time that the vast majority of jobs were agricultural, factory work, or service jobs like maids and butlers.<p>While our society and jobs market has changed …

Education Policy

Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers

What does it mean to declare that #blacklivesmatter in education?<p>Last month the Movement for Black Lives, representing elements of the Black Lives Matter movement and related groups, issued a detailed policy platform denouncing what it called "corporate-backed," "market driven" "privatization" in …

Education

As American Education Collapses, Democracy’s Foundation Shakes

“They know nothing about art. They know nothing about history. They know nothing about philosophy.”<p><i>And we are here as on a darkling plainSwept with</i> …

A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

Parenting

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

Education

11 Science-Backed Ways To Boost Metabolism

Every time we eat or drink, we can thank our metabolism for converting all those calories into energy. Our size, gender, and age all factor into our metabolic rate, but there are also ways to independently control its speed. And the faster our metabolism, the more calories we burn off, making that …

Nutrition

Bill Gates and 20 Million More Smart Folks Use This Learning Platform--Should You?

Some 20 million people turn to it for 10,000 free, self-paced courses from companies such as Pixar.<p>Ever felt held back because you didn't have the chance to learn at your own pace? Welcome to my high school algebra class. It was years before I had the mental discipline, or maybe the patience, to …

Education