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Building Community With Restorative Circles

Restorative circles are most effective when they’re an integral part of school culture. After all, you can’t “restore” a community that you haven’t …

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate to haggle

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

Personal Finance

Embrace feeling bad if you want to feel better

Dr Timothy Sharp, director of the Happiness Institute, says that feeling upbeat all the time is not the key to wellbeing nor happiness.<p>"Although …

Happiness

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

Self-help

8 Paradoxical Habits Of Wildly Successful People

You know what they say about opinions -- everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google "characteristics of successful people." Some of the results will undoubtedly point to the famous Marshmallow Study at Stanford, which demonstrated that the ability to delay gratification …

Self-improvement

Things video games need to learn from board games

Video games (single-player ones, at least) teach you that you are the best, you are the only one who matters, you will always get more powerful, that …

Board Games

pencil+ sharpens, extends and transports your favorite tool

jan 10, 2018<p>after expectant mothers relieve themselves onto the ad, the paper doubles as a pregnancy test, revealing a new 50% off price tag.<p>after …

Plume Pods will revolutionize your home WiFi network

It's pretty safe to assume that almost every home with an internet connection also has a WiFi router (or two). While connecting our laptops, …

35 Activities to Teach Respect

<b>RESPECT:</b> a way of treating or thing about something or someone. If you <i>respect</i> your teacher, you admire her and treat her well. If you <i>respect</i> your …

Parenting

Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults

Words with this kind of power typically involve anti-Semitism, racism, religious defamation, sexual orientation, or cultural attacks. Children in …

Teaching

VISIBLE THINKING: The Sticky Note

Trevor Krikst Reply<p>8:23 PM A+ A-<p>http://weinquireandinspire.blogspot.com/2015/02/visible-thinking-sticky-note.html<p>Here at Inquire & Inspire we pride …

Drive Higher-Order Thinking with RSA Animation

RSA animation is essentially whiteboard animation. The artist draws pictures on a whiteboard to depict concepts using a combination of words and …

Google Drive

PBL Pilot: Navigating Group Work

After a great deal of research and deliberation, we decided to use two different ideas to facilitate our group work goals. The first is a process …

How to speak so that people want to listen

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates …

Public Speaking

Why dieting doesn't usually work

In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they're 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her …

Holistic Medicine

Vocabulary Practice With Vocabulary Toss

Vocabulary Practice:: Start or end class by having students toss an object back and forth to demonstrate their knowledge of vocabulary words.

The Interview: Olympic bobsledder Kaillie Humphries

Kaillie Humphries on competing against men in bobsleigh, the attitude necessary for winning—and what it’s like to crash<p>Growing up in Calgary, Kaillie …

United Kingdom

Tweets with replies by Mr. Frey (@Mr_Freysguys) | Twitter

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

To change that is easier said than done. Working within an answers-based education system, and in a culture where questioning may be seen as a sign …

Reflect, Revisit, Recharge: 3 Tips for a New Year Reboot

<b>Revisit</b><p>My students work hard in the fall semester learning to annotate and write thoughtfully about what they read, but I know they will need to …

Ray Bradbury

An engineer's vision for tiny forests, everywhere

A forest planted by humans, then left to nature's own devices, typically takes at least 100 years to mature. But what if we could make the process …

Permaculture

The Lowdown on Longhand

There has been much debate on the use of laptops for note taking in classrooms. The pro side sees laptops as an efficient way of collecting and …

Teaching

The Power of 'Not Yet' Feedback by @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>This is a blog about The Power of Not Yet and how the ‘Not Yet’ theory may be applied in your classroom tomorrow!<p>I am …

To Improve School Climate, Examine Recess

A safe and healthy recess has tremendous potential, not only to get our children more physically active, but also to support social and emotional …

The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes …

Self-improvement

10 Ways Teachers Can Make The Best of Twitter

<b>4- Adding friends</b><br>Before you click that 'follow' button, make sure you go through some of the tweets of the persons you want to follow. Quickly scan …

The Perfect Classroom Gift: A Gift of Words

Once a year, in December, we each buy a book of poetry, mark in some way a poem or two that we particularly like, wrap it attractively and bring it …

Teaching