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A nontraditional approach to STEM in Fairfax

Will future presidential candidates put more focus on how to facilitate technological achievements such as those that dramatically improved lives during the past century (electrification, airplanes, television, refrigeration, the Internet, etc.)?<p>Unfortunately, that’s probably only a dream in the …

Education

12 Easy Foods Swaps That Will Help You Lose Weight​

The best part? You don’t have to sacrifice flavor<p>When you’re trying to shed pounds, little changes to your diet can make a big difference.<p>“Making small changes is more doable because you don’t feel as deprived,” says Keri Gans, R.D.N., author of <i>The Small Change Diet</i>. “Feelings of deprivation can …

7 Mediterranean Diet Formulas for a Week's Worth of Easy Dinners

We’ve all had dreams of living on the Mediterranean. Blue waters, white sand, and mountains looking fake in the background. But TBH, what we’re …

24 Teachers Share the Most Ridiculous Things Parents Have Ever Said to Them

It takes a special kind of patience to conquer the challenges of being a teacher. You’re faced with temper tantrums, bullying, utter refusals to …

Explainer: what is differentiation and why is it poorly understood?

Differentiation is a long word that sounds complicated but it just means teachers plan for the children who are actually in their class, instead of …

Pedagogy

How One Teacher Justified Giving an F to a Special Ed Student

"The IEP allows <i>assignments</i> to be emailed. This wasn't an <i>assignment</i> but a <i>classroom expectation</i>."<p>This, according to my son, was the actual explanation provided to him as the reason his teacher refused to accept an assignment by email.<p>This, in spite of his IEP which clearly stipulates that he is …

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Recipe from Cooking Light: Seared Scallops with Roasted Tomatoes

Bananas<p><b>Why they’re good for you:</b> While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name …

Food

Mishawaka teacher uses technology, new ideas

MISHAWAKA — Eric Johnson has just taught a math lesson on integers and absolute value to his sixth-grade students at LaSalle Elementary, and now it’s …

Teaching

How a collaborative mindset helps teachers reach all learners

Special ed and general ed teachers work together at one district to improve outcomes for everyoneThe implementation of the Common Core State …