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Smartsongs: Refrains The Brain Retains

Now that Weird Al week is long past, we can mull over the merits — and demerits — of Al Yankovic's new mishmash of novelty music: <i>Mandatory Fun.</i><p>For word nerds, there is no question that <i>Word Crimes,</i> a paean to punctuation and grammar sung to the tune of Robin Thicke's <i>Blurred Lines,</i> is verbally very …

Wrong Answer

In an era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice.<p>One afternoon in the spring of 2006, Damany Lewis, a math teacher at Parks Middle School, in Atlanta, unlocked the room where standardized tests were kept. It was the week before his students took the Criterion-Referenced …

How heavy is air? - Dan Quinn

How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation

“A key leadership role is to try to build a shared vision for blended learning,” said Eric Williams, Superintendent York County School Division in …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

5 min read<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of …

Motivation