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Free Tools Students Can Use to Produce Animated Videos

Creating an animated video can be a great extension to many writing projects. Students can use video creation tools to animate short stories that …

These 7 Common Speaking Habits Undercut Your Credibility

These simple behaviors are easy to fall into when you’re nervous, but they can make listeners think twice about taking you seriously.<p>Every speaker needs to be credible. If your audience spends the duration of your talk mulling over whether or not to take you seriously, you can kiss goodbye to any …

Public Speaking

Want to Raise Happy Kids? Science Says Limit Screen Time to Exactly This Amount Per Day

Researchers looked at data from 1 million teenagers. Here's the sweet spot for smartphone use and happiness.<p>Every parent I know wants to raise kids who are at least as successful and happy as we are--more so, if we can pull it off. But something disturbing has happened in the last few years to …

Venture capitalist visits 200 schools in 50 states and says DeVos is wrong: ‘If choice and competition improve schools, I found no sign of it.’

Ted Dintersmith is a successful venture capitalist and father of two who has spent years devoting most of his time, energy and millions of dollars of his personal fortune to learning about — and advocating for — public education and how it can be made better for all children.<p>Dintersmith has taken a …

Education

The Best Way to Write an Elevator Speech

It’s Time to Ditch The Pitch for Something Better<p>Do some people’s elevator pitches make you wish you’d taken the stairs?<p>Does the thought of having to …

Public Speaking

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Books

13 Interesting Qualities People Who Everyone Likes Have In Common

We all know someone who is just inherently likable. You know who I'm talking about: it's that one friend you have who can seemingly do no wrong in …

Body Language

"Relentless Principal" addresses 400-plus crowd at UMW Monday

Unorthodox Northern Virginia principal Hamish Brewer electrified education students at the University of Mary Washington on Monday evening, wandering …

Here’s An Article & Questions We Used For A Good Faculty Discussion On Classroom Management

Thanks to my talented colleague Jen Adkins, we had a good staff discussion on classroom management today.<p>We first read Discpline Is The Problem – Not …

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt …

Mental Health

Rwanda: Why Schools Should Involve Students in Decision Making

Pupils in a classroom (file photo).<p>opinion<p>Dealing with student grievances is every school head's nightmare. Education experts warn that at the heart …

Sadly, no school can teach true grit

There’s no point in devoting special lessons to moral virtues<p>I am currently wrestling with a dilemma. I have agreed to contribute to a panel discussion on character education at University College London, and while I generally applaud schools that try to inculcate qualities like perseverance, …

4 Things Great Principals Don't Do

By Monica Washington<p>It's National Principals Month and I'm reflecting on some of the best administrators I've had the pleasure of knowing throughout …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

How to Design a School That Prioritizes Kindness and Caring

Countless schools across the nation strive to make character a feature of education. Whether through classes on social-emotional learning, …

28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area

The post 28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking

How to improve anything you write in 2 minutes

Following are the simplest tips I can give you to easily — and forever — improve the quality of your writing.<p>Delete the word "that"<p>The word "that" can be removed from your writing at least 90% of the time, and it will instantly make your sentence stronger.<p><b>Example:</b> "You believe that I'm lying, but …

Why Grade Grubbing Valedictorians Never Get to Rule the World

The skills it takes to make it in high school and college are not the same as the skills it takes to succeed post-graduation. In fact, C+ does just …

Dealing with Employee Conflict | How to Solve the Problem

Any business will have employees who don’t get along from time to time. Whether it’s because of differences in their personalities, lifestyles, …

Learn the Impact of a Deadbeat Employee and How to Best Manage One

How to Manage a Deadbeat Employee<p>Learn About the Impact of a Deadbeat Employee and How to Best Manage One<p>Updated October 12, 2017<p>A deadbeat employee …

Managing the Unmanageable: The 6 Most Common Types of Difficult Employees

Leadership Development Advisor, Speaker, Executive Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you may have thought you escaped from difficult people in the workplace, i.e., coworkers, by striking out on your own. But these folks have a way of showing up …

Rude Vs. Mean Vs. Bullying: Defining The Differences

A few weeks ago, I had the terrific fortune of getting to present some of the bullying prevention work that I do to a group of children at a local bookstore. As if interacting with smiling, exuberant young people was not gift enough, a reporter also attended the event a wrote a lovely article about …

43 Things We Need To Stop Doing In Schools

This month I turned 43... that's right I have officially moved into my mid-40s and am a prime candidate for a mid-life crisis (<i>does wearing funky</i> …

Teachers Going Gradeless

Toward a Future of Growth Not Grades<p>After years of teaching using the principles of standards-based learning and grading, I encountered two findings …

The Elephant In The (Staff) Room - Why We Need To Talk About Teacher Wellbeing

It is impossible to support the social and emotional health of young people, if we as teachers do not attend to our own emotional health.<p>Anyone who …

'Collaboration' Creates Mediocrity, Not Excellence, According to Science | Inc.com

If you listen to management pundits, "collaboration" is all the rage. While the term is a bit fuzzy, what's usually meant by "collaboration" is 1) plenty of ad-hoc meetings and 2) open-plan offices that increase the likelihood that such meetings take place.<p>In previous columns, I've pointed out that …

The Workplace

Does Your School's Atmosphere Shout "Welcome"?

<b>Does your school's atmosphere shout "Welcome!" to parents, students, and staff? Ed World's "Principal Files" team shares ways in which they have</b> …

Teaching

The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Do’s and Don’ts for Teachers on Social Media Infographic<p>Posted on July 14, 2015<p>There are millions of teachers on social media right now. They …

10 pieces of advice for new teachers:

In just a few short weeks new teachers around the world will embark upon an exciting and crazy adventure. This adventure will surely have its fair …

Response: Advice to New Teachers From Veterans

Five veteran educators -- Valeria Brown, Julia Thompson, Roxanna Elden, Sean McComb and Megan Allen -- share advice they wish they had at the …