Laura Nimick

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20 Meatless Monday Ideas

Meatless Monday—a grassroots trend started over a decade ago—has gradually evolved into a nation-wide movement. Many carnivorous Americans have …

Vegan

The world's most effective ad is an eye-testing children's book

A children's book in Australia, which makes it easier for parents to screen their child's vision, has been named the world's most effective …

Common Core consequences: “What currently passes for reform’ has caused considerable collateral damage to schools and teachers”

<b>(jirawatfoto via Shutterstock)</b><p>California flipped education-reform script, knowing sanctions/test-driven accountability helps no one. Here’s how<p>Jeff Bryant<p>April 14, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Politicians from across the political spectrum have made public schools and schoolteachers the favored whipping post …

Counting Calories Not Key To Long-Term Weight Loss; Specific Proteins And Carbs More Effective: Study

A study suggests a correlation with children who are picky eaters and psychological disorders. (Photo : Reuters)<p>"You are <i>what</i> you eat" turns out to be …

Nutrition

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

Nutrition

Healing & Spirituality | 13 Buddhist Antidotes to Anger

Home > Healing & Spirituality<p>13 Buddhist Antidotes to Anger<p>Source: http://www.peaceful-traveler.com/Buddhism/life/, April 2, 2015<p>Here is a summary of …

Mindfulness

How to get your best ever body

Five diet and fitness experts on body-weight training, eating organically and 23 other tips to help you reach and maintain a healthy body<p><i>One thing that gets me going on days when I don’t feel like working out or eating clean is following people who inspire me on social media</i>"<p><b>Hollie Grant is a</b> …

Class, Privilege and Wealth at Two Very Different High Schools

University Heights High School is located in one of the poorest congressional district in America, and six miles away, the Ethical Culture Fieldston …

10 Ways to Eat for Weight Loss

The dietary off-ramp is paved with good intentions, so give your commitment to fat-burning some shape. Studies have shown that these strategies work, …

Once This School Eliminated Homework, Its Students’ Scores Increased Dramatically!

In 2010, Clintondale High School in Clinton, Michigan ranked <i>lowest academically</i> of all schools in the Unites States. During this time, 50% of the 9th …

3 Tips To Caffeinate Teacher and Student Presentations

Presentation<p>An award-winning teacher and author shares her secrets for transforming slide shows into interactive learning experiences.<p>In a seminar I …

School's Experimental 'Blended Learning' Program Reaps Results

High school offers a flexible schedule for its blended learning program, and it pays off for students, teachers and the school.<p>Shutterstock<p>Huntley …

Do This Every Day to Lose Weight (20 Pounds in 6 Months!)

<i>No matter how you feel about the weighing yourself, Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, shares details from a new study on how the scale can help with weight loss.</i><p>According to a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, …

How Can We Help Teachers Adapt to Both Tech & Common Core?

Theresa asks: What is the best way to scaffold lessons for teachers adapting to technology and common core changes?

Teaching

How To Lose Weight

The question "How do I lose weight?" gets typed into Google 110,000 or so times per month. The so-called answers that pop up are usually ridiculous …

8 Mistakes That Are Slowing Your Weight Loss

Read up to lighten up.

What the ‘thoughtless’ N.Y. government just did to teachers

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>The New York legislature this week approved a budget along with some education reforms proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that have been strongly opposed by teachers in part because they make the state’s awful teacher evaluation system even worse. In this post, award-winning …

New York State

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

Teaching

3 Ways Parents Can Spot Student-Centered Learning

<i>This post originally appeared at Getting Smart on February 26, 2015.</i><p>Recently I had the opportunity to learn alongside my seven-year old daughter, as …

Heavier Homework Load Linked to Lower Math, Science Performance, Study Says

The optimal amount of homework for 13-year-old students is about an hour a day, a study published earlier this month in the <i>Journal of Educational</i> …

Teaching

8 Foods Celebrity Fitness Trainers Won't Eat

You might be surprised by the foods they avoid…<p><i>By Michele Foley for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Through interviews and Twitter, we asked the top celebrity trainers one question: are there any food items you won't eat and tell clients to avoid, too? What we ended up with was a wide variety of answers, and while …