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Extremism

Anonymous Plans 'Trolling Day' Against ISIS

Anonymous announced Monday that it will carry out an ‘Official ISIS Trolling Day’ on Dec. 11. The group plans to hack Twitter, Facebook and YouTube …

Syria

These 15 countries speak English as a second language best

<b>Nearly two billion people - that's almost one in three people - study English as a non-native language.</b><p>In the developing world, English is less of a …

How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker

My name is Steve Pinker, and I’m Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. And today I’m going to speak to you about language. I’m actually not …

22 Amazing Apps That Will Revitalize Your Love Of Reading

*Disappears with phone for months*<p><i>Thumbnail photo credit sam74100 / ThinkStock</i>

6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking

For English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom, speaking English in front of others — particularly native speakers — can cause tremendous …

Education Technology

How to Teach Old Ears New Tricks

“Hi! I'm Gabe. What's your name?”<p>“Seung-heon. Nice to meet you, Gabe.”<p><i>Uh-oh</i>.<p>“Sorry, I missed that. What's your name again?”<p>“Seung-heon.”<p><i>This is …

Language Learning

Does learning a second language lead to a new identity?

Every day I get asked why second language learning is so hard and what can be done to make it easier. One day a student came up to me after class and …

Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Language

How I Teach My English-Language Learners to Love Writing

Commentary<p>When I started a new career as a high school English-as-a-second-language teacher in 2011, I figured I was better equipped than many …

The curse of totalitarianism and the challenge of critical pedagogy

<b>by Henry A. Giroux</b><p>Memory is the enemy of totalitarianism.—Albert Camus<p>The forces of free-market fundamentalism are on the march ushering in a …

Pedagogy

Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

<b>Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>We’ve talked before about the role of technology in the learning process–mainly because …

Education Technology

The Disturbing Relationship Between Addiction and ADHD

According to research, about 25 percent of adults who are treated for alcohol and substance abuse also have ADHD.<p>Each of Niall Greene's report cards told the same story. He was a good kid, fully capable—but his teachers always added a caveat: "He's easily distracted.<p>"I found an awful lot of …

Mental Health

12 beautiful words describing love that don't have an English equivalent

LONDON — Have you ever had a strong feeling or emotion that you can't easily put into words? Although the English language might not be able to help, …

21 signs you're a narcissist

That's because the traits that make narcissists so difficult to hang out with or date — including a constant need for validation, a willingness to control people, and a ruthlessness in getting their needs met — happen to make them super effective at rising up the ranks.<p>To help you figure out if …

Psychology

17 Motivational Quotes From C.S. Lewis

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.<p>– C.S. Lewis<p>Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to …

C.S. Lewis

4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a Happier Morning

In the past, I would have never described myself as a "morning person." In fact, I used to hate mornings. I would often begin the day by hitting the snooze button on my cell phone alarm. When I would finally wake up, it was usually a race to get out the door. I would rush to shower, do my hair and …

Happiness

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

Our graduate school nightmare: Higher education is broken — here’s how we fix it

We’re teaching grad students to want teaching jobs that no longer exist. We must rethink the entire enterprise<p>Is graduate school “broken”? I ask this advisedly, for talk about “broken” institutions has become a tired cliché. But it’s a tricky question in this case, because you can declare something …

Higher Education