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Research Reveals 5 Powerful Rituals That Will Make You Resilient

Every now and then, life punches below the belt. How can you be resilient when times get tough and you feel bad?There are all kinds of strategies for …

Immune System

5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students

5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students<p>Updated on November 17, 2015<p>Surefire Ways to Make Your Lessons More Fun<p>If you've ever taught English …

Secret Teaching Assistant: We end up hindering the pupils we're meant to help

Our job is to offer support, not complete work for students or become surrogate friends. To make them independent, we have to step back

Teaching

20 Best Motivational Quotes to Get Your Day Off to a Great Start

Motivational quotes that provide inspiration, enthusiasm, a jolt of confidence... and that extra little boost you sometimes need.<p>When the going gets tough, you sometimes need a burst of motivation and inspiration to start your day off right. Here are twenty great motivational quotes to help you get …

A 7-Day Weight-Loss Workout Plan

If you’re looking for a workout plan that can help you lose weight, adding more sweat sessions to your weekly routine is a great place to start. And …

No, teaching math the “old-fashioned way” won’t work: Paul Wells | The Star

According to the latest EQAO report, half of Ontario Grade 6 students don’t meet the curriculum standard in math. That’s a problem. But it’s not the …

If You Want Your Kids To Be Successful In The Future, Talk To Them In This Way

I think you’ll agree with me when I say that technology use today for kids is out of control. We see kids everywhere glued to a screen.<p>For parents, …

Our 63 Most Popular Recipes On Pinterest - Genius Kitchen

recipe<p>"I was looking for the Cheesecake Factory recipe and found this awesome one! The flavor was outstanding and it tasted just like the …

When it Comes to Professional Development, School Districts Need to Practice what they Preach

<i>By Coert Ambrosino</i><p>Last week I found myself standing shin deep in the frigid shallows of Lake Michigan, holding the hand of my young nephew, August, who was hesitant to dive in. I helped him calm his breathing, told him to close his eyes after we counted to three, and held his hands as we plunged …

Teaching

Why Are There So Damn Many Production Company Logo Animations Before Movies?

Understanding where this tradition came from, and how it got so out of control, becomes a shadow history of the movie industry itself.<p>When moviegoers …

Movies

Create pixel art using any image in Google Sheets

Spreadsheet apps are great for crunching numbers, but if you know your way around them, they can be used to do a whole lot more, like create amazing works of art the way 76-year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi did.<p>Okay, no, that’s a LOT of work. Instead, you can just use code wizard Amit Agarwal’s nifty Google …

10 eye-opening tips to add impact to your storytelling

<b>Fascinating and down-to-earth help from Roz in today’s re-blog — straight out of her dynamite book, “Nail Your Novel” :-)</b>Nail Your NovelWhen I work …

Writing

Classroom Management: 4 Keys to Starting the Year off Right

Listen to my interview with Michael Linsin here or read a full transcript.<p><b>When I was a teacher, classroom management was not my strongest suit.</b> I …

Here are 25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of psychological research to suggest that certain activities can help …

Happiness

The Best Resources On Students Having A “Purpose For Learning”

There has been some useful recent research on the importance of students having a “purpose for learning,” and I’ve also previously posted about the …

Teaching

A Look Back: The Best Piece Of Classroom Management Advice I Ever Read

<b>Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

Salisbury Steak Meatballs (Instant Pot, Stove Top, Slow Cooker)

These beefy meatballs are cooked in a mushroom gravy and lightened up by using half ground turkey and half lean ground beef. I made these in my …

Best Carne Asada Recipe for Tacos

I’ve partnered with <b>ALDI</b> to bring you the best carne asada recipe that’s perfect for the grill. All opinions are my own.<p>Carne asada is Spanish for …

Cooking

Jar salad recipes for on-the-go lunches

The juicer, the spiralizer, the coffee pod machine and the smoothie maker – we’ve had them all. Now, the latest gizmo to shake up the food world is refreshingly low-tech: the jar. Or, specifically, a jar full of salad.<p>Finished rolling your eyes yet? I know, it sounded like a triumph of styling over …

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

Mathematics

To improve quality in education, reconsider true definition of 'good teacher'

In recent years, there has been substantial progress in access to schooling in many countries across the world. Particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, …

Pedagogy

Ask Ethan: Where Did The Big Bang Happen?

Of all the concepts and topics that get tossed around, the Big Bang is one of the most controversial. Sure, it’s a scientific theory that’s quite old — it’s been around since the 1940s — and the evidence in favor of it has been overwhelming since the 1960s. The idea is simple: that the Universe had …

6 Tips for Teachers Headed Back To The Classroom

In the Classroom: 101 Ways to Rock Your World was written as a gift to teachers -- new ones and the ones who have been in the trenches for years. Where would anyone of us be without a teacher at some point in our lives? I'll bet, no matter what your age, you can still name a teacher that had an …

Teaching

Teenage Artist Playfully Adds Everyday Objects to Complete Clever Illustrations

Artist Kristián Mensa sees the incredible potential in everyday objects. To him, a pear is not just a piece of fruit, but the body of a small bird. Likewise, a toilet paper roll doubles as a miniaturized red carpet for tiny celebrities. To create these whimsical compositions, Mensa pairs these …

Drawing

Top-performing Asian countries use the 'mastery approach' to teach math in schools — and now it's spreading

For example, half of primary schools in England are getting £41 million (roughly $54 million) over the next four years to teach the method, according to the UK government.<p>It's a vast departure for the UK, that, like the US, has embraced a different method for teaching math: the "mindset …

Pedagogy

New Resources On Teaching Reading & Writing

Here are some new and useful resources related to teaching reading and writing:<p>TEN WAYS TO DITCH THAT READING LOG is from Middle School Minds. I’m …

Teaching

20 Years of Educational Fads

Over the past 20 years, what do you think teachers have wasted their time doing most? Good teachers don’t need fads,

Science says works of fiction follow one of six plot types

You'll never be able to read every story out there, but there's a good chance you've already read every story type.<p>Researchers at the Computational Story Lab at Burlington's University of Vermont data-mined through 1,700 popular fiction stories and determined that they all follow one of six …

How To Stay Motivated In Life And Work Using The Goldilocks Rule

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a 10-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labour laws were loose back …