Marcy Herrick

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13 thoughts all teachers have the week before breaking up for Christmas

The, at times, seemingly neverending gap that stretches out between October half-term and the Christmas holidays can be the hardest one to …

9 Reasons Why You Should Never Drink Gatorade, Like, Ever

Gatorade and sporting events go hand-in-hand. The famous drink has become the go-to choice for athletes who need to replenish their electrolytes …

How Omega-3 Fish Oil Affects Your Brain and Mental Health

Fish oil is a popular over-the-counter supplement extracted from fatty fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel and salmon.<p>Fish oil primarily contains …

The Brain

Global kids study: More trees, less disease

A University of Vermont-led study of 300,000 children in 35 nations says kids whose watersheds have greater tree cover are less likely to experience …

Ticks and the diseases they carry

<i>Ticks transmit numerous viral, bacterial and protozoan pathogens that cause severe diseases in humans and animals, including Lyme disease.</i><p>Lyme disease is probably the most widely known tick-borne disease in the US. <i>Ixodes</i>, the genus of ticks that carry bacteria responsible for Lyme disease, have …

Disease

Luxembourg to phase out faith-based education in favour of inclusive citizenship lessons

Luxembourg is to replace faith-based religious education in schools in favour of inclusive ‘life and society’ classes. The Education Ministry …

Humanism

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Think This 1 Teaching Method Will Shake Up Education. Here's Why You Should Care | Inc.com

We currently don't have the silver bullet to education. We're not quite sure what works and what doesn't. Maybe it's because we all learn differently. But whatever the reason, "personalized learning" is on the right track -- and Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think so too.<p>We can all acknowledge the …

Education

Down Time: July Talk's Drummer Is Way Into Birding

There’s only one thing Danny Miles loves more than touring the world playing rock music, and that’s patiently taking pictures of birds.<p>Looking through the Instagram account of Danny Miles, you might be more inclined to think he's a retired librarian rather than the drummer behind indie rockers July …

Birdwatching

Spiders

New research finds “Magic 8” preschool classroom practices

Laila Webb, 5 and Reezahnny Veiga Rodrigues, 5, add to the model of their home city they and their classmates have built in their Russell Elementary …

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology

Students make use of technology while working in small groups. Photo: Meredith KolodnerSchool district administrators and principals are inundated …

Education

4 Lessons in Creativity for Photographers

Creativity in any discipline is about finding new and original ideas. When they strike, creative thoughts seem to appear out of nowhere – light bulb …

25 Hilarious Quotes About Parenting From Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. has made a name for himself with his parenting-themed humor.<p>The comedian rose to international fame with his stand-up comedy specials, which often feature material about being a dad to two daughters.<p>In honor of his birthday on Tuesday, we’ve compiled some of his funniest personal …

Parenting

These four easy steps can make you a math whiz

Many people find mathematics daunting. If true, this piece is for you. If not, this piece is still for you.<p>What do you think of when you think about …

Q&A: What makes math hard?

Daniel Ansari studies how children learn math. The Western University psychologist Canada Research Chair in developmental cognitive neuroscience …

Developing Academic Mindsets that Foster Growth, Development, and Innovation

Why do some students willingly engage in academic tasks? What makes learners persist in challenging tasks? What compels learners to want to learn …

Teaching

A new way to reduce playground bullying

For some teachers, back-to-school excitement comes with jitters over how best to address new curriculum mandates. And for many parents, there are …

Don't Get Rid of Grades. Change Their Meaning & Consequences!

Guest blogger Thomas R. Guskey writes: Although grades should never be the only information about learning that students and parents receive, they …

Teaching

Less Homework = More Learning

My kids’ public school released kids from homework a few years ago — a move met with some pushback. As the NY Daily News put it: <b>Parents Outraged</b> …

Teaching

Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

...The post Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model appeared first on TeachThought.

The Post

Want to Spice Up Your Birding Life? Go Camping

<b>Backpacking</b><p>The farther you venture from roads, the more likely you are to encounter wildlife instead of people. A long weekend in the backcountry is …

Camping

Birdwatching has been my lifetime's passion. How do I pass it on to my children?

A bird hide, somewhere in Sussex. Present are Alastair (nine), Ray (seven) and me (38). I am carefully scanning the reed bed through a pair of expensive-looking binoculars. The children are spinning disconsolately on their stools beside me, noisily eating their crisps, before leaning in and …

Math Riddle Cards for Your Kindergarten Kiddos!

Hi, Teaching Friends!<p>Kindergarten teachers, this one's for you! Your little math learners will love the fun of solving these riddle cards - and …

Mathematics

200 Terabyte Proof Demonstrates the Potential of Brute-Force Math

Automated verification finds renewed potential for making algorithms safe.<p>In computer science, the "brute force" solution is usually the suboptimal solution. It gets there eventually, but also inefficiently and without cleverness. The existence of a brute force solution to a problem usually implies …

Mathematics

How Do Physical Math Manipulatives Compare to Their Digital Counterparts?

Math manipulatives are objects that allow learners to interact with mathematical concepts. These include everything from cusinaire rods, legos, …

InterAct

Is Algebra Unnecessary? Leading a Local Decision

If we are maintaining algebra courses for the sake of tradition or if algebra is the foundation of deductive reasoning and problem solving is the …

Education

What Are Mixed Fractions?

What do you get when you add a whole number like 1, 2, 3, or anything else to one of the good old-fashioned proper fractions that you’ve come to …

Mathematics

Zap Zap Kindergarten Math–Clever, Engaging Early Math Lessons

<b>Zap Zap Math</b> is a free gamified way to teach K-8 math skills that are tied to many national standards (like Common Core). Its format is colorful and …

Education Technology