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23 Easy Baking Tips That'll Make Your Dessert Dreams Come True

Life should always be this sweet.

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.<p>A century of research shows that traditional grammar lessons—those hours spent diagramming sentences and memorizing parts of speech—don’t help and may even hinder students’ efforts to become better writers. Yes, they …

An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy?<p>At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Small Business

Why Everyone Must Get Ready For The 4th Industrial Revolution

First came steam and water power; then electricity and assembly lines; then computerization… So what comes next?<p>Some call it the fourth industrial revolution, or industry 4.0, but whatever you call it, it represents the combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, and the Internet …

Manufacturing

What Procrastination Does To Your Happiness?

In September 2014, two British professors wanted to find out what happens when students do not hand over their assignments on time. Their study threw …

Learning how to study is key to your child’s revision plan

The Easter holidays are upon us: a break full of joy and chocolate for younger children, but for those old enough to be concerned about important exams, a time of revision, and more revision. Candidates for GCSEs, AS-levels and A-levels, and their parents, will spend the next few weeks either …

The Massive Mistake You Didn't Realize You're Making on LinkedIn

If you're among the many professionals making this mistake on LinkedIn, it's costing you countless potential clients. Here's how to fix it.<p>To this day, it kills me.<p>I can't believe I'd been making what now, in retrospect, seems like such a massive mistake with my LinkedIn profile.<p>But it wasn't</i> …

To This Day

How to Use Augmented Reality To Transform Your Classroom

Augmented Reality is changing education. What started out as something that was simply “cool” has become a way to engage learners like never …

Why Edtech is Flunking Out

Education technology is in demand, but there may be more challenges than most think.<p>Education technology, or EdTech, is one of the fastest growing, and needed technology sectors to make our schools more competitive, give our teachers the resources to succeed, and students the ability to …

Education Technology

12 Words That Should Be in Our Educational Vocabulary

The other days I posted about 12 words that should be banned from our educational vocabulary. Here are 12 that I believe should be added.

Teaching

Tips on reducing teacher stress from the ‘happiest school on earth’

With news that half of England’s teachers plan to leave in the next five years, what can be done to keep them? Read details of our teacher survey<p>An extra week’s summer holiday, shutting the school at 5.30pm and cancelling revision sessions are just some of the ways more considerate headteachers are …

Teaching

Running 101: A Beginner's Guide

<b>Running Basics</b><p>How fast should I run? How will it feel? What should I eat? Could I do a race? Trying a new activity like running can bring a certain …

10 Compelling Reasons To Try An Elimination Diet

<i>William Cole, DC, a functional medicine practitioner, is an expert at identifying the underlying factors of chronic conditions and offering natural,</i> …

Focusing our Teaching and Learning Priorities: A reading list.

This post is essentially a copy of a message I’ve given to my staff, collecting some required reading to inform the next phase of the development of …

Pedagogy

5 tools to build your brand online

If you’re like the average business owner, your online presence doesn’t reflect the hard-earned reputation you’ve built in real life. There may even …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Self-improvement

A Stanford Psychologist Explains How to Motivate Others to Change

Nagging doesn't work and neither do inspirational speeches. This does.<p>What's harder than talking yourself into making difficult but necessary changes in your life? Getting the people you love (or even the people you work with) to change.<p>At one time or another, most of us have been told that trying …

Motivation