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Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, …

Wall Street

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.<p>Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.<p>We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with …

Pedagogy

Looking for a teaching job? Here's how to avoid a dysfunctional school

Do your homework before your next move – check the school for corporate culture, look at the website, listen to the sounds of the playground<p>In a 20-year career, I’ve jumped ship a few times. Sometimes it’s for good reasons (a cabin upgrade), sometimes for not such good reasons (the captain’s acting …

Downton Abbey

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Teenagers regularly using social media do less well at school, new survey finds

Children who regularly use Facebook and other online social networks tend to perform less well in school than those who use them rarely, new research has shown.<p>A study of more than 12,000 15-year-olds found there was the equivalent of several GCSE grades difference between the reading, maths and …

Social Media

How to get film-based lessons right

<b>Have you ever shown films to your class, or considered setting up a film club? Daryn Simon, Head of History at Ysgol Bryn Alyn, and Beatrix Clark of</b> …

Innovation in Education: Giving Power to the Children

Education is a basic social right and arguably the foundation of modern society. It is, therefore, a domain where having outstanding results is incredibly important. While many still face the immediate challenge of having access to education--and this needs to be overcome--there is nevertheless a …

What Makes a Great Teacher

The idea that the U.S. may be facing a potential teacher shortage, or that teachers are consistently undervalued, probably wouldn’t surprise anyone …

How Does the Magic Happen? Preparing America's Teachers to Meet the Needs of Students with Dyslexia

Looking at me with a mischievous smirk, Ryder opens his book after a second prompt. As teachers, we say we don't have favorites, but Ryder, he is my favorite. This fourth-grader is imaginative, analytical, funny, sarcastic, intelligent -- and dyslexic. He also acts out frequently, ever the class …

Tech Tools to Improve Your Teaching

Click the image for a full set of series posts. (Photo courtesy of Al Tompkins, Poynter Institute)<p>After teaching undergraduates for the last three …

Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future<p>The Physical Space<p>The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are …

Secret Teacher: I refuse to let the negativity in teaching bring me down

There’s no doubt teaching faces huge problems. But we won’t be able to change anything unless we start shouting about how great the profession is<p>More from Secret Teacher<p>A few years ago, I did the unthinkable as a teacher. I cancelled my membership to the union and the education press.<p>I always tell …

Teaching

17 Life Lessons They Should Teach in College But Don't

Now that I've been out of college for few years, there's a list of courses I wish they taught.<p><b>An introduction to brevity:</b> Student turns in an essay, …

11 timeless lessons from a book that changed billionaire CEO Elizabeth Holmes' life

Holmes has always been intense and pragmatic, and one book that she read in her formative years helped harden her resolve.<p>When she left Houston for Stanford University in 2002 to study chemical engineering as an undergraduate, her parents sent her with a copy of Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations," …

Life Lessons from a Professional Kitchen

What you learn as a line cook—beyond the importance of checklists, large amounts of caffeine, and comfortable footwear.<p>For me, 2015 was a challenging …

L’automne est la vraie saison des amours

La meilleure saison pour l'amour... c'est l'automne. Votre corps et votre cerveau vous poussent à trouver un amoureux. C'est scientifique.<p>La …

New York

13 Common Winter Style Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

While fair-weather fashionistos might mourn the passing of summer, any man who truly loves clothes looks forward to winter. There are more chances to …

Packrats, Listen Up! Overpacking Is Robbing You Of The True Benefits Of Travel - Fine Living

The more I travel, the less I take with me.<p>It could be a koan, a testament to the power of travel to peel away your habits and preconceptions, letting you see the world for what it is, and its people for who they are.<p>But I’m just talking about stuff. I take less stuff with me on trips now.<p>Part of …

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3 Laundry Hacks That Will Make You Feel Like James Bond

Knowing how to deal with an unwanted stain is like being able to construct a beautiful fire pit or pack your suitcase so that nothing gets wrinkled—it's a small, insignificant thing, but it makes you feel like a complete badass. Does OxiClean work just as well? Yes, but only when you have some …

7 Interview Questions to Help You Assess Emotional Intelligence

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative …

These Upgraded Wardrobe Essentials Are Worth the Price

The voice of reason inside your head might tell you not to drop $1,500 on a blazer, $500 on sneakers or $140 on a single white tee. But before you …

Men's Fashion

Articles about 8-modern-desks-we-love on Dwell.com - Dwell

This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior design.<p>Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in …

Lofts

How to Expand Your Vocabulary

As copyeditor here at Gear Patrol, I’m responsible for the words. All the words. All the thousands of words that you read every day (if you’re loyal) …

Language

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

5 Ways to Add More Time to Your Day

Along with sleep, what do you spend most of your day doing? The answer is most likely consuming media — everything from reading emails, articles and …

Should I Eat Almond Butter?

<b>5/5 say yes.</b><p>All five of our experts are nuts for almond butter.<p>A standard 2-Tbsp serving of plain almond butter has 196 calories, about 7 grams of …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management