Melissa Edwards Mohammed

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Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

1. Start Slow<p>Experiencing comprehensive student-centered instruction for the first time makes some kids uneasy. I’ll never forget the high school …

Teaching

How to Tell If You’re a Jerk - Issue 40: Learning

Here’s something you probably didn’t do this morning: Look in the mirror and ask, <i>am I a jerk?</i>It seems like a reasonable question. There are, …

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …

Data Mining

How to stop being annoyed by life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you get easily annoyed? At times, does that emotion quickly escalate to anger? You are not alone.<p>You shouldn't live with it, though.<p>Beyond improvements to your general mood and happiness, taming your anger can have important benefits to your health. Constant stress and aggravation is …

Mindfulness

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Relieve Your Stress

If you're feeling stressed--and who isn't?--let these quotes motivate you and inspire you.<p>Many of us struggle with stress--at work and in our personal life. Like any problem, stress requires a strategic approach to conquer, or at least manage.<p>Stress is real, but we always have a choice--we can let …

How to Stay Motivated When You Feel Like Giving Up

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The Hidden Leadership Skill Every Good Parent Eventually Masters

Like military commanders, effective parents know how to create guidelines, set expectations, and get out of the way.<p>The fact that saying “parenting is a full-time job” is cliche doesn’t make it any less true. But we seldom see parents–with all the hard work and specialist skills they bring to the …

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

A Harvard Psychologist Says This Trait Matters Most: 10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

5 Teacher-Recommended Podcasts that Will Enrich, Entertain and Inspire You

By: Kristine Scharaldi. How can a busy teacher find time to discover innovative ideas and new technology tools? Here are five teacher recommended …

Education Technology

The Importance of Word Choice

<i>by guest blogger Katharine Ashe, best-selling author of historical romance novels</i><p>Penis.<p>(I do have a point here.)<p>Sometimes when I'm grading a student's paper and I find a misused word, I circle it and write "Word Choice."<p>There is, of course, a lot more to choosing the right word than dictionary …

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