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10 Crazy Paradoxes That Will Blow Your Mind

A paradox is a premise that contradicts itself. It’s a situation that seems to defy logic by producing an inconsistency that goes against common …

Pedagogy

You Can Now Create Excellent Instructional Tutorials on Chromebooks Using Explain Everything App

August 23, 2015<br>More and more of our favourite educational tools are making it to Chromebooks. After the digital portfolio app Seesaw, here is Explain …

Education Technology

Revision Is Necessary for Learning

Is perfection even possible?<p>Perhaps we all reach for it in our own ways, but have some understanding of the fact that it won't happen.<p>The best we can …

Creative Writing

Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating new study shows that it’s …

Tips On Changing Middle School Behaviors, Einstein-Style

I started teaching years ago, full of energy and sure I could make change happen.<p>Twenty-five years later, I've made some mistakes along the way, but ultimately I've had more success than failure.<p>I guess that's why I keep teaching middle school.<p>Middle school teaching isn't for everyone. Some say …

Teaching

These 2 editing strategies help cure my blindness to dumb writing mistakes

My least favorite part about writing is how blind I can get.<p>The more time I spend with a piece, the harder it is to see the words with fresh eyes. I miss mistakes that would be obvious to anyone — except me.<p>The psychological research on concentration suggests so-called "disfluency" promotes deeper …

Time I

The Yoga-Inspired Workout Moves Every Runner Needs to Try

Nike Master Trainer Traci Copeland shared with Health five go-to active recovery moves a that are essential for pavement-pounders.<p>When it comes to …

Yoga

A Collection of Some of The Best Chromebook Apps for Teachers

August, 2015<br>One the occasion of the start of a new school year, <i>Educational Technology and Mobile Learning</i> is working on a series of posts aiming at …

Writing Fiction? 10 Common Writing Errors That Make You Look Like a Newbie

You’re about to work on your first big writing project. Whether it’s a novel, memoir, or short story, you don’t want everyone to <i>know</i> it’s your first …

Creative Writing

7 Yoga Poses to Help You Wake Up

Unless you're a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed morning person who hops out of bed with the sunrise, getting up in the morning can be tough. With the alarm going off, the day's agenda jolting us awake and the morning routine underway, we often start our days in a stressed out state.<p>Instead of making your …

Yoga

'Flipped' classroom sees kids do homework at school after watching online videos

As Canadian kids prepare to head back to school, there's a growing movement gaining traction across the country that involves students learning their …

Teaching

Great reading strategies: ‘First lines’ for developing comprehension

<b>Throughout the summer I’ve been posting a series of posts looking at communicative classroom reading strategies. I’ve started each post with this</b> …

Teaching

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude. Both determine how your child interprets the world. And …

How writing a short story will improve your writing skills

The short story has a long and rich tradition, spanning everything from the gothic to the contemporary. Writing a short story will improve your …

Creative Writing

7 Types of Tech all High School Students Should Use this Year

This article was written specifically for high school students and those who teach them. Teachers, you should not be solely teaching students the …

Education Technology

Ten Things Master Teachers Do

New Teacher Needs<br>August 13, 2015 | Volume <b>10</b> | Issue <b>23</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Ten Things Master Teachers Do<p>Annette Breaux<p>Master teachers—those who …

Teaching

The latest Google Drive Updates for Teachers

August 13, 2015<br>In the course of the last three to four months ago, Google has been releasing new updates to Google Drive almost on a weekly basis. So …

Google Docs

6 Easy Content Editing Tricks You Need To Copy

Hello, my name is Taylor, and I’m an over-editor.<p>The first step to fixing a problem is admitting you have one, right?<p>I know I am not alone when it …

Google Docs

5 Self-Control Strategies for Students

In my summer class, <i>Making and Breaking Habits</i>, we brainstormed a list of self-control strategies, including:<p><b>Don’t study in your bedroom!</b> Yes, it’s …

10 commonly misspelled words

Misspelling is rampant on the Internet. The 10 frequent fumbles listed below attest to that.<p>For fun, I did a search for the incorrect version of nine …

Language

The 10 Most Challenging Ski Resorts in The United States.

Jackson Hole, WY<p>Known for one of the hardest inbounds run in the country (Corbets Couloir), JHMR serves up the rowdiest skiing in the lower 48. With …

19 Back-To-School Classroom Ideas That Will Knock Your Students' Socks Off

Summer is coming to a close and teachers across the country are gearing up for the school year with lesson planning, supply shopping and classroom decorating.<p>If you're a teacher and you're having a hard time getting your classroom game on point, we've got you covered. Check out these 19 DIY …

Teaching

The most incredible natural phenomena around the world

Some of these natural phenomena are so bizarre that it can be tough to believe they exist, but the breathtaking and eerie wonders reveal nature's immense power.<p>From a bright pink lake in Australia to the Northern Lights, here are some of the world's most fascinating natural marvels.

Nature

What Cutting Edge Looks Like In A School In 2015

Ready for a new school year? Your child probably spent the summer learning new skills or leveling up existing ones, be it coding, painting, swimming or music. When kids build skills, they acquire a greater sense of confidence and curiosity that will make them hungry for even more accomplishments. …

Education Technology

Secrets For Better Yoga Arm Balances

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Struggling with arm balances? From Crane (Crow) Pose to an all-out Handstand, the form in the hands and forearms remains the same. Mastering this form will help you build the proper foundation to support your weight throughout your inversion practice.<p>3 Secrets for Better Arm …

Yoga

10 Mind-Blowing TED Talks On How To Be Confident, Gorgeous- And A Better Person

1. Your Body Language Influences the Way You Feel<p>In this video, social Psychologist Amy Cuddy discusses research that shows how body language shapes …

Vocabulary Strategies for Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners - Market Brief

I am a visual learner. I learn best through seeing words, text, slides, pictures, graphics, outlines, charts, diagrams, lists, notes, basically …

Language Learning