Michelle O'Connell

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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, …

The saddest little bookworm: Baby breaks into inconsolable sobs every time mother finishes reading book

It's not unusual for readers to wipe away tears of emotion after finishing a good novel - but this baby may just lay claim to being the saddest …

The Parenting Clichᅢᄅ I Cannot Stand

Yes, I know, and I agree: Motherhood is precious. Babies are miracles. Time goes too fast. The days are long, but the years are short. But here's what people don't get: I can enjoy my baby and still wish he would sleep.<p>At the start of Lent this year, I was the sleep-deprived mom of a 3-month-old …

Motherhood

A nutritionist explains when it's worth buying organic — and how much more it will cost you

The experience got me thinking about whether or not it's worth it to go the organic route, especially for items where there is a more significant price difference.<p>I decided to consult an expert, and turned to Rania Batayneh, MPH, nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet."<p>Batayneh told me …

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Must Watch TED Talks on The Power of Reading Books

August, 2015<br>Books hold a deep magic, an empowering spell that once cracked open could illuminate the entire universe of the self. Books are semiotic …

Man builds cool feeding machine that allows cat to hunt for food

Here kitty kitty! Cats, they've got minds of their own. They roam around like they're on a mission, and often find themselves getting into mysterious places, searching for what seems like hidden treasures. But perhaps all they're really looking for is a little mouse — think "Tom and Jerry" and …

‘Growth mindset’ is not just for school students, teachers can grow their minds too

Most educators would be aware of the term ‘growth mindset’ by now. The idea is you can work on being smarter. Whatever abilities and talents you have …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Hello Guzzlers.<p>It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you find it as brilliant as I do.<p>Can you solve it? How can you engineer a country with more girls than boys?<p>Read more<p>Area Maze is the …

My New Favorite Picture Books Part 2

As promised, I have more great new (to me) picture books to share. This collection of funny, moving, and stunningly beautiful books are a must add to …

The 10 Most Powerful Things You Can Say to Your Kids

Effective conversation helps parents create lasting, meaningful relationships with their kids. These 10 powerful statements can get you started on …

Parents could get automatic right to delay school for summer-born babies

New figures suggest that children born in August are 50 per cent more likely to be labelled as having “special needs”, when they might only be young for their year<p>Parents of children with summer birthdays could be allowed to start school a year later, after official figures showed that August-born …

Quirky Discipline Rules That Work

Tired of nagging and scolding? Try these 7 surprising solutions.<p>Shutterstock<p>I've made a lot of bad rules in the decade I've been a mom, from …

12 Summer Freezer Meals for Under $70

I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do in the summer is spend all my time in the kitchen preparing meals! It is much too short and I …

Cooking

When A Little Kid Gives Adults A Lesson In Humanity…