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Neuroscience is unlocking mysteries of the teenage brain

How would you describe an average teenager? For most people, the following characteristics might come to mind: moody, impulsive, risk taking, likely …

Teens

Meditation and Restorative Yoga for Chest & Shoulders

Meditation and Restorative Yoga for Chest & Shoulders<p>Faith Hunter | 15 Minutes<p>AdvancedAll LevelsBeginnerIntermediateRestorativeRelaxationStress & …

Yoga

Are Special Education Students Being Written Off?

I don’t think this is happening intentionally. But it is happening.<p>Special education students (SpEd students) are being written off almost entirely …

Pedagogy

Four essential ingredients to teaching reading comprehension

Candy floss is amazing stuff. It is soft and easily moulded, but quickly dissolves. As I was watching a candy floss seller skilfully creating …

Teaching

Are We Modeling A Growth Mindset For Our Students?

Those of you that have followed my blog for a while know that I love to share content based technology resources that I have created to teach my own …

Pedagogy

2018 Top Tools And Websites For Small Businesses

As a business owner, it’s crucial that I am able to tackle challenges, all while managing people, tasks, and finances. These are my go-to resources for making that possible. The apps and websites listed below can add immense value to your business in a myriad of ways<b>—</b>from enhancing your company …

Small Business

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

“<i>Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed.</i>” - Seymour Papert <br>When …

Pedagogy

'The reason for teacher burnout? The Big Brother culture'

This week, I’ll be participating in the live debate hosted by <i>Tes</i>: <i>"</i>Burn-out: How can we keep the best teachers teaching?"<p>The key question for me is: …

Teaching

‘I was a teacher for 17 years, but I couldn’t read or write’

<b>John Corcoran grew up in New Mexico in the US during the 1940s and 50s. One of six siblings, he graduated from high school, went on to university, and became a teacher in the 1960s - a job he held for 17 years. But, as he explains here, he hid an extraordinary secret.</b><p>When I was a child I was told …

Teaching

Top 7 Science Websites for Kids

Websites can give kids a great introduction to science, and there are some wonderful kid-friendly science websites to check out. Not only do kids …

Kids

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.<p>Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National …

Education

Psychologists Studied 5,000 Genius Kids for 45 Years — Here Are Their 6 Key Takeaways

Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half …

Education

Want a 300 Percent Return on Investment? Try This Problem-Solving Practice

Align and get things done faster.<p>Design thinking is probably a term you hear every day, but have you woven it into the DNA of your business? Do you operate under the misconception that you don't run a creative business and therefore design is merely a superficial exercise, or the chrome you add at …

Design

STEM may be the future—but liberal arts are timeless

Recently I was part of a dinner conversation attended by a range of leaders in the tech world, from people running incubators and accelerators to ad agencies and design studios. The guest list included representatives from Facebook, Grand Central Tech, BetaWorks, IDEO, and Ipsos.<p>But despite their …

Empowering Learners to Think with Performance Tasks

Pedagogy has been at the forefront of my thinking and work as of late. Decades of solid research have laid the foundation for current studies that …

Speaking is Natural Reading & Writing Needs to be Taught | Times Square Chronicles

Speaking is Natural Reading & Writing Needs to be Taught<p>Have you ever stressed or simply thought about a fact that a newborn baby learns to speak …

The New Facebook Algorithm: Secrets Behind How It Works and What You Can Do To Succeed

The Facebook algorithm is constantly evolving in order to provide a better experience for users.<p>But few changes to the algorithm have sparked as much …

Facebook Live

10 stock market words you need to understand when the Dow Jones turns bumpy

The stock market’s wild ride since last week has captivated millions of casual investors who rarely follow its daily movements so closely.<p>The news reports, in turn, have bombarded the uninitiated with stock market lingo that may sound strange.<p>Here’s a quick glossary:<p><b>• Correction.</b> A market drop of …

Stock Markets

If You're Not Sore From This Jillian Michaels Butt Workout, You're Probably Not Human

We can always count on trainer and fitness guru Jillian Michaels to give us trusty workouts, exercise tips, and general motivation for kicking ass on the daily. The badass mom is back once again, this time with a booty workout that will surely leave you sore when you wake up the next …

Acting out, acting their age or something more serious? Dealing with difficult behaviour in children

<i>This series draws on the latest research on back to school transitions. In it, the experts explain how best to prepare children for school, and</i> …

Behavior

How to invest: An essential guide for beginners ~ Get Rich Slowly

When I told readers that January would be “back to basics” month at Get Rich Slowly, the number-one request I received was to write about how to …

4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster | Inc.com

<i>What can we do to learn better and faster? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience, on Quora:</b><p>Learning can be hard work. That's what …

Machine Learning

New curriculum to include Indigenous education

A group of educators from northern Ontario’s school boards, including Alexa McKinnon, director of education for Superior North Catholic District …

Conference focuses on improving literacy, numeracy in Manitoba

The province wants to hear from Manitobans to help develop a new, long-term strategy for improving literacy and numeracy.<p>The government will hold a …

Canada

Giving young Canadians the digital skills needed for jobs of the future

CanCode program to benefit more than 1 million young Canadians and their teachers January 22, 2018 – Mississauga, Ontario Learning digital skills …

Canada

Opinion | Canada has work to do if we want to become a high-tech powerhouse

<b>• Making offshore tech workers more welcome in Canada.</b> Ottawa’s fast-track program of approving visas for successful applicants within two weeks has …

Canada

French advocacy group says VSB broke its commitment for 2018 programming

The recently elected Vancouver School Board is falling short on its commitment to reverse recent cuts to French language spaces, according to a …

Canada

Math Anxiety: An Important Component of Mathematical Success

Mathematics education in Ontario is a hotly debated topic, a large emphasis lately being on whether we should focus on the newer “discovery math” …

Mathematics

Hitting the books: How Alberta Education is rewriting curriculum for the next generation of students

Alberta’s ambitious plan to overhaul its K-12 school curriculum got political in 2017. United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney accused the NDP …

Ontario to spend $784M on new school construction and repairs

TORONTO — Ontario will spend $784 million this year to build or renovate 79 schools across the province but opposition critics say it’s not enough to …