Natalie Force

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A Wonder Room – every school should have one

The large white 1950s telephone could have been a prop from the set of Mad Men. It shares a shelf with a vinyl-clad Vector Radio that looks as though it should be permanently tuned to Radio Luxembourg. Nearby is a black typewriter so old it might have been used in Billy Wilder's adaptation of The …

To encourage creativity, Mr Gove, you must first understand what it is

During a recent appearance on BBC's Question Time, Michael Gove, the secretary of state for education, extolled the importance of encouraging creativity in schools. He's right. Creativity is essential to the success and fulfilment of young people, to the vitality of our communities and to the …

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job …

Toxic culture of education: Joshua Katz at TEDxUniversityofAkron

A Japanese Method to Develop Creativity in Kids

Are Today's Youth Less Creative & Imaginative?

It sounds like the complaint of a jaded adult: Kids these days are narrow-minded and just not as creative as they used to be.<p>But researchers say they …

How schools kill creativity: Forget standardized tests, here’s how we really engage our kids

<b>(Marilyn Nieves via iStock)</b><p>Test makers rake in bucks, students and teachers chafe under the strain. Here’s a better way forward for everyone<p>Dr. Ken Robinson • Lou Aronica<p>April 26, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>From “Creative Schools”<p>I’ve now worked in education for more than forty years as a teacher, …

Daisy, Labrador Retriever (8 y/o), Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, MA • “She was pick of the litter and does agility. She can climb up our open metal spiral staircase, no problem.”

Daisy, Labrador Retriever (8 y/o), Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, MA • “She was pick of the litter and does agility. She can climb up our open metal …

Retrievers

Let us all judge ourselves by the criteria of the World Dog Surfing Championships

It is often said that the best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun. And yet, competitors in the sport are often judged on factors such as speed and the aptitude with which they combine dangerous maneuvers.<p>Not so in Pacifica, California, on Saturday (Aug.5), where the World Dog …

San Francisco

14 signs your dog is your best friend

There are plenty of reasons why dogs have earned the nickname “man’s best friend.” Unlike human BFFs, they never make a conversation all about …

Pets

Hairdos from America's most extreme dog grooming competitions

‘America’s Got Talent’ 2017: Heidi Klum, Seal and judges caught howling at Pompeyo Family Dogs [WATCH]

The “America’s Got Talent” 2017 judges — <b>Heidi Klum</b>, guest judge <b>Seal</b>, <b>Simon Cowell</b>, <b>Mel B</b> and <b>Howie Mandel</b> — were all caught howling as <b>Pompeyo Family …

How to Train Your Dog to Walk Off-Leash

Right now, my girlfriend and I are busy turning our 15-week-old puppy from a tiny ball of furry terror into a trustworthy adventure companion. And a big part of that is making Bowie reliable off-leash. Here’s how we’re doing that—and how you can, too, no matter your dog’s age.<p>(Why do dogs belong …

The Cuddly Tail of Guide Dogs

They're all good dogs–but some are also vital to their owner's wellbeing and independence.<p>Guide dogs are probably the best-known kind of assistance …

Puppies That Get Tough Love From Their Mum Make Better Guide Dogs

10/10 would pat them all!<p>Becoming a guide dog is hard. Not all pups have what it takes to navigate complex landscapes without pausing for hydrants, …