Nikki Putnam

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Storytelling in Teaching

<i>“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.”<br>– Indian Proverb</i><p>Once …

Three Good Places to Find Music and Sounds for Multimedia Projects

Two weeks ago my tip of the week prompted a bunch of questions from readers regarding where to find and how to use music in multimedia projects. Much …

Education Technology

21 intriguing books I want to read in 2018

Every year, I read advance copies of dozens of big idea and business books. So do other authors, but we all do it separately—and rarely get a chance to discuss, debate, and share our insights. My resolution this year is to change that.<p>I've started a book club with Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, and …

Creative Work

13 Incredible New Books to Add to Your Bookshelf This Month

Books

So You Want to Read Literary Horror: Here’s Where to Start

The Remastered, Full-Color Edition<p>If you haven’t read <i>House of Leaves</i>, go grab a copy now. We’re happy to wait, it’s just that good. I’m pretty …

Reality TV

My Favorite Books by Women in 2017

This time last year I was exhausted. Exhausted from reading. Reading every tome, thread, tweet about the 2016 election. My brain was flooded with …

Books

A Translator’s Reckoning With the Women of the Odyssey

Since I completed my translation of the Odyssey, which is the first published version of Homer’s epic in English translated by a woman, readers have often assumed that I must sympathize above all with the story’s female characters. I am asked, in particular, about my interpretation of Penelope, …

If you missed these 10 books in 2017, go back and read them now

Drawing on <i>Maclean’s</i> monthly book reviews over the last year, here are the 10 best works of fiction and non-fiction in 2017 as chosen by Brian …

The 10 Best Thriller Novels Of 2017

From missing girls and small-town murders to deadly wooded terrain and pristine apartments with (nefarious) minds of their own, the best thriller …

Debunking The Homework Myth: 4 Must Read Books for Teachers and Educators

Homework is a topic that is hotly debated within education circles. It is also a divisive issue that divides the education community into two main …

Teaching

Live in Spain or Germany for FREE in Exchange for Speaking English!

Teaching Traveling: Want a way to live for free in Spain or Germany (food and housing covered!) for a week or more through short-term teaching? Check …

Best Mysteries And Thrillers Of 2017

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Magpie Murders</b> by Anthony Horowitz<p>"Fans who still mourn the passing of Agatha Christie, the model who's evoked here in dozens of telltale details, will welcome this wildly inventive homage/update/commentary as the most fiendishly …

Best Fiction of 2017

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>Reviewed: July 17, 2017<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>"Very smart and very entertaining."<p>All …

Books

Americans who haven't gone to college are way worse off today than 40 years ago

Several decades ago, regular Americans could get by with a decent job and a decent wage with only a high school diploma.<p>But things are very different today.<p>In a note to clients, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Michelle Meyer and Anna Zhou shared a chart showing trends in real wages broken down by …

High School

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Middle School

From The Second Sex to The Beauty Myth: 10 of the best feminist texts

Twentieth-century polemical writing that changed the way we think about gender

These Are Our Favorite Books Of 2017 — So Far

We may be living in a Golden Age of television, where you can hang out on the couch and watch hours of award-winning series that are legitimately …

27 of the Best Books to Read This Fall

Featuring new books from Hillary Clinton, Esther Perel, Jennifer Egan, and Celeste Ng.<p>Fall weather is reading weather. Everyone thinks so, including literary heavyweights like Jeffrey Eugenides, Salman Rushdie, and Isabel Allende, who have new books coming this season. Whether you're searching for …

Media scholar on Trump TV: “This is Orwellian, and it’s happening right now, right here”

The president has launched an online TV network. He’s calling it “real news.”<p>“Overall, since the president took office, President Trump has created more than 1 million new jobs, the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low, and consumer confidence is at a 16-year high — all while the Dow Jones …

9 Civil War Novels To Read Instead Of Watching 'Confederate'

While HBO viewers have been waiting with bated breath for the inevitable Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen romantic story arc, we've also been forced to …

19 Novels to Stoke Your Wanderlust

What's just as good as going on a new adventure?<p>Riding shotgun as John Steinbeck boards a dusty pickup with his beloved pooch and sets off on a road …

“Writing Sparks” Could Be A Useful Online Writing Tool

Writing Sparks is a new free online writing tool made by the creators of The Night Zookeeper, a paid-subscription online writing program.<p>Writing …

Writing

How to respond to rude, disrespectful student attitudes

I’ve written A LOT about behavior management: creating a strong, positive classroom culture and being proactive, as well as what to do about extreme …

4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers

<b>4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers</b><p>by <b>Dr. Jimmy Shaw</b> and <b>Nira Dale</b><p>“Coaching and teaching–the process is one-in-the-same,” explains Assistant …

Here Is A Wonderful Tool to Annotate Images and Videos and Create Interactive Content to Use in Class

March 25, 2017 ThingLink Edu is one of the best web tools you can use to annotate images and videos and create media rich visuals to share with your …

15 Humor Books That Are Capable Of Literally Making You Laugh Out Loud

From short stories and poetry, to comics and memoirs!

Comedy

“Everyone Is A Teacher” Is A New Engagement Strategy I’m Using & It Seems To Be Working

We’re going into the home-stretch of the new year, and I’m always trying to figure out new ways to finish strong (see The Best Ways To Finish The …

Here’s A Great Motivating Question For Students To Consider…

Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work is a new and short article in The Harvard Business Review.<p>It contains a number of useful …

Donald Trump’s tremendous Sermon on the Mount

The Lord is my shepherd. OK? Totally. Big league. He is a tremendous shepherd. The best. No comparison. I know more than most people about herding …

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books