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Watch this Detroit student read his poem about teachers who thought his differences were ADHD

Damon Hogan often was misunderstood in school.<p>He frequently found himself in trouble because when he finished his school work faster than other …

Special Education

5 Ways to Blend Technology Into Outdoor Lessons - Fall 2018

Description<p>The beginning of the new school when the weather is still warm is a great time to take your students outside for some lessons. In this …

Q&A Collections: Reading Instruction

During the summer I will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past seven years. You can see all those …

Teaching

Flipped Learning 2.0: Rethinking the Flipped Classroom Model

<i>By Scott Nadzan</i><p>Flipped learning has been a commonly-used buzzword in education for several years now, and everyone has different feelings about it. …

Education Technology

The Discovery of the Lost Inca City of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu<p>On July 24, 1911, while he was looking for a city called Vilcamba, Hiram Bingham discovered one of the most mysterious towns of all …

South America

Three Online Review Game Platforms That Support Team Play

Playing a review game is a fun way for students to test their understanding of a topic. At the same time those review games can give you insight into …

Education Technology

The science of resilience: What are the ingredients that help people cope?

Resilience is on many people's minds these days. Hurricanes and fires regularly wallop communities. The risks of climate change loom large, and the …

Children struggle to hold pens because of excessive use of iPads, claim experts

Children are struggling to use and pencils because the excessive use of touchscreen phones and iPads is damaging their dexterity, specialists have claimed.<p>Paediatric doctors, handwriting experts and orthopaedic therapists are warning that although youngsters can swipe a screen, they no longer have …

Touchscreens

What's So Scary About Stillness?

I'm a doer, always have been. As a matter of fact, I can recall my mom laughing while retelling stories from my childhood how I was still moving. Up …

Meditation

“Under-Used Teaching & Learning Strategies”

Under-Used Teaching & Learning Strategies is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. In it, Kathy Glass, Amber Chandler, Carol …

Teaching

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

Happiness

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend to grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

Sentier d'idées | Animals In Winter

Overview<p>Winter in Canada is the season from December 21 to March 21 and is associated with cold and snow. Animals do many different, amazing things …

First grader’s somber response to a class puzzle has the Internet questioning life

A first grade student's response to a class "puzzle of the week" is so deep, adults are debating it in a Twitter thread exceeding 2,000 replies and …

The 9 Words Parents Should Never Say to Their Kids

The rhyme says ‘words will never hurt me,’ but when used on children these 9 epithets could cause damage.<p>The fight over the efficacy and cultural …

What Is Fluency and How Do I Support It in the Classroom?

What is fluency?<p>While the word has several meanings, when it comes to education, teachers are most often referring to reading fluency.<p>Leading …

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom uses this simple trick to avoid putting things off. And so can you.<p>Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the …

96 Things to Do When You're Bored

Years ago when I was going through a hard time, my therapist recommended that I read Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s <i>Your Erroneous Zones</i>. This book changed my …

13 Yummy Christmas Cookies from Around the World

Heaping plates of Christmas cookies are basically synonymous with the holidays. It seems that nearly every country around the globe has their own variation of the holiday classic. In fact, some of these regions have been making a version for hundreds of years. If you’re looking for a way to …

It's Official: The World Bank Will Stop Fossil Fuel Financing After 2019

This is HUGE.<p>In a move sure to be celebrated by opponents of fossil fuel-based energy, the World Bank has just made a huge announcement at the One …

Fossil Fuels

How to deal with your emotions and take control of your life

Mark Manson, the author of 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck," explains how to better handle our emotions. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Mark Manson</b><b>:</b> My name is Mark Manson. I am the New York Times best-selling author of "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck."<p>How do I control my …

Why are these 32 symbols found in caves all over Europe | Genevieve von Petzinger

Great Writing Prompts for Elementary School Students

Last month Night Zookeeper launched a fantastic creative writing platform called Writing Sparks. Writing Sparks offers timed writing prompts to share …

One Key Question May Help Children Get Deeper Meaning From Stories

A researcher has found that asking young children why things happened in a story that's been read to them helps them discover the moral lesson an …

Teaching

How To Support Students That Never Come To School

...The post How To Support Students That Never Come To School appeared first on TeachThought.

Working out can help you learn a language more easily

by Gretchen Reynolds<p>Learning a second language as an adult is difficult. But the process may be eased if you exercise while learning.<p>A new study …

Educational Leadership - September 2017 - 37

One great lesson I’ve learned as a school leader is that a key to sustaining positive learning outcomes is synchronizing your agenda with the needs …

Educational Leadership - September 2017 - 55

Let’s face it: Students on the autism spectrum bring a vast array of challenges into the learning environment: relentless anxiety, repetitive …

Reimagining Back to School Night

For years, we have forced parents to sit & listen at Back to School Night. While they may leave with information about the school or their child’s …