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Types of Online Jobs for Teachers

As higher education institutions continue to make distance learning a part of their long-term strategies, the need for online teachers--and other …

The Sexual Coercion Epidemic in Porn

Porn star Lana Rhoades accused porn director Pierre Woodman of trying to trick her into doing sex acts beyond her limits, claiming her agent gave the …

How to be a minimalist teacher

Using the principles of minimalism has helped me to have more impact in school – and a calmer professional life<p>The new school year arrives with a flurry of activity: resources to prepare, PowerPoints to write, new classroom displays to create. By the time students arrive we are slumped in the …

5 total participation techniques to make every student an active learner

Persida and William Himmele are a husband-and-wife teacher team who have conducted over 500 presentations around the world and coauthored the book …

Teaching

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Chickpeas

Hummus is great...but these options are pretty great, too.<p>By now, you’ve probably heard all the buzz about chickpeas. They’re a good source of plant-based protein and soluble fiber. Not only that, they’re chock full of vitamins and minerals like folate, magnesium, potassium and polyunsaturated …

How to Reverse Aging and Become Whoever You Want to Be

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study.<p>In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group was told they were responsible for keeping their plant alive, and that …

Self-improvement

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

The Best Sites For ELLs To Practice Online Dictation

Dictation exercises in class, where English Language Learners need to listen and write down what they hear, is an excellent language-learning …

Use Some Time During Summer Break To Heal

Instead of using summer to squeeze in back-to-back PD or obsessively plan for the coming year, teachers can benefit by devoting some time to restore …

Jon Kabat-Zinn

What to plant in your garden: a year-round guide

All it requires is a little bit of planning...<p><b>It's not impossible to achieve a beautiful, colourful garden all year round – all it requires is a</b> …

Every Teacher With An ELL Student In Their Class Can Benefit From Watching This Video!

ELL teacher Valentina Gonzalez created this video.<p>Here’s how she describes it:<p><i>This video demonstrates instruction that is made comprehensible and</i> …

Canadian Twittersphere erupts after Trudeau forgets Alberta in speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a passionate shoutout to all of the country's provinces and territories.<p>Or so he thought.<p>He forgot Alberta.<p>"We may live in British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince …

Canada

10 harmless mind tricks that make people like you

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to …

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Four years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

Language Learning

This Entrepreneur's Secret for Going From Bartender to 7-Figures a Year

Instead trying to get hordes of customers, he focused on getting a few who pay top dollar.<p>Equal Rights Advocate, Promoting Amazing Companies Across the Globe<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s say you run a business, or you’re an entrepreneur, or simply a freelancer. …

Business Strategy

Always jump to the worst-case scenario? Here’s how to stop

When we obsess about what might possibly happen in the future, our imaginations can easily push us off the edge and into deep waters. Thoughts like these are so prevalent in modern society that psychologists have given them a name: awfulizing.<p>Cognitive psychologist Dr. Albert Ellis, the pioneer of …

Self-help

The One Mindfulness Technique That Will Improve Your Conversations Forever

Listening seems like a natural skill that we all can do, however not everyone remains present the whole time someone is talking. In fact, our minds …

Mindfulness

Google’s AI Turns Your Crappy Doodles Into Proper Pictures - MIT Technology Review

You no longer need to worry if your drawing is awful, because Google’s neural networks have your back—some of the time, at least.<p>The company has just …

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan © via @TeacherToolkit #5MinPlan

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Updated <i></i>November 2017<p>Welcome to the <i>original</i> place to find context for The 5 Minute Lesson Plan ©.<p>… used by hundreds of …

21 Fab Christmas Gift Kits for the DIY Lover on Your List

If you have a friend that loves to tackle new craft projects, then put down that mundane gift set and check out these do-it-yourself kits and classes. DIY lovers are some of the coolest people to shop for because they are *all* about learning new skills, trying out crafty home decor or playing …

Crafting

Want to Increase Happiness and Avoid Burnout? Science Says Do These 3 Simple Things

While anyone can do them, one may just start a riot.<p>Happiness was a hot business topic in 2016, and something tells me it's not going away in 2017.<p>The research that has come out over the last several years published in books by positive psychology researchers like Shawn Achor, MartinSeligman, Tal …

Happiness

4 eLearning Companies You Should Watch Out For in 2017

The world can always use more lifelong learners. Aside from the experience gained from pursuing a career, people leverage technology for …

The napkin folding trick that will make your Christmas dinner party so much better

Watch as your guests 'ooh' and 'aah'.<p>If you're the host or hostess this Christmas, you'll spend hours planning the most joyous table centrepiece, …

Do Your Subjects & Verbs Always Agree?

We know that a singular subject goes with a singular verb, and a plural subject goes with a plural verb. This is fairly straight forward and won’t …

14 SUPER CUTE Reindeer Crafts for the Kids to Make this Christmas!

Failed to connect to managewp.org port 443: Connection refusedFailed to connect to managewp.org port 443: Connection refused<p>Christmas wouldn’t be …

Cute

16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

Self-help

Amazing Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Las Vegas for Free

Las Vegas is best known for its opulent casinos and hotels, live shows, fine dining, and generally all the best ways to make your travel budget …

How to Make a Rag Quilt - DIY

<i>Learn how to make a soft and simple rag quilt by following this step-by-step guide.</i><p>By Angela and Cloe Walters<p>May 2016<p><i>Kids can quilt! In</i> Get Quilting …

Quilting

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …