Stephanie Wright

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How anxiety around math hurts student performance

To self-described math geek Adam Spencer, "math is beautiful."<p>"It's natural. It's everywhere. Numbers are the musical notes with which symphony of …

Collaborative Projects Can Work in Any Subject

If we say we want students to become critical thinking life-long learners, we need to provide projects that encourage them to engage in creative …

Pedagogy

Meaningful Ain’t Always Measurable.

Lemme share a funny story with you. Several years ago, a school that I was working in went through a trend where every teacher was required to post a …

Teaching

Want Students to See Themselves as Thinkers? Get Them Writing

By Gary G. Abud, Jr.<p>Have you ever been told that you were good at something, but you didn't believe it?<p>I thought about this while reading <i>The Dot,</i> by …

sentence combining (grammar and composition)

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p><b>Definition</b><p><i>Sentence combining</i> is the process of joining two or more short, simple sentences to make one …

Jonathan E. Martin

Jonathan Martin is the Director of K12 Consulting for ACT Inc., and the principal of his educational consulting practice, JonathanEMartin Ed. …

Education

Kristoffer Lawson talks about a future where you zoom into work

Kristoffer Lawson created one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while: Solu, the social computer. His tiny device uses a unique UI and UX to allow you to connect with friends and collaborate using an icon-based OS that lets you zoom in and out of work.<p>Lawson and I spoke about the future of …

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14 Educators You Should Follow on Flipboard

<i>Educators have the power to change lives. More than mere teachers, the most influential instructors go beyond copying lesson plans and assigning homework; they inspire, guide, connect and support their pupils on multiple levels, developing innovative ways to enhance student learning and optimize</i> …

8 Life-Changing Lessons You Can Learn in 3 Minutes From Ultra-Short TED Talks

If you've got three minutes, you can learn what you need for success, how to start a movement--and a better way to tie your shoes.

Crime

Rachel Dolezal Breaks Silence: 'I Identify as Black'

Rachel Dolezal has spoken out about the “complexity” of her identity for the first time since news broke that she had been masquerading as a black …

Amazon ponders crowdsourcing deliveries with 'On My Way' program

Amazon (AMZN) is considering enlisting everyday people to pick up and drop off packages for customers, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>Sources …

Why the Strap-On Sex Scene In "Orange Is the New Black" Is So Important to Lesbians

The show doesn't just depict lesbian sex that might appeal to a straight man — and praise be to that.<p><i>Orange Is the New Black</i> has been like catnip to queer women since it premiered, consistently featuring a diverse cast of ladies — gay, straight, bisexual; black, white, Asian — getting it on. But …

TV

Cellphones in school: a teaching tool or distraction?

After 20 years of teaching, Miriam Morgenstern is calling it quits this month. The Lowell High School history and ESL teacher is starting an …

Spokane NAACP head Rachel Dolezal steps down

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rachel Dolezal resigned as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter Monday just days after her parents said she is a white …

Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal a lesson in how racism works

Legendary comedian Paul Mooney once famously quipped, “Everybody wanna be a nigga, but nobody wanna be a nigga.” Mooney, who is black, was describing …

4 Good Resources That Provide Digital Textbooks for Teachers

June 12, 2015<br>We got a couple of requests over the past few weeks from teachers asking about digital textbook resources. Here are some of the websites …

Education Technology

Why Public Education isn't Working

<b>Maya Angelo, if you teach, you have to live your teaching</b><p><b>The system is not broken because of a lack of great teachers. It is broken in spite of great teachers showing up everyday.</b><p>The current school system was developed by Horace Mann, which he called, " The Common School," later being called the, " …

20 New Food Books to Read This Summer

Whether you're into something light and quick or more pensive and poignant, here are 20 new food books for you to read this summer.<p>It's summer, which means it's prime season for reading for pleasure, so here's our food lovers' guide to the new books coming out. Whether you want something light and …

Books

Lessons from death row inmates | David R. Dow

YouTube

How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer

YouTube

Schools that work for kids – @E_Sheninger

“No longer should we have school and real life as separate entities.” So concludes Eric Sheninger’s TEDxBurnsvilleED talk: “Schools that work for …

Education

10 Best TED Talks of 2014 for Educators

TED Talks are a major source of inspiration for educators who need a morale boost, a discussion starter, or a new perspective. The year 2014 brought …

TED Talks

The secret to desire in a long-term relationship | Esther Perel

YouTube

Colin Powell: Kids need structure

TED Talks

Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

Jane Goodall

15 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Weekday mornings can be rough. Between getting kiddos ready for school, last-minute presentation prep, hitting the snooze button a few too many times and a million other reasons, breakfast can easily fall by the wayside. And a wholesome AM meal? Forget about it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. …

Breakfast

The Secrets To Limiting Your Mental Fatigue

It’s impossible to avoid everything that drains you, but you can restructure your day to make the most out of your decision-making power.<p>Most tasks, at least for professionals and knowledge workers, lead to some mental fatigue. After all, we are constantly engaging in activities that involve …