Shawn Martens

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Copying Paintings of the Masters and Other Artists

One of the tried and true techniques of classical art training is to copy the work of the Old Masters, those who painted before the 18th century. …

Christians Turn To Podcasts To Say Things They Can't Say In Church

Toby Morrell curses and talks about sex on his podcast. Mike McHargue talks about evolution and LGBTQ issues on his. These things would be typical on most podcasts — but McHargue and Morrell's audiences are almost entirely Christian.<p>A study by the Pew Research Center, released in 2015, shows that …

7 Time-Saving Strategies For Teachers That Put Students First

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The Best Tools For Creating Clozes (Gap-Fills)

Clozes, also know as “gap-fills,” are good tools for assessing vocabulary and comprehension and for helping students learn about context clues.<p>Most …

12 Tools That Made The Biggest Difference In My Teaching

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8 fun skills you can learn online in an afternoon

Anyone with an internet connection has access to education. Here's a sampling of the knowledge that awaits you.<p>These days, you can pretty much find a …

WATCH: Beautiful! How all of history culminates in the birth of Jesus

An artist dramatically brings the story of salvation to life<p>This gorgeous video by the Skit Guys captures the work of a talented artist at high speed …

No, Jesus Wasn’t Born To Die (The Part of the Christmas Story We Screw Up)

For those of us who grew up in conservative or even moderate versions of Christianity, the Christmas story often begins with a pretty twisted …

Apple Wants to Teach Your Kids How to Code for Free

While Elon Musk is racing for Mars, there’s another race happening in school systems around the world: the race to integrate computer science into …

Top 16 Books of 2016

December is a month for making lists, and my favorite annual list to make is top books of the year. I check this list more than twice, however — …

Theology

“Young Writers Program” Looks Like An Excellent Online Site To Assist Student Writing

The longer I teach, the more I realized I don’t know…<p>I just learned that November is National Novel Writing Month, and that there is a fabulous new …

Draw like an artist: go from "I can't draw" to "handmade art for sale"

Boing Boing-beloved artist Chris Locke (previously) writes, "World-famous artist and middle-school art teacher Christopher Locke has published a new …

Here are reasons why your child may need to skip a grade

Johns Hopkins University showed two out of every seven children are ready for a higher-grade curriculum<p>Jonathan Wai • Ann Lupkowski Shoplik • Susan Assouline<p>October 22, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.<p>The American school system …

Students

The illustrator whose cartoons sum up how hard being an adult is

You wish away your childhood waiting to be an adult, only to realise that being a grown-up is actually pretty awful. It's that horrible realisation …

Cartoons

Interview: On faith and science with Vatican Astronomer Br. Guy Consolmagno

The director of the Vatican Observatory explains why it's possible -- and rational -- to be a scientist and believe in God<p>Is an imperfect …

Faith

Dad And Kids Spend A Year Painting 1,000 Rocks For Best Game Of ‘I Spy’ Ever

The rocks were hidden across the city for the massive “I Spy” game<p>A family who loves art has created a seriously cool project that everyone in their …

We Talked to Montreal’s Male Strippers About Their Female Clients and Drug Use Among Dancers

There's some solid reasons to not take Viagra before dancing.<p>Most of us are sexual hypocrites. We consume porn and visit strip clubs while loudly condemning the nature and morality of the people working in these industries.<p>Female strippers, for example, are largely still viewed as examples of …

Sleek Christian Books Deliver The Gospels To An Instagram Generation

A Kickstarter for the project has raised over $35,000.<p>In an era of endless Instagram feeds and around-the-clock photo sharing, the timing seems ripe for a beautiful, visually-centered Bible to come into being. Enter “Alabaster” ― a Kinfolk-esque reimagining of the four gospels in the New …

How to live well

<b>Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter.</b> By Peter Singer. <i>Princeton University Press; 355 pages; $27.95 and £19.95.</i><p><b>Get our</b> …

Princeton University

What Students Really Remember Learning in School | Blog | Project Based Learning

September 14, 2016<br>What Students Really Remember Learning in School<p>I came across a quote in my Twitter stream the other day that reminded me, once …

A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

Parenting

Can Salvation Be Lost Because of Sin?

The question of losing one's salvation is one that is a matter of great controversy within the household of Christian faith. There are many …

A Look Back: A Super Tool To Help When You Have A Sub

<b>Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

MIT’s “Moral Machine” Is Most Engaging Version Of “Trolley Problem” You Will Find

Most of us are probably familiar with the famous ethical “Trolley Problem” (see The Best Videos About The Famous “Trolley Problem”).<p>Now, MIT has …

Autonomous Cars

50 Beginning Of The School Year Procedures For A Stress-Free Classroom

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Does your classroom make learning visible?

I had a fantastic planning day with the leaders in my school yesterday where we evaluated how conscious and engaged our students were in their own …

12 incredible experiences you need to have in Canada

PARTYING AT THE LARGEST comedy festival on Earth and kayaking in the world’s highest tides, drinking Iceberg Vodka — while looking out at icebergs — …

Wow – “My Simple Show” Is An Extraordinary Tool For Creating Free Video “Explainers”

My Simple Show lets you create free audio “explainers” – about biographies, chemical reactions, you name it.<p>What makes it truly exceptional is the …

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking

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He Is Not ‘The God of Second Chances’

In our polarized culture it’s rare to find a spiritual phrase that receives broad agreement from a large cross section of the population. …