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Is Floating the New Meditation?

790<p>SHARES<p>You know how relaxing it is when you finally make the time to take a long soak in the bath? Imagine stepping into a tub the size of a …

Meditation

Why Flipped Classrooms Fail

<i>“I tried Peer Instruction and it didn’t work.”</i> As a champion of the popular flipped learning method developed by Eric Mazur, this phrase always hits …

Pedagogy

Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating new study shows that it’s …

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The maths teachers of Shanghai have the perfect formula for learning

Earlier this month, I welcomed 68 secondary mathematics teachers from Shanghai to England. They had just touched down to spend three weeks teaching in our secondary schools. Now in its second year, the Shanghai-England teacher exchange is one of the most valuable education initiatives undertaken by …

Teaching

Most Students Have No Clue What Accurate Native American History Looks Like

"They're re-learning history. When we talk about Thanksgiving -- they're wrestling with these stories that they grew up with."<p>While schools take time off to celebrate Thanksgiving -- a holiday based on the supposed friendly relations between the Pilgrims and Mashpee Wampanoag Native American tribe …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

Procrastination

Mindfulness in the Classroom: A How-To Guide

Complete Coverage<p>—Image by Paul Downey/Flickr Creative Commons<p>Focus. Awareness. Resilience. Curiosity. Reflection. All are elements of thriving …

Explaining Your Math: Unnecessary at Best, Encumbering at Worst

Common Core-era rules that force kids to diagram their thought processes can make the equations a lot more confusing than they need to be.<p>At a middle school in California, the state testing in math was underway via the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exam. A girl pointed to the …

Mathematics

Improve your memory in 40 seconds

Ever had the feeling your past is slipping away? There’s a simple trick that should reinforce your recollections.<p>Have you ever seen or heard something amazing – a scene in a film, a joke or a song – only to forget it later on? Instead of the crystal clear images you wanted to recall, you’re instead …

Around The World In 40 Drinks

It's five o'clock somewhere! 🕔🍹<p>What's the point of going someplace exciting and remote if you're not going to kick it like the locals? And what better way to blend in than by ordering that country's signature boozy beverage, no menu necessary?!<p>From the Aruba Ariba to Arak and Lambanog, below …

Are You Happier Without Facebook?

You may not 'like' the answer<p>As social networks become more and more prominent in our lives, one has to wonder if we are happier being constantly connected. The Happiness Research Institute, an “independent think tank focusing on well-being, happiness and quality of life” in Copenhagen, quite …

8 Ways To Remember Absolutely Everything You Learn

Information overload is a creature that has been growing on the Internet’s back since its beginnings. The bigger the Internet gets, the more …

Productivity

Germs on a Plane! It Pays to Be a Total Hypochondriac

I think morphing into germaphobe is just something that comes with the territory... the territory of an airplane.<p>I'm generally pretty relaxed (though mindful!) about things like general germ-y grossness and even environmental health dangers on the ground but I go to greater lengths to protect …

Money is best staff motivator but half of companies fail to offer bonuses

Financial incentives boost productivity, say employees, but 45pc are on fixed pay only<p>A financial bonus is one of the most reliable ways to boost productivity, according to a new study, but 45pc of employees have no chance of receiving one.<p>Over a quarter of UK employees have linked financial …

Teaching the Love of Reading

I am not a literacy expert. I'm just gonna say that right up front. I am sure there a people with much more education than I have who can tell you all about what happens in a child's brain when you read to them. There are people who can you tell exactly how to read to a child to increase their …

Why Women Leave Men They Love: What Every Man Needs to Know

Read on HuffPost Deutschland<p>As a marriage counsellor working with men and women in relationship crisis, I help clients navigate numerous issues. While many situations are complex, there's one profoundly simple truth that men need to know: Women leave men they love.<p>They feel terrible about it. It …

Scientists Find 15 Amazing Benefits Of Listening To Music

If you love listening to music, you’re in good company. Charles Darwin once remarked, “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule …

Flute

How Assesments Can Ruin Standards

I do not subscribe to the whole "The standards are swell; it's just those evil tests that screw everything up," school of thought. I think there are plenty of reasons to oppose national standards no matter what standards they are, and plenty of reasons to believe that no set of national standards …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Two Good Tools for Scheduling Parent-Teacher Conferences

We’re now at the part of the school year in which many schools are hosting parent-teacher conferences. Of course, every teacher knows that this won’t …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

They want kids to be robots: Meet the new education craze designed to distract you from overtesting

“Reformers” talk about mindfulness as if it’s an answer, not just another way to sneak corporate culture in schools<p>From inner-city classrooms to wealthy boarding schools the mindfulness juggernaut has hit education. A recent Atlantic article shows that despite its “inherent nebulousness” as a …

Questions Swirl Around Fatal Shooting of Louisiana Boy

Louisiana's top state police official told NBC News on Sunday that it is still unclear why two city marshals chased an SUV last week and opened fire on it, allegedly killing a 6-year-old autistic boy and seriously wounding his father.<p>Jeremy Mardis, who was buckled in to the SUV's front seat, was …