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Handbook for Qualities of Effective Teachers

Copyright © 2004 by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be …

Curriculum Development

Growing

Reflecting on the past school year, what is your biggest area for professional growth going into next school year?<p>Summer blogging to reflect on one’s …

Education Technology

Mindful Literacy Assessment

A teacher came up to me in the hallway, holding printed reports. Her grimace conveyed her frustration before she even spoke. “How can my students …

Teaching

Inside the Final Days of Robin Williams

New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff details the beloved star’s heartbreaking decline in this exclusive excerpt from Robin, his new biography.<p><i>Robin Williams’s August 2014 suicide was devastating to those who knew him best—and it also came at the end of a long and difficult decline, as this excerpt</i> …

Comedy

Chasing the Pearl of Lao Tzu

A tale of ancient philosophers, alien abductions, murder-for-hire—and how the world’s largest pearl came to be the centerpiece of an 80-year-old hoax<p>Legend says the diver drowned retrieving the pearl. Trapped in a giant <i>Tridacna</i> clam, his body was brought to the surface by his fellow tribesmen in …

Los Angeles

Midwestern voters gave Trump a chance. Now, they hold the key to his political future.

After eight years of displeasure with the presidency of Barack Obama and faced with a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Dennis Schminke of Austin, Minn., didn’t have to think hard about how he would vote in 2016. A retired corporate manager, a staunch conservative and a county …

Mississippi River

7 Women on Their Unconventional Mother Figures

Happy Caroline, Betty, Diane, Barb, June, Sonya, and Jill day.<p>Mother's Day is typically a celebration of the women who raised us, but the day can look different for people who have suffered the loss of their mothers or have chosen to part ways from their maternal parent. Ahead of Mother's Day, we …

Parenting

Children of the Opioid Epidemic

It was not until her third month of feeling unwell, in the fall of 2016, that Alicia thought to take an at-home pregnancy test. Until then, she assumed her fatigue and nausea were withdrawal symptoms from the Percocets she’d been dependent upon since the year before. “When some days you don’t get …

Pregnancy

Secrets Of A Maya Supermom: What Parenting Books Don't Tell You

There's no other way to put it: Maria de los Angeles Tun Burgos is a supermom.<p>She's raising five children, does housework and chores — we're talking about fresh tortillas every day made from stone-ground corn — and she helps with the family's business in their small village about 2 1/2 hours west …

Parenting

Saudi Arabians enjoy escapism and the hope of positive changes at WWE's 'Greatest Royal Rumble'

Mecca is famous for being Islam's holy capital, a place where Muslims are obligated to visit once in their lifetimes.<p>But there's another, slightly …

Royal Rumble

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Life in the Gaza Strip

<b>Home to 1.9 million people, Gaza is 41km (25 miles) long and 10km wide, an enclave bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Israel and Egypt.</b><p>Originally occupied by Egypt, which retains control of Gaza's southern border, the territory was captured by Israel during the 1967 Middle East war. Israel withdrew …

World Bank

The Best Biographies to Read When You Need a Little Inspiration

Along with the lazy days of summer come plenty of opportunities to finally dig into your reading list. When you've grown tired of light beach reads …

Books

More teens are attempting suicide. It's not clear why.

Emet Oden tried reaching out in the only way he knew how.<p>“I had been struggling with my mental health and, specifically, suicidal thoughts since the eighth grade,” said Oden, who is now 18.<p>“I didn’t want to talk to my friends about it, because they never knew how to handle it. I just didn’t want to …

Mental Health

The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat

One day in the summer of 1969, a young Marine lieutenant named Bob Mueller arrived in Hawaii for a rendezvous with his wife, Ann. She was flying in …

Military

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

Hot Pockets, mismatched chairs and a critical mission: Inside year one of the Mueller investigation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Early each morning, special counsel Robert Mueller arrives wearing his signature uniform: a crisp white dress shirt, tie, slacks and dark baseball cap. Occasionally he accessorizes with a dark vest or sunglasses, depending on the weather.<p>A simple routine for the head of a very …

Donald Trump

Do We Ever Really Die Online?

Social media is turning into a giant graveyard, with sometimes disturbing consequences. So what can we do to keep control of our data after we're gone? Kieran Yates looks at one of the great conundrums of the digital age<p><b>Imagine a future where your great, great grandchildren</b> are gathered around a …

Social Media

What I Learned on My Date With a Sex Robot

Photograph by Bobby Doherty/<i>New York</i> Magazine. Styling by Lindsay Peoples Wagner.<p>Above: Henry, Realbotix's first male sex robot.<p>I’m driving down the …

Robotics

John McCain’s Last Fight

The Arizona senator’s twilight struggle with Donald Trump is so bitter because they’re more alike than you think.<p>John McCain always said he’d go down fighting, and so he has, dickering from his deathbed over CIA nominee Gina Haspel and pre-emptively disinviting President Donald Trump from his …

Campaign Finance

Going to sleep isn’t always easy, even when you’re tired. Here are ways to combat insomnia.

“Good wakefulness and good sleep go hand in hand,” according to cartoonist Ellen Forney. But what happens when you’re battling insomnia? Lack of …

Sleep

The message of material: How the Obama Center gets built looms large

It would be going too far to say that the Chicago Plan Commission didn’t know what it was voting for when its members overwhelmingly endorsed the proposed Obama Presidential Center on Thursday. But in a way, that’s what happened. One of the architects even said so afterward.<p>The “outline has been …

Architecture

Four-day weeks bring smiles in rural schools. But will they work in big cities?

McLOUD, Okla. — In many ways Oliver Prince is your typical, happy fifth-grader. He enjoys recess, gym class and time at school on the computer.<p>But in one key way, he, along with the other 92 students at White Rock School in this tiny, bucolic town 50 miles east of Oklahoma City, are very different: …

School Districts

Can Genetic Counselors Keep Up With 23andMe?

The rise of spit kits is leaving consumers with lots of data and few answers. Genetic counselors could help people understand these results, but there aren’t enough of them to go around.<p>In hindsight, clicking on the email from 23andMe at 10 p.m., alone, on a particularly cold March night probably …

Molecular Biology

How Amazon Is Using Whole Foods in a Bid for Total Retail Domination

<b>At 9 a.m. on June 16, 2017</b>, Whole Foods employees packed into the main level of the company’s Austin headquarters. Only an hour earlier Amazon had …

Barnes & Noble

The historically low birthrate, explained in 3 charts

US women are having fewer and fewer babies. In some ways, it’s a sign of progress.<p>American women are having so few babies these days that the fertility rate has hit a historic low, according to stunning provisional data just published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The number of …

Demographics

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

The Brain

How Can I Tell My Parents I Don’t Want The Marriage They Arranged?

"Love was a real thing, I had learned from books. And I wanted it."<p><i>Mama pours milk into the pot. She grabs a box of tea leaves and puts some in. Chai patti, we call it. I don’t know what she does next or how much of each ingredient she adds. I don’t know how long each step is supposed to take, even</i> …

Relationships

Queens of Infamy: Anne Boleyn

<i>Anne Thériault | Longreads | May 2018 | 23 minutes (5,949 words)</i><i>From the notorious to the half-forgotten,</i> Queens of Infamy<i>, a</i> Longreads<i> series by</i> …

Henry Viii

Why Do Americans Stay When Their Town Has No Future?

John Arnett chose Adams County, Ohio, as his home long before he was old enough to vote, drink beer, or drive a motorcycle along the Ohio River. …

Washington State

Instagram and your mental health: the big picture

<i>Mental Health: Beyond Awareness is a five-day campaign asking what we can do for mental health issues beyond "raising awareness". Young people are more aware of mental health issues than ever, but our services are broken, the internet is stressing us out, and self-medication is on the rise.</i> <i>Who is</i> …

Mental Health