Stacey Laine

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The Dark Facts You Didn't Know About Mother's Day

Mother’s Day hasn’t always been about flowers, handwritten cards and spending time with mom — it actually has a sordid past rife with conflict and …

Mother's Day

Putin to Ukraine rebels: postpone secession vote | Reuters

DONETSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to postpone a vote on secession just five days before it was to be held, potentially pulling Ukraine back from the brink of violent dismemberment.<p>It was the first sign the Kremlin leader …

Absent a Two State Solution, a 'Jewish State' Means Apartheid

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that have been in the works for nearly two decades are back to square one. There are many reasons for the failure of the negotiations, but one of the key reasons is that Israel has moved the goalposts.<p>In the past negotiations between the two sides, the most …

Boko Haram's Local Fight Suddenly Gets International Scrutiny

The radical Islamist group Boko Haram isn't new. The group has been around for more than a decade and has waged a bloody insurgency in northeastern Nigeria for the past five years. But it has suddenly achieved international notoriety by kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls who have now been missing …

South Africa elections: have 20 years of democracy truly transformed nation?

The new South Africa goes on trial again this week. Twice.<p>On Monday, Oscar Pistorius returned to court to buttress his charge that this was a country so ravaged by crime that he had to arm himself to the teeth in expectation of murderous burglars.<p>On Wednesday, 25 million registered voters will go …

China denies making preparations for collapse of North Korea regime

China has angrily dismissed reports that it has drawn up contingency plans for the collapse of the regime in North Korea, including measures to contain an influx of refugees and prevent unrest from spilling over the countries’ porous border.<p>The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) devised the measures …

A “wimpy” dwarf fossil galaxy reveals new facts about early universe

Located some 75,000 light years from us, a galaxy known as Segue 1 has some unusual properties: It is the faintest galaxy ever detected. It is very …

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Deimos: Facts About the Smaller Martian Moon

Mars is the only terrestrial planet to host multiple moons. The smaller of the two, the lumpy moon Deimos, bears more resemblance to an asteroid than …

Astronomy

Russia Blames West for Odessa Carnage, Ukraine Warns 'It's a War'

Russia’s Vladimir Putin blamed Kiev and the West for the bloodshed in Odessa Saturday – as Ukraine officials said the eastern unrest had become “a war.”<p>Forty-two people were killed and 125 injured when riots between pro- and anti-Russian groups in the southern coastal city ended in gunfights and a …

Inspiration in A Box (Creative Project Display)

I was at a charter school recently and saw this really cool display of projects. Each student’s project was on one side of a box. Rope was strung …

Turn Your Kid Into A Storyteller With These Book-Making Crafts

Reading Workshop Strategies

Reading Workshop is a powerful way to structure your reading class. Using this model involves encouraging your students to choose their own books as …

News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

How can these coexist? How can students be so technologically savvy while also displaying their lack of basic skills for navigating the digital world?<p>…

Teaching

Seven Features of Highly Successful Picture Books

Ever wonder why some picture books hold young children’s attention like a magnet, leading them to ask interesting questions and make meaningful …

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, …

Building Brain Literacy in Elementary Students

To reduce anxiety about new "stuff" in the classroom -- whether related to Common Core State Standards, struggles with reading, or something else …

Exit Slips

This printout provides prompts that help students reflect on and process new information and think critically, and offers teachers the opportunity to …

Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong Readers

Early Literacy Teaching Guides: MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS, an early literacy advocacy nonprofit, offers a wealth of resources for educators. And MWFB’s …

Teaching

Girls brave violence for their education in northern Nigeria

Halimatu Usman, 14, spends her days doing house chores in her home of Marte, near Lake Chad in Borno state, Nigeria. Her school has been shut to pre-empt attacks from members of the Jama'atul Alhul Sunnah Lidda'wati wal Jihad or Boko Haram (meaning western education is forbidden) a group waging an …

'We Are Creating Walmarts of Higher Education'

As colleges feel pressure to graduate more students for less money, professors worry that the value of an education may be diminished.<p>Universities in South Dakota, Nebraska, and other states have cut the number of credits students need to graduate. A proposal in Florida would let online courses …

Report: American Education Isn't Mediocre—It's Deeply Unequal

Students in Massachusetts are doing great compared to their international peers, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Students in Alabama, Mississippi, and D.C., however, are languishing.<p>It’s so common to see studies about the United States’s lackluster academic performance …

Equity Is Better Than Debt In Financing Higher Education

Sometimes it makes sense to borrow to finance an investment; sometimes equity is a better choice. When it comes to college education, however, borrowing (especially through the government) is usually a mistake. If we could catalyze a system of equity financing for higher education, that would be a …

Higher Education For Free?

[section]Anyone who’s traveled will tell you that it’s an excellent education. There are things you learn about yourself and the world that can’t be …

On the Humanity of Education

It was Aristotle who said: "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." I like to think Aristotle knew a thing or two about education. Mahatma Gandhi encouraged people to "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." But my favorite …

Your Talent is Needed

Opportunities for Impact<p>Opportunities in the West<p>Overview<br>• Teaching Opportunities<br>• Non-Teaching Opportunities in Education<br>• Fellowships<p>Opportunities in …