Teena Atkins

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Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

You Can Control Your Feelings (and 6 More Myths About Emotional Intelligence)

Emotional intelligence is extremely powerful. But it's also easy to misunderstand.<p>The skills of emotional intelligence are powerful, to say the least.<p>The ability to identify different emotions, to understand their effect, and to use that information to guide thinking and behavior, greatly increases …

Emotional Intelligence

Want Your Kids to Build the Next Airbnb, Snapchat, or Uber? Teach Them This Skill

Even if your kids' school doesn't teach it, make sure they learn this important skill.<p>Despite positive developments in the movement to provide formal instruction in coding for kids in major American cities like New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, most schools still don't offer such courses.<p>This …

Computer Science

40 Good Habits for Students to Practise Every Day

Why are some students more successful than others?While there are many possible reasons, it often comes down to one thing . . .Good habits.Students …

#GoogleClassroom vs. #GoogleForms for Interacting with Student Work

0<p>SHARES<p>Technology makes it easier for me to give more meaningful feedback to students more quickly and efficiently than ever before. It also allows …

10 3D Touch shortcuts no iPhone user should have to live without

The tech media has turned pretty negative on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus ever since Apple reported a sharp decline in sales. The company simply …

10 Totally Bogus Stresses You Need to Let Go Of

Let's face it: this is a stressful world! And while I can't advice you to stop opening your monthly bills or driving to work so you can avoid traffic (though believe me, I wish I could tell you to do just that!), I can say that many of our daily stresses are actually incredibly simple, incredibly …

How the Teacher Shortage Could Turn Into a Crisis

The winner of a $1 million prize honoring excellence in teaching set off shockwaves last year when she said that, given the current climate, she would not encourage people to consider teaching in public schools.<p>Perhaps that declaration, from veteran teacher Nancie Atwell, shouldn't have come as a …

12 Ways I Got My Life Back in Balance as a Teacher

I get asked often how I do it all. How do I teach full-time, have 4 children, a happy marriage, and also write, speak, and all of those other things …

10 of the best hacks for your new iPhone 6s

You’ve taken the plunge (or been gifted) a brand-spanking new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. So, what now?<p>The newest iPhone comes equipped with new features …

iPhone

New Year resolutions made easy: six ways to improve lesson planning

Our teachers share the tricks of the trade they’ve devised to avoid the drudgery of planning late into the evening<p>It’s a truth universally acknowledged that planning, while a necessary part of teaching, can be a huge drain on teachers’ time. Working on lessons late into the night is all too …

Menopause Infographic: Hot Flashes

Are you experiencing your own internal heat wave? Do you wake up at least once during the night in a sweat? Do you have to get out of bed, towel off, change clothes and then try to get back to sleep, only to experience a repeat performance? Do you have to prod your partner to move over a bit to …

11 Habits To Steal From People Who Are Never Late

Alarms aren't just for getting out of bed.<p><b>1. They plot out a week's worth of outfits.</b><p>Be honest: How much time do you waste staring into your closet in a pre-caffeine haze, wondering what to wear? Elizabeth Hill of Wonder Woman I'm Not picks out five outfits every Sunday. "I put on one hanger the …

Time Management

The Chaos by Dr. Gerard Is Impossibly Hard To Pronounce

The poem below is a condensed version of 'The Chaos' by Gerard Nolst Trenité, written in 1922. It features a ridiculous number of words that are …

Language Learning

Write a 200-Word Essay, Win a Historic Inn in Maine

Back in 1993, Janice Sage won a historic bed-and-breakfast in Maine through an essay-writing contest. Now she is giving away her charming seven-room property, the Center Lovell Inn and Restaurant, to the person who sends in the best 200-word essay about why they want to own and operate it. The inn, …

New England

Win an Inn for Becky — Help Becky Win the Center Lovell Inn

Maine inn again offered for a pittance, and up to 200 perfect words

What’s the price of a dream?<p>According to one innkeeper in western Maine, $125, no more than 200 words and a postage stamp will do.<p>Additional …

'Win an inn': Essay winner holds contest for local landmark

LOVELL, Maine — This is a story about an inn and an essay-writing contest to win it, but it's also a breakup story, really — the end of a match made, …

At 15, Daniela Shia-Sevilla’s writing has already wowed the literary community

She would say later that she was so nervous, she felt she didn’t belong there, that one singular thought resounded in her mind when she first stepped into the room: <i>I’m just a kid.</i><p>The Folger Shakespeare Library was crowded with the well-heeled literati, writers and thinkers and philanthropists in …

Trails I've Hiked: Awesome Hiking Along The Blue Ridge Parkway

Editor's Note: With Spring not far off, at least along the East Coast, it's not too early to think about hiking in the national park system. Author …

What the ‘thoughtless’ N.Y. government just did to teachers

The New York legislature this week approved a budget along with some education reforms proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that have been strongly opposed by teachers in part because they make the state’s awful teacher evaluation system even worse. In this post, award-winning principal Carol Burris …

Education

5 shows you need to stream this weekend

For cord cutters, the anticipation of watching an event live gets transferred over to the weekly dumps of content on the various video streaming …

Connected Mind- A Good Mind mapping app for Teachers and Students

February, 2015<br>Connected Mind is a very good Chrome extension that allow users to create beautiful mind maps and store them in the cloud. Mind maps …

Dear Students: An Apology From A Teacher

Dear High School Students in the 21st century,<p>A new semester begins next week and I find myself feeling compelled to apologize to you. Despite our …

15 Mistakes New Teachers Make (and what I learned making them)

I’ve had the pleasure of working with a lot of new teachers the past three years, and I’ve seen many of the same mistakes I made during my first year …