Terisha Alfaro

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5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

Mike Roberts on episode 250 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We need …

Education Technology

How Writing changed my Life and so will yours…

<b>“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.” — Joss Whedon</b>They …

Texas mom dies from flu after skipping on meds deemed too costly: report

A Texas mother of two died Sunday from flu complications after reportedly deciding that the $116 medication to treat the virus was too costly.<p>Heather Holland, a second-grade teacher at Ikard Elementary School in Weatherford, Texas, died following complications of flu, leaving behind her husband …

Disease

Recognizing the Source of Irrational Thoughts, Fears, Beliefs and Behaviors

It’s safe to say that not every part of the human brain is rational. Research suggests that the rational mindset we experience is a recent …

Here’s why you don’t like new music any more

Every week, Spotify and Apple Music are flooded with a slew of new, zeitgeist-defining albums that are yours for the streaming. Why, then, after a …

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone's camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

Apps

Here’s the Perfect Thing to Say When Someone Is Rude

Recently, the British IVF pioneer Lord Robert Winston was sitting on a train traveling from London, England, to Manchester, when he found himself …

Amazon has a great perk for Prime members who love to read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon Prime comes with a lot of perks— among which are notably free two-day shipping on all purchases and access to services like …

Shopping

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

Here's How to Create Your Own Metaphors

How to Create Metaphors<p>Metaphor Exercises to Enliven Your Writing<p>Updated September 08, 2017<p>A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object …

Creative Writing

How to Put an End to Passive-Aggressive Behavior

The underlying emotion is usually fear.<p><i>Why is it a bad thing that I'm passive aggressive?originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Vijayraj Kamat, Author of "STOP LYING, START MOVING" | TEDx</b> …

Must-Have Children's Books Were Just Announced by the American Library Association

Here are the 2018 Newbery, Caldecott, and other prestigious winners named at the 2018 ALA's Youth Media Awards.<p>All parents looking to build a formidable library for their child knows the allure of the Caldecott and Newbery medals. Once those shiny seals are affixed to a book cover, you know you've …

16 Google Sheets Templates for Almost Every Classroom

Flippity is a great service that provides easy-to-follow Google Sheets templates. Recently, Flippity added a new template that you can use to build …

Education Technology

We took the world’s most scientific personality test—and discovered unexpectedly sexist results

Personality tests are both incredibly popular and largely bogus. BuzzFeed made its name in part by publishing quizzes telling readers which ‘90s kid they are, which <i>Friends</i> character they are, which Disney princess they are, and…well…which Disney princess they are, really. None of these have any …

Psychology

In experiments, researchers figured out what men and women really want in a mate

What do women want? And for that matter, what do men want? These are age-old questions, and they are particularly top of mind on Valentine’s Day when we celebrate romance. It turns out that behavioral science has some answers to offer based on careful empirical research, and perhaps not …

University of Pennsylvania

Want to Win an Argument? Science Says Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Once you start yelling, your listener will struggle to process what you say rationally.<p>Things don't always go smoothly in life, and when you encounter a bump, the temptation to yell at others can explode. Don't do it--a raised voice is one of the biggest swords you can drive into the stomach of …

People with depression use language differently - here are the signs someone might need support

Scientists have long tried to pin down a link between depression and language, technology is helping us get a full picture<p>From the way you move and …

Mental Health

Seven real-life skills your teenager needs before going away to college

In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year’s were a doozy: One young woman wanted me to help her with a criminal complaint; one young man sought advice on finding a neurologist; and another student asked me …

College & University

Couple sells all possessions for sailboat, sinks 2 days into trip

A couple’s plan for a better life has been sunk.<p>Nikki Walsh, 24, and boyfriend Tanner Broadwell, 26, decided nearly a year ago that they were tired of working.<p>“How can we live our lives when we’re working most of the day and you have to pay so much just to live?” Walsh, who booked time-share tours …

Think You Drink Too Much Coffee? Science Says You Should Probably Drink More, Not Less

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught

Mark Seidenberg is not the first researcher to reach the stunning conclusion that only a third of the nation's schoolchildren read at grade level. The reasons are numerous, but one that Seidenberg cites over and over again is this: The way kids are taught to read in school is disconnected from the …

Education

Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

Philosophically, though, our definition of death hinges on something else: the point past which we’re no longer able to return. Those two were more …

7 Toxic Thoughts You Need to Stop Now (If You Want to Succeed) | Inc.com

Are you the kind of <b>person who overthinks</b> and <b>overanalyzes everything</b> so much that you end up working less effectively than you'd like?<p>The good news is you're not alone. It's a trait shared by many, many people--particularly those in leadership. The bad news: it needs to stop, because it's causing …

Self-help

Here are 9 things Americans just don't understand -- compared to the rest of the world

To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, …

15 Life-Changing Books, According to Real Simple Editors

A great read can be transformative—and may even change the way you think about your life. These books, chosen by <i>RS</i> staffers, are so powerful, you’ll …

How Learning To Tame Your Monkey Mind Is The Secret To Managing Stress

Last week, I wrote about how entrepreneurs can take advantage of the brains neuroplasticity to change the way they respond to stress.<p>The response I received from that article was overwhelming, with entrepreneurs from all over the world reaching out to learn more about confronting stress in their …

Meditation

Here are 5 important reasons you should never agree to a police search -- even if you're innocent

Do you know what your rights are when a police officer asks to search you? If you’re like most people I’ve met in my eight years working to educate …

Fourth Amendment

It's better to be single, according to science

Give Tinder a break and take yourself on a date tonight.<p>Being single has a handful of benefits, scientific research has found. Alone time is one of them.<p>Single people are more likely to not only embrace solitude, but benefit from it, recent studies have suggested.<p>Bella DePaulo, a psychologist at …

The One Thing Every Woman Wants You to Do for Valentine’s Day

Every. Woman.<p>Wash your dick. Okay, it’s not that, but also please do wash your dick.<p>It’s also not chocolates, flowers, or teddy bears. I know why these things start to look like a good idea: You’re at checkout at CVS and you see a Valentine’s Day–related article, and boom! You remember it’s …

Relationships

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness