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19 Summer Salads to Serve as a Main Course

Now that summer is in gear, I'm all about salads. I'm not talking side dishes—this is the season to make whole meals out of salad. A summertime dinner salad should be light and refreshing, but also filling. Greens can fit the bill if they're bulked up with ingredients like tofu and eggs, but I find …

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing

Teachers in Littleton, Colorado — like teachers in many places — are increasingly asking students to read and write online. Free tools like Google …

Teaching

This Detroit teacher uses music to expose students to history, politics and power. ‘They walk in here and they don’t even know who they are.’

As soon as Quincy Stewart started teaching music, he realized that harmonies and melodies would never be enough — not nearly enough for a man …

How to Empower Students with One Simple Phrase (that can boost student effort by 40%)

Daniel Coyle, the author of The Talent Code, recently looked at a study on feedback from teachers. This study showed that one simple phrase could …

Teaching

The Moor’s Last Stand and Blood and Faith review – the expulsion of Muslims from Spain

For centuries, visitors from the rest of Europe were disgusted by Spain. The problem was not that city streets remained unpaved, or that its rough mountain roads could not accept wheeled carriages. What turned visitors’ stomachs was the way Spain tolerated religious minorities. Until the end of the …

World History

21 Of The Healthiest Summer Snack Recipes On Pinterest

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Learning How To Learn

This figure starts with motivation. A student must be motivated (intrinsically and/or extrinsically) in order to have attention in class. Motivation …

The Moon and the Other: a sci-fi novel about how we undermine our best intentions

What is the relationship between a person and the society that they’re a part of?<p>Science fiction is a genre that’s uniquely suited for making the internal into the external. Authors can take an intangible issue, whether it’s a relationship problem, a philosophical belief, or a scientific quandary, …

Human Rights

Secret Mexican diary sheds light on Spanish Inquisition

<b>A story of torture, betrayal and persecution is captivating Mexicans almost 500 years after it happened.</b><p>The dramatic life and death of the Carvajal family in 16th-Century Mexico is in the spotlight after a decades-long search for a national treasure came to an unexpected happy ending.<p>Luis de …

Mexico City

There Is a Better Way to Teach Math (and Understand It)

In 1939, the fictional professor J. Abner Pediwell published a curious book called “The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.”<p>Through a series of satirical …

10 Slimming (Yet Totally Satisfying) Recipes For Swimsuit Season

Warm weather is upon us and, like it or not, swimsuit season is here. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up good eating. Summer meals can be lighter and less caloric, but still delicious. From soups to salads to entrees, all of these recipes are light, full of flavor, and totally satisfying.<p>1. …

Not A Creative Person? Meditation Will Change That

<i>By Paul Harrison</i>Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso.Creative people. They’re the rock …

Creativity

Productivity Is All About Mastering These 4 Mental Tricks, According to Psychologists | Inc.com

My family and I recently celebrated the life of my grandmother. While reminiscing, I ran across a yearbook from her senior year of high school. Next to everyone's picture was a section where they could indicate future ambitions upon graduation. Next to hers was something that I would have never …

Time Management

The world is sitting on a $400 trillion financial time bomb

Financial disaster is looming, and not because of the stock market or subprime loans. The coming crisis is more insidious, structural, and almost certain to blow up eventually.<p>The World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts that by 2050 the world will face a $400 trillion shortfall (pdf) in retirement …

Retirement

How math education can catch up to the 21st century

In 1939, the fictional professor J. Abner Pediwell published a curious book called “The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.”<p>Through a series of satirical …

A dying mother’s memoir is this year’s ‘When Breath Becomes Air’

Two days before she died, Nina Riggs made a request: Don’t be afraid to read my book.<p>There’s good reason for such a plea. Her book, “The Bright Hour,” is a memoir about the last two years of her life. She completed it in January; she died the next month, at age 39, of metastatic breast cancer. Her …

Books

Why Jefferson's vision of American Islam matters today

An estimated 3.3 million American Muslims are celebrating the month of Ramadan. It was during this month that Prophet Mohammad first received …

Are You Constantly Worrying About the Future? If So, You're Risking Your Success Potential in These 3 Ways. | Inc.com

Focusing on the future can be helpful when it comes to taking control of your own productivity and achieving your goals, but there's a downside we don't often acknowledge. As many of us know, <i>focusing</i> on the future can sometimes turn into <i>worrying</i> about the future.<p>While it's important to be curious …

Self-help

From Arundhati Roy, “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” is a remarkable creation

<i>Twenty years</i>.<p>It’s been two decades since Indian writer Arundhati Roy startled the world with her debut novel, “The God of Small Things,” which won …

7 Super Romantic Summer Reads

We’ve all heard that spring is the season for love, but there’s nothing that says those hot and heavy summer flings can’t turn into the real thing. Whether you’re craving a sizzling storyline or just looking for the ultimate beach read, we’ve got seven novels that fit the bill. Pro tip: Incorporate …

Recommended Summer Reads On Black Women’s History

<i>Summer is quickly approaching and if you’re anything like me, you’re already preparing your ultimate summer reading list. Consider adding one—or all—of these fascinating new books on black women’s history. Published within the last few months, these notable new books offer valuable insights into</i> …

‘The Long Haul’ Is a Trucker’s Slangy Tour of the Road

<b>THE LONG HAUL</b><b><br>A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road</b><br>By Finn Murphy<br>229 pages. W.W Norton & Company. $26.95.<p>Truck driving may be dangerous, and truck driving may be stressful, but Finn Murphy is here to tell you that of all species of truckers driving all species of trucks, it’s the long-distance …

Trucking

Want pork that packs a punch? These 8 recipes will do the trick.

Americans are eating more pork these days. From the Recipe Finder, here are eight ways to prepare it. We’ve got quick weeknight options plus a few slower preparations ideal for a leisurely weekend.<p><i>[One of these 10 quick sauces can rescue a boring plate]</i><p>Cast-Iron Pork Tenderloin With Blackberry …

Cooking

Rome's Fall Left Britain A Violent, Cityless Hellscape

In the year 350 AD, to paraphrase the historian Robin Fleming, Britain was as Roman a place as anywhere in the Empire. It had a dense network of …

Hayao Miyazaki Picks His 50 Favorite Children’s Books

Once upon a time, books served as the de facto refuge of the “physically weak” child. For animation legend, Hayao Miyazaki, above, they offered an …

“Words Without Borders” Looks Like An Excellent New Source Of International Texts & Teaching Ideas

Words Without Borders is a brand-new free resource filled with international texts, accompanying multi-media, and lesson plan ideas (you have to …

Best Ever Vegetable Stir-Fry with Tofu Recipe

This vegetable stir-fry sings with so much flavor, you'll forget all about its amazing health benefits. Using a good stir-fry sauce is one of the …

19 Three-Ingredient Lunches So Easy You Can Bring Them to Work

How many times have you vowed to pack lunch more often, but ended up falling off the wagon and going back to …

Healthy Eating

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate | Inc.com

Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher asked a question they could shoot their hand up and be praised for their good …

Education