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Math class techniques can fix the writing class culture that leaves too many students behind

The notion that math and writing ought to be taught in a similar way feels simultaneously obvious and completely untrue. Most of us who teach writing publicly admit that math was never our thing. Many of us even panic at the idea of having to ‘do’ math, despite knowing intellectually that we engage …

Pedagogy

The Top Ten Tips for Stories that Grip

Over time, I have been fortunate to work with some famous people who have made their money from stories (for details, see the <i>In Conversation With…</i> …

Writing

'The early years sector must deliver a visceral response to Ofsted's caricatures and tropes'

It is a strange week when you find yourself sympathising with Ofsted.<p>This is exactly the position I found myself in last week when I attended a …

Education

How Writing Short Stories Can Help You Hone Your Novel-Writing Skills | Writer's Digest

<b>Even if you’re focused on writing a novel, writing short stories can be a wonderful creativity tool to help you strengthen elements of your fiction,</b> …

Creative Writing

Two Types Of Character Goals

A character goal is what a character wants. She should want it so badly that your readers feel her need in their guts.Image source: PixabayThe Point …

Creative Writing

Shanahan on Literacy

<i>Teacher question:</i><p><i>What are your thoughts about writing in Kindergarten? Is there a scientifically-researched instructional methodology that we should</i> …

Teaching

This Is How To Tell When Someone Is Lying To You, According To Science

I consider myself a pretty intuitive person, and I'd like to think that I can tell when someone isn't being truthful. However, research indicates …

Body Language

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Guitar

The Latest: Shiffrin misses, Hansdotter wins gold on Day 7

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):<p>12:20 a.m.<p>Mikaela Shiffrin finished a disappointing fourth in women's slalom while Sweden's Frida Hansdotter won gold on Day 7 of the Pyeongchang Olympics.<p>Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu set an Olympic record …

Mikaela Shiffrin

6 Reasons Really Smart People Make Really Dumb Decisions, According to Science

Smart people aren't just wise. Smart people make smart decisions. Which means they avoid falling prey to these all too common traps.<p>Think about a decision you've made that you were totally convinced was the right way to go... but in retrospect realize was really dumb.<p>What happened? We're human. …

In Just 2 Words, Sheryl Sandberg Said 1 Thing Separates Those Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

How you work matters, but what you work on matters a lot more.<p>Want to achieve more? Take a page from Sheryl Sandberg, and start ruthlessly prioritizing.<p>Here's why.<p>Many people get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing …

Why humans are cruel

A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.<p>Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?<p>The conventional explanation is that people are able to do terrible things to other people only after having dehumanized them. In the case of …

German History

The Best Response to the Tricky Interview Question 'Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?' (Most Answer Incorrectly)

How you answer this question reveals critical information, and your response will shape what is possible for you in the future.<p>Last week, I discussed how best to answer the question "Why do you want to work here?" I shared what interviewers hear when you provide typical responses and how to craft …

How the Best Leaders Resolve Workplace Conflicts

Resolving conflict in the office is a crucial leadership role in any company<p>Disagreements among people in a workplace are common. When they're on your team, those disagreements have the potential to escalate into conflict between coworkers, creating a distracting, unproductive, and negative working …

Five great reads to help teens become critical thinkers

Young adults who are, perhaps, still figuring out their needs don’t need to be overburdened with books they won’t like. The last thing we want is for …

Books

Want to Raise Kids With Great Empathy? Always Ask Them This One Simple Question

Asking your kids how you are doing as a parent makes them see that you want more than the facts.<p>"How am I doing as your dad?"<p>It's a question I didn't ask often enough.<p>Yet, it's an incredibly valuable question to ask, because to my kids it meant I was being vulnerable enough to ask for their …

How to Talk to Someone Who Refuses to Accept Reality, According to Behavioral Science

How to have a productive conversation with your local alternative facts fan.<p>Holiday family gatherings are right around the corner, which means you may soon find yourself face to face with that one kooky relative who believes that Obama is a Muslim, 9/11 was an inside job, or NASA staged the moon …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …