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50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think

contributed by <b>Lisa Chesser</b><p>Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked …

Flying Is Bad for the Planet. You Can Help Make It Better.

Take one round-trip flight between New York and California, and you’ve generated about 20 percent of the greenhouse gases that your car emits over an entire year.<p>If you are like many people, flying may be a large portion of your carbon footprint. Over all, the aviation industry accounts for 11 …

Delta Airlines

Why Whites and Asians Have Different Views on Personal Success

A new study explores why the latter are far more likely to opt for an elite college where they'd struggle than a so-so one where they'd excel.<p>There’s a saying in China that it’s better to be the head of a chicken than the tail of a phoenix. The premise of the aphorism—it’s better to be …

Psychology

Cheat Sheets For Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I created these cheat sheets to help you show a …

Language

What my dog Buddy gave me – I didn’t realize until too late

<i>The Essay is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide</i>.<p>In the week between Christmas and New Year, you can find yourself with nothing much to do. That's how it was for us when our skiing holiday was cut short after my husband hurt …

Icebreaker

The winter of 2006 was snowless until it unleashed one of the biggest snowstorms in the city’s history. It snowed all day and night. I woke the following morning in my apartment on Eleventh Street and traipsed to the café on the corner to have coffee and look at the snow. A man was shovelling just …

Tripping in South Korea: Raw fish, hot sauce and hard liquor

<i>Tripping columns offer readers a chance to share their adventures – those times when, far from what's familiar, you must improvise in the midst of a wild travel moment. They are the stories you can't wait to tell when you get home.</i><p>I celebrated my last birthday in South Korea. Unfortunately, the …

Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people …

CNN Student News - September 9, 2016

<i>September 9, 2016</i><p><i>As the U.S. approaches the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, today's show is focused exclusively on the memories and insights of some young people who were directly affected. The interview contains emotional accounts from the children of attack victims</i> …

CNN

Less stuff, more happiness

Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and …

African Elephant Population Dropped 30 Percent in 7 Years

The African elephant population is in drastic decline, having shrunk about 30 percent from 2007 to 2014, according to a survey published this week.<p>The deterioration is accelerating: Largely because of poaching, the population is dropping 8 percent a year, according to the Great Elephant Census, …

Wildlife

How to Write an Email That Will Get a Response | The Art of Manliness

<i>How to write an email?</i><p><i>What’s next? A post on how to tie your shoes?</i><p>I know, I know. Email is such an ubiquitous part of our lives that you might think …

Self-improvement

What If Schools Abolished Grade Levels?

Sorting kids by age or ability creates problems, according to our panel of education experts.<p><i>This is the sixth installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars, content, homework, teachers, and classrooms.</i><p>We asked prominent voices in education—from …

Pre-kindergarten