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10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking

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How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court's ruling in <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated.<p>Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly …

individualchoices

A Look Back: “I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan”

<b>In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

The Donald Trump Cabinet Tracker

In a surprise announcement, President Trump said he was nominating the acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, to lead the agency on a permanent basis.<p><i>Updated on May 18 at 1:18 p.m. ET</i><p>President Trump’s latest pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs is the man …

5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Every year for the past few years, I've dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year. Back on Nov. 9 though, I threw out the ones I had been working on and started over. The election of Donald Trump altered the landscape for K-12 and higher education and created greater …

Education

The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers - The Best Holiday Gifts for Your Students

The Holidays are such a special time of year! Our lives take on a larger meaning as we think about our family, our extended family and our long-lost friends. It's a time of giving and reflection.<p>Our Global Teacher Bloggers are pioneers and innovators in fields such as technology integration, …

13 books you absolutely HAVE to read before they become movies in 2017

Whether you are a purist or you just like to know what you are getting yourself into before you begin a film, you understand the importance of …

The 12 best podcasts of 2016, according to Apple

This year's list includes Malcolm Gladwell, a retired Navy SEAL, and shows about mystery and murder. In its list, Apple said true-crime shows, politics, and radio dramas were particularly hot in 2016.<p>Here are the top 12 podcasts Apple said were the best in 2016, along with the company's comment:

Anna Faris

20+ Soup Recipes to Help You Beat Weight Gain

Winter is the unofficial soup season, I think we can all agree to that. It's bitterly cold, gets dark out by 5 p.m., and typically nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch with a bowl of something warm and comforting, like soup.<p>Whether it's packed with an unforgivable amount of sodium or …

Healthy Eating

The best children’s books of 2016

From tales of migration and crime to wolves, bugs and the difficulty of sharing – Julia Eccleshare’s picks of the year<p><b>We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen</b> (Walker, £12.99)<p>The award-winning author of <i>I Want My Hat Back</i> tells big stories simply. He is at his glorious best in <i>We Found a Hat</i>, which, with a …

Turtles

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Contributor<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is …

Motivation

Ottawa conference explores best way to teach math

Dozens of teachers, school administrators and researchers are gathering in Ottawa this weekend to explore a simple question — what's the best way to …

Canada

Critical Thinking in the 21st Century and Beyond

One of my fondest memories of school was my science teacher, Mr. South. Having attended a K-8 consolidated school in rural NJ, we knew who all the …

Pedagogy

7 Brutal Life Lessons Everyone Has to Learn Multiple Times

How many times does it take, really?<p>How many times does it take to learn the same lesson?<p>Life is not a checklist. It is a practice. The thing with knowledge is that it can decay if left ignored--and that goes for anything. Just because you did it once does not mean it won't happen again. Or just …

Self-improvement

The 50 Best Books From Oprah's Book Club

YOU get a book and YOU get a book! EVERYBODY GETS A BOOK!<p>In 1996, Oprah started her very own book club. Each year, she has chosen a few book titles that she thinks her fans and followers would enjoy reading. Since its inception, the success of the club has grown so much that her literary picks …

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Books

A common feature of suburban neighborhoods has actually made streets more dangerous

Old urban cores are etched out in tight grids modeled off a sheet of graph paper. Further out, all those neat lines and right angles begin their curling meander into suburbia. Sparsely populated roads loop through the countryside in an odd geometry designed around the residential real estate dream …

This District May Close All Of Its High Schools; It's About Much More Than Money

In northwest Pennsylvania, along the edge of Lake Erie, you'll find the city of Erie.<p>There, the superintendent of the more than 12,000-student district has forwarded a plan that's causing a stir — calling for leaders to consider shutting down all of the district's high schools and sending students …

These are the most staggeringly unequal neighboring school districts in America

A new report has identified America's 50 most-unequal neighboring school districts, showing how two students just blocks from each other can attend …

School Districts

13 Illuminating Books That Should Be Required Reading

Getting ready to go back to school? Looking to start a book club? Here are 13 timeless books to read this fall.<p>Good morning, class. Raise your hand if you actually read your summer assignments, <i>Great Expectations</i> and <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>. Yes, raise your hand if you <i>did</i> read those books. <i>Did</i> read, yes. …

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

Ready, Set, Play: A Top 10 'Playlist' From The Nation's Children's Museums

It's summer, and whether you're 5 years old or 105 it's time to play.<p>To inspire you, the NPR Ed Team called up leaders and designers at 10 of the nation's best children's museums and asked them one simple question:<p>What's the one thing under your roof (or maybe out back) that kids and their …

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking

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9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

Constantly Share Best Practices<p>As a first step, work toward recognizing that, no matter how long you've been in the classroom, there will always be …

Teaching

A Classroom Strategy: Three-Phase Lesson Structure

3rd grade teacher Maria Franco from Orange Grove Elementary School in Somerton, Ariz., teaches students about fractions by presenting them with a …

Teaching

10 Must-Read Books for July 2016

It turns out you can read anything you want on the beach.<p>The motliest month of the year, at least in terms of genre and theme, July still proves it’s …

Amazon launches Inspire as it looks to become a major player in education tech

Sharing is caring — and it can also be profitable.<p>Amazon on Monday launched a new online portal with thousands of free education resources such as …