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Twitter's Top 5 Accounts Are All in Japan — Here's Why

During an Aug. 3 airing of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece <i>Castle in the Sky</i>, thousands of anime fans watching the broadcast in Japan …

Administrators, Please Inspire at Back to School

The countdown has officially begun in my home. Thea keeps asking me when I go back to school knowing that this year she will go as well. I keep …

10 Brilliant Examples Of Sketch Notes: Notetaking For The 21st Century

Sketch notes–or graphic notes, or whatever other term you like–are one of the single most important developments in note-taking history. Hold on, …

Note-Taking

InformED

Imagine a world where digital learning platforms help adult learners succeed through college completion; where a network of schools offers …

The High Cost of Digital Illiteracy

Individuals who are not digitally literate are at a disadvantage when it comes to interacting with others and being employed in the 21st century. But …

Changing Our Vocabulary as Technology Integration Coaches

This Tuesday afternoon, from 1-3 pm, I’ll be sharing a poster session at the ISTE Conference in San Antonio on the topic, “Changing Our Vocabulary as …

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

"I realized that I was sitting there starting to perspire," he says, "because I was really empathizing with this kid. I thought, 'This kid is going …

Science, Math, and Fan Fiction: What's Worth Learning?

<i>Q. What trends are you seeing in cyberlearning world?</i><p>A. It’s been the big challenge in the cyberlearning debate I think is that there’s a whole group …

Is School Enough? Documentary Film Delves In

“At first when he brought it up I didn’t know what to do because we’re teens and he basically wanted us to act like adults, to speak up like adults,” …

10 Learning Lessons From Albert Einstein

10 Lessons About Learning From Albert Einstein by TeachThought Staff Just because a person is smart doesn’t make them a great teacher, and why that’s …

10 Awesome Apps for Learning About Music, Nature, History and Math

<i>Continuing our monthly Educational Apps series, a mixture of iOS, Android, and Web-based apps.</i><p><b>STORYLINES</b>: The educational games-maker Root-1 has …

Why the poor lack mental capacity, and why they need help

A line for food stamps in Knoxville, TN (Image: Knoxnews)<p>Throughout the world, the poor face increasingly gruelling choices; whether to save for …

8 Ways Educators Can Foster Passion-Based Learning

When you think of passion for learning, you might conjure up an image of Albert Einstein.<p>Einstein was regarded as the greatest intellectual mind of …

How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps

<b>How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps</b><p><i>Ed note: This has been updated from a 2012 post that you may or may not have already read. So, there’s</i> …

Pedagogy

The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary

<i>Use magic to teach and learn academic language in my new NY Times post that includes a student interactive and teaching ideas.</i><p><i>Enriching Academic</i> …

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a …

How to Enjoy Poetry

<i>“True poetic practice implies a mind so miraculously attuned and illuminated that it can form words, by a chain of more-than coincidences, into a living entity,”</i> <b>Edward Hirsch</b> advised in his directive on how to read a poem. But how, exactly, does one cultivate such “true poetic practice”? In an …

William Wordsworth on Pleasure as the Shared Heart of Poetry and Science

<i>“True poetic practice implies a mind so miraculously attuned and illuminated,”</i> wrote Edward Hirsch in his meditation on how to read a poem, <i>“that it can form words, by a chain of more-than coincidences, into a living entity.”</i> <i>“Poetry makes possible the deepest kind of personal possession of the</i> …

Burgess Studio: Planting Poetry

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

Twihaiku? Micropoetry? The rise of Twitter poetry

Poetry in 140 characters? What would Sylvia Plath have made of tweet poems? Twitter poetry (also known as “twihaiku” or “micropoetry”) is still in …

View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems

Verse to reach for on a lazy evening—or a difficult day: The poetry no reader's library should be without.<p>The Complete Poems, 1927 - 1979<p>By Elizabeth …

Literature

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power... • literary jukebox

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.<p><b>Adrienne Rich</b> (May 16, 1929 — March 27, 2012) in <i>Language and Liberation: Feminism, Philosophy, and Language</i><p><b>Song:</b> “Find Me the Pulse of the Universe” by <b>Laetitia</b> …

20 Poets on the Meaning of Poetry

We’ve been thinking about poet Meena Alexander’s incredible address to the Yale Political Union, in which she refers to Shelley’s 1821 essay, <i>A</i> …

How Many Times Can a Tale Be Told?

Each Translation of a Classic Has New Way With Words<p>Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina" famously starts "All happy families are alike." But what readers may want to know is how alike are different translations of such foreign classics?<p>There are half-a-dozen English-language translations of the 1878 …

Oprah Winfrey

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

12 Lonely Negative Words

Are you disgusted, disgruntled and disheveled? Well, unfortunately you’re never going to be gusted, gruntled or sheveled. <i>Disgusted, disgruntled</i> and</i> …

Language

11 Coffee Tables With Built-In Storage Space

The coffee table is a must-have for any living room. But in any living room there’s also a limited space you can work with and storage is always a …