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Letters: Fans exhilarated by the Olympics but baffled by the television coverage

SIR – The BBC’s coverage of Rio has never been more annoying than when, just as Max Whitlock realised he had won the gold medal for the floor exercises, we were suddenly shown a preview for a forthcoming programme unrelated to the Olympics.<p><b>Michael Scott</b><br>Welbury, North Yorkshire<p>SIR – Watching the …

Trends | 10 Things Everyone Should Know About K-12 Students’ Digital Learning

Teachers asked to consider which aspect of the inquiry cycle they spend more time on in teaching writing #ishcmc http://t.co/4zVRxTgBwA

Your first class guide for preventing jet lag

Have plane, will travel. Have travel, will also probably have jet lag, too.<p>If you do experience jet lag, also known as desynchronosis, you'll …

The Art of Simple Questions: How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals …

Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers?

Teacher Andrew Jones explains the difference between coaching and mentoring, and how they suit different professional development needs<p>Most teachers have been mentored at some point in their career – whether as a PGCE student, a newly qualified teacher (NQT) or after a promotion. Not many of us can …

10 Things Great Leaders Never, Ever Say

What's more important than what a leader says? What they know not to say.<p>Your words have power, and they're among your most important tools as a leader.<p>But what's just as important as the things you should say every day? The times you should keep your mouth shut.<p>Here are 10 examples. (Got others to …

Leadership

Learning How to Collaborate with Business Partners

January 16, 2018<p>Running your own business all by yourself is not a simple task, you will face all kinds of issues all the time and for most people, …

7 Tech Enhanced Item Types You’ll See On Common Core

When The Common Core State Standards initiative was first announced there was a collective eye roll amongst veteran teachers. There have been so many …

One woman's plan to take your creativity back from your phone — by making you bored

When Manoush Zomorodi was eight years old, she walked around her house gathering up all the houseplants. She arranged them in rows, gave them all name tags and then performed a concert for their benefit. Why? Because she was bored.<p>And now? “I suddenly realized I haven't really been bored in about …

Creativity

How to Do Book Clubs in the Middle School Classroom

I knew when I moved to 7th grade that book clubs would be one of the things that moved with me. That shared reading experience where students would …

Pick Up Your Smartphone Less Often. You Might Think Better.

If you've ever felt like your smartphone was getting in the way of a breakthrough thought, you may not be off base. Research suggests that our brains need downtime and that people have some of their most creative ideas when they're bored. The constant distraction of our phones can get in the way of …

30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers

<i>Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces:</i><p><b>25 Things</b> …

11 gadgets commuters shouldn't leave home without

How much time do you spend commuting to work?<p>While the average American commute is 25 minutes, according to the United States Census Bureau, …

Gear & Gadgets

A Checklist for Doing Classroom-Based Ed Tech Research (Part 1)

This week’s blog post provides educators and researchers with information on how to set up classroom-based educational technology research. It’s not …

45 Cool Math Games for Kids By Age and Learning Objective

Math is an important subject in school and everyday life. It not only helps us understand and calculate numbers, but also helps us on logical …

Map: Which country pays the most bribes?

<b>One person in four has paid a bribe to a public body in the last year, according to a survey carried out in 95 countries by Transparency International.</b><p>The poor record of some African nations on bribery stands out. Sierra Leone has the highest number of respondents admitting to having paid a bribe - …

Nelson Mandela Life Support Shut Down as Respected Humanitarian Dies Age 94? (UPDATE) – Guardian Liberty Voice

<b>Addendum to the article below</b>: We have been updated by our sources, as reflected in our many additional articles written, that Nelson Mandela was …