April R

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Japan's scientific whaling ended, but loophole remains

JAPAN'S SCIENTIFIC WHALING program has been ended by the International Court of Justice, but there are concerns the nation may devise other ways of …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage

<b>DETROIT</b> -- Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge said Friday, striking down a law that was widely embraced by …

Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

Seafood often travels huge distances over many days to reach the people who eat it. And it's often impossible to know where a fillet of fish or a few frozen shrimp came from — and, perhaps more importantly, just how they were caught.<p>Fortunately, activists are doing the homework for us, and what …

Does money make you mean? | Paul Piff

These Huge Glass Biodomes Will Bring Back Endangered Wildlife

A series of huge glass biodomes will be used to breed and raise endangered birds like the blackfaced spoonbill. “The form of the bird cage was …

Wildlife

6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit: Week 4 Strength Circuit Workout

Get bootcamp fit in 6 weeks with this incredible circuit plan<p>We're halfway there, Bootcampers! As I discuss in my other post about why you NEED to incorporate a recovery week into your strength training program, this week's strength training circuit workout is a bit less challenging than last …

5 Things You Can Do With Routers | Personal Cloud - Consumer Reports News

You probably don’t pay much attention to that little blinking box that sits in the corner of your home office, but chances are it's a lot more …

The 20% Project (like Google) In My Class

<i>*Update: If you’d like to learn more about running your own 20% Project – check out my free video course on 20% Time and Genius Hour.</i><p>I recently …

Teaching

Learn how you can use "genius hour" to maintain that childish enthusiasm: http://bit.ly/1cHI5Ii. Thanks for the image, Edudemic.

Age of Distraction: Why It's Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Perhaps the most well known study on concentration is a longitudinal study conducted with over 1,000 children in New Zealand by Terrie Moffitt and …

Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Maybe you have also observed how common it is nowadays for students to not know how to have a conversation. Perhaps this owes to a preponderance of …

Teaching

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Kids

Secret Teacher: why I've given up my dream job in teaching

You would think that the PGCE year, complete with 24 weeks of teaching practice, would be a good time to realise that you hate being a teacher. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case for me. By the end of my second newly-qualified teacher (NQT) term, I had gone from being filled with pride at my job …

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.<p>A century of research shows that traditional grammar lessons—those hours spent diagramming sentences and memorizing parts of speech—don’t help and may even hinder students’ efforts to become better writers. Yes, they …

Will better evaluations and more training help Michigan's teachers improve?

Teacher evaluations have become a hot political topic in Michigan.<p>Chances are if you’ve heard anything about them, the discussion has been about how …

Teaching

Literacy is Everyone's Problem

Poor Arne Duncan.<p>Nearly five months later--a lifetime in the news cycle--his snipe at white suburban moms is still lighting up the blogosphere.<p>You wouldn't know it from the headlines, but the scuffle over Duncan's one-liner isn't the main issue in American education.<p>The politics surrounding the …

Education

Africa's rhinos may have to leave Africa, for their own good

Record numbers of rhinos are being poached and killed in South Africa for their horns. The main reason is that a pound of rhino horn is worth about $10,000 on the black market.<p>That market is largely driven by practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, who consider the horn an effective …

Calif. bill would stop orca shows

A California state lawmaker has proposed legislation that would prohibit San Diego’s SeaWorld from featuring killer whales in entertainment performances.<p>The bill, released Friday, would also ban captive breeding and the import and export of orcas, according to U-T San Diego.<p>Richard Bloom, a …

Everything You Know About Education Is Wrong

<i>A groundbreaking study of New York schools by a MacArthur "genius" challenges the typical understanding of what makes a good school</i><p>In fact, schools that poured in more resources actually got worse results.<p>What did make a difference? The study measures correlation, not causation, so there are no …

Planning for a Substitute: Five Helpful Hints

picture courtesy Patterson, NJ Public Schools<p>We’ve all been there. A few minutes before you are to leave for work, one of your children suddenly …

The Next Generation in Student Flashcards

People have been using flashcards as a revision aid for decades, but now it is time for learners to step away from their papers and pens, and move …

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