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Cellphones in classrooms contribute to failing grades: Study

Cellphones and laptops can be distracting for students in classrooms, and new research also shows that using electronic devices can even lower …

Education

7 ways to build trust with others

FBI agents spend a great deal of time learning how to build trust with others. For that reason an agent’s most useful investigative tool is the …

Northern California

Rising global meat consumption 'will devastate environment'

Rising global meat consumption is likely to have a devastating environmental impact, scientists have warned.<p>A new major analysis suggests meat consumption is set to climb steeply as the world population increases along with average individual income, and could play a significant role in increasing …

University of Oxford

Big Lessons From a Year of Coaching: Stop Talking and Be Fearless

Here are Elena Aguilar's five takeaways from a year of coaching that encompassed both high and low points.

Teaching

I'm Leaving the Classroom for Leadership. And I've Never Felt More Internal Conflict

First Person<p>—Getty<p>Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. My mother often tells people I started teaching at the age of 5, after I …

Teaching

Experts Say You Should Tell Yourself Nice Things

This is how they suggest you improve your inner dialogue.<p>The way we talk to ourselves matters. Not only does the inner dialogue we engage in shape our perception of our place in the world, it affects our emotions and motivations. It can really suck when your harshest critic lives in your brain. …

Run, Tokyo, Run: How Japan Became Marathon Capital of the World

In its 122-year history, the Boston Marathon has never been canceled due to weather. And so it was this past November that Yuki Kawauchi kept up a …

Mondly uses speech recognition to fast-track your language learning

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access for only $39.99.<p>Learning a new language can seem pretty daunting when your inch-thick textbook arrives in the mail. Thankfully, there is a smarter way to learn. Mondly is a highly-rated app that helps you master grammar and pick up vocabulary through fun mini-games. …

1 Neighborhood. 24 Kindergarten Classes. 40 Languages. (Some Miming Helps.)

TORONTO — Amna’s first language was Urdu. Her friend Talyah’s was Arabic.<p>But the other day in the corner of a classroom, they spoke English in between giggles, while spilling marbles into a funnel.<p>The girls are students at Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy — a school in the Thorncliffe Park …

Gaming Addiction Disorder; White House Pitches Big Changes For Education Department

<i>You're reading NPR's weekly roundup of education news.</i><p><b>World Health Organization recognizes gaming as addictive disorder</b><p>Gaming disorder is the newest addictive disorder listed in the World Health Organization's medical diagnostic guide. Symptoms include prioritizing video games over responsibilities …

'Eating Animals' producers Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer discuss veganism, farming and being pretentious

Natalie Portman hasn’t eaten meat since she was nine years old. But it wasn’t until she read Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Eating Animals” in 2009 that she realized consuming dairy and eggs could harm animals too.<p>The book struck her so intensely that she instantly called up Foer and told him she thought …

Natalie Portman

Prize-Winning ‘Shoplifters’: Japan’s PM Hates This Movie Because It’s Just Too True

The warm-hearted story of a loose-knit ‘family’ struggling to survive is based on field research into Japanese poverty, and inspired by an abused …

To Rinse Or Not To Rinse: How Washing Some Foods Can Help You Avoid Illness

This spring, millions of Americans worried that salad was no longer safe to eat: The U.S. was hit by the largest E. coli outbreak in a decade, with 172 people in 32 states sickened by contaminated romaine lettuce. Eighty-nine of those individuals were hospitalized, and at least five died.<p>Would …

E.coli

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

On New Year's Eve, back in 2012, Savannah Eason retreated into her bedroom and picked up a pair of scissors.<p>"I was holding them up to my palm as if to cut myself," she says. "Clearly what was happening was I needed someone to do something."<p>Her dad managed to wrestle the scissors from her hands, but …

Parenting

Forgiveness Is an Inside Job

Left to their own devices, our inner narratives or personal stories can easily lead us down a path of reactivity: we start blaming and shaming, and …

Sir Ken Robinson: ‘The education system is a dangerous myth’

I’m often asked the same questions: what’s going wrong in education? Why? If you could reinvent education, what would it look like? Would you have …

22 Cities Around the World Best Explored by Bicycle

Pablo Picasso’s Idiosyncratic Genius

A life in art.<p>Pablo Ruiz Picasso began being an artist at the age of prodigy—at about seven—and at seventy-five he remains the complete phenomenon he has been throughout the intervening years. The excesses of his artistic endowment, of his will, of his life appetites, and of his character appear to …

Why it’s better to be human than to be right

“Sometimes it’s better to be kind than to be right. We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens.” — Gautama …

How to Tell if a Coaching Conversation Is Going Wrong

Here are some cues that a coaching conversation is not going well—for the coach or for the client.

How to Structure a Coaching Conversation

Here are the three key questions to think about to prepare for a coaching conversation.

How to Know if Coaching Is Working

How much coaching do you invest, and how long do you wait, to see how much growth in practice? What constitutes enough growth for a teacher receiving …

How Can I Stop A Teacher From Quitting?

A coach emailed me yesterday saying that she'd been working with a new teacher all year, a teacher she thought was doing well, but that the teacher …

The Key to Working With Adult Learners: Mind the Gap

How do we expand someone's ability? Elena Aguilar shares a tool for analysis that can transform your thinking about how to help another person …

'I Didn’t Really Have a Choice.' Meet the Teachers Quitting Their Jobs Due to Low Pay and Dwindling Benefits

“We weren’t expecting to be rich. On the flip side, we were expecting to make ends meet and pay the bills"<p>For 12 minutes one night in October 2016, …

Here's what annoyed high school students most about the switch to Common Core

The Common Core standards were supposed to get students to understand math more deeply. For some California high school students, it didn’t work out …

Burned out: why are so many teachers quitting or off sick with stress?

Overwork and lack of support are driving teachers across England out of the profession much faster than they can be replaced. But schools facing cuts and rising costs can see no way of improving matters for their staff<p>It was a toxic routine: plan lessons until 1am, wake up at 5am in a sweat, vomit, …

Sabbaticals

How to Become a Good Storyteller

Not many of us aspire to be Moth-winning level storytellers, but being known for spinning a good yarn has its social uses.<p>Luckily for the rest of us, …

9 Running Tips for People Who Want to Become Runners

Ready to chase your weekend warrior dreams, but aren't sure where to start? Two running coaches help de-mystify the process.<p>Spring marks the time of year when every single person you follow on Instagram seems to be posting a perfectly-framed post-marathon photo, wearing a suspiciously perky smile …

Marathons

College Decision Day Brings Relief, Excitement And Big Worries About Money

May 1 is an exciting day for many high school seniors. It's decision day, when students commit to college — and send in those deposits — to hold their spot on campus.<br>Across the country, schools celebrate the achievement in different ways. Some hold assemblies where students get up and announce …