Beth Queeney Dressler

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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

<i>(Editor’s note (1/30/17): In response to President Donald Trump’s immigration order to close U.S. borders to refugees and visitors from seven</i> …

Non-rectangular football pitches created in Bangkok slum

Unused patches of land in a densely populated area of the Thai capital have been transformed into a series of irregularly-shaped football pitches for …

Teen Makes 'Sit With Us' App That Helps Students Find Lunch Buddies

‘Sit With Us’ also aims to help reduce bullying.<p>A new app makes finding friends in the school cafeteria a piece of cake.<p>“Sit With Us” helps students who have difficulty finding a place to sit locate a welcoming group in the lunchroom.<p>The app allows students to designate themselves as “ambassadors,” …

Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians

In recent years many schools have cut their art programs as non-essential subjects. At the same time, leaders are crying for more creative thinking …

Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating

Questions of why creators create, how they structure their days, and where they look for inspiration hold a strange kind of mesmerism over us mere mortals, an elusive promise of somehow reverse-engineering and absorbing genius through voyeurism. In 2003, artist Joe Fig began interviewing famous …

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Inspired to Inspire

Who inspires you?<p>What inspires you?<p>When I think of all the people, places, books, articles, blog posts, websites that inspire me, I wonder: where …

Embrace the shake

In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was …

Sir Ken Robinson - Can Creativity Be Taught?

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Obvious to you. Amazing to others. - by Derek Sivers

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The Adventures of a Cardboard Box

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility

It’s hard to see a child unhappy. Whether a child is crying over the death of a pet or the popping of a balloon, our instinct is to make it better, fast.<p>That’s where too many parents get it wrong, says the psychologist Susan David, author of the book “Emotional Agility.” Helping a child feel happy …

Emotional Intelligence

How to raise kinder, less entitled kids (according to science)

By Karen Weese<p>Maybe it was that time you took the kids to the amusement park, and on the way home — their adorable faces still sticky from the slushies you’d sprung for, their little wrists adorned with pricey full-day passes — they asked to stop for ice cream. You declined, and they yelled, “We …

What Happened When I Stopped Praising My Child

Some things are guaranteed to trigger my parental auto pilot: teetering first steps, messy scribbles presented with pride, the toddler singing to the …

To get into college, Harvard report advocates for kindness instead of overachieving

By Lisa Heffernan and<p>Jennifer Wallace<p>As your oldest child begins to fill out her college application, it is hard not to feel a rising panic. For the last four years she has thrown herself into her school work, taken AP classes, studied for the SAT, worked on the school paper, played on the field …

College & University

4 Simple Ways to Help Improve Your Kid’s Mood

Our house is sometimes visited by a mystical creature we lovingly call “Mr. Grumpy Pants.” Mr. Grumpy Pants is not an easy guest to entertain, …

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Reality is an Optical Illusion: How to Teach Kids About Perception

My mom was an incredible woman and a talented painter. Driven by a fierce and uncontrollable passion to create, she was the epitome of Susan Boyle’s …

How to Raise Optimistic Kids

Most of us are familiar with the storybook characters, Winnie the Pooh and his friend, Eeyore, created by A.A. Milne.<p>Winnie the Pooh went through his …

No, teaching math the “old-fashioned way” won’t work: Paul Wells | The Star

According to the latest EQAO report, half of Ontario Grade 6 students don’t meet the curriculum standard in math. That’s a problem. But it’s not the …

Teaching

22 Powerful Closure Activities

What Is Closure?<p>Closure is the activity that ends a lesson and creates a lasting impression, a phenomenon that Colorado State University professor …

Teaching Methods: Team Teaching Part 1

<i>Hello, thanks for listening to this episode of the Teaching Methods series, brought to you by</i> Teacher <i>magazine. I’m Jo Earp, welcome to our two part</i> …

Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner

Voice gives learners a chance to share their opinions about something they believe in. We adapted the Continuum of Voice chart we used from research …

Handwriting Just Doesn’t Matter

I thought politicians had enough to fight over. Apparently not: Legislatures around the country are now debating the future of cursive penmanship.<p>When the Common Core standards were released in 2010, handwriting took a back seat to typing. Schools were told to ensure that all students could …

Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning

Words are meaningless unless all concerned agree on their specific definitions. Even if there is a general consensus on terms, what those terms …

Pedagogy

What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?

Students in the U.S. are being taught to focus only on becoming educated.<p>I have a strange-looking, handmade bust of Yoda sitting atop my desk at school. I made this statue in a high-school art class because the teacher asked us to create a life-like bust of a human face. While molding my sculpture, …

25 of the Best Educational Games For Home and the Classroom

Among the many ways to actively engage children in the learning process, educational games are one of the most fun. With so many award winning and …

America's Insensitive Children?

Perhaps unlike their U.S. peers, kids in Denmark—where happiness levels are the highest on Earth—are taught in school to care for one another from a young age.<p>Contrary to popular belief, most people do care about the welfare of others.<p>From an evolutionary standpoint, empathy is a valuable impulse …

The Characteristics Of A Good School

<b>The Characteristics Of A Good School</b><p><i>For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us.</i><p><i>This post has</i> …

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Thoughtful planning, experience, and visualization were not enough to help me at the beginning of the school year two years ago in kindergarten. …