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> …

Columbia University

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 …

Architecture

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

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,” thereby inviting others to join them. …

New Jersey

KQED

Listening to jazz musicians improvise, how the piano player’s chords toy with the sax player’s runs and the standup bass player’s beats, it may seem …

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 …

India Innovates Episode 4 - Edible Cutlery

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 …

APIs

Sir Ken Robinson - Can Creativity Be Taught?

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

TMB Panyee FC short film

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)

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 never get to do …

Parenting

What Happened When I Stopped Praising My Child

Share3K<p>Pin16<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p>Some things are guaranteed to trigger my parental auto pilot: teetering first steps, messy scribbles presented with …

Parenting

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

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 hockey team and tutored elementary …

College & University

4 Simple Ways to Help Improve Your Child's Mood

Share630<p>Pin53<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p>Our house is sometimes visited by a mystical creature we lovingly call “Mr. Grumpy Pants.” Mr. Grumpy Pants is not an …

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

Share215<p>Pin4<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p>My mom was an incredible woman and a talented painter. Driven by a fierce and uncontrollable passion to create, she was …

How to Raise Optimistic Kids

Share43<p>Pin2<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p>Most of us are familiar with the storybook characters, Winnie the Pooh and his friend, Eeyore, created by A.A. …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Pedagogy

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 …

Education

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 …

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, …

Education

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 …

Board Games

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 …

Empathy

The Characteristics Of A Good School

<b>The Characteristics Of A Good School</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact …

Articles & Videos - Full Article

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