Brady Severs

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A Video To Watch With Your Students: The Pale Blue Dot Transcription

<b>A Video To Watch With Your Students: The Pale Blue Dot</b><p>You’re likely familiar with Carl Sagan’s <i>The Pale Blue Dot.</i> It’s been the voiceover for …

Demonstration

A New Student Teaching Model for Pairing Interns with Clinical Teachers

Other practical reasons for revising the old model exist. Securing high-quality student teaching placements is difficult, in part because clinical …

Pedagogy

Common Core Standards Make a Mockery of Novels' Complexity

Here’s a pop quiz: according to the measurements used in the new Common Core Standards, which of these books would be complex enough for a ninth grader?<p>Read more on New Republic

11 Words That Will Make You Sound Super Smart

When someone constantly uses the filler word "like," you probably think they don't sound so smart.<p>But have you ever met someone who's babbling "like" after "like," and then suddenly inserts a zinger of a vocabulary word such as "sycophant," which means a person who acts obsequiously toward someone …

I Almost Quit Teach for America

But I didn't. Why?<p>I’d always been a relatively composed person, but my first year of Teach for America broke me. I cried at school, sometimes in front of my students. I got deeply, deeply angry, which I’d channel in ways both constructive and destructive: sometimes by going on long runs or writing …

How to Speak Your Mind Without Making Someone Else Wrong

<b>“Would you rather be right or free?” ~Byron Katie</b><p>Do you have the freedom to say what you really feel? Do you share your true thoughts and ideas, or …

Positive Thinking

The Best Definition of Success

<i>To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a</i> …

6 Ways to Fall in Love with Yourself

I have been single for quite a long time now. This used to make me feel like I was a bad, or weird person. It even made me think that I was …

Self-help

6 Conversations You Need To Have With Yourself

What can you tell yourself that you don’t already know? A whole lot.<p>In the privacy of your mind you constantly talk to yourself. Your inner monologue …

The Night I Died, by Tracy Cochran

I wondered what I was doing in this godforsaken place, when exactly I had become so insubstantial, agreeing to go out to the store alone at ten, …

Mind

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

7 Unconventional Ways to Build Your Confidence

If you were able to maintain a level of self-confidence that no circumstance could shake, what would you be doing differently? Just imagine the …

Letting Go of Fear and Living in Peace

<b>“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” ~Albert Einstein</b><p>I sat in the waiting room of the dermatologist’s office …

The Power of Morning Practice

If you don't practice being in the moment, feeling stress-free when everything is well, you won't be able to feel centered when life falls apart.<p>I learned that powerfully yesterday.<p>I just got back from a dream trip with my dad. We were golfing in Scotland. Every day was a true pleasure, even though …

11 Habits You Need to Give Up to Be Happy

Are your habits and routines sucking up your happiness?<p>Oftentimes we unknowingly hold on to little, obsessive habits that cause us a great deal of …

7 Effective Ways Happy People Think

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,<br>and what you do are in harmony.”<br>―Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>Believe it or not, I’ve read 27 personal development …