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9 Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

The 21st century is a time of rapid change, and while the brain may not be changing (<b>much</b>), the tools we use to feed it are.<p>This puts the 21st …

How to get started with blended learning

Blended learning is one of the best ways to go about integrating education technology. The below graphic from ISTE should help you better understand …

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

Metacognition plays an important role in all learning and life experiences. Beyond academic learning, when students gain awareness of their own …

Technology (and How It's Used in Schools) Is Widening the Opportunity Gap

column | Community<p>Technology (and How It's Used in Schools) Is Widening the Opportunity Gap<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Feb 10, 2016<p>Image Credit: …

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

25 Powerful Quotes From Zen Buddhism That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>In western society, we tend to think that we’ll find …

7 Simple Meditation Techniques For Kids

Kids who haven’t begun to speak know how to operate a tab. Is that something for the parents to be proud of? Not at all!<p>As adults, we know the harm …

8 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

We know mindfulness is good for us. Mindfulness allows us to be present in our parenting, choosing a skillful response, instead of succumbing to our visceral reactions.<p>Mindfulness is also good for our kids. There is an emerging body of research that indicates mindfulness can help children improve …

How to Create Your Own Personal Mantra

Make a list of three things you'd like to change about your life. Write them in the form of "I am," such as "I am stressed, I am debt-ridden, I am …

Kindergarteners Talk About Mindfulness in “Just Breathe” Short Film

We’re interrupting your regular mindfulness news roster to bring you: Children talking about mindfulness. Because, really, after hearing mindfulness’ …

Mindful Parents Raise Less Stressed-Out Kids

You really can’t pass any magazine rack today without seeing something about mindfulness. We’re bombarded with messages of its power—that it helps …

A Harvard professor reveals a strategy that can help you stop worrying

We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to overcome worry that doesn't involve alcohol or a straitjacket.<p>The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. You've probably even heard of it: Mindfulness.<p>Yeah, it's all the rage now. But …

Meditation meets maths in Melbourne's first Buddhist school in Springvale

"Good morning Coltyn", she says.<p>"Good morning," says 10-year-old Coltyn.<p>Ms Bosman walks down the line of barefoot students and greets each child …

Meditation

The Scientific Power of Meditation

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A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math

<b>A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>This is part 1 in a 3 part “Return To The Classroom” series, so-named because</i> …

Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought?

<b>Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought?</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Thinking is troublesome.<p>For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done</i> …

Pedagogy

New research sheds light on how children’s brains memorize facts

As children shift from counting on their fingers to remembering math facts, the hippocampus and its functional circuits support the brain’s …

Are mindfulness and technology compatible?

Imagine a slender man addressing an audience of hundreds of Silicon Valley employees on the topic of new technologies of the 21st century.<p>He has …

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube

Dec 03, 2014 - safeshare.tv - 2900<p>Not only does SafeShare.TV remove distracting and offensive elements around YouTube videos, but it also allows you …

7 Data Visualization Tools You Can Use In The Classroom

by <b>simplyzesty.com</b><p>No matter what happens, there will always be a demand for data visualization tools. Data on its own can be pretty boring and …

The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom

When I began incorporating basic instruction about the brain into my classes and teaching simple activities to improve brain processing, students not …

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

Education

10 Tips For Getting Started With Mindfulness In The Classroom

<b>10 Tips For Getting Started With Mindfulness In The Classroom</b><p>by Kelly April Tyrrell and <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>ed <i>note: this post has been updated from</i> …

Mindfulness

This Two-Minute Video Is A Basic Guide To Meditation

Meditation is a simple exercise with all sorts of productivity and health benefits. If you’ve never done it before, this video does an excellent job …

8 Ways to Use Technology to Engage Students Better

'I have no name': A poem by Jiddu Krishnamurti

'I am as the fresh breeze of the mountains.'<p>I have no name,<br>I am as the fresh breeze of the mountains.<br>I have no shelter;<br>I am as the wandering waters.<br>I …

​Personalizing Professional Development For Teachers, By Teachers

Postsecondary Learning<p>​Personalizing Professional Development For Teachers, By Teachers<p>By Pat Phillips     Jan 4, 2017<p>Ellagrin/ Shutterstock<p>What do …

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