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10 Tools Every Teacher Should Master This Summer - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - EdTech, Innovation, Teaching

According to Common Sense Media, 95% of teachers agree that using technology increases student engagement and 92% of teachers want to add more …

How Mindfulness Skills Help Children Flourish in School And in Life

<i>I first met Jennifer Cohen Harper at a Yoga Service Council meeting at the Omega Institute. She is the founder and director of Little Flower Yoga, a national organization based in New York, and The School Yoga Project, which brings yoga and mindfulness to schools nationwide. She is the vice</i> …

8 Ways To Grow As A Teacher

<b>8 Ways To Grow As A Teacher</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>You’ve likely read about something recently that caught your eye.<p><b>Game-Based Learning</b>. A new app. A …

Teaching

The Biggest Lie Students Tell Me (and How to Turn It Around)

But my push today is to talk about the lies that students tell, specifically the ones that keep them from growing into the best students possible.<p>"I …

Teaching

Increasing Student Engagement By Grading Backwards

<b>Good Morning. You All Have An F: Increasing Student Engagement Via An Additive Grading System</b><p>by <b>Rob Steller</b><p>In a way, the current education system is …

Pedagogy

Rethinking Grading In A 21st Century Project-Based Learning Environment

<b>Rethinking Grading In A 21st Century Project-Based Learning Environment</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>Summary: In Project-Based Learning, achievements can encourage</i> …

A Great Symbaloo Mix

It’s not secret that I’m a real fan of Symbaloo. I’ve talked about it before and have a number of webmixes tied to my account. My only challenge is …

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn

A good example is a long term research project. There are several common stages in longer projects and researchers have studied how students feel, …

America’s toxic culture of testing

Our country’s testing obsession benefits corporations, not kids. And it’s getting worse<p>First No Child Left Behind and Common Core, and now this: Charter schools in our nation’s capital are going to give high-stakes tests to 3- and 4-year-olds. This “culture of testing” is deeply troubling for what …

Twitter Guide For Teachers: Ideas, Resources and More

Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching PracticeAre you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has …

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

<b>10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping</b>By <b>Jennifer Rita Nichols</b>Educators have learned much about the benefits of using projects for …

Pedagogy

Simple Ways to Create Videos to Engage Your Students

Increasingly, educators are searching for video resources online by sifting through YouTube, searching on Google, and visiting various topical sites. …

Education Technology

How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work

Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But “positive thinking” is also a soft …

Happiness

Ability To Keep A Beat Linked To Language Skills

By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer<p>Published: 09/17/2013 05:20 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>People who can keep a rhythm well have more consistent brain responses to speech, a new study finds.<p>The ability of adolescents to keep a beat was mirrored in their brain activity while they were hearing spoken sounds, the …

E-readers 'more effective' for some dyslexic readers

<b>Short lines of text on electronic devices may help some dyslexic readers increase their reading speed and comprehension, research suggests.</b><p>US scientists studied 100 pupils reading on paper and e-readers.<p>On the device, those who struggled most with sight-word reading read faster and those with …

Visual Design

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5 Surprising Ways To Get Great Skin

<b>From Mother Nature Network's Starre Vartan:</b><p>There's so much misinformation out there regarding skin care, not to mention plenty of old-wives' tales (some of which are actually right) and lots of well-intentioned bad advice. That's because skin care is tricky, and depends on your skin type. However, …

Mindfulness Could Prevent Teacher Burnout, Study Suggests

It's hard to dispute that teachers are some of the hardest workers out there. They wake up at the crack of dawn and work long after their students have left for the day. And now, a small new study has identified a possible tool that could help prevent burnout among educators: …

5 Sleep Apps To Help You Get More And Better Rest

We usually tell you to leave your phone outside the bedroom when it's time to hit the hay.<p>In a 2012 Time/Qualcomm poll, 68 percent of people ages 18 to 44 said they keep their phones next to their beds at night. Not only is there the urge to check nearby devices, there's also the light (and sounds) …

How To Actually Be A Good Listener

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>What's more frustrating than speaking without being heard? We've all been there: confiding in a friend as she paws at her phone; pitching an idea to a co-worker as he interrupts with his own; telling your mom about your day as her eyes glaze over -- apparently …

How to Make Perfectly Gooey, Crispy Grilled Cheese

It’s a simple equation: bread + butter + cheese = happiness. The grilled cheese sandwich is one of the most popular and easiest sandwiches of all …

How to Build Positive Thinking to Improve a Bad Day

It's easy to look at people who are smiling and think they have no idea what pain is. They do -- they just choose positive thinking. Here's how to do …

Positive Thinking

14 Words Of Wisdom That'll Help You Get It Done

Some of the most successful people in history shared the common trait of self-efficacy: In other words, they believed in their ability to accomplish a task, and saw their failures as speed bumps, not bottomless pits.<p>Take Thomas Edison, for example, who worked relentlessly to make sparks. "I have …

Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best …

Morning Snack: Gluten-Free Cookie-Dough Energy Bars

I think I'm one of those lucky few who are somehow immune to any allergies or gluten intolerance, but I know from my friends and family who are gluten-free how much of a lifestyle change it requires when it comes to eating and preparing meals. So, I was intrigued when Pillsbury announced that it's …

The Greatist Table: 5 Healthy Smoothie Recipes from Around the Web

A smoothie is the perfect solution for busy school or work mornings when everyone's dashing out the door. <b>These blended concoctions are loaded with</b> …

23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert

You might be a "quiet type" after all.<p>Think you can spot an introvert in a crowd? Think again. Although the stereotypical introvert may be the one at the party who’s hanging out alone by the food table fiddling with an iPhone, the “social butterfly” can just as easily have an introverted …

31 Thought Provoking Life Questions to Answer If You Feel Stuck in Life

Who said that there had to be an absolute answer for each and every question? Sometimes the ability to ask yourself questions’ an act to challenge …

Happiness