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Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

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Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead

Writing stories is a craft that is crucial for life. And if the government insists, you can test it, measure it and use it in commerce, too<p>A report in the Times has quoted a secondary school teacher who complained that their year 7 intake no longer knew how to tell a story. “They knew what a …

Grammar

Technology Does Not Magically Make Teaching/Learning Better

There is a myth out there that integrating technology in your classroom makes you a better teacher. It is important to be clear that there is so much …

Going 'Off Script': Authentic Elementary Assessment

Guest post by Rayna Freedman<p><b>Living in a Cage</b><p>At the elementary level, we are often stuck with caged programs that offer a scripted delivery in the …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all …

Teaching

Professional Development: What should it look like?

A few weeks ago Michael Fenton asked on his blog this question:<p><b>Suppose a teacher gets to divide 100% between two categories: teaching ability and</b> …

19 Teachers That Make School Suck A Little Less

What is it about teachers that make them so hilariously extra?

How to use Gmail templates to answer emails faster

What's more of a time-suck than spending all day writing email?<p>You could probably name a few things like vacuuming, getting lost in subreddits, and …

Here’s A Great Motivating Question For Students To Consider…

Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work is a new and short article in The Harvard Business Review.<p>It contains a number of useful …

Teaching

This One Ritual Will Help Us Raise More Mindful Children, New Study Shows

<i>Ever feel like health news is too overwhelming, fast-paced, or hard to decipher? Us too. Here, we filter through the latest in integrative health,</i> …

Ikea and Space10 are making urban gardening easier

They teamed on these spherical "Growrooms," which you can build yourself<p>Ikea’s innovation and design lab Space10 in Copenhagen is a hub for new ideas for sustainable “future living” in an urban environment. It is also an exhibition space, showcasing products that tackle challenges facing people …

9 Essential #EdTech Ideas to Share With Your Team

Technology is playing a bigger role in classrooms and schools in this country and around the world. Here are a few thoughts to keep technology in …

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

Meditation

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on Anger, Forgiveness, the Emotional Machinery of Trust, and the Only Fruitful Response to Betrayal in Intimate Relationships

“All too often, anger becomes an alluring substitute for grieving, promising agency and control when one’s real situation does not offer control… Anger is often well-grounded, but it is too easy for it to hijack the necessary mourning process.”<p><i>“We’ve got to be as clear-headed about human beings as</i> …

Hypnagogia, The State Between Sleep And Wakefulness, Is Key To Creativity

We all experience the borderlands between sleep and wakefulness. Here's how to make the most of it.<p>We're all familiar with the two basic states of consciousness: sleep and wakefulness. But what about what happens <i>in between</i> those states?<p>In the borderlands between wakefulness and rest is a strange …

6 Basic Wines Everyone Should Know

From the "cashmere of reds" to the "Marc Jacobs of whites," let a sommelier take the legwork out of finding tonight's perfect vintage.<p><b>Marissa A. Ross, Mindy Kaling's former Girl Friday and the creative nose behind the blog Wine-allthetime helps you broaden your palate.</b><p>Wine isn't the easiest …