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Farewell Desks, Here Come the ‘Starbucks Classrooms’

While many iconic features of traditional classrooms have been sidelined over the past decade – less blackboards, more whiteboards, bulky textbooks …

Fall Movie Preview 2015: Biopics, Bond and ‘The Force Awakens’

‘Black Mass’ (September 8th)<p>Johnny Depp kicks off the fall season on a high with a scary tour de force as Whitey Bulger, the Boston gangster …

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Privacy

Do We Practice What We Preach?

Our words matter to most of the people on the receiving end of them. Those words that come out of our mouths, especially when we are in the role of …

Teaching

A Great Web Tool for Creating and Viewing Educational Timelines in 3D

May 13, 2015<br>Tiki-Toki is an excellent web tool for creating beautiful timelines to use in your class. We have already featured this tool in several …

STEM: 20 Kitchen Science Experiments Your Kids Will Love

<i>I don’t mean to scare you or anything but, it’s May folks. Summer vacation will be here before you know it – do you have a plan?</i><p><i>Mine is to set up</i> …

20 Tough Truths About Being a Teacher Mom - Brilliant or Insane

Mother’s Day is approaching, and I’ll be spending part of it helping my daughter weed out her bedroom. She’s leaving for college in August and …

Teaching

Teachers Are Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Help Children Understand Math

It’s all about a “hands-on” approach for a group of California teachers who are using what they call “manipulatives,” toys and tools to help kids …

4 Foundational Habits Every Person Needs

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”<p>~ John Dryden<p>Every person is different, but every person is human, meaning we all have things …

Happiness

Here Are The Amazing Things Your Body Will Do In The Minute You Spend Reading This

300: that’s how many words the average human reads per minute. But in the minute or two it’ll take you to get through this roughly 600-word article, your body will be doing a lot more -- spawning millions of blood cells, shootings trillions of chemical signals, and basically, you know, keeping you …

Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus'

<i>Part 1 in a four-part series on reading in the Common Core era.</i><p>The Common Core State Standards are changing what many kids read in school. They're standards, sure — not curriculum. Teachers and districts still have great latitude when it comes to the "how" of reading instruction, but...<p>The Core …

10 Surprisingly Attainable Traits of a Very Happy Retirement

Want to be happy when you retire? It's not as hard as you think.<p>We all hope to someday retire. Not to just have the freedom to sit around and do nothing, though; instead, we hope to have the freedom to do more of what we <i>want</i> to do and less of what we <i>have</i> to do.<p>Sound like a happy retirement? Of …

Retirement

Principles for Effective Meetings

Last week I discussed why effective meetings are so important, today I'd like to expand on that by providing some principles for making your meetings more effective.<p><b>Before you lead/engage in a meeting, ensure you:</b><p><b>Can take at least one decision;</b> if you are having a meeting solely to share …

Rocky Mountain National Park's best hikes

Lace up your boots and get ready to explore the vast wilderness of Rocky Mountain National Park, where the windswept tundra contains an ecosystem of hundreds of species of wildflowers, and the sculpted peaks silhouetted against the blue sky serve as a dramatic reminder of the last ice age. Traverse …

Hiking

Why Do We Keep Perpetuating Myths About the Man Called the Father of the Atomic Bomb?

The New York Times <i>manages to revive the myth of atomic scientist Robert Oppenheimer as a man broken, his career ended by a long-discredited security hearing in the 1950s, in spite of plenty of evidence to the contrary.</i><p>Last Sunday <i>The New York Times</i> ran a story headlined "Transcripts Kept Secret for …

Eczema: Studies for New Treatment

<i>Emma Guttman-Yassky, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Dermatology & Immunology Director of the Center for Excellence in Eczema and the Occupational/Contact Dermatitis clinic Director of the Laboratory of Inflammatory Skin Diseases in the Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at</i> …

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

NASA, Khan Academy Collaborate to Bring STEM Opportunities to Online Learners

[image-51]NASA and Khan Academy, a non-profit educational website, today debuted a series of online tutorials designed to increase student interest …

Girls Make the Grade at the White House Science Fair

Girls are coming to the White House on Tuesday and they are bringing their robots with them.<p>Dozens of kids from grade school to high school will be there for the White House Science Fair, launched by President Barack Obama in 2009. This year,the emphasis is on girls who excel in science, …

How parents can use the iPad to keep their kids learning this summer

As the school year comes to an end, students look forward to summer break. Unfortunately for educators, this is the time of year that many students …

Dinner Table Talk Can Jump Start Your Kid's Career

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."<p>-Eleanor Roosevelt<p>Pairing great food with great discussion is somewhat of a dying art on the home front. But here's an argument for bringing back the old-fashioned dinner hour (or 15 minutes) table talk to your …

21 Parenting Resolutions For The New Year

Because resolving to be a better parent beats resolving to eat more kale.

How To Put Together A Great Cheese Plate At A Regular Supermarket

You don’t have to serve Kraft singles at a party just because you didn't go to a fancy cheese shop. There is another way.<p>If you are standing in a nice cheese shop, putting together a delicious cheese plate for a party is a very easy two-step process: Ask the salesperson for recommendations and buy …

Why Is Potentially Lethal Contraceptive NuvaRing Still on the Market?

<i>Vanity Fair</i>writer-at-large Marie Brenner investigates the birth-control device NuvaRing, which has allegedly caused blood clots in thousands of its users. As NuvaRing’s manufacturer, Merck, which made $623 million in NuvaRing sales in 2012, is facing roughly 3,500 lawsuits against it, Brenner asks …

Football Player Quits NFL, Walks Away From Millions After Reading Chomsky & Dalai Lama

It's often said that "money can't buy happiness" and one NFL player appears to have found that the adage still holds true.<p>John Moffitt seemed to have it all. In August of his third year of an NFL career, he was acquired by the Denver Broncos from the Seattle Seahawks and had already made just shy …

iPad rumors: Mini with Retina display, thinner, lighter full-size iPad

The iPad Mini got lots of praise for its 7.9-inch screen size, but many felt it was a mistake by Apple not to include a Retina display, similar to the one in the full-size iPad.<p>Maybe you're pining for an iPad Mini with a Retina display, or perhaps you're due for a fifth-generation, full-size iPad. …

How to Stop Making Tiny Mistakes That Make You Look Stupider Than You Really Are