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Google to Close App Store to Focus on Chromebooks

Google announced it will be closing its <b>Play for Education</b> app store, an education initiative it debuted just two years ago.<p>"Play for Education gives …

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Learn how to use technology, common core and reading to create better learning opportunities for your students.

Common Core

Four scientific ways teachers can cope with stress

From basic mediation exercises to learning to say ‘no’, there are many simple changes teachers can make to improve their physical and mental health<p>The pressures of teaching can be difficult to manage and it can sometimes feel like you have no time to switch off. So if you ended last year feeling …

Mindfulness

10 Job Search Tools Every Jobseekers Need To Know About

When it comes to job searches, you rarely hear of <b>job search tools,</b><p>On the other hand, there are dozens, if not hundreds of productivity tools.<p>But that …

5 Best Job Sites to Have a Profile On

Looking for professional contacts in your industry? Unemployed? Or maybe you’re just interested in searching for job prospects?<p>Look no further than …

These Are the Best Jobs in America Right Now

Take your pick<p>What makes a job not just good, but great? According to Glassdoor.com, it’s a combination of how much you make, the level of demand for …

Employment

3 Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers

"Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about him or her." - Urie Bronfenbrenner<p>I asked the university for a course release, …

Pedagogy

6 Surprising Reasons to Welcome Failure

Who likes to fail?That’s what I thought.For most of us failure’s shameful, embarrassing, and even scary. Maybe it means you don’t have what it takes. …

Motivation

Five-year-olds banned from school Christmas party for not doing homework 60 times

School bans infants who have not done homework from party - then cancel it when parents complain<p>A primary school who banned pupils from its Christmas party unless they had their homework books signed 60 times then cancelled it at the last minute after parents complained.<p>Ashley Infants School in New …

Education

21 Ways to Fall Asleep When Stress Creeps Over You

You’re so tired, you can hardly drag yourself through the clean-up from dinner. By the time 9pm rolls around, you fall into bed, grateful the day is …

Is College Worth the Price? Even Some High School Counselors Have Their Doubts

Our exclusive survey finds both parents and counselors believe colleges need to deliver more value for the money.<p>High school counselors say they now …

College & University

When Grading Harms Student Learning

The Dreaded Zero<p>I used to give out zeros in the hopes that it would force students to do work and learn. This was a terrible idea! I'm so happy that …

10 Powerful Instructional Strategies

How It's Done<p>Interactive Learning Non-Negotiables<p>Essential Question<p>What is the intended goal of the lesson? Remember, there is one essential question …

What Students Are Googling About Their Teachers

<b>What Students Are Googling About Their Teachers</b><p>We teachers spend our entire professional lives trying to “figure out” our students in a never-ending …

How to Reignite Motivation in the Classroom

Motivation is an important part of a teacher’s day-to-day life as he or she needs to feel motivation in order to manage a classroom, engage students, …

7 Time Management Techniques for Teens

Some weeks, it seems like we have no time.<p>Your high schooler may feel the same way. And when they're stressed about upcoming tests and losing track of assignments, their grades can suffer.<p>To help your teen get organized and on track for school, introduce them to these 7 time management techniques …

Time Management

5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

1. Maintain Your "Other" Life<p>It's OK if teaching is your life as long as you have a life outside of your classroom. I see this a lot in new teachers, …

San Francisco Elementary School Introduces Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

An elementary school in San Francisco has introduced gender-neutral bathrooms to show support for all of its students, including those who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming.<p>According to Today, Miraloma Elementary has changed some of its bathroom signs to create gender-neutral …

LGBTQI

6 Surefire Methods for Overcoming Procrastination

Many of us have goals -- a set of deep-down desires that we ultimately want to see realized. Yet, with each passing day, we can't find the energy to move forward. And, as the deadline approaches and passes for achieving our goals, we're no further ahead than where we started. Often, we might even …

Procrastination

Get the School Year Off to a Good Start

Fun Activities:<br>Get the School Year Off<br>To a Good Start<p><b>Every teacher has a different approach to the first few days of school. Whatever your approach,</b> …

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

While schools (hopefully) work to update themselves and the way students learn within them, many parents have to work with what's available to them. …

Teaching

Community Service of the Day: Free Haircut for Kids Who Read

Courtney Holmes, a barber in Dubuque, Iowa, gave free back-to-school haircuts for kids who read stories to him. The haircuts were part of an annual …

20 Times Stores Were a Little Confused About Back To School Supplies

Back to school — the time most kids dread and all parents have circled on their calendar for the whole Summer.<p>And what comes with going back to …

Back-to-School Deals to Get Ahead and Avoid the Stress

<i>Education World</i> has compiled a list of the best back-to-school deals this month for you to get a head start on shopping and saving on necessities for …

7 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Self-improvement

25 Insanely Clever Schoolteacher Hacks

Brilliant tips and tricks to help teachers of any grade save time, money, and patience.

Motivating the Unmotivated

In his book <i>Dropping Out</i>, Russell Rumberger lays out the societal consequences, including:<p>. . . poor academic performance in middle school and even …

6 Must-Have Apps for Teachers' Back-to-School Toolkit

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of apps to help teachers make their classrooms interactive, creative and productive in …

Apps