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Joaquin Phoenix & Scarlett Johansson: 'Her' Trailer!

<b>Joaquin Phoenix</b> stars in the trailer for his new film <i>Her</i>, which also features the voice of <b>Scarlett Johansson</b>.<p>The 38-year-old actor plays a lonely …

Why Teach Multicultural Literature?

<i>iStockphoto.com</i><p>I have taught literature at the college level for almost a decade and at as many as six different campuses. These have mainly been classes that were focused on non-western writing. One semester, I had assigned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's <i>Purple Hibiscus</i> and only a …

The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture

Having been able to observe this school pre- and post-Morning Meeting, I can tell you that it was transformational. We didn't use a fancy prepared …

A Teach for America Alum On How Testing Is Hurting Our Kids

Teaching for two years in Harlem, Jonathan Sheehan saw how standardized testing is destroying education.<p>“Mr. Sheehan, A and B are <i>both</i> right!” one of …

21 Reasons To Quit Your Job And Become A Teacher

In a recent article about happiness at work, Harvard professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter suggests that the happiest among us are those who are solving the toughest problems and "making a difference" in people's lives. If contributing to the betterment of the world is indeed among the keys to happiness, …

Finland's education ambassador spreads the word

Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. Charging school fees is illegal, and so is sorting pupils into ability groups by streaming or setting. There are no …

Academic redshirting: What does the research say about delaying kindergarten?

Last week, two of my neighbors sent their 5-year-olds on the school bus for the first time. The families were excited but also mildly terrified. I …

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth: 'Railway Man' Trailer - Watch Now!

<b>Nicole Kidman</b> and <b>Colin Firth</b> star in the just released trailer for their brand new film <i>The Railway Man</i>.<p>The film tells the extraordinary and epic true …

About Time Official International Trailer #2 (2013) - Rachel McAdams Movie HD

Captain Phillips Official Trailer #2 (2013) - Tom Hanks Movie HD

How does meditation actually work?

<b>The Dalai Lama (Religion/Jessica Rinaldi)</b><p>Neuroscientists are researching centuries-old Buddhist mindfulness techniques and their effects on the brain<p>Christof Koch<p>August 2, 2013 12:20pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p><i>Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.</i> …

Professional Development On Your Time, Your Way

As someone who helps develop and deliver professional development to teachers, I've heard lots of reasons why some of the PD schools offer to …

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What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools?

Finland’s Pasi Sahlberg is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?” In this piece he writes about whether the emphasis that American school reformers put on “teacher …

10 principles of effective professional learning…

Apparently this random comment (my response to a tweet in last week’s #edchat) was well received!<p>This got me thinking (again) about the principles of …

The Counselor Official International Teaser Trailer #1 (2013) - Brad Pitt Movie HD

Stuck In Love Official Trailer #1 (2013) Logan Lerman, Greg Kinnear Movie (HD)

Thanks For Sharing Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo Movie HD

Passion Official Trailer #2 (2013) - Rachel McAdams Movie HD

Closed Circuit Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall Movie HD

Haute Cuisine Official Theatrical Trailer #1 (2013) - Catherine Frot Movie HD

DVD Review - Safe Haven (2013)

<b>Safe Haven</b>, 2013.<p>Directed by Lasse Hallström<br>Starring Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders and David Lyons.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>A young woman with a …

Blackfish Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Documentary Movie HD