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Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools. That’s a Mistake.

The current debate over public education underestimates its value—and forgets its purpose.<p>Public schools have always occupied prime space in the excitable American imagination. For decades, if not centuries, politicians have made hay of their supposed failures and extortions. In 2004, Rod Paige, …

Education

The Top 12 Blogs of 2017

What are the most-read blogs throughout the past 12 months? We’ve been digging through the archives behind the scenes at

Teaching

Goodbye to Grades? Mastery-Based Learning Is Becoming the New Standard

A new learning strategy could be the end grades as we know it. But the individualized learning could make this revolutionary way to teach better for students.<p>From New York to Vermont, and from Illinois to Idaho, a new kind of education standard is taking root. It's called mastery-based learning, …

How to make mixed ability work: Let children take control of the lesson

Back when I was a dewy-eyed NQT, children were routinely labelled as being lower, middle or higher ability from as early as five years old.<p>They were …

4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers

<b>4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers</b><p>by <b>Dr. Jimmy Shaw</b> and <b>Nira Dale</b><p>“Coaching and teaching–the process is one-in-the-same,” explains Assistant …

Bad language: why being bilingual makes swearing easier

Bilingual reduced emotional resonance is fairly well-established, but why does it happen? And does that have a knock-on effect for different communities?<p>My dad had a liberal philosophy of childrearing, but he would always tell us off for swearing. As a result, I grew up feeling very uncomfortable …

Try a 3-Minute Workout That Targets the Upper and Lower Abs

Short on time but have big ab goals? You can fit this quick session into any part of your day, and you don't even need equipment. Try these three moves for one minute each to work the lower abs and that six-pack area; you'll be burning up, toning, and even giving your booty some love, too.<p>Lay on …

Here Is a List of the Top 10 Work-at-Home Jobs for Teachers

Telecommuting jobs are attractive to workers in all kinds of occupations, but for teachers, they might feel like the impossible dream. When you’re …

Employment

Daughter refuses help with her ADHD, but parents are afraid she’s wasting her potential

<i>Q: My highly intelligent 16-year-old daughter was diagnosed this year with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. We are seeing a therapist who has suggested ways that we and the school can support her, but she is rejecting all of them. She acts very agreeably in the therapist’s office but then</i> …

Parenting

Feel more fun in French? Your personality can change depending on the language you speak

In the book <i>Me Talk Pretty One Day</i>, humorist David Sedaris recounts learning to speak French as an adult under a vicious instructor. Fumbling in his attempts to master the new tongue, he feels powerless and vulnerable—almost like a different person entirely.<p>Anyone who’s taken on the challenge of …

Language Learning

How Much Would a Stay-at-Home Mom Be Paid Annually? A Lot!

A new survery has calculated how much the work of a SAHM would cost if she was paid for every task she did, and the result is a six-figure annual salary.<p>As a sorta stay-at-home mom (I work from home) for the past eight years, I can vouch for the fact that it's pretty much the toughest job on Earth. …

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Literature

Honestly Affordable Rugs: 10 Vintage-Style Finds Under $100

Want to know the fastest and most sure-fire way to upgrade the style in your home? You may have guessed it from the title, but it's rugs, my …

Home Decorating

Battle Hymns for the Fight of Faith

“Look at all these people!”<p>As my dear 97-year-old grandmother was brought into the room in her wheelchair, it was clear that she did not recognize …

What Else Can I Do With My Degree if I Don't Want to Teach Anymore?

Teachers ready to escape the classroom can find that their educational skills are transferable to jobs in other disciplines and across industries. A …

Education
Government

9 Strategies Teachers and Leaders Should Add in 2016

A 2013 article in Forbes Magazine suggested that only 8 percent of people follow through on their New Year's resolutions because they are often too …

Pedagogy

15 Healthy Foods to Buy at Costco

Those who think that eating healthfully means spending big bucks and shopping at specialty stores and organic markets hasn't been to Costco lately. A recent spin through the aisles turned up a surprising number of wholesome offerings, making a lot of good food accessible and affordable to a lot of …

How to Find the Cheapest Flight to Anywhere in the World

As I’ve often preached, travel doesn’t need to be expensive.<p>Most of the time, airfare is the biggest expenditure on your trip and it takes up a chunk …

10 Great Questions Teachers Ask During Job Interviews - Brilliant or Insane

Summer is interview season for educators. New positions open as teachers shift grade levels or retire and new graduates enter the field eager to find …

The 100 best novels: No 92 – Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (1981)

Marilynne Robinson’s tale of orphaned sisters and their oddball aunt in a remote Idaho town is admired by everyone from Barack Obama to Bret Easton Ellis<p>Ever since President Obama identified <i>Gilead</i> as one of his favourite contemporary books, Marilynne Robinson’s reputation has been dominated by her …

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators

Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering …

Education Technology

Get Off The Computer And Complete This Italian Teacher's Summer Assignment. You Won't Regret It.

Read on HuffPost Italy<p>A summer homework list assigned by Cesare Catà of Don Bosco High School in Fermo, a small town on the Adriatic Sea in northeastern Italy, is currently going viral across that country.<p>Instead of giving his students required reading assignments, Catà gave them a prescription for …

Teacherpreneurs: We're Here to Inspire

7 Ways to Inspire<p>As a teacherpreneur, I work to create unique experiences for students that supercharge learning and increase engagement. Let’s dive …

Teaching

29 Books You Should Definitely Bring To The Beach This Summer

Don't forget sunscreen!<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for clarity and length.

3 Money Mistakes You Must Fix to Get Rich

I get a lot of questions about how to get rich, and I always give the same answer.<p>Don't spend too much. Mostly save. Always invest.<p>Seems simple enough, right? Yet so many people do the exact opposite--invest poorly, spend way too much, save almost nothing, and remain willfully ignorant about their …

Great Outdoors: Best Orlando Hikes

(Photo: Steve Bower/Shutterstock.com)<p>Nature lovers can bask in Orlando’s natural splendor any time of year, <i>especially</i> if they like to hike. Just a …

Hiking

master yourself, master your life

Wow, I almost can’t believe I’m writing you this post today. This feels like such a big one to sit and write! If you’ve been watching my Instagram …

How We Did the Maldives on the Cheap

Come on, dream with me for a moment. Imagine you're on a beach. You're lying in a hammock, body as loose and floppy as a rag doll. The soft strains of playful island music kisses your ears, its provenance indeterminable. Your skin is warm to the touch -- the sun gilds it with its penetrating golden …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Workplace Wellness