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The 7 Things Great Listeners Do Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Listening is a bit like intelligence—most everyone thinks they’re above average, even though that’s impossible.<p>And listening is a skill you want to be great at. A recent study conducted at George Washington University showed that …

Self-improvement

How to Boost Employee Performance with Recognition

Employee performance has a reverberating impact on nearly every aspect of an organization. Learn how to use recognition to improve performance and …

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Language

5 in-demand degrees for future teachers

<i>*The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained</i> …

3 rules to spark learning

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of …

Teaching

Improving educational assessment | NAPLAN

<i>NAPLAN is an excellent, though basic, beginning</i><p>Basic national testing is on the agenda again amid some calls for it to be scrapped. Some parents do …

Writing

How Australia plans to mark NAPLAN with cognitive computing

Australia’s national curriculum authority, ACARA, has announced plans to apply cognitive computing technology to marking the annual benchmarking …

Why we support NAPLAN

29 Apr, 2015Years 8-12, Years R-7<p><b>Why we support NAPLAN</b><p>The real value and importance of NAPLAN is its use as another diagnostic tool to help teachers …

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More Time for Educating: Technology and Teaching Efficiency

The hours an educator spends in active teaching pursuits are just a small piece of the overall workload puzzle. Between developing lesson plans, reporting on student performance and keeping parents informed of student progress, a teacher's job spills over into the hours when there are no students …

Teaching

Instructional Leadership and Student Performance

According to research, schools that make a positive difference in the learning levels are led by principals who make a positive contribution to staff …

5 free apps for digital storytelling and sharing kids' ideas

Digital storytelling simply means using computer-based tools to tell stories. The 5 apps below are some of my favorites for allowing kids to create, …

Why kids are better off without homework

CHILDREN in primary school should not be wasting their time on homework – it is a provocative idea. But research into the impact of homework learning …

Testing times: selective schools and tiger parents

The ambivalence about selective schools stems from the fact that enrolments, in our major cities at least, are overwhelmingly dominated by children …

Education

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Why You Should Never Cross Your Arms Again

I've always been incredibly fascinated with body language and how it helps us achieve our goals in life. The power of body language is probably best described by Amy Cuddy's famous quote: "Our nonverbals govern how other people think and feel about us."<p>If you are anything like me, then you've had a …

Body Language

Mindfulness Mitigates Biases You May Not Know You Have

Researchers can’t seem to get enough of mindfulness. Studies have linked it to heightened creativity, improved concentration, lower stress, better working memory, and increased compassion. Now, new research also shows that it helps us overcome biases we’re not even aware we have.<p>The study, …

7 Self-Awareness Techniques to Make You a Better Leader

What is the most important characteristic of a leader? Some might say it's integrity. Others may say that it's being a good motivator. But …

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Running Record Apps for the Classroom

When I first started teaching, there was no such thing as an app, let alone a guided reading app. Aren't we lucky to be living in a t...

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40+ BEST BOOKS FOR BOYS AGES 8-16:<p>It can be challenging to get boys to read, and to find books they'll really love. All of these have been enormous …

The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class

A post I published in July titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” seems to have struck a nerve with readers, who continue to read it in big numbers. The piece was by Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist, who said that kids are being forced to sit for too long while …

The One Question Every Parent Should Quit Asking

"It's like she's not even practicing."<p>Audrey's piano teacher was standing in front of me, giving her honest assessment. Her eyes were kind, and her voice soft, but my parental guilt turned her statement into a question. One I couldn't answer. So I just faked a diarrhea attack and ran to the …