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11 Websites You Can Use to Speak a New Language

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

<b>The Definition Of Heutagogy & Self-Determined Learning</b><p>by <b>Stewart Hase</b> and <b>Chris Kenyon</b><p><i>Ed note: This is part 1 in a series on self-determined learning</i> …

Pedagogy

The Children Shall Lead Us: Top 7 Children's Books on Leadership for Social Justice

With an eye toward the future, now is the time to re-imagine education. I envision a type of education which places an explicit focus on leadership development and social justice advocacy. This is related to my dream of becoming Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire. Basically, Wonder Woman with a law …

Civil Rights

The 13 most innovative schools in the world

It can be a floating school in an impoverished region, like the one in Lagos, Nigeria.<p>Or it can be a school that's blind to gender, like Egalia, in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>Keep scrolling to see what the future of education can, and probably should, look like.

San Francisco

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

Parenting

Warren Buffett On How Business And Philanthropy Are Alike -- And How They Are Completely Different

Warren Buffett is good at making money. Last year alone FORBES estimates he gained $14.5 billion, which amounts to about $27,600 per minute. That’s around half of U.S. median yearly household income, so in just two minutes Buffett made as much money as the average American family did all year. Yet …

Teachers Pay Teachers: Why the site for teachers to sell their lesson plans is thriving.

Seven years ago, when Erica Bohrer, a first-grade teacher from Long Island, New York, started selling her lesson plans on the website Teachers Pay …

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class

May 29, 2015<br>Below are three of our favourite web tools for creating picture quotes. You can use these tools with your students to create beautiful …

Apps for Learning – Languages

Thursday, May 28, 2015 apps<p>imgbuddy.com<p>Let’s be honest now, your interest in learning to speak a foreign language isn’t all that likely to start …

X-Pot Is The Best New Line Of Outdoor Cooking Gear For Family Camping Trips

Camping, backpacking, or day trips to the mountain are popular family destinations, and bringing your own food is not only necessary but economical. …

Camping

5 reasons why parenthood actually is the very best time to create a startup

There is never a good time to have a child. And there’s never a good time to start a startup. We hold these truths to be generally self-evident.<p>But …

10 Essential Skills for The 21st Century Worker/ Learner

April 18, 2015<br>Here is an interesting infographic from university of Phoenix featuring 10 essential skills for the successful worker.Going through the …

6 great Buddhist books for kids - Lion's Roar

Photo by Popofatticus.<p><i>Buddhadharma</i> editor Tynette Deveaux has son who, over the years, has enjoyed many great bedtime stories. The two of them have …

Children in Charge: Self-Directed Learning Programs

Children were far more engaged when they had hands-on tools that helped them develop their own understanding of the concepts being taught in both …

74 Children Killed In Yemen Since Saudi-Led Airstrikes Began, U.N. Says

Another 44 children have been maimed since military action began on March 26, UNICEF said. The figures were revealed hours before Yemeni officials said Saudi airstrikes hit a school in Ibb province.

Yarmouk refugee camp in ruins amid fighting between Isis and Syrian rebels - video

Syria,Islamic State,Palestinian territories,Refugees,United Nations,Aid,Middle East and North Africa<p>Unverified video allegedly shows parts of the Palestinian Yarmouk camp on the outskirts of Damascus following battles between the Islamic State (Isis), the Syrian army and the anti-Isis group the …

Clashes in Damascus refugee camp after reported arrival of Isis

Fighting has erupted throughout Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, with observers claiming Islamic State has entered the area, less than 10 miles from the Syrian capital’s most secure hub.<p>Yarmouk, the largest Palestinian camp in Syria, has been a frequent battle zone pitting regime forces against …

Middle East

Son of Holocaust survivors fights to save Syrian refugees

The human catastrophe that continues in Syria echoes the extermination of the Jews by the Nazis, warns the wealthy philanthropist son of Holocaust survivors, who had family members perish in Auschwitz.<p>"I see incredible similarities. The world is sitting on the sideline, thinking this is going to go …

Mindfulness and Leadership: Three Easy Ways to Be a Better Leader

In the world of coaching, we’ve long practiced and shared the concepts of mindfulness with clients because we’ve seen and felt the results. …

DIY Shibori: Learn From the Experts

<i>Whether you’re an experienced crafter looking for a fresh outlet or a novice hoping to find the best avenue to channel your creative urges, there’s no time like the present to pick up a new craft. In the Learn From the Experts series, we poll some of the most skilled and inspiring sellers on Etsy</i> …

Crafting

Mindful Learning

Mindful Learning: Reduce Stress and Improve Brain Performance for Effective Learning<p>USD $9.99 Tax Included<p>Whatever your age, whatever your learning …

Diverse Appendix B Supplement | Lee & Low Books

When the Common Core Standards were created, the authors included a list of titles in Appendix B that exemplified the level of text complexity …

Building the soft skills for success

It is hard to succeed in life without skills in reading and math, but they are not the only ones that count or the only ones children learn in …