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How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

High School

In the Forbidden City, being the emperor didn't equate to a life of limitless power or pleasure

Another common misconception is that the emperor routinely feasted on lavish meals. His diet was balanced, but surprisingly plain. Both the Ming and …

Forbidden City

The secret to success no one talks about (but everyone needs to hear)

You’re sick of the same self-help literature that promises success in just a few simple steps. So am I. It’s all over the Internet, and if it were as …

Motivation

15 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including …

Some Good YouTube Channels for Teachers

Here is a handy visual that features a collection of some very good educational YouTube channels to use in your instruction. They provide educational …

Education Technology

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

<i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The series will examine how schools can</i> …

College & University

The True Cost of Living

Mister Speaker Sir, to prepare for this speech, I talked to young Singaporeans from 18 to 35 - students as well as young millennials in our workforce …

50 Best Gifts for Kids Who Have Everything (2018)

Finding the perfect kid’s birthday gift can be next to impossible, especially if you’re dealing with a kid who has everything. But luckily, I’m …

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Teaching

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

Infographics

How Star Wars was saved in the edit

5 New Google Classroom Features Teachers Should Know About

December 9, 2017 Here is a useful visual we published awhile ago featuring some of the new features added to Google Classroom during the second half …

Google

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

Farming

Net Neutrality II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

What Educational Fads Are Teachers Having To Endure?

<b>Blog of the Week</b><p>Dear <<First Name>>,<p>Over the past 20 years, what do you think teachers have wasted their time doing most? It may be an oldie, but by …

What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

As adolescents navigate the stormiest years in their development, they need coaching, support, good examples and most of all understanding<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>The teenage years can be mystifying for parents. Sensible …

7 smart ways to use technology in classrooms

<i>istock</i><p>Elementary school teacher Kayla Delzer’s students tweet, post on Instagram and watch YouTube in class. Here’s why she thinks all kids should do …

Education Technology

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

High School

18 Things Parents Can Do to Make Their Kids Successful

Children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year.<p>This means that much of the rearing is still done at home.<p>In fact, …

4 teaching mistakes that drained my energy (and the solutions that changed everything)

I am always looking for ways to save energy. I shared in my book Unshakeable that energy is one of our most precious resources because unlike time, …

The Scientific Case For Letting Kids Wallow in Failure

"When people concentrate on how bad they feel and how they don't want to experience these feelings again, they are more likely to try harder the next …

The Untold Story of Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination

Two women had the most audacious task. Killing the brother of the North Korean leader. Right out in the open, using deadly chemical weapons in an international airport. And the craziest thing? They had no idea what they'd gotten into.<p><b>When Kim Jong-nam</b> was a boy, his father, the dictator of North …

Facts Don't Change People's Minds. Here's What Does

Changing others’ minds, or our own, is a tricky business. Here’s how to make it happen.<p>If you had asked me this question–How do you change a …

Genius Hour in Elementary School

My first year of Genius Hour in my fifth-grade classroom was a huge success. I gave students one hour each week to study any subject of their …

Incorporating a Growth Mindset Into Your Teaching Practice

Our view is based on the assumption that educators at every level have tremendous untapped potential. It is especially important for teachers to have …

Teaching

5-Minute Film Festival: 5 Videos to Explore Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck—The Power of Believing That You Can Improve (10:25)<p>Dweck’s 10-minute TED talk is an excellent entry point to the subject. She walks you …

Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought?

<b>Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought?</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Thinking is troublesome.<p>For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done</i> …

Pedagogy

After The Bomb: Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Share Their Stories

After The Bomb<p><b>Survivors of the Atomic Blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki share their stories</b><p>Photographs by <b>HARUKA SAKAGUCHI</b> | Introduction By <b>LILY ROTHMAN</b><p>…

My Dad Invented the Extra Value Meal

Angela Dimayuga of Mission Chinese Food discovers that her father, a former manager at McDonald's, unwittingly changed the fast food landscape forever.<p>Fast food was a huge part of my upbringing, because my father worked for McDonald's for about 17 years.<p>My family has this very typical American …

McDonald's

The Best Resources For Teaching Students The Differences Between A Good & Bad Slide

We’ve all seen lots of student and adult-created very bad slides.<p>Here are some resources I’ve used to help teach students to improve their quality …