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Icebreakers that Rock

<b>We’re coming up fast on the beginning of another school year.</b> That means a new batch of students to get to know, students who need to be made …

Teaching

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

Constantly Share Best Practices<p>As a first step, work toward recognizing that, no matter how long you've been in the classroom, there will always be …

Teaching

100 things you should have done at school before the age of 16 – chosen by secondary students

Schools are not just places of academic learning, they are environments in which young people learn valuable life lessons and where they experience …

Secrets of the teenage brain: a psychologist's guide for teachers

If being a teenager is hard, teaching them is harder. Here are four insights into the adolescent brain – and how it can inform classroom practice<p>Teenagers think differently to grownups – they are more likely to take risks, be sleepy, misread emotions, give in to peer-pressure and lack self-control. …

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

Harvard education specialist Tony Wagner has been advocating that we reinvent the education system to promote innovation for years. He’s clear that …

Pedagogy

6 Powerful Chrome Apps for Classroom Management

November 6, 2015<br>For those of you using Chrome in their instruction, below is a collection of some of our favourite extensions to use for classroom …

Education Technology

Music lessons combat poverty’s effect on the brain

Research suggests classes can help close the socioeconomic gap in reading ability<p>Scientists have observed that reading ability scales with socioeconomic status. Yet music might help close the gap, according to Nina Kraus and her colleagues at Northwestern University.<p>Kraus's team tested the auditory …

Saudi King Orders Safety Review Following Hajj Stampede That Killed 717 Pilgrims

After the death of 717 worshipers in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca on Thursday morning, King Salman of Saudi Arabia has demanded a review of …

Saudi criticised after hajj stampede kills more than 700

The disaster, which also left several hundred people injured, was the second deadly accident to hit worshippers this month, after a crane collapse in the holy city of Mecca killed more than 100.<p>At the scene, bodies lay in piles, surrounded by discarded personal belongings and flattened water …

Eid al-Adha

The What And The Why Of – The Haj

In the week of the Haj the W&Y gives a brief overview of the world’s largest gathering of people.WHAT? The word Hajj means ‘to intend a journey’ but …

Saudi Arabia

Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><b>Leigh Robinson was</b> out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 …

Parenting

10 Essential Chromebook Apps for Teachers

July 2, 2015<br>Over the last few years we have reviewed hundreds of educational Chrome apps some of which are also Chromebook compatible. We know from …

Education Technology

Google Offers A Free Online Computational Thinking Course for Educators

July 4, 2015<br>Several students confound computational thinking with computer science when, in fact, the two refers to two different concepts. Computer …

Education Technology

16 5-Minute Braids Even Lazy Girls Can Fit in Before Work

Braided hairstyles are superheroes on those busy weekday mornings before work. No matter what condition your hair is in, they always seem to be the solution. However, braids <i>can</i> get pretty complex. We’ve all had those moments where we find a tutorial for a cool hairdo that’s actually way more …

Hairstyling

A Letter To My Children: What It Means To Be A Teacher

<i>For the past several years, I’ve used Teacher Appreciation Week to pay tribute to this wonderful community of teachers, to colleagues, to the</i> …

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative …

10 Simple Steps to a Much Better Resume

Sometimes, we make writing a resume much (much!) harder than it needs to be.<p>Which is why we like this infographic from YellowLineLabs. Here, you’ll …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Education

Nothing against grandparents, but educators ought to inform the Common Core discussion

Common Core even became a factor in the GOP primary for Senate where Jack Kingston attacked David Perdue for his stand on standards. (AJC File)<p>A …

Drummer And Tuba Player Work To Stay Sharp For Band And College

Six months ago, we brought you the story of the Edna Karr High School marching band in New Orleans. Two members of the band in particular, snare drummer Charles Williams and tuba player Nicholas Nooks, or Big Nick as his friends call him, earned scholarships to Jackson State University in …

What Common Core Did to My Classroom

One of my favorite colleagues, Mike Fannin, always pushes me to be a better teacher by asking those really reflective questions that there is no …

The School Kindness Project

Complete Coverage<p>—Design by Ross Brenneman<p>If you had asked me three years ago about kindness in my classroom, I would have responded like many …

If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler

Here's a puzzle I bet you've never pondered.<p>Imagine you are very, very pregnant. For the purposes of this mind game, you are a married American woman (with an American spouse) and you are about to board a plane and, pregnant as you are, they let you on.<p>Your flight, on Lufthansa Airlines, will leave …

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire - Vox

The rise and fall of Rome<p>In 500 BC, Rome was a minor city-state on the Italian peninsula. By 200 BC, the Roman Republic had conquered Italy, and over the following two centuries it conquered Greece and Spain, the North African coast, much of the Middle East, modern-day France, and even the remote …

Ancient History

My Best Posts for Beginning Teachers | CTQ #CTQCollab

<b>Posted by Ariel Sacks on Friday, 08/08/2014</b><p>As I browsed the back-to-school posts in my various feeds, I was inspired to do a round-up of my own posts …

"If We Were Going to Have a Safe, Happy and Fun Classroom..." | CTQ #CTQCollab

<b>Posted by Bill Ferriter on Tuesday, 08/05/2014</b><p><b>As I mentioned over the weekend, I've been working with my students to craft a set of classroom</b> …

The Sunni-Shia Divide