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53 Ways to Check for Understanding

Formative assessments are only good if you use them to alter your teaching or for students to adjust their learning. Too often, I've seen exit …

Learning

3 Uncommon Ways To Be More Positive

“IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU STAY POSITIVE.” ― ELLEN DEGENERESIf you were to Google - "how to be positive" you'd come across over …

Self-improvement

Here's why writing things out by hand makes you smarter

Typing is fast.<p>Handwriting is slow.<p>Weirdly, that's precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.<p>Take it from research psychologists Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles, who did a fascinating study investigating just …

4 easy lessons to deep learning

<b>Machine learning</b> is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting fields out there, and <b>deep learning</b> represents its true bleeding edge. For …

Machine Learning

This Simple Tip to Learn Maths Equations Actually Works

The answer is at your fingertips.<p>There are lots of different strategies for maximising your learning potential, but one of the easiest study-boosters …

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works<p>Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in …

8 strategies for people who are already super organized

You're the person in the office who has 30 different labels in your inbox, an entire whiteboard of to-dos, and every productivity app the iTunes store has to offer.<p>There's not much more you can do to be organized, right?<p>Hey, even if you're one of the most put-together people ever, you can still try …

Hacking

Critical Thinking & Textual Analysis: an example

<i>This is an example that accompanies my Edutopia blog post,</i> Teaching Literary Analysis<i>. Remember that the questions posed and the answers provided</i> …

Critical Thinking

The 4 Things Being Unproductive Taught Me About Productivity

I've seen guys sit the whole day doing nothing, and I hate it when people are unproductive. I don't like a guy who sits on the couch all day. - Olga …

Time Management

The 4 Secret Motivation Killers that the Top 1% Know About

Most people have motivation all wrong.We often get generic advice telling us to think about ‘<i>what motivates us</i>?’ or ‘<i>what gets us up in the morning?</i>’ …

Motivation

Say Goodbye to Distractions

Source: Hiveage.com<p>I recently had the privilege of sitting in on a college lecture at my alma mater. I sat beside my student daughter—proud to be a …

Mindfulness

The 21st century classroom – where the 3 R’s meet the 4 C’s!

For success in the 21st century, students must master the 4 C’s – creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.

Pedagogy

The Importance of Failure: 3 Lessons

I learned a lot about failure during my time on Wall Street. Over the fifteen years, I felt like a failure every month. Failure did not feel good. …

Motivation

Make a Better To-Do List by Focusing on What Would Make Today Great

Daily to-do lists are an effective way to get things done, especially when you know how to prioritize your tasks. How you decide to prioritize your …

Matching Teaching Style to Learning Style May Not Help Students

If you've ever sat through a teaching seminar, you've probably heard a lecture about "learning styles." Perhaps you were told that some students are …

Pedagogy

7 Ways To Be More Productive With Your Time

We have all read books that tell us how important our time is, but most don’t simplify it in one page with vital tips. Well, I have. I teach, praise …

Time Management

Teaching Our Kids Critical Thinking

Parents should equip their children to develop and practice intellectual virtue, because this is necessary for true human flourishing. But what is intellectual virtue? An intellectual virtue is an excellence of the mind. It is an intellectual character trait that enables one to reason well for the …

Critical Thinking

Use This Flowchart to Identify What Type of Procrastinator You Are

Procrastinators waste too much time, but to get over this bad tendency, you need to know why you procrastinate . Dr. Joseph Ferrari of DePaul …

Overbearing parents can damage academic outcomes, says study

Reading University researchers have found unrealistic parental expectations have negative impact on children’s performance<p>Overbearing parents who aim too high for their children, exceeding realistic expectations for their educational outcomes, can have a negative impact on their children’s results, …

7 Time Management Techniques for Teens

Some weeks, it seems like we have no time.<p>Your high schooler may feel the same way. And when they're stressed about upcoming tests and losing track of assignments, their grades can suffer.<p>To help your teen get organized and on track for school, introduce them to these 7 time management techniques …

Time Management

6 Great Chrome Games to Boost Kids Strategic Thinking

September 17, 2015<br>Below is a collection of some of the best educational games available on the Chrome Web Store. We have scrupulously picked out the …

Strategic Thinking

3 Things Every Student Should Understand About Education

I regularly give talks at schools to help students find new meaning in education. I once spoke at a high school whose students weren't academically inclined. After the talk, one of the teachers remarked to me, "It's sad. Few of these students will make it to college, so their lives will never …

Education

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

Are you tired of stressing out over your growing to-do list? Learn how to finally get stuff done and be more productive.<p>If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything but what you need …

LeBron James will pay for over 1,000 young people's higher education

NBA Player LeBron James announced this week that he will be providing full-ride college tuition to over 1,100 kids at the University of Akron in …

Lebron James

Why Geography Should Make a Comeback in K-12

Geography used to be a subject that was taught throughout the nation but somewhere along the line it got put on the back burner. Now, in California, …

Education

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We’re boring our kids in school: This easy reform will actually help them learn

Students have a rich world available to them to develop and train their minds. It's not school -- but it could be<p>In 1967, media critic Marshall McLuhan predicted that within two decades, technology would make school unrecognizable. “As it is now, the teacher has a ready-made audience,” he wrote. …

Education