Jason Covey

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How I Set up Periscope for Professional Development Talks

Recently I did a Periscope session during EdCamp Global about "Classroom Management in a Technology Rich Environment." I've never been so nervous to …

What's the Difference Between Rest and Active Recovery?

You need a little bit of both to help your body reap the benefits of hard workouts.<p><i>Iris asks: How do you define a rest day versus an active recovery day? How does the latter differ from a cross-training day?</i><p>Your body needs rest to recover and get stronger from hard workouts. Rest and active …

How to Change Your Mindset to See Problems as Opportunities

Dwelling on problems causes stress and hampers productivity. What if you could train your brain to see problems as opportunities? Here's how!<p>Talk to any successful entrepreneur, or any professional with a positive attitude, and you'll find one key trait in common: all of them have a unique …

Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom

Minecraft in Education portal aims to get educators sharing tips on how Mojang’s popular game can be used to teach children<p>Millions of children are already playing Minecraft at home, whether on computers, consoles or mobile devices. Now the game’s parent company Microsoft wants to encourage more …

Mobile Devices

How Important is Hydration?

Hydration History<p>The importance and need for hydration has been an ongoing scientific battle and debate over the past 40 years, when the first sports …

Mindset of an athlete

Watch commercials on TV, flip through a magazine or wait for an ad to play before accessing your article online and you'll notice a common business …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner but I think I am. I've been running for a long time but with no guidance or goals or plans as a stress reliever. But just recently I've decided to take it seriously so I've started myself on</i> …

PTontheNET.com

What is the most important “teaching cue” when it comes to drinking enough fluid? “Copious and clear” is what we could be telling our clients. That …

Wellness

The Science Of Hydration

The science of hydration for exercise is complex and controversial. While dehydration can cause problems, the real risk is Hyponatremia where the …

Sodium

Stride Right

A quick turnover will reduce impact—and race times.<p>Whether we run slow or fast, the frequency of our steps—our <b>stride rate</b>—tends to stay constant. That's because it's hardwired into our biomechanics, clicking away like a metronome. Of course, any marathoner can appreciate the difficulty of …

Your Prerace Checklist

Follow these tips to get to the starting line prepared to race.<p>With all the hope and hard work that you’ve invested in your goal event, you want to arrive at the starting line feeling calm, healthy, and ready to run your best. Here are a few reminders to keep you on track in the critical days and …

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

Teaching Online Could Be Your Profitable Side Business

What would you do if you had $1,000 in extra income each month? Would you travel more? Buy that extra gadget? Take a more rewarding job?<p>These days, almost anyone can create their own profitable online course. In the past few years, a new set of entrepreneurs have been earning a steady income from …

New Dad Mistakes

The most common question I’m asked when it comes to parenting is easily, “Is it scary to be a new dad?” For some reason, men without children equate the experience with the same feeling as a phobia. Being a father isn’t scary but that’s not to say that there aren’t situations that can cause some …

10 Tips to Get eLearners Engaged Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on April 4, 2015<p>Are you looking for a fresh approach to engaging your learners? Learner engagement is at the heart of successful and memorable …

Infographics

Social Learning: 3 Pro Tips To Make Your eLearning Course Social

<b>How To Implement Social Learning Into Your eLearning Course</b><p>Social learning theory indicates that learning is a cognitive process taking place in a …

Money Can Buy You a Bigger Brain

A new study finds that children raised in poverty have less developed brains, implying that the advantages gleaned from wealth run deeper than “fancy …

What is your road to leadership?

Recently, at a leading business school, I was asked to offer my thoughts on what it takes to move your career forward and the traits of great …

Why Students Don’t Always Transfer What They Seem To Understand

<b>Why Students Don’t Always Transfer What They Seem To Understand</b>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Authentic EducationAs a follow up on my series on reading, most …

Pedagogy

6 Great Lessons You Can Learn from Theodore Roosevelt

<b>Theodore Roosevelt was one bad ass American politician and author</b>. He was also the leader of the Republican Party and was elected as the 26th …

Watch and Learn: Observing the PBL Classroom

While lectures and demos are key to getting a project started and moving forward with intermittent check-ins and lectures, they are not the meat and …

John C. Maxwell: The 3 Things I Know to Be True

“I would rather have it said ‘He lived usefully’ than ‘He died rich.’” —Ben Franklin<p>More than just words, it was how Ben Franklin lived his life. …

3 Actors-Turned-Authors and Their Awesome Upcoming Books

Actors were born to express themselves, so it’s never a surprise when these performers one day decide they should also tackle the medium of books. …

Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity.

Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children? Groundbreaking new research upends conventional wisdom on the topic.<p>Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children?<p>By Brigid Schulte<p>Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their …

Child Care

10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today’s …

Education Technology

Temporary vs Permanent Happiness (Self-Help vs Personal Development)

When you read Health Mind Power, you are reading personal development.<p>Not self-help.<p>I don’t write self-help, because I don’t like “self-help” and I …

5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited Again) – Learning in the Modern Workplace

In this post I take a look at how workplace learning has been changing over the last 5 years.<p>In May 2010 I posted a diagram I had created that showed …

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …