Jessica Jackson Drummond

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WHAT? These 20 Yummy Breakfasts Can Be Done In 10 Mins?!

One of the main reasons why a lot of people don’t eat breakfast is the lack of time. It’s definitely easier to go and grab a bagel on your way to …

Vegan

16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here …

Teaching

Improve Your Mind, Body And Heart In 25 Minutes Or Less

There’s always time to incorporate these healthful habits.<p>The holidays are here and we’re all wondering the same thing: Where do we find the time to take care of ourselves? The truth is, there's never enough time to do everything, but there's always enough time to do the most important things. Here …

6 Tips To Read 100 Books A Year And Get The Most Out Of It

Imagine reading a hundred books over the next year. You'll become far smarter than you are now. Here's how you actually read 100 books in a year.

Books

Uncommon Learning

The world today is changing at a fast pace. We are seeing advances in technology at a frenetic rate, which is having a powerful impact on our …

Pedagogy

7 Quick And Delicious Dinners To Make If You Have No Free Time

Fast and tasty doesn't have to mean time-consuming.

Cooking

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Books

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

Self-help

15 Beautiful & Healthy Fruit Water Recipes To Replace Soda

Millions of Americans guzzle gallons of soda every year. Sodas have gone from being an occasional treat to becoming a beverage that is consumed …

At Under 400 Calories, These Slow-Cooker Meals Equal Weight-Loss Success

Slow and steady wins the weight-loss race, but slow and steady also makes it happen when it comes to low-calorie meals. Dust off the ol' slow cooker and whip up these meals — full of flavor, fiber, and protein, and all under 400 calories.

Healthy Eating

12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating (and Drinking!)

Try these natural ways to combat inflammation.<p>Most of us have searched for the 'diet' that will help us age with grace, prevent disease, lose weight, and optimize our overall health and wellness. But there could be a hidden problem that we are not addressing. A problem that could be causing …

Alternative Medicine

Nine “corrections” of English that make smart people look silly

Some people simply cannot stand by and watch the cold-blooded murder of the English tongue. They are very angry—though do not literally explode—when “literally” is used for emphasis. A preposition is something they hate to see a sentence ended with. Bad grammar makes them positively nauseated but …

Linguistics

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

Pedagogy

The Secret to Being Super Productive and Living the Life You Love | Inc.com

The best and most effective way to become super productive is to prioritize the things that matter most to you and then committing to them--professionally and personally. This is easier said than done, though it's possible. However, if you want to live successfully and happily, it's imperative that …

Time Management

6 Ways to Cultivate Better Relationships for More Happiness

Happiness is an elusive topic that has been studied and contemplated by many throughout history. While there are many theories and ideas of what it means to be happy, I decided to focus on the relational aspect of happiness in this blog. As an Imago relationship therapist and someone who …

Some children just don't like reading, says Guess How Much I Love You author

Reading and writing are a matter of temperament, says Sam McBratney, who has sold 30 million copies of his most famous book<p>Parents shouldn't worry if their children seem uninterested in reading, the globally bestselling children's author Sam McBratney has suggested. Literary inclination, he said, …

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

<b>Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b><i>(Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post)</i>So we’re …

Education Technology

12 Things Every 'Type B' Person Wishes You Understood

Type A personalities may grab a lot of the spotlight, but there's definitely something to be said about having a Type B person in your corner.<p>Type B folks get a bad reputation for being blasé, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Just as in the case of being Type A, there can be some …

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

<b>8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.A good question can open minds, shift …

Pedagogy

12 Rules Of Great Teaching

<b>12 Rules Of Great Teaching</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start …

Pedagogy

12 Reasons To Date A Woman Who Reads

Filmmaker John Waters once said, "If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have any books, don’t f**k ’em."<p>Excellent advice.<p>I may be biased when I say that readers are cool, dateable people -- after all, I was the kid who brought my books to the dinner table -- but there are definite perks to …

11 Lazy Ways to Burn More Calories

You can't give it your all <i>every</i> day...right?<p>You might think losing weight is all about hard work at the gym and having a strict eating regimen, but sometimes, even just the smallest amount of effort can deliver major pay-offs. Check out these incredibly simple ways to burn more calories, and for …

5-Minute Workouts

While these routines provide a fast way to blast some calories and give you an effective dose of cardio training, the real benefit may be psychological. Research shows that when men skip a workout, there’s a 62 percent chance they’ll miss an exercise session the following week.<p>So use these 5-minute …

The Precious First Few Minutes Of Class

<b>The Precious First Few Minutes Of Class</b><p>by <b>Suzy Pepper Rollins</b><p>Students file into class.<p>“Your warm-up is on the board,” we announce. Two students fish …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Characteristics Of A Culture of Learning

Millions of students struggle with schooling (Below the Surface: Solving the Hidden Graduation Rate Crisis, 2015, Alliance for Excellent Education). …

Pedagogy

Two Very Good Book Search Engines for Teachers

May 11, 2015<br>In today’s post we are sharing with you two good platforms where you can search for and find online free and premium books. As for Free …

Google Play

Be a Woman of Impact With These 8 Qualities of Women Leaders

Women and leadership is a hot topic right now. A presidential campaign. A woman on the 20-dollar bill. While it's thrilling to see the current energy and excitement around women's leadership, the reality is, women have been practicing leadership, doing amazing things, and making global …