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10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

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<b>Let go of theory.</b> In theory, a question or challenge posed in PBL is so compelling that students will learn all essential facts necessary to answer …

Embracing Teachers as Critical Thinkers

Commentary<p>In my last few years of teaching high school English, I developed a senior elective called "The Art of Memoir," for which students read …

Teach Informational Texts Alongside The Literature You Love

The Common Core places new emphasis on the importance of reading and analyzing complex nonfiction and informational texts. This has many English …

Is Math Education Too Abstract?

The authors contend that the "traditional" math curriculum focuses too much on abstract reasoning and abstract skills. "Imagine replacing the …

Putting 21st Century Skills to Action

What do educators mean when they talk about 21st century skills? If they're referring to things like collaboration, resourcefulness, smart use of …

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos

“The best use of class time is to meet the individual needs of each learner, not driving the class with predetermined curriculum,” Sams said. So he …

Physical activity at school might boost grades, study shows

After passage of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, U.S. schools began pushing for higher achievement in reading and math achievement. But as …

Why Grades Should Reflect Mastery, Not Speed

Commentary<p>I am the principal in a grades 7-8 school, perhaps the last venue where we try to give kids second, and sometimes third, chances. This …

Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

The presence of the Internet in students’ lives outside of school, and especially on mobile devices, is allowing for more online and blended learning …

How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation

“A key leadership role is to try to build a shared vision for blended learning,” said Eric Williams, Superintendent York County School Division in …