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10 ways to get your kids out in nature, and why it matters

We awaken to the gurgling sound of a small creek; even with the windows closed, the gentle sounds of the rhythm of water making its way downhill reaches my boys and pulls them outside to explore. After two long days of travel and a pitch black night time arrival, they are eager to see what …

ThinkFluency

ThinkFluency is an innovative new iOS app that lets teachers assess a student's Reading fluency in real-time. All a educator has to do after creating …

iOS Apps

AI algorithm with ‘social skills’ teaches humans how to collaborate

(credit: Iyad Rahwan)An international team has developed an AI algorithm with social skills that has outperformed humans in the ability to cooperate …

Artificial Intelligence

OTF Connects: Exploring Spatial Reasoning | Ontario Teachers' Federation

During this webinar, participants will observe and engage in spatial reasoning tasks, and become aware of the different curriculum connections …

Webinars

Is It Our Fears That Are Stopping Kids? A Self-Reg Look At Risky Play

The snowfall over the winter holidays led to lots of amazing snow structures at our school. One morning, when we made our way out to the forest to …

Teaching

Graphics - Free Downloads

Click the link below for a high resolution pdf file for “A Few of My Favorite UDL Things”<p>Click the link below for a high resolution pdf file for “9 …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

8 Ways to Supercharge Google Docs with Drawings

<b>On the 8th day of Tech-Mas my true love gave to me… 8 Docs Drawings.</b><p><b>Note</b>: This post is part of my "<b>12 Days of Tech-Mas</b>" series for 2017. You can see …

4 Ways To Not Let Others Dim Your Light

I had a great conversation with a new principal with very big aspirations on how they were going to help their school move forward. Very quickly, she …

Motivation

Tips for Building a Positive Classroom Culture

Backstage Pass to Teaching Series, Classroom Culture, New Teachers<p>What are the best ways to build<br>positive classroom culture?<p>Would you believe me if I …

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

12 Ways To Find a Peace Of Mind When You are Stressed Out of Your Mind

<b>A peace of mind is not the end goal, it’s a way of living.</b><p>If we see peace as an end goal, we make things more complicated than they should be. Peace, …

5 Psychophysical Signs That Your Spiritual Self is Going to The Wrong Direction

Sometimes we tend to go off course from our spiritual paths. It’s normal. We don’t operate in an automatic mode.<p>Your soul holds your truth and your …

Essential Oils

The First Detail That You See On This Image Reveals Unconscious Secrets of Your Personality

We all look at the world through different eyes. Hence, we all live in a different reality.<p>The way you see things is much more than just the mold …

Palmistry: If These 2 Lines On Your Palm Match Up, It Means Something Incredible!

Palmistry or hand reading is the art of foretelling a person’s future by reading the lines in the palm of their hands.<p>This ancient practice has been …

Your November Action Plan: 10 Ways to Appreciate the Good

Your Action Plan is a monthly to-do list of tips straight from <i>SUCCESS</i> magazine—10 things you can do right now to improve yourself and your life.<p>This …

How to Tame Stress Like a Zen Master | Inc.com

There is a new mantra that is gaining momentum -- "self-care is the new health care." Recently, I discussed the fact that leaders who incorporate self-care into their schedules enjoy greater employee productivity and a healthier bottom line. Now I'd like to focus specifically on you, the …

Mindfulness

How to Make a Solar Eclipse Viewer

On Aug. 21, the sun will go dark in one of nature’s greatest spectacles: a total solar eclipse. This phenomenon happens when the moon passes between …

For Kids

To Enable Powerful Learning, Put Pedagogy Before Tech

Special Focus<p>Special Focus: Learning to Live and Work Together<p>The world faces an unprecedented confluence of disruption. Constant advances in …

Mind & Body Archives

As wonderful as it is being in a long-term and committed relationship, it presents its fair share of challenges. In fact, 40 to 50 percent of …

Mental Health

Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe | Women's Health

Vegan Mac and "Cheese"<p><i>Ingredients:</i><p>1 large onion, chopped<p>5 cloves garlic<p>1 cup basil leaves<p>2 Tbsp vegan nondairy spread, such as Olivio Coconut Spread<p>1/2 cup white wine<p>1/8 tsp salt<p>3 cups butternut squash soup<p>1 tsp thyme leaves<p>1 tsp herbes de Provence<p>16 oz any dry pasta, cooked according to package …

60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader | Inc.com

Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to you--which means you need to find inspiration and motivation inside yourself.<p>At the same time, though, it's possible to …

Motivation

The Issues: Why STEM Education Must Begin in Early Childhood Education

Research has demonstrated that the drive to explore, interact, and observe in human beings begins in early childhood, long before middle and high …

Education

Best STEM Activities, STEM Challenges and Ideas for Kids All Year!

I started this <b>BEST OF STEM ACTIVITIES</b> post two years ago, and thought I would update it with more great ideas for each month. This past year we have …

Geometric Shapes Activity Math and STEM Ideas for Kids

Put away the worksheets and play with math instead! Our simple <b>geometric shapes activity</b> for kids is easy to do at home or as a math center in school. …

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …

These Tools Help Students Compare the Sizes of States & Countries

I'm in Scottsbluff, Nebraska this morning. On Friday I drove from Denver to Cheyenne to Scottsbluff. Making that drive reminds me that Maine is quite …

Prodigy Math Game Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms

Prodigy Game is a math site recommended by some teachers on Twitter (see their tweets below).<p>There are a lot of premium features, but teachers can …

Education Technology

Creativity Just As Important As Math And Science

Today, art education has been put on the back burner, with an increase in emphasis on math and science in our society. While this is not a bad thing …

Playful Learning in the Early Years