Kathy Napier

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6 Yoga Poses For A Better Night's Sleep

Yoga can help you get 8 restful hours of sleep. Stretch your way to relaxation with these poses.<p>Restless sleep is a product of an anxious mind and …

Death of the French kiss? Mayor refuses to give 'la bise' to her 73 colleagues

A French mayor has made national waves by declaring she will no longer give <i>la bise</i> to 73 colleagues every morning, confessing she deliberately arrived late for meetings to avoid the Gallic greeting kiss.<p>Aude Picard-Wolff, the mayor of Morette, in Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, expected to raise a few …

33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom

I came across a great blog post the other day – <i>Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think</i> – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven …

Education Technology

The Brutal Truth About Why Being a Leader Is So Hard | Inc.com

Being a great leader is so much harder than it looks.<p>What's difficult about leadership is that nobody ever sits you down and "teaches" you what being a real leader is all about. There's no class in early education that defines leadership. Peers in group projects tend to label leaders as …

Leadership

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Holy Week around the world

Christians around the world are observing Holy Week, which marks the last week of Lent and the beginning of Easter celebrations.

Holy Week

Your Kids’ School-Owned Devices Are Spying On Them, Report Finds

As adults, we all kind of have at least a vague peripheral sense that the devices and software we use are probably up to some kind of shenanigans …

21 Common Reactions to Trauma

At some point in our lives, most of us will live through a terrifying event. It could be a car accident, a natural disaster, a medical emergency, a …

A Brief History of Death

At night I used to pad up and down the dark hallways in our house and stop outside my parents’ bedroom. Bending over to squint through the keyhole, I could see my mother’s slight body huddled on the right side of the bed underneath heavy covers, her head disappearing among them. Ever since her body …

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17 Poems To Read When The World Is Too Much

“Where does it hurt? Everywhere. Everywhere. Everywhere.”<p>after the murder,<p>after the burial<p>Emmett’s mother is a pretty-faced thing;<p>the tint of pulled taffy.<p>I’m dying twice as fast<p>as any other American<p>between eighteen and thirty-five<p>This disturbs me,<p>but I try not to show it in public.<p>My grandmothers …

Literature

The Day the War Came – a poem about unaccompanied child refugees

Children’s author Nicola Davies has written this poem in response to the government’s decision not to allow lone refugee children a safe haven in the UK<p>You are invited to join the #3000chairs project on Twitter: draw/paint/sketch your empty chair and post it using #3000chairs – and share it with us …

Roads

Power Suits: How Dressing For Success At Work Can Pay Off

What does it mean to "dress for success"? Certainly not what it meant when a book by that name first came out in 1975.<p>Now, what to wear to work is a murky area that includes a new clothing trend known as "athleisure" — workout wear that might also work for the office.<p>According to the NPD Group, …

Yale School of Management

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10 New Truths Great Leaders Know That Most People Don't | Inc.com

Like any other field, leadership goes through trends and changes--and if you want to be successful, you need to stay on top of them. Old-school leadership is just that, and what we do today is very different. To understand leadership, you need to be able to separate historic thought from current …

Leadership

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE

First of all, not every difficult person is the same. There are tyrants, curmudgeons, aggressors, the viciously competitive, and control freaks. A …

10 Great TED Talks on How Our Brain Works

March 8, 2015<br>If you have sometime this weekend, you might want to check this list of TED talks on the human brain. The original list curated by TED …

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

Teaching

How to Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets to Managing Your Time

It’s hard to be efficient.<p>Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes youdon’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like …

4 Short Yet Powerful Quotes from Abraham Lincoln to Help You Grow | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In today’s busy world, how do you find time to step back from your daily routine and think about where you’re actually going?<p>One great way is to tap …

Motivation

20 Things Successful People 'Refuse' to Do

<b>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</b><p><b>1. They don't define success in a monetary term.</b><p>Most successful people define success as happiness, having a peace of mind, or helping others. They see money as something that brings them comfort and opens doors of opportunities. They realize that …

Motivation

The fascinating differences between men and women astronauts in space

NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute have published a new research paper detailing how space flight affects "cardiovascular, …

44 Simple Daily Activities To Enjoy Your Work

Here are 44 Simple Daily Activities To Enjoy Your Work created by OfficeVibe to help keep the motivation high and add some fun back in your work</i> …

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Quote Of The Day: “Traditional grammar instruction isn’t effective. Period.”

Three lessons from the science of how to teach writing is a very useful post from The Hechinger Report.<p>Here’s an excerpt:<p>This reinforces my own …

Helping Students Develop Voice While Blogging

Helping others develop voice is not unlike developing our own. We need to remember that students need opportunity and time to really hone the skills …

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​<br>​Find information about the benefits of promoting early literacy and early learning for children and what you can do about it in the Books Build …

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

The growing field of educational neuroscience, converging developmental psychology, cognitive science, and education, can help teachers and school …

Pedagogy