Katie Beebe

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Just When You Thought Your Kids Couldn’t Get Any Grosser, They Become Teenagers

Of all the parenting lows we have to endure, it’s safe to say the lowest of the lows come from having to deal with (and clean up after) all the gross …

Here's Why 'LB' Stands For 'Pound'

And why 'oz' is shorthand for 'ounce.'<p>Most measurements in the English language have pretty straightforward abbreviations ― “tbsp” for tablespoon, “qt” for quart, “yd” for yard and so on. So why, then, do we use “lb” to refer to pound?<p>The answer goes back to ancient Rome. “Lb” is an abbreviation of …

7 Valentine’s Day Traditions From History That Are As Charming As They Are Creepy

There are few holidays more divisive than Valentine's Day. And whether you embrace it wholeheartedly and spend the day showering hearts on everybody, …

Few Kids in the World Can Pass America’s Common Core Tests, According to New Study

Could you jump through a hoop?Probably if it were lying on the ground.But what if it were held slightly higher? Let’s say waist high? Sure.Shoulder …

Fifteen ways to adapt your textbook so your students aren't bored to death

Unfortunately, teachers may only be given the textbook without any professional development or additional curriculum resources. It can be …

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship …

5 total participation techniques to make every student an active learner

Persida and William Himmele are a husband-and-wife teacher team who have conducted over 500 presentations around the world and coauthored the book …

18 photos reveal the extreme ways kids get to school around the world

But in other parts of the world, the trek to school looks much different.<p>Some kids in the Philippines step through knee-deep rocky waters to get to class, while students in Japan pass Geiger counters tracking local radiation levels.<p>Here's what early-morning commutes to school look like around the …

4 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do for Their Employees

These common human traits seem so logical in every day relationships. Why are they so rare to find in bosses?<p>Whenever I conduct workshops for leadership teams, I break them into groups of three and ask the question, "Think of a time when you worked for the best boss you ever had. What made him or …

Leadership

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017

The 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are …

Education Technology

The Best Suggestions On Ways Teachers Can Sanely Approach PD Over The Summer & Still Have Time To Relax

It’s summertime and, in addition to getting some R & R, it’s an opportune time for us educators to also pursue some kind of useful professional …

Teaching

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Self-improvement

Intriguing Research On How To Increase Intrinsic Motivation

Be Better at Life by Thinking of Yourself Less is a very interesting piece at New York’s Magazine’s “Science of Us.”<p>It shares research, and …

High School

24 Pun Jokes So Bad They're Actually Almost Good

H/T Just Bad Puns

You’re probably searching for a better life—but what if you already have it?

Success is often the first step toward disaster. The idea of progress is often the enemy of actual progress.<p>I recently met a guy who, despite having a massively successful business, an awesome lifestyle, a happy relationship, and a great network of friends, told me with a straight face, that he was …

Happiness

10 Quick-and-Easy Methods to Check for Understanding

January 31, 2016<p>A huge part of teaching involves determining student levels of understanding. As teachers check for understanding, they are able to …

10 Interesting Facts About the English Language that You Didn’t Know

Guest Post by Rochelle Ceira Did you know that enneacontakaienneagon is actually a word in the English language? (And you thought pronouncing …

Language

Taking Incredibly Detailed Pictures of Bugs Is a Work of Art

Photographer Levon Biss takes such incredibly detailed pictures of insects (most smaller than half an inch big) that he can blow up his insect …

Photography

How to Create Digital Homework That Students Love

Technology in School<p>How to Create Digital Homework That Students Love<p>By Laura McClure     Apr 27, 2016<p>Shutterstock / JStaley401<p>Related Stories<p>The …

Learn the Vocabulary of Great Leadership: 5 Words That Will Help

Forget Webster's. Skip Dictionary.com. Great leader define words differently.<p>Great leaders tend to define words differently.<p>They understand the deeper meanings and don't live according to the well-accepted rules of the dictionary. They write their own Webster's.<p>Here are a few good examples:<p>1. …

Leadership

Pronounce Every Word In This Poem Correctly And Prove You Are An English Pro!

If there's any truth to <i>My Fair Lady</i> then English tutors who taught people proper pronunciation liked to use clever poems as training tools, which …

How to Change Assessment and Go Gradeless Infographic

<b>How to Change Assessment and Go Gradeless Infographic</b>Aren’t you tired of the lies that traditional grades and GPAs tell about your students and your …

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Ten Free Resources and Tools

<i>Welcome to this second post in a series devoted to supporting student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom. In the first post I</i> …

Flipping Instruction for Struggling Students

“The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time?” – Jonathan BergmannWe can flip the …

Two Great Chromebook Tools for Creating Animations for Your Class

September 30, 2015<br>Upon your request, here are the two tools we would highly recommend for teachers seeking to create animations and explainer videos …

North Korean defectors share their ordeals as pressure mounts

Starvation. Execution. Imprisonment. Rape. Torture.<p>In a human rights report, these can seem like distant concepts or dry statistics, but when told by the people who experience them first hand, they take on new meaning.<p>That is why U.S. officials invited two young North Korean defectors to address a …