Kim Hayes

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Want Fitter, Healthier, And More Productive Kids? Just Start School Later

Enough with the cruel early morning school start times–just let the kids sleep. It’s not their fault–it’s science.<p>School starts way too early. Because early rising times are out of whack with our circadian rhythms, they’re responsible for teenagers not getting enough sleep, and being tired in the …

Why (and Where) You Should Study Shakespeare

Studying Shakespeare as an actor isn’t always the most alluring prospect. Sure, he’s the most renowned dramatist in the history of theater, but with …

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Pumpkins (Cucurbita pepo) grow in a variety of sizes, from miniatures to monsters of more than 100 pounds. The size of the pumpkin depends on the type grown. Vines of these plants need lots of room to grow and can be trained to grow up a fence to take advantage of vertical space. Choose a small …

The Book of Kells: Medieval Europe’s greatest treasure?

Monks created an illuminated Bible of astonishing beauty sometime between the 6th and 8th centuries. It’s one of the most cherished masterpieces in Ireland, writes Martha Kearney.<p>One summer a few years ago I stayed in student rooms in Trinity College. Although the accommodation was rather spartan …

How William Shakespeare changed the way you talk – in pictures

Jane Sutcliffe and John Shelley tell us about their book Will’s Words, which celebrates the massive impact The Bard has on the way we talk today

Literature

Rebel Edmonton-area teacher attacks no-fail trend

No-zero policies and lenient deadlines are failing the students who most need structure in school, says a Sherwood Park high school teacher who works …

‘Teaching to the test means schools are meeting literacy targets but failing to cultivate a love of reading’ | Tes News

It is difficult to work out a balanced view of the role and influence that testing has on the experience of pupils and the quality of their …

How to Eat Healthy and Avoid a Ramen-Only Diet When You’re a Broke College Student

Ramen noodles, cases of beer, late night Jimmy John's runs, pizza slices and cafeteria food isn't the ideal diet, but for many college students, the …

Battle of Hastings 'sequel' site found in North Devon

<b>The site of the decisive follow-up to the Battle of Hastings has been discovered, it has been claimed.</b><p>Best-selling author Nick Arnold said a field between Appledore and Northam, in Devon, played host to the bloody battle of 1069.<p>Mr Arnold, who wrote the Horrible Science series of books, described …

New portrait of William Shakespeare as 'flesh and blood' man you might see down the pub

A new portrait of William Shakespeare produced for the 400th anniversary of his death claims to be the most accurate representation ever made of the Bard<p>His stature as a playwright is unquestioned. His importance as a symbol of England is widely celebrated and his central role in world literature …

Cardboard Heart Garland

Shares 0<p>Create very easy a heart garland with recycled cardboard. It looks beautiful and costs basically nothing!<p>Shares 0<p>Get the instructions for ––> …

Crafting

Seriously, Snow White Was SO Forgetful!

• <b>Author:</b> Nancy Jean Loewen<p>OF COURSE you think Snow White was the most perfect girl in the world. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you…

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Serve this snowy dessert this holiday season. Cupcakes are shaped like trees, covered with snowy frosting, and sprinkled with sanding sugar. Save some sugar to create beds of "snow" for serving. If you like, you can also make mini gingerbread stars to decorate the tops of the trees.

A Sweet Candy Cane Wreath for the Holidays

This hanging decoration leaves a sweet, lasting impression for the winter season. To ensure it lasts, store your wreath between layers of waxed paper between seasons.

10 Tips for Hosting a Cookie Exchange

Like we need an excuse to eat cookies with our friends, but if you do ... a cookie exchange is the party you want to throw! All you have to do is invite a few of your best friends over for drinks, hors d'oeuvres and of course, cookies! If you have extremely nice, caring friends, they'll show up …

Want to Gift Wrap Like a Pro? Here Are 9 Items You Should Have

From the hardworking essentials to the lovely details that make each gift feel special, these supplies -- our field-tested, trusty tool kit of holiday gift wrap -- allow giving during the holiday season to be about what it should be about: love, celebration, and fun.<p>When the holiday season really …

Healthy Kale Recipes

Kale is loaded with nutrients, and these kale recipes give you plenty of options for incorporating it into your meal. Whether you're adding kale into a salad or just using it alone as a side, these recipes will give you options for even the pickiest eaters.<p><b>In Season:</b> Kale turns sweeter in cold …

‘Shakespeare’s Guide to Parenting’: Wry advice from the Bard

Romance tips? Perfect.<p>How to kill a king? Nobody better.<p>But who turns to Shakespeare for <i>parenting advice</i>?<p>Let’s face it: Somebody should have called Social Services on Juliet’s father years ago. And Hamlet’s mom needs Carolyn Hax on speed dial.<p>But James Andrews thinks the Bard has something to teach …

Facing a future without her biggest fan and mentor

It’s so quiet in the van, rain is all we hear on the two-hour drive to Gainesville. My friend has let me tag along with her family to tour the …

Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

The Brain

A Brief History of Language

Sometimes it’s hard for us humans to keep time in perspective. I suppose it’s a good thing—after all, if we were constantly thinking about the fact …

Book Trailer: A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin

Final Exams…a Tradition Worth Exploring

I have been having many conversations this year with teachers about our practice of administering final exams for students. Although I cannot confirm …

How to get teenagers to read

Children are heartily encouraged to read in their early years of school. However, once students have mastered this skill and they move from learning …

Teaching

Here’s What Scientists Aren’t Telling Us About Learning

It’s rare for educators to be kept in the scientific loop, and rarer still to encounter research that might actually compel us to change our teaching …

Pearson responds to criticism about its standardized tests

When John Oliver, on his HBO “Last Week” show, did a recent segment on the problems with standardized testing, the one company that he mentioned at some length was Pearson — and that’s no surprise. Pearson is the largest education company in the world (Fortune magazine says it may control up to 60 …

How to Create Image Collages and More on Canva

Canva is one of my favorite tools for creating image collages, slides, social media graphics, and infographics. The lesson plan library that Canva …

Apple, IBM to take partnership into education with app for teachers

It appears that Apple and IBM have plans to stretch their mobile solutions partnership beyond enterprise and into the classroom, as the companies are …