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The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Stressed?

Your brain may be hard-wired to focus on the negative, but you can reprogram it.<p>Stress happens, especially in the classroom. A packed schedule, an …

Who Teaches The Teachers?

Most teaching textbooks aren't evidence-based according to a new report, so where should teachers go to keep their skills up to date?<br>Read More

Teaching

Taking Guided Reading Instruction to the Next Level

<i>In her last post,</i> Next Step Guided Reading Assessment <i></i><i>co-author</i> <i></i><i>Maria</i> <i>Walt</i><i>he</i><i>r shared her ideas about read-alouds with added instructional power. Now,</i> …

“How Does One Find One’s Identity?” What’s Your Answer?

“How does one find one’s identity? My answer would be through work and through love, and both imply giving rather than getting. Each requires …

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

11 Podcast Episodes That *Might* Help You Get Your Shit Together

This will be the year you do your taxes in March, like the grown-ass adult you are.<p>There's something about how money interjects itself into your life (thanks a lot, capitalism) that makes the worry and anxiety that comes with it hard to ignore. The episodes listed here might not make you millions …

29 Ways To Make The Holidays Magical (Not Commercial)

This year we’ll be celebrating our twelfth holiday season as a couple. In the decade plus that we’ve been our own circus, we’ve gone from casual …

Christmas Eve

7 Books to Help You Reorganize, Reinvent, and Rejuvenate

Imagine having to organize your home only once, and living happily ever after in a beautifully tidy space. Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo …

Have You Ever Felt a “Call” to Do a Certain Kind of Work?

<b>Assay</b>: A few weeks ago, my family and I went to see <b>Sequence 8</b>, a performance by Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers, if your French is rusty).<p>It's a …

San Francisco

Connected Leaders: Engaging School Communities Through Social Media

<i>“We must stop focusing primarily on technology’s dangers, as we currently do. … Many adults think they are extremely clever when they discover</i> …

Why It’s a Bad Idea to “Interview for Pain.”

One of my favorite parenting books is Michael Thompson and Catherine O'Neill's <b>Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understand the Social Lives of …

Parenting

10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

May 11, 2015<br>Our round-up list today features some interesting new educational web tools we have curated in the last couple of weeks. These tools have …

9 Questions Every Successful Teacher should Ask

In this excellent graphic, An Ethical Island featured 9 important questions teachers need to reflect upon in order to elevate their teaching to the …

The USA's Top 10 Hiking Trails: From Coast To Coast

Going for a hike is as easy as tying your shoes and taking that first step into nature. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors and …

The ‘most powerful’ classroom innovation — by the $1 million teaching prize winner

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>Nancie Atwell is the renowned founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning, an award-winning non-profit independent K-8 demonstration school in Edgecomb, Maine, where she teaches seventh- and eighth-grade writing, reading and history. She is the author of numerous …

Could we 'de-extinctify' the woolly mammoth?

Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP<p>Lyuba, a baby woolly mammoth discovered frozen in clay and mud in Russia’s Yamal Peninsula in Siberia.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/15/1429115009175/72bf25f1-f36b-42b9-9a62-6a01a61a3729-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP<p>Lyuba, a …

North Jersey

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Quiz Yourself: What Kind of Play Do You Enjoy?

Every Wednesday is Tip Day — or Quiz Day.<br>This Wednesday: Quiz: <b>What’s your personality — for play?</b><p>As I’ve worked on the subjects of habits and …

The Case for Taking Parental Leave When Your Kids Are Teenagers

I’ve often made the observation — which sounds like a joke, but really isn’t at all — that maternity and paternity leave for newborns is great and …

Parenting

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

By Fareed Zakaria<p>, Columnist<p><i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward …

How I love this letter from sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury to a fan. Reminds me: Be Gretchen. Love wha YOU love! http://t.co/H2u1bZW1fo

March 2015

Some Surprising Observations About How to Fight Clutter.

One of the things about happiness that continually surprises me is the degree to which, for most people, <b>outer order contributes to inner calm, and</b> …

A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge

December 5, 2014<br>Bloom's taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge are two popular conceptual learning frameworks. They both approach the learning process from …