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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking

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EdTech Apps and the Future of Education

> EdTech Apps and the Future of Education<p>Views14646<p>The intersection between technological innovations like mobile apps and websites get a ridiculous …

The Global Search for Education: The Top Global Teacher Bloggers on Skills, Behaviors and Attitudes Global Citizens Need

Many renowned thought leaders in <i>The Global Search for Education</i> series have spoken about the need to provide students with the competencies to navigate an increasingly volatile world. Dr. Google knows just about everything and the global economy no longer rewards workers for their knowledge alone. …

Methods to Teach High School Students Critical Thinking | Synonym

Teachers can use challenging, open-ended debate questions to help their high school students build critical thinking skills.<p>Critical thinking skills …

11 Fun Facts About the International Phonetic Alphabet

Every writing system represents speech a little differently, and no system is completely faithful to how words are actually pronounced. For over a …

The Whole Student…the Whole Teacher.

I am sure that as educators, we can first agree, that our role entails more than just curriculum. Certainly, we must continue to better ourselves …

7 Reasons You Should Thank The Second Language You Learned

How many times have you said to yourself that you’re going to do something but you end up not following through with it because you weren’t motivated …

What's Working: Teacher Engagement and Teacher Leadership

In the field of education, the question of how to keep students engaged is a persistent one. Engaged students learn more, retain more, and show more lasting gains, but cultivating engaged students requires a process of continual readjustment and refining. Engaging students can be far easier when …

The Great Grammar Debate: 5 Books on How to Write Right

If, as Oliver Kamm writes in his new book <i>Accidence Will Happen</i>, “learning rules of language is part of what it is to be human,” then arguing over what those rules are, and if they matter, is most certainly another part. Can you start a sentence with ‘hopefully?’ Is confusing ‘it’s’ and ‘its’ an …

The Psychology of Logo Color in How Consumers View Your Brand

Your logo says a lot about your brand. Are you sending the right message?<p>Across the U.S. and around the world, billions are spent each year by …

Stop Teaching, So Students Can Start Learning

I have an issue with the use of the word 'teaching.' We often use 'teaching' and 'learning' synonymously. In reality, learning is distinctly different from teaching: teaching is about <i>teachers,</i> and learning is about <i>students.</i> In traditional education, teaching is like a teacher giving a student a cup …

7 mental tricks to stop worrying about what other people think

In fact, scientists in one study found that the reward center in people's brains was active when they were told that someone approved their taste in music.<p>It's only a problem when you're <i>consumed</i> by worries about your reputation — when every decision about what to wear, who to hang out with, and …

How Teachers Can Help 'Quiet Kids' Tap Their Superpowers

When Lily Shum was little, she dreaded speaking up in class. It wasn't because she didn't have anything interesting to say, or because she wasn't paying attention or didn't know the answer. She was just quiet.<p>"Every single report card that I ever had says, 'Lily needs to talk more. She is too …

Teaching

Learn a Foreign Language FAST With These Easy Tips

Learning a language is a huge accomplishment. Some say it takes patience to master a new language, but is that really true? You can actually establish your skills in no time; it all depends on how you go about it. We've put together some simple tips so that you can start your crash course on the …

The Remarkable Effects Music Can Have On Student Success

Music can Have a Powerful Impact on Students’ Mindset and Academic Performance As an avid fan of many types of music, and a recording singer, …

This Infographic Lists 128 Words You Can Use Instead of “Very”

Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a …

Be An Original: Be Yourself And Become A Better Teacher

Twenty-two years ago, I was offered a job as an assistant professor at a university in Michigan. The offer came late in the summer, so I had only a few weeks before I was to begin teaching. I was both excited and terrified -- excited, because I always wanted to teach and finally got my first …

Amazon Launches Online Education Portal for Teachers

Having already launched a marketplace for college textbooks, Amazon is preparing to radically expand its educational resources—this time for teachers.<p>…

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10 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Study Skills

Origins Of The Australian Accent Have Been Revealed

G’day mate. Ever wondered why you feel so inclined to use these words? Well, a Queensland linguistic researcher has nailed down the origins of the …

Language

The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

John Irving, the author of The Cider House Rules, begins with his last sentence:<p>I write the last line, and then I write the line before that. I find …

Teaching

How TED is Transforming my English Class - Post #1

4. I strongly feel that you don't need to be a speech teacher to make the time to help students own this skill set! This is a life lesson that the …

Turning Around a Turn and Talk

A turn-and-talk is a structure to get students talking to a partner for a few moments. I use turn-and-talks a lot during whole group instruction, …

Why There’s No ‘Right’ Way To Speak English

The English language is the ultimate code-switcher, gaining multiple personalities when it travels.<p>A sign in Singapore with the four official …