Kelly Christopherson

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We Have Been Lied To Our Whole Lives About Motivation -- Here's The Cold, Hard Truth

We have been lied to our whole lives about motivation.<p>Television and movies, where we derive most of our knowledge and education about life, personifies motivation in the form of the gruff, surly coach who shouts words of encouragement to his team. The sweaty, pudgy, middle-aged high school coach …

Motivation

An Experts Guide on Muscle Building Diets

<b>Stacking on a few extra kilos of lean muscle bulk is one of the best ways to take your look to the next level.</b> Not only does it create a broader …

Exercise

We analyzed every QAnon post on Reddit. Here’s who QAnon supporters actually are.

The QAnon subreddit, analyzed with data.<p>Late on a recent Thursday night, a Reddit user posted a comment in a forum (or subreddit) devoted to the game Magic: The Gathering about how the company that makes the game is hiring with diversity in mind — and how that was ruining the quality of its …

Donald Trump

I asked the oldest people I know what they regret most, and their replies contradicted what people tend to think is important in life

My preconceptions about older people first began to crumble when one of my congregants, a woman in her 80s, came into my office seeking pastoral care. She had been widowed for several years but the reason for her distress was not the loss of her husband. It was her falling in love with a married …

Happiness

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Facebook Ads

Doing These 24 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Challenge yourself to lead a better life.<p>Making a change for the better isn't always easy, but …

Self-help

France bans smartphones and tablets from schools

Think smartphones are an unavoidable part of daily school life if you’re a teen? Think again. Well, if you live in France, at least.<p>Under new legislation, French students are banned from using either smartphone or tablets during the school day. The new laws were part of President Emmanuel Macron’s …

Mobile Devices

“Crio” Is Going To Become A Favorite Online Tool Of Many Teachers

I have previously blogged about SAS Curriculum Pathways many times (forty times, in fact).<p>I use it in all my classes and, particularly, in my Social …

Education Technology

17 Wise Nelson Mandela Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success

Nelson Mandela is the father of the modern nation of South Africa. His wisdom will endure through the ages.<p>If you happened to be putting together a short list of leaders who have had the greatest impact on the world, then Nelson Mandela would surely be at or near the top. Mandela was an outspoken …

South Africa

Don't Expect Anyone to Tell You About These 4 Rock Solid Innovation Principles, But They Are Absolutely Crucial | Inc.com

Every enterprise needs to innovate. It doesn't matter whether you are a profit-seeking business, a nonprofit organization or a government entity, the simple truth is that every business model fails eventually, because things change over time. We have to manage not for stability, but for disruption …

Innovation

Here’s What Foam Rolling Is Actually Doing When It Hurts So Good

Roll through the pain. We’ve all done it—in that it “hurts so bad I want to stop, but I know if I stop I’ll regret it” sort of way. Maybe before a …

Massage Therapy

Create group assignments in Google Classroom

Google Classroom makes it easy to assign individual work and whole-class assignments. But what about group work? It takes a little bit more effort, …

Education Technology

Brace Yourself: Here's the Exact Full-Body Workout I Did With the Kettlebell King

If you know me at all, you know I'm a little obsessed with the kettlebell. I was lucky enough to learn from some of the best teachers out there, including Eric Leija, senior kettlebell coach at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram. He's affectionately called the Kettlebell King. …

The Workout to Burn Off Your Belly Fat

“You can rip out ab exercises all day long in the gym, but without the right combination of high-intensity fat-burning cardio along with specific …

30 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal the Books That Changed Their Lives

These founders tell us about the books that influenced their way of thinking about life and work.<p>Good ideas don't exist in a vacuum. Getting a chance to learn about other people's lives and points of view, whether from a novel or autobiography, can help people, including entrepreneurs, change their …

Entrepreneurship

Are You Blithely Unaware of How Educational Research Impacts You?

There are teachers and leaders who believe that researchers have little to do with their classroom practice, but the reality is that what researchers …

As Google for Education tools enter classrooms across Canada, some parents are asking to opt-out

Last October, Riaz Bassari's daughter came home from her elementary school class with a permission form for G Suite for Education: a set of …

The wheels are falling off technology in schools: Microsoft

Controversy still surrounds technology in schools, with leading Finnish educator Pasi Sahlberg last week saying smartphones were hurting learning. He …

Here’s How Higher Education Dies

A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like?<p>Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are …

Higher Education

Here's How Higher Education Was Destroyed in 5 Basic Steps

Higher education is not what it used to be, and that's no accident.A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public …

The 5-Move Workout That Tightens Your Core and Fends Off Back Pain

Chisel your middle and bulletproof your back with these classic core movements<p>This abs workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The routine consists of five core stability …

The education hype cycle

Filling the pailDifferentiation is a blancmange. Its squishy and amorphous. To some extent, I use differentiation every day by varying my teaching to …

A Simple Anywhere Anytime HIIT Workout

When it comes to well, anything these days, people are always looking to get the biggest and quickest “bang for their buck.” Workout-shopping is no …

Get a Summer Shred in 21 Days with Bobby Maximus

Getting your summer abs won't be easy. It will be worth it.<p>So: You want to get ripped in less than a month?<p>It’s a big goal, especially if you're aiming to get in beach-worthy shape for the quickly approaching summer sun. And big goals require big commitments—which is exactly why you need this …

Workouts

New Teachers: Classroom-Management Fundamentals

• Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems: Reflect on some of the potential reasons behind student misbehavior. (Edutopia, 2015)<br>• The Power of Keeping …

Teaching

How Education And Technology Are Evolving Together

<i>What will education and learning look like ten years from now? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Mike Silagadze, Co-Founder and CEO at Top Hat, on Quora:</b><p>I think the way we best learn …

Education Technology

Why Introducing Technology Into The Classrooms Is A Good Thing

If you are someone who thinks that technology has made the education system fall, then you must clearly think again. Do you think that the …

The skills that every teen should learn before they ever get a cellphone

Being a teenager is like waking up every morning in a house of mirrors. You're everywhere and nowhere at once, trying to pinpoint which version of …

If the master’s degree is the new bachelor’s, is the doctorate now the new masters?

The US Census Bureau can tell us a thing or two about how the American and European populations are aging – the proportion of those older than 50 …

Higher Education

A New Study Says This Is the Precise Age at Which Social Media Becomes Bad For Your Mental Health

The study claims that, for certain ages, Facebook and the like are actually good for your mental health.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>As you walk across the street, are you glued to Facebook on your phone?<p>At the office, do you …