Laura George

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The Best Fall Hikes in the U.S.

With fall foliage in full effect, there's no better time to pull on your boots and take a hike. After all, unlike the heat and humidity that come …

Hiking

Is Public Education Endangered? Will We Evolve Or Die?

I recently presented to a group of teachers in Virginia about the need for educators to look at relevance in their teaching. I shared that we can save time by eradicating the pointless subjects and archaic skills and replace them with skills we know our students will need in their future. There was …

Education

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon Maple Butter.

Oh hey, hi! Happy Thursday!!The post Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon Maple Butter. appeared first on Half Baked Harvest.

Sweet Potatoes

Two New Useful Resources On Teaching Writing – And An Old One

This week, two new useful resources on teaching writing became available, and I learned about one that had been around before – but I just didn’t …

The Mind is Your Battleground (Here’s How to Master Your Mindset)

“There’s a vivid, beautiful, priceless piece of art hanging right in front of you. It’s sophisticated and detailed – a painstaking labor of deep …

The Edge

Scientific Evidence: 5 Powerful Ways Hiking Alters Your Brain

By Vandita, Thanks to <i>Natural Blaze</i><p>It is no secret that hiking — the long, vigorous walk on the countryside, through a forest or up a mountain — is …

The Difficult (and Satisfying) Run of Teaching Defiant Students

By Allison Riddle<p>My dad and I share an insane joy of running.<p>The best advice he ever gave me had to do with the hardest runs. He taught me that when …

2016 Campaign Connection - Kids and Teachers

Resources for kids & teachers<p>Resources to help kids learn about the elections<p>A new interactive tool: Explore all 57 past presidential elections, find …

Most kids in America aren't on track for success. Why don't they and their parents know it?

In May, a new organization called Learning Heroes released a survey with a startling finding: 90 percent of parents believe that their children are …

Using QR Codes to Build a Classroom Audio Library

The benefits of audiobooks in the classroom are appreciated by all teachers; however, purchasing compact discs or cassettes with paired texts is …

Meet the Mastermind Behind an Innovative, New Way to Teach Math

In elementary school, Matthew Peterson struggled mightily with math. When an instructor explained a problem, Peterson would be so focused on figuring out the language that he forgot the beginning of the question. In a traditional classroom setting, "If you couldn't follow the instructions from the …

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

Mathematics

6 Ways to Use Chronic Procrastination to Your Advantage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve read countless roundup posts and expert advice on how to be more productive and get the most out of your day. Some tips sound great while others made you recoil with a resounding "nope!" But despite all that reading, you still …

Procrastination

Why Do So Many Schools Want to Implement Project-Based Learning, But So Few Actually Do?

Opinion | Learning Strategies<p>Why Do So Many Schools Want to Implement Project-Based Learning, But So Few Actually Do?<p>By Alejo Rivera     Aug 1, …

Pedagogy

The Optimal Route for Visiting Every U.S. National Park

Randy Olson, a researcher at University of Pennsylvania Institute for Biomedical Informatics, has taken his genetic algorithm previously used to find …

National Parks

Officials Starting To Think School Just Not Nation’s Thing

WASHINGTON—After years of watching it struggle to perform academically in nearly every area of study, U.S. education officials told reporters …

Tablets

Using the Rule of Three for Learning

As Easy as One, Two, Three<p>Step One of Three<p>Students engage in a particular learning topic for the first time. The key is that the student must be …

Pedagogy

5 epic hiking trails near Toronto

Toronto has some excellent hiking options, but those willing to drive about an hour out of the city are treated to some of the most spectacular …

Review: Zap Zap Math – A Universe of Math Fun for Kids in Grades K Through 6th

Rating: 4/5<p>Let’s face it, getting kids to learn math is like pulling teeth. OK, it’s worse than pulling teeth, because you can’t numb them first. …

Mathematics

How To Use Your iPhone GPS For Hiking In The Wilderness

Using Your Smartphone GPS for HikingTravel TipsWould you be surprised if I told you my favorite piece of backpacking gear is my smartphone? I love …

Travel Gear

'Rote learning: the pantomime villain in education'

There's an unhelpful urge within the education commentariat to create a black or white debate around maths teaching, writes Charlie Stripp<p>We’ve all seen those neatly packaged magazine interviews where celebrities are invited to express preferences to polarised questions. Red wine or white? X-Factor …

The science of learning: five classic studies

Want to know how to learn better? Here’s what psychologists have discovered about the mental processes involved<p>A few classic studies help to define the way we think about the science of learning. A classic study isn’t classic just because it uncovered a new fact, but because it neatly demonstrates …

Declarative

Literacy Leveler – Quickly Determine a Book’s Reading Level

Literacy Leveler is a an iOS app (iPhone and iPad versions available) that allows you scan a book’s ISBN barcode and discover the reading level of …

How Should Keyboarding Be Taught in Elementary School?

When our elementary principal team learned that the new Common Core State Standards-aligned tests would be administered on computers, we had many …

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

Resources by Topic:<p>If you are teaching with one, a few, or a class set of iPads, finding the right apps and project ideas for your students can be a …

Education Technology

ICTEvangelist

One of the most exciting arenas for innovation in education with technology is that of augmented reality and virtual reality. I’ve been a fan of …

Education Technology