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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Summary Poem Activity<p>List ten key words from an assigned text.<br>• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.<br>• Write a summary of the reading …

Hook vs. Do Now: Why Inquiry Trumps Compliance

Daunted and somewhat delusional, I decided to pull out all the lanolin and start with an attention-grabbing (I hoped) skit. Dressed up like a …

High School

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

To change that is easier said than done. Working within an answers-based education system, and in a culture where questioning may be seen as a sign …

Pedagogy

The Science (and Practice) of Creativity

But before it can be incorporated broadly in curriculum, it must first be understood.<p>Creativity Starts in the Brain<p>Recent research in cognitive …

Motivating the Unmotivated

In his book <i>Dropping Out</i>, Russell Rumberger lays out the societal consequences, including:<p>. . . poor academic performance in middle school and even …

Teaching

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

2. Creative Thinking Is Work<p>You must show passion and the determination to immerse yourself in the process of developing new and different ideas. The …

5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year

1. Exciting Podcasts<p>The biggest question on each student's mind at the beginning of the year has to be, "What is my teacher like?" I try to answer …

17 ways successful people think differently about money

China Built A Prototype For A Train Capable Of Reaching 1,800 MPH

Currently, the fastest commercially operated maglev reaches just 431 km/h and even the world record is just 581 km/hr.<p>According to project lead Dr. Deng Zigang, this huge increase in speed is achieved through the lack of air resistance in the near-vacuum tunnel.<p>"If the running speed exceeds 400 …

Hyperloop test track likely bound for Texas

Tesla CEO and SpaceX CTO Elon Musk took to Twitter this afternoon to provide a bit more info on his Hyperloop project. According to the tweet, the 700-MPH transit system will get a test track where both companies and student teams can visit to test pod designs. What's more, he says Texas will be …

One year later, Hyperloop remains a fantasy

Elon Musk's tube transport concept unveiled a year ago remains just that: a concept. It also proves that even when the Internet falls in love, radical ideas rarely exit the realm of fiction.<p>Technologist-turned-industrialist Elon Musk mused about the Hyperloop long before he officially introduced …

High-speed Rail

What the world will look like if Elon Musk becomes the next Henry Ford

Analysts are coming up with increasingly entertaining ways to justify Tesla’s enormous valuation and lofty share price, and who are we to disagree with them?<p>Recently, Morgan Stanley outlined an interesting thesis on how Tesla could become a serious player in the energy market, through the …

Tesla