Kirsti Koopmans

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17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Weekend Reading: Financial Literacy Progress Edition

Financial literacy leader Jane Rooney released a two-year progress report on the advancements in financial literacy research in Canada. The National …

Personal Finance

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I know that some combination of black or pinto …

Sweet Potatoes

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.<p>Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National …

‘This Is Who the American People Elected’: White House Grapples with Un-Presidential Trump After School Shooting

In the days ahead of the long Presidents’ Day weekend, several White House aides had privately conceded to The Daily Beast that they were worried how …

Donald Trump

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a variety of schools and districts in the role of a coach. Most of this work is focused on …

Cracks in the code: Why mapping your DNA may be less reliable than you think

The Personal Genome Project was supposed to revolutionize medicine, but the results reveal how much we still have to learn. Carolyn Abraham looks at the risk of misleading results as DNA testing enters mainstream medicine<p>Ever since DNA was first used in 1986 to catch a killer, it's swashbuckled its …

Common Canadian words that differ south of the border

As much as we try to deny it, there are a lot of similarities between Canada and the U.S. That’s not surprising. We are neighbours, after all, with a …

The issue with millennials isn't narcissism but our depressing culture of mass consumption

Thought Experiment<p>If you're a young person feeling lonely these days, you're in good company. Youth everywhere are experiencing record rates of depression and anxiety, surrounded by a cultural climate of both isolation and overexposure. The moniker "snowflake generation" seems an apt phrase, then, …

Asia Pacific

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

Finally, a photo of Trump's White House as the rumors describe it

US president Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office on Wednesday (Jan 17). While the interview ended with takeaways of Trump’s plan ahead for this year’s midterm elections and tensions with North Korea, a truly remarkable exclusive was this photo of Trump and his …

Donald Trump

Mastery Transcripts to Replace Grades?

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>Scott Looney talks to us about grades<p>Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash<p>We are thinking outside the box today about the …

High School

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time by Terry Heick Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also …

How to make outlines that will help you write fantastic posts.

Remember how your high school teacher would make you create an outline for your work?<p>Then, you would submit a rough draft, which they would return …

Writing

Statistic Of The Day: To The Surprise Of No Teacher, New Study Finds That Class Size Matters

From chaos to calm at one North Philly elementary school

Kenderton Elementary was in full-blown crisis at the beginning of last school year: There were frequent fights, students roaming the school, walking …

To Write Well, You Don't Have to Be a Genius (but You Do Have to Do This)

One of the most gifted legal writers on the Supreme Court shared his advice for becoming a great writer.<p>In August 2008, Scribes, an organization that "seeks to create an interest in writing about the law and to promote a clear, succinct, and forceful style in legal writing," honored the late …

Jeff Bezos teaches his kids math with a strategy that's made Chinese and Singaporean students the best in the world — but it's unusual in the US

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO and richest person in the world, has amassed his wealth by being creative and trying unorthodox ways of solving problems.<p>It seems he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, use the same approach for their children's education.<p>"We tried all sorts of things ... Mandarin lessons, the …

How Conjoined Twins Are Making Scientists Question the Concept of Self

“When they were about a year and a half,” says Felicia Hogan, “we got told it was impossible to separate them without harming or killing one.” Her …

New TED-Ed Video & Lesson: “How many verb tenses are there in English?”

Language Learning

8 Yoga Poses to Relieve Lower Back Pain

The lower back is a sensitive spot for many people. While there can be a ton of causes of lower back pain, a weak core and poor posture from sitting …

Back Pain

A Beginner's Guide to Making a Living as a Writer

There are tons of writing jobs available. You just have to know where to find them.<p>After I published my article about how I turned my writing side hustle into a career, I was overwhelmed with questions from people asking how to make a living writing.<p>There are many ways to earn a living as a writer. …

'When teachers spend more time on planning than the teaching, we know we have a problem'

When it comes to the school holidays, most people imagine their teacher friends lolling on the sofa. The reality is, that many will, in fact, be …

Differentiating Instruction for the 21st-Century Classroom

By onNovember 1, 2017 2:43 PM<p>By Kathleen Pesce and Fatema Mohassib<p>America's classrooms are becoming more and more diverse every day, and it appears …

Teaching

5 impactful edtech trends in 2017

Education technology is evolving, and this is a magnificent thing. It manages to provide us with that power and experience that everyone wanted to have as a young child. But integrating various new education technology trends to the table does seem to be quite challenging, especially with so many …

Education Technology

JK Rowling’s 8 Rules of Writing

Last month, I brought to your attention Neil Gaiman’s rules of writing. He’s not the only accomplished writer who ascribes to a set of rules. Today, …

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

Renowned author Stephen King writes stories that captivate millions of people around the world and earn him an estimated $17 million a year.<p>In his …

Teacher Leadership Is Linked to Higher Student Test Scores in New Study

The study found that schools with the highest levels of instructional and teacher leadership rank at least 10 percentile points higher in both math …

Einstein's Lost Advice for Life and Work Was to Remember 2 Simple Things

The iconoclastic smart guy had a few basic tips for living that still ring true after nearly a century.<p>When he wasn't busy decoding the mysteries of the universe, German-American physicist and historic mega-smart guy Albert Einstein also dispensed wisdom on more mundane existential topics like …