Melissa Consuelo

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Have A Dog? This Is How You Can Keep Your Car Clean From Furs

<i>Bringing your pet in the car, while travelling, could be a great idea in terms of companionship. However, keeping in mind the amount of furs a dog or</i> …

Sometimes dog training starts when you become 'passive,' dog expert says | NOLA.com

How long each day should I spend training my dog? This question comes up often in all of my classes, and this week I thought about it a lot in …

Teacher Burnout In Special Education: The Causes and The Recommended Solutions

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:<p><i>The High School Journal</i> 86.1 (2002) 36-44<p>Cecil Fore, III, Ph.D. <i><br>The University of</i> …

Education

When schools fail our children: America’s education system needs to put more focus on mental health

Students have normal back-to-school jitters, but for some these worries detract from the ability to learn<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>Students across the country have stepped into their classrooms, filled with excitement to start a new year. In many cases, though, …

Mental Health

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

Self-help

The tumultuous life and times of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s creative output embodied everything from love poetry to history, fantasy, tragedy, comedy and magic. But little of what he wrote was an explicit commentary on contemporary events at the time he was writing, despite it being a fascinating and turbulent period in history: a time …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Filmmaking

The spread of US slavery, in one haunting map

By 1860, slavery had become such a divisive issue between the North and South that the two regions of America literally went to war over the issue.<p>But it wasn't always this way. As this map (and its interactive version) by historian Lincoln Mullen at George Mason University shows, slavery wasn't …

George Mason University

Making it easier to fire teachers won't fix American education

In the next three months, an appeals court will rule in the landmark Vergara vs. California case, which could upend many union job protections for public schoolteachers in the state. If the appellate justices agree with L.A. County Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu, teachers will no longer get …

The Fascinating Origin Stories of 7 Famous Novels

These days, everyone knows what an origin story is thanks to superhero movies and comic books. We’ve now seen multiple iterations of the origin story …

Literature

Two-Nosed Dog Passes Smell Test For Cuteness

When Todd Ray heard about a dog with two noses, he couldn't turn up his own nose at the pooch.<p>Ray is the owner of the Venice Beach Freakshow in Los Angeles. He also holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of two-headed animals, so unusual animals are his specialty.<p>But while Ray …

Animal Rescue

109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Category

<b>109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Content Area</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>While standardized content isn’t exactly in our wheelhouse, if you’re …

Teaching

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Teaching Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird’’

Harper Lee’s death on Friday marks a moment for so many of us. “To Kill A Mockingbird’’ is not just an important novel; it has been called “our …

George W. Bush

For many students and teachers, the lessons of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' resonate

Eighth-grader Daisy Vetter dropped to the floor and curled up in a ball when news of<p>Harper Lee's death came over the intercom at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood on Friday morning.<p>Her friends asked what was wrong. They just didn't understand, Daisy said, why "To Kill a Mockingbird," the …

How A Simple List Can Improve Behavior

This week I’d like to share with you a very simple strategy. It’s something you can do every day. It takes less than a minute. But it can improve any …

Teaching

New portrait of William Shakespeare as 'flesh and blood' man you might see down the pub

A new portrait of William Shakespeare produced for the 400th anniversary of his death claims to be the most accurate representation ever made of the Bard<p>His stature as a playwright is unquestioned. His importance as a symbol of England is widely celebrated and his central role in world literature …

Why veteran teachers aren't surprised young people are shunning the profession

Judging from my email, a lot of California public school teachers are demoralized and questioning their career choices.<p>They're not at all surprised that fewer and fewer college students are going into teaching.<p>My column last week about a growing teacher shortage triggered a barrage of responses. …

Secret Teacher: parents, stop undermining us in front of your children

We want your children to succeed as much as you do. When you undercut us, it not only upsets us but we have to work even harder to regain students’ respect<p>I left school crying recently after parents’ evening. But it wasn’t a student who reduced me to tears – it was her mother.<p>I had just finished …

Teaching

7 surprising Ancient Rome facts

Our fascination with Ancient Rome has inspired a glut of books, documentaries, movies and even games. But, writer Jem Duducu points out, our focus …

12 Famous Scientists On The Possibility Of God

When President Barack Obama nominated the Christian geneticist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health in 2009, some American scientists questioned whether someone who professed a strong belief in God was qualified to lead the largest biomedical research agency in the world.<p>This …

Pew Research Center

Forced abortions and medical experiments: Last survivors of Nazi women's camp tell their horror stories

"There were lots of tears in the interviews," says author Sarah Helm of her meetings with last survivors of the Nazis' only concentration camp for …

Illinois students left out of state exams, labeled ineligible for testing

DuPage County's Addison Trail High School enrolled nearly 600 freshmen at the start of the 2014-15 school year, but when it came time to give a new state exam in ninth-grade-level English language arts, more than 100 of the kids disappeared from the testing roster.<p>Nearly 20 percent of freshmen were …

Education

Nearly half of young black men in Chicago out of work, out of school: report

Nearly half of young black men in Chicago are neither in school nor working, a staggering statistic in a bleak new youth unemployment report that shows Chicago to be far worse off than its big-city peers.<p>To 24-year-old Johnathan Allen, that's no surprise.<p>"It's right there in your face, you don't …

Cook County