Mercedes Velazquez

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9 Everyday Phrases That Originated From Poetry

<i>By Max Minckler for Riffle:</i><p>Think poetry has nothing to do with you? Actually you recite poems all the time through the vocab, expressions, and common idioms you use every day. Chaucer was the original "Twitter" user, Shakespeare the first person with "swagger," and Homer's characters "bit the dust" …

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Stop Watching So Many TEDTalks

<b>By Matt Brundage</b><p>Our generation has both the collective attention span and the curiosity of a caffeinated squirrel. Though many students have the intellectual curiosity to explore beyond the syllabi of their courseloads, many lack the focus span or extrinsic incentives to move far beyond the surface …

Conventional Wisdom vs Qualities that Matter

Self Control

30 Secrets to Successful Leadership

Successful leaders exhibit these 30 qualities, behaviors, and skills. Item one is first because it’s most important. The rest are listed</b> …

"Just right" books revisited: 3 ways we undermine student learning | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Common practice and conventional wisdom among many literacy experts suggest that the best way to help improve student reading comprehension is to …

Great Minds

Looking for a great list of picture book read-alouds for young readers? Check out Mike Petrilli's newest blog, "The Kindergarten Canon." Titles like …

Great Minds

Testing Consortium Previews Test With Sample Items

By onAugust 20, 2013 12:38 PM<p>Teachers all over the country are wondering what new tests for the common standards will look like when they make their …

School Safety Begins With Collaboration

Commentary<p>By Nancy Hahn<p>The Obama administration's release of its "Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans" stirred up …

Social giving makes us happier

People usually feel good when they make a charitable donation, but they feel even better if they make the donation directly to someone they know or …

Far from being harmless, the effects of bullying last long into adulthood

A new study shows that serious illness, struggling to hold down a regular job, and poor social relationships are just some of the adverse outcomes in …

Understanding how we use the past to predict the future

Recent research has offered strong evidence that the brain, when it is confronted with a specific stimulus, uses 'predictive coding' to create a …

Comparing Business to Teaching: A Wake up Call to the World

Of all of the jobs I’ve had in my life, teaching takes the most energy and patience and is by far the hardest of what I’ve done.<p>When I was a …