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Three Good Places to Find Hands-on STEM Lessons

Like a lot of people, my most memorable moments from elementary school involved hands-on science lessons. One of my favorite experiences was making …

Education Technology

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Best Dishwashers Grid

1 of 5<p>Bosch 300 Series SHSM63W55N Dishwasher<p>The Bosch 300 Series is one of the most reliable dishwashers you can buy. It features an attractive …

Stainless Steel

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

Yoga

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Critical Lesson in Intelligence (That We Often Forget)

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED talk of all time is over a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

New York City

7 Rich, Chewy Blondies to Rival Your Favorite Brownies

All month long, our Baking Club is focused on Dorie Greenspan’s <i>Baking: From My Home to Yours</i>, and Dorie's blondies have been a reoccurring favorite, likely because, as Club member Debi Smirnoff noted, they're similar to cookies, "but much easier to make and bake."<p>All great blondies should be loaded …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership, fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll …

Exercise

Build a Wall Coat Rack with Hooks and Hidden Storage

Hi, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt back with another DIY build for your home. I have been needing a wall coat rack for my hallway. It would be nice to …

Woodworking

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Kiddom<p><b>Around October of every year,</b> while teachers are waist-deep in curriculum, kids are thinking …

Education Technology

19 Keto Lunches That Will Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

It’s probably not surprising that the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions have something to do with food and diet. It could be ditching gluten or …

Cooking

Home.me turns your 2D floorplan drawings into 3D renderings

It’s easy enough to draw a basic floorplan of your home, but turning that floorplan into 3D rendering typically falls into the realm of professional designers. With home.me, TechCrunch Berlin Hackathon hackers Charles Wong and Aravind Kandiah, who are both students at the Singapore University of …

Drawing

A Makerspace Built by Elementary Students

Another interesting idea was a pizza-slice vending machine. After some discussion, students determined that didn’t solve a problem because the school …

Makerspaces

Board Game Buyer’s Guide: Great $20 (Or Less) Games For Gifting

<i>This year, the Geek & Sundry editorial contributors have come together and collaborated to put together several curated lists of games. Whether</i> …

Emotional intelligence: why it matters and how to teach it

Teaching young people skills such as active listening, self-awareness and empathy can equip them to succeed both academically and socially<p>In our work with schools, it’s now commonplace for us to hear those in education talking about helping students (and staff) develop their emotional intelligence. …

Emotional Intelligence

Episode 2: 'They Can't Just Be Average'

"They can't just be average."<p>Charles Curtis is talking about the roughly 100 young, black men in the inaugural freshman class at Ron Brown College Prep, a radical new high school in Washington, D.C.<p>Curtis, the school psychologist, puts it simply: "There is no place in the world for an average black …

Teaching

DIY INDUSTRIAL PIPE SHELVING

What do you think our grandparents would say if they knew we went shopping for bathroom shelves in the plumbing section of a hardware store? I can …

Storage Ideas

On the Beaten Path: An Appalachian Pilgrimage

Product Details<p>ISBN-13:<p>9781599217437<p>Publisher:<p>Publication date:<p>03/03/2009<p>Sold by:<p>Barnes & Noble<p>Format:<p>NOOK Book<p>Sales rank:<p>240,486<p>File size:<p>1 MB<p>About …

Books

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Pedagogy

What is Close Reading?

Re-posted on August 3, 2017. Up to this point, this blog entry is the one that has been read, cited, and distributed most often. Obviously a lot of …

Container Gardening: 12 Shade-Loving Plants in My Backyard

Container gardening in my Brooklyn backyard is complicated; much of my north-facing garden enjoys (I use the verb with gently gritted teeth) a lot of …

14 Ways to Make Your Tiny Backyard Super Awesome for Summer

01 of 15<p>Best Outdoor Decor for Small Spaces<p>Wait, what? Your tiny backyard isn’t exactly warm weather ready? <br>No matter how small, outdoor space is an …

Landscaping

Monitor Classroom Noise Bouncyballs.org

• Use this website as a fun way to monitor classroom noise levels!<br>• Show this website with the use of a projector to your students as they are …

Education Technology

Teaching Text Structure Improves Reading Comprehension

Williams, J. P. (2003). Teaching text structure to improve reading comprehension. In H. L. Swanson, Harris, K. R., & Graham , S. (Eds.), <i>Handbook of</i> …

Teaching

Type Your Text Into “SlideBot” & It Automatically Chooses Layout & Images For Your Slideshow

SlideBot lets you type the text you want to appear in each slide and then uses its software to design your slideshow in seconds.<p>It’s pretty neat, and …

8 Ways To Get Creative With Chromebooks

<b>8 Ways To Get Creative With Chromebooks</b><p>by Sam Glicksman, TeachThought PD Tech Integration Workshop Facilitator<p><i>*this blog was originally published at</i> …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Leadership

29 Things We Bet You Didn't Know You Could Make in the Slow Cooker

Go beyond slurp-worthy soups and stews with these unexpected slow-cooker recipes.<p>No offense to soups and stews, but your slow cooker is capable of so …

Cooking

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Insert Videos Into Google Slides Without Using YouTube

For years one of the most common complaints about Google Slides has been that you can only use videos from YouTube in your slides. This week Google …

Education Technology

The Top 7 Reasons to Start a Classroom Garden

How can schools and classrooms benefit from indoor growing? Read this blog post for expert insight into the top 7 reasons to start a classroom garden.