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Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick

Shelley Paul and Jill Gough had heard that doodling while taking notes could help improve memory and concept retention, but as instructional coaches …

Teaching

Why Every Child Needs To Be A 'Stretchy Thinker,' An Interview With Phyl Georgiou, Founder And CEO Of Tiggly

What is a "stretchy thinker?" I had the opportunity to chat with Phyl Georgiou, Founder and CEO of Tiggly, who talks about this unique term and how it applies to 21st-century learners.<p><b>1. Tiggly is a company that is considered within a new line of "TABLET toys." These toys combine real-world objects</b> …

Kids

Why veteran teacher is leaving: Testing mandates 'damage our schools' (Commentary)

<i>Karyn Dieffenderfer, of Liverpool, is retiring Friday (June 24) from the Lyncourt School District after 38 years of teaching. Dieffenderfer taught</i> …

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><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

Why Finland has the best schools

The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, "Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States."<p>Following his recommendation, I enrolled my 7-year-old son in a primary school in …

Education

How The Language Of Special Education Is Evolving

When we're reporting on special education, we inevitably run up against questions of how we should refer to students with disabilities and to the disabilities themselves.<p>It's a minefield, comparable to the tensions and complexity of writing about race and ethnicity.<p>It's important to get it right. …

Language

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Using Drafts with Evernote: Introduction

<b>This is part 1 of a two part series on integrating Drafts with Evernote, written by Brett Kelly, author of Evernote Essentials. When you're done with</b> …

Productivity

Examples of using Evernote as: teacher, student, admin

Evernote, my main resource, is a very useful app. Many people want to learn to use it, but aren't sure where to start. So, here are some resources …

How to Create a Paperless Office With Evernote

Is 2015 the year you finally go paperless at work?For effective team collaboration to work, you need a central place where everyone can quickly store …

Productivity

Draw Your Mind Out: How to Create Without Thinking

Artists are usually pictured as spontaneous, slightly crazy individuals. When they get inspired, they forget about everything and just... …

Short-Term Memory

39 Incredibly Simple Life Hacks of Highly Successful People

You can be more successful by adopting some very simple, but powerful new habits in your life.<p>"When asked to describe significant regrets in their lives, more than 8 out of 10 people focused on actions they did not take rather than actions they did. In other words, they focused on things they …

A Perfect Storm Is Heading Toward Higher Education

Colleges are facing a perfect storm that could shutter hundreds of them and leave many more wondering how to survive. Yet much of higher education’s …

Higher Education

Photoshop wizard bends reality with hundreds of photographs

These pictures are not animations or complex drawings.<p>Self-taught photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson explains on his website that "he doesn't …

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop’s 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop

10 Times Ballet Dancers Made Pop Music Videos So Much Better

Earlier this month, Irish singer-songwriter Hozier debuted his newest music video for the Grammy nominated ballad, "Take Me to Church." The four-minute visual tease, directed by artist David LaChapelle, introduced ballet novices to Moscow-based dancer Sergei Polunin, a man who rebels against the …

Music Videos

How Stress Affects the Brain During Learning

A fight or flight reaction may be useful in some situations, but it is highly detrimental in the classroom. Whether anxiety stems from test taking or …

University of California

Take a Listen: How Mindfulness Could Benefit Your Teaching Practice

Some schools are building mindfulness programs into their curriculum as part of the effort to build social and emotional skills in addition to …

Haute Couture in Paris: Pictures

The 10 Trendiest Haircuts For Winter 2017

Go a little shorter ahead of a long winter.<p>You know what they say: when the temperature drops, it's time for a chop. Okay, maybe nobody says that, but the sentiment still holds true. There's no better way to gear up for a new season than with a hair transformation, either big or small. Ahead, 10 of …