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Using Minecraft to help teach history a hit with Rockhampton students

Minecraft, one of the world's most popular video games, is being used as an educational tool at a Rockhampton school.<p>Year 8 students at Emmaus …

Minecraft

Teach Your Kids to Code with One Hour of Minecraft Puzzles

How much time do your kids (or you!) spend stuck in front of a screen, poking around in some gamespace? Perhaps in one composed entirely of pixelated blocks? Fess up! Time to turn those hours of screen time into <i>making</i> time. I’m here to tell you how my kids’ elementary took on the challenge to …

Computer Science

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

How to Brine and Smoke Your Thanksgiving Turkey (With Whiskey!)

Thanksgiving is on the horizon and that means... another Raichlen turkey experiment. I've cooked our family turkeys most of my adult life, and I don't believe I've ever done it the same way twice.<p>Thanksgiving is on the horizon and that means...another Raichlen turkey experiment. I've cooked our …

Spices

6 Powerful Chrome Apps for Classroom Management

November 6, 2015<br>For those of you using Chrome in their instruction, below is a collection of some of our favourite extensions to use for classroom …

The White Teachers I Wish I Never Had - BGD

<i>by Mia McKenzie</i><p>I was born Black in a Black family in a Black neighborhood. My early childhood was an entirely Black experience. Besides what I saw on …

The Story of Gose, Germany's Salty Coriander Beer

One may never find a beer more intrinsically linked to the history of its hometown than Leipziger Gose. This spontaneously top-fermented German wheat beer is an uncommon brew soured via lactic fermentation and flavored with coriander and salt. Gose was a staple drink in much of Lower Saxony for …

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Build A Guaranteed Fire Kit

Spring’s a comin’ and many of you are reorganizing your gear and kits for warm weather on the horizon. I’ve written posts before about Survival Fire …

How to smoke brisket, the Texas crutch way

Outside of competition barbecue circles, try telling people that you're going to crutch brisket, and then look at their faces. Blank stares. Even folks at the near-frantic heights of food obsession don't know about this. But the assault on barbecue, implied by the name, turns out to be practiced by …

How To Hack Your Body To Make Faster Progress in Crossfit

But why would I ask you to remember getting told off as a kid? Isn’t this a fitness site? Shouldn’t I be writing about doing muscle ups, the …

An open letter to all educators...

I write this post for all those who call themselves educators.<br>I write this post for superintendents and the schools boards for whom they work.<br>I write …

Your Students Should Be Coding (Five Sites to Get Them Started)

Creative Commons Licensed Image Source “More important than the utilitarian function of filling job vacancies, though, is the pedagogical value …

Six great drinking field trips you can take from NYC

We’ve already given you some ideas for great eating and drinking day trips in the New York area from beloved local pizza joints to comfort food …

Hudson Valley

Understanding Your Middle Schooler: 4 Tips for Success

<i>Megan Mead</i><p>Understanding those on the verge of or in the trenches of middle school can be like finishing a complex puzzle only to realize there is a single missing piece -- just when you think you have them all figured out, they pivot and leave you just as confused as you started. They sometimes …

What does it mean to 'Sesh?' | A guide to session beers

Images and Illustrations by Imbibe Denver<p>As most of us know, there is no official definition for what a “session” beer is.<p>We also know that light and …

10 Ways to Turn Your Refrigerator Into a "Shred-er-rator"

Ten Signs Your Child Is in a Failing School District

In these days of Common Core State Standards and continuing attacks on public education by billionaires and their bought-and-paid-for legislators, parents need a few guidelines on how to tell if their child is in a failing school district.<p>It has nothing to do with low scores on state-mandated …

Improve Your Child's Reading Level with "You TELL Me Stories"

Lynn Rubin, founder of "You TELL Me Stories" and expert in the field of childhood learning disabilities, stopped by Mondays with Marlo to talk about her non-profit initiative for children with learning disabilities and how it can help improve any child's read aloud technique in the classroom. Watch …

“There Are Just Certain Kids We Should Have 24/7”: Obama’s Education Secretary Wants Government Boarding Schools

If you thought the loss of parent’s rights over what level of government brainwashing their child is subjected to within the regular public school …

5 Grilling Mistakes You Should Never Make

All across the country, friends and families are gathering together in celebration of the official <b>start of grilling season</b>.<p>As the Editor of the …

The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique Could Help You Fall Asleep In Just 60 Seconds, Scientist Claims

The majority of Brits find nodding off at night difficult, but a simple breathing technique could help us get all the sleep we need, according to one …

The Science Behind Muscle Growth (Part 1)

For most of us, weight training seems to be a fairly simple practice because we all know that we have to lift weights and rest for a while and then …

The Science Behind Muscle Growth (Part 2)

Welcome to the second part of this series of articles, and in case you missed the first one you can read it here.<p><b>Sarcomere Hypertrophy</b><p>This type of …

America's parenting coach: Dr. Laura Markham on peaceful parenting practices

Key aspects of fatherhood don’t come easily to Jeffrey. At work, he programs complex algorithms into computers with clear precision. He finds this …

The Beer Bucket List (2.0): 30 Beers To Try Once in Your Lifetime

It’s been two years since we composed the first Beer Bucket List, and since that time, we’ve tasted thousands of other brews both new and old. …

Introducing the Dreaded and Hilarious Mashup of CrossFit Yoga (VIDEO)

Introducing CrossFit Yoga. What happens when two popular fitness cultures clash? A super hardcore vibe, AMRAPs (as many reps as possible) of sun …

Measurement of the Effect of Physical Exercise on the Concentration of Individuals with ADHD

Karen Lidzba, Academic Editor<p>Abstract<p>Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) mainly affects the academic performance of children and …

ADHD

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog

Blog Post<p>The demo lesson, the teaching equivalent of an audition, can be scary! My colleagues and I compiled lots of tips based on our collective …