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Fostering Student Questions: Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning

1. The Question Formulation Technique<p>The Question Formulation Technique offers a starting place to teach students how to construct questions that …

10 Formative Assessments Tech Tools to Put to the Test in 2015

Students require constant feedback in order to be actively engaged and strive towards growth while learning new concepts. Technology, as an …

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Szabo Laszlo<p>Content Marketer and Fitness Enthusiast Read full profile<p>Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the …

Exercise

Here Is A Good YouTube Tool for Teachers

July 24, 2015<br>Magic Actions for YouTube is a good Chrome app to use on YouTube to enhance your watching experience. It provides a wide variety of …

Why the hero of my YA dystopian novel had to be an angry young Indian girl

One evening, having worked late at the Mumbai-based newspaper where I was then employed, I caught the local train home. What I hadn’t realised was that it was already past the watershed time, when the ladies only compartment turned unisex. So there I was in a corner of that carriage, now crammed to …

Books

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

Fitness

20 Bible Verses On Strength

God provides strength to those who need it. Here are 20 Bible verses on strength. I hope these encourage you in your walk with God. 1. Isaiah …

Are Tablets in the Classroom Helpful or Hurtful?

As tablets and technology become more prevalent in schools, experts are examining their pluses and minuses.<p>Shutterstock<p>Technology: most of us either …

Education Technology

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4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

In science class, we explore the stories that our micro- and macro-reality, our nature, and our planet want us to know. Students write lab reports …

29 Boredom Busters Your Kids Will Actually Love

Because you refuse to hear the b-word.

Using Minecraft in Education : Cross Curricular Ideas

Minecraft is an open sandbox game that allows players to construct their own world. They can build structures, farm animals, mine for resources and …

What Really Gets Kids Reading?

Children are increasingly setting aside books to spend time with tablets and cell phones. Still, fanfare over the Hunger Games and the Divergent …

To Fix U.S. Schools, Consider Camfed's Work In Sub-Saharan Africa

Camfed is an international non-profit that addresses global poverty and inequality by investing in girls’ education. More than 3 million children from some of the poorest rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa—Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, and Malawi—have benefited from Camfed’s work.<p>When I …

Join us on World Read Aloud Day | On Our Minds

<b>March 4th, 2015 is World Read Aloud Day</b>, a very important day started by Pam Allyn, the founder of LitWorld and an ambassador for our Open a World of …

Teaching

All work and no play makes kindergarten a grind, no matter when kids turn 5

Patti Ghezzi, a former AJC education reporter, works in university communications. She has a keen interest in education issues as this column on the …

Kids