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Ultrarunner Zach Miller: ‘I love digging in the pain cave’

Zach Miller is stirring porridge on top of a wood-burning stove. Outside, snow lies on the ground surrounding his log cabin. We’re halfway up Pikes Peak, a 14,115ft mountain in the Colorado Rockies. The front door opens and a runner steps in, a man in his 50s, red-faced from the effort of getting …

Running

Dean Karnazes: 'When you’re struggling, that’s when you feel most alive'

<b>Hi Dean. You have a new book out, The Road to Sparta. What is it about?</b> It is the story and the lore of the marathon, from its genesis in ancient Greece 2,500 years ago to the modern marathon. It’s how the marathon became the marathon.<p><b>And in the book you take on the Spartathlon race [a 153-mile</b> …

Marathons

The Science Of Getting Kids Organized

If you've ever gotten a glimpse inside a high schooler's backpack or locker, you know organization doesn't always come naturally to teens. Being scatterbrained in school can make make it tough to stay focused and do well.<p>That was the case when Lilli Stordeur was about halfway through her freshman …

Research-based Strategies to Help Children Develop Self-Control

It all started when psychology professor Walter Mischel was watching his four closely-spaced daughters growing up. He realized he had no idea what …

Play

It’s the lack of this type of freedom that has led skeptics to question if today's schools could ever inspire true creativity. While there are …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

10 Things Every Teacher Should be able to do on Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, …

What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

Learning a foreign language can increase the size of your brain. This is what Swedish scientists discovered when they used brain scans to monitor what happens when someone learns a second language. The study is part of a growing body of research using brain imaging technologies to better understand …

Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various …

How not to teach English

By on June 11, 2010 • ( 38 Comments )<p><b>Here are some of the things that still happen in many classrooms in Greece – do they also happen in other parts</b> …

Am I too old to learn a new language?

When Adrian Black met his Italian partner 10 years ago, he was determined to learn her home language. Having successively picked up French a decade earlier when he lived in France, he felt the challenge was attainable.<p>"I was blown away by how hard it was to learn French, but I came back speaking it …

Is there a 'right' way to learn a language?

<b>What is the best method for acquiring another language? Declan Cooley, CELTA trainer at the British Council in Poland, investigates.</b><p>One way to think …

Ten amazing facts about bilingualism

Wondering whether it’s worth raising a child bilingually? Here are some amazing facts about the benefits of speaking more than one language.<p><b>1.</b> …

A group of teachers went to China and realized that the West is instructing students wrong

The Chinese favour a "chalk and talk" approach, whereas countries such as the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand have been moving away from this direct form of teaching to a more collaborative form of learning where students take greater control.<p>Given China's success in international tests such as …

Brain Anatomy and Language in Young Children

<b>Language ability is usually located in the left side of the brain. Researchers studying brain development in young children who were acquiring</b> …

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

<b>The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know</b><p>by <b>Judy Willis</b> M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com<p>As education continues to evolve, adding in …

Neuroscience

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

"I realized that I was sitting there starting to perspire," he says, "because I was really empathizing with this kid. I thought, 'This kid is going …

When being called 'incredibly good' is bad for children

Parents and other adults heap the highest praise on children who are most likely to be hurt by the compliments, a new study finds.

Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking

The end result will be a greater awareness by the students, not only for how their brains work, but also for how they can push themselves to connect …

How Not to Talk to Your Kids

What do we make of a boy like Thomas?<p>Thomas (his middle name) is a fifth-grader at the highly competitive P.S. 334, the Anderson School on West 84th. …

These 5 Things Will Make You Smarter

<b>1) Get rid of the distractions</b><p>You can’t multitask.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>To put it …

Mapping The Most Influential Languages On Earth

An MIT Media Lab project maps the links that spread information from people who speak Urdu to Italian to Swahili.<p>The most influential language on the planet is English, as you could probably guess. But why? Chinese has the most native speakers worldwide. A new interactive graphic from researchers …

Why The Brain Benefits From Reflection In Learning

<b>Why The Brain Benefits From Reflection In Learning</b><p>by <b>Judy Willis</b> M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com<p>Executive function stimulation: include questions in …

Pedagogy

#MyRunOutside

With race season approaching, we asked to see some of your best training photos—of you, your go-to trail, or your favorite running companion—and you guys delivered! Here are some of our favorites from the #MyRunOutside Instagram contest.<p><i>Photo</i>: @joewhittlephotography - "Running in the …

Poor parent-child bonding 'hampers learning'

<b>The emotional bond a child secures with its parents has a greater impact on its education than previously thought, a report suggests.</b><p>The Sutton Trust study says children's early attachment to parents has far-reaching consequences for their ability to speak, learn and think.<p>Parents who are insecure …

How To Influence Anyone, Any Time, Anywhere: 4 Subconscious Secrets

How many times have you tried to influence, enroll, engage someone in the past 2 weeks?<p>How many times were you successful?<p>Now more than ever leaders need to be able to influence outcomes. Good intentions are rarely assumed, people are on the lookout for manipulative tactics, and even subtle …

Centers throughout the brain work together to make reading possible

A combination of brain scans and reading tests has revealed that several regions in the brain are responsible for allowing humans to read.