Naomi Kroeger

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25 New York hacks to make your life easier

<i>By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris</i><p>Anyone who's moved to New York from somewhere else will attest to the fact that for a newbie, this …

Can you do the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that has stumped parents and teachers?

All you need to do is place the digits from 1 to 9 in the the grid. Easy, right?

Top 6 amazing websites to polish up your math skills online

Sometimes, students need more than just classroom teaching to completely understand different concepts and formulas of math. Just like social life …

10 Indispensable Android Apps for Teachers

May 13, 2015<br>For those of you using Android operated devices in their teaching, these apps are absolutely a must have. We have curated this list from …

10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

May 11, 2015<br>Our round-up list today features some interesting new educational web tools we have curated in the last couple of weeks. These tools have …

Teacher: I don’t care about my students’ grades. This is far more important.

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>This is the second in a series of essays I will publish in the coming weeks that emanate from a project in which more than 20 biology teachers around the country wrote around the prompt: “What is the value of letting students struggle in class?” The effort was an attempt …

Now Is The Time To Go Into Education 'If You Want To Make A Difference,' Says Teacher Of The Year

The 2015 National Teacher of the Year said she thinks now is a great time to into education, even though she acknowledged many challenges educators today face.<p>"It's sort of depressing because you don't go into [teaching] for money, at all," Shanna Peeples of Amarillo, Texas, said. "But there's a …

Free Math Resources for Summer Learning

TenMarks, an Amazon company, is offering teachers and parents a way to reverse the summer slide with free access to the TenMarks Summer Math Program, …

Metallica's 'Enter Sandman,' Played Backward By Rob Scallon, Is An Instant Classic

YouTube sensation Rob Scallon is up to his old tricks, putting a distinct spin on a classic tune. This time, he's turned Metallica's "Enter Sandman" inside out.<p>First, Scallon learned the entire song backward. He played the guitar backward... the drums backward... the bass backward. He even taught …

How 'Deprogramming' Kids From How to 'Do School' Could Improve Learning

The class read Timothy Slater’s article, “When Is a Good Day Teaching a Bad Thing?” which discusses the unspoken contract that can exist between …

Teen Binge Drinking Changes The Brain (Possibly Forever)

Teenage years are full of trial and error, but when it comes to alcohol the after-effects may last well into adult life. Researchers from Duke …

200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers

April 28, 2015<br>Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use in your class or probably use for your own professional and intellectual growth? …

Teacher of the Year: Why He Wanted to Quit, and Why He Didn’t

Every year, somewhere around this time, I decide to quit teaching. I get exhausted with teaching, with the adults I work with, with the kids who …

'Give all children the chance to show their talents'

Around 20 per cent of children in England have special educational needs (SEN) – it's time we addressed the current policy that limits their potential, argues Duncan Rollo<p>As the principal of two special needs schools, I usually welcome the onset of a general election. Strange, you may say, but I do …

'Thirst for knowledge' may be opium craving

The brain's reward for getting a concept is a shot of natural opiates<p>Neuroscientists have proposed a simple explanation for the pleasure of grasping …

Neuroscience

SPACE JOKES, PUNS, and IMAGES

This post is a small collection (republished from my original Carsonia blog) of some favorite silly one-liner space puns and jokes found over time …

Very Interesting Online “Game” For Teachers, Principals & Parents

Sam Chaltain is co-producer of a PBS online series called 180 Days: Hartsville that looks like it’s definitely worth watching.<p>Along with the …

A Wonderful Multi-purpose Rubric for Teachers

April 20, 2015<br>We just came across this wonderful rubric on Edutopia’s Facebook page and we thought you might want to have a look as well. This rubric …

We’re teaching our kids wrong: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates do not have the answers

<b>(AP/Bebeto Matthews/Dima Gavrysh)</b><p>Our kids worship wealth and celebrities. We’ve lost track of school’s real purpose — exciting the mind<p>Susan Engel<p>April 18, 2015 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The End of the Rainbow: How Educating for Happiness (Not Money) Would Transform Our Schools”<p>Between 1848, when …

Google+ for Schools- A Must Read Guide

Google+ for Schools is a short guide created by Eric Curts, a Google certified teacher. I have just finished reading it now and thought you might be …

Stanford professor designs mathematics and mindset boost for teachers and students across the nation

"The "Week of Inspirational Math" curriculum will be available for free online. It includes videos and math tasks, and is aligned to the Common …

New Tools for STEM Education

A wonderful Math website for students that works on tablets, phones and desktops and tests over 1200 CCSS-aligned math skills.<p>Made by Google, this …

Education Technology

Nine Reasons Why Pluto Is a Planet

As the New Horizons spacecraft approaches the amazing Pluto system for an historic flyby in July, 2015, it’s inevitable we should discuss whether …

Solar System

These Are The 10 Best Jobs Of 2015

If you’re a math whiz, you’re in luck when it comes to job prospects.<p>Math skills are a requirement for most of the 10 best jobs of 2015, according to the latest report from CareerCast. The site’s annual ranking of the top 200 jobs weighs four factors: work environment, income, stress and hiring …

For New Federal Law, We Should Be Asking Why and How We Test, Not Just How Often

For more than a decade, the Congress has been unable to reauthorize the increasingly unpopular No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), passed in 2002 in an act of unity after the trauma of 9/11. The bill set noble goals for educational improvement and equity. However, its methods led to criticism of …

Don’t Make These 7 Mistakes When Studying

<i>By Heather Sanders</i>Most of the readers here are educators, but you are not the target audience for this particular post, which focuses on high school …

25 MATH ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS WHO HATE MATH - Kids Activities

Rising above: Flipping for change

Teachers contemplating the flip should first distinguish between the flipped classroom and flipped learning. This article makes a distinction.<p>I draw …

What a classroom engaged in real learning looks like

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>Aleta Margolis is the founder and executive director of the Center for Inspired Teaching, a D.C.-based nonprofit organization that works with teachers, principals, and entire school faculties to foster the best teaching practices. In a recent post wrote a post titled …

Teaching