Peter Beck

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World Cup: Japan fans impress by cleaning up stadium

<b>After a heated World Cup match, the stands are usually left with food waste, cups and wrappers scattered in the heat of the moment.</b><p>Japanese fans certainly had reason to go wild on Tuesday night. Their side won their opening game, beating Colombia 2-1, and securing the team's first victory against a …

Japan

Google Forms Quizzes… My Smashed Example

I love what Google Forms, Sheets, and some extras (Add-ons & Extensions) can provide in terms of assessment, immediate feedback, badging, sharing of …

Education Technology

5 Shifts For Instructional Leaders

Instructional leaders are faced with change on a weekly basis. State mandates, assessments, board policies, professional development, new standards, …

Pedagogy

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

Kasey Bell on episode 322 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey …

Education Technology

Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)

A teenage brain is a fascinating, still-changing place. There's a lot going on: social awareness, risk-taking, peer pressure; all are heightened during this period.<p>Until relatively recently, it was thought that the brain was only actively developing during childhood, but in the last two decades, …

Middle School

Rural Kansas is dying. I drove 1,800 miles to find out why

Most Americans experience Kansas from inside their cars, eight hours of cruise-controlled tedium on their way to someplace else. Even residents of …

Agriculture

Questlove Aims To Save Your Brain: 'Creativity Might Be In Jeopardy'

As a DJ, music and television producer, one-time NYU professor, founder of the online community Okayplayer — and, oh yeah, the drummer and bandleader of The Roots — Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson can't seem to stop adding hyphens to his job.<p>Lately, he's found distinction as an author as well. His …

Creativity

Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Do you like change? If you do, then living in the present is an exhilarating experience. For those who don’t, buckle up as we are only going to see …

How to Help Your Teen Get More Sleep

When it comes to teens getting enough sleep, numerous forces are working against them. Early school start times are wreaking havoc on their circadian …

10 Corny but Undeniably True and Inspiring Quotes About Teamwork

As Michael Jordan said, "Talent wins games; teamwork wins championships." He ought to know.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With two games remaining, my daughter’s soccer team is in second place. They’ve won nine games and lost only one -- to the team in third …

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.<p>You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

It's Time to Let Go of Tired Teaching Habits

Guest post by Aric Foster<p>The first time a grading guru told me that points and percentages were unhealthy and perhaps immoral, I was first shocked, …

No Excuses | by Cheryl Reeve

“Here, take my things.”<p>That’s the last thing I said before I kicked this kid’s ass.<p>I was 10 years old, walking home from school with my brothers, Tom …

10 Overlooked Benefits of Using eLearning Infographics

Infographics offer a visual representation of training topics, trends, and complex tasks. They combine images with text to provide all the essentials …

Relevance is the Fuel of Learning

In a previous blog post, I wrote about the importance of focusing on the why as it relates to learning. Here is a piece of my thinking that I …

Learning on the job: how to take your teaching career to the next level

From finding the right support networks to expanding your skillset, experts share advice on professional development<p>Teachers, like their students, are always learning. But how can you use this to boost your professional development? Where might you find opportunities to develop leadership skills or …

Teaching

These Maps Show Where "Deaths Of Despair” Are Most Likely, Including Murder, Suicide, And Drugs

Drug use and violence are a problem in the US — but they are killing more Americans in some parts of the country than others.<p>"Broadly speaking, mortality from alcohol use disorders, suicides, and homicides has gone down since 1980, but this hides individual counties where the opposite is true. …

9 Inspiring Quotes From One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Bren Brown and the rest are featured on this important, new book release.<p>Hailed by its publisher as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide on the subject of servant leadership ever produced," the newly-released <i>Servant Leadership in</i> …

Our Webinar On Equitable Grading For ELLs

Diane Staehr Fenner has just published this video of the Webinar she and I did yesterday on Equitable Grading For ELLs.<p>You might also be interested …

'Learning Follows a Spiral': Doug Fisher Nancy Frey on Learning Transfer

'Learning Follows a Spiral': Doug Fisher & Nancy Frey on Learning Transfer<p><i>Editor's Note: This is the sixth post in a series called "A Look Back." In</i> …

How to disagree well: 7 of the best and worst ways to argue

A classic essay defines different ways to disagree, from the worst to the best, with lessons that ring true in our divisive times.<br>Read More

The Nine Types of Intelligence Every Person Has

When you think about it, intelligence is a fairly broad term. Most of us are completely sharp in some areas but dull in others. Psychologist Howard …

Artificial Intelligence

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What Are Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance?<p>Grit, tenacity, and perseverance are multifaceted concepts encompassing goals, challenges, and ways of …

How To Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects

Chris was a shy, introverted student in my senior-level English class. Throughout the course I saw Chris raise his hand during a class discussion …

Pedagogy

The five-paragraph fetish

Writing essays by a formula was meant to be a step on the way. Now it’s the stifling goal for student and scholar alike<i>By David Labaree</i>Read at Aeon

This Map Shows the Average Income in Every State—and What It's Really Worth

$50,000 goes further in Ohio than New Hampshire.<p>Geography can transform a paycheck. That is: How much your wages are actually worth depends largely …

How Cities Are Divided By Income, Mapped

Three types of visualizations show the stark economic disparities in U.S. cities.<p>In Philly’s Center City live its richest residents—those who can pay the premium for that walkable, amenity-rich, green neighborhood. But just across the river, blocks away from the lush, expanding campuses of the …

10 Principles for Leading Through Change: A Navy SEAL's Approach

Dealing with change can suck on any battlefield. Here are 10 principles for success.<p>It wasn't long after I left the SEAL Teams, attended graduate school and started my first company that I realized <i>change</i> is a consistent reality in today's more volatile and disruptive business landscape. It affects …