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Teacher Quality Is a New National-Security Issue

Commentary<p>Years ago, when I first started to teach in a northern New Hampshire town, I had a class of seniors whose body language clearly …

When the Wicked Stepmother Fran Drescher Tells You to Get to Work, Better Listen

We all know about the wicked stepmother in the story of Cinderella, and how she orders poor Cinderella to do the cleaning and household chores. The role of the wicked stepmother in the Broadway musical <i>Cinderella</i> has just been taken over by one of America's most iconic actors, Fran Drescher, who is …

The Scary Side Effect of Skimping on Sleep

Veasey and her colleagues studied mice who were submitted to a sleep schedule similar to that of shift workers. They slept for short periods during inconsistent hours. The researchers found that sleeping for only brief periods of time caused massive brain damage: the mice lost 25 percent of the …

How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena

5 Multiple Choice &<br>3 Open Answer Questions<p>Learn<br>More<p>1 Guided Discussions &<br>33 Open Discussions<p>Create and share a new lesson based on this …

What If Standards Are Not the Problem?

The New York State Governor appointed a committee on Friday to advise him on how to fix the failed implementation. After a series of disastrous …

20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code

(Image credit: Flickr User Vauvau)<p>Isn't it amazing to see a baby or a toddler handle a tablet or a smart phone? They know how technology works. Kids …

Middle School

Learning Literary Terms With Taylor Swift

<i>This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools.</i><p><b>By Kiley Roache, Nazareth High School</b><p>Whether you’re prepping for the AP Literature exam, or trying to crank out that term paper on “The Great Gatsby,” recognizing and understanding …

The Type of Fat That Leads to Greater Weight Loss

New research suggests that where your fats come from matters just as much as how much you're taking in<p>iStock/Thinkstock<p>Since you're pretty much fluent in diet-speak, you know that consuming too much fat can lead to weight gain. But get this: According to new Swedish research, it's not just about …

Wish List: Piecing Together an Ideal School From the Ground Up

Here's what they learned.<p><b>1. INQUIRY WORKS AT ALL AGES</b><p>Brooke Peters taught kindergarten before embarking on this project, and has experience using the …

9 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn From These Beloved Classic Children's Books

Our very favorite children's books left an irreversible impression on our childhoods and on our lives. Some of our most cherished storybook characters are so real and palpable in our memory that it feels as if we were introduced to them yesterday. Beyond being gloriously entertaining though, the …

Share This With All the Schools, Please

A few weeks ago, I went into Chase’s class for tutoring.<p>I’d emailed Chase’s teacher one evening and said, “Chase keeps telling me that this stuff …

12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers

By Angela Maiers<p>Click here for my resources on how to make mattering THE agenda in your classroom, school, district or organization. It will change …

15% of U.S. teachers now use Remind101 to text students and their parents

Teens are fervent texters — they send thousands of texts a month and it is their dominant daily mode of communication.<p>Remind101 channels some of this texting fervor towards improving their performance in school. The company announced today that it has raised $15 million for its free platform that …

How do We Move from Getting Kids into School to actually Educating Them? Provocative New Book by Lant Pritchett

I approached Lant Pritchett’s new book ‘The Rebirth of Education’ with glee and trepidation. Glee because Lant is one of the smartest, wittiest and …

Education

Most Teens Aren't Active Enough, And It's Not Always Their Fault

Sure, you think, my kid's on a football team. That takes care of his exercise needs, right? Probably not.<p>"There are these bursts of activity," says Jim Sallis, a professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego. "But if you think about it, one hour of playing …

What Does It Mean That 1 in 4 Adults Didn't Read a Book Last Year?

0<p>SHARES<p>Last week, the Pew Research Center released its survey on America’s reading habits. Depending on whom you asked, the survey either exposed the …

Books

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Jackie Gerstein<p>From Jackie Gerstein's resource-rich site comes this sweet infographic depicting the skills we'd like to instill in our students. The …

You'll Want To Wash Your Hands Immediately After Reading This

Germaphobes, maybe you're on to something.<p>Sickness-causing bacteria and viruses can lurk on surfaces long after they're expelled in an infected person's sneeze or snot. Some can even stay on a surface for <i>months</i>, given the right conditions. While the ability of these microorganisms to actually make …

What Does It Take to Get Kids to Stop Skipping School?

A New York City pilot program found success by tracking and sharing student attendance data, assigning mentors, and communicating with parents.<p>When it comes to tackling the problem of chronic absenteeism, students who already have a track record of skipping class can be a particularly tough crowd …

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

<b>25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area</b><p>Reading is reading. By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds …

Teaching

10 Rockstar Teachers on Twitter

More and more teachers are turning to the rapid-fire world of Twitter as a platform for professional development and sharing philosophies. It's a way …

How to Fight a Cold

You Have a Cold—Now What?!<p>Feel better faster with these doctor-approved guidelines<p>Suck It Up<p>Unless you work with extra-vulnerable young kids or elderly people, a cold isn't enough of a reason to call in sick (sorry!). If you're otherwise healthy, you can suck up a little sniffling and sneezing. …

Want your child to do well in class? Make them walk to school! Pupils' cognitive performance improves if they go by foot over car

Encouraging your teenager to walk to school can help them do better in class – especially if they’re female. This is from the Daily Mail…<p>A study has …

Teens

Support Physical Education in School | The Benefits of PE in Education

Did you know that exercise can be a fountain of youth? Research has shown tha...

Did you know that exercise can be a fountain of youth? Research has shown that high intensity exercise, both strength training and cardiovascular, …

The Perks Of Coffee Drinks

Anything this good must be bad.<p>That's the prevailing attitude when it comes to caffeine, isn't it? We crave it. We guzzle it. Drinking coffee makes us feel good — better able to handle an overbearing boss or an unruly pack of toddlers. But then... we feel guilty about it, suspecting that sooner or …