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15 YA Books You'll Want To Add To Your Summer Reading List

Find your perfect poolside pick.

Books

How to transfer your Evernote notes to Apple Notes

If you ask me, there's no compelling reason for most iPhone and Mac users to pay for Evernote when Apple Notes offers a lot of the same features and costs nothing. (Apple Notes does use your iCloud account storage, but it'll take up a negligible amount of space.)<p>So, how do you make the switch if …

Emma Watson's Feminist Book Club: We Are All Learning Together

It’s been three months since Emma Watson launched a global feminist book club on Goodreads. When Watson announced she would be doing this as a part …

Books

11 Summer Must-Reads for Young Readers

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of <i>Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry,</i> by Mildred D. Taylor. Taylor, one of the first …

Where the World’s Slaves Live

A new report estimates nearly 46 million people live in contemporary slavery, more than half of them in five countries.<p>This year, researchers surveyed residents of 15 states in India and asked them what it is like to live in conditions of contemporary slavery—the term used to describe human …

John Green fights back against banning of Looking for Alaska

John Green’s Looking for Alaska has been named the most challenged book of 2015 (challenge meaning someone requested to have the book removed from a school or library) in a survey by an American Library Association. Most complaints were for “offensive language” and “sexually explicit …

Books

An Open Letter to Donald Trump From an American Government Teacher

Mr. Trump,<p>Since you announced your candidacy for president, teaching high school social studies has become more interesting. Other than comedians, students have gained more from your White House run than anyone.<p>As a high school American government teacher, I recognize that you are in a great …

The best young adult books of 2015

<b>How many of our best YA books of the year did you read in 2015?</b><p><b>Reveiws by Martin Chilton (and Rebecca Hawkes, where stated). The list is in no particular order.</b><p>See also: <b>best YA books of 2016</b><p><b>1. THE ART OF BEING NORMAL BY LISA WILLIAMSON (DAVID FICKLING BOOKS)</b> <br>Lisa Williamson's debut YA novel The Art …

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Holiday How-To: Paint Your Nails ‘Peppermint Mickey’ This Holiday Season

Heading to a holiday party this season? Or better yet, are you spending the holidays here at Walt Disney World Resort? If your answer to either …

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Incredible Literary Jack O'Lanterns

In the last two years, I’ve dabbled in making literary jack o’lanterns for our building’s Halloween party. Here are my attempts at The Lorax by Dr. …

Books

No, Cheese Is Not Really 'Like Cocaine'

If you’re looking for an excuse to wolf down that double-cheese pizza for lunch, you may have found it in a news story that’s gone viral. Among the …

17 New YA Books That Will Make Your Heart Happy

SORRY, BANK ACCOUNT. There's new books I need to buy.

Books

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My new favorite IT Band stretch and hanging out inside of a tunnel.

53 Comments June 20, 2015<p>The yoga class that I went to yesterday taught me my new favorite IT Band stretch.<p>My IT Bands get pretty tight regularly …

John Green's guide to summer books: See his list, plus one recommended beach read

Today, after this past weekend’s BookCon in New York and at the official start of June, it seems like a great time to talk about what we’re going to …

Why failure is crucial for a student’s success

If you’re at all like me, somewhere in your home you have at least one can of WD-40®, because the stuff works wonders. If you teach science, I …

Teaching

Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Thinking About Learning<p>In 2005, the National Academy of Sciences reviewed everything we know about learning in a paper called <i>How Students Learn</i>. In …

33 Magical Disney Decorations You Need In Your Life

Bring the magic of Disney home with you.

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Can music truly chime with reading?

Trying to lose yourself in a book amid the clamour of the 21st century is a challenge. A composer thinks he’s found a solution - soundscapes tuned to different genres<p>In an ideal world, I suppose, we’d all be able to read in peace and silence. But we live in a world full of engine noise, pneumatic …

Boxing Day

20 Of The Best Study Apps For The Plugged-In Student

<b>20 Of The Best Study Apps For The Plugged-In Student</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Teaching and learning through technology is a complex thing. Learning what, …

Apps

If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again

As a treat for Hanukkah last month, Sandra Stotsky took her grandchildren to the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton, Mass. They were wandering around aimlessly. The store in a suburb of Boston has 32,000 sq. ft, of books, but the kids had no favorite authors, nothing they'd been longing to read.<p>…

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Setting Intentions: A Powerful Tool To Help Us Learn

Recently, someone asked if I could describe exactly what I do the first time I introduce this routine. How do I frame it? What exactly do I say? …

This Little Girl Telling Off A Sexist Gaston At Disney World Is So Badass

"YOU'RE not marrying Belle," she shouts at him in the adorable clip.<p>Since being posted by YouTube user JonahAlmostFamous on Nov. 9, the video has gotten over 1.3 million views.<p>He adds, "Go do what you're meant to do in life. No more thinking for you, you've already done enough of that."<p>And when …

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8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

How to teach a young introvert

What should we do with the quiet kids? A conversation with Susan Cain on the future of classroom education.<p>Susan Cain sticks up for the introverts of …

This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

With a recycling bin and some scrap paper.

Teaching

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend<p>Maya Angelou, the renowned poet and author, passed away this morning at age 86. Celebrate her life and honor her legacy with these 10 motivational quotes—they're guaranteed to stir up feelings of determination, pride, and compassion.<p>"Success is liking yourself, …

Teachers: 5 Ways to Ease Back into School

#1 Take Little Steps<p>For some, a cold plunge back into work and teaching might be the only way. For others, the shock can be alleviated by slowly …

Here's Amazon's Pitch for Its New E-book Subscription Service

The big question: Why is Amazon selling this for $10 a month instead of bundling it into Prime?<p>Amazon has formally unveiled “Kindle Unlimited,” its $10-a-month e-book subscription service.<p>We first heard about this earlier this week, when GigaOm’s Laura Hazard Owen surfaced promotional materials for …