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19 Young Adult Books Everyone Should Read, No Matter Their Age

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Reading Fiction Whole

Published Online: February 29, 2012<p>Published in Print: February 29, 2012, as <b>Reading Fiction Whole</b><p>A language arts teacher uses a 'whole novels' …

12 Must-See TED Talks for Teachers

Looking to intrigue tomorrow’s first period class? Want to connect with that student sleeping in the back row? Tasked with giving a presentation at …

Language

How Stress Changes A Student's Brain: The Neurology Of 'Pressure'

<b>How Stress Changes A Student’s Brain: The Neurology Of ‘Pressure’</b><p>by J<b>udy Willis</b><p>From neuroimaging and correlated neurocognitive research, we’ve seen …

Pedagogy

The Amazing Ways Your Brain Determines What You See

Perception underpins everything we think, do, believe, know, or love, says neuroscientist Beau Lotto.<p>Terms like “deviant” and “misfit” are normally freighted with negative connotations. But neuroscientist Beau Lotto explains in his new book, <i>Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently</i>, that it is our …

Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage

It took an explosion and 13 pounds of iron to usher in the modern era of neuroscience.<p>In 1848, a 25-year-old railroad worker named Phineas Gage was blowing up rocks to clear the way for a new rail line in Cavendish, Vt. He would drill a hole, place an explosive charge, then pack in sand using a …

The Brain

The Best Videos For Educators In 2017 – So Far

Another day, another mid-year “Best” list (you can find all 1,700 Best lists here).<p>You might also be interested in:<p>I’ve also written a guest post for …

The Point Of School Isn't To Get Good At School: Transfer As The Goal Of Education

<b>The Point Of School Isn’t To Get Good At School</b><p>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b><p><i>Ed note: On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential</i> …

Fantastic Collective Nouns for Animals

5306927516001<p>From shiver and tower to bloat and smack, groups of animals are called some strange things.<p>Dumbo octopuses are named for the …

Amazon Education Publishing

Chris Haroun<br>MBA Professor<p>“I’ll never use a publisher. I love using Amazon because I am able to price content low enough that students get access to …

I made my classroom look like the real world…and test scores soared

<i>Anthony Johnson is an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Below, he describes his innovative classroom</i> …

Teaching

Brain-Based Practices for Leaders

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Milotich<p>Brain-Based Practices for Leaders introduces seven leadership practices that work. We explain the research behind why each practice works and offer suggestions on how you can use it to improve personal and professional success.

Middle School

Narrative Nonfiction

<i>More than a decade has passed since American Educator featured the work of Joy Hakim, a writer whose nonfictional accounts of history and science</i> …

A Powerful Tool

It had been a memorable summer on the Zuckerman farm. Wilbur the pig had spent his day eating the best slops the farm had to offer. The goslings had …

Teaching

Reimagining the Modern Classroom

The seats, space, and stuff that idyllic learning environments are made of<p><i>This is the fifth installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars, content, homework, and teachers.</i><p>We asked prominent voices in education—from policy makers and teachers to …

Education

The Writing Process Isn't Linear. Let's Stop Telling Students That It Is.

If you conduct an online image search for “writing process,” you’ll find many charts that lay out the steps—brainstorming, drafting, revising, …

These are some of the ways you can support public education

Yesterday, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as our new Secretary of Education — despite having never gone to public school, having never sent her children …

How Students Critiquing One Another’s Work Raises The Quality Bar

Too often, when students produce school work, they turn it into a teacher for a grade and move on. And after the teacher spends time evaluating the …

Teaching

Chat Calendar CST - Education Chats

This is the official site for managing the COMPLETE list of twitter education chats. It is managed by a group of educator tweeps who care about …

Opinion: Want to Empower Women Worldwide? Give Them Access to Contraceptives

Melinda Gates shares why she advocates for over 225 million women around the globe who still lack access to modern contraceptives.<p>Tune in to <b>Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric</b> on Monday, February 6 at 9/8c to explore the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.<p>Like most women I …

Hypothes.is – a digital annotation tool for collaborative and active reading

To define annotation it is when you add notes, comments or opinions about a piece of writing, or a drawing, photo, or diagram. Often these are …

Education Technology

6 Things to Stop Doing in Order to Be a Better Teacher

This list may seem obvious, but it is surprising how many teachers can become oblivious, in the midst of life in the classroom. Let’s take time to …

Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

Now we turn to the benefits of helping students who find school difficult maintain a positive mindset as they persist in the sometimes hard work …

Essentialism

• <b>Author:</b> Greg Mckeown<p><b>INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER</b><p>Have you ever felt the urge to declutter your work life?<p>Do you often find yourself stretched too thin? <br>Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? <br>Are you frequently busy but not productive? <br>Do you feel like …

Followers Don’t See Their Leaders as Real People

Great leaders, especially in large organizations, aren’t really people. They’re mental images.<p>They may be flesh and blood to the senior team and the assistants in the C-suite, but to people in outer orbits, from operational departments to business units, they are imaginary constructs. Employees …

Leadership

Smarter Faster Better

• <b>Author:</b> Charles Duhigg<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think—with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life.</b><p>At the core …