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Heading to Venice This Summer? Here's Where to Visit

Venice is a storied, centuries-old city with a hyper-modern international appeal, so it makes sense that annual visitors number in the …

Italy

Tuscany Winery Tours

Tuscany is a popular wine region and has a number of wineries that can be visited on guided tours. Here's a selection of guided winery visits from …

Wineries

47 Ways to Add Literary Charm to Your Wedding

Bookworm brides, you'll want to see this! We're not ashamed to admit we have a nerdy side, and we think book- and library-inspired details would make any engagement party, bridal shower, or wedding that much more of a page-turner. So if you're a bookworm like us, dive into these ideas for adding …

Weddings

18 Decadent Vegan Dessert Recipes

No matter how much we eat for dinner, there’s always room for a sweet treat. While most desserts are made from butter and eggs, plenty of vegan …

Dessert

What You Really Want to Buy in Florence

Writer and Traveler contributor Amanda Brooks shares her favorite shops in the Tuscan city.<p>I used to write off Florence. Until last spring, I didn't think it offered much beyond the historic museums and a few cozy but rough-around-the-edges restaurants. Then, I ended up there twice in one month for …

Italy

The Secret Side of Siena

Go deep inside the medieval city following the plot twists of Christina Lynch’s debut novel, The Italian Party.<p>“I think there’s a temptation to dismiss Tuscany—and Siena in particular—because images of that landscape have become ubiquitous,” not to mention co-opted by makers of everything from …

Italy

26 Delicious Gifts from Your Kitchen

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark<p>Melt chocolate, spread it out, and add your favorite toppings—that’s almost all there is to making bark. We added one …

7 Portable Snacks for Healthier Midday Munching

When a midday snack attack strikes, be prepared with good-for-you treats—both sweet and salty. Sure, it might be easy to satisfy between-meal …

Healthy Eating

How to Pick the Best Luggage for Your Next Flight

We’ve spent over 300 hours researching and testing luggage over the past three years to find the best bags for traveling the world. But the best …

Jessica Seinfeld Shares Her "V'ice": Get Her Recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Vegan Ice Cream

Ready to treat yourself to a frozen dessert that’s so good for you, it only <i>tastes</i> sinful? Here, Jessica Seinfeld, author of three <i>New York Times</i> …

TwitiKa.com

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 …

Creating a Welcoming and Intellectually Challenging Classroom

Veteran educators Dorothy M. Steele and Becki Cohn-Vargas offer this simple but powerful suggestion to build a more inclusive, equitable environment …

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

To change that is easier said than done. Working within an answers-based education system, and in a culture where questioning may be seen as a sign …

Pedagogy

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

Mental Health

What is school like for a child with learning difficulties?

The term “learning difficulties” is the hand grenade of education. Throw the terminology around and teachers, students, parents and school community …

10 Ways iPads Teach Kids With Learning Disabilities

By now, saying that “the iPad is a great tool for customizing the classroom” wouldn’t exactly be breaking news. But while this holds true for every …

Education Technology

How to Help Students With Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

The first time I encountered the term, “nonverbal learning disability,” I was in the middle of an intake call with a parent, and I had no idea what …

Teaching

Our Collection of Children's Songs

Life's A Real Dream<p>Lard Dog & The Band of Shy<p><b>Tell us about your music</b><p>I am the Human Lard Dog—also known as the alter ego of artist Steven Erdman—and …

Concerts

Resources on Learning and the Brain

Resources by Topic:<p>Understanding How Brains Develop and Learn<p>Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain: Watch a collection of videos about …

What Do Children Learn in a High-Quality Preschool Program?

Development<p>Your child continues to develop in many ways—physically, socially, emotionally, in language and literacy, and in thinking (cognitive) …

Teaching

8 Creative Ways to Get Reluctant Readers to Read

According to a study led by Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center, about 23% of 1005 participants (randomly called via landline and cell phone) had …

How Stress Affects the Brain During Learning

A fight or flight reaction may be useful in some situations, but it is highly detrimental in the classroom. Whether anxiety stems from test taking or …

Pedagogy

37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading

<i>“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”</i><br>― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons<p>As we …

George R.R. Martin

"Fitting In" PBL

The true focus of PBL is encouraging students to engage in inquiry, explore real-world contexts, and share their learning with others. In the …

5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

What Research Says<p>This leads me to educational researcher John Hattie, who wrote <i>Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning</i>. Through …

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Some researchers, however, believe that a third option, cognitive choice, is a more effective way to promote longer-lasting student autonomy. This …

Help Your Child Build Fine Motor Skills

Many of your child’s daily activities—like getting dressed, eating, and writing—require control of small muscles in the hands. We call these skills …