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iTeach: A Guide To The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become a permanent part of students' daily lives. Kids up to 8 years old spent almost an hour a day on mobile devices, Common Sense Media reported last year.<p>And the amount of time kids spend with screens only increases as they get older. On average, 13- to …

Education Technology

'What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?' Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech still resonates in 2018

“Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day?” Frederick Douglass asked a packed hall of fellow Americans in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1852, a full 10 years before Lincoln would sign an executive order freeing enslaved persons in southern and bordering states. Douglass, who …

Black History

10 Cauliflower Bites We Can't Get Enough Of — Recipe Roundup

I think it's pretty clear that we're obsessed with cauliflower here at Kitchn. We've turned it into rice, mashed "potatoes," pizza crust, soup, mac …

Cooking

BBQ Dry Rub Recipe

"My family has been making this dry rub for years. It is awesome on country-style ribs and pork steaks!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/4 cups white sugar<p>1 1/4 cups …

Project Based Learning Made Simple: 100 Classroom-Ready Activities that Inspires Curiosity, Problem Solving and Self-Guided Discovery for Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Students

The Best Grilled Ribs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together brown sugar, salt, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, and pepper in a small bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Rub ribs with olive oil, …

Why It Matters That A White Woman Called The Police To Starbucks

“Hi, I have two gentlemen at my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave. I’m at the Starbucks at 18th and Spruce.”<p>That’s what the manager of the Philadelphia Starbucks told the dispatcher when she called 911. It was 4:37 p.m., two minutes after Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson had …

Spring Slow Cooker Recipes

Warmer weather doesn’t mean you need to retire the slow cooker.<p>There’s no denying the power of the slow cooker. It can create rich flavor, beautiful …

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

<b>W</b>hen Simone Landrum felt tired and both nauseated and ravenous at the same time in the spring of 2016, she recognized the signs of pregnancy. Her beloved grandmother died earlier that year, and Landrum felt a sense of divine order when her doctor confirmed on Muma’s birthday that she was carrying a …

Pregnancy

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

Backpacking Gear Philosophy

I view backpacking equipment as a means to an end. And that end is to have the safest, most enjoyable experience I possibly can while out in the …

The Most Popular Classroom Q A Posts In 2017

The Most Popular Classroom Q & A Posts In 2017<p>Last week, I shared my personal choices for the Best Classroom Q&A Posts in 2017.<p>Now, it's time for the …

Teaching

Teachers Report Stressed, Anxious Students In The 'Age Of Trump'

This past spring, a history teacher in North Carolina was giving a lesson about Christopher Columbus. He covered how Columbus and his men enslaved and otherwise mistreated the native people of the island of Hispaniola.<p>One white student piped up: "Well, that's what needed to happen. They were just …

Education

Wonder Wings

<b>Recipe: Wonder Wings</b><p>We all love gathering around the tailgate to celebrate our teams, but arguably the best part of tailgating is the food. …

How the U.S. Government Locked Black Americans Out of Attaining the American Dream

The wealth gap between white Americans and black Americans is stark. The median white family has somewhere between 10 and 16 times the net worth of …

18 Things Parents Can Do to Make Their Kids Successful

Children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year.<p>This means that much of the rearing is still done at home.<p>In fact, …

Education

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Yoga

America is slowly sucking the life out of education—starting with its teachers

Education pays.<p>According to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), adults with a college degree are 10 percentage points more likely to be employed, and will earn 56% more on average than adults who only completed the end of high school. They are less …

Education

The best men's hiking boots you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Steven John/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>When I was sixteen years old, I travelled to Spain with a group of high school students to …

What Confederate Monument Builders Were Thinking

Southern leaders made it clear that statues were part of their early-20th-century effort "to establish white supremacy."<p>On the afternoon of May 27, 1901, the clerk of the Alabama Constitutional Convention read out a letter to the delegates written by educator Booker T. Washington and signed by 23 …

Confederate Statues Were Built To Further A 'White Supremacist Future'

As President Trump doubled down on his defense of Confederate statues and monuments this week, he overlooked an important fact noted by historians: The majority of the memorials seem to have been built with the intention not to honor fallen soldiers, but specifically to further ideals of white …

Rights & Freedoms

Where to Stay for Free Near 9 U.S. National Parks

Turn your next national park visit into an around-the-clock nature experience, without spending a dime.<p>The 59 U.S. National Parks, treasures of …

The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need

Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.<p>For years, my approach to email was like slaying a hydra. For every email I deleted, two more landed in my inbox.<p>Part of the problem, I knew, was the nature of my work. My team stands between two major …

Productivity

10 Expert Tips To Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet

A one-item to-do list, smarter ways to email, and productive procrastination: We’ve gathered the best ways to get more done this year.<p>There is no one definitive strategy to being productive, and it may take a little trial and error to find what works best for you. But if you’ve resolved to make …

Time Management

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

Teaching

Flashback Friday: 47 Brilliant Ways to Save Money on Dinner

You get home from work. You realize you still need to make dinner. But what should you cook? Naturally, you'll want something quick, easy, healthy, …

7 Ways You Stress Yourself Out

Experts gave us insight into practices you may think are harmless—but are in fact disrupting your peace of mind.<p>Robin Hilmantel, <i>Life by Daily Burn</i><p>I …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

What the Heck Is Inquiry-Based Learning?

Teachers who use inquiry-based learning combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement.<p>Let’s face it, when you ask a student something …

Remembering Michael Brown: Why Black Youth Are Branded As Criminals

Carl Suddler, <i>University of Delaware</i><p>Two years ago, on Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American teenager, was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Two years have passed since the recent high school graduate was denied the opportunity to begin …