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Both "Puck" and "Judge" were weekly magazines during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. "Puck" was founded by Joseph Keppler, a …

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Show This Insanely Viral Video To Anyone Who Doesn’t Understand What ‘Privilege’ Means

This teacher’s tactic makes effects of privilege clear<p>In 2017, the concept of privilege is a hot button issue. Yet despite how frequently the term is …

Viral

Yes, coffee is actually good for you — here's what science has to say about it

Is coffee actually good for you? How many cups a day is considered healthy? Is drip coffee worse than espresso? Joe Avella and Jessica Orwig answer these questions and more on the Facebook series "Science the $#!* out of it."<p>Turns out, coffee is good for you. But there's more to the story. There's …

Coffee

Scientists find that tripping on mushrooms is a promising way to treat depression

Psilocybin—the naturally occurring psychedelic compound in hundreds of kinds mushrooms—has been reported to show promise as a treatment for depression. Now researchers are trying to find out more about how that works.<p>Scientists looking at how the brain responds to psilocybin gave 19 patients two …

Depression

How Listening to Podcasts Helps Students Read and Learn

High school English teacher Michael Godsey’s favorite work by William Shakespeare is Hamlet. But a few years ago, he stopped teaching his students …

Teaching

What does a great historical inquiry question look like?

Just finished a great two days with Rich Cairn from the Collaborative for Educational Services. Together with a small group of middle and high school …

Teaching

Untether from Your Location With A VPN

By now, most of us know the perks of using a VPN: they make private one’s online activity (at least from your ISP’s point of view, probably), and …

VPNs

Why I'm skipping wireless charging on my iPhone 8 Plus

I've had the iPhone 8 Plus for about a month now, and while on launch day I thought I'd be most excited about wireless charging, I've found I've …

Gear & Gadgets

Are you afraid of the future? Pope explains why you shouldn’t be

Christians should live each day in wonder, and never boredom, Francis says at audience<p>A Christian, certain in his faith that one day Our Lord will …

Christianity

6 Problems with our School System

YouTube

Smartphone-controlled paper airplanes prove everything is better with Bluetooth

Adding Bluetooth, a propeller, and steering to a paper airplane is the future we always dreamed of. A Kickstarter project, PowerUp Dart, is a Bluetooth-enabled paper airplane kit that makes the 12-year-old in all of us smile. And so far, it’s raised over a million dollars in crowdfunding, with 7 …

Gear & Gadgets

28 Catholic Artists That Will Rock Your Playlist (Updated!)

Catholic Music Cool Enough To Listen To Even When You’re Not At Church<p>Catholic music that will inspire your prayer time, draw you into worship, and …

Planning For Critical Thinking: A 5-Step Model

Planning For Critical Thinking: A 5-Step Model by TeachThought Staff Like anything else that you’d like to see happen in your classroom, promoting …

Critical Thinking

Schools should be more teacher-centred.

The idea that schools should be more teacher centred has been gathering momentum in my thinking. In fact, the whole education system should be more …

Teaching

Using the Do Now for Retrieval Practice–An Update from Alex Laney

Remembering Starts with Forgetting A year or so ago I wrote a post about <b>Alex Laney</b>’s Do Nows at <b>Smith’s Wood Academy</b> in Birmingham, England. Since …

Memory Loss

Retrieval Practice: A Teachers’ Definition and Video Examples

Retrieval Practice: Image via Oliver Caviglioli We’ve been reading up a lot on <b>retrieval practice</b> lately. Hopefully we’re not alone in that. From a …

Memory Loss

Gasping for life: Syria's merciless war on its own children

<b>Editor's note: This story contains extremely graphic images of dead children.</b><p>She stares off into the distance as she gasps for air, her tiny chest heaving desperately to take in more oxygen. Her eyes are wide and unflinching, her pupils constricted, the panic behind them clear.<p>The little girl looks …

Syria

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing

Teachers in Littleton, Colorado — like teachers in many places — are increasingly asking students to read and write online. Free tools like Google …

Literacy

' Too many teaching methods are based on myths and assumptions – it's time to wake up to reality'

I always take pleasure in seeing teachers being celebrated for their hard work and contribution. Although I was travelling for much of World Teachers …

Teaching

10 Characteristics of Learner Centered Experiences

Education Reimagined defines the paradigm shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered as shifting how we see learners and their critical role in …

Pedagogy

5 Great Uses for Canva in the Classroom

What is Canva you ask?<br>In the companies own words “An amazingly simple graphic design tool.”<p><b>Five Great Reasons to Use Canva in the Classroom</b><p><b>Easy to Use</b><p>…

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Teachers have long known that rote memorization can lead to a superficial grasp of material that is quickly forgotten. But new research in the field …

The Brain

11 Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies

Do unresolved behavior issues keep you awake at night thinking about what strategies might enhance responsible decision making and increase academic …

Teaching

Assigning More Writing—With Less Grading

Writing is complicated. Depending on the study you read, strong writing requires a mastery of 28, 34, or 47 distinct skills. The fact that …

Writing

Motivating Ourselves to a More Epic Classroom

<i>Trevor Muir on episode 161 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterTrevor Muir …

Storytelling

3 Ways to Lead Project Based Learning

Learning

How to find out what Facebook knows about you

The social media behemoth is watching.<p>With more than 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook can keep tabs on nearly a third of the world's population. Whether you visit the social network daily (as 1.32 billion people do) or only log on to RSVP to events, you should be aware of how much of your …

Facebook

Which caffeine source gives you the best boost—and the tamest crash?

When it comes to the best way to get a quick caffeine fix, most people have pretty strong feelings about their preference. Coffee drinkers almost …

Coffee