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When is Christmas, why do we celebrate it and when was Jesus actually born?

Turns out people aren’t entirely sure when Jesus was born or even the date Christmas falls.<p>Nor do some realise that Christmas is a Christian festival.<p>…

Theology

The Revolt of the Maccabees: The true story behind Hanukkah

<i>This story was originally published in December of 2014</i><p>Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, celebrates the Maccabean Revolt (167-160 BCE), and …

Ancient History

Why Do Jews Celebrate Hanukkah?

<i>This article first appeared on the History News Network.</i><p>When asked which Jewish holidays they know, my students frequently name Hanukkah …

Theology

5 New Google Classroom Features Teachers Should Know About

December 9, 2017 <br>Here is a useful visual we published awhile ago featuring some of the new features added to Google Classroom during the second half …

M-learning

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Student Motivation

Yesterday, I published A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners, which brought together many of the materials<br>on that …

Teaching

15 Questions To Ask When Introducing New Content To Students - TeachThought PD

<b>15 Questions To Ask When Introducing New Content To Students</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>It just might be that in a society where information is abundant, thinking …

Pedagogy

How to Improve Your Teaching with a Curriculum Map

Curriculum mapping is a reflective process that helps teachers understand what has been taught in a class, how it has been taught, and how learning …

Teaching

Getting educational research right

Research can guide teachers, but it cannot determine what will work in their classrooms<p>by Dylan Wiliam @dylanwiliam<p>In debates about whether education …

Research

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

Parenting

Blended Play: New Website for Creating Online Games

Blended Play is a free online portal where teachers of any subject and grade level can create games to review material. There are currently four …

StumbleUpon

No, College Won't Prepare You for the Working World. Here's What Will

The brick and mortar university system is never going to be scalable. It's physically not possible.<p><i>Do you think university prepared you for your workplace and "real" world? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Learning

Victory Begins at Home - World War II Posters

01<p>of 15<p>Warning! Our Homes Are in Danger Now!<p>Promoting Home Front Contributions by Women to Victory Abroad<p>In World War II, posters promoted the idea …

Military History

Parent-Teacher Conferences Are Going Away, but is This a Good Thing for Working Moms?

Gone are the days when our grandparents had to hike miles through the snow to attend a one-room school. Thanks to technology, today’s students can …

Education

At one end of the keystone XL oil pipeline, there is a scene you must see to believe

Nebraska regulators on Monday approved Keystone XL, a 1,180-mile-long (1,900-kilometer) extension of the existing Keystone Pipeline operated by …

Oil

You might have more control over aging than you think — here are 5 things you can do to slow it down

• <b>Chromosome ends called telomeres prompt the aging process in cells.</b>• <b><br>Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn says we have more control over our telomeres than we think.</b>• <b><br>In her recent TED talk, she details some of the key ways people can live more healthful lives into old age.</b><p>Aging: it's largely your …

Longevity

The Most Common "Why Do" Questions People Are Asking In Your State, According to Google

Among its many uses, Google serves as a virtual therapist, animal behaviorist, and armchair physician, according to a new map created by the team …

Mental Floss

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The Surprising Reason We Shouldn't Use Laptops in Classrooms

More and more research backs up banning personal tech.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Academia, Computers & Social Networks<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>Step …

Education

Do Leaders Really Understand the Research They Promote? - Corwin Connect

How often have you heard the words “research-based” used in your presence? Are you tired of hearing them? If you often drop those words in a …

Pedagogy

Top 3 Retirement Savings Tips For 55- To 64-Year-Olds

Saving for retirement is a function that is often put on hold by those who feel they have sufficient time to start planning and saving later. While …

Retirement

Retirement Catch-Up: How To Start In Your 50s

OK, you're in your 50s and still have a job--maybe even a decent one--but the amount of savings you've put away for retirement is squat. Zippo. Nada. Is there any way you can avoid an impoverished old age or working until you drop?<p>The answer, fortunately, is yes. Even those getting a tardy start in …

Retirement

What Manifest Destiny Really Meant and How It Impacted America

Manifest destiny was a term that came to describe a widespread belief in the middle of the 19th century that the United States had a special mission …

History

The Best Resources For Learning About “Learning Strategies”

Self-efficacy, or the feeling of competence that you have the skills and ability to accomplish a task, is a critical element behind developing …

Teaching Strategies

Teaching Strategy<p>Gauge students’ understanding and interest in a topic by asking them to write down takeaways, questions, and something they enjoyed …

Medieval city plan generator

The Medieval city generator does just that, with the right balance of abstraction and detail to give your imagination space to put it to good use. …

Medieval

LifeStraw Water Filter Review

The LifeStraw is an inexpensive, easy-to-use, hollow-fiber water filter that is marketed as “ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping, travel, and …

Trails

Pedigree dogs don't just look good - they keep you alive for longer

To own a beautifully-bred English Setter or Springer Spaniel is to enjoy a certain social cachet.<p>People are more likely to come up and make conversation than they would if you are sporting a Pit Bull Terrier, and you will look the part at countryside events.<p>However, new research has identified a …

Dogs

These 4 Herbs Can Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer’s, Depression, Anxiety And Much More

More than ever before, we live under an enormous pressure of our hectic schedules.In our endeavor to successfully fulfill the numerous obligations, …

Alternative Medicine

Love the Outdoors? The U.S. National Parks Are Hiring

Get paid to spend your days in the great outdoors.<p>Have you ever wished you could spend your workdays surrounded by awe-inspiring nature?<p>You can now …

National Parks