Kimette Witt

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30 Day Kettlebell Workout

New year, new you.<p>Oh wait… it’s damn near summer. Well, no worries — it’s always a good time to make an effort and create a new you.<p>And what better way than through getting rid of any stubborn body fat, building muscle, and feeling way more athletic?<p>This workout only requires ONE PIECE OF …

The Write Practice - The Write Practice

We’re on a characterization kick this week on The Write Practice. Today, we’re going to continue to delve into the lives of our characters by going …

Writing

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter in Every Way

It’s almost unbelievable that in this day and age almost everyone is carrying around a library of knowledge, richer in resources than that of the …

Lists You Need to Make for a More Satisfying Life in 2016

I wasn’t always a list-maker. For most of my life I’ve been more of a scraps-of-paper-notes-everywhere-and-5-unfinished-journals-at-a-time type of …

Productivity

Covalent Bonding and Electron Shells: Definitions, Relationship & the Octet Rule - Video & Lesson Transcript

Energy Levels<p>The octet rule states that atoms strive to have eight electrons in their outer shells<p>Before we start this lesson, let's refresh your …

Covalent Compounds: Properties, Naming & Formation - Video & Lesson Transcript

Before we begin, take a couple breaths. Think about what you are breathing in and breathing out - what is the stuff we inhale and exhale? If you are …

Ancient DNA deciphers our past

Huge advances in the ability to gather and decode ancient DNA from humans and animals have meant a paradigm shift for science, writes Annie …

The maths teachers of Shanghai have the perfect formula for learning | Nick Gibb

Those who try to dismiss their methods using crude national stereotypes should instead consider what UK educators could learn<p>Earlier this month, I welcomed 68 secondary mathematics teachers from Shanghai to England. They had just touched down to spend three weeks teaching in our secondary schools. …

Education

'Show us that you care': a student's view on what makes a perfect teacher

Ofsted has its own ideas about outstanding lessons, but what young people love about teachers is quite different<p>The perfect teacher. In Ofsted’s eyes, that probably means exemplary lesson plans and 30 immaculately marked books with targets for improvement. But, as a 16-year-old, I’m not sure I …

Teaching

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Getting Started<p>Sharing Resources<p>The nonprofit Creative Commons offers free, easy-to-use copyright licenses that allow you to specify which rights to …

Education Technology

Hey teacher, would YOU be a student?

If you ask me, the elephant in the classroom, especially high school classrooms has always been the fact that <b>teachers would rarely choose for</b> …

A 3-D Vision for Education 2.0

Experiments with new technology in New York and Georgia set the stage for an evolutionary leap toward classrooms and teachers that learn their students.<p>Illustration: Dale Edwin Murray<p>Diabetes in the Digital Age<br>• Diets and Data: Counting More Than Just Calories<br>• Why You Can No Longer Blame it On The …

As Long As There Are Teachers, There Is Life

Russell Watkins/Department for International Development<p>For most of my career in education, easy clichés about school, well-worn phrases about its importance, and rote messages of uplift and inspiration flowed fairly easily from me. Then I went to the Middle East.<p>At the invitation of the State …

Here's How Your Dog Really Feels About You, According To Science

Image: Yaisin Bulut via Getty Images<p>Let’s talk about puppy love. Not youthful romance, but the love between a person and his or her pooch. As every dog lover knows, canine companions make for some of the best friends we could wish for. They play with us, cuddle with us, listen to us and make us …

Definitely Not Her Mama's Report Card ‎

Recently, a parent in my community wrote about his delight in receiving a report card for his child on which the teacher actually wrote a few personal comments about his daughter. I remember receiving those kinds of reports cards when my children attended elementary school. Now all my grandkids …

Spacesuit Punctured? No Problem. NASA's Working on Self-Repairing Suits

In the book and hit movie "The Martian," astronaut Mark Watney is knocked for a loop by a Red Planet dust storm and separated from the rest of the …

Why Sadness May Lead to Physical Disease

Feelings of stress and sadness have been linked to an increased risk for several health problems, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, and heart …

3 Implications of Memory-Boosting Devices

In fall, DARPA announced a major success in its Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program. Researchers implanted targeted electrical arrays in the brains …

Solar energy from discarded car batteries

MIT researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car …

Watch How Water Behaves in Zero Gravity

In the world of zero gravity, everything looks a whole lot different—and when it comes to water, the results are spectacular.<p>The Royal Institution …

Welsh Government

Scientists Create Injectable Foam To Repair Degenerating Bones

Researchers in France have developed a self-setting foam that can repair defects in bones and assist growth. Eventually, this advanced biomaterial …

Why we might not know if the Earth is experiencing a mass extinction

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Yale News.</i><p>A Yale-led study urges scientists to move their focus from species extinction to species …

Extinction

Polymer breakthrough could revolutionize water purification

We've all seen the Febreze air fresheners, which employ a derivative of corn starch to trap invisible air pollutants in the home and remove unwanted …

Nanotech

Earth - Which animal is the deadliest hunter on the planet?

For cat owners, it’s not hard to imagine that the deadliest hunter on Earth has four paws and whiskers. Especially if your moggy likes to bring you ‘gifts’. Certainly, a little birdy is likely to agree: The Mammal Society have estimated that the UK’s 9 million pet cats could bring home 92 million …

NASA released a spectacular new image of the Earth from the moon

From the surface of the moon, the Earth never rises or sets.<p>Our satellite is locked in place by our planet's gravity, so only one side is ever visible. This is why we can never see the dark side of the moon.<p>From the view of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), however, it can look like the …

Canine copycats can mirror other dogs' emotions

<b>Dogs can copy each other's expressions in a split-second just like people, showing signs of basic empathy, according to Italian researchers.</b><p>Mimicking each other's facial expressions is a human habit, which helps people to get along.<p>Dogs do the same to bond with other dogs, scientists report in the …

NASA wants to grow potatoes on Mars

Nasa and the International Potato Center (CIP) are taking the reins on the experiment, which will also be used as a stepping stone to learning how we can grow crops on the Red Planet itself.<p>The team, which is basing its experiment in Peru, is hoping to raise awareness of the resilience of potatoes, …