Stephanie Hawkins

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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles (wouldn't it be great if there …

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23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

What Students Really Need to Hear

An interesting read!affective livingIt’s 4 a.m. I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep. But, I can’t. Yet again, I am tossing and turning, …

No-Cost Summer Travel for Teachers

What Experience is Right for You?<p>Are you new to the teacher workshop circuit? If so, peruse your options (see below for links to various …

Education

Teaching Students Not Standards

There's a lot that I like about the Common Core standards. For one, as a former high school English teacher, I'm thrilled by the literacy standards …

Artistic to the Core: Music and Common Core

I'm not a gambling person, but if I had to place a bet on <i>one</i> sure-fire method for engaging students, increasing test scores, reaching students who …

Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

All of us have had major classroom disruptions that try our patience and push our limits. These incidents can threaten our sense of control and …

How to Motivate a Young Musician

Inspiring school and home environments help students develop a sense of themselves as musicians, which prompts them to keep practicing.<p>1<p>SHARES<p>Given …

Flute

30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers

February, 2014<br>I just noticed that it has been a year since my last list of iPad apps for teaching music. Several new interesting music apps have seen …

A ridiculous Common Core test for first graders

Why are some kids crying when they do homework these days? Here’s why, from award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York. Burris has for more than a year chronicled on this blog the many problems with the test-driven reform in New York (here, and here and here and …

7 Things Music Education Majors Can Do to Become Employable

See what music educators around the country recommend to help prepare you to meet the job market head on.<p><b>1. Be an outstanding musician.</b> “As a music …

Flute

How to Use Evernote to Track Student Progress and Send Lesson Notes

Many of us have heard a litany of complaints regarding forgotten practice assignments:<p>“What do you mean I was supposed to learn this study?”<br>• “I didn't …

Learning music early builds up brain's reserves

Elderly who knew music were protected from normal decay in discriminating sounds<p>Childhood music lessons could pay off in protecting the brain against …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Artist Gives Old Books a Second Life By Making Sculptures Out Of Their Pages

These beautiful 3D sculptures of paper take a whole new look at the idea of a “pop-up” book. Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown alters old …

Orchestra Performs In Igloo With Instruments Made Of Ice

Deep in the freezing cold and snowy Lapland, Sweden, an Ice Orchestra holds its magical performances one would never forget. Violin, viola, cello, …

Children Read To Shelter Cats In The Heart-melting “Book Buddies” Program

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Pennsylvania, is running a beautiful incentive program called “Book Buddies” where children volunteer to …