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What Does Project Based Learning Look Like? - Center for Project Based Learning (PBL) - Sam Houston State University

Significant ContentStart with identifying your content standards. Ask yourself “what content is reflected on your state test?” and “What is important …

5 Ways To Instantly Increase Your Leadership Presence

Leadership presence, that illusive but “we know it when we see it” quality, is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that when combined, send all the right signals. It’s how you show up, how you make others feel, and how effectively you communicate both verbally and non-verbally. It’s the …

Charisma

The Easy Way to Make Your Retirement Savings Last

You can make your nest egg last for decades with as few as two index funds<p>It’s one of the most daunting financial challenges you’ll ever face: …

Word Fireworks: The Best Language App for Learning Characters

There are quite a few language learning apps available, especially if you want to learn French or Spanish. But what if you’re interested in learning languages that use written characters? Although I love learning languages, I had previously been unable to find a sufficient app for learning …

Can 1 Million American Students Learn Mandarin?

Obama just announced a new initiative promising just that — and all by 2020.<p>When U.S. President Barack Obama announced the 100,000 Strong Initiative …

Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips

Public Versus Private Relationship<p>Community organizers try to help people understand the difference between public and private relationships (I was …

7 Google Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about

<b>2- Inbox</b><p>Inbox is a versatile app created by Gmail team to provide users with an enhanced email experience. The app provides some cool functionalities …

Travel is the Best Education: Start Teaching Your Kids Today

In the northern hemisphere, it's back to school season. As you get back into school routines and slip back into your everyday grind, I'd like to entice you to think about how you're going to give your kids the world. Summer might be coming to a close, but family travel goes way beyond going on …

My Top 10 RV Rookie Mistakes

There’s only one first time for everything. Some first times are good, and you can’t wait for the next. Some are bad, and you quickly learn that you …

How To Calm Your Monkey Mind and Get Things Done

Comedian Drew Carey outsourced the development of his productivity strategy to David Allen, author of the cult classic, Getting Things Done: The Art …

Why Are They Disengaged? My Students Told Me Why

I used to think that when students were disengaged it was their own fault, and while sometimes that is still true, I have found in my years of …

Teaching

3 Simple Exercises to Combat Slumped Shoulders

<b>The purpose of this exercise is to correct scapular protraction.</b> If that sounds unfamiliar, scapular protraction is the fancy term for slumped, …

Six Blistering Bodyweight Workouts You Can Do in Under 30 Mins

One of the biggest reasons why people say they don’t exercise is because they don’t have time. Of course, we all have the same amount of time, and …

Workouts

7 Common Language Learning Strategies That Don’t Work (And How to Fix Them)

Here’s a common scenario: you decide to learn a language and tell your all friends and family your plans.Then they tell you about the “best” way to …

Language Learning

My Good Life: Retirement on the road

Kristin Henning and Tom Bartel retired from the magazine world to see the world.<p>We agree on most things most of the time. But deciding to sell our …

What Should The First Day of Language Class Look Like?

The always-on-point Laura Sexton (@SraSpanglish–follow her on Twitter) recently said during a #langchat session that, on a successful first day of …

Teaching

15 Best Kansas City Restaurants

1. Dine Like A Fairytale Come True At Novel<p>Novel Restaurant<br>815 W 17th St<br>Kansas City, MO 64108<br>(816) 221-0785 <br>Yelp: 5 stars, 122 reviews There’s only …

77 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Crazy schedules, long work hours, and tempting takeout menus make it tough to even <i>think</i> about cooking most nights during the week. Despite the …

Cooking

Crock Pot Picadillo

3 Freestyle Points 207 Calories<p>Picadillo, a flavorful Cuban dish made with ground beef and a sauce made from simmering tomatoes, green olives, bell …

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

<b>(AP/Jose F. Moreno)</b><p>How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>Alfie Kohn<p>August 16, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its …

Free TPRS Resources - Posters/Rubrics/Handouts

Posters

t.p.r.s. q&a

(I looked for an image for upset Spanish teacher and this was all I got)<p>Here is a comment from the SPANISH TEACHERS IN THE US page on Facebook. Here, …

How Do I do MovieTalk?

Movietalk is the single best, simplest add-on to t.p.r.s. there is. You can do it; your colleagues who don’t use tprs/ci can do it; here is <b>How To Do</b> …

Office Mix for Teachers – Interactive Online Lessons made simple

Educators are always on the lookout for new and engaging ways to teach their students and provide them with meaningful and assistive feedback. One of …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Entertainment<p><i>GQ</i>’s Zach Baron talks about it all with a generational icon.<p>By Zach Baron24 hours agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>These tested-and-approved picks …

Lifestyle

The $4,600 mistake most drivers make

Fifteen minutes can save you 15% or more — and you don’t have to become a Geico consumer to make that happen.<p>When it comes to car insurance, …

Personal Finance

Books and Articles by Stephen D Krashen

Science says parents of successful kids have these 9 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Kids