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Why People Lie: Investigating the Truth About Deception

It was a clear summer night in Seattle, and my husband and I had gone to see a concert at a local winery with a couple we were just getting to know. …

Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85%

Jim Sporleder, principal of Lincoln High School<p>THE FIRST TIME THAT principal Jim Sporleder tried the New Approach to Student Discipline at Lincoln …

Parenting

Digital Trends Shifting the Role of Teachers

Complete Coverage<p>—Emile Wamsteker for Education Week<p>Digital content shifts educators into coaching, guiding modes<p>Chris Merkert, a veteran teacher who …

Stop the Madness: Please Don't Use This Word During (Or After) A Time Of Loss

Few words make me angrier than a word that is constantly used toward and within the bereaved community.<p>CLOSURE<p>As used today, "closure" refers to some magical, mysterious component that we are all assumed to be frantically seeking on our Healing Journeys. "Closure" has become some kind of ultimate …

CAPS Off to High School Students Who Embrace Entrepreneurship Early

<b>Co-Authored by Michele Markey, Vice President, Kauffman FastTrac</b><p>Poised. Articulate. Innovative. Confident. As the graduation season continues, it's not uncommon to hear commencement speakers lauding such praise on graduating high school seniors.<p>But, recipient of seed funding? Serial entrepreneur? …

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain, by Louis Cozolino

<i>In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.</i><p>The human brain wasn’t …

10 Online Tools to Master Language Teaching

<b>You can’t have fun teaching online without getting your hands dirty!!</b><p>As an online teacher, a great part of my work involves utilizing the best …

Education Technology

KQED

In a recent Pew study, most teachers surveyed said that courses and content focusing on digital literacy should be incorporated into the school …

Specialized High Schools Aim to Fill Career Gaps

NEW YORK—Erin Gehant is contagiously optimistic about the prospects for the school she will be running, to open this fall. This enthusiasm is one of …

Statue of Liberty

38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent

Sometimes we must turn to other languages to find <i>le mot juste</i>. Here are a whole bunch of foreign words with no direct English equivalent.<p><b>1.</b> …

Language

10 Awesome New Web Tools for Teachers

An easy online platform to write books, share stories and add photos and video. Also invite friends to co-write with you.<br>2- <b>Problem-Attic</b><p>Search by …

Why Is Psychiatry's New Manual So Much Like The Old One?

The American Psychiatric Association is about to release an updated version of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM helps mental health professionals decide who has problems such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.<p>Psychiatry's new manual, DSM-5, has been nearly …

How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly

Despite the fact that it’s currently the year 2013, and that our collective EdTech excitement is growing every single day, there’s still one aspect …