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How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea

Hattie thinks of the three inputs students bring to learning as “skill, will, and thrill.” And, while what a student already knows may be one of the …

Pedagogy

What Should I Buy For My New Makerspace? A Five-Step Framework For Making the Right Purchases

Community<p>What Should I Buy For My New Makerspace? A Five-Step Framework For Making the Right Purchases<p>By Laura Fleming     Jan 2, 2017<p>Shutterstock / …

Makerspaces

The Problem of ‘Living in the Present’

These days, many of us would rather not be living in the present, a time of persistent crisis, political uncertainty and fear. Not that the future looks better, shadowed by technological advances that threaten widespread unemployment and by the perils of catastrophic climate change. No wonder some …

Aristotle

9 Steps for Meal Prep Success

Got #mealprep goals, but not sure where to start? This practical, step-by-step meal-planning guide will help you get organized. Easy weeknight dinners, done.<p>Juggling a busy schedule can make it difficult to prepare healthy family meals, especially during the week. As a mom of three and a registered …

Cooking

Want to save money and grow richer? This is the best way to rank financial priorities.

Ready to get your financial house in order? You need to know where to start: how much money you really need at your age to meet your goals — and how …

10 Self-Editing Tips that Will Make You a Better Writer

I’ve been an editor for many years (don’t make me admit how many) and a writer for even longer. After even a few years in the game, every editor …

Language

These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model

Milton Bryant is the first to admit that implementing blended learning successfully didn’t come overnight. For the past four years, Bryant has been …

The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners

<b>Check out my Ed Week Teacher series, Teaching ELLs That ‘Science is a Verb’</b><p>I’ve just posted The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To …

Stop Chasing Students And Lead Them Instead

<b>Stop Chasing Students And Lead Them Instead</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Teachers are used to hearing about new ideas in education—changes in instruction, technology, …

Pedagogy

STEM students who learn by example may miss key concepts, study finds

No matter how smart, well-prepared or hard-working, many college students struggle with rigorous introductory science courses because their approach …

Solving the Mystery of Underachievement

Why work hard enough to earn an A when a D will suffice for college admission?<p><i>As enrollment in higher education reaches record-levels-69.7 percent of all high-school graduates in 2016, a hidden danger awaits thousands at the starting line: Being "eligible" for college admission doesn't mean that</i> …

6 Tips For Keeping Your Students Engaged in Class

By implementing a few new engagement techniques, teachers may be able to encourage students to be more engaged in class and to put an end to …

Stop telling your child they're 'amazing'. Instead, say this.

Is praise always good?<p>A new study presented at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference showed regular parental praise, specifically five times a day, improves a child's well being. The study, based on England’s De Montfort University’s Five Praises campaign, surveyed 38 parents of 2- …

stoptelling

Make Your Own Word Search in Google Sheets

Just for fun, I coded a Word Search from a Google Sheets spreadsheet. You can use my template to create your own Word Search. Make Your Own Word …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – 5 Ways to Use Padlet in School

Padlet is a versatile, collaborative tool that I’ve been using for years with students in my classroom and teachers in my workshops. Over the last …

The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students

<b>Four ways to give ELL students feedback on their writing is the headline of one of my latest Teaching English – British Council posts.</b><p>I’ve been …

Anyone Can Be a Math Person Once They Know the Best Learning Techniques

<b>Po-Shen Lo:</b> I think that everyone in the world could be a math person if they wanted to. The keyword though, I want to say, is if they wanted to. …

Mathematics

Response: We Need to 'Initiate Wonder in the Classroom'

<b>(This is the first post in a three-part series)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>How do we help our students develop creativity?</i><p>Parents, teachers and …

Teaching

New G Suite Apps to Boost Your Effectiveness

G Suite has recently released two features that allow teachers to meet these criteria and maximize their instructional time: Google Cast for …

Dealing with a 'Culture of Fear'—Administrators on PD in the Age of Blended Learning

column | Community<p>Dealing with a 'Culture of Fear'—Administrators on PD in the Age of Blended Learning<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Mar 15, …

Why Can't Teachers Make Decisions on Their Own?

Too often leaders don't involve teachers in the decision making process and then get mad at them for always asking what it is that leaders want them …

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Feeling Inadequate With Your Writing? Follow These 9 Tips.

The first step to better writing is reading.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Frustration. Angst. Embarrassment. Anxiety. Fear. Insecurity.<p>I felt all those emotions every time I had to write an email, proposal, letter or anything else in my first high-profile …

Creative Writing

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

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A Dozen 20-Minute Workouts You Can Do at Home

Of all the reasons people skip a workout, the weakest is saying, “I couldn’t make it to the gym,” as if the only way your body will ever get faster …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

1. Dim the lights in your room<p>This might seem obvious, but it bears repeating: One of the worst things you can do for yourself at night is keep the …

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Meditation