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4 Phrases All Teachers Say and No Students Understand

Think you have teacher clarity? Here are four Phrases All Teachers Say and No Students Understand

Pedagogy

Can We Think Critically Anymore?

In a May 2015 <i>New Yorker</i> article, satirist Andy Borowitz warned of a “powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of …

It's time for a slow teaching revolution 

We have slow food, slow travel, even slow journalism.<p>Responding to the relentless 'McDonaldisation' of the world, the slow food movement reminds us of the value of locally produced, seasonal food, just as slow travel brings us back in contact with the local communities and local traditions we miss …

20 hours in the biggest Skyrim mod ever, Enderal

The best part of Oblivion mod Nehrim was when I turned into a kid. In flashback I explored the village my character was born in from a first-person …

The Elder Scrolls

This Woman Grew A Lemon Tree Inside Her Own House. When You Hear Her Secret... So Simple!

Growing your own food at home is a great way to save money and cut down on harmful chemicals in your diet. Keeping an entire garden, however, can be …

Here Are Five Things You Should Never Do With a Turbocharged Car

If you own a turbocharged car, learn why you shouldn't do these five things.<p>The days where you needed to be an expert to drive a turbocharged performance car (like the first-gen 911 Turbo shown above) are long gone, but there's still some skill involved. If you want to preserve the life of your …

Your emails: Why don't electric cars have geared transmissions?

Brian Cooley explains why EVs lack geared transmissions and how these automobiles deliver power and torque.

8 board games to try if you love video games

<i>Owen Duffy is a journalist, dad and board game expert from Glasgow. His blog,</i> <i>Cardboard Sandwich</i><i>, is devoted to board games, card games, roleplaying</i> …

Board Games

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

Need to give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from a marvelous TED talk on--what else?--communication.<p>Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be …

Want to Get Out of Debt and Build Wealth? Cultivate These 5 Habits

If you want to get rich, the first thing to do is get out of debt--so your personal math works for you, not against you.<p>If you weren't born into wealth, and yet you want to know how to get rich, there's only one answer: Learn to become an entrepreneur.<p>Step number 1 on that journey is to make the …

LESS IS MORE FOR TEACHERS (and Better for Students!) – The Shift Paradigm Series

<b>Conjure an image of a school</b>. Visualize yourself entering a classroom. Students and a teacher are there. What do you see the teacher doing?<p>Chances …

Teaching

What Makes a Teacher Special to a Student?

<i>This is an installment of the Stories Teachers Share podcast. Listen above or on iTunes to hear how the story unfolds.</i>Great teachers are constantly …

Teaching

This is the mistake almost everyone makes when buying a new camera

The best single piece of advice I've ever received as a photographer wasn't about technique. It was about equipment.<p>It came from my friend and photo-mentor Candice Cusic, a wedding photographer and photojournalist who won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a Chicago Tribune team in 2000. I was getting …

Cameras

PS4 Virtual Reality Headset Has Strongest Games Lineup, GameStop CEO Says

Speaking today at the ICR Conference 2016 in Orlando, GameStop CEO Paul Raines talked more about the retailer's thoughts on one of the biggest trends of 2016: virtual reality.<p>Overall, Raines said GameStop is optimistic for the future of VR, hoping to work with the device's creators to sell the …

Bowie in America: how the US got under the singer's skin, and vice versa

David Bowie was dreaming of the country that would become his home since at least the 1960s. It fired his imagination, and his influence on US culture ran deep<p>“By the time I got to New York/I was living like a king,” sings David Bowie on Lazarus, his final single and also the title of the theatre …

3 Steps to Becoming a Coding Teacher

Note: grade levels are generalized suggestions.<p>2. Prepare Yourself and Your Classroom<p>Notice how I included resources above for adults to learn …

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

How Teachers Drain Motivation From Children and 7 Ways to Fix It

I first heard of Mrs. Queenie Johnson, M.A. through an amazing Brand Church Periscope, and I was instantly hooked by her charisma and knowledge when it came to branding, teaching, and parenting.<p>In this interview, you will learn from an educator of 11 years about how <b>you</b> can <b>naturally</b> motivate your …

Pedagogy

Finland’s teachers -- with less stress and more free time -- collaborate naturally

I was 21 and naïve. I had been offered a long-term job as a computer teacher at an urban elementary school outside of Boston, and I jumped at the …

8 Reasons to Try Traveling Solo

<i>Photo courtesy of sojourner73/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>According to an article by <i>The New York Times</i>, 24 percent of people traveled solo on their last vacation, up from last year's 15 percent. More and more people, of all different ages and backgrounds, whether …

21 Powerful Short Books To Change Your Mindset And Improve Your Life

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

15 Self Help Books To Make You Live A Greater Life

Kathryn Sandford<p>Career Resilence Coach who is passionate about thriving and growing in a complex world Read full profile<p>“A good book is an education …

Self-improvement

Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 1

The following warning should be affixed atop every computer in America's schools:<p><i>Proceed at your own risk. Don't accept as true what you're about to read. Some of it is fact; some of it is opinion disguised as fact; and the rest is liberal, conservative, or mainstream propaganda. Make sure you know</i> …

Critical Thinking

Improve Your Photography With These 5 Easy Techniques

Unless it's your full-time career, it can be hard to find the time to devote to your photography. Is there any way to sharpen your skills while …

5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development

<b>5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development</b><p>by <b>Joel Zarrow</b><p>Just as a teacher has to create conditions that support and encourage student …

Pedagogy

A Clean House With LESS Time Cleaning

Keep things clean without doing too much extra work.<p><b>1. Use your bath towels more than once.</b><br>Think about it: You use a towel after taking a shower, so it's not that dirty after one use. Provided you always hang it up and let it dry between uses, you can re-use a towel two or three times before you …

Cleaning

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …