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Pushing Learners to Think with Performance Tasks

Pedagogy has been at the forefront of my thinking and work as of late. Decades of solid research have laid the foundation for current studies that …

Pedagogy

The 15 most important exercises for men

1. Deadlift<p>Arguably the king of all exercises, the deadlift hits every major muscle group hard, and is perhaps the greatest test of strength there …

Midtown Manhattan

Google Forms: Link to Next Activity

Use the Confirmation Text in Google Forms What do students do AFTER they complete the Google Form? Take advantage of the confirmation text to direct …

Education Technology

21 Squat Variations So You Never Get Bored

[caption id="attachment_65468" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photos: Daily Burn[/caption]You can tell a lot about someone from how they perform a …

5 Best Bodybuilding Programs To Pack On Serious Muscle

For anyone who is looking to pack on some serious mass, one of their top priorities will be to determine what the best training method is. Here are 5 …

Bodybuilding

TOTAL BODY WORKOUTS WITH KETTLEBELLS

3 TOTAL BODY WORKOUTS WITH KETTLEBELLS [FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED]<p>I really love total body workouts. They allow you to accomplish a lot in a short …

Kettlebell Exercises

Here Is A Powerful Video Tool to Gather Students Feedback

Flipgrid is a video-based discussion platform you can use to engage your students in a wide variety of learning experiences. The way it works is very …

Education Technology

4 Video Options in Google Slides That Will Make Your Day!

Pinterest<p>Video Just Got an Upgrade in Google Slides!<p>This is a super-sweet G Suite treat! Just a few days ago, Google released some new video options …

Education Technology

Following Every Direction, Every Time

<i>The problem:</i> Difficulty following instructions is a hallmark of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children may seem to understand and …

Teaching

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

I read an interesting article in EdSurge last week about how current educational technologies do little to move learners beyond rote recall of …

Education Technology

60-Second Strategy: TUMS at the Door

YouTube

How to Create an eBook with Google Slides

Pinterest<p>Google Slides<p>Did you know that Google Slides can be used for much more than just presentations? Google Slides is one of the most flexible …

Education Technology

Google Slides to Link Help and Feedback

Do It In Google Slides Rather than using a Google Doc can I encourage you to consider Google Slides instead? What can you do in a Google Doc that you …

Education Technology

7 Must Have Google Docs Add-ons for Teachers

Google Docs is a popular tool among teachers and students and several of you use it in their daily instruction. It offers a number of interesting …

Education Technology

Tip: Two Surprising Exercises for Shoulder Health

These two moves can help you prevent and even eliminate shoulder pain.<p>Prevent and potentially eliminate shoulder pain by implementing the following …

Response: The Best Ways to use Video in Class

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>How should teachers use videos/movies in the classroom?</b><p>Videos can be a …

Teaching Students How to Work Together

The future of work is rapidly changing, largely due to Artificial Intelligence. Getting Smart recently released a paper and microsite explaining the …

The two moves that will keep you fit for life

How can you tell if you’re due a long and happy life? Advanced science? Cryogenics? Dr Michael Joyner, a physician and researcher with non-profit …

Cardiovascular System

Gain New Muscle Weight Using the 10 Sets of 10 Reps Bodybuilding Training Method

The 10 sets of 10 reps bodybuilding training method has been used in bodybuilding circles for years in order to break through plateaus and gain new …

Arnold Schwarzenegger

This Total-Body Ladder Workout Will Burn Some Serious Fat

Five exercises, 55 reps of each<p>"I love full-body workouts that you can get done in a short period of time," says trainer Bobby Maximus, author of <i>The Maximus Body</i>, which is designed to build serious muscle and burn fat insanely fast.<p>Here's one of his all-time favorite workouts, the Five Fifty-Five. …

New Metacognition Study & How I’m Thinking Of Applying It In My Classes – Feedback Welcome!

I write about – and try to encourage my students to use – metacognition (see Best Posts On Metacognition).<p>A study has just been announced that has a …

The Great and Powerful Graphic Organizer

Listen to this post as a podcast:<p>Sponsored by Write About and Peergrade<p><b>Some of our most powerful instructional tools have been</b> hanging around …

In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

When it comes to brain training, some workouts seem to work better than others.<p>A comparison of the two most common training methods scientists use to improve memory and attention found that one was twice as effective as the other. The more effective method also changed brain activity in a part of …

The Brain

Kettlebell Hip Hinge Drill

Coach Amanda Thebe is Breaking Muscle's Expert Coach in Residence. If you are a woman who is over 40 years old and want Coach Thebe to cover a topic …

6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric

An analytic rubric would break each of those general levels down even further to include multiple categories, each with its own scale of success—so, …

Pedagogy

You've Probably Been Taking Notes Wrong -- Here Are 5 Ways to Fix It

Disorganized or ineffective note-taking could be hurting your bottom line.<p>Product Manager at Kickdrum Technology Group<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the Information Age, one of the primary challenges we face is how to process and store all the data available to us …

Productivity

For Strength, Weight Loss, or Endurance: Total Body Fitness in 20 Minutes

Right here, right now, we’re telling you that “I don’t have enough time” is no longer an acceptable reason to bail on a workout. Whether your goal is …

Learning How Bullying Happens In Order To Prevent It

One in four students report being bullied, but not all say they are bullied the same way. And some students are more likely to experience bullying than others.<p>That's what one new survey found after posing questions to more than 180,000 students across 412 schools between 2012 and 2017. The data, …

Education

The 5 Best Upper Body Exercises That You Are Not Doing!

While there are a number of great upper body exercises out there that will surely help you reach your goals, such as:<p><i>Dips, bench presses, pull-ups,</i> …

Great Backpacking Foods You Can Find at the Local Market

*This post was originally written for The Outbound Collective.The hardest part of planning a backpacking trip is planning your meals. There are …

Backpacking