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The sole purpose and function of many educational application developers is to collect and analyze student data and assessments in order to help …

Going Beyond 'Learning to Code': Why 2014 is the Year of Web Literacy

In January 2012 the Mayor of New York tweeted, along with thousands of other people, that he planned to ‘learn to code’ during the course of that …

Why is math so hard for so many?

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>If you are someone who has long struggled with math, read on to find out why that might be so. This was written by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, a professor and director of graduate studies in psychology at the University of Virginia and author of “Why Don’t …

Education leaders deliver first TED Talks on PBS | TED Talks Education | PBS

<i>TED Talks Education</i> congratulates its speaker Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, who was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow on September 25, 2013, for …

The most important problem facing American children today

What is the most important problem facing American children today?<p>According to the Academic Pediatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is the effects of poverty on the health and well being of young people. But, they concede, there is no sustained focus on childhood poverty, …

What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools?

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>Finland’s Pasi Sahlberg is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?” In this piece he writes about whether the emphasis that American school …

The problem with rote learning in one sentence

From Page 101 of “Cognition: From Memory to Creativity,” by Robert S. Weisberg and Lauretta M. Reeves:<p>Rote repetition can result in some information being retained, although it is not a particularly effective method of encoding information into memory.<p>Why, then, are so many kids forced to learn …

Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School

Instead, help them channel their energy into productive tasks.<p>This year's end-of-year paper purge in my middle school office revealed a startling pattern in my teaching practices: I discipline boys far more often than I discipline girls. Flipping through the pink and yellow slips—my school's system …

Duncan Pushes Back on Attacks on Common Core Standards | U.S. Department of Education

Thank you, Clark. The work you are doing to help the next generation become more sophisticated in understanding the news is absolutely vital. To have …

Classroom Observations Are Not About Compliance

<i>"The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day."</i> Todd Whitaker<p>As much …

Beyond tests: How to foster imagination in students

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>The emphasis on using standardized tests are the chief metric of student progress (not to mention teacher effectiveness) is leaving behind one of the key purposes of education: to stimulate the imagination. Here’s a post on the subject from Marion Brady, a veteran …

Creating More Compassionate Classrooms

The number of decisions that teachers have to make in the course of a teaching day, or even during a ten-minute period, is enormous. Like so many …

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Age of Distraction: Why It's Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Perhaps the most well known study on concentration is a longitudinal study conducted with over 1,000 children in New Zealand by Terrie Moffitt and …

Pineapple and Unexpected Ways to Use It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We’re escaping winter this month -- in our kitchen at least -- and exploring tropical fruits. First up, pineapple.</i><p>The pineapple is a familiar symbol of hospitality; a popular myth …

The Mediterranean Diet for Every Day: 4 Weeks of Recipes & Meal Plans to Lose Weight

• <b>Author:</b> Telamon Press<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>Experience the amazing benefits of the Mediterranean Diet in just one month.<p>The Mediterranean Diet is certified as one of the healthiest diets by trusted organizations from the American Heart Association to the Mayo Clinic. With a focus on flavorful …

3 Exciting Ways To Add Whole Grains To Your Breakfast

Spoiler alert: None of them are watery oatmeal from Starbucks on the way to work ... again.<p><b>How to Make California Barley Bowl with Lemony Yogurt Sauce</b><p>SERVES 2<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1/2 cups / 255 g cooked barley, still warm<p>1 cup / 55 g bean sprouts, any variety (here, mung bean sprouts)<p>1/3 cup / 60 g crumbled …

Our Best Finger-Lickin' Chicken Wing Recipes

From bourbon-glazed to Korean-style, these chicken wing recipes—including our very best Buffalo wings—will satisfy your every gnawing desire.<p>We're making wings for the Super Bowl this year, and so are you. Because a Super Bowl party without wings is like a birthday party without a cake: it still …

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Menu for Jan. 11, Day 10 of the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

Day 10 of the Food Lover's Cleanse includes Greek yogurt, avocado and smoked salmon on crackers, and roast pork tenderloin<p><b>Breakfast:</b><p>Greek Yogurt with Spiced Pepita and Cashew Crunch and Mango<p><b>Lunch:</b><p>Frisee Salad with Potatoes, Apples, and Hazelnuts<p><b>Snack:</b> Avocado on Rye Crackers with Smoked</b> …

21 Meals With Tons Of Protein And No Meat

With at least 18 grams per serving, these meals prove vegetarians can have their protein and eat it too.

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

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Here's Mick Stingley with "10 New Foodie Trends For 2014!" It includes "Ladies Eating Alone," termites, <b>vinegar bars</b>, Raspberry Danish Burgers, and <b>higher prices</b>. [Esquire]

There Is A Cafe In London Where You Pay By The Minute, And All The Food Is Free

Welcome to Ziferblat.<p>Find out more about Ziferblat here.

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

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