Thomas Røst Stenerud

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The potential of iPads in maths? The limit does not exist…

It was a situation maths teachers across the country will recognise: I was in the middle of a lesson about graph transformations with a top set GCSE …

Math Class Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Solution

I love math, but I know that I’m unusual. Math anxiety is a rampant problem across the country. Researchers now know that when people with math …

‘The constant battle between being the teacher I want to be and being the teacher I have to be’

What keeps me awake at night? Exhaustion, stress, anxiety, deliberation. It’s difficult to step off the treadmill that is teaching.<p>The endless and …

Teaching

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Nye læreplaner: – Gi innspill!

Prosessen med å lage et nytt læreplanverk for grunnopplæringen er kommet godt i gang. De første skissene beskriver kjerneelementene i hvert enkelt …

5 moves to get the abdominal V-shape you’ve always wanted

Six-packs? So 2016. Biceps? Give us a break. This year, people are drooling over a muscle you might not have known existed.<p>The transversus abdominis …

Writing For Purpose: 5 Ways To Use Technology To Give Children A Genuine Audience.

When announcing a writing task, on a number of occasions, I have been asked by my students,<p><i>“Why do we have to do this?”</i><p>It’s a question that can …

Teaching

I learned how to do math with the ancient abacus — and it changed my life

A few years ago, I stood in a small basement classroom just outside of New York City, watching a high schooler named Serena Stevenson answer math questions in rapid succession.<p>An instructor read out numbers —<p>74,470<p>70,809<p>98,402<p>— and Stevenson added them in her head. For each question, she closed her …

20 Ways to Look Younger—Without Looking Like You’re Trying

Your Daily Stretches: #1 Hip Flexor<p>Stiff joints aren’t Inevitable as you age (despite any evidence you’ve seen at family reunions). “Release tight …

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot

A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future<p>In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines?<p>Children learn …

Social Issues

How I lost 12kg with this 20-minute workout

Having been a size four my whole life, it was disconcerting to see that my love for all things sweet (I’m Punjabi) and my sudden, slow metabolism had …

7 Time-Saving Strategies For Teachers That Put Students First

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Pedagogy

'Why whole-class reading beats a carousel – and seven ways to ensure it is successful'

Each time we open a book with children it is an opportunity to walk into a new world together, to explore the inner workings of great literary minds …

The Tyranny of Being On Task

Many years later, I taught in a school with a focus on project-based learning. Learning was messy and conflicts emerged as students worked together …

Pedagogy

The triple-threat workout to attack your abs from every angle

<b>Duration</b> 45–60<p><b>Exercises</b> 9<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>It’s 2017, and you’re determined to finally get the rock-hard abs you’ve always said you wanted. You’ve …

How to Adjust Your White Balance for the Most Common Types of Street Lights

You’ve likely noticed that most city street lights aren’t quite pure white. Some emit a warm, orange color, while others are cold and green. When …

Explore a Century of Fashion Photography at Condé Nast

From his earliest days as a publisher at the turn of the 19th century, Condé Nast was an astute talent scout, quick to grasp the possibilities …

5 Pieces Of Wisdom For Kindergarten Teachers

When you enter Marissa McGee's classroom, the first thing you notice is her connection with her students. They're delighted by her enthusiasm, they pick up on her sarcasm, and they often double over with giggles when she makes a joke.<p>And this is kindergarten. So McGee's students — her audience — …

Giving kids an hour of math a day adds up: Editorial | The Star

For years now Ontario’s elementary students have seen their math skills slide even as their reading and writing skills have soared. It’s a worrisome …

Research Finds Effects Of Homework On Elementary Students

Children, just like adults, can be depressed. Sometimes seemingly normal children with no major life issues can become depressed. It is the result of …

The Best Running Gear

Running is one of the most accessible forms of aerobic exercise: You can do it almost anywhere without needing a gym membership or expensive …

Aerobic Exercise

Nyttig samarbeidsskriving

<b>Ved å la elevene skrive sammen under heldagsprøvene, har prosessen og resultatene blitt bedre, skriver lærer Arne Jørgen Løvland ved Vågsbygd vgs i</b> …

More than 500,000 primary school pupils taught in 'super-size' classes

New analysis shows schools being forced to exceed statutory limit of 30 to meet demand, with Labour blaming situation on Tory ‘fixation’ with free schools<p>More than half a million children are being taught in “super-size” classes of more than 30 pupils as overstretched primary schools struggle to …

Education

Teach your kids to code with this neat Minecraft lesson

Minecraft, which innocently started out as a vast open-world block-based game, is probably the closest thing to crack cocaine for kids. Its popularity with the grade school set is likely what helped it become one of the best-selling games of all time, turned the game’s developers, Mojang, into a …

Neat

You’ve Never Done a 7-Minute Abs Workout Like This Before

Get ready to feel the burn throughout your core the entire time<p>One of the best ways to score a chiseled core: crawl.<p>This abs workout consists entirely of bear crawl variations. It’s called a “flow complex,” says <i>Men’s Health</i> B.J. Gaddour.<p>So you’ll do one version of the movement—for example, a bear …

Why iPads And Chromebooks Won’t Save the Classroom

The founder of Kano, a kid’s computer, says DIY is better than off-the-shelf.<p>Alex Klein is the co-founder and CEO of Kano, which creates computer and coding kits for all ages, all over the world. His reporting and writing has appeared in <i>Newsweek</i>, the <i>New Republic</i>, <i>New York Magazine</i>, the <i>Nation</i>, the</i> …

70 Practical Things Every Teacher Should Know

<b>Dear David: Here Are 70 Practical Things Every Teacher Should Know</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>Recently I found out that my best friend is in school to become a …

Teaching

Silicon Valley billionaires are appalled by normal schools — so they've created this new one

Kids take attendance on an iPad, complete a "playlist" of activities, and learn 3D modeling software to design a playhouse for the class pet.<p>Founder and CEO Max Ventilla previously helmed the personalization team at Google, where he helped build Google+ and other products that make the internet …

Online Education

Answering the Call for Digital Literacy — Hybrid Pedagogy

<i>I am a big fan of those educators who have learned that you can use these tools, together with critical thinking, as a means of empowering students</i> …