Education, Technology and Mindfulness

By Sean Federbusch | Designed for thoughtful reflection and teacher growth.

What creativity really is - and why schools need it

Although educators claim to value creativity, they don’t always prioritize it.<p>Teachers often have biases against creative students, fearing that …

Creativity

How to Prepare for an Automated Future

We don’t know how quickly machines will displace people’s jobs, or how many they’ll take, but we know it’s happening — not just to factory workers but also to money managers, dermatologists and retail workers.<p>The logical response seems to be to educate people differently, so they’re prepared to …

Education

Science can answer moral questions | Sam Harris

http://download.ted.com/talks/SamHarris_2010-64k.mp4Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam …

Atheism

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

Self-improvement

How to Tell a Good Story, as Explained by George Saunders, Ira Glass, Ken Burns, Scott Simon, Catherine Burns & Others

All of us instinctively respond to stories. This has both positive and negative effects, but if we don't understand it about ourselves, we've won't …

Storytelling

9 Tips to Help Managers Keep Up With the Latest Workplace Technology

9 Tips to Help Managers Identify and Monitor the Big Technology Trends:<p>Remaining current with major advancements in technology is an increasingly …

Innovation

Why Character Can’t Be Taught Like The Pythagorean Theorem

<b>By Paul Tough</b>Because noncognitive qualities like grit, curiosity, self-control, optimism, and conscientiousness are often described, with some …

Teaching

Can technology replace teachers? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Anxiety about losing your job to technology is both a rational and growing fear. Andy Haldane, the chief economist at the Bank of England, recently …

Education

8 Ways to Use Technology to Engage Students Better

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What the Savviest School Administrators Know About Education Technology

Opinion | Edtech Business<p>What the Savviest School Administrators Know About Education Technology<p>By Betsy Corcoran     Aug 30, 2016<p>Image Credit: …

Education

This Two-Minute Video Is A Basic Guide To Meditation

Meditation is a simple exercise with all sorts of productivity and health benefits. If you’ve never done it before, this video does an excellent job …

Meditation

Homework Inequality: The Value of Having a Parent Around After School

When it comes to schoolwork, there is a chasm separating students with parents who have predictable work schedules and those whose parents don’t.<p>At 4 p.m., when Veronica Marentes gets off work, she rushes to pick up her 4-year-old from daycare and her 12-year-old from school. If she’s late for the …

Education

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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Joan of Arc

Results Are in: Common Core Fails Tests and Kids

<b>The Measurement</b><p>According to its website, "The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas." Its mandate to test was included in the original No Child Left …

Education

6 Immediate Strategies For Improving Teacher Morale

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Teaching

How Do We Measure Social and Emotional Learning?

We all know that whatever gets measured usually gets attention and focus. Right now, there is no widespread, practical way for all schools to assess …

Teaching

6 Rising Technology Trends In Public School Classrooms

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Education

70 Practical Things Every Teacher Should Know

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

Teaching

What Students Will Learn In The Future

<b>What Students Will Learn In The Future</b><p><i>This is part 1 of the series “Responsive Teaching For A Changing World,” a 3-part series is sponsored by Adobe</i> …

Learning

`7 Tips For Getting Started With Mindfulness In The Classroom

<b>7 Tips For Getting Started With Mindfulness In The Classroom</b><p>by Kelly April Tyrrell and <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>While the scientists at the University of …

Mindfulness

A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction -- …

Mindfulness

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED’s in-house expert

When your slides rock, your whole presentation pops to life. At TED2014, David Epstein created a clean, informative slide deck to support his talk on …

TED Talks

4 Fundamental Problems With Everything You Hear About The Future Of Education

Education conferences are like church. Therefore, I must be devout. I attend at least one education conference a month. And although I do enjoy these gatherings—and I will continue to speak at, participate in, and live tweet these events—I also need to be honest: sometimes they feel more like …

Learning

EdTech Hidden Gems of 2015

Over the course of a year, we at Common Sense Education look at a dizzying number of edtech tools. In the constantly changing and ever-expanding …

501(c)

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

An Apple for teacher: how tablets are changing education

"If you're writing poetry, write it. Don't type it in just because you can."<p>The classroom is changing, as new technologies dramatically alter the …

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The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …