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The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

University of Washington

Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post …

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher

The post How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher appeared first on TeachThought. Terry Heick Trends & Shifts …

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

The Problem With Public Schools Isn’t Low Test Scores. It’s Strategic Disinvestment.

Imagine you’re settling in to enjoy an article on-line or in your favorite print newspaper and you come across this headline:<p><i>U.S. Schools Ranked Low Internationally</i>!<p>Or<p><i>Out of X Countries, U.S. Places Far From the Top in Math</i>!<p>You feel embarrassed.<p>Soon that embarrassment turns to anger.<p>Sweat starts to …

8 Google Sheets Add-ons Every Teacher Should Know About

July , 2017<br>Google Sheets add-on store features a number of educational extensions to use with your forms and spreadsheets to add amazing …

Education Technology

Classroom Rules Minions Video

• This Minions Classroom Rules video currently has 2,041,332 views on YouTube <br>• Use this video to introduce, discuss and develop a set of class rules …

Education Technology

28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area

The post 28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

A Quantum Theory of Consciousness

Some of you may have already heard of the so-called “quantum theory of consciousness.” I’ve encountered different versions of it over the years. It presents a method of integrating traditional religious views of the “soul,” the “afterlife,” and the possibility of “other realms of existence” with …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Leadership

Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

This column is authored by James Clear, Author & Researcher With wellThe post Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and …

Self-improvement

After teaching for 25 years, I'm convinced the best way to motivate kids and employees is the same

The school was known as one of the worst schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District at the time, but I was up for the challenge — eager and ready to make a positive impact on my middle-school students.<p>Of course, as I soon realized, teaching is not a one-way street. As much as I helped shape …

Teaching

The Best Sites For ELLs To Practice Online Dictation

Dictation exercises in class, where English Language Learners need to listen and write down what they hear, is an excellent language-learning …

The 5 worst mistakes you need to avoid in your presentations

For most people, public speaking is daunting.<p>Leadership development and executive coaching expert Jeff Black says a good presentation is a bit like a …

Public Speaking

Designing a Renewable Food System

Lessons from the renewable energy sector on creating a sustainable food system that provides the responsiveness and resilience our communities deserve<p>…

Response: 'Double Flip' Your Classroom

<i>(This is the last post in a two-part series. You can see Part One here.)</i><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What are the best ways to make a flipped</b> …

5 brilliant rituals that successful people follow every day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p>What schedule do the pros use? What …

Time Management

Make: Teams Up with Fat Brain Toys for Kid Toy Design Challenge

On Tuesday, Maker Media and Fat Brain Toys announced the launch of the Kidventor Challenge. The Challenge will offer kids, grades 1 through 6, the opportunity to submit designs for new toys and games. The winner will have his or her design developed into an actual Fat Brain product. From the press …

Meet the new US entrepreneurs farming seaweed for food and fuel

Michael Graham reaches into a bright blue tub of bubbling water and pulls out a handful of a dark brown curly substance. It’s slippery to the touch, smells like the sea, and tastes a bit like salty kale.<p>It’s live seaweed, and Graham – a kelp biologist and the creator of Monterey Bay Seaweeds – has …

Biofuel

A Berkeley professor says preschoolers need the academic skills parents are rebelling against

For parents with means, selecting a preschool can feel nearly as onerous as choosing a college. Elite and competitive preschools abound, especially in the US, with parents picking apart their pedagogies—Reggio Emilia or Montessori? Waldorf or YMCA?—to figure out which might later clinch their …

Education

Here's How Easy It Is to Switch to a Credit Union

There are a few ways credit unions differ from big banks, which might make them a more attractive option. The problem is, switching over seems like a …

FinTech

The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail

There are those who say the climate has always changed, and that carbon dioxide levels have always fluctuated. That’s true. But it’s also true that …

You pump up this mini scuba system by hand and it lets you breathe for 10 minutes underwater

No scuba gear? No problem! Scorkl is a mini scuba device that can be pumped up by hand and it allows you to dive for up to 10 minutes.<p>The high-pressure hand pump can pump to 3,000 psi which allows the small canister to hold enough air for 10 minutes underwater.<p>It easily reached its goal on …

Schools don’t prepare children for life. Here’s the education they really need

It’s only after you have left school and, in adulthood, gained a bit of distance, that you can be fully aware of the gaps in your education. History is a prime example. A group of British people together around a pub table and can probably weave together some kind of cohesive narrative across the …

Education

Quantum leaps

A BATHING cap that can watch individual neurons, allowing others to monitor the wearer’s mind. A sensor that can spot hidden nuclear submarines. A …

Learn More About Permaculture by Building Your Own Herb Spiral

Australian ecologists, David Holmgren and Bill Mollison, first coined the term permaculture in 1978, encompassing holistic methods for planning, …

7-Foot Tall Clown with a Golden Voice Sings Chris Cornell’s “When I’m Down:” A Tribute Filled with Raw Emotion

Back in April, Ayun Halliday gave you a glimpse into the world of "Puddles Pity Party," the 6’8” ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice,’ who makes his …

Teachers: here's how to get your lessons off to a flying start

How do you start your lessons? In many schools, classes will begin the same way – with the teacher explaining two or three intended learning outcomes. These are often written on the board and students will note them down in their textbooks.<p>Some teachers believe that this is what Ofsted wants. But …

Teaching

Hey Higher Ed, Why Not Focus On Teaching?

Stanford physics and education professor Carl Wieman won a Nobel Prize for his innovative, break-through work in quantum mechanics. Wieman has since levered the prestige and power of that prize to call attention to the need to transform undergraduate teaching, especially science education.<p>Wieman's …

Teaching