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3 Assumptions Teachers Should Avoid

Luckily, if we’re aware of these assumptions, we can work to counteract them.<p>Three Assumptions That Can Lead to Frustration<p><b>1. I should know this.</b> No …

Teaching

6 Traits of Life-Changing Teachers

For me, at least, terror became inspiration. I’ve never forgotten him.<p>In education there’s a lot of talk about standards, curriculum, and …

New Teachers: Classroom-Management Fundamentals

• Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems: Reflect on some of the potential reasons behind student misbehavior. (Edutopia, 2015)<br>• The Power of Keeping …

Teaching

5 Tips for Making Group Work Manageable

2. Make production the outcome.<p>Putting students in groups to simply "discuss" is a recipe for disaster. If students have to work toward producing …

Teaching

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

Amelia Earhart Captured and Killed? New Evidence Debunks History Channel’s Crazy Theory

A new photo supposedly shows the aviatrix was taken alive, but eyewitness testimony unearthed by The Daily Beast shows the claim is false.<p>A new …

Airplanes

Leaders Know This Simple Trick For Asking Better Questions

They lead their questions with “how.”<p>For example,<p>• Not “will it rain tomorrow?” but “how likely is it to rain tomorrow?”<p>• Not “are you sure?” but “how sure are you?”<p>• Not “can we do it?” but “how can we do it?”<p>Let’s look at three cases where starting with “how” improves the question. We will start …

Self-help

12 job interview moves that will cost you the job

It doesn’t matter how charming you are over the phone if, when the time comes for an in-person meeting, your enthusiasm doesn’t translate. Body language and overall behavior can (and often do) tell a whole different story.<p>Curious about which job interview mistakes are truly unforgivable, we asked …

Employment

5 Things Teachers Can Learn From Video Games - Teacher Tech

Players of video games learn how to strategize and how to perform sometimes complex actions in order to achieve a goal. I believe we can all learn to …

Identify the Essential in Classroom Management

When making classroom policies, rules, or guidelines, it’s essential to be able to answer the question: what’s the bottom line? When we go beyond our …

Teaching

The CEO of one of the fastest-growing business apps ever used an ingeniously simple analogy to explain why companies succeed

Before building his $2.8 billion startup Slack, which many consider the fastest-growing business app ever, Butterfield ran another hot startup called Flickr, which was sold to Yahoo for over $20 million.<p>He also has a master's in philosophy, with a focus on biology, cognitive science, and philosophy …

8 Wishes for My 3-Year Old About the Future of Education

Right now I see an educational system that is evolving, and hopefully it is evolving to meet your needs, wants, desires, and passions. It is my wish …

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Why Standing Desks Might Improve Concentration

Photo: Pond5<p>Headlines have been announcing it for years now: Sitting is the new smoking. And it’s not all hype. Studies show that even for active …

Workstations

Essential texting acronyms every parent must know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don't speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

Text Messaging

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher

Voices: 'Hispanic' is poor way to describe rich cultures

As I finished an interview with a state senator in northern Florida, he suggested I try out a Mexican restaurant a few blocks away.<p>"You'll love it," he said. "Two blocks down, on the left."<p>I thanked him for the suggestion, but pointed out that I was of Cuban descent, not Mexican. He paused, gave me …

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The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL<p>Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving<p>Metacognition- The importance of making students AWARE …

To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

What she wanted was a classroom where students could move around freely, sit comfortably, and work together. The more she thought about it, the more …

5 things to know about the Gettysburg Address

<b>So where was Lincoln, exactly?</b><p>Where in Gettysburg, exactly, did Lincoln actually deliver his Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 1863? A prominent, 1912 monument to the speech by the entrance of the town's National Cemetery leads casual observers to believe it happened there. But look closely: A nearby, …

New conclusion on Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg photo

New conclusion on Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg photo<p>Researcher Christopher Oakley has concluded that President Lincoln is actually in a different location than historians thought in a famous image from Gettysburg in 1863. Aided by improved technology, Oakley says Lincoln is a few yards to the right …

Gettysburg

What the world eats for breakfast

Breakfast can be a tricky meal — some people won't leave the house without their morning nourishment and others never eat when they get up due to lack of appetite or time. But we have all probably at some point in life been told that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," an old saying …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

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