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'The Staircase' Is Netflix's Best Drama, and Also a True-Crime Documentary

It's a slow-TV approach to true crime, and it's astoundingly engrossing.<p>Netflix shows are almost always too long, and <i>The Staricase</i>, the streaming …

TV

PBS MLE Certification

<b>Program Perks</b><p>Showcase your media literacy mastery with a certificate and digital badge.<p>Announce your certification to school and district leaders …

Four essential ingredients to teaching reading comprehension

Candy floss is amazing stuff. It is soft and easily moulded, but quickly dissolves. As I was watching a candy floss seller skilfully creating …

Teaching grammar does not improve children's writing ability, research finds

The way that grammar is taught in schools reveals “a significant and persistent mismatch” between government policy and academic evidence showing …

What the Starbucks incident tells us about implicit bias

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could implicit bias training prevent an incident like the one at a Philadelphia Starbucks in which two black men were arrested after asking to use the restroom?<p>The word "implicit bias" or some variation of it has been used by Starbuck's CEO, the city's police commissioner, its mayor, NAACP …

Justice

How to destroy the NRA's talking points in 5 easy steps

The next time you hear someone repeating pro-gun NRA propaganda, respond with these five points:<p><b>1. Gun laws save lives.</b> Consider the federal assault …

NBC documentary looks at images that propelled civil rights

NEW YORK (AP) — Gruesome images of a lynched Emmett Till were seared into the minds of many black Americans in 1955 and helped lead to the modern …

Harper Lee Estate Sues Over 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Broadway Script By Aaron Sorkin

In the latest battle involving the works of Harper Lee, the author's estate is suing producer Scott Rudin over the script of an upcoming Broadway play of <i>To Kill A Mockingbird</i>.<p>In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Alabama, Lee's estate complains that the new production by Rudin and writer Aaron …

How Sex Educators Talk To Their Sons About Consent

And how they recommend parents do the same.<p>With the rise of the Me Too and Time’s Up movements and mounting allegations of sexual misconduct against many high-profile figures across industries, it’s clear that our society is in need of some serious conversations about consent.<p>And considering the …

MIT and Harvard join forces to address early childhood literacy

Today, MIT’s Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili), Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), and Florida State University (FSU) announced a …

Fostering a Reading Community With FlipGrid

Independent reading books adorned each desk. A child's interests and/or personality displayed through the book he/she chose for reading that week. …

Teaching

Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don't realize about life for teenagers today

• On A&E’s documentary series “Undercover High,” seven adults posed as students for a semester in a Kansas high school.<br>• Some had only graduated five …

Seven real-life skills your teenager needs before going away to college

In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year’s were a doozy: One young woman wanted me to help her with a criminal complaint; one young man sought advice on finding a neurologist; and another student asked me …

College & University

16 Google Sheets Templates for Almost Every Classroom

Flippity is a great service that provides easy-to-follow Google Sheets templates. Recently, Flippity added a new template that you can use to build …

A School District Has Dropped Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn From Reading Lists Over Racial Slurs

A Minnesota school district is removing <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> and <i>Huckleberry Finn</i> from its required reading list because they contain racial …

New & Engaging NY Times Grammar Interactive

The New York Times periodically publishes a new installment of its engaging (though fairly high level) grammar interactive they call “Copy-Edit …

The science behind why teenagers make such bad decisions

From getting beyond drunk at a friend's party, to some seriously questionable outfit choices, teenagers often do things that seem outlandishly stupid. But we now know why: the areas of the brain that control decision-making don't fully develop until early adulthood.<p>A teen's developing brain places …

Smoking Pot Improves My Quality Of Life, And Makes Me A Better Mom

You’re going to call me a deviant. You’re going to say they should take my kids away. You’re going to sneer that I’m not in high school any more, and …

Cannabis

The Tattooist of Auschwitz - and his secret love

<b>For more than 50 years, Lale Sokolov lived with a secret - one born in the horrors of wartime Europe, in a place that witnessed some of the worst of man's inhumanity to man.</b><p>It would not be shared until he was in his 80s, thousands of miles from that place.<p>Lale had been the Tattooist of …

World History

19 Netflix Original Movies You Didn't Know Existed That Are Gonna Be Your New Obsessions

Did you know that there's more to Netflix original content than <i>Stranger Things</i> (staff writer: Jessie Nickson-Lopez) and <i>The Crown</i> (casting: Nina …

Entertainment

This Inexpensive Security Camera Makes the Perfect High-End Baby Monitor

And it's only $25 on Amazon right now.<p>Nothing is more reassuring to a new parent than seeing their sleeping baby on the tiny screen of a video …

Baby Monitor

Why 'Frankenstein' Is More Relevant Than Ever

Exactly two hundred years after it was first published, Mary Shelley's fever dream is still haunting us<p>One frigid day in 1803 a crowd at the Royal College of Surgeons watched Giovanni Aldini apply electricity to the head of an executed convict. The jaw muscles quivered. Next, he tried electrocuting …

Top EdTech Update OER Education Content for Thu.Dec 28, 2017

Teacher Tech<p>4pm CoffeeEDU in San Diego January 9th I will be in San Diego January 9th hosting a coffeeEDU. This is a one-hour unconference meetup. We …

Fresh Pasta

Special equipment: Special equipment: pasta rolling machine or pasta rolling attachment for a stand mixer<p>Place the cake flour, all-purpose flour, egg …

Food

Former guard at Nazi camp is the last remaining war collaborator ordered out of the United States. Authorities want him gone before he dies.

NEW YORK — The last surviving Nazi collaborator ordered to leave American soil lives in a redbrick Queens rowhouse on a bustling stretch of 89th Street, just around the corner from a Chipotle with a distant view of the Manhattan skyline.<p>It has been 14 years since a federal court in New York …

Bread Machine Tips and Recipes

Most bread machines are easy enough for a grade school child to operate, but the more you know about the machine and ingredients, the better your …

Recipes

Toddler Mistakes Sister's Wrestling Match For Real Fight, Runs In To Save Her

"It was so cute. The whole place was cracking up when it happened."<p>Family came first for this brave toddler.<p>The 2-year-old boy ran to his older sister Ruby’s rescue during her wrestling match at an elementary school meet in Columbia City, Indiana, on Sunday.<p>The youngster apparently thought Ruby was …

The Ultimate Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°.<p>Step 2<p>Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Whisk together flour, baking soda, …

Dax Shepard Just Gave a Woman Strangely Good Marriage Advice We Wish We Heard Years Ago

Normally, I'd suggest taking relationship advice from a certified psychologist, but I just discovered the next best thing: Dax Shepard.<p>Yup.<p>I've always had a soft spot for the actor (he is married to one of my favorite celeb moms, Kristen Bell, after all), but I admittedly never took the former …

Marriage

Eggnog Spice Cake with Bourbon Custard Filling and Eggnog Buttercream Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Bourbon Custard Filling: Whisk together granulated sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a heavy saucepan. Whisk together …