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The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional | Inc.com

Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> sense of the word.<p>Branson expands further on his own Virgin blog:<p>"Communication makes …

Bill Gates

“The more innovative I have become, the less classroom management I have to deal with.”

Someone who was reading “The Innovator’s Mindset“, approached me and talked about the impact it had on their teaching and learning. I was honoured by …

Pedagogy

Should Glasgow’s “slavery streets” be renamed?

The Glasgow streets named after merchants who had links to slavery should be changed, a senior council figure has claimed.<p>Bailie Dr Nina Baker has …

Hundreds of 'blacklisted' artists plan to sue South Korean government

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hundreds of "blacklisted" artists purportedly critical of the administration of the now-impeached South Korean President are fighting back, with a plan to file a lawsuit against the embattled premier and her government.<p>The Republic of Korea, President Park Guen-hye and other government …

South Korea

Scientists Have Found a Way to Reverse Antibiotic Resistance

The Fight Against the Superbug<p>When Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, it was one of the world’s first true antibiotics to ever be …

S. Korea's Hit Zombie Film Is Also A Searing Critique Of Korean Society

A zombie flick is smashing box office records in South Korea. <i>Train to Busan</i> has been seen by an estimated 11 million Koreans — a fifth of the population — and broken numerous records, including the highest single-day ticket sales in Korean film history.<p>The plot isn't complicated: Everyday South …

South Korea

Why the Cast Iron Skillet Is the Key to Better One-Pan Cooking

One-pan cooking is everywhere these days — from one-pan pastas to sheet-pan meals. We are all trying to avoid washing multiple pans after dinner each …

Cast Iron Skillet

3 Things You 'Know' About Psychology That Are Actually Totally Wrong

Nope, there's actually no such thing as a 'learning style.'<p>Here are certain science "facts" you may have learned at some point:<p>One dog year is worth seven human years.<br>• Spinach is a great source of iron.<br>• Winter is cold because your part of the earth is farther from the sun.<br>• Redheads are slowly going …

10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently

Google Classroom streamlines the management of student work — announcing, assigning, collecting, grading, giving feedback and returning. It has …

Education Technology

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - Trailer 1

video.other<p>Hulu<p>Director JJ Abrams' continuation of the Star Wars saga.<p>https://www.hulu.com/watch/860629

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom

LEGO Bricks are toys. They’re items that students willingly seek out to play with and get excited to receive as gifts under the Christmas tree. …

Google Forms to create auto correcting quizzes

wGoogle Forms to create auto correcting quizzes<p>In my last post, Google forms for E-learning Educators, I mentioned the use of Google Forms to create …

Edxis Education Chromebook - Review

Student Growth Objectives challenged as a reliable measure of student (and teacher) evaluation

What’s old is new again.<p>That’s the line state and local education officials are using for the Student Growth Objectives, or SGOs, a key tool used in …

Let's Get SMART®

<b>Be sure to check the SMART Resources page at the left. Use the custom Google search engine there to find specific SMART Notebook resources.</b><p><b>Easy Steps</b> …

Balanced Literacy Instruction: A Truce For The Reading War? - Reading Worksheets, Spelling, Grammar, Comprehension, Lesson Plans

Unless you’re an elementary teacher, balanced literacy instruction may be a new concept to you. What is it, anyway? What happened to phonics? What …

Teaching

Excellent Google Drive Resources for Teachers

15 Writing Quotes to Challenge and Inspire

Many writers would drool at the idea of spending a week at a writers retreat on a private Bahamian island, but not every writer is in a position to invest the time and money to attend. Now, thanks to the generosity of Salt Cay Writers Retreat instructors Lorenzo Carcaterra, David Ebershoff, Robert …

Online Teacher Lesson Planning

Annual Subscription<p>A one year subscription to planbook.com is only $12, with additional discounts for multi-year purchases.<p>We offer a no cost, no …

Teaching

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom | Flip Your Classroom | Pinterest | Flipping, Flipped classroom and Infographic

PDF - Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated This Summer

A couple of weeks ago I published a round-up of popular ed tech tools that were updated this summer. I had a couple of readers ask if they could …

Google Classroom | Google for Education

Transform your classroom with Google Classroom<p>Google Classroom streamlines assignments, boosts collaboration, and fosters seamless communication to …

How it Works

Look up a word, learn it forever.<p>Don’t just memorize. Achieve mastery.<p>Ditch the flash cards and stop memorizing definitions. Vocabulary.com teaches …

Teaching

Explainer: The Debate Over Defined-Benefit vs. Defined-Contribution Pensions

Since January, Gov. Chris Christie has been arguing that the only way out of the state’s deepening pension crisis “is to stop the insanity of a …

Retirement

Pilot program of new teacher evaluation system shows one-quarter rated below satisfactory in key category

More than a quarter of teachers who were reviewed in a two-year pilot program of the state’s new evaluation system were rated only "partially …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Coalition says NJ inmates pay 'exorbitant' phone rates for local calls

A coalition of social justice groups is asking New Jersey regulators to lower the rates on thousands of inmates who make in-state collect calls, …

NJ education officials release 2015 school funding levels for all districts

TRENTON — New Jersey education officials released school aid figures today that show K-12 school funding would need to grow by $1 billion to meet the …