Valerie Rozzi

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'How many teachers are living their lives in the hands of someone who is constantly making them feel worthless'

Bullies. People who speak down to you, demand too much from you, manipulate you, leave you helpless and lost - perhaps even abuse you - vocally …

Education

This is why it’s so hard to help with your kid’s math homework

Two years ago I walked into a car rental return center in Charlotte and interrupted Adrianette Felix mid-rant.<p>“I can’t even help my own child do her homework, it’s so frustrating, and I feel so stupid,” she said. “What kind of mother can’t understand first-grade math?”<p>Felix and I spent the next …

Mathematics

How to delete your Google history

You can delete some of it, or you can delete all of it.<p>Like Facebook and Apple before it, Google has introduced a new user privacy policy to comply with a new European data privacy law -- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- that goes into effect on May 25. Google's updated privacy policy …

Maps

Encourage Students to Reflect on Their Growth with This Free Slides Portfolio Template

<i>“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” Paraphrase of John Dewey’s work</i><p>One of the most important ways to end the …

Education Technology

25 Mysterious Archaeological Discoveries No One Can Explain

Despite all the things we’ve learned about ancient history, there’s still many unexplained archaeological discoveries. Most discoveries give us a …

Archaeology

40 Years Later: Was 1978 The Greatest Year In Music?

Imagine you're at a party with your most favorite music geek friends. The conversations range from favorite new albums, and favorite Smiths or Belle and Sebastian B-sides to best Neil Young guitar solos and Drake features. Then comes the big one: What was the greatest year in music? That's a …

Albums

'The Queen's Embroiderer' Stitches Up A Twisted Family Saga

Sometimes it can be such a comfort to forget current events for a little while and lose oneself in a nice cozy slice of history, a moment when a family of greedy, abusive, litigious frauds scrabbled for power using obsequious ingratiation, shameless lies, mounting debt, and outright cruelty — …

Domestic Abuse

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On “Teacher Burnout: How Can We Avoid It?”

Teacher Burnout: How Can We Avoid It? is the topic of my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio Show.<p>I’m joined by Jenny Edwards, Ph.D., Wendi Pillars, and …

Teaching

18 Highly Successful People on the One Song That Gets Them Hyped

From Kendrick to Coltrane.<p>There’s something oddly intoxicating about a good pump up jam.<p>All those Prince hits, those Hall and Oates tunes, those …

Success

Move over, 'sit still'! Why kids need to move in school

<b>(CNN) —</b> A few years ago, when my girls were in the second and third grades, they raved about the dance breaks they would occasionally have during the school day.<p>Their teachers would put on a video, which encouraged the kids to get up and dance, and then they'd get back to work.<p>"What a brilliant …

Teaching

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

90% Of Elementary School Teachers Are ‘Highly Stressed’

Elementary school teachers feel highly stressed<p>While we all know that teachers have one of the most stressful jobs of all, a new study shows how …

Teaching

Teachers Share Anger, Frustration Over Grants Turned Into Loans

"I thought this just happened to me."<p>That's the refrain from dozens of teachers who reached out to NPR — via email and social media — in response to our investigative story about serious problems with a federal grant program that, they say, have left them unfairly saddled with thousands of dollars …

College & University

12 Books Guaranteed to Make You Cry

The Lit Hub staff: we’re just like you. We read books. We cry. Sometimes we cry while we read books. We were deeply upset after finishing <i>A Little …

Books

Primary pupils who learn through play struggle with 'traditional' teaching later on

Teaching methods that focus on learning through play can result in pupils struggling with more traditional approaches later on, a major report has …

10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom

10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom by Mike Acedo In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods …

26 of the best books to read this summer 2018

Not all of them. Obviously. Unless you have a kindle.<p>Try and tell me your ideal summer day doesn't involve lounging by a pool, reading multiple novels cover to cover and then discussing them over an Aperol (or five) when the sun goes down. It doesn't? You're lying. If it does, here are our pick of …

Books

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Leadership

12 Dystopian Books to Read If You Couldn't Put Down The Hunger Games

There's a soft spot in our hearts for Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in Lionsgate's adaptation of <b>The Hunger Games</b>, but we definitely shouldn't forget about Suzanne Collins's dystopian novel that started the entire franchise. It's a page-turner of a book about the society of Panem, where …

Books

10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures …

'Chasing the holy grail is futile – great teaching is all about trial and error'

If I were to add up the time I spent thinking about the phrasing of analytical essays, the time I spent on resources specifically about how to …

15 Books That Have Been Called 'The Next Great American Novel' — And What To Read Instead

It’s the dream of every American writer: the siren song of writing “the next great American novel”. A novel that, as Lena Dunham (and, admittedly, …

How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement

Every January, Nashville teacher Joel Bezaire reads <i>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</i> aloud to his students. Sounds pretty standard, …

Teaching

11 New Books That Deserve to Be Read in March

21 Vocabulary Words That Only Teachers Understand

While the words on this list might seem made up to some, they definitely make sense to a teacher. Here are some of the teacher vocabulary words that …

2 Great Resources for Science Teachers

Here are two good science websites to use with your students in class. Both of these websites have been featured in Common Sense Education’s ‘Best …

Education Technology

Google Timer

• Timers are a great classroom tool to break up the day/period into blocks of time to help focus students<br>• Stopwatches can also be used to time a …

Education Technology

Enjoyment of reading, not mechanics of reading, can improve literacy for boys

Year 3 reading outcomes of 2017 NAPLAN testing once again demonstrate a gender gap, with boys underachieving compared to girls. A focus on teaching …

4 Young Adult Books That Will Change the Way You Think About YA

Young adult books aren't really my thing. While I’ve reread <i>Harry Potter</i> several times over the years and have torn through some YA fantasy, dystopian …

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. …