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You Learn One of These 5 Ways (Infographic)

It is critical to know the learning style of yourself and those around you. The new flowchart infographic from NeoMam Studios shows your strengths<p>"Work hard" is such bland, blanket advice because the definition varies greatly depending on the person. Setting goals may be easy for you, but emotional …

My Growth Mindset Lessons Usually Go Well, But What I Did Today Was The Best Yet (Student Hand-Outs Included)

I’ve done a variety of different types of lessons over the years about a growth mindset, and you can see most of them at The Best Resources On …

More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2016 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring …

Modern Poetry: A Free Course from Yale

Taught by Yale professor Langdon Hammer, this course offers an introduction to Modern Poetry. Covering everyone from Yeats, Eliot, and Pound, to …

Excellent NY Times Column Today On Teaching English Language Learners

Thanks to Carol Salva, I learned about today’s NY Times column headlined What Is America to Me?<p>In it, writer Margaret Renkl tells about her …

Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

Now we turn to the benefits of helping students who find school difficult maintain a positive mindset as they persist in the sometimes hard work …

Periodic Table of Typefaces

The Periodic Table of Typefaces (Popular, Influential & Notorious) is an online project by graphic designer Cam Wilde. It joins a distinguished canon that includes not only the Periodic Table of Elements we all learned in high school, but also The Periodic Table of Awesoments and the Table of …

Typography

Read This Short Story About A Famous Persian Poet Returning From The Dead

In the short story “The Accused,” by master storyteller Zakaria Tamer, translated from Arabic and illustrated by Molly Crabapple, the poet Omar Khayyám is brought back from the grave to defend himself in court.<p><i>Translator’s Note: Omar Khayyám (1048–1141), the subject of the short story below by</i> …

Nice Critique Of Lectures

I’m not a fan of giving or listening to lectures – either in K-12 or on the college level.<p>In fact, I’ve compiled a fair amount of research on why and …

Super-dark short film was shot entirely in 'Grand Theft Auto V' and is way too real

I'm all for criticizing our world view and cultural trends in 2017, but this guy takes it way too far.<p>If this short film by Matt MacDonald starts off …

Call to boost children's writing for pleasure

<b>Children who write for pleasure achieve significantly better results in the subject in the classroom, National Literacy Trust research suggests.</b><p>Those who like writing outside class are seven times more likely to write above the expected level for their age.<p>While the proportion of children writing …

Creative Writing

A List of Tips to Help You Create Your Best Modern Learning Assessment

Why we assess learning has been a philosophical discussion happening in education on many different levels. Whatever the case may be, what we do know …

Plot Tips for the Disorganized Novelist, Writer Couples, and More

StaffDaily NewsDysfunctional families in literature; audiobook recommendations for long summer road trips; the ten most challenged books in schools …

Books

Study Suggests That Simple Writing Exercise Gets Big Results

Stanford researcher Geoffrey Cohen and others have conducted several experiments over the years having students do a simple writing exercise about …

How Emotions Affect Learning, Behaviors, and Relationships

The 2015 film <i>Inside Out</i> is an exceptional and accurate portrayal of our five core emotions. These primary emotions are joy, sadness, fear, anger, and …

Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback

<b>I have a confession to make: I am terrible at handing back papers.</b> That sounds silly, right? I mean, you literally just hand the paper to the kid …

Your Stories of Battling Unconscious Bias

Is it possible to be prejudiced without realizing it? In “Is This How Discrimination Ends?,” the writer Jessica Nordell unpacked the complex and controversial science of implicit racial bias—the idea that people can act in biased ways even when they sincerely reject discriminatory ideas. Many …

3 Advanced Ways to Craft Better Sentences - Copyblogger

While the goal of “improving your content writing” may seem complex, it’s not necessarily more complicated than improving each sentence you …

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture Says the Unsayable

He describes great literature at length both to explain his songs and to show why they’re beyond explanation.<p>If you’ve never gotten around to sitting down and reading <i>Moby Dick</i>, fear not, Bob Dylan will summarize it for you. Excerpted from his newly released Nobel Lecture in Literature, here is the …

Literature

TED Talk: Why Brainstorms Lead to Unoriginal Ideas, and What to Do Instead

In one of the sharpest talks at TED 2017, viral music video veterans OK Go explain why brainstorming isn't the best route to smart, original ideas<p>For all the great talks I saw live at TED 2017, most focused on executing ideas brilliantly after you have them. But how exactly do you get those …

“Four ways to encourage speaking in the ELL classroom” Is My New British Council Post

Four ways to encourage speaking in the ELL classroom is the headline of my latest post at the British Council.<p>You can see all of my past British …

‘The Internet Is Broken’: @ev Is Trying to Salvage It

SAN FRANCISCO — Evan Williams is the guy who opened up Pandora’s box. Until he came along, people had few places to go with their overflowing emotions and wild opinions, other than writing a letter to the newspaper or haranguing the neighbors.<p>Mr. Williams — a Twitter founder, a co-creator of …

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Creative Writing

The Best Sites For Cooperative & Collaborative Learning Ideas

<b>NOTE: You might also be interested in My Best Posts On The Basics Of Small Groups In The Classroom</b><p><b>Q & A Collections: Project-Based Learning is the</b> …

Writing and the Creative Life: Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling (Part 5)

Of Transactional Purpose and Transcendent Purpose.<p>In Part 1, we looked at a Harvard Business Review article about the influence of stories on the …

Screenwriting

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Read Poetry

When I think of poetry that packs a sensory punch — that gives me the chills, that makes my hair stand on end — I think of Rainer Maria Rilke’s …

Literature

The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know—I’m a Professor

When I was young, there was no such thing as the World Wide Web or video streaming. If you wanted to watch something, you had to wait until it …

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Teaching

How to Write a Compelling Short Story

<i>Written By Stephanie Norman</i><p>Have you ever wondered what makes people so impressed by short stories? There is something magical about the ability of an …

15 Questions to Replace ‘How Was School Today?’

Now that my son is in middle school—where communication from teachers is less than it was when he was in elementary school and more stuff is …