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Your attitude is more important to your success than your IQ

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and …

Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child

When Maryam Mirzakhani died at the tragically early age of 40 this month, the news stories talked of her as a genius. The only woman to win the Fields Medal – the mathematical equivalent of a Nobel prize – and a Stanford professor since the age of 31, this Iranian-born academic had been on a roll …

Education

These Are the 10 Things the World’s Longest-Living People Do

Scandinavian home and lifestyle trends have been all the rage in 2017. What first began as a hygge takeover (AKA the Danish word for a cozy or charming feeling) has now become even more widespread, with offshoots like friluftsliv and lagom gaining in popularity on Pinterest and Instagram. But the …

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Just 23 Totally Perfect 4th Grade Anchor Charts

Anchor charts are one of the teaching tools that I’ve found to be useful for pretty much any topic that I’m teaching. Whether the anchor chart is …

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Education

Online criticism from parents wearing down teachers

<b>A primary school head teacher has revealed that she ended up on anti-depressants after parents used a closed group on Facebook to criticise her.</b><p>It was "a constant stream of complaint and comment about tiny issues, often out of context", she says.<p>More than half of the 1,188 head teachers who replied …

Brewery Tour Ends Unexpectedly For Participants

<b>DENVER (CBS4)</b> – A new video shows a Colorado brewery tour with an unexpected ending. A group set out to enjoy a few beers, but it turns out it was …

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6 Tips for Teachers Headed Back To The Classroom

In the Classroom: 101 Ways to Rock Your World was written as a gift to teachers -- new ones and the ones who have been in the trenches for years. Where would anyone of us be without a teacher at some point in our lives? I'll bet, no matter what your age, you can still name a teacher that had an …

Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.

column | Learning Strategies<p>Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.<p>By Michael B. Horn (Columnist)     Jul 13, 2016<p>Image Credit: Mrs. Opossum / Shutterstock.com<p>In …

A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids and came to a depressing conclusion about marriage

Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter.<p>All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond with …

11 Reasons Teaching Is the Best (Even When It Isn't)

This is why I don't want a normal job.<p>About 39 times a year, I question why I went into teaching. Everywhere you look there are articles about low teacher morale, the politics of education and statistics about why no one is going into teaching anymore.<p>Sadly, many of those articles do reflect the …

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

I'm well aware that a bowl of Quaker oats is hardly the most nutritious or substantive fare. Honestly, it doesn't even taste that good.<p>But at the end of a long workday, the absolute last thing I want to do is start chopping up vegetables or steaming tofu or — worst of all — cleaning up after I've …

Bill Gates explains why classroom technology is failing students and teachers

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has many personal passions. Among them are the eradication of malaria, childhood healthcare, and—of course—education.<p>Tuesday (Mar. 8), Gates offered some fresh thoughts on the future of schooling in an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session on Reddit. A user posed the …

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Why Parents Should Not Make Kids Do Homework

President Obama’s pick for Education Secretary, John King, Jr., is headed for confirmation Mar. 9. King’s track record shows he loves standardized …

Peyton Manning’s handwritten letters to his fellow players left an indelible mark

The letter came in the mail, and London Fletcher separated it from the pile and carried it into his home office.<p>The stationery was distinctive, the name on the return address unmistakable: Peyton Manning. Fletcher, the undersized but overachieving Washington Redskins linebacker, had — after 16 NFL …

NFL

How to Score College Scholarships — Even if You’re Not a ‘Genius’

The first day Kristina Ellis started high school, her mother — a widow and a hairdresser — told her daughter she didn’t have the resources to pay for college.<p>“My mom said, ‘I love you. I believe in you. But you are going to be on your own after graduation,’” Ellis told NBC News. “You have four …

Broncos parade through Denver, leave questions for later

DENVER -- From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos convoy made its …

Super Bowl I to be re-aired for the first time in nearly 50 years

The telecast of Super Bowl I, a broadcasting artifact, will be unveiled for the first time since its original airing thanks to the NFL Network.<p>The network will broadcast "Super Bowl I: The Lost Game," a restitching of the inaugural Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City …

This Is What Happened When I Pocketed My Phone for a Week

I’ve never seen my co-worker Allen use a phone. I know he has one; I’ve called and texted him, and he asked my opinion on the iPhone 6 versus the …

These 13 Google Chrome hacks will change the way you use the internet

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet Explorer.<p>But that doesn't mean you can't make it better.<p>There are many extensions and programs that innovative developers have built to make using Chrome more …

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2 plays that show why Peyton Manning is the Broncos' best hope to win the Super Bowl

No matter how talented Brock Osweiler is, there are still things that only Manning can do, little things that can win a close football game in January when the pressure is the highest.<p>After returning to action for the first time in six weeks in the second half of Sunday's game, there was one 2-play …

31 Tiny Changes That'll Make This Year Awesome

Start waking up at 5 a.m. to go for a run every single day! Pack a healthy lunch every single day! Completely give up sugar, carbs, dairy, alcohol, gluten, and every food that has ever elicited joy! Noticing a theme? Most New Year's resolutions are made with the best of intentions, but they're …

The New Year's Resolution Every Teacher Should Make

In a week, we'll see tons of prominent store displays and ads stacked with weight loss shakes, protein bars and supplement pills. That's because, year after year, losing weight and getting in shape are among the top New Year's resolutions. Inevitably, around February, many give up on that goal, …

Exploding The Myth Of 'Unengaged' Students

Jordan Shapiro drew a lot of attention this year with his four misconceptions about the future of education. As with much of his work, he tries to take a cattle prod to the conventional education narrative.<p>In an era of highly polarized ed debates, Shapiro doesn't fit neatly into any of the …

Teaching

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

Broncos kicker Brandon McManus missed a playoff-clinching field goal by, oh, 20 yards

Luckily, he redeemed himself.<p>The Broncos had to be confident in Brandon McManus as he lined up for a 45-yard game-winning attempt against the Bengals. He'd hit all 20 field goals he'd attempted from 45 yards and in this year, and both lead-changing attempts he'd taken in the fourth-quarter or OT. …

NFL

Bizarre play helps Denver Broncos clinch a playoff spot

The Denver Broncos clinched a playoff spot during Monday Night Football with a bizarre ending in which Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron appeared to hesitate in his attempt to recover a bad snap.<p>With the Broncos having already converted a field goal to start overtime, the Bengals needed to …

Your Heart Will Melt When You See This NYC Firefighter Propose To a Teacher In Front of Her Class

The kids in her class are so excited about this.<p>Natalie Moy thought it was just another day at work when her boyfriend, New York City firefighter David Royael, showed up to give a fire safety lesson to her class. Gothamist reports what happened next is a viral video stunner than left an entire …

We Teachers Have Earned Our Breaks

It's Winter Break for us teachers. That means two weeks of unadulterated vacation filled with Netflix, video games, trips, reading and lots of sleep. That also means receiving passive aggressive comments from adults who work in other fields on how lucky we are to have such a long break. If you …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …