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32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Books

Our Dishonest President - Los Angeles Times

It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. The Times called him unprepared and unsuited for the job he was seeking, and said his election would be a “catastrophe.”<p>Still, nothing …

11 Spring Perfumes to Stock Up on Now, According to Vogue Editors

The best way to add a preemptive spring to your step this month? A veil of transportive perfume that builds a brighter state of mind with every whiff. It's a favorite trick of many <i>Vogue</i> editors, who calibrate their scent to the season. Here, 11 editors share the mood-boosting fragrance they’ll be …

Retired Police Chief Says He Was Unlawfully Detained At JFK Airport

A retired North Carolina police chief says he was profiled and unlawfully detained at a New York City airport last week, leading him to believe that “no one is safe” from this type of government intrusion.<p>Hassan Aden, who retired from Greenville’s police force in 2015 after nearly 30 years in law …

Immigration

Clickers: Pedagogy and Practice (Bruff, 2009)

Student Response Systems, or "clickers", can be used in a variety of ways to motivate students to engage meaningfully with course material during …

Trump’s “Skinny Budget” Would Put Educators’ Learning On A Starvation Diet

This week, President Trump released his “skinny budget” proposal, calling for wide-ranging cuts in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including the complete elimination of funding for Title II, Part A, the Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program. This is the section of the law …

Education

24 essential things that help me improve my mental health

I’ve spent many years mentally ill and many more years attempting to recover.<p>When the mind is ill it can be very tricky to work out what is going to …

30 Beauty Product Shops On Etsy That You’ll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

Skin Care

These Are the Best Plants If You Don’t Have a Green Thumb

Unfortunately, not all of us are born with a green thumb.<p>Unfortunately, not all of us are born with a green thumb. And for those of us with a …

Plants

Here’s My Entire ELL Beginners Seven-Week Unit On Writing A Story (Including Hand-outs & Links)

My previous post, Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story, was very popular, so I thought readers …

Teaching

Resources on Learning and the Brain

Resources by Topic:<p>Understanding How Brains Develop and Learn<p>Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain: Watch a collection of videos about …

Teaching

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all …

Education Technology

This Type of Thinking Can Help with Depression

People who struggle with anxiety or depression often ruminate on negative thoughts, like past missteps or feelings that they’re not good enough. The …

United States

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Getting Started<p>Sharing Resources<p>The nonprofit Creative Commons offers free, easy-to-use copyright licenses that allow you to specify which rights to …

Education Technology

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Pedagogy

What is a Performance Task? (Part 1) – Performance Task PD with Jay McTighe — Blog

A performance task is any learning activity or assessment that asks students to <i>perform</i> to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and proficiency. …

Pedagogy

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

Pedagogy

Too Many Students and Not Enough Time

Having taught in urban, suburban, and rural schools, and having worked with teachers in these environments, I can say from experience that class size …

Burn Your Podium (and Other Hacks)

The next classroom I walked past was abuzz—students were working in small groups, apparently engaged in an active discussion, while the teacher moved …

Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class

The Types of Student Inquiry<p>The Types of Student Inquiry are a scaffolded approach to inquiry in the classroom, one that gradually increases student …

MOOCs: A Postmortem

MOOCs are dead. “How can I possibly argue that MOOCs are dead?,” you may ask. After all, to borrow the stats just from Coursera, they have: 1600 …

Higher Education

The Innovation to Drive Innovation: Scaling Inquiry

By: Thom Markham. When done well, project-based learning helps students discover the fruits of a creative journey that leads to innovation and deeper …

Pedagogy

Navigating Chaos

By Thom Markham The problem with the 21st century is that it won’t stand still. Just when the goal came into focus — get students ready to be …

Pedagogy

The Tyranny of Being On Task

Many years later, I taught in a school with a focus on project-based learning. Learning was messy and conflicts emerged as students worked together …

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like …

Pedagogy

Matt Bromley’s Blog

Selected blogs…<p>If you’re a high ability pupil from a low income home (and, therefore, a low social class), you’re not going to do as well in school …

Curriculum Development

4 Examples Of Increasing Rigor In Summative Assessment

<b>4 Examples Of Increasing Rigor In Summative Assessment</b><p>by <b>Barbara R. Blackburn</b><p>Increasing rigor is a key strategy for improving student achievement.<p>How …

Pedagogy

How to train your brain for better dates — and sex

If things aren’t working out in your love life, maybe it’s about time you saw a doctor.<p>An Upper West Side psychologist is using a special kind of …

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