Class Management Tips, Smaller Soccer Balls, Obese Crash Dummies

October 30th, 2014

Teachers of all ages should review these solid class management tips. Then it’s why schools and clubs should consider smaller soccer balls for some children, and why crash test dummies are putting on weight. On to getting fired for a tweet, tobacco use by state, a great leadership interview of Dr. Laurie Glimcher, a line from Proverbs, and an amazing girl drummer.

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Girls Who Code, Music Boosts IQ, Chocolate & Memory

October 29th, 2014

If you know any girls who might be interested in a programming job, share this. Then it’s research that shows how studying music boosts IQ, and how chocolate helps your memory. On to using Instagram in class, Wikipedia gaining respect, brilliance from Charles Barkley, a failure quote, and peddling for beer.

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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey

October 28th, 2014

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey summarizes research on this topic, much of which educators have yet to implement. Education’s leaders need to read this book and work to reform the system accordingly. Click the icon at the bottom of any page to get a copy for educators you know.

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Give Students a Voice, Kids Grade Themselves, Rotten Apples?

October 27th, 2014

Giving all students a voice is important. Here are some excellent ideas. Then it’s students grading themselves, and a controversy over TIME’s cover. On to digital citizenship tips, key search modifiers, the problems with e-textbooks, a quote from Goethe, and apps to help you sleep.

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Is Common Core Appropriate? Engaging Ed Games, Bear-Hunt Controversy

October 26th, 2014

There is not much doubt in my mind that the common core standards are not developmentally appropriate for many students. Then it’s some great educational games, and a controversy over how to cull the bear population. On to sugar daddy problems, an ISIS fighter interview, 13th grade in Oregon, a quote for coaches, and a Halloween light show.

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