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50 Non-Profit Organizations That Educate People In Need

Education is the backbone of a successful society. Every human being should have the right, privilege, and opportunity to get the best education possible. Unfortunately in our world, this is often not a reality for many impoverished people groups. Education falls by the wayside as people groups struggle to find…

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Apr
5

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10 Ways to Inspire Your Colleagues As An Educator

A recent story on The Onion, the Internet’s beloved satire site renowned for its ability to pinpoint painful truths in its “fake news” stories, last week underscored one of the saddest dynamics of modern education. In “Inspirational English Teacher Cancelled out by Every Other Teacher at School,” the problem of…

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Apr
3

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The Real Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship and How To Promote It In Your Classroom

“Social entrepreneurs don’t just pursue a social end, they pursue that end in a fundamentally communal way.” –Sally Osberg, Skoll Foundation In a not-so-distant past, college degrees were the safety nets that led to job security. Now those nets are riddled with holes, sagged down by the weight of so…

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Mar
27

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Running on Empty? 25 Tricks to Jumpstart Routine Lessons

Over the years, I’ve noticed how one question can change the dynamics of any situation. Everything might be moving along quite nicely at the dinner table, everyone’s happy and laughing but one question can send those same smiling faces into a frenzy of shouts and upset. This also holds true…

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Mar
25

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Comedy in the Classroom: 50 Ways to Bring Laughter Into Any Lesson

During a recent class session, my students stared at me with blank expressions, glassy eyes, pasty and pale skin, and jowls drooping. I think I even saw a string of saliva hanging from the corner of one student’s mouth. I was reviewing plot structure. It was perfect except for the…

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Mar
22

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50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson

As children, young children, everything meant playing and art. We saw the world as a playground and a canvass. It didn’t matter whether or not we could actually draw. What mattered was the thrill of creating something beautiful. We were all artists. We still are. So reminding students that inspiration…

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Mar
19

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20 Quick Actions You Can Do Today To Set Your Classroom Up For Success

When the school year begins, teachers spend a lot of time getting the classroom ready, planning lessons, and getting to know his/her students. The following list includes 20 ideas that you may not have thought of in terms of a successful classroom arrangement or organization. Each item takes no longer…

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Feb
21

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Customized Instruction: Four Characteristics of Effective Instructional Explanations

Learning can be challenging for a variety of reasons. Students constantly face conceptual, social, emotional, and mental obstacles that can’t be overcome with all-purpose solutions. Just as every student is unique, so is every learning situation. Tutors exist to help students work through the conceptual problems that plague them the…

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Standardized Tests Not A Good Indication of Fluid Intelligence According to New Research

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Each step forward in one’s educational career means passing another series of tests and exams, but schools are often criticized for placing too much emphasis on preparing students for standardized tests and not enough on helping them develop the skills that will carry them through a lifetime of learning. A…

How One Computer Program Dispels Exam Anxiety and Boosts Grades

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Researchers at the University of South Australia and Edge Hill University in the UK have found an innovative way to help students reduce their stress levels and boost performance on tests. By instructing students to follow an on-screen self-help program prior to test-taking, researchers were able to relieve them of…

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