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Distance Learning: Best Apps, Tools and Online Services

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Scott Steinberg

For modern educators looking to provide the best tools and services for distance learning solutions, here are a dozen top resources to consider.

WATCH: Intern Brings Down The House With Amazing Speech

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

This intern at Teach For America Baltimore will have you believing in education as a force for change like never before. In an impassioned speech, ...

Reinventing Life Science Startups - Evidence-based Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently? We're g...

Reinventing Life Science Startups - Medical Devices and Digital Health

Steve Blank | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently? We're g...

Finding Forgiveness

Annie Chagnot | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Annie Chagnot

For four years I spent my days reading about the value of forgiveness. But it wasn't until I switched careers to teach in a high-need middle school that I came to understand at a visceral level just how precious and essential forgiveness is, and how it miraculously plays out in daily life.

Why Engineers and Scientists Should Teach Children

Tara Chklovski | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology
Tara Chklovski

It doesn't need to be a dramatic career shift. It can simply be a volunteering commitment. But there is a critical mix that results in the experience being powerful for each person.

Let's Change the Narrative Surrounding Education Reform

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Hillary Linardopoulos

I arrive at work early each day. I am accessible to my families day or night, and often get phone calls from parents and students in need of guidance. I am not saying this to complain. I have taught children for almost 10 years at de Burgos because I want to be there.

Am I a Dancer Who Gave up?

Shawn Renee Lent | Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts
Shawn Renee Lent

I am dancing, with and for others. I am and will always be a dancer. I take that with me, in the ways I think, develop ideas, collaborate, move. I haven't been on a professional or semi-professional stage in six years, but I am a dancer. Because I say so.

Teen Girls Prove Their Power in the Middle

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

The last "class" brought tears to our eyes and saying goodbye after just two weeks was difficult, actually downright depressing. We will miss them and the life they brought to our Reading Center every day.

Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

The promise of a great public education for all children is under pressure not only from out-of-touch legislators, but from economic and societal factors outside school that make it much more difficult to achieve success within the classroom.

Too Darn Hot!

Neale Godfrey | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Everyone can do their part to help reduce their carbon emissions but it is especially important for parents to teach their kids. Future generations hold the key and have to learn early.

Hearing Words In Music

Larry Strauss | Posted 07.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Larry Strauss

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI'd never imagined blues like that -- upbeat and exquisite. It seemed somehow to give a nod to all of life's sadness without giving in to any of it.

Its Not Grammar... It's Grammar

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 09.23.2013 | Books
Tarun Sakhrani

How often does your phone automatically correct your words? How often has a coherent sentence become one of absolute gibberish or at least one that ...

What the Jane Fonda Fitness Revolution Tells Us About Success in College

Robert Shireman | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Robert Shireman

With the printing press, with libraries, and now with the Internet, access to knowledge is no longer the issue. Real learning is hard work, and just as with physical fitness the barrier to mental fitness is our human tendency toward slothfulness and procrastination.

Why All The Teach For America Hate?

Lauren Boyle | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Lauren Boyle

In the last few months, the non-profit powerhouse Teach for America (TFA) has incurred heavy criticism, much of it coming from alumni. In one blog po...

5 Reminders When Teaching Kids Life Skills

Leslie Hendry | Posted 09.20.2013 | Parents
Leslie Hendry

Using the following five steps to teach your kids discipline and responsibility can go a long way towards helping them get with the program and start good life habits.

'Straightening Up' the Classroom

James Harrell | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
James Harrell

Several of the older boys began to lie on one another, each resting his head on the lower waist of the boy behind him, until one of the male teachers reminded them that they were "acting gay." This teacher was out of line, but he wasn't out of character for many educators in our nation's classrooms.

Work in Progress

Greg Woodburn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

The focus on non-profit organizations' overhead expenses as a top benchmark for performance has hindered capacity-building efforts and limited the entrance and retention of talent in the sector.

What We Heard: Initial Thoughts From the Listening Tour

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Elisa Villanueva Beard

A big tent that holds a truth that unites us all: a belief that all kids -- no matter what their race, background, or socio-economic status -- can achieve at the highest levels.

What Happens at Bedtime?

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

It doesn't matter if you are in bed alone or with someone, those last few minutes before you fall asleep you are alone with your thoughts.

Students Greet Nelson Mandela at Yankee Stadium

Alan Singer | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

In June 1990, Nelson Mandela traveled to the United States for a twelve-day, eight-city, campaign to keep economic and political pressure on the government of South Africa to end apartheid and accept majority rule.

Hollywoodland? Stakes Are Higher Than Mt. Everest At What Cost?

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 08.31.2013 | Los Angeles
Joanna Perry-Folino

I'm not as needy or desirous of fame or fortune as most folks in L.A. since I'm older than the majority of wannabees you see everywhere. For me it's supposed to be about fun.

The Four Ignored Elephants of Quality in the Classroom and Teacher Retention

Kevin Walsh | Posted 08.28.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

I gave up my calling last summer and quit public school teaching after 25 years. That was never my plan; I was going to go 40 years. It wasn't "kids today," parental apathy or even standardized testing. Frankly, we were going broke.

A Sense of Ending

Liz Madans | Posted 08.27.2013 | Books
Liz Madans

Cultivating a sense of beginning and ending resonates with the work we do with text, teaching students to recognize the signs of change: a quickening, a turn, and an untying.

Literacy Through Love... and a Bedtime Story

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

All of us have a calling. Despite financial and administrative challenges, teachers respond to their calling with gusto. Every day their devotion to teach through love transcends the mindless pay cuts, budget slashes and never ending troubles they are up against.