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What's in Your Mindful Toolbox? A Singing Bowl

Bonnie Levine, MA | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Bonnie Levine, MA

We listened to the sound of the singing bowl on the first day of school. Actually, we listened to the sound of the bowl every day during the first week. The children were drawn to the bowl or the bell, as we sometimes called it.

Some Atheists and Transhumanists are Asking: Should it be Illegal to Indoctrinate Kids With Religion?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A reasonable society should not have to indoctrinate its children; its children should discover and choose religious paths for themselves when they become adults, if they are to choose one at all.

Teach For All

Greg Woodburn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

In order for us to one day achieve the vision of providing all children with excellent education, Teach For All and other social impact alliances must increasingly come together to improve the breadth and depth of work being done.

16 Reasons Why I Love to Teach Creative Writing

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Lev Raphael

I felt intensely grateful that I'd had a writing mentor in college who had modeled dedicated, patient, relaxed, non-bullying work with students. Not changing what your students write but doing your best to bring it into fuller bloom. That's not easy.

101 Things I Will Teach My Daughter

Sierra Vandervort | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Sierra Vandervort

Don't regret the times you feel sad. How else will you appreciate the times you feel good?

Why There Are More Female Teachers Than Males

SFGate | Posted 09.11.2014 | Books

When he was only 18, Herman Melville taught for a winter in a crowded and underfunded one-room schoolhouse in rural Massachusetts....

Great Grandpa's Brain Versus Back-to-School Night

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 09.11.2014 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

GG's Brain: Why did I let them talk me into this? I wanted to watch my Lawrence Welk videos tonight! Are we even in the right place? Why do they h...

Learning Multiple Strategies to Teach Math

Teach Plus | Posted 09.11.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Audrey Jackson We've all heard this from someone we know: "I'm so bad at math, I just don't get it." We sympathize or agree, despite the fact th...

10 Lessons to Overcome Misguided Limitations

S. L. Young | Posted 09.12.2014 | Education
S. L. Young

Individuals can be quick to place limitations on someone's thoughts, ideas, capabilities or potential. These types of misguided limitations can cause individuals to not achieve their potential or miss opportunities for themselves, others and society.

Dear High School Teachers: Sorry for Being a Sh*t

Clint Edwards | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Clint Edwards

I'm grateful that you cut me slack and stuck with me, that you took the time to chat with me after class about my family, that you encouraged me to keep trying, and, most importantly, that you, time and time again, talked me out of leaving school.

A Constitutional Book Drive

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

Why do we have so few good options to educate ourselves about America's foundational text? And, what are the costs of this constitutional ignorance?

A Little Girl, 10 Years Later

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Time flies. Yes, we hear that everyday don't we? And on some days we see it too. Time flies. Can you see a difference you've made in someone's life...

How We Do It: Success in the Classroom

Nicholas Simmons | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
Nicholas Simmons

I may not be skilled enough to set a broken leg or brave enough carry a person from a burning building, but I, like my colleagues, can work to inspire a teenager to believe in his own potential, to see that her future depends on hard work and perseverance, to teach them the math they will need in high school and beyond.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur -- The Inventure Cycle

Steve Blank | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

The Lean Startup is a process for turning ideas into commercial ventures. Its premise is that startups begin with a series of untested hypotheses. The...

The Global Search for Education: Learn by Action

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"No matter the platform, people will always need to know how to understand, analyze and reflect upon larger contexts and systems. That pro-active cre...

Chalk Dust

Stuart Dorsey | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Stuart Dorsey

The technology is nice, but I like being back at the chalkboard. In any early class, I was really getting into it, throwing up a lot of chalk dust. Halfway through, I noticed students snickering, and that's never a good sign.

The Biggest Difference Between Success and Mediocrity for Teachers and Leaders

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

I've had both horrible and amazing bosses and teachers, and I've watched my kids experience the same. In the end, the difference between success and failure comes down to intent. Every employee and every student wants to know -- do you want me to be successful?

What Teachers Really Do, Really

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 09.05.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

The Education in America series for HuffPost Live discusses what truly defines an amazing teacher and what challenges teachers are facing in the present-day.

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

Why Asian Education Is Better, and Why It Is Not

David Scott Clegg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

Everywhere I go these days it seems I'm faced with the same question: what is wrong with America's education system? The query is usually followed with a defining statement that Asian students are 'kicking our butts' on the international exams. But are they correct?

What Your Middle School Teacher Wants You to Know

Mary E. Graham | Posted 09.04.2014 | Education
Mary E. Graham

If you're not one of the select few who choose to spend their days around prepubescent twelve and thirteen year old kids, here are some things us middle school teachers would love for you to know as you're dealing with your middle schooler or your middle school teacher...

Let's Begin With Gandhi

Elissa Viggiani | Posted 09.04.2014 | Education
Elissa Viggiani

Gandhi used his words. He did not hit, kick, punch, or push even though he was probably hurt and mad. He took the time to find his words.

The College Course Is Dead?

Dan Butin | Posted 09.04.2014 | College
Dan Butin

The college course is dead. Or at least that's the argument I make in an op-ed today about MIT's report. And if it's not dead, I hope that someone will soon kill it. By this I mean that most college courses are not structured for student learning; they're structured for professors teaching.

Summer...A Eulogy

Carrie Kenny | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Carrie Kenny

Already you are starting to feel like a distant memory. That beach vacation, the days in Pennsylvania, the night in Atlantic City, did we have them? If not for the piles of laundry, unpacked bags and extra ten pounds, I'd think I imagined them.

Primal Fear and the Legacy of Damien Hirst

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.04.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

What artworks of the past 25 years will we care about in the future? Why is this work so important? In the past when I have lectured on Hirst, I've focused on the following.