Five Fresh Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Once again it is that time of year when hearts, flowers, poetry, cozy romantic atmospheres, and all things red and pink are sought by individuals and couples alike in an effort to express and impress. Have you ever wondered if there was a better—or at least different—way to go about this whole “celebration of love” idea? I admit the thought crossed my mind a time … Continue reading Five Fresh Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … the last five years were the hottest ever recorded. Enroll in our free online course to learn how to communicate stories like this to your students.     … what’s happening with the four 2014 finalists for National Teacher of the Year. Chart your own professional development with our opportunities and resources.     … the most massive living … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … school districts have gotten creative in announcing snow days. Find five fun ways to warm up on snow days!   … some good news! Central Mexico reported its first sighting of a black bear in more than 100 years! What is the species range of the black bear?   … how a music teacher’s project is sending students to … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … good grades and a great work ethic only get you so far. Read of the week! How does our learning framework support lifelong learning?   … how self-compassion, not self-esteem, supports academic motivation. Learn how an archaeological site in Georgia hints at the evolution of compassion.   … why the U.S. Census starts in the most remote villages in … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … “The science says to us that, in fact, the way the brain functions and grows, it needs safety, it needs warmth, it actually even needs hugs. We actually learn in a state of positive emotion much more effectively than we can learn in a state of negative emotion. That has huge implications for what we do in schools.” Learn … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week