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Art Is Vital. ASPEN, Colo. — It has been three years since the spectacular video of Lil Buck dancing to Yo-Yo Ma brought jookin—which draws from hip-hop, ballet, jazz, and modern dance—into mainstream consciousness.

Art Is Vital

Apply for a Teacher Travel Grant This Summer. Summer is the perfect time to research and apply for a teacher travel grant.

Apply for a Teacher Travel Grant This Summer

The key is to look in the right places and write a compelling application. Then, once you win an award, you might find yourself kayaking the length of the Mississippi River while developing a river ecology unit. Effective School Discipline. INTERNATIONAL > Home. Welcome to Open Library (Open Library) Coursera. 10 Best Audiobook Apps for Bibliophiles [Android] The wont of reading books was very common few years ago but currently, people can hardly find the time to read a book from cover to cover due to their busy life routines.

10 Best Audiobook Apps for Bibliophiles [Android]

Audiobooks provide you with an easy way to listen to your favorite book rather than read it. You can do this while driving to work, or while taking the daily commute, while doing your daily job or running the threadmill at the gym. There are many audiobook apps that contain thousands of audiobooks in their database. You can search, download and listen to the book of your choice by using these apps. In this post, I have pooled together 10 best audiobook apps, both free and premium, for Android devices. 1. LibriVox Audio Books comes with a free audiobook app that has an interface that is easy to navigate. Each audiobook can be streamed or downloaded. [Free – Download App] 2. . [1-month free trial, $14.95/month – Download App] Effective E-mail Communication. What this handout is about This handout is intended to help students, faculty, and University professionals learn to communicate more effectively using e-mail.

Effective E-mail Communication

The Hamlin School Embraces No Rescue Policy for Parents to Encourage Resilience in Children. “In an effort to promote independence and responsibility, the school encourages a policy based on the premise that choices have natural consequences — both positive and negative.

The Hamlin School Embraces No Rescue Policy for Parents to Encourage Resilience in Children

Students often learn best when they learn from their mistakes. If a student forgets an item at home or fails to complete an assignment, for example, parents are asked not to bring items to school. If a parent does bring an item for the student, it will be the teacher’s discretion whether or not to allow the student to have it. Music Lessons Were the Best Thing Your Parents Ever Did for You, According to Science. If your parents ever submitted you to regular music lessons as a kid, you probably got in a fight with them once or twice about it.

Music Lessons Were the Best Thing Your Parents Ever Did for You, According to Science

Maybe you didn't want to go; maybe you didn't like practicing. But we have some bad news: They were right. It turns out that all those endless major scale exercises and repetitions of "Chopsticks" had some incredible effects on our minds. Psychological studies continue to uncover more and more benefits that music lessons provide to developing minds. One incredibly comprehensive longitudinal study, produced by the German Socio-Economic Panel in 2013, stated the power of music lessons as plain as could be: "Music improves cognitive and non-cognitive skills more than twice as much as sports, theater or dance.

" How classrooms look around the world — in 15 amazing photographs. To mark last month’s World Teachers’ Day (sponsored by UNESCO , the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), photographers from Reuters took pictures around the world of educators with their students in a telling exhibit of the very different circumstances under which children attend school.

How classrooms look around the world — in 15 amazing photographs

Here are 15 pictures taken by Reuters photographers, revealing the spectrum of “classrooms” — from those with literally no resources to those well-stocked and housed. Teacher Mahajera Armani and her class of girls pose for a picture at their study open area, founded by Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), outside Jalalabad city, Afghanistan September 19, 2015. (Reuters) Class one children aged between six and seven years old pose for pictures in their classroom at Gifted Hands Educational Centre in Kenya’s Kibera slum in the capital Nairobi, September 16, 2015. (Reuters) Why teachers should stop trying to hide their emotions in school. (iStock) There is a great deal of talk about how schools need to address the social and emotional needs of students, and that is indisputably true.

Why teachers should stop trying to hide their emotions in school

But this post isn’t about that. It’s about teachers, and the hidden emotional toll that their job takes on them. In this unusual post, Ruben Brosbe, a third-grade teacher in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of New York City, writes about the difficulty teachers have in talking about their feelings about their job — and how gender plays a role in that dynamic. Intellectually Gifted Kids And Learning Disabilities Often Go Hand In Hand. A’s for Everyone: How Grade Inflation Is Wrecking Higher Education. A report card of straight A’s might make parents paying a pretty penny for their child’s college education feel a diploma is worth the financial sacrifice.

A’s for Everyone: How Grade Inflation Is Wrecking Higher Education

But according to the most comprehensive analysis ever of grade inflation in higher education in the United States, nowadays even the most average students are likely to be given A’s. Although all those A’s might make American students feel—or appear—smart, in the long run, it could make them less employable compared with their legitmately high-achieving peers around the world. “It’s likely that American competitiveness will suffer if we continue to water down undergraduate education,” former Duke University geology professor Stuart Rojstaczer wrote in an email to TakePart about Grade Inflation, the report released Tuesday on his website. RELATED: 5 College Majors With the Lowest Unemployment, and 5 With the Highest Rojstaczer has become known as “Mr. The rise in college grades during the Vietnam War was well documented.