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100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful. As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and overcoming your fears. RSA Shorts - How to find your element. Your Lesson's First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand. If you have ever lived with another person and come home to find them in a bad mood, how long did it take you to figure it out?

Your Lesson's First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand

Hours? Minutes? Seconds? Resources for Getting Started with Project-Based Learning. PBL Defined and Clarified What the Heck is PBL?

Resources for Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

By Heather Wolpert-Gawron (2015) In project-based learning, students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other. Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning (2014) Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL in this video. What Should "Gold Standard" PBL Include? Back to Top Stories and Examples My PBL Failure: 4 Tips for Planning Successful PBL, by Katie Spear (2015) Here are four lessons learned from a failed PBL unit: align with the school calendar, allow planning time, carefully create the topic and guiding question, and collaborate with peers. Other Tips From Teachers and Experts. Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Inner Meanie and... Photo credit: iStockPhoto In this nine-part series, we will look at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary school age children.

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Inner Meanie and...

These are very useful in helping students learn, manage emotions better and increase empathy. Each blog features one letter of the acronym HAPPINESS: Teaching Kindness: More Than a Random Act. It's been a long time since I was in elementary school.

Teaching Kindness: More Than a Random Act

But I can remember it like it was yesterday. Integrated Studies. Creating Thoughtful Readers Through Habits of Mind. Edited by Arthur L.

Creating Thoughtful Readers Through Habits of Mind

Costa and Bena Kallick How often have you heard comments of this nature or even said them yourself? People of all ages say they want to change some aspect of their lifestyle but have trouble accomplishing the task. Why is it so hard to alter behaviors? Health experts say it has to do with changing long-standing habits, established dispositions of the mind, some of which have roots early in life. Cultivating productive mental habits is a lifelong process. Societal and economic changes as well as disheartening reading scores on standardized tests have caused schools to broadly emphasize literacy. Educators lament that their students lack the requisite knowledge, skills, and mental dispositions to read and comprehend text. A common cure for attacking literacy deficiencies is the use of appropriate strategies.

What Is a Strategic Reader? Strategic readers are focused and in charge of their reading. Which Habits of Mind Develop Strategic Readers? Figure 12.1. Figure 12.2. Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement. A while back, I was asked, "What engages students? " Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders.

The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccuring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students' answers to the question: "What engages students? " 1. Working with their peers "Middle-school students are growing learners who require and want interaction with other people to fully attain their potential.

" "Teens find it most interesting and exciting when there is a little bit of talking involved. 2. "I believe that when students participate in "learning by doing" it helps them focus more. "We have entered a digital age of video, Facebook, Twitter, etc., and they [have] become more of a daily thing for teens and students. Extra Zzz's in Morning May Help Teens Stay Alert in Class. MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying the morning school bell might help teens avoid sleep deprivation, according to a new study.

Extra Zzz's in Morning May Help Teens Stay Alert in Class

Later school start times appear to improve teens' sleep and reduce their daytime sleepiness. For the study, investigators assessed boarding students at an independent high school before and after their school start time was changed from 8 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. during the winter term. The later start time was associated with a 29-minute increase in the students' amount of sleep on school nights, and the proportion who got eight or more hours of sleep on a school night increased from 18 percent to 44 percent, the study found. Younger students and those who slept less at the start of the study were most likely to benefit from the later school start time, according to the results published in the January issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

Dad stays connected through napkin notes - Parenting - TimesDispatch.com. 2 images Daniel Sangjib Min Emma keeps some of her father’s notes in a notebook.

Dad stays connected through napkin notes - Parenting - TimesDispatch.com

They took on greater meaning during his cancer battle.