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Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns. A student takes notes at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington D.C.

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative Assessment” and numerous articles on education. A high school teacher for 14 years, he is now the president of Authentic Education, in Hopewell, New Jersey, which provides professional development and other services to schools aimed at improving student learning.

Wiggins initially posted the piece without revealing the author. Comma story - Terisa Folaron. The Author of White Noise Reviews Taylor Swift's White Noise. Why I Hope My Ex Was A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kind Of Love. Texting Anxiety Caused by Little Bubbles. Photo.

Texting Anxiety Caused by Little Bubbles

More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids. Good for bodies and good for brains, the scientists say.

More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids

iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto Good for bodies and good for brains, the scientists say. iStockphoto As schools cut down on physical education and recess, kids are spending more time than ever in a desk. "If you consider the anthropology of humankind, we were designed to move," Charles Hillman, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tells Shots. Hillman and colleagues have added more evidence as to how activity helps kids. The researchers looked at a nine-month after-school program, called Fitness Improves Thinking in Kids (FITKids) at the University of Illinois. Brain activity during the multitasking test for active kids (left) and non-active kids (right).

The Human Voicebank. A Generic College Paper. Since the beginning of time, bullshit, flowery overgeneralization with at least one thesaurus’d vocabulary word.

A Generic College Paper.

In addition, irrelevant and misleading personal anecdote. Why I Think This World Should End. Rising playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney takes his own, wary path to L.A. - LA Times. 35 Things To Do Instead Of Spending Money. Life Lessons I Wish I'd Learned In My 20s If you want to put your success on the fast track, study what has worked for people who've come before you.

35 Things To Do Instead Of Spending Money

Slideshow: Sad Dads at One Direction. The Spin Slideshow: Sad Dads at One Direction Posted By The Spin on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 3:02 PM.

Slideshow: Sad Dads at One Direction

The Stubborn "Nail Houses" That Refuse to Get Demolished. Why Walking Helps Us Think - The New Yorker. In Vogue’s 1969 Christmas issue, Vladimir Nabokov offered some advice for teaching James Joyce’s “Ulysses”: “Instead of perpetuating the pretentious nonsense of Homeric, chromatic, and visceral chapter headings, instructors should prepare maps of Dublin with Bloom’s and Stephen’s intertwining itineraries clearly traced.”

Why Walking Helps Us Think - The New Yorker

He drew a charming one himself. Several decades later, a Boston College English professor named Joseph Nugent and his colleagues put together an annotated Google map that shadows Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom step by step. This Awkward Report From The Urbana Sweetcorn Fest Is Full Of Lies. Couple arrive home from honeymoon to find house covered in 14,000 Post-it notes. Lizzie Dearden Published 19/08/2014 | 13:44 Share.

Couple arrive home from honeymoon to find house covered in 14,000 Post-it notes

SEE IT: Erykah Badu interrupts live shot to kiss PIX11’s Mario Diaz. NEW YORK (PIX11) – When PIX11’s Mario Diaz was wrapping up his report on the arrest of a celebrity behaving badly, another celebrity followed suit during his live shot.

SEE IT: Erykah Badu interrupts live shot to kiss PIX11’s Mario Diaz

Diaz was finishing up his live shot during the 5 p.m. news on the arrest of Shia LeBeouf when a woman in a large hat appeared behind him. Erykah Badu appears behind PIX11’s Mario Diaz during his live shot on June 27, 2014. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Aperture: f/18 Exposure: 1/100th Focal Length: 85mm Camera: Nikon D2xs Aperture: f/8 Exposure: 1/60th Focal Length: 22mm.

The Woman on Top of the World. A few years ago, Beyoncé Knowles was like any other record-breaking pop star in an already crowded field. Then something changed. Photo If you’ve ever seen Beyoncé Knowles astride a concert stage or a red carpet, you know she is a woman with a flair for dramatic entrances. But no previous coup de théâtre prepared the world for the arrival of the singer’s fifth full-length solo record, “Beyoncé,” the “visual album” that airdropped onto iTunes at midnight on Dec. 13, 2013.

For months, the music press had seethed with speculation about Beyoncé’s delayed record release, with rumors of disastrous studio sessions and dozens of scrapped songs. Depression Part Two. I remember being endlessly entertained by the adventures of my toys. Some days they died repeated, violent deaths, other days they traveled to space or discussed my swim lessons and how I absolutely should be allowed in the deep end of the pool, especially since I was such a talented doggy-paddler.

I didn't understand why it was fun for me, it just was. But as I grew older, it became harder and harder to access that expansive imaginary space that made my toys fun. I remember looking at them and feeling sort of frustrated and confused that things weren't the same. 15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life. Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Conor Cusack: Depression is a friend, not my enemy. Conor Cusack Published 29/10/2013|07:34. The Habits Of Supremely Happy People. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.

It Took Studying 25,782,500 Kids To Begin To Undo The Damage Caused By 1 Doctor. Once upon a time, a scientist named Dr. Andrew Wakefield published in the medical journal The Lancet that he had discovered a link between autism and vaccines.