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Schools Stepping Up Efforts To Keep Classrooms Safe. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Schools across the country are finding ways to keep classrooms safe.

Schools Stepping Up Efforts To Keep Classrooms Safe

While the old method may have been to close the classroom door and hide, new strategies include keeping doors shut at all times and teaching teachers and staff how to fight back.

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Content. The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers. Find the Text Evidence in Nonfiction With These 8 Ways. This article is the second in our blog series Close Reading Isn't Just for Novels: Teaching Students to Read Nonfiction.

Find the Text Evidence in Nonfiction With These 8 Ways

Click here to read the first post. Thanks to our blog series sponsor, Renaissance Learning. Finding text evidence seems easy enough. Technically, any sentence is text evidence. Old teacher new teacher. Pic CK. Free Guides to Teaching and Learning With Primary Sources. Www.instituteofplay.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IOP_PrintPlay_SocraticSmackdown_v1.pdf.

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The Joys and Benefits of Cursive Writing  Richard Thomas as John-Boy Walton from the television program The Waltons.

The Joys and Benefits of Cursive Writing 

As a writer and former English teacher I sensed this. A Collection of Study Guides to Help You in High School. Organizing Information When Studying To be more efficient when studying, it is a must that you first prepare your study materials, your study area and, most importantly, yourself.

A Collection of Study Guides to Help You in High School

These are essential when it comes to building effective study habits. Most importantly, do not forget your assignment instructions. Organization is key to becoming successful with your high school studies. SQ4R: An Interactive Study System Proven to be one of the most efficient ways to enhance study skills, this method stands for: Survey, Question, Read, Write, Recite, and Review.

The Cornell Note-Taking Method.

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Www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/EJ/0871-jan98/EJ0871Ideas.PDF. Entire Faculty Of School Says Standardized Testing Has Taken Over Education. The entire faculty at a New York City public school is taking a stand against standardized testing.

Entire Faculty Of School Says Standardized Testing Has Taken Over Education

The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit education news outlet, on Wednesday published an op-ed written by the entire faculty at P.S. 167 in Queens, decrying standardized testing's impact on their school. The teachers wrote that the tests have made students incredibly stressed and have detracted from students’ educational experiences: 26 Keys to Student Engagement  Last year, the Gallup Organization reported that a survey of 500,000 students showed that student engagement plummets every year a child continues in school.

26 Keys to Student Engagement 

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5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think. Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?)

5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think

Might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For instance, he points out, in Chinese, saying “this is my uncle” is not as straightforward as you might think. In Chinese, you have no choice but to encode more information about said uncle. The language requires that you denote the side the uncle is on, whether he’s related by marriage or birth and, if it’s your father’s brother, whether he’s older or younger. How The Light In A Room Could Affect Your Emotions.

The intensity of light could also have an impact on the intensity of our emotions, a new study suggests.

How The Light In A Room Could Affect Your Emotions

Research published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology shows that the more intense the lighting, the greater a person's emotions -- both positive and negative. "Other evidence shows that on sunny days people are more optimistic about the stock market, report higher wellbeing and are more helpful while extended exposure to dark, gloomy days can result in seasonal affective disorder," study researcher Alison Jing Xu, an assistant professor of management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, said in a statement. "Contrary to these results, we found that on sunny days depression-prone people actually become more depressed. " The study included six experiments to examine the link between emotion and ambient brightness.

For one experiment, researchers showed that feelings of warmth increased in response to bright light, even when the temperature of the room was kept the same. Can Dim Lighting Make Our Students More Creative? Can Dim Lighting Make Our Students More Creative?

Can Dim Lighting Make Our Students More Creative?

Posted on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 @ 09:43 AM I work in the dark. I mean, it’s not pitch black in my office, but I only flip the switch to those eye-melting fluorescents when I absolutely have to. It’s unusual, I know—but the fact of the matter is that I work better in dim light. I can’t think or write otherwise and according to a recent study, my quirk may actually have a drop of science to it. According to the findings of a 2013 study by German researchers Anna Steidle and Lioba Werth, darkness may actually reduce feelings of constraint and spark creativity.

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