parents.tvo How can we tell if a child will be successful in life? Are high grades an indicator? Or are there other factors that lead to your child’s success? Healthy Fries - Recipe For Delicious Fries For Just 15 Minutes With this recipe, your favorite fast and unhealthy food will be a delicious and healthy meal. Ingredients: 4 medium sized potatoes 4 tablespoons olive oil pinch salt pinch pepper A few tablespoons Parmesan Peel the potatoes and wash them well, then chop them into pieces with a size of about 1.5 centimeters. Fill a large bowl with cold water (you can also add ice in it) and place the potatoes inside. Meanwhile turn the oven to 220 degrees, place the baking tray aluminum foil on the roasting pan and brush it with olive oil. 3 Geniuses' Best Tips to Accelerate Learning In the video above, the always entertaining Tim Ferriss explains the techniques he used to teach himself to play a song on the drums in front of a live audience in only a week. This is indeed a fun feat that pushed Ferriss to think carefully about how to learn fast and come up with genuinely useful rules of thumb. But it's hardly the most impressive example of learning one can imagine. In a world that includes the theory of relativity, the plays of Shakespeare, and a worldwide web of instantly connected supercomputers, it's not difficult to come up with other people who might have even more authority to talk about how to learn hard things quickly.
Helping Your Child Build a Strong Vocabulary To succeed in school and beyond, children need to build a robust vocabulary. Kids learn a lot from the adults in their lives and there are many ways you can help your child learn new words. We reached out to Parent Toolkit expert and University of Michigan Education Professor Nell Duke for some tips you can use at home to expand your child’s vocabulary. “Goldilocks Principle”
Description: Teaching Presence Teaching presence is defined as the design, facilitation, and direction of cognitive and social processes for the purpose of realizing personally meaningful and educational worthwhile learning outcomes. This paper reviews the tasks of the online teacher, gleaned from the literature and our own experiences as teachers of graduate level, online courses. It next introduces a technique for systematically analyzing the context of the text-based transcripts of those courses. We seek knowledge hidden in the data from the actual interactions between and among students and on-line teachers as they develop, facilitate, guide and evaluate learning activities. Our goal is to develop tools that are efficient, reliable, and practical in the task of helping teachers both understand and improve their on-line teaching.
Instilling Perseverance in Children by Leah Davies, M.Ed. By Leah Davies, M.Ed. Perseverance means having the self-discipline to continue a task in spite of being confronted with difficulties. Albert Einstein said, “It’s not that I'm so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” The following are classroom activities that promote perseverance: 1. Lead a discussion on what perseverance means and does not mean.
Nigel Slater’s chicken recipes The kitchen windows are steamed up. A chicken poaches on the hob in my deepest cast-iron pot, with an onion, a couple of carrots, a little bunch of thyme leaves and bay. There are black peppercorns, too, but no salt yet. I add salt flakes later, when the aromatics have done their work and I know where I am. Sometimes I include small whole carrots, halved and peeled shallots, and parsnips to serve with the chicken. Reinventing Organizations By George Pór for Enlivening Edge Magazine Prelude From kindergarten to school, to my informal circles of colleagues, spiritual seekers, or fellow hobbyists—throughout my life—I’ve always been participating in various kinds of communities of learners. Probably, you too. At every age, my communities were always comprised not only by a web of relationships, but also by a collection of intelligences. In the early 80s, along with my first forays into cyberspace and the then-unusual world of virtual communities, I became interested in how a collection of intelligences can become a collective intelligence, how a community of learners can become a community that learns.