Teaching Housing and New Desks for Nalube Primary School

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The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. You can help by donating $5 or more to this campaign. Smrt English Ltd will match all donations. Click on the link for more details.

Nujeen wasn't supposed to make it out of Syria, but that's not stopping her dreams.

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Nujeen wasn't supposed to make it out of Syria, but that's not stopping her dreams.

Ant On A Rubber Rope Paradox

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Paradoxes are cool!

The myth of Sisyphus - Alex Gendler

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Sisyphus was both a clever ruler who made his city prosperous and a devious tyrant who seduced his niece and killed visitors to show off his power.

Liberals vs Conservatives

Education
Are Republicans and Democrats different because of biology?

How Some Words Get Forgetted

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It's the Great American Read!

Project Based Learning

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Project Based Learning (PBL) prepares students for academic success, personal, and career success, and readies young people to rise to the challenges of their world and the world they will inherit.

Optimizing Google Classroom For The Way You Work

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As education evolves, so do the needs of students and teachers. Google Classroom has updated Classroom to give teachers more control over how they organize everything.

5 Myths About Teaching in a Virtual Classroom

Education
With every new method of teaching comes new issues and in turn solutions to those issues. Here are five myths of teaching in a virtual classroom all of which bring new ideas and approaches to learning.

Is Micro-learning The Solution You Need?

Education
Is bite-sized learning for you? The learning strategy is largely known for quickly closing skill and knowledge gaps. It seems to be an ideal approach for many. What is Micro-learning?

Using Reflective Mapping To Help Grad Students Understand Their Transferable Skills

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A walk-through of a workshop designed to assist grad students with understanding their own transferable skillsets. This reflective mapping tool will help students gain and recognize confidence in their skills and experiences.

How Parents Get In The Way of Career Plans

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Most modern parents say that all they want for their kids in the world of work is that they be 'happy'. But it's often a good deal more complicated than that, and parents are frequently hard at work shaping what their kids think of as good and bad careers.

#STAYFRESH

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Ideas and tidbits for new teachers! A full list of interesting ideas and fresh takes some old ideas for a successful school year.

Gun Scare At School

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It started and was going just like any normal day in high school - until Serena was in English class that is, and things went wrong in a hurry, and in a big way.

How to use a semicolon - Emma Bryce

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It may seem like the semicolon is struggling with an identity crisis. It looks like a comma crossed with a period. Maybe that's why we toss these punctuation marks around like grammatical confetti; we're confused about how to use them properly. Emma Bryce clarifies best practices for the semi-confusing semicolon.

Grammar's great divide: The Oxford comma - TED-Ed

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If you read "Bob, a DJ and a clown" on a guest list, are three people coming to the party, or only one? That depends on whether you're for or against the Oxford comma -- perhaps the most hotly contested punctuation mark of all time. When do we use one? Can it really be optional, or is there a universal rule? TED-Ed explores both sides of this comma conundrum.

How misused modifiers can hurt your writing - Emma Bryce

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Modifiers are words, phrases, and clauses that add information about other parts of a sentence-which is usually helpful. But when modifiers aren't linked clearly enough to the words they're actually referring to, they can create unintentional ambiguity. Emma Bryce navigates the sticky world of misplaced, dangling and squinting modifiers.

The colleges where the American dream is still alive

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These schools are much better than Harvard, Yale, or Princeton at making poor kids rich.

6 Reasons Why STEM Learning Belongs in the Modern Classroom

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Six things that make STEM leaning so awesome, these factors are also why STEM learning is the new project based learning. Find a new STEM 140 Smrt course in the library.

These College Students Built a Hyperloop Pod... Here's What Happened

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College can be stressful with all the classes, exams and social events to balance. Now, imagine doing all that while building a Hyperloop pod that will be judged by Elon Musk... no pressure. A scrappy group of students from Wisconsin boldly took on that challenge, and they learned that no matter how many all-nighters you pull, there's always more work to be done.

6 Ed Tech Tools To Try Out

Education
These are six hand-picked resources for teachers that deserve more attention. These are not all brand-new tools, but each one brings something special to the classroom.