Don’t interrupt me

New research shows that meetings and interruptions have a negative effect on our well being that may “…contribute to burnout, anxiety, depression and other negative emotions“. Combine meetings with interruptions from students, parents, other teachers, and principals, and you have a recipe for grouchy teachers! A person takes 8-10 minutes to get back into a […]

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Students and communication

The ‘millennials’ usher in a new era brings up some interesting points in the education of the next generation. For their grandparents, the bicycle was a symbol of childhood independence. Today, for many kids and young adults, it is the Internet. “It consumes my life,” said Andrea Thomas, a senior at Miami University. “If I’m […]

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Create a graph

Need a way to easily create a graph? The National Center for Education Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Education has put together an easy to use tool to create bar, line, area, pie, and XY graphs. Users can email the graph to themselves, which will also give a link to save the […]

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Five percent of adults illiterate

According to an article on CNN, The National Assessment of Adult Literacy: “About one in 20 adults in the U.S. is not literate in English, meaning 11 million people lack the skills to handle many everyday tasks, a federal study shows.” It goes on further that 19 million American adults have “below basic” skills, which […]

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Are teenagers tech savvy?

Some adults are intimidated by the the technological knowledge of today’s youth, but it appears that kids today are not as good with technology as they appear. The study found that, contrary to stereotype, teens as a group are not as adept as adults in navigating the Web. When dealing with students and technology, one […]

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