Guest blog series - What do teachers need from administrators?

I'm excited about my new guest blog series. I asked seven education bloggers to respond to this question: What do teachers need from administrators? Next week we'll see what they have to say...

  • Monday, September 6 - Brian Crosby
  • Tuesday, September 7 - Alice Mercer
  • Wednesday, September 8 - Jose Vilson
  • Thursday, September 9 - Bill Ferriter
  • Friday, September 10 - The Frustrated Teacher
  • Saturday, September 11 - Adina Sullivan
  • Sunday, September 12 - Shelly Blake-Plock
  • I know these will spark some great conversations. Happy reading (in advance)!

    How to make time for exercise — even on your craziest days

    A new study shows choosing to be active is a lot of work for our brains. Here are some ways to make it easier.

    Personal Growth

    There's no shortage of science suggesting that exercise is good for your mental as well as your physical health — and yet for many of us, incorporating exercise into our daily routines remains a struggle. A new study, published in the journal Neuropsychologia, asks why. Shouldn't it be easier to take on a habit that is so good for us?

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    Juice is terrible for children. Why do we keep giving it to them?

    A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.

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    Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you. 

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    Why American history lives between the cracks

    The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?

    • History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
    • In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
    • Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
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