Canadian study: Students using mindfulness techniques perform better in maths
Students who learned mindfulness practices, such as meditation and gratitude, posted improved maths scores compared with students who did not use the practices, according to a recent study of students in British Columbia, Canada. Students also outperformed their peers in other areas, such as cognitive control, emotional control, optimism and empathy. Time.com
Teacher Language That Helps Children LearnThe Power of Our Words has shown thousands of teachers how to use language to build a classroom where students feel safe, respected, appreciated, and excited about learning. New second edition links teacher language to Common Core State Standards and offers more on using language to boost academic engagement and achievement. Learn more and order.
Australian state launches new framework for PD
Professional development for educators in New South Wales, Australia, is getting an overhaul. The Department of Education & Communities recently announced the adoption of the Performance and Development Framework, which will include teacher-developed goals and annual reviews. EducationHQ
Five ways to detect a malicious 'phishing' emailThey're called 'phishing' emails because the cybercriminals who send them are fishing for victims. These fraudulent emails, which may appear to come from a legitimate company or even a personal acquaintance, are designed to trick people into giving up personal information, such as credit card and social security numbers.
How to Fight RansomwareRansomware has become the most damaging and widespread threat that internet users face. What can you do to protect yourself?
• Backup your files
• Filter out executable files
• Watch where you click
• Run up-to-date antivirus software
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