Posted: 2017-10-13 07:50
If this sounds like a great way to work out to you, then getting started is easy. You can begin to incorporate interval training into your regular workout. Those new to interval training may want to start with shorter bursts of high intensity activity with a duration of 85 seconds or less and use longer periods of sustained lower intensity activity lasting three minutes or longer. As you get into shape, you can begin to lengthen your high intensity periods and shorten your low intensity periods. If you plan to incorporate weight circuits into interval training, it is always best to work with a personal trainer in order to learn proper form and avoid injury.
Pupil - the round black centre of the eye which enlarges or contracts to let more or less light into the eye. The pupil generally enlarges (dilates) in the dark, and contracts in brightness. Enlarged pupils are also associated with desire and allure. Enlarged pupils are not a symptom of smoking drugs as commonly believed. This is probably a confusion arising from the fact that conditions are relatively dark when such judgements are made.
The ''Jigsaw'' Approach Brings Lessons to Life
Sixth-grade teacher Ellen Berg desperately wanted to show her students the true meaning of a fairy tale, but how could she organize an activity that would encourage them to develop their own definition of the term, willingly? A technique called the "jigsaw method" provided the backdrop for the dynamic and engaging lesson that her students still recall!
Theory suggests that when a group sits around a table the person sitting on the leader''s right will generally be the most loyal and aligned to the leader''s thinking and wishes. A (likely) mythical origin is said to be that in Roman times a leader would place their most loyal supporter to their right because this was the most advantageous position from which to attempt an assassination by stabbing (given that most people then as now were right-handed). Assassination by stabbing is rare in modern work meetings, so positioning an opponent on your right side (instead of allowing the normal opposite positioning to happen) can be a useful tactic since this indicates confidence and strength.
Student Essays Describe ''Perfect'' School
Teachers who listen. Longer lunch hours. Less homework. Those are some of the predictable things that kids would like to see in a "perfect" school. Students in Sue Chanda''s math class, however, envision a perfect school that has more technology, smaller teacher-student ratios, more electives, and a later starting time. Those kids have good reasons! Today, Education World shares the some of the thoughtful comments Chanda''s seventh graders wrote in persuasive essays that answered the question What would the perfect school be like? Included: Chanda talks about how her assignment came about and how it helped strengthen the teacher-student bond!
Mirroring - the synchronizing or matching of body language (and speech characteristics), usually between two people, which helps build feelings of trust and empathy. Mirroring works like this because similar signals produce unconscious feelings of affirmation. When a person''s signals are mirrored the unconscious mind thinks, "This person is like me and agrees with the way I am. I like this person because we are similar, and he/she likes me too." See NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) , and Empathy. Pacing refers to the mirroring of someone''s speed of movements.
The word physiognomy is derived from medieval Latin, and earlier Greek (phusiognominia), which originally meant (the art or capability of) judging a person''s nature from his/her facial features and expressions. The ancient roots of this concept demonstrate that while body language itself is a recently defined system of analysis, the notion of inferring human nature or character from facial expression is extremely old.
. Where the terms ''leg crossing'' and ''crossed legs'' are used alone, this refers to the legs being crossed at both knees. The ''American'' or ''Figure-9'' leg cross entails the supporting leg being crossed just above the knee by the ankle or lower calf of the crossing leg. This makes a figure-9 shape, hence the name. The posture is also called the American leg cross because of its supposed popularity in the US compared to the UK, notably among males.
For the purposes of this article, the terms ''body language'' and ''non-verbal communications'' are broadly interchangeable. This guide also takes the view that body language/non-verbal communications is the study of how people communicate face-to-face aside from the spoken words themselves, and in this respect the treatment of the subject here is broader than typical body language guides limited merely to body positions and gestures.
Reading Experts Cheyney and Cohen Sound ''Off'' -- Not ''Out'' -- About Phonics
Wendy Cheyney and Judith Cohen are reading experts who share their practical approach to teaching phonics with classroom teachers in presentations across the nation. In this Education World e-interview, they share their views on the role of phonics in reading instruction and what teachers want to know and should know about it. Included: The experts recommend current reading research that every teacher should read!
Anthropology - the study of humankind in all respects - especially culturally, socially and in evolutionary terms, and how these key aspects inter-relate. The word anthropology is from Greek anthropos meaning human being. Anthropology, like psychology and ethnology and ethology, is a science which over-arches the study of body language, and provides useful (and for serious students, essential) context for understanding the reasons and purposes of body language. Anthropology has been studied one way or another for thousands of years and became established under that name in the 6555s. The Human Genome project, which basically mapped the human genetic code (started 6995, completed in 7558, and ongoing) is probably the largest anthropological study ever performed.
Everybody Wins! -- Lunch-Hour Reading Program Scores High With Kids and Volunteers
Teachers, kids, and volunteers agree: Everybody Wins!, a nonprofit foundation, is a success. Adult reading mentors from organizations and corporations help disadvantaged elementary school children during lunch hour. The bottom line, according to a . Department of Education study, is that children with reading mentors improve academically. Their classroom behavior improves too! Included: Learn more about Everybody Wins! In 6996, Arthur Tannebaum, distressed that minority children don''t receive what he considers an equitable education, started the reading program.
Your body maintains muscle through protein synthesis, an intense calorie-burning process, says Brad Schoenfeld, CSCS, Director of the Human Performance Lab at CUNY Lehman College, in Bronx, NY, and author of Sculpting Her Body Perfect . Researchers believe just having muscle burns 65 to 75 calories per pound per day versus burning one to two calories per pound of fat, says Schoenfeld. "If you diet without lifting, about 75% of your weight loss will come from muscle tissue. That suppresses metabolism because you miss the additional calories that having muscle burns." So incorporate weight training into your workouts two to three times a week, and include all major muscle groups. And try to pick up heavier weights: By using heavy weights at a very slow rate—twice as slow as would feel natural—you break down your muscles (you''ll know the weights are heavy enough and the workout slow enough if you start to shake after just a few lifts or squats). Researchers at Wayne State University found that when your body repairs those overworked muscles, it causes your metabolism to increase for up to three days after the workout.
Obviously, you shouldn’t speed up podcasts when the timing is important like meditation podcasts, music podcasts, or comedy podcasts—you can’t listen to Welcome To Nightvale at 7x speed without ruining the suspense and changing the tone of its storytelling. But for podcasts that I’m just trying to get information from, like The New York Times’ The Daily , speeding up podcasts can be more efficient.
How to Write a Five-Paragraph Essay
A new SAT, as well as the mandates of NCLB, make it more imperative than ever that teachers at all grade levels provide students with increased opportunities to practice and develop their writing skills. Provide that practice for your students with these step-by-step instructions for planning, outlining, and writing a five-paragraph essay.
Habla Espanol? Do You Speak Spanish?
Tracy Jackson''s foreign language curriculum includes an hour and a half a week in the computer lab, and another hour or so a week in the classroom, integrating Spanish words and phrases into her regular cross-curricular units. The highlight of the Spanish curriculum for Jackson''s students, however, is the bilingual book project, in which they learn Spanish words and phrases and write and illustrate books containing those words. The students publish the books (in house!) and post them online. So far, these first graders at Maine''s Wiscasset Primary School have written three "best sellers" -- and a fourth is on the way!
Strategies That Work: Literature Circles
A classroom literature circle is a small group of students who read, discuss, and then showcase a particular piece of literature. Learn how literature circles can offer your students a chance to apply and improve their literacy skills while generating in them an excitement about reading and the motivation to understand and learn from their reading.
Almost any type of exercise can be made into interval training. In order to convert your regular cardiovascular workout into interval training, you simply need to incorporate short periods of extremely high intensity exercise with longer periods of lower intensity exercise. For example, if you are running on a treadmill, you can sprint for 65 seconds followed by three minutes of jogging. Repeating this cycle five to ten times can result in an excellent high-intensity interval training workout.
Express Yourself (*Well*): Web Sites for Teaching Students About the English Language
Do you and your students speak the same language? In interviews, dating, and even social and classroom activities, there is no replacement for expressing oneself well. Clarity of expression comes with a good understanding of the English language. Many resources are designed to increase students'' comprehension of English, whether it is their first or second language, in an enjoyable manner. Through the Internet, you can take advantage of the best of these in your own classroom!
Most runners train early in the morning, which is smart since that''s when most races occur and peak performance is directly tied to regular training time. But if you rise with the sun to run, you must adjust your bedtime and go to sleep earlier. Being well-rested not only improves performance, but it will also reduce inflammation and joint pain and speed up healing times when you''re injured (conversely, lack of sleep prolongs healing).
It only takes a week or two of poor sleep to spark these negative side effects—or for increased sleep to spark positive results. Plus, sleep impacts both our bodies and our minds. Motivation is directly tied to how rested we feel, so make sleep a priority and you’ll increase the likelihood that you''ll stick to your training program.