The Guardian's collection of Audio Long Reads features in-depth essays read by voice actors. Each Audio Long Read is selected from the newspaper's long-read articles, which feature examinations of a wide range of topics and issues penned by journalists, academics, and others. For instance, in a recent episode, actress Lucy Scott reads Jacob Mikanowski's "Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet." Each Audio Long Read is approximately 30- 40 minutes in length .
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Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts, a strategy guide from ReadWriteThink. The guide has multiple suggestions for explaining the difference between argument and persuasion, as well as downloadable handouts, links to sample essays for illustration, and links to related ReadWriteThink resources. This strategy guide was published by the U.S. National Council of Teachers of English
MoneySmart: Teaching Resources contains free lesson plans, digital activities, and other educational resources created for teachers, parents and children. The resources can be browsed by year level, by learning area or by focus (e.g. budgeting, young adults, sustainability, etc.).MoneySmart is run by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (an independent government body). In addition to its teaching resources, the entire website offers useful consumer and financial literacy
From HBR How to Actually Start the Task You’ve Been Avoiding
There’s the shiny, confident exterior you show the world, but at the end of the day, when you’re alone with your thoughts, what do they say to you? Executive coach and Stanford MBA Shirzad Chamine asked more than 100 CEOs at a seminar this question, which they answered anonymously on flashcards. Chamine has spent the majority of his career trying to understand the drivers behind our most critical thoughts and whether it’s possible to escape them. Over time, he developed an analogy of how the