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Dads are getting older and the impact on kids' health can be 'significant'

As women delay motherhood, men, too, are getting older when they become new parents.<p>The average age of an American baby’s father has risen by almost four years since the 1970s, from 27.4 to 30.9, a study published Wednesday in the journal Human Reproduction found.<p>It’s a big deal to see that kind of …

With Amazon looming, Walmart touts surging online grocery sales

Walmart is taking on Amazon in an attempt to head off the online giant before it can gain too much of a foothold in the home-delivered grocery business.<p>Walmart said Thursday that it's delivering online grocery orders from more than 900 stores with "strong results" in the early going, as the …

New Research Confirms That The "Global Warming Hiatus" Is a Myth

Mountains of Evidence<p>While the evidence supporting global warming is plentiful, those looking to deny it have had very few fact-based arguments in …

Stop Teaching, So Students Can Start Learning

I have an issue with the use of the word 'teaching.' We often use 'teaching' and 'learning' synonymously. In reality, learning is distinctly different from teaching: teaching is about <i>teachers,</i> and learning is about <i>students.</i> In traditional education, teaching is like a teacher giving a student a cup …

Your Best Body Ever: What to Eat

Our 1,350-calorie-a-day diet features foods that are great at stopping that famished feeling.

Man vs Machine in a Game of Go: Pictures

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Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy.<p>Maybe they should.<p>Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year …

Education

Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally

Note taking lies at the heart of curricula around the world. Beginning in elementary school, we teach students to "take notes" so that they can …

Education Technology

Good day at school? There’s an app for that

Behaviour-recording program tracks a child’s education, but ensuring privacy is a concern<p>When a child is asked by parents what they got up to at school, they probably won’t confess that they were told off for talking in their English lesson, or that they didn’t do their maths homework.<p>But now …

Can you spot a good teacher from their characteristics?

Professor Rob Klassen explores the latest research into what traits effective teachers have and how this could inform recruitment<p>What would you do in the following situation?<p>As students in your classroom begin a writing task, one of them, Kata, starts throwing paper around and distracting the …