Alicia Rafacz

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Checkerboard Planet by Eleanor Arnason (audio)

Our third podcast for December is “Checkerboard Planet” written by Eleanor Arnason and read by Kate Baker. Subscribe to our podcast.

It is crucial for a resilient democracy that we better understand how Google and Facebook are changing the way we think, interact and behave<p>The lack of transparency around the processes of Google’s search engine has been a preoccupation among scholars since the company began. Long before Google …

Ideology

Donald Trump: TIME Person of the Year 2016

Even for Donald Trump, the distance is still fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to make out the regular …

How To Develop Better Reading Habits

In a world where people often turn to the Internet and television for entertainment, developing good reading habits has grown even more important.

How Maps Shaped Shakespeare

William Shakespeare knew his way around a map—just look at how King Lear divides his kingdom into three parts, creating chaos while he pursues his …

Could a Shakespearean Globe Theatre be coming to Detroit?

The art of shipping containers<p>An ambitious - and dramatic- idea could be making its way into Detroit soon. Imagine a night out at the theater...just like Shakespeare’s famed Globe Theatre, but with a modern twist. This Globe Theatre would be built with shipping containers. We chatted with Angus …

Los Angeles

William Trevor, novelist and short story writer, dies aged 88

<b>William Trevor, the Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer, has died at the age of 88, his publisher has announced.</b><p>Penguin Random House Ireland tweeted: "We regret to announce the death of William Trevor, one of Ireland's greatest writers."<p>It added: "We extend our deepest condolences to …

Technology 101 Skills for Teachers

For the past three years I have been involved with Oklahoma A Plus Schools (@okaplus) as a teacher in their workshops and now as a “fellow” providing …

Mary McCartney’s Shakespeare Moment

Photographer snaps Mark Rylance, cast members of “Twelfth Night” in New York.<p><b>LONDON —</b> Like a good reporter — or therapist — photographer Mary …

How Can We Help Students Develop Self-Control?

The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>How can we best help students develop self-control?</i><p>Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, …

The Science of Effective Learning Spaces

Daytime Light Exposure Can Boost Learning<p>Light does more than just allow us to see the world around us. When light enters our eyes, it also engages a …

Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order

<b>An Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order</b><p>by <b>Dana Schon</b>, sai-iowa.org<p><b>Effect Size Defined</b><p>Statistically speaking, …

Matching Edtech Products With Neurological Learning Goals

What might some of these goals look like?<p>Closing the gaps in students' foundational knowledge<br>• Skill practice to build automaticity in facts and …

Pedagogy

Four Charles Bukowski Poems Animated

The poetry of Charles Bukowski deeply inspires many of its readers. Sometimes it just inspires them to lead the dissolute lifestyle they think they …

These are the Latin American authors you should be reading this summer

For many years Latin American writers complained of living under the shadow of their predecessors: the heavyweights of magical realism like Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa or Carlos Fuentes. And Latin American authors are too often absent from suggested reading lists, despite the …

On Reading 25 of The Best Short Stories Ever

Recently, I came across a list of the 200 greatest short stories. I did the obvious thing and went through the anthologies in my house, reading a lot …

BBC Radio 4 - Book of the Week, Romantic Outlaws - The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley

Romantic Outlaws - The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley<p>Book of the Week<p>Charlotte Gordon's biography of the pioneering feminist and her novelist daughter. Read by Juliet Aubrey and Ellie Kendrick. Abridged by Sara Davies<p>On demand<p>This programme is not currently available on …

8 Famous Authors Who Were Also Spies

British author Frederick Forsyth made big news recently when he admitted that he had worked as a secret agent for the MI6, the British foreign …

Your 10 favourite TS Eliot lines

VS Naipaul,Charles Dickens,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Culture,James Joyce,Biography,Books,Leo Tolstoy,Henry James,Edith Wharton,William Shakespeare,Langston Hughes,TS Eliot<p>From Shakespeare to Shelley, Edith Wharton to VS Naipaul … literature’s greats have biographies to match<p>The idea of writing about …

Literature

50 literary quotes to start your day with

Getting out of bed every morning is a real drag. We know it shouldn’t be, but it is. And sometimes it takes more than just a potent cup of coffee to …

9 Things You Should Know about the Oldest Bible in the World

The upcoming exhibition <i>Egypt after the Pharaohs</i> at the British Museum in London, England, doesn’t open until October 29, but it has already been the …

Did Dickens invent time travel?

From Ebenezer Scrooge to Doctor Who, fictional characters’ journeys through time and space still continue to fascinate. Samira Ahmed explains why.<p>“As the words were spoken, they passed through the wall, and stood upon an open country road, with fields on either hand. The city had entirely vanished. …

The Play's The Thing | Exhibition | Royal Shakespeare Company

Open daily in Stratford-upon-Avon from 10.20am.<p>Take a magical journey through 100 years of theatre-making in Stratford-upon-Avon. On display are …