Amanda Durfee

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Should we even go there? Historians on comparing fascism to Trumpism

Last Thursday, an 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor recorded a video which promptly went viral. She compared “the humiliation, the demonization of others” and “the attempt to bring out the worst traits in people” in contemporary Austrian politics to her own experience of fascism. Gertrude – her last …

Public schools may not survive Trump's billionaire wrecking crew | Nikhil Goyal

His education secretary pick, Betsy DeVos, is a fierce supporter of private schools and the voucher movement. She could end education as we know it<p>Related: My dad's Reagan protests inspire me to stand up to Donald Trump | Steven W Thrasher<p>Donald Trump, a self-described billionaire, wants …

Donald Trump

12 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

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Apps

Describing Words Finds Adjectives For the Noun You're Writing About

When you’re writing, adjectives give you the most flexibility to create a vivid picture. It’s also easy to slip into a cliche series of mundane, …

What Jane Eyre Can Teach Women Today About Money

Unexpected wealth gave her independence—and choices.<p>“Reader, I married him” is one of the best-known lines in literature and may seem the most …

Photos of historical England 'challenge Downton Abbey myth'

Images of 19th and 20th-century England show reality of rotting houses and poverty as well as grand old buildings<p>Images of factories, schools, universities and civic buildings rising among old streetscapes – but also of rotting houses, barefoot children and faces pinched with poverty – have been …

How you'd love to troll your Trump-supporting family this Thanksgiving and what to say instead

Happy Turkey Day everyone, and welcome to the worst Thanksgiving of your life.<p>Beloved KKK-darling Donald Trump has been officially elected president …

Michael Flynn in August: Islamism a 'vicious cancer' in body of all Muslims that 'has to be excised'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's pick to be national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, called Islamism a "vicious cancer inside the body of 1.7 billion people" that has to be "excised" during an August speech.<p>Flynn, who has called Islam as a whole a "cancer" in the past, made the comments …

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AP EXPLAINS: Election brings white nationalism to forefront

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Donald Trump's choice of far-right publishing executive Steve Bannon as a top White House adviser is bringing new scrutiny to a troubling, decades-old ideology: white nationalism.<p>The movement generally advocates formation of a nation set aside for whites. Some adherents …

Drop everything and try this delicious hair growth smoothie

We always get so excited when there are new products to try for our hair. Whether it’s a new sulfate-free shampoo or moisturizing conditioner, …

7 Morning Habits That Can Affect Your Entire Day

Your morning routine is like setting up a string of dominoes: You line everything up for success, but one false move can cause it all to come …

Self-Criticism

We read all 20 National Book Award nominees for 2016. Here's what we thought.

Every year, the National Book Foundation nominates 20 books — five fiction, five nonfiction, five poetry, five young adult — for the National Book Award, which celebrates the best of American literature. And every year (okay, every year since 2014), we here at Vox read all 20 finalists to help you …

Trump could put advocates of the Iraq war he called 'a big mistake' back into power

Among those who could find places on Trump's team are former top State Department official John Bolton and ex-CIA Director James Woolsey. Both men championed the Iraq invasion, which many analysts have called one of the major U.S. foreign policy debacles of modern times.<p>Also involved in transition …

5 Speculative Novels to Help You Survive a Trump Presidency

From 'The Handmaid's Tale' to 'American Gods,' here are fictional works to help you make sense of reality.<p>The looming reality of Donald Trump in the …

Correction: Trump-American Muslims story

In a story Nov. 13 about U.S. Muslims' reaction to Donald Trump's election, The Associated Press reported erroneously the campus on which a hijab-wearing student told authorities she had been briefly choked by an assailant shortly after the election of Donald Trump. The choking report came at San …

History Teacher Removed From Classroom For Comparing Trump To Hitler

"It’s not propaganda or bias if it’s based on hard facts.”<p>A California high school teacher has been placed on paid leave after drawing comparisons between Adolf Hitler and President-elect Donald Trump in his classroom.<p>History teacher Frank Navarro was asked to leave Mountain View High School midday …

Blaming political correctness for Trump is like blaming the civil rights movement for Jim Crow | Lindy West

The troll vote helped steamroll a racist clown to the presidency. Don’t tell the activists we brought this on ourselves by fighting too hard<p>I’ll never forget the moment, in one of the 2015 Republican primary debates, when Donald Trump looked into the camera and declared that destroying political …

Civil Rights

The 25 greatest British novels

BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled 82 book critics from outside the UK, to pick Britain’s best novels ever – this is what some had to say about the top choices.<p>What are the greatest British novels ever written? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane …

5 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Writing

How to be your own best editor<p>I've been coaching a couple of clients to help them improve their writing, and one thing I'm noticing is how much trouble they have editing their own stuff. They work hard to create a first draft, but then have difficulty making that draft better. As one person told …

Fluffy and Sweet: The Best-Ever Buttercream Frostings

Recreate the flavors of your favorite bakery frostings by making these rich chocolate and vanilla buttercreams in your own kitchen.<p>Sure, cakes …

Dessert

The Tracks of My Tears: One man’s quest to have male crying be socially acceptable

On the flight back from Lake Tahoe, I feared a full-blown migraine headache was kicking in. The ache behind my eyes bulged and throbbed, as if a golf ball were lodged there.<p>I had been reading a novel and reached a part where two brothers, once deeply committed to each other, experienced a profound …

Empathy

Bleak Books to Read in January

January is bleak. Cold. Dark. Depressing. Gone are the merry, or mandatory, festivities around fireplaces; the warm glow of either love or alcohol has crystallized into the hard-eyed stare of a sober new year. Embrace it. Here is the time to look inward. Reflect. Drink cocoa and organize the apps …

DIY: How to make an awesome wall collage using your Instagram photos!

<i>DIY, short for "do it yourself", is a weekly column where I roll up my sleeves and go over everything and anything from field-stripped and fixing</i> …

My Thinking Styles Assessment

We all use a variety of thinking styles in our daily lives, but we tend to favor some and rarely use others. My Thinking Styles™ (MTS) helps you find …

How Digital Tools Improve Teaching and Learning

Adapted from an article I co-authored, Real-World Ready: Leveraging Digital Tools <br>Digital tools are transforming essential elements of the education …

Education Technology

A Very Good Critical Thinking Framework for Teachers and Educators

January 15, 2015<br>Below is an interesting critical thinking framework I came across through Teachthought. This framework is taken from a journal …

Pedagogy