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For academics on insecure contracts, it's hard to not feel undervalued

In my first lecturing job, I ignored the low pay and focused on my students. But I never even got a word of thanks<p>I took on hourly paid teaching in the English department of a university in the months after finishing my PhD. I did so not primarily for the money – I was paid less than £500 a month – …

Higher Education

Left brain vs. right brain: Fact and fiction

The two hemispheres or sides of the brain — the left and the right — have slightly different jobs. But can one side be dominant and does this affect …

Schools Are Cutting Down On Playtime, And This Is Why It’s So Harmful

My youngest son started Kindergarten a couple months ago, and since I had done this transition once before with my older son, I wasn’t as concerned …

Education

Why your child's preschool teacher should have a college degree

How much education does a preschool teacher need?<p>When the District of Columbia announced in March that it would require an associate’s degree for all …

Education

How to Become a Data Scientist Without a Degree

This article will explore what it’s like to be a Data Scientist, the skillset required, and how to acquire these skills using mostly free or cheap …

Data Science

Mastery Transcripts to Replace Grades?

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>Scott Looney talks to us about grades<p>Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash<p>We are thinking outside the box today about the …

Homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century — here are 5 reasons why

What largely started in the 1980s and '90s as a way for Catholic parents to infuse religion into their kids' education now has more mainstream appeal.<p>Homeschooled kids have the same access to online learning, friendships, and extracurricular activities as the typical public school student — but …

Education

You won't believe what American high schools are teaching their students about slavery

Just eight percent of American high school seniors can identify the cause of the Civil War; less than a third (32 percent) know which amendment …

Flipboard Donates Company Stock to The News Literacy Project

Do you know how to navigate today’s confusing and charged media landscape? Do you know how algorithms influence what you read? Can you recognize fake news?<p>In a time when people are increasingly confused about which news outlets to trust, the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education …

Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland?

<b>Finland has long been renowned for the quality of its education and always scores highly in international league tables.</b><b>Now it is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age - seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does. But not everyone is happy, and there are fears</b> …

Roman Empire

Learning to read and write alters brain wiring within months, even for adults

Let’s hear it for the written word. Learning to read can have profound effects on the wiring of the adult brain, even in regions that aren’t usually associated with reading and writing.<p>That’s what researchers found when they taught a group of illiterate adults in rural India to read and …

The Brain

How Finland Created One of the Best Educational Systems in the World (by Doing the Opposite of U.S.)

Every conversation about education in the U.S. takes place in a minefield. Unless you’re a billionaire who bought the job of Secretary of Education, …

Education

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

Kids

Multiple Grades: The First Step to Improving Grading and Reporting

Guest blogger Thomas R. Guskey says, "Grading and reporting are more of a challenge in effective communication than simply a task of quantifying data …

Pedagogy

Schools don’t prepare children for life. Here’s the education they really need

It’s only after you have left school and, in adulthood, gained a bit of distance, that you can be fully aware of the gaps in your education. History is a prime example. A group of British people together around a pub table and can probably weave together some kind of cohesive narrative across the …

Education

The problem isn't student loans - it's the entire higher education system

The high cost of housing and meeting regulations to launch businesses add additional burdens, but the weight of $1.3 trillion in debt right out of the starting gate is crushing.<p>The "solution" being pursued by the federal government is obvious: take over most of the student debt and then eventually …

Higher Education

School Doesn’t Increase Your Optionality — It Decreases It. Here’s How.

“Education is the great equalizer,” or so the story goes.<p>Discussions by pundits and politicians about opportunity and helping individuals unleash new …

Is it Time to Reconsider Graduation Requirements for High School?

Candidly I asked two of my seniors what they thought of the required courses they took in school and how prepared they felt for life. Each young lady …

Teaching

Where Does Language Live?

(Image credit: John Patrick Thomas)<p><i>How one mysterious medical case helped map the brain.</i><p>On April 11, 1861, Dr. Pierre Paul Broca examined a man in …

Language is Learned in Brain Circuits that Predate Humans

<i>Summary: A new study reveals language is learned in brain systems that predate humans.</i><p>Source: Georgetown University Medical Center.<p><b>It has often been</b> …

Forget the 3D Printer: 4D Printing Could Change Everything

These days, 3D printing seems to be at the core of most new new research ventures, whether it's developing ways to print entire meals or recreating …

Why Mathematics Is a Language

Mathematics is called the language of science. Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei is attributed with the quote, "<i>Mathematics is the</i> …

Mathematics

The 7 Worst Foods for Your Brain

Your brain is the most important organ in your body.<p>It keeps your heart beating, lungs breathing and all the systems in your body functioning.<p>That’s …

The Future Of Listening Is Now Ready For Your Ears

Doppler Labs' Here earbuds want to change the way the world hears<p>I’m standing in the middle of the subway platform, press a button on my smartphone, and the entire world seems to melt away. Everything around me is close but silent, and suddenly I’m more a spectator of the world than a …

The secret behind makes Graphene the strongest material in the world

Graphene the strongest material in the world so a sheet of graphene as thin as Cling film could hold the weight of an elephant<p>Graphene the strongest …

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and <i>The Verge</i>’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Isn't Killing Jobs; It's Killing Business Models

Artificial Intelligence is real and it is here. But successfully putting AI into action isn’t exactly a walk in the park — it requires a fundamental rethinking of the business. The pressure is on — 53 percent of executives responding to a recent survey said their industry has “already experienced …

Artificial Intelligence

Robot surgeons and artificial life: the promise of tiny machines

<b>The 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded for the design and synthesis of the world's smallest machines. The work has overtones of science fiction, but holds huge promise in fields as diverse as medicine, materials and energy.</b><p>All grand endeavours start small.<p>This is especially true of …

Nanotech

Silkworms were fed graphene to produce 'super silk' and it could be the future of wearables

Graphene just keeps getting better and better. The so-called super material – a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that has proven to be incredibly …

Nanotech

Nanoparticles fool your body into allowing organ transplants

Organ transplants are frequently life-saving, but they remain a gamble when your body can reject the new organ well after the initial surgery. Yale researchers have discovered a clever solution to this: prevent your body from noticing the organ until it settles in. They've developed a drug delivery …

Nanotech