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Machine learning: why we mustn’t be slaves to the algorithm

There’s a huge buzz around the marvels of machine learning, but computers are only as good as the biased data we feed them<p>The tech craze <i>du jour</i> is machine learning (ML). Billions of dollars of venture capital are being poured into it. All the big tech companies are deep into it. Every computer …

Machine Learning

‘Not a Math Person’: How to Remove Obstacles to Learning Math

Stanford math education professor Jo Boaler spends a lot of time worrying about how math education in the United States traumatizes kids. Recently, a …


Assad: Syrian troops are advancing thanks to Russian airstrikes

In remarks published Sunday, Assad told China's Phoenix Television that the Russians depend on Syrian ground forces and "cooperate with us." He added that Syrian troops had achieved victories in some areas before the strikes began but "could not be present everywhere in Syria."<p>Russia, which has …

Middle East

Resources for growth and learning mindsets

Growth mindset theory is 'overplayed' and could be harmful, geneticist warns

The TES is reporting that a leading geneticist has challenged the growth mindset theory warning that it is “greatly overplayed” and could even be …

Keep Moving Forward



BETT week can be really quite gruelling, even on a day visit. I’ve been attending for many years and have the scars to prove it. Here are my 6 rules …

PERTS Growth Mindset Assessment

Benefits of a Growth Mindset<p>Desire for learning<p>Students with a growth mindset understand that learning is <i>how</i> you grow your intelligence. They care …


Interactive Quiz: Fixed vs Growth Mindsets

According to recent research by Carol Dweck, there are two types of students.<p>Both types may show a lot of promise at first, but only one of the types …


Assessment Page

Mindset Assessments<p>Take these quick surveys to assess the current mindset within yourself, your students, your classroom, and your school, and …


Mindset | Test Your Mindset

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Google Unveils a Stick That Turns Any Display Into a PC

Caesar Sengupta reaches into his hip pocket and pulls out a PC. About the size of a cigar, it's a tiny PC. But it's a PC. If you plug it into an LCD …