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Competency-based education heats up with new entrants

These are heady times for competency-based education, which raises fundamental questions about the structure and purpose of higher education.<p>Several …

Teens: Facebook's becoming more 'meh'

Research from Piper Jaffray suggests a declining number of teens see Facebook as their most important social network. They still, however, seem to love the iPhone.<p>If you say something often enough, does it become true?<p>For a little while, rumors that teens see Facebook in the same way they see their …

Social Media

Study: Anxiety and alcohol use linked to Facebook

College freshmen who report higher levels of anxiety and alcohol use are more likely to feel emotionally connected with the social networking site than those who don't.<p>In a quest to learn what leads some people to turn to Facebook to connect with others, doctoral student Russell Clayton of the …

Psychology

Reaching Across the Political Gulf – The Conversation - Blogs

President Obama last month took a group of Republican senators to dinner at the Jefferson Hotel, in Washington, to discuss the sequestration crisis …

5 Teacher Secrets for Managing the One-to-One Classroom

Quick—What’s the most challenging part of classroom teaching?<p>Chances are your first or second answer is classroom management and that’s in the …

Why School?: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition

Traditional educators, classrooms, and brick-and-mortar schools are no longer necessary to access information. Instead, things like blogs and wikis, …

Oprah: Don’t Participate in This Fraud!

A teacher in New Orleans sent this letter to me. My promise to him or her: we will all use whatever tools are at our command to stop the destruction …

If You Watch Oprah’s Show About New Orleans…..

A teacher in New Orleans writes:<p>Oprah’s documentary series about John McDonogh High School in New Orleans was moved to tonight @ 8p Central Time, in …

We Owe Oprah an Apology

When readers learned that Oprah’s OWN network was filming in New Orleans, they feared that she would repeat the inflated and fraudulent claims about …

Deshotels: Oprah Inadvertently Reveals Charter Secrets

Mike Deshotels is one of Louisiana’s tireless bloggers who demand old-fashioned things like honesty and integrity.<p>In this post, Mike says that the …

Louis C.K.: I'm an Accidental White Person

Where does Louis C.K.'s off-kilter comic vision come from? Turns out the answer may be "Mexico." C.K. was born in Washington, D.C., but moved to his …

Louis C.K.

A story worth telling

AN EXILED Bosnian writer discusses the line between fiction and non-fiction, and says the popularity of immigrant writers in America is rising …

Help Your Students Avoid the Summer Slide

Teachers don’t need to be told about the risks of the summer slide — that dangerous loss of learning in the months outside of school that can put …

How to Create Your Reason

Here’s a tiny question: what do you do when reach the edge of heartbreak? Consider the story of my good friend Priya. Let go from a successful career in finance, with no new opportunities on the horizon, Priya bravely decided to write a book about careers and meaning. One long year later, Priya’s …

Don't Save My Students... Teach Them

The School of Education that I lead partners with a wide variety of schools and school systems in the region. One of them is the Community Day Charter Public School, just five miles away from the college.<p>But those five miles matter. The median house price in Andover, Mass., is just around half a …

Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold–How to Please an EV Battery

Startup electric car company Coda Automotive has some innovative designs for its battery. But does innovation alone sell cars?<p>In the coming electric car wars, Coda Automotive, which we’ve written about before, is one of the scrappiest contenders. The startup car company wants to take on established …

Electric Vehicles

SmartBrief Originals | SmartBrief

How businesses can start incorporating virtual reality tech<p>A new platform from restaurant nutrition company Healthy Dining aims to help restaurant …

Top 10

Canadian News Stories, Breaking News, Opinion

Tim McSorley National Coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, writer and activist in Ottawa.<p>Chaker Khazaal Writer, …

York University

Diane Ravitch's blog

A woman jaywalked, thinking nothing of it. The police demanded her identity card, but she didn’t have it. They snapped her picture and promptly …

Employers Want Broadly Educated College Grads, Capable Of Innovation: AACU Survey

Wanted: college graduates with broad knowledge in the liberal arts, expert knowledge in their specific field and an electronic portfolio handy.<p>College major? Not the biggest concern.<p>According to a new survey of 318 executives at private sector companies and nonprofit organizations, employers look …

Introducing Mobile Technology Into Your Classroom: Structures and Routines

Be Clear and Consistent<p>Don't take it for granted that your students will know what you're thinking. If you fail to list expectations early, students …

Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do about It - Audiobook | Listen Instantly!

Download Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do about It Audiobook (Unabridged)<p>3.17 (12 ratings) (rate this audio …

Audiobooks

The problem with high-tech ‘personalized’ learning tools

This was written by Sabrina Joy Stevens who is is a teacher-turned-education activist based in Washington, DC. She currently works at the American …