Clement Ong

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Easiest exam ever? AQA chemistry paper answered its own question

GCSE students everywhere are rejoicing after paper answered one of the questions... in another question<p>An exam board delighted GCSE students after it answered its own question in a GCSE chemistry paper.<p>The AQA exam question asked students to complete the blank in the following question: limestone …

Oklahoma City school uncovers blackboard lessons from 1917

<b>The traces of classroom lessons from nearly a century ago have been found on blackboards at a school in Oklahoma City.</b><p>The boards, preserved since 1917, were uncovered beneath another set of boards removed during renovation work at the Emerson High School. Chalk marks on the boards provide an …

Why Gossip Can Save Your Life

Gossip, says an Oxford University evolutionary psychologist, provides vital physical and psychological benefits—and benefits society. But you have to …

10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology

There are plenty of reasons teachers do not use education technology. It’s expensive. It’s hard to always find a reason to implement edtech into a …

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

This viral math problem shows what American schools could learn from Singapore

A headache-inducing logic problem from Singapore's Math Olympiad went viral earlier this year, sparking online debates, a Twitter hashtag, and even a song that mimics the process of elimination that leads to the correct answer.<p>The task — figuring out a girl named Cheryl's birthday with seemingly …

Mathematics

"Don't Smile 'til Christmas": A Teacher's Worst Advice

When I first started teaching, I actually believed in the old educational aphorism, “Don’t smile until Christmas.” I remember thinking, “I’m young … …

Body Language

WISCONSIN teacher orders tenth grade students: “Pretend you are a Muslim”

By onApril 16, 2015 in General<p>By BI: ‘Pretend to be a Muslim’ is what 10th grade Union Grove High School World History teacher, Beth Urban, asked …

An alarming number of teenagers are quitting school to work

Teenagers drop out of high school for all sorts of reasons: lack of motivation, little support from parents, poor academic performance. But for some low-income students, the decision to leave is purely economic. Many are going to work so they can start making money to help their families.<p>Using data …