David Harpin

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The most shameful, stunning moment of the Trump presidency

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump had a golden opportunity on Monday to stare down Russian President Vladimir Putin and tell him, in no uncertain terms, that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election was totally unacceptable, and that if anything like it continued going forward, there would be major and …

Donald Trump

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

<b>Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom</b><p>How can today’s teachers, whose classrooms are more culturally …

Teaching

9 Reads Almost as Satisfying as Taking a Vacation

Summer is the season of wanderlust. Even if you’re sprawled on a beach towel under the sun and near a body of water, we’re willing to wager that for the shortest moment, you’ve had thoughts of icicles and cooling northern winds — or, at least, of an air-conditioned room. Here, we’ve rounded up some …

Books

Employee Uprisings Sweep Many Tech Companies. Not Twitter.

Workers across the technology industry are forcing their employers to reconsider how their products are being used by the United States government.<p>At Microsoft, employees protested the company’s contract with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Workers at Amazon pushed the firm to stop …

Social Media

On Becoming Student-Centered and Mastery-Based

In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom chats with Dr. Susan Bell about Windsor Locks Public Schools and their move to mastery-based …

Ready for Vacation? Here’s the Best Tech for Trip Planning

Smartphone? Check. Spare battery? Check. Power cables? Check. After deciding which gadgets to pack for your summer vacation, you can move on to the harder — and more fun — part: planning what you are going to do.<p>Flipping through printed travel guides and paper maps is passé. Tech tools are far more …

Google Maps

You Can’t Hurt Lindsay Lohan Now

MYKONOS, Greece — The other day at the newly opened Lohan Beach House, families played on the beach alongside topless women alongside the religiously covered up, while a shirtless and ripped Romanian man with several teardrops tattooed on his face and the image of a person doing cocaine inked on …

Vanderpump Rules

The Complex Disadvantages Underlying New York City’s Specialized-High-School Dilemma

I grew up in the Bronx, less than five minutes, by foot, from two of New York City’s specialized public high schools, the tuition-free institutions heralded for their rigor and prestige. I often rode my bike past the entrance to the High School for American Studies, and played Little League in the …

How to Use Cloud-Based Technologies to Build a Killer Platform

Cloud technologies are powerful and cheap. Here's how to use them to grow your small business super fast.<p>In the digital mashup, game-changing technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain have stolen much of the attention. The mere mention of the cloud seems so 2016. Yet a new class …

Project Management

Kai Bynum: A New Face At Hopkins School

The first day of the academic year at Hopkins School is by definition historic. Founded in 1660, it is the oldest secondary school in Connecticut and …

Understanding the Concept of Personalized Learning

​Last month, I offered an on-ramp for understanding the concept of personalized learning -- the idea that personalized learning is about offering …

Ireland Votes to End Abortion Ban, in Rebuke to Catholic Conservatism

DUBLIN — Ireland voted decisively to repeal one of the world’s more restrictive abortion bans, sweeping aside generations of conservative patriarchy and dealing the latest in a series of stinging rebukes to the Roman Catholic Church.<p>The surprising landslide, reflected in the results announced on …

Do You Want To Raise A Kind Child? Here’s How

Wanting our kids to be happy and have a good life is an honorable goal.<p>Originally Published on Mother.ly<p><i>by Amy Webb</i><p>When parents are asked what they want most for their kids, the answers routinely fall into one of a few categories: “I want my kids to be happy,” “I want my kids to be kind to others,” …

How to Ungrade

"I can't think of a more meaningless, superficial, cynical way to evaluate learning."<br>~ Cathy N. Davidson<p>The work of teaching shouldn't be reduced to …

Teaching

When the Cause of a Sexless Relationship Is — Surprise! — the Man

There are varying definitions of a sexless marriage or sexless relationship: no sex in the past year, no sex in the past six months or sex 10 or fewer times a year. According to one study, approximately 15 percent of married couples are sexless: Spouses haven’t had sex with each other in the past …

Ryan Reynolds

A ‘Bright Light,’ Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness

They met on a rainy morning several years ago, at the base of the Helmsley Building in Midtown Manhattan. As others hurried to work, Pamela J. Dearden, an executive with JPMorgan Chase, noticed a woman, unperturbed by the rain or her surroundings, standing on a 36-square-foot sidewalk grate she had …

Opinion: This is the big blunder that many average investors are committing now

<i>Video by Associated Press</i><p><i>The opinions in this article are the author's, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the</i> …

Avoiding "Learned Helplessness"

Similarly, we want students to be reflective, to ask themselves, "How do I know if I'm on the right track?" or "What could I do next?" Instead of …

How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

My patient and I both knew he was dying.<p>Not the long kind of dying that stretches on for months or years. He would die today. Maybe tomorrow. And if not tomorrow, the next day. Was there someone I should call? Someone he wanted to see?<p>Not a one, he told me. No immediate family. No close friends. He …

Psychology

Coming Out in Lebanon

Throughout the Arab world, gay, lesbian and transgender people face formidable obstacles to living a life of openness and acceptance in conservative societies.<p>Although Jordan decriminalized same-sex behavior in 1951, the gay community remains marginalized. Qatar, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates and …

America, Can We Talk About Your Drinking?

After a season of indulgence, many Americans resolve to drink less in the new year. It’s a common pledge — many of us can recall cringe-worthy texts sent after a raucous night out or a regrettable comment uttered after that third glass of wine.<p>These intentions are rooted in a stark reality. For all …

Alcohol

Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p><b>You’ve reached the end of a unit or year,</b> and you want students to demonstrate their learning in a way that requires …

16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

<b>As you probably know, Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online.</b> It also includes a suite of versatile creation tools, many of …

Education Technology

How Running May or May Not Help the Heart

If 50 men run 3,510 marathons over the course of three decades, will their heart health suffer or improve?<p>A new study delving into precisely that question concludes that the answer is simultaneously reassuring and complicated, with long years of endurance training seeming not to harm runners’ …

Better Formative Feedback: Work Worth Doing in a Place Worth Being

While everything about a learning environment may provide formative feedback to students, not everything qualifies as formative assessment. Here is …

Indonesia’s Crackdown on Gay Men: ‘It Doesn’t Get Better, Does It’

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Steven Handoko admits it wasn’t his most dignified moment. Naked as the day he was born, the bookish 25-year-old had been invited on stage by one of the strippers hired for a party at the Atlantis Gym.<p>That hardly qualified as outrageous behavior in the red-light district of …

LGBTQI