Jacqueline McCarthy

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A little fun with mathematics early in life can go a long way, says education professor

Arthur Conan Doyle's famous literary detective Sherlock Holmes once noted that "the little things are infinitely the most important." It's a belief …

Mathematics

10 Action Verbs That Define a Great Leader (Hint: They All Start With the Letter R) | Inc.com

Great leaders know how to act on what they know.<p>After a period of evaluation and discussion, they get out of the comfortable confines of their offices and go out into the hallways and conferences rooms, making decisions, interacting with employees, and carrying out the plans everyone discussed as a …

Employment

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

Myths in Education, or How Bad Teaching Is Encouraged

<b>“Opinions don’t affect facts.</b><b>But facts should affect opinions, and do, if you are rational.”</b> (Ricky Gervais)I thought I would not have to blog about …

Pedagogy

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

Why Female Professors Get Lower Ratings

Picture your favorite college professor. Here are some adjectives that might come to mind: Wise. Funny. Caring. Prompt. Passionate. Organized. Tough but fair.<p>Now, are you thinking of a man or a woman?<p>A new study argues that student evaluations are systematically biased against women — so much so, …

Higher Education

The New York Public Library Released 180,000 Free Historic Images for You to Use

If you’re doing major research for your thesis or just looking for a cool vintage map to inspire your new design project, you’re definitely going to …

Humanities

How the Supreme Court could affect the 2016 election

<b>(CNN) —</b> As much as the Supreme Court justices dislike political labels, its rulings will undoubtedly thrust it into the center of the presidential race with decisions coming up on abortion, contraceptive coverage, affirmative action, organized labor, voting rights and possibly immigration.<p>The …

Affordable Care Act

Texas Governor Proposes Nine Amendments To The U.S. Constitution

"Now it is Texas's turn," Gov. Greg Abbott writes, proposing an amendment that would allow a two-third vote of the states to overrule Supreme Court decisions.<p>Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is going big in the new year — calling for the states to come together to add nine amendments to the United States …

Greg Abbott

If Donald Trump can win the Republican nomination, he could probably win the presidency

In The Post's exhaustive look at the exhausting first year of the 2016 cycle, an unexpected person comes to Donald Trump's defense.<p>"I’m not one of these people that think that Donald Trump can’t win a general election," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told The Post. "I …

Donald Trump

Thomas Chatterton Williams: My black privilege

A couple of years ago, I participated in an Aspen Institute symposium on the state of race. During the roundtable that followed the panels, as I spoke about my experiences growing up black in the 1990s, I was interrupted by a Latino sociologist and former gang member from UC Santa Barbara. People …

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Learning

You’ll never drink again: Sex, race, science and the real story of Prohibition

The war on alcohol was waged disproportionately in black communities — and provided the start of the penal state<p>Between 1880 and 1920 over twenty million men and women immigrated to the United States, drawn by the voracious appetite of manufacturers large and small for their labor. The largest …

American Cities

As a kid, he fled Nazi Germany. As an adult, he found Hitler's forgotten second book.

Hitler’s book <i>Mein Kampf</i> has been infamous since World War II. But just recently, it became controversial again, thanks to a new German edition that comes out this month.<p><i>Mein Kampf</i> wasn’t the only book Hitler wrote, however. In 1928, Hitler dictated a manuscript about Nazi foreign policy. It was …

World History

In a Mass Knife Fight to the Death Between Every American President, Who Would Win and Why?

Hello everyone!<p>One of my most-visited sites on the web is Reddit.com, and one of my favourite subreddits is HistoricalWhatIf, an online community …

6 Education Stories To Watch In 2016

<i>Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his list of the top stories he'll be watching in 2016.</i><p><i>Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his</i> …

Education

21 incredible facts about the world 100 years ago

Perhaps you've seen that viral list of facts about what life was like in 1915, which was printed in the latest issue of The Tower (a monthly …

Politics - U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis | HuffPost

United States

Concussion Expert: Over 90% of NFL Players Have Brain Disease

Bennet Omalu, a Nigeria-born neuropathologist, first discovered chronic encephalopathy (CTE) in an NFL player when he saw the debilitating disease in …

Kinesiology

Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership

<b>Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Digital Citizenship has become one of the more symbolic phrases …

Asking Questions to Improve Learning

When you prepare for class, office hours, and help sessions, compose specific questions that you will ask your students (or that you anticipate they …

Teaching

The Salary Required to Be “Middle Class" in Every State

“Middle class” doesn’t have a definite, official definition. But the Pew Charitable Trust defines it as households that earn between 67 and 200 …

Demographics

A boy told his teacher she can't understand him because she's white. Her response is on point.

Fifth-grade teacher Emily E. Smith is not your ordinary teacher.<p>She founded The Hive Society — a classroom that's all about inspiring children to …

Teaching

A teacher gave her 8-year-old students iPads and discovered one huge drawback

When Launa Hall, a teacher in northern Virginia, gave each of her third graders an iPad, they were psyched. Many of them had never had a tablet, and the appeal, was immediate and powerful, she writes in the Washington Post.<p>Hall didn’t choose to give her students iPads. Her school received …

Teaching

Why I struggle with learning objectives and success criteria

A strenuous soul hates cheap success.Ralph Waldo EmersonBroadly, I’m in favour of sharing with students the intention behind what they are being …

Pedagogy

The stunning way the White House and reporters first reacted to the AIDS crisis

"Together, we can forge a future in which no person — here in America or anywhere in our world — knows the pain or stigma caused by HIV/AIDS," Obama said in his proclamation letter.<p>In 2013, Obama announced $100 million in re-prioritized funding over the next three years to launch a new HIV Cure …

Public Health

I'm too shy to date. How can I learn to approach people I like?

<i>Dear Eva,</i><p><i>I’m a 20-year-old guy, in college. My issue is that whenever I’m out and want to talk to a girl, I just lose all confidence.</i><p><i>I majorly overthink and basically expect rejection and I think I have a fear of this, as it stops me from approaching girls.</i><p><i>Social norms expect me, as the guy, to</i> …

Relationships

Our democracy is completely unrepresentative: Citizens United, gerrymandering, and the real story behind the GOP’s takeover

Money buys results. Big business controls Congress. Our districts are drawn noncompetitive. Here’s how we fix it<p>Tweedism has also rendered us unequal.<p>“Unequal.”<p>That word sits uncomfortably within American politics today. In one sense, it is perfectly uncontroversial: No one defends race …

Flat Earth