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Hero Maker: Reframing the Principal's Role

Principals, along with other school leaders, are <i>hero makers.</i><p>Roland Barth, founder of the Principals' Center at the Harvard Graduate School of …

Pedagogy

Trump says he didn’t know his attorney paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — President Trump said Thursday that he did not know that his personal attorney paid adult-film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 days before the presidential election to prevent her from publicly accusing Trump of having an affair.<p>In his first public response to questions about the …

Donald Trump

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Pedagogy

Stephon Clark killing becomes test in Sacramento DA election

Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert, who is up for re-election, is facing protests after Clark was shot dead by police.<p>For three days this week, protesters marched outside Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert's office, demanding she charge two officers who shot to death Stephon …

Bernie Sanders

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over messaging

The once-powerful phone pioneer says Facebook has infringed its intellectual property, without providing details.<p>BlackBerry's tired of waiting for Facebook's friend request. So it sued.<p>The Canadian business software provider and former phone giant sued the world's largest social network in a Los …

BlackBerry

How the Quietly Radical ‘Black Panther’ Took Over Hollywood

Marvel’s most prominent black superhero hasn’t always been one of its superstars. But the Afrofuturist, anti-imperialist worldview the series espouses makes it perfect for the moment.<p>If you’ve been to a movie theater at any point in the past 20 years, there is a steep statistical probability that …

Comics

If Your Partner Can’t Open Up About These 11 Things, They Might Not Be "The One"

There's nothing more frustrating than being with someone who just won't open up to you. Sure, it's understandable that some people aren't always …

The secret to getting in to a top university? Piano and ballet lessons

Giving students university admissions points for skills such as dance and music as well as A-level grades restricts choice and hinders social mobility<p>The university application season has just drawn to a close. I’ve met thousands of potential students at university open days, as they arrive …

Higher Education

The Best Ideas About How To Use Classroom Walls – Please Recommend More Resources

This is definitely not a comprehensive list of ideas and resources – yet.<p>I hope readers will make more suggestions.<p>Here’s what I have so far:<p>Treating …

Teaching

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed | Inc.com

• "There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else …

Motivation

This Next-Level Burpee Tones Your Abs and Shoulders Like Crazy

A twist on this classic body-weight move will make your workout even more effective.<p>Looking to take your burpees to the next level? If you've …

Workouts

German kindergartens are banishing toys, but not for the reason you might expect

Walk into your average kindergarten classroom and you'll probably find an explosion of toys — Lego, blocks, cars and stuffed or plastic animals. But …

Kids

Chinese parents are using Peppa Pig to prepare their toddlers for the Ivy League

Eddie Liu, a 47-year-old engineer in the southern Chinese metropolis of Guanghzou, began teaching his son English before he could even speak. Now 13 years old, his son, who attends a local public middle school, is reading <i>Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix</i>, a 896-page book that portrays the …

China

62 years after Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, U.S. schools are becoming more segregated

Sixty two years after the Supreme Court ruled that America's schools must be integrated, campuses across the country are becoming increasingly segregated by race and income.<p>A report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office shows that the number of schools segregated along racial and …