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Response: To Extend the School Day or Not?

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>Should the school day and/or year be lengthened?</b><p>Extending the school …

Pedagogy

The 25-minute workout that will leave you soaked in sweat

"It feels like I'm on a space ship piloted by the Darth Vader of fitness."<p>The Supraformer workout is a lot of things at once — strength, stretching, balance, aerobic. But that reaction, uttered by Laura Green, a 40-year-old ophthalmologist visiting from Houston, is the typical reaction. For 25 …

We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future

The work of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines.<p>Our education system was designed for the 20th century. It is largely focused on teaching kids how to retain information and manipulate numbers. It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do …

jobsofthefuture

Teacher's awesome 'homework' assignment makes her an Internet hero

LONDON – Revising for texts and exams can be a stressful business.<p>This week in Britain, 10- and 11-year-old students will be sitting their Year 6 …

6 Teaching Secrets For Long-Term Growth

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The Minecraft Generation

Jordan wanted to build an unpredictable trap.<p>An 11-year-old in dark horn-­rimmed glasses, Jordan is a devotee of Minecraft, the computer game in which you make things out of virtual blocks, from dizzying towers to entire cities. He recently read “The Maze Runner,” a sci-fi thriller in which …

Minecraft: Education Edition is out now

The full version of <i>Minecraft: Education Edition</i> has launched, following a month's-long beta that saw more than 50,000 students and teachers using the …

Education Technology

A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

Bloodletting to keep the "humors" in balance was a leading medical treatment from ancient Greece to the late 19th century. That's hard to believe now, in the age of robot-assisted surgery, but "doctors" trusted lancets and leeches for centuries.<p>To Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, the college lecture is …

Higher Education

Get Stronger in Half the Time

Build more muscle in less time with a time-tested technique called supersets. This pairs non-competitive exercises back-to-back — like pushing with …

Workouts