Mike Devor

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All You Need to Know About the ‘Learning Styles’ Myth, in Two Minutes

ON A SUNNY hike along a Madeiran levada a couple of years ago, I got chatting to a retired school teacher and I told him about the brain myths book I …

Pedagogy

Announcing the Big Internet Math-Off

This Summer, I’m trying something new: I’ve enlisted a few of my favourite mathematicians to take part in a tournament we’re callingThe Summer’s full …

The Case Against College

Last April, Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders introduced the College for All Act, which would eliminate tuition and fees at public four-year …

21 People Who Are Having A Way, Way, Way, Way Worse Day Than You

Remember: It can always get worse.

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American …

Depression

Secret Teacher: my school won't let students fail – so how will they learn?

We’re expected to offer endless support to students unwilling to take responsibility for their own learning. It’s time to look beyond targets<p>It’s a Saturday morning in May, and while most schools are empty, mine is open for year 11 revision classes. Teachers are expected to attend, no questions …

Complex numbers: Why do we love them?

Imagine you are minding your own business, solving some equations at school or work. You start with , and pretty quickly realise this this equation …

'Impossible' New Zealand maths exam even flummoxes teachers

Complaints being investigated after ‘geometric reasoning’ section of high school paper left brightest students despondent and in tears<p>A New Zealand maths exam for high school students has been criticised as “impossible” with even the brightest students left despondent and in tears at the difficulty …

New Zealand

Animal rights activists are using tech to expose the horrors of factory farms

McDonald’s is testing a vegan burger, and after reading this report about the horrors of factory farms from <i>The Intercept</i>, you’re going to want to try it.<p><i>The Intercept</i>‘s story looks at the federal piglet-hunt that arose when activists from Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), decided to <b>rescue two piglets</b> …

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Moving From Lecture to Learning

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Learning

Report: Dwyane Wade put out feelers to Spurs, Mavs and others

Is he serious about getting paid or remaining a "Heat Lifer"?<p>It seems weird imagining Dwyane Wade in anything other than a Miami Heat uniform.<p>Wade …

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …