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Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. <b>Paul Lewis</b> reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention<p>Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned …

Social Media

The Best Relationship Advice of the Year

Top suggestions from readers include spoiling your partner, listening, assuming the best and knowing when to chuck it all<p>I receive thousands of letters from readers of my Bonds column each year, and many offer hard-earned relationship advice. Much of it is excellent and inspiring. One reader says …

Top income investor: ten stocks you should own for the next decade

Shares around the world look expensive as markets have marched up over recent years but it’s still possible to find high-quality businesses, trading at attractive valuations – and paying a sustainable dividend.<p>With this in mind, we've found 10 stocks across the globe that balance cash generation …

What the Standards-Based Movement Got Wrong

Three simple questions could modernize classroom instruction and correct the past mistakes of the standards movement, writes educator Jenny Froehle.

How to Get Your Mind to Read

Americans are not good readers. Many blame the ubiquity of digital media. We’re too busy on Snapchat to read, or perhaps internet skimming has made us incapable of reading serious prose. But Americans’ trouble with reading predates digital technologies. The problem is not bad reading habits …

Education

The Best Books of 2017

It was a really good year for books.<p>We were spoiled for choice when it came to crafting our reading lists this year. The lists, admittedly, keep …

The Essential John McCain

It turns out that John McCain’s most important service to American democracy was not rendered in a P.O.W. camp in Vietnam. It’s being rendered right now in the U.S. Senate.<p>In the first place, McCain seems to be the only member of Congress who insists on holding hearings and working toward …

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Parenting

Maybe We All Need a Little Less Balance

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been told to strive for balance. Yet I’ve noticed something interesting: The times in my life during which I’ve felt happiest and most alive are also the times that I’ve been the most <i>unbalanced</i>.<p>Falling in love. Writing a book. Trekking in the Himalayas. Training to …

Self-awareness

Study links youth football to greater risk of later health problems

Playing tackle football under the age of 12 exposes children to repetitive head impacts that may double their risk of developing behavioral problems …

Is Too Much Homework Bad for Kids' Health?

From kindergarten to the final years of high school, recent research suggests that some students are getting excessive amounts of homework.<p>In turn, …

Is Homework Good for Kids? Here's What the Research Says

As kids return to school, debate is heating up once again over how they should spend their time after they leave the classroom for the day.<p>The …

Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research

Alfie Kohn writes about what a new homework study really says — and what it doesn’t say. He is the author of 12 books about education and human behavior, including “The Schools Our Children Deserve,” “The Homework Myth,” and “Feel-Bad Education… And Other Contrarian Essays on Children & Schooling.” …

Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. Typing your notes is faster — which comes in handy when there's a lot of information to take down. But it turns out there are still …

Teaching

Silicon Valley luminaries are busily preparing for when robots take over

Until a couple of years ago, Antonio Garcia Martinez was living the dream life: a tech-start up guy in Silicon Valley, surrounded by hip young …

Silicon Valley

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The Big Uneasy

What’s roiling the liberal-arts campus?<p>At Oberlin, it started in December, when the temperatures ran high, although the weeping willows and the yellow poplars that had flared in the fall were bare already. Problems had a tendency to escalate. There was, to name one thing, the food fight: students …

AI Is Making It Extremely Easy for Students to Cheat

<b>Denise Garcia knows that her students</b> sometimes cheat, but the situation she unearthed in February seemed different. A math teacher in West Hartford, …

Artificial Intelligence

Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset'

Commentary<p>For many years, I secretly worked on my research. I say “secretly” because, once upon a time, researchers simply published their research …

Wait, Will Anyone Investigate Legacy Admissions?

The debate over race-conscious admissions is back in the headlines. Some experts say it’s time to examine other preferences, too — including …

We need more varsity academics

Of the three R’s, says Will Fitzhugh, the founder and publisher of The Concord Review, the middle R has long been the most neglected. It was true in …

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

Make a Student-Centred Classroom [Part 3]

Which Learning Management system (LMS) do you use? Blackboard? Schoology? Moodle? I guess these days, mine would be called “My Students,” you may or …

Student Mental Health Toolkit

Between rigorous course loads and numerous extra-curricular activities, students today are busy building impressive resumes to distinguish themselves …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

The Independent Project

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Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning

Curiosity is underemphasized in the classroom, but research shows that it is one of the strongest markers of academic success.<p>When Orville Wright, of the Wright brothers fame, was told by a friend that he and his brother would always be an example of how far someone can go in life with no special …

Education

How Childhood Has Changed (and How That Impacts Education)

It’s easy to forget that notions of childhood have changed radically over the years—and not all for the better, says Steven Mintz, a history …

Education

Positive Mindset May Prime Students' Brains for Math

Scans provide support for theory<p>Having a positive mindset in math may do more than just help students feel more confident about their skills and more …