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It’s not just college students. Higher education itself is experiencing a mental health crisis

Graduation: classically peppered by parties, gifts, and champagne toasts to the happy memories of university life.<p>Not all the seniors donning their caps and gowns during this year’s commencement season will be leaving behind four years of joy and wonder, however. Far from it. For tens of thousands, …

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Allowing devices in the classroom hurts academic performance, study finds

When faculty members at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point took away students’ computers and tablets in an introductory economics courses, their …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Second victim dies after shooting in Toronto restaurant<p>Witnesses say a man …

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The scientific case for doodling while taking notes

When I was in grade school, I doodled in class. I got in trouble for it sometimes, because drawing in class can look a lot like goofing off and daydreaming. What I never managed to explain to my teachers is that my abstract swirls and shapes helped me repeat almost word-for-word the lesson I’d …

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Kids' strike: Councils warn parents could be fined for taking children out of school

Councils have warned parents who take their children out of school for the 'kids' strike' could face fines of up to £120, as critics say pupils are being used as 'political pawns'.<p>As part of a nationwide demonstration, parents are protesting against standardised tests for Year 2 pupils, saying they …

These Illustrations Show What It's Like To Live With Anxiety

Catherine Lepage makes emotions digestible with quaint illustrations.<p>If you know someone who suffers from anxiety but are yourself calm and collected, imagining his inner life poses a particular challenge. You may know about his side effects -- that he has trouble sleeping, say -- but can you place …

Do Children Benefit from Laptops in the Classrooms?

If you have kids, you might already be familiar with computers being used as a core teaching tool in the classroom. But even if you don’t, you might …

Kindergartners get little time to play. Why does it matter?

Being a kindergartner today is very different from being a kindergartner 20 years ago. In fact it is more like first grade.<p>Researchers have …

New Study Reveals Artists Share Common Traits With Psychopaths

Art World<p>There may be a reason some artists are especially bold.<p>,<p>Vincent van Gogh, <i>Self-Portrait</i> (1887).<br>Image: via Wikipedia.<p>If you consider yourself …

'We should recognise that good teachers don’t all teach in the same way'

In my first term as a NQT, I was observed with a Year 9 class teaching about the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The children …

Great News: Artists Might Share Common Traits With Psychopaths

A new study confirms what many studio assistants already know.<p>Great and not at all scary news, art world: A recent study published in the Personality and Individual Differences <i></i>journal concluded that you may want to be wary of the artists, actors, and musicians in your life, seeing as they often …

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Mona Lisa: research backs theory on male and female models, 'art detective' claims

Silvano Vinceti used infrared technology to examine the painting and believes results show Da Vinci used both sexes as inspiration<p>Mona Lisa’s famous image could have been inspired by both the male and female form, a self-styled Italian art detective has claimed.<p>Silvano Vinceti says new research …

Watch a Street Artist Take on Homelessness in LA

Artist Skid Robot makes homeless camps look a little more like home<p>As the number of homeless people living in Los Angeles continues to climb and encampments pop up all over the city (until they are swept up by police), a street artist who goes by the moniker Skid Robot is trying to make the problem …

Watercolor Technique For Testing Colors By Making A Color Grid

Beginner Techniques/Watercolor Techniques<p>Watercolor Technique For Testing Colors By Making A Color Grid<p>Greg Conley / November 24, 2015 / 0<p>Glazed …

Why working at a skill helps in teaching it

I was intrigued by “Why baseball’s best managers were meh players” [Book World, April 3], Steven V. Roberts’s review of the book “This Is Your Brain on Sports,” in which the authors concluded that the best players made mediocre managers. The book said, “The better we get at a task, the worse we …

Jackson Pollock paintings to be united in London show

Royal Academy of Arts brings together paintings of abstract expressionism’s leading light, including works lent by Australian and US galleries<p>Two of Jackson Pollock’s most important and biggest works will be sent from Australia and the US to be united for the first and probably only time in a …

Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education

Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday and emphasized the importance of a well-rounded education for every student in America. More, he acknowledged the vital role of the arts in rethinking education.<p>Under the new law, he …

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See the Real-Life Homes Behind Some of the World's Famous Paintings

Perhaps you'll be inspired to immortalize these iconic destinations.<p>You definitely know these famous artworks, but can you identify the real life buildings featured in each one?<p>From: Veranda

How to help your students manage their mental health during exam time

YoungMinds activist Alice Victor discusses the pressure she felt during exam season and how teachers can support young people through the stress<p>As teachers, you know that your students express themselves in different ways. Talking about their mental health is no different, so don’t ignore any …

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