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WATCH: film director Ridley Scott – 'Teaching is the most important of all professions'

Upon being awarded a Bafta fellowship by Prince William last night, Sir Ridley Scott explained that after leaving school, he secured a place at …

Teaching

Mimi O’Donnell Reflects on the Loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Devastation of Addiction

The first time I met Phil, there was instant chemistry between us. It was the spring of 1999, and he was interviewing me to be the costume designer for a play he was directing—his first—for the Labyrinth Theater Company, <i>In Arabia We’d All Be Kings</i>. Even though I’d spent the five years since moving …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

What Is Infinity?

Albert Einstein famously said: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe.”<p>The notion of …

21 Benefits of Archery - Reasons Why You Should Practice Archery

Okay, we at Archerstop.com love Archery and because of that we created an infographic which shows 21 Beneficial things of practicing this awesome …

The Making Of Reservoir Dogs

<i>First published in Issue 44 of</i> Empire <i>(Way back in February of 1993) the following article marked the emergence of a little independent movie called</i> …

Quentin Tarantino

Why we should all stop saying “I know exactly how you feel”

<i>Kasia Bogdanska</i><p>You don’t. And you’re also steering the focus away from someone who probably just wants to be heard. Here’s how to be a more …

Jerrod Carmichael went there with the N-word, and it was insulting

When Jerrod Carmichael landed the NBC sitcom “The Carmichael Show” two years ago, it seemed like a surprisingly splashy introduction for a comedian …

Bansho (What is it?)

Bansho is a method of teaching developed in Japan that focuses on teaching math through problem solving. It allows students to see connections and …

Teaching

Challenging the status quo in mathematics: Teaching for understanding

Conceptual understanding in mathematics has been recognized as important for over a century and widely discussed for decades. So why has it not been …

Education

The Mistake the Berkeley Protesters Made about Milo Yiannopoulos

Last week, PBS broadcast “Birth of a Movement,” a film about the battle between William Monroe Trotter, a firebrand African-American publisher born a few years after the end of the Civil War, and D. W. Griffith, the filmmaker responsible for the racist classic “Birth of a Nation.” Trotter, a …

There’s no such thing as being “good” or “bad” at math

As an American, I was in the minority in my PhD program—and I was at Columbia University. That’s because I studied economics, a so-called quantitative subject. During graduate school, my fellow Americans in law school or business school often remarked about what a math genius I must be. Then came …

Education
Mathematics

Joshua Foer on Deliberate Practice

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, …

The Stereotypes That Distort How Americans Teach and Learn Math

Speed doesn't matter, and there's no such thing as a "math person." How the Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.<p>Mathematics education in the United States is broken. Open any newspaper and stories of math failure shout from the pages: low international …

Meet Stephen Miller: Radicalized Conservative Teen Turned Trump Speechwriter

Throughout this election cycle, and certainly throughout President-elect Trump’s distressing campaign, I, as several others have often wondered: <b>Who writes Donald Trump’s speeches?!</b> From Trump’s paradoxical 2016 RNC speech ensuring that “anyone who endorses violence, hatred or oppression is not …

In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

We’re just going to let this thing speak for itself.<br>…

Dar Es Salaam

How White House advisor Stephen Miller went from pestering Hispanic students to designing Trump's immigration policy

Stephen Miller and Jason Islas grew up in sunny southern California in the late 1990s, united by their passion for Star Trek. But Miller stopped …

Sebastian Gorka, the West Wing's Phony Foreign-Policy Guru

Gorka's a former Breitbart editor with Islamophobic views and ties to neo-Nazi extremists – and he has the ear of the president<p>The Breitbart News …

Donald Trump

How Stephen Miller Rode White Rage from Duke’s Campus to Trump’s West Wing

At the young age of 31, Stephen Miller has his own office in the West Wing and the President’s ear. He also has held a shocking worldview since he was a teenager. From his writings on the 2006 Duke lacrosse-team rape scandal, which gave the then–college junior national media exposure, to an alleged …

Richard Spencer

Summer Listening: Music Recommendations from The New Yorker

“I Feel Alright,” by the emerging pop adventurer known as <b>Bonzai</b>, lasts only three minutes and fifteen seconds, and it feels much shorter—too short, in fact, as if the singer and her song are eager to make way for whatever comes next in the playlist. It starts playfully, with a beat that could have …

The Decades-Long Campaign to Cut Legal Immigration

Last week, when Donald Trump publicly endorsed the <i>RAISE</i> Act, a bill that would drastically curb legal immigration to the United States, he did what immigration hard-liners had waited more than two decades for a President to do. The bill, whose acronym is short for Reforming American Immigration for …

The Short, Unhappy Life of a Libertarian Paradise

The residents of Colorado Springs undertook a radical experiment in government. Here’s what they got.<p><b>Colorado Springs has always leaned hard on</b> <b>its</b> reputation for natural beauty. An hour’s drive south of Denver, it sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ southern range and features two of the …

Colorado Springs

My Buddy

He would call me late in the night from somewhere on the road, a ghost town in Texas, a rest stop near Pittsburgh, or from Santa Fe, where he was parked in the desert, listening to the coyotes howling. But most often he would call from his place in Kentucky, on a cold, still night, when one could …

Quiet, Please! Rethinking Our Learning Spaces

Amid a near-universal celebration of collaborative, interactive work as a 21st century reality and ideal, teacher Sarah Cooper investigates something …

Teaching

The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress

The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress is a “The Best…” list that can come in very handy for teachers …

BBC Bitesize - Dance Mat Typing

Dance Mat Typing<p>1. How the game works<p>Welcome to Dance Mat Typing, a fun way to learn touch typing.<p>There are four levels to play, each divided into three stages.<p>You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be …

Pop Music

The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn Typing/Keyboarding

I’ve previously had some “learn-to-type” sites on The Best Websites For Students To Learn About Computers, but I thought it would be useful to expand …