Timothy M. Bowser

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3 Reasons Kids Struggle With Math And How to Help

Algorithms, decimals, division, fractions, sums-these seem like harmless math terms. But, to many children, they bring out fear and even anxiety when it comes to mathematics. Children now, more than ever are struggling with math. What is the cause for concern and what can you do to fix it?<p><b>1. Math</b> …

Teachers, Students, and the Hero's Journey

Status Quo<p>We begin with an embrace of our ordinary existence. Life feels neutral here. As teachers, we return to a classroom with students who will …

Pedagogy

New Teachers: Classroom-Management Fundamentals

• Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems: Reflect on some of the potential reasons behind student misbehavior. (Edutopia, 2015)<br>• The Power of Keeping …

Avoiding "Learned Helplessness"

Similarly, we want students to be reflective, to ask themselves, "How do I know if I'm on the right track?" or "What could I do next?" Instead of …

Pedagogy

Over 40 Ancient Ships Discovered on the Bottom of the Black Sea

About 12,000 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, melting glaciers began filling the Black Sea. Researchers still aren’t sure just when the sea …

Old teeth, new stories: How one archaeologist created a prehistoric GPS for tracking ancient humans

Tracing the movement of individuals via their teeth can offer clues about marriage alliances and slavery practices. Building knowledge of individual …

Why Does Team Trump Keep Talking About Japanese Internment?

In the immediate aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, on February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, …

Donald Trump

Schools will teach 'soft skills' from 2017, but assessing them presents a challenge

When students go back to school in January 2017 there will be some significant changes to their timetables. As well as learning areas like English, …