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A Study of 1 Million Teenagers Reveals This Much Screen Time a Day Leads to the Happiest Kids

And it might be longer than you think.<p>Think your teenager would be happier if he or she spent no time texting, using social media, or playing games on phones or tablets?<p>Granted, this study shows that adolescents who spent more time on social media, the Internet, texting, etc. and less time on …

Parenting

A Half-Remembered Retelling Makes This Star Wars Fan Film Special

There isn’t a lot of writing in the <i>Star Wars</i> universe. Stories seem to mostly be passed along via oral culture—one person telling a story to another, …

Science Fiction

Tech workers in Silicon Valley are sending their kids to a $28,000-a-year private school that shuns technology

At Basis Independent Silicon Valley, a Bay Area private school that enrolls many children of tech workers, students graduate with a mastery of all things science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). But they don't get much screen time in the classroom.<p>The school said it shuns …

Silicon Valley

A Japanese word without a direct English translation reveals the biggest difference between Japanese and American work cultures

Ben Cole, an associate professor of strategy at Fordham University in New York City, once took a group of students on a trip to Japan.<p>Cole had previously lived and worked in Japan for nine years, and he'd arranged for the group to take the train from Narita airport to Tokyo.<p>At a stop along the way, …

Japan

7 adults went undercover as high school students — and discovered why teachers today have less control than ever

At Highland Park High School, technology is a double-edged sword.<p>On one hand, computers and Smart Boards have transformed the way teachers can convey information in the classroom.<p>But on the other hand, the ubiquity of smartphones has made students more distracted than ever, leaving teachers with …

Education

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught

Mark Seidenberg is not the first researcher to reach the stunning conclusion that only a third of the nation's schoolchildren read at grade level. The reasons are numerous, but one that Seidenberg cites over and over again is this: The way kids are taught to read in school is disconnected from the …

Education

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

The Best Resources For Doing Classroom Observations

We periodically create time at our school for teachers to observe our colleagues teaching, followed by reflection.<p>Soon, I hope to be posting more …

Teaching

Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch

Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.<p>On February 6, SpaceX made history with the largely successful first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket—and National Geographic was there, right alongside SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.<p>In …

Elon Musk

Introverts Make Better Leaders and Other Things People Don't Get About Sitting in the Back Row

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from yourself.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning …

Psychology

Why Brainstorming Groups Kill Breakthrough Ideas (and What To Do Instead)

In a nutshell, they simply don't work.<p>Over a half a century ago, Alex Osborne wrote an influential book called <i>Applied Imagination</i> that opined that "the average person can think up twice as many ideas when working with a group than when working alone." Managers must have been convinced because …

Creativity

‘Negative Space’ Is the Most Acclaimed Animated Oscar Short Nominee

The poignant stop-motion work about ritual suitcase packing should not be overlooked in the race for animated shorts.<p>Despite the star power of Kobe …

Animation

Classroom design should follow evidence, not architectural fads

The past decade has seen a boom in the construction of trendy buildings with visually appealing interiors in schools and universities. Proponents …

Teaching

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Books

There Is Now Official Footage From Solo: A Star Wars Story

The next <i>Star Wars</i> movie is out in three months. THREE MONTHS. But up until now, we haven’t seen a single image from it. That changed during the Super …

Science Fiction

Get Cozy With 18 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books This February

February may be the shortest month, but it’s still stuffed with awesome new scifi and fantasy book releases—filled with murders on the moon, haunted …

Books

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears: An Animated Tale

Tuesday is an anniversary worth noting: On Jan. 30, 1868, Charles Darwin published a follow-up to his masterpiece <i>On The Origin Of Species.</i> This less-popular tome (897 pages!) contained a vexing puzzle:<p>Why do pets and livestock tend to have "drooping ears?"<p>Wolves, for example, have perky, upright …

Charles Darwin

Why ‘personalized learning’ advocates like Mark Zuckerberg keep citing a 1984 study — and why it might not say much about schools today

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a bold statement in a recent essay: By giving students individual help, average students can be turned into …

Pedagogy

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

Social Sciences

Gum, Meet Shoe: 10 Offbeat Detective Stories

<i>The Yiddish Policemen’s Union</i> sees Michael Chabon dabbling in some alternate history with predictably captivating results. Here Chabon imagines an alternate timeline where Israel is destroyed in 1948 and a temporary Jewish settlement is created in Alaska. It’s as tightly constructed as anything …

Books

Why Some Catholics Defend the Kidnapping of a Jewish Boy

It’s not about the Church’s relationship with Jews. It’s about the culture war inside the Church.<p>One summer evening in 1858, the police showed up at the home of a Jewish family in Bologna, Italy, and took their six-year-old child. Authorities had discovered that the child, Edgardo Mortara, had been …

Religion

So You Want to Read Literary Horror: Here’s Where to Start

The Remastered, Full-Color Edition<p>If you haven’t read <i>House of Leaves</i>, go grab a copy now. We’re happy to wait, it’s just that good. I’m pretty …

Books

These Real-Time Visual Effects Will Remind You Not to Believe Everything You See on TV

You’ve probably seen countless behind-the-scenes videos of visual effects wizards spending months turning boring green screen footage into amazing …

Cool Stuff

'Is teaching still a long-term career option? If we're not careful it will become a dying profession...'

Is teaching a long-term career option any more? I ask this question because it seems that class teaching, at this moment in time, isn’t a job that …

Teaching

Have You Succumbed To Using Learning Styles? via @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Have you succumbed to using Learning Styles?<p>Zeitgeist bandwagons carrying magic beans, magic bullets and magic potions, in the …

Pedagogy

10 alternatives to Nintendo Labo that you can already buy

Nintendo is behind the curve when it comes to STEM toys — and these aren’t made of cardboard<p><i>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see</i> <i>our ethics …

Kids

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the Batman Effect

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life.<p>It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention …

Kids

`This Elaborate Harry Potter Fan Film Fleshes Out Voldemort's Origin Story

She’s looking for Tom Riddle. She thinks she can save him.<p>That’s the premise behind <i>Voldemort: Origins of the Heir</i>, a stunning hour-long fan film …

The Hasidic Question

THE BA’AL SHEM TOV, a charismatic folk healer, exorcist, clairvoyant, teacher, and mystical ecstatic who was said to have spoken to Satan and the …