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Teaching Children To Ask The Big Questions Without Religion

Emily Freeman, a writer in Montana, grew up unaffiliated to a religion — culturally Jewish on her father's side, a smattering of churchgoing on her mother's. She and her husband Nathan Freeman talked about not identifying as religious — but they didn't really discuss how it would affect their …

Parenting

Beyond Red Ink: 7 Ways to Differentiate Instruction Through Assessment

We need to differentiate instruction. Derived from the word “different,” differentiation points to the fact that different ways of teaching can help …

Teaching

CoMica CVM-WM100 – a radio mic for under $200 USD

The CoMica CVM-WM100 is an entry-level wireless lavalier microphone kit. For $194.99 USD you get a kit that contains one transmitter, one receiver, …

Gear & Gadgets

White People Are Noticing Something New: Their Own Whiteness

Being white in America has long been treated, at least by white people, as too familiar to be of much interest. It’s been the default identity, the cultural wallpaper — something described, when described at all, using bland metaphors like milk and vanilla and codes like “cornfed” and …

Race & Ethnicity

Everything You Need to Know About Marlon James’s Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Heads up! We’ve got a synopsis for <i>A Brief History of Seven Killings</i> author Marlon James’s first foray into fantasy literature, <i>Black Leopard, Red Wolf</i>:<p>…

Books

Lessons from the longest study on human development

For the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and …

Study Skills

'Is it too soon for a history of PowerPoint and its effect on teaching, learning and thinking?'

In recent years, publishers have exploited our interest in the "biographies of things" – books have been written about cod, cotton, even the colour …

Education Technology

'The Book Of M' By Peng Shepherd Is A Powerful Post-Apocalyptic Masterpiece About The Power Of Memory

Every once in a while, you come across a book so alluring, so addicting, so utterly irresistible, it makes you want to forget the world around you …

Books

Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children

The TV legend possessed an extraordinary understanding of how kids make sense of language.<p>For the millions of adults who grew up watching him on public television, Fred Rogers represents the most important human values: respect, compassion, kindness, integrity, humility. On <i>Mister Rogers’</i> …

Fred Rogers

Intelitek Releases White Paper on Changing Education Systems to Prepare Students for the Demands of Modern Society and the Industrial Workspace

DERRY, N.H. – June 6, 2018– Historic changes in industry should and must have a direct impact on the way a society builds its education system. That …

Education Technology

The More Educated We Get, the More Nearsighted We Become

It’s taken as a given that the more schooling we get, the better off our lives will be across the board. But a new study published Wednesday in The …

Optometry

21 Western Novels Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

“The western story, in its most usual forms, represents the American version of the ever appealing oldest of man’s legends about himself, that of the …

Books

The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn't Tech. It's Evolved Teaching.

I often hear people question whether teachers are willing to embrace technology, but if we really want to transform teaching and learning, I think …

Pedagogy

What I Wish My Teacher Knew

Shares 3<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p>A third grade teacher in Denver by the name of Kyle Schwartz …

Education

The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of June 2018

On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn’t looking for …

Books

10 great sci-fi books to read before they become TV shows

Science-fiction literature has always been fertile ground for movies and television, with generations of screenwriters and directors finding …

Science Fiction

A better metaphor for technology

Think of tech as an instrument, not a tool<p>I spend a lot of time thinking about how words work. It’s a big part of my job, after all, but it’s also what I was studying years ago in grad school. And while I don’t want to give you an exegesis (there’s a word for you) on it, I think the collective …

Consumer Tech

What Kind Of Parent Are You: Carpenter Or Gardener?

There are two kinds of parents in modern America, says Alison Gopnik in her recent book, The Gardener and the Carpenter.<p><b>About 'How To Raise A Human'</b><p>Does raising kids have to be stressful? Is it really dangerous for babies to sleep with mom? Do chores have to be a fight? Over the next month, NPR …

Parenting

The Dos and Dont's of Talking to Kids of Color About White Supremacy

A primer for talking to children about racism—and systems that perpetuate it—in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville.

How ed tech worship erodes great teaching – according to someone who works in ed tech

Around the turn of the century, I left a full-time teaching job at one of the few genuinely world-class schools in the UK to work in the education …

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

What Happens When Geneticists Talk Sloppily About Race

The field widely agrees that race is a social construct, but gets into trouble when it ignores semantics.<p>In a recent op-ed in <i>The New York Times</i>, “How Genetics is Changing Our Understanding of Race,” the geneticist David Reich challenged what he called an “orthodoxy” in genetics. Due to concerns of …

West Africa

'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure

Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls today are receiving mixed messages. Girls hear that "they're supposed to be sexy, they're supposed to perform sexually for boys," Orenstein tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross, "but that their sexual pleasure is unspoken."<p>While researching …

What 'Unconscious Bias' Really Is and Its Exhausting Effect

First, say sorry. Second, promise new training.That's how Starbucks executives went about their apology tour of Philadelphia after arriving Sunday. …

The Never-Ending Task of Shielding Black Kids From Negative Stereotypes

Many black parents vigilantly curate the books, movies, and toys their children are exposed to—with mixed success.<p>A few years ago, when the former pro football player Martellus Bennett was looking for books to read to his young daughter, he was disappointed by his options. He had trouble finding …

Black Panther

The Report on Race That Shook America

It came out in 1968—yet little has changed since the Kerner Commission denounced “white racism.”<p>Separate and Unequal: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism<p>By Steven M. Gillon<p>Basic Books<p>In July 1967, when President Lyndon B. Johnson formed a commission to analyze the riots …

Society

David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon Handwriting Turned Into Fonts

Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg fonts have also been developed using their letters and notes<p>A new project called Songwriters Fonts has created typefaces based on the handwritten scrawls of several notable musicians, as Stereogum reports. The artists included in the project are Kurt Cobain, John …

The Consequences of Racism : TED Radio Hour : NPR

Clint Smith: How Should You Raise A Black Son In America?<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>♫<p>Awake Tycho<p>close overlay<p>Buy Featured Music<p>SongAwakeAlbumAwakeArtistTycho<p>Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?<p>Miriam Zoila Pérez: How Does Racism Affect Pregnant Women And Babies?<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Dena Simmons: …

Nina Simone

Researchers are using VR to help teachers understand autism

Researchers are using VR as an empathy tool to help neurotypical teachers understand their students with autism.<p>There have already been attempts to use VR to help autistic children and adults find new ways of coping. Autism Speaks, for example, funds a virtual reality training program designed to …