Chris Bigenho

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How Professors Can Bring Culturally-Responsive Teaching to Online Courses

When Suparna Chatterjee was taking a graduate online course at New Mexico State University two years ago, she had to complete an ice-breaker activity …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

World Health Organization's New 'Gaming Disorder' Raises Questions About Role of Educational Games

For the first time, the World Health Organization has officially designated "gaming disorder" among its list of mental health addictive behaviors.<p>The …

Mental Health

Education reforms should obey Campbell's Law

The first time I heard of Campbell’s Law was in a college class in public policy. The professor asked, “Can data ever cause problems? Can it ever …

Education

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

Design

The Best Way to Warm Up Before Every Run (Hint: It's Not Stretching)

You've got your best leggings on and your playlist is lit — you're about to crush your run. What do you do first? You warm up. You start with a forward fold, maybe do a couple Downward-Facing Dogs, stretch out your tight hamstrings, and finish off by stretching your quads. Now you're ready for your …

Exercise

ADDIE is not an Instructional Design Model? Now what?

Before you throw your laptop, desktop or mobile device in disgust. Before you start a social media campaign to eradicate me from the Internet. It's …

Summer Pasta Recipes That Will Be The Most Popular Dish On the Table, Guaranteed

FYI, your sister-in-law is going to want the recipe.<p>When the summer months hit we’re always game to lighten up. Whether we’re talking our hair color, …

10 Easy Camping Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

There's a lot to love about pitching a tent, stoking a campfire, and spending a few days in the great outdoors. While meals are more simplified …

You've Been Packing Your Backpack All Wrong

Most hikers will tell you that there is no one right way to load up your backpack, instead advising you to find what works for you personally. And that's good advice, but there are still some guidelines you should follow to make sure the load is balanced, which will help you hike longer and farther …

Teachers Shouldn't Have To Work Alone -- And Now They Don't Have To

With the rise of online learning in schools—what educators call “blended learning”—what teachers do daily is changing in big and small ways.<p>A central question is what will teaching look like in the future, as online learning can increasingly help students learn knowledge personalized to their …

Pedagogy

This Map Shows How Low States Education Spending Has Gotten

State policymakers who discover that they put less of a premium on education than Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad may want to rethink their budgets …

Bashar al-Assad

This Map Shows the Average Teacher Salary in Every State

36 states are below the national average<p>Teachers often say they never went into the profession for the pay.<p>They never expected to earn six figures or …

What Is the Point of a Makerspace?

<b>Listen to my interview with John Spencer (transcript):</b><p>Sponsored by Peergrade and Microsoft Class Notebook<p>This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. …

Triathlon Training Plans for Sprint, Olympic and Half Iron Distances

Whether you’re a first-time triathlete or an endurance sports veteran, these plans from coach Steve Whittle will help you take your training to the …

The 15-minute Kettlebell Workout for Busy Guys

Kettlebells are the perfect tool for a 15-minute, busy-guy workout. After all, kettlebells look like something your kids might have left lying around …

Scientists transferred memories from one snail to another. Someday, they could do the same in humans.

You may not carry your house on your back or release sulphuric acid, but you’ve got a lot more in common with a sea snail than you may think. …

Biology

NZ recorded a massive 23.8m wave - The Bay's News First

<b>“This is a very exciting event and to our knowledge it is largest wave ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere,” says Senior Oceanographer Dr Tom</b> …

The Nutritionist-Approved Hack That Made My Coffee Taste So Much Better

This easy add-in will change the way you drink your coffee (trust).<p>I’ve never really liked the taste of coffee. I usually try to offset its bitterness with a little half and half and sometimes a sugar cube or spoonful of simple syrup.<p>But recently, I went on a press trip with health and wellness …

Whimsical school design blends nature with learning

Schools looked different in our day<p>Recess takes on a whole new meaning in this school outside of London. Studio Weave designed a whimsical timber structure for the Belvue School, a middle school for children with special education needs.<p>The structure, which is intended to host extracurricular …

Private schools abandon charitable status in bid to avoid 'huge pressure' to deliver 'public benefit'

Private schools are abandoning their charitable status in a bid to avoid having to admit disadvantaged pupils, it has been suggested.<p>In the past year, nine schools have dropped their charitable status, according to the Independent Schools Council's (ISC) annual census.<p>The proportion of ISC schools …

Private Schools

Bill Gates tells Harvard what he'd do with a magic wand

Microsoft founder Bill Gates enrolled at Harvard back in 1973, but never graduated from the prestigious university. Now, 45 years later, he went back for another visit to tour the school's robotics labs and talk about his Harvard past, science literacy and the greatest challenges facing the world …

Bill Gates

New Report On Everything You Wanted To Know About Metacognition, But Were Afraid To Ask

The Education Endowment Foundation, the very highly-respected education research group in the UK, just published a report titled Metacognition and …

New guidance report published: how to develop pupils’ metacognitive skills

The EEF has published its latest guidance report, designed to support teachers in changing their classroom practice to improve their pupils’ …

Teaching pupils how they learn boosts progress by seven months

Getting pupils to think more about how they learn can boost their academic progress by seven months, according to new guidance.<p>The government-backed …

The Value of Failing

A new research center at Columbia University is committed to figuring out how to turn failure into success.<p>Every kid has that moment when she realizes that the adults she admires aren’t perfect. Few children ever learn, however, that the same is true for the inventors and intellectual giants whose …

Photos reveal new luxury underwater hotel residence in the Maldives

Maldives

Bike gears: shifting explained for beginners

<b>If you haven’t a clue how many gears your bike has, how many you actually need or even how to use them properly, don’t worry — you’re not alone. We</b> …

Top Gear

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Earth’s Past Climates

In <i>Silent Spring</i>, Rachel Carson considers the Western sagebrush. “For here the natural landscape is eloquent of the interplay of forces that have …