Courtney P. Benjamin

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If Trump wins, this Canadian island wants to be your new home

Cape Breton Island is appealing to all the Americans who want to get the hell out of the country if a Donald Trump presidency happens.<p>Cape Breton is …

Beyoncé, Cam Newton and that bizarre Toyota Prius ad: The Super Bowl still has a race problem

White bank robbers flee police in a silent Prius? Toyota courts controversy in debated Super Bowl ad<p>If football is a religion in America then the Super Bowl is its most holy holiday. As such, the Super Bowl is a spectacular projection of American values—crass consumerism, empty nationalism, …

This is the end of marriage, capitalism and God. Finally!

<b>Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke in "Girls" (HBO/Mark Schafer)</b><p>My fellow boomers might mock millennials, but what if the new generation has the big questions absolutely right?<p>Jeff DeGraff<p>February 6, 2016 2:29pm (UTC)<p>The next big thing isn’t a clever gadget or miracle …

The educational strategy that’s turning students into unimaginative robots

Science and math dominate the contemporary educational landscape in the United States. Almost everyone agrees that the country needs to shape workers with the skills to combat global problems like climate change, cancer and ailing infrastructures. There’s just one problem: a single-minded emphasis …

Education

The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere

Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students<p>In schools today, the focus is not only on helping students pass exams, but also on improving their character by making them more resilient. Resilience in learning, as in life, is …

Learning

9 innovative schools looking to redefine public education in the U.S.

Public schools are often criticized for not keeping up with student needs — and that's hard to refute.<p>In a world of constant change, the majority of …

Five alternative careers for teachers

From working in a museum to corporate training, if you decide to leave teaching your skills stand you in good stead for securing a variety of other jobs<p>Teaching can be an enormously rewarding and attractive career, but it’s not for everyone. A growing number of teachers are choosing to walk away …

The dramatic shift among college professors that’s hurting students’ education

If you've spent time in a college or university any time in the past quarter-century you probably aren't surprised to hear that professors have become strikingly more liberal. In 1990, according to survey data by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA, 42 percent of professors …

College & University

Schools aren't startups and kids aren't consumers

The Los Angeles Unified School District will wrestle with enormous challenges in the year ahead. It's on the brink of financial insolvency, enrollment is dropping, and its board is about to hire a new superintendent to fix these fiscal problems.<p>The new superintendent will face more than money …

Education

Articles about renovation new york citys suburbs stays true its midcentury roots modern upgrade on Dwell.com - Dwell

With a little faith and a lot of foresight, Keisha Martin entrusted Laura Briggs and Jonathan Knowles to revitalize a derelict...<p>Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a mid-century kitchen with her 21st-century taste to create a whimsical yet thoughtful new...<p>A trip to New York City is inevitably a …

These tips are the combination of years of blood, sweat and tears. Follow them to the letter, and I promise that you will feel an enormous amount of momentum backing you up on a day to day basis, the likes of which you have never felt before. I’m not a guru & I don’t mean […]

97 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>These tips are the combination of <b>years of blood, sweat and tears</b>. Follow them to the letter, and I promise that you will …

On Being Brown When Your Father Is White

Being brown and having a white dad means something, whether people want to acknowledge it or not. Right now, I'm working on an anthology project--"WHITE DADS: Stories and experiences told by people of color, fathered by white men." I've been loving the ways people are taking this idea, supporting …

Welcome to the 2016 Food Lover's Cleanse + Day 1 Menu

Welcome to Day 1 of the Food Lover's Cleanse 2016! Here's everything you need to get you started on our two-week clean eating plan.<p>Airports. Office parties. Visiting in-laws. Cookie exchanges. For so many reasons, the holidays scramble our healthier eating habits. It can take a little prodding to …

America's colleges are suddenly in crisis mode over race relations

Protests have erupted at colleges across the nation over how minorities are treated, putting many campuses in crisis mode.<p>Earlier this week, the University of Missouri system president resigned amid calls for him to step down due to what students said was a poor response to an increase in reported …

A plane passenger asked a teacher a kind of rude question about her job. She responded eloquently!

It's annoying when people mistakenly think your job is really simple.<p>Most people's lines of work are more intricate and multilayered than those who …

'Babies? An impossible dream': the millennials priced out of parenthood

Has the recession created a generation too insecure to have children? Meet the people trapped in financial adolescence<p>Which rites of passage make an adult? Is it being able to live independently, without parental support? Having a stable career? Being married or making a lifelong commitment? Owning …

You Will Never Think Of Pizza The Same Way After Trying This Dip

Hope your guests are ready for this masterpiece.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>- Pizza Dough<p>- 8 oz Cream Cheese - Softened<p>- 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese<p>- 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese<p>- 1/2 Cup Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese<p>- 1/4 Cup Fresh Basil - Chopped<p>- 6 Cloves Garlic - Chopped and divided<p>- 1 tsp Red …

Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers

October 29, 2015<br>Theory informs practice and without a solid theoretical base we risk having an impaired praxis. This is clearly noticeable in the …

Education Technology

23 Simple Design Tips That Will Make Your Home Less Stressful

Please check all stress and angst at the front door.

14 Epic Grilled Cheese Recipes to Make STAT

Let’s be real: Who doesn’t love a classic grilled cheese sandwich? Grilled cheese makes for the perfect lunch staple rotation and epic late-night snack. If you’re in the mood to spice things up a bit (who isn’t?), check out the recipes below. Between the brie, Havarti and blue cheese, you’ll want …

15 Recipes That Prove Casseroles Are Actually Awesome

EVERYTHING BAGEL BREAKFAST SANDWICH<p>It’s like a bacon, egg, and cheese on an everything bagel in casserole form. Assemble it the day before and bake …

Learner-Centered Vision Will Frame Next Generation Learning

A learner-centered vision starts from the evidence that all children are naturally curious and motivated to learn. It envisions a system that adapts …

What one college discovered when it stopped accepting SAT/ACT scores

Hampshire College is a liberal arts school in Massachusetts that has decided not to accept SAT/ACT scores from applicants. That's right - the college won't accept them, a step beyond the hundreds of "test-optional" schools that leave it up to the applicant to decide whether to include them in their …

Your Economic Guide To A Revolution Against Capitalism

By Aaron Leonard, www.rabble.ca<p>| Strategize!<p><i>What is capitalism, how does it work, and why, oh why, is it so terrible? All of these questions, and</i> …