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The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …

The brutal brilliance of Genghis Khan

Yes, he was a ruthless killer, but the Mongol leader was also one of the most gifted military innovators of any age...<p><i>This article was first</i> …

World History

500 years ago, China destroyed its world-dominating navy because its political elite was afraid of free trade

But by 1525, all of China's "Treasure Fleet" ships had been destroyed — burned in their docks or left to rot by the government. China had been poised to circumnavigate the globe decades before the Europeans did, but instead the Ming Dynasty retracted into itself and entered a 200-year-long …

Delaying school start times gives students better chance of success: study

Amber Henstridge, a Grade 11 student in Northwestern Ontario, struggled to wake up at 5:30 a.m. to make the hour-long commute to her high school. She often missed school or arrived late. But ever since her principal shifted the school's start time to 9 a.m., 45 minutes later than it was previously, …

Full Grown: Trees Grown into Furniture and Art Objects | Colossal

<p>The most common way of producing wooden furniture is fairly straightforward: grow the proper trees for a few decades, chop ’em down, cut them into …

World's First Baby Born With DNA From Three Parents

In a world first, a baby has been born with DNA from three biological parents.<p>The 5-month-old boy, born to Jordanian parents, was conceived with the …

Microsoft will 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells

Microsoft has vowed to “solve the problem of cancer” within a decade by using ground-breaking computer science to crack the code of diseased cells so they can be reprogrammed back to a healthy state.<p>In a dramatic change of direction for the technology giant, the company has assembled a “small army” …

Cancer

As if being 12-years-old wasn’t hard enough, a new study confirms many schools make it even harder

The transition from elementary school at about age 11, to middle school, is notoriously hard, and researchers have documented that a lot of kids take a hit academically from which they don’t recover for years.<p>It’s difficult to pinpoint what drives the drop in performance. Adolescence is in full …

Teacher Interview Questions that Work

Dr. Todd Whitaker says, “The best thing a principal can do to build parent relations is to ensure every student has a phenomenal teacher.” To do …

Why Protestants Argue Over Whether Muslims Worship the Same God

Last month, a Wheaton College professor, Dr. Larycia Hawkins, was placed on administrative leave for writing on her Facebook page and quoting Pope Francis that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. This week, the evangelical school began proceedings to fire Professor Hawkins, a tenured …

The Math-Class Paradox

Mastering the subject has become less about learning and more about performance.<p>Why do so many students hate math, fear it, or both?<p>If you ask most students what they think their role is in math classrooms, they will tell you it is to get questions right. Students rarely think that they are in math …

Mathematics

The Problem With Having a 'Growth Mindset'

The problem with the growth mindset, and why it's sometimes a low-hanging fruit, is that school leaders and teachers do a book study on it, but their …

What Teachers Learn by Taking Risks

<i>The Sonoma County Office of Education’s Technology & Innovation Specialist explains.</i><p>by Sarah Lundy<p><i>I interviewed my colleague, Matt O’Donnell on</i> …

How Teachers Drain Motivation From Children and 7 Ways to Fix It

I first heard of Mrs. Queenie Johnson, M.A. through an amazing Brand Church Periscope, and I was instantly hooked by her charisma and knowledge when it came to branding, teaching, and parenting.<p>In this interview, you will learn from an educator of 11 years about how <b>you</b> can <b>naturally</b> motivate your …

Teaching

Interview With Harvard's Most Popular Professor, Michael Puett: What's So Great, or Not, About Asian Education?

Michael Puett is a professor of Chinese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations who was s one of five professors awarded the Harvard College Professorship for outstanding teaching.<p><b>Emanuel Pastreich</b><p>There is great admiration for the remarkable emphasis on education we find …

Science says those who think they are experts are more likely to be closed-minded

Those who count themselves as experts might want to re-evaluate their level of self-confidence, as a new study warns that there’s a downside to feeling knowledgeable.<p>Researchers led by Professor Victor Ottati from Loyola University of Chicago conducted six experiments on 272 participants in a study …

Why History Is the Toughest Subject to Teach

Alia spotlighted that major screwup from publisher McGraw Hill (seen above) in her piece last week addressing how high-school textbooks “too often gloss over the American government’s oppression of racial minorities.” She continues:<p>If nothing else, the [McGraw Hill] incident may serve as yet …

Education

Teaching Teachers To Teach: It's Not So Elementary

Deborah Ball realized years ago she had a problem.<p>It was around 1980. She'd been working as an elementary school teacher in East Lansing, Michigan for about five years. But she felt like she just wasn't getting any better at it.<p>"I felt like I was really thoughtful," she says. "I tried to make stuff …

Rethinking History Class on Columbus Day

The importance of exposing students to the many truths about the controversial explorer<p>Generations of schoolchildren have memorized the rhyme chronicling the famous voyage of Christopher Columbus:<p><i>In fourteen hundred ninety-two,</i><i>Columbus sailed the ocean blue.</i><i>He had three ships and left from Spain.</i><i>He</i> …

Native Americans

5 Reasons Professional Development is NOT Transforming Learning

Have you ever left a meeting, PLC, or any other professional development session wondering what the purpose of the time together was and still …

The secret to being a great football coach has nothing to do with football

With the new college football season upon us, fans across the country are hoping their team could be the one crowned national champion on January 11 2016 in Glendale, Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium. Of course, who is ultimately successful will depend a lot on the talents of their …

How Donald Duck helped win Second World War – and beat Mickey to the job

A new documentary is to explore how Disney favourite Donald helped the Allies win the Second World War<p>He has entertained generations of children with his adorable features and distinctive voice, but few will recall Donald Duck as the face of wartime America.<p>A new documentary is to explore not just …

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

<b>(AP/Jose F. Moreno)</b><p>How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>Alfie Kohn<p>August 16, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its …

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction<p>Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like …

Botany

My town calls my lawn a 'nuisance' - but I still refuse to mow it

Sarah Baker and her partner are taking a stand against mowing their lawn.<p>A mutilated garter snake, a sliced frog and countless slashed grasshoppers. …

“Zoom In!” Looks Like A Good Site For History Teachers

Zoom In! is a new(er) free site that provides some very good U.S. History lessons that use historical documents and are standards-based. Along with …

The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling

Some new books tout the benefits of informal drawing and freehand scribbling—even for the unartistic.<p>When computers entered the mainstream, some art schools abandoned drawing classes to make time for the new software they had to teach. The arrival of state-of-the-art programs prompted backlash …

Creativity