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.
500 years ago, China destroyed its world-dominating navy because its political elite was afraid of free trade
• In the 1400s, China owned the greatest seagoing fleet in the world, 3,500 ships. But by 1525, China's "Treasure Fleet" was destroyed.• The Treasure Fleet was abandoned at the urging of a political inside
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
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. a
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
Professor Hawkins has stumbled upon another of those theological landmines in the evangelical world: a belief that is rarely mentioned, widely held, little considered, and provokes a fight as soon as surfaces.
Mastering the subject has become less about learning and more about performance. Why do so many students hate math, fear it, or both? If you ask most students what they think their role is in math classrooms,
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. I first
Interview With Harvard's Most Popular Professor, Michael Puett: What's So Great, or Not, About Asian Education?
"The danger is that because we are unaware of the rituals that we engage in, we do not take them seriously and therefore they do not achieve their intended purpose. Rituals work when they are truly transformational,
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. Researchers led by Professor Victor
Simply put, teachers don’t have the time to teach every legitimate historical perspective. Hell, this is the same issue professional historians wrestle with when writing their books. One simply can’t every
Deborah Ball realized years ago she had a problem. 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
The importance of exposing students to the many truths about the controversial explorer Generations of schoolchildren have memorized the rhyme chronicling the famous voyage of Christopher Columbus: Factually,
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.
A new documentary is to explore how Disney favourite Donald helped the Allies win the Second World War He has entertained generations of children with his adorable features and distinctive voice, but will
The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system |
Unlike grit -- which, as I've argued elsewhere, is driven more by conservative ideology than by solid research -- Dweck's basic thesis is supported by decades' worth of good data. It's not just the habit
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 Plants are intelligent.
Some new books tout the benefits of informal drawing and freehand scribbling—even for the unartistic. When computers entered the mainstream, some art schools abandoned drawing classes to make time for