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Celeb Dirt To Be Sold? You Better Call Keith

A profile of the lawyer behind Trump "hush" deals Keith Davidson did not want this story published. How do we know? Our last meeting with the L.A. …

Corruption
Critical Thinking

Free Online Courses

Join 7,356,895 people learning together at FutureLearn. Try high quality online education – enjoy free online courses from top universities and …

Use Google Chrome's Task Manager To Figure Out What's Slowing Down Your Browsing

Frozen webpages, a precursor to the ever-frustrating dead tab, can be intensely frustrating -- all the more so when you can't accurately identify …

Software

Regular people who went undercover at a high school found cell phones pose a bigger problem than adults can imagine

High school isn't what it used to be.<p>In fact, rapidly changing technology has made the typical American high school experience nearly unrecognizable for the average adult.<p>No technological advance has changed the game more than smartphones, according to seven young adults who relived their …

Social Media

3 “Super Factors” of Effective Instructional Coaching

Many schools are developing instructional coaching programs with the intention of improving the quality of instruction in the classroom. One effect …

What Authentic Research Looks Like in Project-Based Learning

Both of my sons love playing soccer. I grew up watching football and only played soccer very briefly (at the youth level) before going all in on …

Pedagogy

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

Learning science says people learn best when they apply new information to their own contexts. When learners can make mistakes, reflect on new …

Teaching

The Apollo School: What 21st Century Learning Looks Like

<b>Listen to my interview with the Apollo School founders (transcript):</b><p><b>We’ve reached a point where most teachers embrace the idea of student-directed</b> …

Is Everything Good About 'Minecraft' Gone?

<i>Minecraft</i> may have jumped the shark. It may be passed its prime. The phenomenon may be dwindling. And it has nothing to do with Microsoft purchasing the game. Nor do I think the game mechanics have lost any of their excitement. But from my perspective, as a parent, I’m not as supportive of my …

5 Ways Bad Bosses Demotivate People | Inc.com

Bosses have unique power in the world. Their ability to uplift or destroy invades every aspect of your working life, and can even bleed into your private life. The best bosses know how to harness this power for good, challenging where they must and encouraging where they can. Good bosses empower …

The Workplace

33 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't) | Inc.com

Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and typically they credit …

Success

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

Stop Giving People More Stuff This Holiday—Do This Instead

The holiday season is filled with gifts—and empty of what people really want.<p>We’re seeing a loneliness crisis in our society with 42.6 million adults …

Happiness

9 simple ways to be happy every day

Cloud 9 isn't as far out of out of reach as you might think. We asked the experts for simple strategies to wake up with a smile each and every …

Happiness

One Trait Great Leaders (and Designers) Have in Common | Inc.com

I come from a family of lawyers. From a young age It was expected that my brother and I would also go into law. We broke with tradition, not without resistance from our elders. He became a journalist and I became a designer. I didn't realize then that I was also making a choice that would morally …

Exponential Finance Conference

The Private School Tax Break in the Middle-Class Tax Bill

If we are to believe the Republican policymakers who control the current attempt to overhaul our tax system, a big point of the exercise is to help the middle class. So how best to explain a possible tax break of more than $30,000 per child for wealthy families who send their kids to private school?<p>…

College & University

Seth's Blog

There are more truck drivers in the US than just about any other occupation.<p>For a long time, unionized truck drivers benefitted from work rules, …

'Project Rome' makes Microsoft Cloud the OS for everything

Consequently, mobile app experiences dominate everyday personal computing. Microsoft's failure in mobile leaves it without the needed developer …

How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Teach and Learn

Our education system is in need of reform. Most students are not taught to be self-motivated lifelong learners, nor do they come out of the school …

Emerging Technology

Teach Like They're Data

“Paradoxically, the corporate sector responsible for deindustrialization and cutting wages while receiving tax breaks that starved cities of revenue …

Using Card Games to Teach Basic Math Skills

Guest blogger Sheldon Soper is a seasoned educator with a few card tricks up his sleeve for gamifying math practice in the classroom!

The Economics of the Office: Why Do We Still Commute?

The personal computer was supposed to kill the office and liberate us from hellish commutes to the city. But the average American commute has only increased since then. Could virtual reality finally change that?<p>Over the last year, many companies have ended their liberal work-from-home policies. …

How to fight spam emails in Gmail and G Suite

Google already identifies spam messages. However, users and G Suite Admins can take additional steps to block spam sent to and from accounts.<p>In my …

Spam

Ask Laura: How can I get my middle schooler to put down her phone, engage with the world?

In a new monthly series on Go Ask Mom that starts today, social media expert and Durham mom Laura Tierney, founder of The Social Institute, will be …

Social Media

Why I Don't Grade

Not giving grades doesn't feel like a radical pedagogy for me. I've been not giving grades for 17 years. The first time I taught as instructor of …

Pedagogy

Reality check: Can you use a Chromebook for work?

"Sure, Chromebooks are fine for schools and other simple stuff, but you can't actually use 'em for <i>work</i> — can you?"As someone who's written about …

Chromebook
Parenting

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

I have been critical of the treatment of technology in both the 2015 and 2016 Education Next back-to-school polls for a variety of reasons, including …