Leighann Forbes

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Did Einstein Show Asperger's Traits?

Psychological traits of historical figures cast light on current diagnoses.<p>Did Einstein have some traits of Asperger's Syndrome, also viewed as a …

Massachusetts is a lot like us, so why are its schools so much better?

<i>This is part one of a two-part series. Part two examines the push to help all Massachusetts students succeed.</i><p>BOSTON — For more than a decade, …

Education

Scientists discover neural mechanisms that indicate that we actively forget as we learn

They say that once you’ve learned to ride a bicycle, you never forget how to do it. But new research suggests that while learning, the brain is …

50 Captivating Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The World

Gender should not be a factor in education.<p>Globally, <b>65 million girls</b> are not in school. Of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, <b>two-thirds are women</b>. There are <b>33 million fewer girls in primary school</b> than boys.<p>Why does this matter? Research shows that educating girls can save</i> …

Everyone Is Freaking Out Over This DIY Haircut Video

Any attempts at cutting your own hair at home usually end in disaster, but one YouTuber just changed the game forever.<p>Beauty blogger and makeup …

Secret Teacher: teaching robbed me of my health – and nearly my life

In my darkest moment when I contemplated suicide, I realised I did want to live – I just didn’t want to be a teacher<p>Today is a good day. I have got up and washed the dishes, and maybe if today continues to be a good day I will have a shower, wash my hair and change my clothes. I might even pick up …

Mental Health

Rudy Giuliani Slams Beyonce’s Super Bowl 50 Halftime Performance as an ‘Attack’ on Police

Alert the Beygency! Former New York City Mayor <b>Rudy Giuliani</b> had some harsh words for <b>Beyoncé</b>'s part of the Super Bowl 50 halftime show on Sunday, …

Why Flipped Classrooms Fail

<i>“I tried Peer Instruction and it didn’t work.”</i> As a champion of the popular flipped learning method developed by Eric Mazur, this phrase always hits …

The Drone Parent: A Helicopter Parent On Steriods

Google "helicopter parent." This is what you'll get:<p>hel·i·cop·ter par·ent [noun] [informal] [plural noun: helicopter parents]<p>Definition: A parent who takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of their child or children. For example: <i>"Some college officials see all this as the</i> …

Cal marching band adds brassy muscle to Coldplay's Super Bowl show

Beyoncé may have generated the biggest response for her performance alongside<p>ColdplayandBruno Marsat theSuper Bowl 50halftime show on Sunday, but there was another musical act on the bill that drew the attention of college sports fans and Bay Area locals.<p>The University of California Marching Band …

This Instagram User Will Convice You Beyoncé's Super Bowl "Fall" Was On Purpose

New dance move alert!

Beyoncé Had A Hilarious Response For One Of Chris Martin’s Not So Great Ideas

Beyoncé and Coldplay apparently worked together on more than the Super Bowl 50 halftime show and their recent collaboration, “Hymn for the Weekend.” But you’ll never, ever hear it.<p>In Chris Martin’s upcoming interview with <i>Rolling Stone</i>, the Coldplay frontman reveals that Beyoncé completely shot down …

Music

Beyoncé draws outrage and praise for Super Bowl set

Who says pop music can't incite?<p>Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show featuring Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars has prompted more online comment, analysis and reaction the morning after than the football game itself. The Black Panthers, not the Carolina Panthers, are trending across social media.<p><b>See</b> …

Music

Beyonce’s Black Southern ‘Formation’

Announced by a small all-women drum line contingent, 30 black women, led by Beyoncé, appeared in formation at the halftime of the 50th Superbowl. …

Black Panther Party

How California can entice young people back to teaching

Think your child's teacher is terrific? Or terrible? Just feel fortunate the kid has a teacher at all.<p>It's getting harder and harder to attract college students to teaching. That's frustrating for public schools, because there are plenty of job vacancies and a growing shortage of qualified …

Education

The next wave in storytelling is short-form video

Social video apps are nothing new. However, these video tools have been slow to gain widespread enthusiasm from brands as a serious content distribution channel — until now.<p>Meerkat and Periscope put instant video into the hands of the masses, but now we’re finally seeing the rest of the major …

Our Favorite Classic Children's Books Are Super Problematic

Sorry, Laura Ingalls Wilder.<p>Remember that mourning process nearly everyone in America went through last year, when the publication of Harper Lee’s <i>Go Set a Watchman</i> revealed a darker, more bigoted side to the Atticus Finch who’d stood for half a century as the principled hero of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>?<p>…

19 Super Cute Dollar Store DIYs That Will Complete Your Bedroom

Holla for a dolla.

57 Percent Of People In Landmark Survey Don't Know Where Grand Canyon Is

A lot of Americans apparently slept through geography and history.<p>You'd think that a canyon that is 277 miles long with points 18 miles wide and more than a mile deep would be hard to miss.<p>However, more than half of people in a landmark survey released last week have no clue where the Grand Canyon …

Climate change could leave Chesapeake Bay island uninhabitable in 50 years

You don’t have to travel to a balmy Pacific island to hear the anguish of people whose land and culture is under threat from climate change. In Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay, the idiosyncratic, and historic, community of Tangier Island is facing an uncertain future as the sea gnaws away …

Here we go again: 'Huckleberry Finn' pulled from Pennsylvania high school curriculum

A Pennsylvania high school has removed Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" from its 11th-grade curriculum after complaints from students who said they were made "uncomfortable" by the novel, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.<p>Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, a suburb of Philadelphia, …

Improving Presentation Style

<i>“Effective lecturers combine the talents of scholar, writer, producer, comedian, showman, and teacher in ways that contribute to student …

Public Speaking

Electric Literature’s Best Short Story Collections of 2015

Each year, Electric Literature polls our staff and regular contributors to pick our favorite books of the year. For fairness sake, books by Electric …

28 Tips for Writing Stories from Edgar Allan Poe, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway & F. Scott Fitzgerald

Most writers find their individual voice only after they sojourn through periods of imitation. Though it’s an excellent way to appropriate …

Literature

It's Time to Stop the Teacher Guilt

After grabbing paperwork and checking out a school vehicle, my conference period was nearing an end. My last stop was the bank. Approaching the counter, I hurriedly pulled out the school check and my driver's license.<p>"I guess you're taking your students to another competition. Are you gone pretty …