Jesse C. Rathgeber

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Scaffolding Grit

I would argue that without passion or interest in a topic, grit is difficult to cultivate in oneself, and even harder to teach. It can feel nearly …

What Philosophers Must Learn from the Transracialism Meltdown

“<i>Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all</i>”― Theon, father of Hypatia of Alexandria (Quoted in <i>Little</i> …

Philosophy

The Paradox About Play That Can Make You A Better Creative In 2017

Think you know what simple words like “play” and “fun” mean? Ian Bogost’s latest book Play Anything will bake your noodle.<p>In a world where creative hyphenates have become the norm, game designer-philosopher Ian Bogost stands out. His most famous game, <i>Cow Clicker</i>, began as an impish parody of …

An Animated Introduction to the Feminist Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir

How influential are the writings of Simone de Beauvoir? So influential that even the rushed, by all accounts shoddy first English translation …

Philosophy

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

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Learning

Teaching And Learning In A Post-truth World

As alt-right ideology spreads worldwide, teachers and students develop skills to learn about respect and diversity of thoughts. Peggy_Marco/pixabay<p>Michelle Mielly, <i>Grenoble École de Management (GEM)</i><p>In today's post-truth environment, university educators face new challenges. Their students are …

Alt-Right

A classroom teacher’s guide to formative assessment

I’m working on a guide to formative assessment for classroom teachers. I want to do two things: first, set out clear principles and introduce the …

Pedagogy

9 tricks for remembering everything you read

Tons of people weighed in with answers based on their personal experiences and research.<p>We rounded up some of the best insights from that Quora thread and scoured the web for expert advice on retaining more of what you consume — whether that's science textbooks, novels, or news articles.<p>Below are …

TED Talks

Would Special Education Rights Be Safe With Jeff Sessions As U.S. Attorney General?

Senator Jeff Sessions, if confirmed as U.S. Attorney General in the incoming Trump administration, would become the nation’s top law enforcement officer. That would make him responsible for defending and enforcing federal education laws that guarantee students with disabilities the “free …

fluXpad is an insanely immediate music drawing tool for iPad

Make an interface simpler, and you might push your musical expression further. That’s the realization you have using fluXpad, a new drawing app. It’s …

Music Production

7 Science-Backed Habits of Creative Genuises

Even if you're not the "creative type" these habits will help you succeed and thrive.<p>Even if you don't think you're the "creative type," don't assume you can ignore this skillset, or that you can't become creative too.<p>60% of CEOs polled by IBM agreed that creativity was the most important skill to …

If You Don't Get The Problem With Cultural Appropriation, Listen To This

"I say hip-hop, you give me Macklemore.”<p>If you want the definitive word on the appropriation of black culture, look no further than this clip of slam poets Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jihad performing the poem, “Hide Your Shea Butter.”<p>In a video posted by Button Poetry on Aug. 14, Valentine and …

Cultural Appropriation

Yes, Differentiation Is Hard. So, Let's Get It Right.

Differentiation is a word that makes some teachers shudder, but we know it's important, so let's get it right.

Pedagogy

8 Ways to Help Your Kids to Become Better Critical Thinkers (A Guide for Parents)

The ability to think clearly, logically and independently are key skills in the modern world. Not only will young people need to think critically in …

Critical Thinking

Want To Address Teachers' Biases? First, Talk About Race

As Ayana Coles gazes at the 20 teachers gathered in her classroom, she knows the conversation could get uncomfortable. And she's prepared.<p>"We are going to experience discomfort — well, we may or may not experience it — but if we have it that's OK," says Coles, a third-grade teacher at Eagle Creek …

Teaching

Can 'Minecraft' Really Change the Way Teachers Teach?

Digital game-based learning isn't just fun, it's subversive.<p>To call <i>Minecraft</i> anything less than a phenomenon would be an understatement. Since releasing in 2009, it has sold more than a hundred million copies across almost every gaming platform and continues to sell another 50,000 more each day. …

Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice

Who's Different and What's Fair<p>As a society and within our educational institutions, discussions about bias, diversity, discrimination, and social …

Calm Down, Everybody – Group Work & Class Discussions Can Work Just Fine

Education Week has published a pretty popular story titled High School Students Say Student-Led Discussions and Group Work Often Go Awry.<p>It recounts …

Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

What is language? What is beauty? Who gets to decide?<p>Philosophers have grappled with these questions for centuries, and they've generated a pile of long (and often tortured) books in their efforts to answer them.<p>But for Tom Wartenberg, some of the best books about philosophy are much shorter and a …

Kids

Here’s What My Theory Of Knowledge Students Will Be Doing For Their “Finals” – What Are You Doing?

Like most IB Theory of Knowledge classes, the primary factors leading to my students’ grades are their Oral Presentations and their TOK …

16 Modern Realities Schools (and Parents) Need to Accept. Now.

It’s been interesting to watch over the last year or so a growing chorus of parents, authors, educators and even some policy makers begin to …

Empathetic teachers keep unruly kids in school

Middle school teachers who use empathy, not punishment, to discipline can greatly reduce the number of students who are suspended throughout the year.<p>…

Special-needs students are putting strain on teachers, study says

The integration of special-needs students into regular classrooms is taking a toll on teachers, according to a new study commissioned by the …

Special Education

How To Tap The Only Three Types Of Creativity

There are three and only three ways to create. They come from connective, component and blank page creativity. That’s it. Those three. If you want to “<i>make new things or think of new ideas</i>” as Webster defines creativity, you must do one of these three.<p>• Do you see disparate things you can pull …

6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom

6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom<p>In the U.S., millions of middle and high school students attend schools that don’t match …

One Simple Act Completely Transformed This Special Education Class

In November, special education teacher Chris Ulmer shared a Facebook video showing how he begins his day by complimenting his students at Mainspring …

Challenges of Inclusion Explored in Special NewsHour Report

The Los Angeles Unified School District has worked to move many students out of separate settings, such as dedicated special education schools, and …

Education

Design Philosophy is Critical in Driving Breakthrough Innovation

It is now abundantly clear that incremental innovation only keep the Sharks away long enough to come up for air and that it takes breakthrough innovation to swim out into the Blue Ocean, where opportunities are plentiful. Changing market and technology positions usually requires a renewal of the …

Innovation

Teach mental health in primary schools, advisory group says

Young people on NHS-affiliated panel say placing subject on national curriculum is key to helping prevent problems in later life<p>Mental health should be placed on the national curriculum for primary school children, an NHS-affiliated advisory group has said.<p>The Young People’s Mental Health Advisory …

Mental Health