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Why high-flying Singapore wants more than grades

<b>Singapore is in top place in the international rankings for education. But it wants the next upgrade of its school system to focus on keeping students positive and resilient.</b><p><b>Dr Lim Lai Cheng, former head of the prestigious Raffles Institution school in Singapore and director at the Singapore</b> …

Education

Rome if you want to: university offers free virtual tour of ancient city

University of Reading launches online course allowing students to explore the Rome of 315AD using an immersive 3D panoramic model<p>Students from all over the world who sign up to a new free online course on ancient Rome from the University of Reading will be invited to explore its temples, monuments, …

Sony Joins The 'Coding For Kids' Movement With A New Device

The tech brand wants to bring interest in STEM research to kids early on<p>Dash and Dot, JewelBots, Sphero, Mover Kit, Code-a-Pillar, Tinker by Kiwi …

Globalization

Inside the Schools That Want to Create the Next Mark Zuckerberg--Starting at Age 5

Inside the growing education movement that's training kids to be entrepreneurs.<p>On a cloudless October morning in Austin, hundreds of people stroll the grassy aisles between a half-dozen rows of white tents, where entrepreneurs sell everything from iced coffee to pottery to handmade dog treats, …

Top 5 Mistakes In Soloing And How To Avoid Them [Lessons]

<b>For Beginners</b>: I've noticed that for many guitarists - especially beginners and intermediates who are just starting out - they make these 5 mistakes …

How To Write Killer Chord Progressions [Lessons]

<b>Songwriting</b>: This strategy will help you dig deeper into really planning out your chord progressions, instead of relying on trial and error or …

Songwriting

Universities around the world should share notes as they face the same challenges

In 2016 I had the privilege of visiting four leading universities abroad. At KU Leuven in Belgium, Oxford in the UK and two US institutions – Harvard …

A Look Back: Every Teacher Who Has An ELL In Their Class Should Watch This “Immersion” Film

<b>Later this month, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Last August, I re-started a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look</b> …

Teaching

5 places you can educate yourself online for free

According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is associated with flexibility, innovation, and joy.<p>Equally as compelling, continued learning has been shown to protect your …

Albert Einstein

The week two wobbles: kids are feeling lonely at school, and it's getting worse

Week one, it’s all excitement and expectations and the prospect of making news friends, or seeing the old. Week two? It’s a classic time for students to get the wobbles at school.<p>So much focus about schoolchildren is about academic outcomes, and the recently released 2015 Pisa results have again …

Education

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

Art Galleries

Almost two-thirds of children worry 'all the time'

<b>At nine, Tom was so worried about not being able to do his class work that he kept running out of the school gates.</b><p>More than once he tried to escape out of a first-floor window, convinced his teacher was criticising him.<p>He is not alone - research among 700 children aged 10 and 11 for the …

Mental Health

Top boarding school to introduce emergency meditation to calm children during class

One of the country’s leading boarding schools is to introduce meditation sessions in an attempt to calm unsettled and fidgety children during lessons.<p>The initiative is part of a raft of “creative learning” techniques to be introduced at Brighton College following a round-the-world fact finding …

Guided Meditation for Ending Toxic Relationships

This guided meditation is great for ending toxic relationships. The more you practice it, the more it will help break the unhealthy and negative …

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Europe is trolling the hell out of Trump one hilarious video at a time

It all started when a Dutch satirical show produced a cheeky tourism ad introducing the U.S. President to the "tiny country" and asking Trump (in his …

Europe

Randy Rhoads Warmup Exercises and More: Complete 1982 Guitar Clinic

Few musicians in the history of rock have been as beloved—revered, really—as Ozzy Osbourne’s late guitarist and musical soul mate, Randy Rhoads. Only …

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Harvard’s free online architecture course is back for another year

‘The Architecture of Imagination’ has been extended through May 30<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information</i>.<p>For built-world enthusiasts looking to grow their knowledge about the history of architecture, look no further …

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, …

What we can learn from the Dutch approach to bringing up kids

Dutch kids consistently rank among the happiest in the world, according to surveys by UN children's fund Unicef.<p>The UK tends to feature well down the list. So a British mum who lives in Amsterdam and an Asian-American have shared their insights in a book called The Happiest Kids in the World.

Kids

Fecal transplant improves autism symptoms

While many people are aware of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism, probably not so many realize that autistics often also have …

Americans are rejecting the 'homeschool myth' — and experts say the misunderstood education might be better than public or charter schools

During Betsy DeVos' recent three-hour confirmation hearing to become President Donald Trump's education secretary, charter schools came up no fewer than 60 times. Homeschooling was mentioned once.<p>Charter schools have become a significant part of the US public-education system and now educate 2.5 …

These Five Licks Will Help You Memorize All the Pentatonic Positions

Guitarists are creatures of habit, like everyone else. And that can be a problem when it comes to playing our instrument, particularly when …

In the hunt for new ideas, Singapore eases obsession with grades

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore’s global rankings in maths and science have made its schools the envy of the developed world, but a new push to drive grassroots innovation is prompting local teachers to do the previously unthinkable: go easier on the exams.<p>Students leave for classes after their …

Rock Band VR - Fulfill Your Dreams of Being a Rockstar

Video game fans can take their rock-and-roll fantasies to a whole new level with the virtual reality version of Harmonix's popular guitar playing …

Virtual Reality

Top Myths About Learning Fingerstyle Guitar Explained

15 Google Classroom Features You Will Love

Google Classroom can help you do hundreds of things. I want to show you a short list of what has made my job a little easier after using it for two …

Education Technology

8 fun skills you can learn online in an afternoon

Anyone with an internet connection has access to education. Here's a sampling of the knowledge that awaits you.<p>These days, you can pretty much find a …