Kurt E Eck

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Navy graduates deride 'physical coward' Trump ahead of Academy commencement address

Two graduates of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., penned an op-ed in <i>The Baltimore Sun</i> questioning President Trump's suitability to deliver the commencement speech to this year's graduating class of midshipmen on Friday.<p>"It is right and fitting that the president of the United …

Donald Trump

I know the real source of our classroom rot

Education funding will be a big issue at the May local elections. But here, one teacher writing anonymously says the problems in our schools go much deeper than money<p>Schools have been chronically underfunded under Conservative-led governments, which dole out starvation rations to all public sector …

Education

The idea that we each have a 'learning style' is bogus — here's why

When I was at school, a fair amount of time was put into determining our "learning styles." Teachers told us that some people learn better visually with pictures, whereas others retained information by reading or making notes. To be honest, I never worked out what mine was.<p>In a survey, 96% of …

Pedagogy

The 10 Best New Backpacking Meals

While testing this year’s crop of new just-add-water backpacking foods, something weird happened: I actually went back for second and third bites of not one but several items. In fact, after I finished testing, I grabbed the winning meal and ate it for lunch. In my office. With access to a fully …

Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

1. Start Slow<p>Experiencing comprehensive student-centered instruction for the first time makes some kids uneasy. I’ll never forget the high school …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 16 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Kids

Uproar after US high school pulls Jonathan Safran Foer novel

Free speech groups attack Mattoon High School in Illinois for removing book from its curriculum after parents disputed its ‘extremely’ vulgar content<p>Free speech groups have slammed an Illinois school’s decision to pull award-winning writer Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

By September 22, 2015<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do …

Quora

You Must Read These Five Books That Will Totally Transform Your Classroom!

Over the summer, I was gifted four books for my birthday and I purchased one audio book in the beginning of the school year. You won't believe what …

Teaching

Foster Huntington's Clubhouse

Foster Huntington is getting really good at living the dream. In 2011 he quit his job in New York, bought a VW Synchro and hit the road. He coined #vanlife and wrote the book on living in your vehicle—it's called <i>Home Is Where You Park It</i>. But after three years on the road, he decided he wanted a …

Classroom practice - Listen closely, learning styles are a lost cause

If learning styles existed, the people who had experienced the story in their preferred style would get more out of it. Unfortunately, all the …

Pedagogy

The myth of religious violence | Karen Armstrong

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple<p>As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging …

America in Decay

The creation of the U.S. Forest Service at the turn of the twentieth century was the premier example of American state building during the …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

Bill Nye

Robert Guinyard’s life and death in SC’s child welfare system

What the public knows about Robert Guinyard Jr. – the 4-year-old autistic boy beaten to death with a metal rod in his Richland County home last year …

Minority kids disproportionately impacted by zero-tolerance laws

A year ago, Kyle Thompson was a soft-spoken, 115 pound, football-playing freshman whose tug-of-war with a teacher over 'the hit list," a note about kids he wanted to tackle on the field, landed him in handcuffs and ultimately led to his expulsion.<p>He's still soft spoken, but after eight months on …

What's Behind the 53 Percent Rise in ADHD Diagnoses?

A widely read article in today's <i>New York Times</i> presents shocking new data from the Center for Disease control about the explosive surge in ADHD …

ADHD

World Public Union

As the tensions build and the body count rises in Syria, many people are still confused as to what the real story is on what is happening in the …

June 2013

Suffer the Children

Recently, a parent walked into my office with a mountainous stack of test results that purported to show that her eight year old son Adam has brain …

Mental Health

Will Boy Scouts accept gay youth? Vote is imminent

Boy Scouts of America to vote on whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.<p>With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious …

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

In the United States, at least 9 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, …

ADHD