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WWJND? (What Would Jesus Never Do?)

I wish there were more evangelicals who were preoccupied with figuring out how Jesus might respond to the world we live in.<p>Remember when “WWJD?” was a thing? What would Jesus do? Remember that? It was supposed to be a reminder to people (evangelicals mostly) to stop and ask themselves how Jesus …

4 fun toys to get your kids into coding

Whether you’re a tech geek who wants to pass your interests on to your offspring, or a tech-challenged individual desperate to end the technical illiteracy cycle with you, toys are a great way to trick your kids into learning.<p>There’s a huge trend in STEM toys meant to spark children’s interest in …

Top-performing Asian countries use the 'mastery approach' to teach math in schools — and now it's spreading

For example, half of primary schools in England are getting £41 million (roughly $54 million) over the next four years to teach the method, according to the UK government.<p>It's a vast departure for the UK, that, like the US, has embraced a different method for teaching math: the "mindset …

Pedagogy

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Real History at the Downton Abbey Set Goes Back to Ancient Egypt

What’s the biggest conception about <i>Downton Abbey</i> location Highclere Castle among viewers of the show? According to the current Countess of Carnarvon, …

'Micro Schools' Could Be New Competition for Private K-12

—Julia Robinson for Education Week<p>The one-room schoolhouse, that symbol of rural American education that dates back to the earliest days of the …

I quit: why do so many young teachers abandon the profession?

True, no one gains if quality, performance and commitment are not present in the work these teachers perform; they could do more harm than good in …

Hubble captures a fantastical view of the Veil Nebula

See that diaphanous cylinder of gas above? That's the Veil Nebula -- the supernova remnant of a star that exploded 5,000 to 8,000 years ago -- as captured by the Hubble telescope. This shot of the gossamery structure looks a lot more detailed compared to previous attempts, thanks to Hubble's Wide …

Bloody photos show the day 300 troops were sent to guard 9 black school children 60 years ago

Sixty years ago, on September 25, 1957, The United States Army deployed 300 troops to guard nine black children who attempted to enter the racially segregated Little Rock Central High School.<p>The road to desegregation of America's school system was often paved in blood, as communities grappled with …

Black History

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Stack Overflow

8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers

September 25, 2015 <br>In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that …

The third recorded global coral bleaching event may be underway

Coral reefs around the world — from Hawaii to the iconic Great Barrier Reef, eastward all the way to the Bahamas and beyond — are in jeopardy of …

Global Warming

Your Child Should Never Be Forced to Hug Anyone (Yes, Including a Relative) – Here Are 7 Reasons Why

Shocking Beliefs of C.S. Lewis

“The Christian life is a life characterized by true and spontaneous creativity. Consequently, a disciple is subject to the same charge that was …

C.S. Lewis

Our obsession with safety is harming our kids

If your primary parenting goal is to keep your child safe, what kind of an adult do you think you’re raising?<p>Kate Tuttle<p>July 26, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on DAME<p>Last week our family took its annual soul-crushing road trip: a cool 1,000 miles each way from Atlanta to the …

Super Flemish Puts Superheroes in the 16th Century

<i>All images by Sacha Goldberger. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Sacha Goldberger was an art director in the advertising world for 15 years. These …

Art

Parenting: How to Raise a Problem-Solver

Raise a Problem-Solver<p><b>What could you have done differently?</b><p>Here is where the child brainstorms better options or is taught better options by the …

Why we'll never achieve gender equality until fathers are at the heart of family life

GENDER equality was recently put centre-stage by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, with a commitment to ensure that no woman faces a "glass ceiling" …

Parenting

A Dad Is Hilariously Illustrating The Things His 3-Year-Old Says

"My elbow has a sprained ankle."

In Defense of Private Property: Aristotle and Mises

Politics and Socialism both stress the importance of property to social order<p>I’ve just reacquainted myself with two seminal texts: Aristotle’s …

'Helicopter Parenting' Hurts Kids Regardless of Love or Support, Study Says

Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Evan …

C.S. Lewis on the Secular Mindset

“The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining,” states a new Pew research study, “while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with …

Important and Not-So-Important Things I Want to Tell My Kids, From A to Z

<i>Raise your hand if random things pop into your head at 2 a.m. that you want your children to know. (Hold on, let me put my hand down, because it's hard to type this way.) I've compiled some of mine and hope you might add your own advice in the comments.</i><p><b>Aging:</b> Two of the greatest things about …

Parenting

Pavlopetri: The Ancient Greek Underwater City

Pavlopetri is an ancient Greek city that has been submerged off the coast of southern Laconia in Peloponnese, Greece, by a series of consecutive …

Archaeology

Man Intent on Fixing Toilet Uncovers Centuries-Old Subterranean World Beneath his Basement

An Italian man’s dream to open a modest restaurant became an archaeological obsession when he broke ground in order to repair a faulty toilet. The …

5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Plantagenets

It was one of the most violent periods in history, famed for the Hundred Years' War, the Peasants' Revolt, and the beginning of the Wars of the …

How Identity Evolves in the Age of Genetic Imperialism

Image: Lonely__/iStock/Thinkstock<p>From designer babies to women whose genitals smell like peaches, 2014 graced us with a taste of the hope, hype and …