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Why Is It so Hard to Teach K-12 Educators How to Personalize Learning?

Learning Strategies<p>Why Is It so Hard to Teach K-12 Educators How to Personalize Learning?<p>By Irene Bal     Apr 18, 2018<p>Image Credit: Alexander …

Pedagogy

These drawings of everyday objects are so accurate that people can't tell which are real and which are fake

Howard Lee is blurring the line between reality and illusion with his hyperrealistic drawings of everyday objects.<p>The multidisciplinary artist is known for his mesmerizing drawing videos which typically begin with a still, side-by-side shot of two or more items. Both items look like the real deal, …

Drawing

This Glitter-Filled Algae Is a Living Opal

There’s a reason that many natural things look unbelievably cool: Evolution. Given the stresses of existing on this turbulent spinning orb, some …

Science

How to Sway a Baboon Despot

What other species can teach us about democracy<p>Early LAST year, more than 70 years after its publication, George Orwell’s <i>Animal Farm</i> appeared on <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>’s best-seller list. A writer for the New York <i>Observer</i> declared the novel—an allegory involving a government run by pigs—a “guidepost” …

London School of Economics

Can Dirt Save the Earth?

When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly because they needed more space. Rathmann is an acclaimed children’s book author — “Officer Buckle and Gloria” won a Caldecott Medal in 1996 — and their apartment in San Francisco had …

Farming

Kendrick Lamar and the Shell Game of 'Respect'

The first non-classical, non-jazz winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music needs the accolade less than the accolade needs him.<p>Here’s one among the many provocative questions raised by Kendrick Lamar’s <i>Damn</i> winning the Pulitzer Prize for Music: Is <i>Damn</i> the best work of rap or pop ever made? The …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This Year’s Other Two Pulitzer Finalists on Losing to Kendrick Lamar

Some classical fans are furious that the rapper won. The guys he beat are thrilled.<p>The classical music world was shaken on Monday when the Pulitzer …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Radical women: how Latin American artists rebelled with their work

A new exhibition looks back at 120 women from 15 countries who created groundbreaking art between the 60s and 80s at a time when their voices were being silenced<p>In 1968, Argentinian artist Graciela Carnevale created an unlikely art exhibition: she invited people into an empty gallery, locked them …

Latin America

Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler

The number of rough sleepers in Britain is soaring, with deaths now a weekly occurrence. It’s time we got over our prejudices<p>“I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years old, the sexual abuse started. My abusers …

Housing

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Listening to M.I.A., Finally

The excellent documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. clarifies what the controversial pop star was fighting for all along.<p>Black and white polka-dots covering her nine-months-pregnant belly, M.I.A. sauntered onto the Grammys stage in 2009 for a performance that would seem to announce the arrival of a …

Sri Lanka

Why Smoking Weed Makes You Tired And Lazy

Even as the body of evidence of cannabis' potential as a potent medical precursor grows (especially with the development of CBD-rich strains), …

Neuroscience

When these women were told they would have to work for starvation wages, they called BS

During the ‘Bread and Roses’ strike, American immigrants from 40 nations came together to fight the man<p>When Camella Teoli was in sixth grade, her …

Textile Industry

Remembering the Taste of Damascus

The painful, perhaps impossible, task of sustaining the memory of a lost home<p>After my parents fled the war in Syria for Egypt in 2013, they did their best to recreate their old life. My mother, a stellar cook and hostess, arranged the living room in their new home in Cairo to resemble the one …

Living Rooms

Fatima Boudchar Was Bound, Gagged And Photographed Naked. John McCain Wants To Know If Gina Haspel's Okay With That.

In a letter to Gina Haspel, Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, McCain describes a Libyan woman whose abuse took place in 2004 "as several American intelligence officers watched." He asked, "do you believe actions like these were justified?"<p>Sen. John McCain is linking President Donald Trump’s nominee …

Gina Haspel

How Roxanne Shante paved the way for Cardi B and Nicki Minaj

New Netflix film Roxanne Roxanne dramatises the life of a rapper who influenced every female MC since the 1980s. It’s about time her story got heard<p>On the surface, Roxanne Shanté, whose recording career effectively ended in her mid-20s, might not seem like an obvious choice for a hip-hop biopic. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Euan Uglow’s Georgia: style and luminous eroticism

The British painter with a meticulous approach to depicting the human figure pushes Cézanne’s methods to extremes<p>Blinded by the light …<p>If this 1973 work were the only Euan Uglow painting you ever saw, you might think him an artist of stylish, luminous eroticism. Against soft mauve, the shining …

Art

Walter Tull spent his whole life breaking down walls - it's time he was properly acknowledged and we learn from his tale

Walter Tull died 100 years ago on Sunday. Don’t worry, I hadn’t heard of him either until this week. His football career in the early part of the …

Soccer

Exclusive: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’ Video of mating deep-sea anglerfish stuns biologists

Anglerfish, with their menacing gape and dangling lure, are among the most curious inhabitants of the deep ocean. Scientists have hardly ever seen …

Zoology

The Third Education Revolution

Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.<p>When the giant Indian technology-services firm Infosys announced last November that it would open a design and innovation hub in Providence, the company’s president said one of the key …

High School

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

Click here for reuse options! The renowned linguist and cognitive scientist on where we stand as an economy, as a country, and as human beings.<i>* This</i> …

Why the lost kingdom of Patagonia is a live issue for Chile's Mapuche people

The Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia was dismissed as the 19th century folly of a quixotic Frenchman but it left a powerful legacy of indigenous sovereignty<p>On the walls of Tourtoirac Abbey in southern France hangs a map that portrays a very different vision of Latin American history. A …

South America

What’s the deal with Jerry Seinfeld?

Once a humble everyman, his popular show ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ reveals him as the least relatable comic alive.<p>Earlier this year, an old …

Comedy

One-fifth of Americans are responsible for half the country's food-based emissions

And the emissions might not come from where you think.<p>There’s no such thing as a truly average American. With more than 300 million people, it’s impossible for one person to perfectly embody the average or median for a set of variables, especially something as personal as what we eat. But usually …

Agriculture

Interview: Woman Discovers Over 30,000 Secret Photos Left Behind by Her Mother

Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan always knew her mother was taking photographs, but never fully understood just how deep this passion ran until recently. When Masha Ivashintsova passed in 2000, she left behind boxes of belongings and memories, which remained untouched until late 2017. It was only then …

Empathy

10 Lies You’re Told About American Slavery

Slavery remains one of the most uncomfortable subjects in the history of the United States of America. Indeed, it can hardly be relegated to being …

Black History

‘You Will Not Destroy America’: A Trump Battle Is No Longer One-Sided

WASHINGTON — Usually, top intelligence and law enforcement officials withdraw to lives of tight-lipped relative anonymity after their careers end. (Suffice it to say, they are not exactly known for viral Twitter battles.)<p>But as President Trump has voiced his grievances against the F.B.I. with a …

‘We Can’t Make Our Elections About Being Against Trump’

Cory Booker on the 2020 presidential race, Star Trek, and why it’s Gen X’s turn to save the day<p>As Democrats position themselves for the 2020 presidential election, one name is mentioned again and again: Cory Booker. Before becoming New Jersey’s first black U.S. senator, in 2013, Booker was the …

Star Trek

My advice after a year without tech: rewild yourself

We can’t all go and live in the woods, of course. But if we resist debt, resist gadgets, and reconnect with nature, the world might just change<p>Having once been an early adopter of tech, I was an unlikely early rejector. But it has now been over a year since I have phoned my family or friends, …

Urbanization

President Taft, the Anti-Trump

Much more than time separates the 27th president from the 45th: from their vastly different views on economics, to their conceptions of the presidency itself.<p>As Donald Trump’s executive orders punishing steel and aluminum imports threaten a trade war around the globe, Republicans on Capitol Hill …

Political Science