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Barack Obama has a one-question test that proves how good the world is today

At the Goalkeepers 2017 conference, held by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today in New York, Obama gave a keynote address in which he shared a one-question test to demonstrate how humanity is making progress.<p>"If you had to choose one moment in history in which to be born, and you didn't …

Barack Obama

This ancient mnemonic technique builds a palace of memory

In Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective novel A Study in Scarlet (1887) we learn that Sherlock Holmes used the most effective memory system known: a memory …

The Brain

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.

Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as …

Sleep

Here’s a Bunch of Numbers Showing Just How Bad American Teachers Have It

A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development paints a stark picture.<p>By<p>Sep 12 2017, 4:22 PM<p>Teachers are inarguably …

Education

How a baby's brain prepares for the outside world

The developing brain is not merely a downsized version of that of an adult, but is uniquely designed to prepare itself for the external world. It has …

How chess can teach us that failure is not fatal

It was Winston Churchill who said: “success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” That quote encapsulates …

Peter Thiel

Amazon's new education tool helps students become better writers

Amazon's been ramping up its efforts in the education space since 2013, when it acquired TenMarks. The ed-tech startup helps teachers and parents create easy-to-digest curriculums for young students, which up until today were all about math. But now, Amazon is introducing TenMarks Writing, a …

Teaching

Physicists Have Captured The First Spectral Fingerprints of Antimatter

A new chapter in antimatter research.<p>It's been about nine months since a team of CERN researchers succeeded in their goal of measuring the spectrum …

The deadliest weapons on Earth, ranked

Military

Seize the Moment, Dems: Embrace Medicare for All

It’s great to see GOP health plans go down the tubes. But now the Democrats need to be for something. I know what that something is.<p>With the GOP …

Health Care

After teaching for 25 years, I'm convinced the best way to motivate kids and employees is the same

The school was known as one of the worst schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District at the time, but I was up for the challenge — eager and ready to make a positive impact on my middle-school students.<p>Of course, as I soon realized, teaching is not a one-way street. As much as I helped shape …

Why Americans Think So Poorly of the Country's Schools

Are public schools generally meeting Americans’ expectations? Or are they teetering on the brink of failure?<p>Each year, parents responding to the Phi Delta Kappan poll report high levels of satisfaction with their kids’ education. Asked to assign letter grades to their children’s schools, the vast …

Education

Make Your Teacher Desk Redundant

Reading Time: 3 minutes.Should we ditch our own desks? In a recent post, James Manwaring urged us to think about getting rid of

Teaching

Tuition fees are unsustainable, half of university vice-chancellors say

Tuition fees are unsustainable, half of university vice-chancellors have said, as they warn that the current system is “plain unfair” on students.<p>Two thirds of university bosses said they did not support the Labour policy of abolishing tuition fees, according to a <i>Times Higher Education</i> survey of …

Harvard just moved to end frats, sororities, and final clubs entirely

Things are changing fast at America’s oldest university. In a span of just a few years, Harvard has revised faculty titles, rolled out a plethora of diversity initiatives, given severe punishments for offensive language, altered its official song—all in the interest of bettering student life—and …

Fraternities

Doomsday narratives about climate change don't work. But here's what does

Feeling hopeless about a situation is cognitively associated with inaction. Instead of being defeatist, look to climate change heroes who are leading the way<p>The title of David Wallace-Wells’ recent essay in New York magazine is catchy, if not uncomfortable. “The Uninhabitable Earth: Famine, …

Climate Change

How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child's brain

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom.<p>The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing exercises for her and the other preschoolers at the Verner Center …

Immune System

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

The post 8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning Terry Heick The Future Of …

Education Technology

Aliens from another dimension might have created our universe, according to a speculative new study

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose?<p>Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his latest book, our evolution on this planet is just a "cosmic accident". If you believe otherwise, many would accuse you of suffering from some kind of …

Dark Matter