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Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead

Writing stories is a craft that is crucial for life. And if the government insists, you can test it, measure it and use it in commerce, too<p>A report in the Times has quoted a secondary school teacher who complained that their year 7 intake no longer knew how to tell a story. “They knew what a …

5-Minute Exercises That Will Help You Break Out of a Creative Rut

There are simple ways to get creativity down to a science.<p>When working on creative projects, it's natural to run into a creative rut. It's likely rare, however, to be able to take a break until whenever inspiration strikes again . Still, there ways to quickly boost creativity so that you can …

Creativity

For Online Class Discussions, Instructors Move From Text to Video

For many students, participating in online class discussions feels like a chore—a box to check off for participation points rather than a lively …

Education Technology

Mapped: How many languages are there in the world?

I COME FROM a part of France that likes to think of itself as separate from the rest of the country: Brittany. So much so that if I had been born 50 …

30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

For Online Class Discussions, Instructors Move From Text to Video

Postsecondary Learning<p>For Online Class Discussions, Instructors Move From Text to Video<p>By Jeffrey R. Young     Mar 17, 2017<p>hanss / Shutterstock<p>For …

Think you've missed your chance to learn another language? You're wrong

It’s often thought that it is better to start learning a second language at a young age. But research shows that this is not necessarily true. In …

The IKEA Effect in Education

During a recent snowstorm I found myself perusing a list of recorded television shows on the DVR. While watching an episode of <b>Bull</b>, a show about …

Pedagogy

5 Radically Different Approaches to Technology in Schools

Not long ago, I was checking email when a Google doc notification popped up. It was from my son Will, who was then in second grade. The document he was sharing was a school project about the ancient Romans. I had no idea my 7-year-old knew how to research bygone civilizations, let alone use and …

Do online courses increase access to education?

Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty ImagesEach month, the NBER Digest summarizes several recent NBER working papers. These papers have not been …

Online Education

Babies retain knowledge of their birth language even if they never speak it

The learning capacity of infants is a source of constant amazement. We know that babies are already developing language recognition abilities while …

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Pedagogy

Universities undergo "quiet revolution" as they switch to open-plan learning, Haworth report finds

<b>Haworth white papers:</b> higher education institutes around the world are undergoing radical change as they swap old-fashioned lecture rooms for …

8 Extraordinary Examples of Constrained Writing

Constrained writing is a catch-all literary term for a whole host of written forms or techniques that limit what or how authors or poets write by …

Language

The Boy Who Woke Up From a Coma Speaking a Whole New Language

You may have heard of foreign-accent syndrome, a rare and mysterious condition in which someone suffers a brain injury and suddenly — true to the …

Language Learning

University opens without any teachers

<b>A university without any teachers has opened in California this month.</b><p>It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.<p>The US college, a branch of an institution in France with the same name, will train …

Education

The teacher who gave up marking – and believes you can, too

Teachers can give up marking without any detrimental effect on students, according to an English teacher who has done just that. In fact, he says …

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How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°F.<p>Step 2<p>Place chickpeas on a rimmed baking sheet; pat dry. Add 1 tablespoon oil to chickpeas; toss to coat. …

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

This recipe brings the home comforts of freshly baked banana bread into a simple and quick to prepare breakfast treat. Overnight oats are one of the …

3-Ingredient Almond Butter Fudge FILLED With Cancer Fighting and Inflammation Reversing Properties (by Hanna Kastoryano) | shopswell

The following article and recipe was found on the site http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/. I love all the recipes and useful knowledge I have …

17 Corny Grammar Jokes That Are Really Great And Really Corny

Don't find these funny? ::: pats shoulder ::: Their, there, they're.

Meet zoats, the new buzzy breakfast game-changer

You’ve mastered the art of turning cauliflower rice into drool-worthy pizza and stir-fry, and you can turn just about any vegetable into a noodle. …

Google has trained its AI to write creepy short stories

Quartz spotted a paper published by Google researchers that includes examples of the work produced by Google Brain. It works using a type of artificial intelligence that examines existing works of fiction and uses that knowledge to come up with new examples.<p>In order to teach its AI how to come up …

Creative Writing

Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class

For the past 15 years, educators have debated, exhaustively, the perils of laptops in the lecture hall. Professors complain that laptops are distraction machines; defenders say that boring classes are to blame — students have always doodled or daydreamed, so what’s the difference that they’re …

Education

6 Trendy Vegetables Dishes Worth The Hype

When it comes to the "trendy" vegetables of the moment, it not about the actual veggies. Rather, it's about transforming vegetables into things they are not -- like steak, carpaccio, chips and pasta. Eating healthy (and hipster) has never been so much fun.<p><b>1. Cauliflower Steaks with Cauliflower Puree</b><p>…

Why a Universal Language Will Never Be a Thing

Why are distinct languages still a thing?<p>One of the cooler experiences I've had happened in a Chinese restaurant in Peru. I got into a conversation with the waiter, a Chinese immigrant who didn't speak English (for obvious reasons). We both communicated fine in Spanish, our second language.<p>This got …

Linguistics

Bizarre British Phrases Quiz: How Many Can You Translate?

There are some real head-scratchers in there.<p>Many foreigners coming to Britain are often left scratching their heads at some of our strange turns of …