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There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

6 Science-Backed Reasons To Go Read A Book Right Now

In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn't read one at all in the past year.<p>But the truth is that reading books can be more than entertainment or a …

Nobel Prize in Literature: the women who've won it

Alice Munro has become the 13th female winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. But who are the other women laureates, and which of their books should you read first?<p>Out of the 110 winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, only 13 are women.<p>During a century when women writers have often been …

Shakespeare read in Elizabethan accent reveals 'puns, jokes and rhymes'

Reluctant schoolchildren across the land may be heard to accuse Shakespeare of writing comedies that are not funny and poems that do not rhyme.<p>But it appears the fault does not lie with the Bard's creative skills, but a simple problem of miscommunication.<p>For an academic has argued the key to …

The 10 best long reads

At nearly 800 pages, Donna Tartt's new novel is a modern epic. But some literary doorstops really are worth the investment…<p>Who else should have made the list? Have your say in the comments, and your idea could be featured in our alternative readers' 10 best next week

How Your Thoughts Create Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Of course you know that your thoughts are generated by your brain. But you may not have considered that in many very real ways, your thoughts <i>create</i> …

10 Titles for Government Shutdown Downtime

A way to pass the time while on furlough.<p>As of this morning, there are still an estimated 800,000 of you folks out there who, courtesy of a dysfunctional Congress, have been banished from the office. (See “Who Goes to Work? Who Stays Home?”) I understand from some of my federally "employed" …

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds

Have you ever felt that reading a good book makes you better able to connect with your fellow human beings? If so, the results of a new scientific study back you up, but only if your reading material is literary fiction – pulp fiction or non-fiction will not do.<p>Psychologists David Comer Kidd and …

How Reading Literature Makes You a Better Person

10 Things You Might Not Know About the Nobel Prize

There's no red carpet or twerking involved, but it's an exciting time: Nobel Prizes are being announced this week. Who knows? Maybe you almost won.<p><b>1.</b> …

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Teaching students good learning strategies would ensure that they know how to acquire new knowledge, which leads to improved learning outcomes, …

How To Reach--And Change--Your Students

<b>How To Reach–And Change–Your Students</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Reaching students emotionally may seem like a red herring, but maybe it’s not.<p>Inspired by Justin …

The Beginner's Guide to the Hashtag

If you’re a social media novice, hashtags — those short links preceded by the pound sign (#) — may seem confusing and unnecessary. But they are …

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

Physics

7 Everyday Foods That Just Happen To Be Poisonous

We don't mean to sound alarmist, but some common ingredients have the power to kill you.<p>Did you know, for instance, that raw lima beans contain linamarin, a compound that, when consumed, decomposes into hydrogen cyanide. We don't need to tell you that cyanide is deadly, though the good news is that …

The Week In Numbers: NASA Shuts Down, The First Artificial Pancreas, And More

<b>97 percent</b>: the portion of NASA employees who were furloughed by the government shutdown this week. Happy 55th birthday, NASA.<p><b>1,800 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the estimated temperature of Kepler-7b, the first planet outside of our solar system on which scientists have been able to map out clouds<p><b>5</b>: the …

A Conversation With Breaking Bad’s Science Advisor

For five seasons, <i>Breaking Bad</i>ass Walter White has made a habit of believing that he’s the smartest guy in the room. But even Walt wouldn’t stand a …

Why Do You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice?

<i>Reader Christah wrote to ask, “Why do our voices sound different to us than they do to other people/on recordings?” And Jenny asked on Facebook, "Why</i> …

Where Did the Ex-Confederate Leaders Go After the Confederacy Was Defeated by the Union?

At some point, we've all experienced the sensation of "pins and needles"—that strange numbness that comes from applying pressure to our arms or legs. …

Civil Rights

This Is How Your Brain Becomes Addicted to Caffeine

Within 24 hours of quitting the drug, your withdrawal symptoms begin. Initially, they’re subtle: The first thing you notice is that you feel mentally …

Four Ways to Think Like a Scientist with Science Notebooks

I'm obsessed with keeping notebooks. I have drawers full of them for collecting thoughts and ideas generated during faculty meetings, conferences, …

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

<b>The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a …

Pedagogy