Sean Hoover

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Tools That Help Give Every Student a Voice in Class

We’ve all had students who have great ideas but don’t share them aloud in class for one reason or another. You can probably picture those students in …

Quantum Biology and the Puzzle of Coherence - MIT Technology Review

One of the more exciting discoveries in biology in the last few years is the role that quantum effects seem to play in many living systems.<p>The two …

Biology

Scientists just came up with a way to control your dreams, and it sounds a lot like 'Inception'

A technique to induce lucid dreaming has been independently verified for the first time and might be even more effective when combined with others. More than half the participants lucidly dreamed during the trial, a record-breaking success rate in just a week without using external …

Body Language

How to Write a Business Plan in 1 Day

Stop everything you're doing, sit down, and answer these questions. You won't regret it.<p>It feels like business plans are so outdated these days. Business moguls like Elon Musk have even admitted that he's not a big fan of the multi-page document and prefers to be in charge of the vision instead of …

Cutting-Edge Education: 13 Ways To Leverage Technology For Learning

While technology has drastically altered most industries in recent years, one of the biggest impacts has been in the education sector. From online courses to automating feedback and scoring, opportunities to learn are now more accessible than ever for more people across the globe.<p>Information …

Education Technology

The 30 Best Science Websites for Grades K-12

What are the best science websites for your K–12 lessons? Here are the ones I turn to again and again.<p>Interdisciplinary Resources<p>Perfect for middle …

Everyone’s favourite psychology theory isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

For decades, psychologists and educators have believed that a growth mindset can have a significant influence on the way a child performs …

Education

Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

Philosophically, though, our definition of death hinges on something else: the point past which we’re no longer able to return. Those two were more …

How to improve student educational outcomes | Social Sector

September 2017 – Our analysis of OECD PISA results from the region offers five findings on student mindsets, teaching practices, technology, …

French racism, anxiety and love for postcolonialism

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie's comments at the Night of Ideas reveal France's deep intellectual anxiety.<p>At this year's Paris edition of Nuit des idees (the Night of Ideas), Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie made two remarks that caused a stir. The more widely publicised one was her …

African-American News

Your Moral Leadership Matters Now More Than Ever

We can contribute to the next generation of adults by circling the wagons and making sure each school environment is safely founded in a culture …

Thought Leadership

Suggestions For Assisting Students To Develop Intrinsic Motivation To Learn

I’ve done “Twitter Chats” for most of my books where I’ve shared short excerpts from them.<p>I’ve archived them using Storify. However, Storify is going …

America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission

"The federal government must take bold action to address inequitable funding in our nation's public schools."<p>So begins a list of recommendations released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent, bipartisan agency created by Congress in 1957 to investigate civil rights …

Education

Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex: What’s Wrong With Education and How to Fix Some of It by Doug Green

<b>Hi from Key West, Florida where I’m visiting friends. This is a repost of my summary of my recent book. I hope you like it. I’ll be back tomorrow</b> …

The Psychology of Inequality

Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor.<p>In 2016, the highest-paid employee of the State of California was Jim Mora, the head coach of U.C.L.A.’s football team. (He has since been fired.) That year, Mora pulled in $3.58 million. Coming in second, with a …

Income Inequality

Everything you know about the Gospel of Paul is likely wrong

This past year, I burdened the English-speaking world with my very own translation of the New Testament – a project that I undertook at the behest of …

Magic Mushrooms Do The Opposite of Anti-Depressants, But That May Be Why They Work

"I felt so much lighter, like something had been released."<p>Psychedelic therapy is going through something of a revival right now, and we may now know …

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American …

Depression

Neuroscientists Just Launched an Atlas of the Developing Human Brain

Your brain is one enigmatic hunk of meat—a wildly complex web of neurons numbering in the tens of billions. But years ago, when you were in the womb, …

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

The best films of 2017 … that you didn't see

Gwilym Mumford, Andrew Pulver, Charles Bramesco, Benjamin Lee, Jordan Hoffman, Pamela Hutchinson, Guy Lodge, Wendy Ide and Peter Bradshaw

The K-12 Classroom Experience in the Age of Personalized Learning

In the classrooms of the future, new technology, as well as principles of flexibility and personalization, will shape the K-12 experience.<p>Disruptive innovations that enable new, personalized models of education could radically transform the K-12 experience as we know it. But intrinsically, …

Education Technology

The World Might Be Better Off if We Rethink Education

I want to discuss an article my friend Robert tweeted about yesterday.Student shaming: Check. Only way to teach is lecture: Check. Only thing missing …

Pedagogy

Republicans Are Helping Trump Destroy Capitalism

<i>This article first appeared on Dorf on Law.</i><p>I have no idea why it still surprises me, but I am always amazed when conservatives who present themselves …

Scientists experimentally demonstrate the "reversal of the arrow of time"

The Arrow of Time<p>The second law of thermodynamics states that in an isolated system, entropy will increase with time and the movement of heat will …

15 science fiction and fantasy books to read this December

Space operas, fairy tales, and a whole bunch of trilogy-enders<p>We’ve reached the end of 2017, and it’s been quite the year for books. December tends to be the slow period of the publishing calendar, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some exciting books hitting stores this month.<p>I’ve been …

China's 'Monkey King' satellite finds mysterious deep space signal while hunting for dark matter

China's DAMPE satellite, which was launched in 2015, aims to find the "cosmic ghost" – dark matter.<p>China's first space observatory has just detected …

A Nobel winner explains why we get the bad economic policies we deserve

Over the past decade, reams of research by economists has been devoted to investigating why they failed to foresee the financial crisis, among other things economics has recently gotten wrong. This soul-searching has produced new theories, models, and policies, but it hasn’t fully repaired the …

Economics

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017

Adam Roberts finds floods in Manhattan, magic in Paris and a shortage of electricity across the world<p>A year ago, Amitav Ghosh usefully stirred things up with his rebuke to “realist” modes of writing. Where, he asked, is all the fiction about climate change? Well, it turns out that the answer is …

Science Fiction

Neuroscientist Christof Koch on Free Will

“Freedom is always a question of degree rather than an absolute good that we do or do not possess.”<p><i>“I want to be free,”</i> seventeen-year-old Sylvia Plath declared in a letter to her mother — a yearning that hurled her in the inevitable logical direction of the larger question of what freedom really …