Dimitris Tzouris

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What happens when we work non-stop

What's really behind the global rise in working longer and longer hours.<p>It makes accidents more likely, boosts stress levels, and even causes physical pain. But the real problem is that many people just can’t afford not to do it.<p>According to latest International Labour Organization statistics, more …

Thinking More Flexibly About Flexible Seating

Home Collaborative Inquiry / Education / Uncategorized Thinking More Flexibly About Flexible Seating<p>Last year at this time, I was starting up at my …

Teaching

Rebooting Industrial Era Seating

My heart sank when I thought about how this space—a cemetery—resembled the classroom space I designed for my very first class of fourth graders. The …

Πώς το δημόσιο σχολείο (δεν) βοηθάει στον επαγγελματικό προσανατολισμό

Την Πέμπτη 29 Μαρτίου, στις 18:00 στο βιβλιοπωλείο Ιανός, Σταδίου 24 πραγματοποιήθηκε η τελική εκδήλωση που ανέδειξε...<p>Τρίτη 06/02/2018<p>Δεν …

Paper Tweets Build SEL Skills

Setting Up a Twitter Board<p>Creating a Twitter board is simple. Make a template with space for a profile picture, the student’s real name, a …

Aνοικτοί χώροι μάθησης τα μουσεία του μέλλοντος

Τα αποστειρωμένα, αφιλόξενα μουσεία του παρελθόντος, που απευθύνονταν μόνο σε όσους διέθεταν τις απαραίτητες γνώσεις για να κατανοήσουν και να …

Flexible Classrooms: Research Is Scarce, But Promising

Despite the challenges, an ambitious effort to study the design of lived-in classrooms, including looking at hard-to-define factors like flexibility, …

George Lucas

The future of college education: Students for life, computer advisers and campuses everywhere

By Jeffrey J. Selingo<p>Jeffrey J. Selingo<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Predictions about higher education’s future often result in two very different visions about what is next for colleges and universities. In one camp: those who paint a rosy picture of an economy that will continue to demand higher levels of …

Georgia Tech

The Most Honest Out-of-Office Message

What if you deleted all your emails during vacation and never looked back?<p>Some weeks ago, I emailed a professor to ask for an interview for a story. Seconds later, I got his out-of-office response.<p>“I am out of the office and expect to have only infrequent email access,” the message said. Pretty …

Productivity

What is the true meaning of a college degree?

Though it has now been nearly a month since my own graduation ceremony, these past few weeks have been filled with reflections on transitions and …

Does Redesigning Classrooms Make a Difference to Students?

Sleek, high-tech, and pricey classrooms are cropping up on campuses across the country. Some of the spaces might help students learn, but it’s for …

Elon Musk Just Sent an Extraordinary Email to Tesla Employees

A detailed look at a new email from Elon Musk teaches some important lessons.<p>Tesla, the electric auto manufacturer led by Elon Musk,is getting ready to enter a new phase of activity as it ramps up production of its mass-market intended Model 3. In an email recently obtained by automotive website …

Student Evaluations Can’t Be Used to Assess Professors. They’re Discriminatory.

Imagine that you’re up for a promotion at your job, but before your superior decides whether you deserve it, you have to submit the comments section …

Social Media Is Reshaping Sex Work—But Also Threatening It

One morning last May, Melody Kush discovered that someone was using her Twitter photos to catfish people into paying for a Snapchat premium account …

How the director of Social Animals made a documentary about teens and Instagram that doesn’t suck

Jonathan Ignatius Green’s first feature-length documentary is a compassionate look at the highs, lows, and burgeoning norms of adolescence on the internet<p><i>Social Animals</i>, the feature-length debut from documentary director Jonathan Ignatius Green, stars three kids: self-taught New York street …

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p>A trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

Robots Aren’t Replacing Teachers, But The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence Could Make Our Lives Easier And Improve Education

<p><strong>The science fiction writer Isaac Asimov wrote a story set in the year 2157, in which a boy discovers a ‘real’ book. In it, he learns that …

How to Take Back Your Facebook News Feed

In December, Facebook announced yet another tweak to the News Feed. This time, the social network would begin prioritizing “meaningful” conversations …

Elementary School Homework Probably Isn’t Good for Kids

A powerful combination of superstition and questionable research ensures young kids hit the books instead of just, you know, reading them.<p>Many …

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

My Desk-Free, Student-First Classroom

I <b>remember my pride the very first time</b> I set up my classroom. Dozens of desks sat in well-designed configurations across my classroom, shiny and …

On Flexible Seating

Our classroom, room 235D, is an open door classroom. Anyone is allowed in to see us learn together at any time. Our classroom is nothing fancy. We …

Is the era of management over?

"The key to management is to get rid of the managers," advised Ricardo Semler, whose TED Talk went viral, introducing terms such as “industrial …

The Trouble With Anonymous Feedback

<i>Send your workplace conundrums to</i> workologist@nytimes.com<i>, including your name and contact information (even if you want it withheld). The Workologist is a guy with well-intentioned opinions, not a professional career adviser. Letters may be edited.</i><p><b>During the annual evaluation period at my job,</b> …

High School Flexible Seating Done Right

The questions didn’t end there when we asked high school teachers for their thoughts on flexible seating. They also wanted to know if flexible …

Don’t just teach kids to code – teach them to question Facebook and Google | John Harris

It’s shameful that our children are still so computer illiterate. Let’s give them the skills to take on the tech giants, and create a more democratic internet<p>Three years ago, before the Brexit dreams of renewed imperial glory and Vimto for all took wing, England took an uncharacteristically bold …

Kids

Collaborative Learning Spaces: Classrooms That Connect to the World

By examining the landscape of the classroom, educators can design collaborative learning spaces that will support the teaching and learning of skills …

Well-designed workspaces have a direct effect on productivity

Growing number of organisations are realising they can design offices as incubators of creativity.<p>One of the hallmarks of successful employers over …

A Los Angeles hospital is using Fitbits to help patients go home sooner

Getting out of bed after a surgery is often a challenge. At Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, the doctors have figured out a new way to motivate …

Paper or Screen for Comprehension and Learning?

<i>Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen</i><p>We have blogged about writing with pen/pencil and paper versus writing on a laptop (see here) and concluded that …