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Poor behaviour in class is not acceptable, but zero tolerance is not the answer

Fixing misbehaviour with punishment goes in the face of all evidence. Simon Birmingham’s knee-jerk talk is dangerous<p>New international data shines a light on what’s going on in the classrooms of Australia. Some of what the OECD’s spotlight reveals is not pretty: students not listening to their …

Teaching

The secret intimacies of Edward IV: multiple marriages and a same-sex affair?

King Edward IV is remembered by many for his role in the Wars of the Roses, the 30-year struggle between the Houses of Lancaster and York for the …

Jack The Ripper: Richard III Researchers Bid To Exhume Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly suffered the most grisly death.<p><b>WARNING: This report contains pictures and text readers may find disturbing.</b><p>The British scientists who …

What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen? - Ellen Schrecker

Utopian thinking: why not put children in charge of their schools?

The future is rapidly changing and uncertain, so our young people need to retain their creativity. Top-down authority is no longer the way<p>We are living in interesting times, and that shows no sign of changing. We are ready for new solutions. What you so often hear from all sides of an argument is …

Education Policy

The Abdication of Nicholas II Left Russia Without a Czar for the First Time in 300 Years

“A sovereign should not be with the army unless he is a general!” said Napoleon, evidently uttering these words as a direct challenge to the …

Russia

Understanding Inferences: An Essential Building Block

Imagine if all books were written in a literal stance. Reading would be a bore! I’m delighted and thankful for inferences; when I’m reading, I …

How One Soldier Used Beer to Fight Off 6,000 Enemy Troops

Private William Speakman fought off waves of Chinese soldiers using rocks and beer bottles during the Korean War.<p>Everyone knows beer can save the day when you're watching the game or staging a cookout. But it can also save the day on the battlefield. Consider the case of Private William Speakman, …

Useful Resources On “Fake News,” Including An NPR Story Highlighting My Lesson

I have a very extensive collection of resources on teaching fake news at The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find …

Teaching

Yes, you can take free online photo classes from Harvard and 5 others

Nope, that’s not a typo in the headline – you can take Harvard photography classes online for free. While any free online class, whether from an Ivy …

How Do You Know Your Dog Really Loves You?

You can't exactly ask your dog if they love you and expect a black-or-white answer. Luckily, neuroscientist and author Gregory Burns has identified …

The Trans-Siberian Railway Is The World's Longest, And It Started A War

You may have never heard of the Trans-Siberian railway, but it is considered one of the most impressive feats of engineering in modern history. The …

We're Just One Of Several Different Human Species

Don't be so vain, we're not even the first humans to walk on Earth. Though the exact number is debated, some scientists believe as many as six human …

Stephen Hawking Thinks Our History Is That "Of Stupidity"

Studying the past is really only helpful if you can use it to benefit the future. If you can't learn from the mistakes of yesterday, the same …

The 35 Easiest Container and Pot Friendly Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs - DIY...

Tomatoes<p>It’s not surprise that tomatoes grow well in containers. After all, they do sell them in those upside down growing containers, right? If you …

Gardening

Six Primitive Traps For Catching Food In The Woods

<b>Snares</b><p>Small-game snares can be made from the interior strands of parachute cord, braided strands of sinew, or fishing line. Snares stout enough to …

Edible Wild Plants: 19 Wild Plants You Can Eat to Survive in the Wild | The Art of Manliness

So you’re stranded in the wilderness. You consumed the last nub of your Clif Bar two days ago, and now you’re feeling famished. Civilization is still …

Guide to Tying Knots

Tying the Knot<p>A Guide to Tying Knots For Every Occasion<p>Knowing a range of knots is a good way to untangle yourself from tricky situations in the …

Climbing