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Bahia Shehab: Art As a Tool for Change

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.24.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Graffiti is like flowers. They are beautiful, but they don't live long." An interview with Lebanese-Egyptian street-artist Bahia Shehab about the ...

Why Grades Are Causing a Culture of Unhappiness Among College Students

Stephanie Yang | Posted 05.23.2014 | College
Stephanie Yang

While I am by no means advocating for looser academic standards or less learning, I don't think stricter grading scales necessarily enforce a higher level of learning.

What My Students Think About Being Popular

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 05.19.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine.

A Lesson in Learning

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.13.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

Being at such a large institution often leads to a generalization and standardization of education; one that fails to qualitatively identity the successes and failures of its students.

What Are Academics Good For?

Patricia Morizio | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Patricia Morizio

Do not ask an academic what he or she has to offer to society. (In fact, do not ask ANYONE this question [SMH]). Instead, ask them about what they know, what they love, and what they do; perhaps even why they do it.

What My Students Think Makes a Great Teacher

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

A day doesn't go by that my students don't enlighten me with their genuine innocence or entertain me with their youthful ignorance.

Martha Dominguez Understands the New America and the Need for Academic Rigor -- Will the Rest of Us?

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 04.30.2014 | Education
The George W. Bush Institute

by William McKenzie Martha Dominguez is my new hero. Really. And Texas ought to be listening to the El Paso educator. So should the rest of the cou...

Public Happiness

Harry Boyte | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
Harry Boyte

Education, understood in this way, is constitutive of a flourishing democratic society. The understanding has never been more needed.

Stating the Objective

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.20.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

As we plan our next lesson, let's keep in mind that our students do best when they are given control. This is achieved most comprehensively through process and product differentiation and layered curricula.

BASIS Adding Private Schools

Richard Whitmire | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Richard Whitmire

BASIS is not being showered with accolades. Perhaps that's because they are equal opportunity disruptors, threats to private schools, public schools and public charter schools. Not surprisingly, those being disrupted resent the intrusion.

Raising a Child With Olympic Resilience: These Stories Will Amaze You

KnowMore TV | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

You may not be raising a child who is destined to become an Olympian, but there are lessons every parent can learn here about how to raise an Olympian -- in life.

Athletics vs. Academics

Clark Power | Posted 03.16.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

We are not doing student athletes a favor by admitting them into academic programs that they are not qualified for.

How Homework Could Flunk Your Marriage

Amanda Deverich | Posted 03.09.2014 | Divorce
Amanda Deverich

arents are pushing themselves, their child, and each other past their mental, physical and emotional resources to achieve.

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Purely Academic?

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 02.04.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

During parent teacher conferences, is it more important to discuss a child's academic development or their social/emotional well-being? This often asked question can be answered simply by stating that both are critical aspects to your child's school life.

5 Tips to Help You Become a Better College Professor

Galanty Miller | Posted 02.03.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Our young people are in college to become smarter, wiser, to become tomorrow's leaders. So study, save, and remember this list of tips. Or just give it to your teaching assistant, who is probably doing all the work, anyway.

A Gust of Good News From NAEP

Jon Erickson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Jon Erickson

When it comes to permanently shaping the landscape it is slow and steady force that literally moves mountains. It may be that we're witnessing the impact of similar subtle shifts in the most recent report from the National Assessment for Educational Progress.

Institutions Need to Manage Change to Ensure Future Success

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Dr. William J. Carroll

There once was a time when students attended a particular university to study under a particular scholar. This hearkens back to a long ago time when teachers were itinerant with their students in tow. Those times are no more.

Faculty Triads: A 21st-Century Model for Liberal Arts Education

Mauri Ditzler | Posted 11.11.2013 | Education
Mauri Ditzler

"What's your major?" is one of the most commonly asked questions of college students today. It's interesting to consider that the same question asked to one of our students in the mid-19th century would have elicited a blank stare.

Fights and Lessons

Write for the Future | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Write for the Future

by Ian Batts Two friends became enemies. Eric claimed I fouled him in a basketball game during recess. He pushed me. I pushed back. Blows followed....

Scorecards and the New Admission Strategy

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It begins with how American colleges and universities recruit students. Whatever happens long-term, the days of an incremental admission strategy are over.

Please... No More PowerPoint Title Slides!

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Christopher Gurrie

In 2008, a colleague and I set out to make it our mission to rid this world of bad PowerPoint presentations. Remember the consequences: every time you make a bad PowerPoint presentation -- God (all of them) kills a kitten.

Has a New Era of Academic Warfare Arrived?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 08.12.2013 | College
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

This post was co-authored by Ali Arab, Ph.D., an assistant professor of statistics at Georgetown University. We are living in a global society driven...

From the 'K'radle of Kindergarten to the Glory of Graduation

Kelly Trotter King | Posted 08.10.2013 | Parents
Kelly Trotter King

We all know that it takes a village nowadays to raise our children and carry them from Kindergarten to graduation, so consider today the day you just added me to your personal village.

For Some Professors, Twitter Is a Tool for Fostering Discussion

Jordan Friedman | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Jordan Friedman

Professors' use of Twitter represents an innovative form of educational discourse as the number of social media sites and users rises in the digital age.

How to Truly Evaluate a Teacher

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Ferroni

To me, and most people, there is not a nobler or more important calling in the world than teaching. But, for some reason, teachers constantly come under attack by many.