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A Whimsical Look at Fallacies: Appeal to Authority Part 3: Leaving Plato's Cave, a Student Guide

Frank Breslin | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Fixed in one brief moment of time and place on an insignificant planet in a minor galaxy, we unaccountably believe that we are the navel of the universe, the measure of all things, the epitome of creation, and the Alpha and Omega of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful.

When All Is Not Right With the World

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

There are days we wake up and all is not right with the world. Somebody is wreaking havoc and it takes everything we have to keep going, keep looking for peace somewhere within us to find a way to make things better for ourselves, our family, our community and the world.

My Love Affair With Piles And Piles Of Books

Lori Duff | Posted 03.20.2016 | Fifty
Lori Duff

None of us know exactly how we are going to die, but if I had to take a guess now it would be that I'll get crushed to death under a pile of unread books.

Are You an Information Jerk?

Lydia Craig | Posted 03.16.2016 | Education
Lydia Craig

When it comes to knowledge, I'm torn. My librarian side wants everyone to read more, but my spiritual side believes moderation is key, and that too much of a good thing is just as unhealthy as nothing at all.

How To Read 100 Books A Year

Darius Foroux | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Darius Foroux

Does your reading list keep growing? Did you buy books that you've never read? It might be time to cross more books from your list this year than ever.

The Great Bond of Reading

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

One of the joys of being a parent is to read to your child. We begin with picture books and slowly move on to longer stories with and without pictures...

BookBox: Scaling children's reading

Brij Kothari | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Brij Kothari

Children's books have not scaled Few would disagree with this time-honoured prescription. Children need to grow up reading children's books, or bein...

Choosing the Right Books for Your Child

Byron Garrett | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Byron Garrett

Reading and reading comprehension are among the most important skills we can instill in our children so I thought I would offer my tips on how to make sure you're giving your young people the right reading material.

Trans-Atlantic Concord: Tutoring by Paraprofessionals Works

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.03.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Proven tutoring models of all types should be a standard offering for every school. More research is always needed to find more effective and cost-effective strategies. But there is no reason whatsoever not to use what we have now.

10 Morning Practices To Create a Positive, Purposeful Day

Dr. Christi Hegstad | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christi Hegstad

If you long for more meaning and purpose in your life, are a victim of your snooze alarm, or wish you felt greater fulfillment at the close of each day, pay careful attention to your mornings. Here are 10 simple ideas to consider:

We All Have the Right to Read What We Want

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.02.2016 | Education
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Yolanda Hood UCF Forum columnist There are people who I am thankful for in the trajectory of my "success" in life, especially my family and my el...

Read Across America Day: 13 Children's Books That Teach Money Lessons

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business

By Jamie Young, Contributor I'm sure you can recite lines from "Cat in the Hat," but can you recall learning about mutual funds or Roth IRAs as a chi...

It's 2016: A New Year

Ellen Fischer | Posted 02.29.2016 | Parents
Ellen Fischer

January is a great time to set goals, but February through December is when acting on them really counts. This year, I'd like to challenge you to consider some steps towards the goal of improving the lives of our children.

Why I Must Teach my Mum to Read 2

Anthea Rowan | Posted 02.26.2016 | Women
Anthea Rowan

I see Mum gazing at my books, my house is stuffed full of them - from mum, from my grandmother - a nine foot tall bookshelf teeters in a hallway, dred...

How I Got Adopted By an Author, Part 2

Michelle Colon-Johnson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Books
Michelle Colon-Johnson

When I left you last week, I was leaving Las Vegas following an event I attended to watch a friend receive an award. As my plane taxied down the runwa...

"Happy" Is Not a Lightweight Word

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 02.24.2017 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Too often people dismiss the word "happy" as frivolous. Some think it's a throwaway word, insubstantial and shallow. I happen to think it's an extraor...

Jonathan Franzen: Books Made Me Survive

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.26.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

We visited Jonathan Franzen at his California home, where he shared his approach to writing character-driven novels and his thoughts on being a writer in America: "I play for 'Team Literature' and so I'm on the lookout for things that threaten the team."

How Books Influence Authors

Kristen Houghton | Posted 02.24.2017 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Many of the books we read influence us in subtle ways that enrich our writing without defining it. Some influence us by opening a window in our minds that wasn't there before. In a nutshell, books make us think.

Thoreau's Nephew: Romania's Literary Slaughterhouse

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.23.2017 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Poets be warned. Only in Romania is there a poetry reading series known as the slaughterhouse. It's called Thoreau's Nephew (Nepotu´ Lui Thoreau) and...

Remembering the Day Harper Lee Wrote Back

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 02.19.2017 | Entertainment
Lisa Ancona-Roach

It's not just that I read and loved her novel To Kill a Mockingbird as a young woman. It's that I was given the gift of teaching it for many years, and in doing so, I witnessed my students' growth as readers and thinkers. As a teacher, there is really no better gift than that. It is immeasurable. I am so grateful to Ms. Lee for this gift.

Four Great Books To Read If You Want to Build Your Financial IQ

Paul Scolardi | Posted 02.18.2017 | Business
Paul Scolardi

No matter how you make money, or how you tend to invest your money, one of the best things you can do in order to find financial success is to arm you...

Ed Tech's Adaptive Sequencing: Putting The Cart Before the Horse?

Ossa Fisher | Posted 02.19.2017 | Education
Ossa Fisher

At the core of personalized learning is an adaptive approach. But as the recent EdSurge guide on adaptive learning made clear, the definition of "adap...

How I Got Adopted By an Author

Michelle Colon-Johnson | Posted 02.18.2017 | Books
Michelle Colon-Johnson

The second day in Vegas, I decided to go sit by the pool and read Vostok, Steve's latest novel that was given to me prior to the event. A few pages into the book, Steve's wife, Kim recognized me from dinner the night before so she came and sat down beside me.

On Writing, My Father, and Mortality

Eli Neugeboren | Posted 02.17.2017 | Arts
Eli Neugeboren

I sometimes wonder if it's selfish of me not to have read all of my father's books, and to thereby be keeping the experience for myself, and not to be sharing it with him now.

Why Reading to Your Kids Can Suck

Well Rounded NY | Posted 02.17.2017 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

When you've been reading the same book seven times a night for a year, you want to burn the book by month two, no matter how good it is. Or make sure it goes out of print, find all the rare copies, and then burn all of those.