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Five Ways to Restore Humanity to the Classroom

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.25.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

For many educators, the testing paradigm has removed the joy of teaching, leaving little time for connecting deeply with students. This sense of connection isn't a luxury. Throughout the country, teachers are resisting the testing paradigm by putting those person-to-person bonds first.

Why You Should Fix What Isn't Broken: My Charge to You to Study Abroad

Avelist | Posted 11.25.2015 | College

Living overseas shattered my routine; it fixed what I did not even know was broken. Here are 4 ways living abroad has liberated me.

Students And Faith Leaders Must Oppose Racism Together

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Students from Pacific University and Lewis and Clark College gathered Monday in protest and solidarity as people of different races, different backgro...

Campuses Organize for Justice

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 11.23.2015 | College
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

These protests make me hopeful about the future of our country. Embedded within protests is optimism--that change can happen. With their energy and determination, change is gonna come. March on!

Our Chat on Improving Education

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Rep. Charles Rangel

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Colleges to Replace History With Soothing Images of Sunsets and Waterfalls

Spencer Green | Posted 11.23.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It's important that campuses be havens of maximum comfort for students to explore their own deeply important, personal, and self-actualizing ideas, free from the unpleasant psychic residue and general ickiness of people and events of the past," said Harlan P. Wentwich, President of Sniveling Worm University.

Q&A: Aaron Easaw -- CEO, INC.UBATOR

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

Since the age of 11, Aaron Easaw has pursued entrepreneurship on a higher level, and has had a passion for business management and aiding up and coming entrepreneurs.

History and Rehabilitation in China: A Vigorous Little Man Who Helped Shake a Nation

Jim Laurie | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Jim Laurie

I first met him at the Great Hall of the People in 1982. "Met" is the wrong word. Encountered is better. He was waiting for a visiting foreign dignitary. I was on the other side of a red rope with a gaggle of other reporters. But I could see that he was different from other Chinese leaders.

Open Letter to Students in Light of Recent Events

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

You know, you're young, and yet in your lifetime, you've known, most of your lifetime, a post-9/11 world. You are not the first generation to know violence in your time. You, I'm afraid, will not be the last.

How to Fund Those Critical Extracurricular College Experiences

Christie Garton | Posted 11.19.2015 | College
Christie Garton

It's no mystery that a college education isn't always enough to land you a dream job. Out-of-classroom experiences are vital to building a well-ro...

Think It's Fun to Be Politically Incorrect?

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Deborah J. Levine

College campuses are lively explorations of just how far youthful exuberance can take rebellion against political correctness. While we diversity professionals emphasize that slang and snarky jokes do not translate across cultural boundaries, we're fighting an uphill battle.

For Parents of Kids Who Give Up on Education

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.18.2015 | Education
Deborah Schoeberlein David

If your kids are giving up on learning, then its time to raise some (or some more) heat at school. Respectfully, constructively and effectively. This means go meet with the teacher, then the counselor and then the administrators.

Jamie Chenault: Seeing Every Face in the Room

A Teacher Like You | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

We have a question on the board that says, "What are you going to do today to make a difference for your tomorrow?" We reflect on that every day. It doesn't have to be about learning, either; they could've made a new friend or helped someone out. But it is about them showing up.

"Is National Security More Important Than Individual Right To Privacy?" A Student Debate

Ruth Starkman | Posted 11.16.2015 | College
Ruth Starkman

When the Bard College Debate Union and the United States Military Academy at West Point Debate Society tackled the question: "Is National Security More Important Than Individual Right To Privacy," both affirmative and negative sides delivered compelling, well-researched, and often surprising answers.

Population Education for the 21st Century Classroom

John Seager | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
John Seager

Since the dawn of the 21st century, technology has revolutionized almost every aspect of our lives -- from shopping to traveling, and the way we keep ...

The Connected School: How IoT Could Impact Education

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Jeanette Cajide

The Internet of Things (IoT) will soon be called the Internet of Everything (IoE). By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than 50 billion conne...

Climbing Walls And Talking Turkey: A Holiday Conversation About College

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

What is this huge investment of time and money in a formal education adding up to? Is it serving them well? Were the sacrifices of the family worth it?

8 Proven Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

Ossa Fisher | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
Ossa Fisher

Close cooperation between schools, parents, and the community is one of the keys to closing achievement gaps. Parent involvement has a strong, direct impact on student achievement.

August "Sandy" Merz: The Good Still Remains

A Teacher Like You | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

People say that we make a difference because we do. Teaching doesn't feel like work -- it's just what I do. I know I could retire now, but I think I'm still pretty healthy and good at what I do. Not being a teacher is inconceivable to me.

What You Don't Know About the Protests at Yale

Aaron Lewis | Posted 11.09.2015 | College
Aaron Lewis

You've probably seen the video of a Yale student yelling at a professor, the post about a "white girls only" party, or the email about offensive Halloween costumes. Unfortunately, the short clips and articles I've seen don't come close to painting an accurate picture of what's happening at Yale.

College Is Your Experience - Not Your Parents'

Nasir Fleming | Posted 11.06.2015 | College
Nasir Fleming

My best advice for any college student (especially freshmen) is to explore, to figure out who you are by deconstructing who you think you are, and to have an intense passion for what you do. These four years can be lost in the mix of making others happy or they can be an enlightening experience for yourself.

Elementary Students and Mindful Eating

Susie Wolbe | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Mindful eating? Why in the world would that be a good idea? Or even necessary?!

An Open Letter to the Silent Yale

Nicole Angela Tinson | Posted 11.04.2015 | College
Nicole Angela Tinson

Dear Yale, I may be Black, but I'm not silent. I spent a year at Yale, and I am still taken aback by the lack of acknowledgment of the issues that take place on this campus day in and out. The racism, both explicit and implicit, bothers me, and I can no longer be (publicly) silent about it.

Schools Must Call the Parents First

Tina Karkera | Posted 11.03.2015 | Parents
Tina Karkera

It's a rare occasion when I get a call from my daughter's school. But when that phone number pops up on my cell phone, I predictably take a deep breath before I answer it. Maybe it's just me, but I'm the parent who wants to know.

What I Wish I'd Known Freshman Year of College

Avelist | Posted 11.03.2015 | College

Introduce yourself to people, go to your famous professor's office hours, speak up at club meetings, nerd out and go to all the talks that seem interesting. After all, fortune favors the bold.