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It's Broken (Not Broke); Fix It

Larry Strauss | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education
Larry Strauss

The people who run failing schools act as if they have a data problem -- not an education problem -- and it is the data problem they set out to repair. The system has disregarded -- or forgotten -- its purpose.

Bill Nye on Climate Change: Hurricane Sandy Is Just The Beginning

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.13.2013 | Science
Shira Lazar

Everyone's favorite multi-platform professor, Bill Nye the Science Guy, streams into What's Trending via Google+ Hangout to discuss evolution, climate change, online learning and much more.

In Defense of Teaching Assistants

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Catherine Seraphin

Pardon me for being so bold, but... What's so bad about TAs? In my eyes, comparing a professor and a TA isn't necessarily about one being better than the other. Rather, I think they offer two very different teaching styles.

The Keystone Habit That Will Reignite American Education

Robert Sun | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
Robert Sun

Help children to excel in math and their perception of school can be improved. What's more, their view of themselves, their abilities, and their very potential to learn, can all be transformed.

Explaining Politics to the Young

Mark Rice | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics
Mark Rice

I was thinking about a conversation I had with my son the day before as we were preparing to walk up to my polling place. He's eleven and in sixth grade and is relentlessly curious.

Using Music in the Classroom to Educate, Engage and Promote Understanding

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 11.08.2012 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

In a day when activities and education methods get replaced year after year with the "next big thing," music will remain a constant to which every student (year after year) will form a connection.

Getting Creative to Celebrate Great Teaching

Teach Plus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

Teachers are down these days, and budgets are depleted. To keep current teachers and attract new ones, school districts across the country must get creative to show their teachers that they are valued and supported.

10,000 Startups -- Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched -- Startup Weekend Next. A partnership of Startup Weekend, Startup America, ...

What Is It Like To Be a Professor at Stanford?

Quora | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Chuck Eesley, Morgenthaler Faculty Fellow, Assistant Professor in Management Science and Engineering,...

A Reality Check on Academe's Adjuncts

Jay Halfond | Posted 12.31.2012 | College
Jay Halfond

Paying part-time faculty more is not only fair but leverage to raise expectations -- to make sure that they are providing a rigorous and relevant education, with high standards and expectations for their students.

How to Honor the Art (and Science) of Teaching

Sam Chaltain | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

The challenge is to find the balance between the elusive but evergreen art of teaching, and the emerging but illustrative science of the brain. We can do both. And we can start today.

The Instructor's Side of the Reading Covenant

Matthew McCluskey | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Matthew McCluskey

When we make sound pedagogical choices on reading, we can dramatically enhance students' abilities to work with all kinds of challenging texts. When we struggle, classrooms can become frustrating, unchallenging, or disorienting places.

Tim Gunn's Mentors (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Tim Gunn, fashion therapist and author, spoke about where he discovered his favorite mentors when he joined me on Mondays With Marlo. At art school, T...

Where To Teach English For Non-English Teachers

Leora Novick | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

While traveling through Spain I had the good fortune to be able to participate in two English immersion programs, Vaughan Town and Pueblo Ingles, respectively. Each week was magical, and nothing could have prepared me for the emotions I would feel after working so closely with these inspiring Spaniards.

14 Life Lessons From ... Math Class?

Lisa Arends | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arends

The truth is that most of us will never use the myriad of math facts and algorithms in our post-school lives. However, that does not mean that math does not have some valuable lessons for us.

Are We Even on Your List Of Priorities?

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Ronnie Citron-Fink

This election day, let's find a way to vote with our parental hearts and figure this mess out for our children.

Ask Dr. Lynch: Teaching Students About Genocide

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Nowadays, we are seeing the topic of genocide being covered even in the elementary grades and there is no consensus on when it should be introduced or taught. In my opinion, the topic of genocide should not be discussed prior to grade six.

MAX-ing Out the Arts for Students

Glen Lineberry | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Glen Lineberry

For all sorts of reasons our school currently lacks an art program. No visual arts, no music, no pep band. Just the ever ubiquitous iPod.

Cathy Cawthorne Miller: A Teacher's Teacher

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 12.10.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

The woman was stunned to the point of silence. Cathy realized that this parent had never been asked to be an equal partner in the academic advancement of her child. From that point on, that particular parent was fully engaged in her child's education. Has it all been worth it?

Be You

Abbie Rumbach | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Abbie Rumbach

Last year, my daughter was apprehensive about starting kindergarten, and by apprehensive I mean she spent hours and hours sobbing. My efforts to console and calm her were met with no success, so I decided I'd have to bribe her by buying a nice little back-to-school gift.

Startup Communities -- Building Regional Clusters

Steve Blank | Posted 12.09.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

How to build regional entrepreneurial communities has just gotten its first "here's how to do it" book.

Why We Should Care What Students Think

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

Not asking students for their opinions is a missed opportunity, because no one knows better about how school is going than its target audience -- the students themselves.

Help Your Teen Beat the Midterm Blues

Dan Mulhern | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Dan Mulhern

Autumn can be beautiful but it its natural challenges approach: Shorter days, falling leaves, hints of cold. Now's a good time to (a) see the energy drop; (b) interpret it for those who need to keep moving; and (c) shape a clear, well-marked path for the work ahead.

The Maddening Math of Being a Writer

Andrew Cotto | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Andrew Cotto

As a creative person, I've always had a distaste for math. Me and numbers just never got along. If there was a numerical equivalent of dyslexia, I'd h...

The Real Reason Schools Are Failing: They're Boring and Lack 'Edutainment'

Stephen Estes | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Stephen Estes

A little less talk, a little more action, and a bit of edutainment, and I think I see how the world's children will come to realize their true potential and build the skill-sets they will someday need.