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Advice for Graduates

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

You will often feel that you are going through the hardest years of your life. It will always be true. Accepting that life involves lots of hard work allows you the opportunity to do it anyway.

The Heart of Teaching and Learning: Cultures Collide as "The King and I" Comes to the Bronx

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Quarfordt

Taking a fresh, creative approach to the heavy baggage of colonialism and slavery in the classic "The King and I" will open up safe spaces for challenging conversations in the South Bronx.

Man Plus Machine: Not a Hope But a Promise

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dan Agin

Although the transformation is just beginning, the 21st century promises to accelerate this transformation of man alone to man+machine with great speed. This transformation is already affecting how you think and work.

Forgiveness: A Key To Healing

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Challenges give us choices and choices are produced by becoming aware of the larger picture that is present. In my experience, awareness comes through relaxation, love, and a willingness to be open.

Conclusions Re Learning from YouTube

Alexandra Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Alexandra Juhasz

This post provides some context to understand the thinking behind and learning from my 2007 Media Studies course, Learning from YouTube, recently feat...

Learning from Learning from YouTube

Alexandra Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Alexandra Juhasz

This post provides some context to understand the thinking behind and learning from my 2007 Media Studies course, Learning from YouTube, recently feat...

Ritalin Boosts Learning By Increasing Brain Plasticity

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In animal research, the scientists showed for the first time that Ritalin boosts both of these cognitive abilities by increasing the activity of the n...

Hatred: You've Got To Be Taught

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

You've got to be taught to be afraid Last week: A family sits in my office: A father is screaming at his 13 year old: "How ...

Dr. Seuss Meets the iPhone

Flavia Colgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Flavia Colgan

Children these days are blessed with the magic of the iPhone for instant entertainment. And what better way to occupy a child in an educational, fun way then to have a library of Dr. Seuss apps on your iPhone?

Excellence in Higher Education: A Proud And Meaningless Tradition

Riley Waggaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Riley Waggaman

In these modern, consumer-savvy times hardly a day goes by without an inquisitive prospective student asking a college tour guide, "The facilities her...

Naps Clear The Mind, Help You Learn

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You might not need to feel so guilty about taking a mid-day snooze. A new study suggests that napping for an hour or so can refresh your brain, boosti...

The Heart of Teaching and Learning: Bronx Trailblazer Uses Arts Education to Reconnect With Her Roots

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Quarfordt

In the movies, the credits roll right after the kids get their college acceptance letters. For Denisse Polanco, college is just the first act.

Teaching Relationships

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

What do schools need to teach high school students? We are on the cusp of a great global educational change and the question we need to keep as...

How to Find Your Calling

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

The solution often becomes apparent when we allow ourselves to ask a simple question, "Where do I go from here?" Just imagine where your mind may lead you!

It's Okay To Do It Wrong

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Many of us, myself included, get so obsessed with doing things "right," or at the very least not doing anything that could be perceived as "wrong," we organize much of what we say and do to avoid ever being "wrong."

Use Your Volunteer Time Wisely: Help Often, One Kid At A Time

Joel Arquillos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel Arquillos

What helps the young people we serve is one-on-one attention. If we're going to level the playing field for students attending public schools, it's essential for more volunteers to fill the gaps.

The Heart of Teaching and Learning: Celebration in the Bronx

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Quarfordt

A few weeks ago something really amazing happened at the school where I've taught for the last seven years. It was "College Application Mail-Out Day" at Bronx Prep.

Top 7 FAQs On Brain Fitness And Neuroplasticity

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

I have selected the 7 most common questions on brain fitness and neuroplasticity, and answered them here. I hope you enjoy the FAQ session.

Are "Learning Styles" Important In Teaching Methods?

Russell Poldrack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Poldrack

Many people truly do prefer to learn in different ways. But the fact that I prefer to learn visually or verbally is different from whether I actually learn better when taught visually or verbally.

Why the American Genius for Math Vanished

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

Why can't little Tiffany learn to program? What happened to the American genius for math? I've been wondering about this for a long time, but suddenly...

Learning, Naturally

Michelle Howard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Howard

Is it possible that all that time wandering around outside talking to myself had something to do with my aptitude at school? Boredom, which drove me outside, is an art lost to contemporary childhood.

The Genesis of "Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us"

Mike Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mike Rose

We hear so much about education these days -- test scores, reform battles -- but little that we hear gets to the heart of why education matters. That's why I wrote "Why School?".

Seattle Teen Gives Rwandan Girls The Gift of Education

Huffington Post | Tam Vo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

You are never too young to change the world, and Jessica Markowitz is living proof. The Seattle Times reports that Markowitz was just a sixth grader w...

The Heart of Teaching and Learning: The Holiday Bake Sale That Wasn't

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Quarfordt

A few years ago at right around this time of year, my Bronx Prep theater students decided to put on a bake sale. Little by little the truth was sheepishly revealed: no one knew how to bake.

What's Wrong With Our Schools?

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

We teach the same topics in our schools today that we taught over one hundred years ago. Where did these subjects come from? How did we choose what to teach?