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Cheating Because the Stakes Are So Low

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

The incidence of cheating is lowest when students or citizens perceive that they are members of an interdependent community, but that's not, sadly, today's America.

Where's the Answer Bubble for 'It Depends'?

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

In every discipline, the most powerful learning comes when students are invited to inhabit someone else's perspective as a means to deeper understanding.

Why Your Kid Isn't Creative

Rick Newman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Rick Newman

Give kids the freedom to discover something they truly love, while making sure they know it takes diligence and grit to succeed at their passion.

The Global Search for Education: India Time

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Our problems right now in India are different to those of more developed nations. India has a poor education system. However, our society values education more than anything."

Rote Memorization: Overrated or Underrated?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

Among the countless catchphrases that educators generally despise are "drill-'n-kill" and "rote memorization." In keeping with their meanings, both sound terrifically unpleasant.