Mandela’s Belief that Education Can Change the World Is Still a Dream


Two years after Nelson Mandela’s death, the challenge remains to use education to change South Africa and the rest of the world.

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Dads, It’s Time to Apply Good Office Habits to Our Children’s Classrooms


Children shouldn’t sit at desks all day. They need to stand, walk, and move around — just like we should do at work.

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Where Adjuncts Go When the Music Stops

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Most universities in the United States could not open their doors without cheap adjunct labor. But where do those adjuncts go when the system breaks them?

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Workaholism isn’t a Valid Requirement for Advancing in Science


Despite macho career advice, it’s time for scientists – and everyone else – to understand that the point is to work smarter, not longer and to strive for a realistic and livable work/life balance.

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What is Behind the Magic of Sesame Street?


A recent study concluded that children who watched Sesame Street in the 1970s fared better in school. Why?

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Kids Prefer Math When You Let Them Figure Out the Answer for Themselves


Rather than having teachers instruct students on solution methods, many students prefer to work out solutions by themselves or by working with other students.

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Is Student Loan Debt Really a Crisis?


For many borrowers — particularly those with advanced degrees — a high debt is far from a crisis.

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Tapping into Kids’ Passion for Minecraft in the Classroom


Minecraft is not just the world’s most successful PC game – teachers are now using it in the classroom to get kids excited about learning.

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Teachers on the Frontline Against Terror


What should schools do about radicalisation? From July 1, schools in the UK have a legal duty to prevent pupils being radicalised.

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Bernie Sanders is Right: College Should Be Free For Everyone


No one deserves a lifetime of debt.

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4 Easy Ways to Invest in Yourself


Be the best you can be. That’s an admirable goal!

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Learning to Learn: 10 Steps to Becoming a Lifelong Learner

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The most important thing we can learn is how to keep learning.

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Front-Loading Change: Why Scott Walker is so Wrong (or Maybe Right?)


If our assumption is that education is supposed to benefit children, then Scott Walker is wrong. But maybe he’s working under different assumptions.

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Is Academic Freedom a License to Provoke Without Consequences?

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Recent cases of tweets by a Boston University professor about racism and others have raised questions about what might be the limits to academic freedom.

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Get Laid or Get an Education? What’s it Gonna Be?

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To graduate or not to graduate? It’s a treacherous dichotomy based on a false premise.

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Compulsory Science and Maths is Great but There’s More to be Done

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We need to start teaching maths and science as early as possible to get the most benefit.

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