One Millennial’s Top Ten Ways to Improve Male Education

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It’s easy to daydream about the goals of a future society, but I think the only way we can accomplish those goals is through education and discussion. Part of that education is unlearning.

Robin Williams Inspired Me To Teach

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On the death of a great artist.

How It’s Supposed to Work

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“She was the one who brought the condom today, the mix CD and candle. She’d pulled off his socks the way an expert would, not the way a virgin would.” By Christy Cruchfield

An Egalitarian State Lets Everyone Learn

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Feel smug about your level of skill, but don’t consider your smugness a sign of your education.

How To Help “At Risk” Kids Succeed In Life

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Eric Thompson has a message for educators, and it might not be what you expect.

The Conversation

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What begins as a simple nostalgic conversation turns into a much deeper emotional reconnection in RG Evans’s poem of male friendship.

How to Be Openly Gay and in School – High School

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High school can be hard for anyone. Darianna Jones has some advice to make it easier for kids who are out in school.

How to Re-Engage Young Men in High School and Life

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Craig McClay encourages us to support young men staying in high school by helping them with tools for life.

A Parent’s Guide to Helping Teens Prepare for College, Work and Life

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5 easy but necessary tips to help parents prepare teens for roommates, careers and life

An Unsuccessful Attempt to Be a Considerate Lover

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Bob Marrow remembers a time when he thought he was reading the signals perfectly. Not quite.

When Reunions Work

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Ken Goldstein found — much to his surprise — that he had a blast at his recent college reunion. Here’s why.

Punishing Creativity

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Our education culture suffers from a desire to standardize and censor.

What Can You Say Today That Someone Might Remember 35 Years From Now?

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The words were simple: “I’m sorry to hear about your father.” But for a young girl, they had an impact that spanned decades.

This Is What Happens When Grown Men Fail To Support Teens

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How a teen lost himself in the absence of support from the men in his life.

High Schoolers’ Promposals Are Nauseatingly Adorable

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There’s a new trend flooding teenage Instagram feeds all over the internet—they’re called “promposals” and they’re something to behold.

Me and a Bag of Chips

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Jacob Rostovsky recalls a moment when doing something totally ordinary could have had completely unintended consequences.