The Tyranny of Homework: 20 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Assign Homework Over The Holidays

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Kid with homework

Many students agree that homework over the holidays really is a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Upon returning from winter break, you’ll probably have a handful of students saying the dog ate their homework or it got blown away in a winter storm. But you’ll probably be surprised to…

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iPads In The Classroom: 25 Ways To Use Tablets To Enhance The Learning Experience

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Tablet in learning

When I was a kid, I dreamt about our school desks as computer screens. How cool would it have been to be able to draw, write, and learn directly onto my own computer? As the years went on, people theorized that laptops would take over the classroom, but the price…

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Can We Teach Compassion? [Infographic]

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
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I stumbled upon a fascinating study a few weeks ago that associated education with volunteerism and decided to dig deeper. Boy, there are some interesting stuff in there! Students these days are vilified as lazy, self-obsessed individuals in popular media, but the truth couldn’t be further from that: as we get…

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Are School Holidays Too Long?

Monday, December 3, 2012
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As a child, did you have long winter breaks from school sledding down the neighborhood hill or building marshmallow towers in your hot chocolate? In the summer did you spend lazy afternoons floating on in an inner tube in the town lake? As much as you may have fond memories…

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