Dr. Jonathan Haidt — The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure — Skeptic

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sciencesalon/ss036_Jonathan_Haidt_2018_08_27.mp3 Download MP3 In this fascinating dialogue Dr. Haidt and Dr. Shermer discuss what has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising—on campus…

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Unpublished Comments on the Rebuttal to Barbara Oakley’s NYT Op-Ed — traditional math

I submitted a comment to the blog post rebuttal of Barbara Oakley’s NY Times op-ed. It was never published and comments are now closed on that particular post. I know someone else who submitted a comment that went unpublished. The comment provided contrary examples and evidence to what was stated in the blog post. Well, it might […]

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Essay writing services must be banned to stop cheating, say academics — Higher Education Network | The Guardian

One in seven students globally believed to have paid others to do their assignments for themThe British government has been urged to outlaw essay writing services that allow university students to pay for coursework for their degrees, after a study found that use of “contract cheating” is rapidly increasing around the world.The study by Prof…

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What’s your experience of teaching in America? Teachers, share your stories — Education | The Guardian

The Guardian US is launching a new project about teachers. Tell us your stories about teaching in AmericaThe Guardian’s teacher series will put a spotlight on the wave of teacher activism sweeping the country and the crisis in America’s classrooms. Continue reading…

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The Failed Spacing Effect 30 Years Later (Part 1) — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

By Yana WeinsteinThirty years ago, Frank N. Demster wrote an article entitled “A Case Study in the Failure to Apply the Results of Psychological Research” (1). His case study was the spacing effect – the finding that studying information presented spaced out over time is more effective for learning than is studying the same information…

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Update on Rebuttals Heralded as Truth, Dept. — traditional math

It turns out that the blog that criticized Barbara Oakley’s NY Times op-ed has run Oakley’s comment, which was featured here a few days ago. The blogger responded: “Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my post and also for including references as well. I have edited my original post to […]

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The Difference Between Teacher, Student, and Learning Centred — 3-Star learning experiences

Paul A. Kirschner I found the following table on Leren & Innoveren [Learning & Innovation] a blog written by Martin Groenewegen van der Weijden, culinary teacher at the Albeda College in Rotterdam. I decided to share it with you (with his permission) as I find it interesting in that it attempts to bust the dichotomy […]

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How I got blocked by Tom Peters – you must bow to the cult of Leadership or be rejected as an apostate — Donald Clark Plan B

Odd thing this ‘Leadership’ business. I’ve been writing about it for ten years and get roughly the same reaction to every piece – one of outrage from those who sell their ‘Leadership’ services, either as consultants or trainers. In these cases, I refer on the wise words of Upton Sinclair, “It is difficult to get…

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Common Core Collaborators — Truth in American Education

Photo Credit: J. Sanna (CC-By-2.0)Richard P. Phelps at the Nonpartisan Education Review provides an excellent resource. They offer five articles that provide a historical, financial and media analyses of the organization that spawned the Common Core State Standards, the two copyright holders, two of the paid proselytizers, and the delivery vehicle, where the reputed Common…

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