Required Readings

Required Readings, 1 August 2013

Good afternoon, teachers and learners! I’m writing to you from a computer lab with a terrible keyboard, so please pardon the brevity of this required reading list.

Talking at mealtimes boosts children’s confidence – So says a study, referring to mealtimes at home, not necessarily at school.

Paleontology MOOC is on its way – Complete with game-based learning, apparently. Do you level-up after you pass an exam?

U.S. Higher-Education System Perpetuates White Privilege, Report Says – The disparities are not explained by college-readiness, either.

In Swartz Case, ‘World Didn’t See Leadership’ From MIT – An internal report also affirms that MIT didn’t intervene on Swartz’s behalf or ask the government for leniency.

In Missouri, Race Complicates a Transfer to Better Schools – A political scientist is quoted in the article: “Most folks are for having equal opportunity, having good schools for everyone…We’re all about that in the abstract. You start to see support levels drop when it turns into a real-life thing.”

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P.E. Robinson

P.E. Robinson

Professor P.E. Robinson teaches astronomy to non-science majors at a 2-year college in the United States. He has a decade of experience teaching science in higher education, and providing professional development experiences to astronomers and other educators. Skepticism and critical thinking are key components of everything he teaches.

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