Required Readings

Ed resources, the right to discriminate, packing heat at Liberty, UTK brouhaha over inclusive parties, and more: Required Readings, 12.06.15

In the spirit of the season of giving, today’s Required Readings begin with a few resources available to students, teachers, parents, and anyone else with an interest in education: Studying in Canada K-12 apps, lesson plans, and more from the National Library of Medicine Science-Based Medicine video lecture course Open Education …

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Pop Quiz: Boom, Bang, Boom

Here in the United States this pop quiz is going out on a holiday, Independence Day. So I am sure if you live in the U.S. then you will not be reading this but instead you will probably be out grilling something, drinking something, and then setting something on fire …

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Image of a plate with the Greek character Pi in the centre and a calculation of pi to several dozen digits around the rim.
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Pop Quiz: Plans for Pi Day?

Since I myself tend to forget about and/or otherwise miss minor holidays that don’t involve days off work or major cultural activities (e.g. Burns Night, Talk Like a Pirate Day, just about everyone’s birthday), I thought you all might appreciate a reminder that Friday (3.14) is Pi Day! I definitely …

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Pop Quiz: Gifts

‘Tis the season for socially expected gift-giving, one of the few things I really don’t like about the holiday season (after all, who could object to lights and mulled wine to brighten the dark winter nights?). Call me a Scrooge if you will, but I always try as much as …

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Pop Quiz: Wait, How Can It Be August Already?

If there’s one thing a teacher can do to alienate every single non-teacher around them, it’s talk about holidays. Our job gives us an unbelievable amount of time off and it always makes me cringe to hear fellow teachers gloat about it, even jokingly. We really don’t need to add …

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Pop Quiz: How are you spending your summer?

Hey everyone! The spring term is over for us here in the Great White North, as it will be soon for folks south of the border and elsewhere in the world. I have to admit one of the things that originally drew me to academia was the schedule: unstructured (if …

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