Required Readings

Required Readings, 18 July 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Here are your required readings for today. Adding spatial reasoning abilities to scores on verbal and math tests provides increased accuracy in predicting a child’s future success. Students in the US now owe the federal government over $1 Trillion on their student loans. Almost 40% …

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Required Readings, 11 July 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! I am reaching out to you via TIME TRAVEL! Actually, I wrote this post 3 days ago, in anticipation of me traveling and not having an opportunity to update today. I am in London at the moment, hoping that my toddler will adjust quickly to …

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Required Readings, 4 July 2013

Greetings, teachers and learners! Did you enjoy your bratwursts and fireworks? Or if you’re in the UK, did you shake your fists at “the one that got away”? Regardless, I’ve got some required reading for you to complete. Better late than never. And I know you’ve been waiting all day …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 27 June 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Today is the last day of my first summer session of classes. I’ve lined up plenty of interesting reading for you. Everything from religious schools trying to get state money, to ways of getting students to do pre-class reading, to yoga instruction in schools. ACLU …

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Required Readings, 20 June 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Today, we’ll join up with those clever school librarians to root out a “fake Blake”, soak in additional doomsaying on MOOCs, milk cows for tuition, and listen as a young girl, shot by the Taliban, continues to speak out. Free Online Courses Increase Accessibility To …

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Required Readings, 13 June 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Let’s dig in to today’s required readings. Senators Condemn For-Profit Colleges’ Use of Military Tuition Aid – Is slick marketing taking advantage of vets? Schools fail to challenge the brightest, warns British education inspector – He says there’s a culture of low expectations, though some …

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Required Readings, 6 June 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! First off, let me just say: Tiny lobsters are tearing this country apart. You’ll find out why in the first of our required readings for today. 22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other¬†– Too fascinating to not share with …

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Required Readings, 30 May 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Have you started your summer sessions yet? Are you taking a break from school for the summer? Even if you are, don’t take a break from learning and reading. In Deals With 10 Public Universities, Coursera Bids for Role in Credit Courses – The MOOC …

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Lesson Plan Review: The Skeptic Society’s Skepticism 101 In-Class Exercises

I’m a nuts-and-bolts skeptic, which influences the kind of skeptical lessons I bring into my classrooms. I’m always looking for new ideas and other ways of presenting skepticism and critical thinking to students. I’ve been meaning to start reviewing skeptical curricular materials here at the School of Doubt, so why …

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Required Readings, 23 May 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! My spring semester is officially over. Today is graduation for my school. I have 4 days to prepare for my summer session. Joy! However, let’s first assign these required readings. 2-Year Colleges Are at Risk of ‘Separate and Unequal’ Future, Report Says – Is it …

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