April is School Library Month
Required Readings

No ASSoL after all, algebraic debate, evidence based sex ed, learning styles, and more: Required Readings, 04.11.16

Alas, the law school at George Mason University will not be named the Antonin Scalia School of Law (AssoL) after all, but many faculty and staff are not pleased. The Chino Valley Unified school board has been ordered to pay $200K to the Freedom From Religion Foundation  for expenses in a suit the district …

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Required Readings

No-nonsense nurturing, rural schools, lying law schools, not-so-brainy games, and more: Required Readings, 01.11.16

The no-nonsense nurturing approach to classroom management: “keeping expectations high by only praising outstanding effort” or “too much emphasis on compliance, not engagement”? The unique challenges and opportunities in America’s rural schools A lawsuit against the Thomas Jefferson School of Law regarding false job-placement statistics will proceed, per a California judge. What does …

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EducationPedagogy

Learning with Spaced Repetition

Hey there, Doubters! It’s been a while, I know. Where have I been, you ask? Just languishing in post-doctoral unemployment and general malaise, enjoying my time off, doing some travelling, and doing unpaid labour to prove my dedication to a perverse system happily working on some research and post-doc applications. But enough …

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Critical ThinkingPop QuizScience

Pop Quiz: Where do students get their science?

Science literacy is a tricky term. What do we mean by it? Do we expect the populace at large to know certain basic facts? Do we expect them to understand the process of science? How deeply into scientific knowledge must a layperson get before they are considered scientifically literate? These …

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EducationPop Quiz

Pop Quiz: Learning by Failing

I spent an amazing weekend at CONvergence in Minneapolis where I got to be a part of Skepchickcon. The Skepchick network was out in force with several panels relating to science and skepticism as well as  a kick-ass party room. We had lots of discussion about education in the science …

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Higher EducationInformal EducationPop QuizPrimary EducationSecondary Education

Pop Quiz: Field Trips

Greetings, all. Thanks to the magic of the internet, I’m in Chile right now touring a state-of-the art radio telescope for its inauguration! My subs will be watching the comments, however, so behave. While I’m on my field trip to the Atacama Desert, let’s talk about field trips in general. …

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