Experts Say Social Sciences Are 'Left Behind' →
“Incorporating perspectives from social sciences can help students connect otherwise-separated core subjects, like reading and science, to the interdisciplinary uses of those lessons in real life” I think in general, placing a bit more emphasis on social sciences would really boost innovation. I can think of few math or science innovations that weren’t inextricably built on an...
grangergonewild asked: That made my night. Not gonna lie. Merci [:
Could Apprenticeships Replace College Degrees? →
infoneer-pulse: With college costs skyrocketing and the number of jobs for new grads on the decline, it’s no wonder that students are questioning whether a degree is worth the investment. But given that the jobs of the future are projected to require some form of post-secondary education, a key question is how to provide academic knowledge and industry-specific training that will prepare...
Why my sister is applying to art programs...
Me: It's like that xkcd comic. Psychology is applied biology. Biology is applied chemistry. Chemistry is applied physics. Physics is applied math.
Terra: And math is applied boring.
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Where Babies Come From: The Science! →
See last post about statistics education. I don’t know how many times a year I have the correlation verses causation argument.
What Dead Fish Think →
It’s because of reasons like this that I wish people put more of an emphasis on statistics education. Not to turn everyone into a robot, but I feel like people would be better at research and general consumption of knowledge if they understood the foundations of statistics.
I just don't understand why I have to defend being...
shapefutures: positivelypersistentteach: jbizzle329: It just makes —— for sense. You want me to talk to her, or do you need that What Teachers Make video by Taylor Mali? Before they recognized that the situation for teachers in their immediate area was not the national norm, I had to defend being a teacher to my parents constantly. It’s okay, I’ve had people in my family...
The Learning Brain: Flaws in Education Research →
thelearningbrain: I totally flaked on my intention to blog the “Learning and the Brain” conference last weekend. They cram so much into the day, that I’d lose the chance at taking notes and processing some of the information if I simply reported on what was happening (which was the form many of the microblogs from… I’ve thought about this a lot too, but the issue I keep running...
I envy guys with skinnier thighs.
ohhhjoey: polygonal-lasso: ohhhjoey: polygonal-lasso: Hey, it rhymes. We are opposites. Then again, I have felt the tightness of thicker thighs in jeans. But I’m okay with it. :) How about a trade, then? I will gladly take your thighs. Just to be clear, are we trading the whole thigh, or just the innards? Because I think I would look kinda silly with your skin color JUST right...
I envy guys with skinnier thighs.
ohhhjoey: polygonal-lasso: Hey, it rhymes. We are opposites. Then again, I have felt the tightness of thicker thighs in jeans. But I’m okay with it. :) How about a trade, then? I will gladly take your thighs.
The Fearless Tales of a Young Adult Dreamer: The... →
fearless-tales-of-a-dreamer: I just finished watching the series finale of Ugly Betty (I guess you would call it that because the show got cancelled) and it couldn’t have been any better. I’m a little saddened that it ended, but it ended perfectly. If you’ve never seen the show, I highly recommend it. You can now watch the entire series on Netflix. The series has four seasons, and...
I envy guys with skinnier thighs.
Hey, it rhymes.
How education fares if debt supercommittee fails -... →
holtthink: From the article: Public education budgets around the country have already taken big hits over the last few years. According to a recent report released by the White House, called “Teacher Jobs at Risk,” nearly 300,000 educator jobs have been lost since 2008, which accounts for 54 percent of all job losses in local governments. That is a 7.2 percent drop between 2007-08 and...
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Most "Unsuccessful" High School Students Are Just...
creative-education: High schools have been boring students for over seventy years. Public School Educators could use today’s technology to change that by the time school starts next year! A simple truth: if humans don’t see something as important, we aren’t interested in learning about it. Let’s not just do things better. Let’s do Better Things. Let’s allow high school sophomores, juniors,...
optimistic-red-velvet-walrus asked: 9, 11, 17, 18, 25 - you can't say Dante for 25
TMI Tuesday? Why not Thursday? And yes, Joey, I...
1: Full name?
2: Current crush!?
4: How tall am I?
5: Relationship status?
6: Girls I trust?
7: Boys I trust?
9: Current mood?
10: Favorite color?
12: Who I miss?
13: Who I last hugged?
14: Who understands me?
15: Someone who is always there for me:
16: Last Text?
17: Who’s a stranger:
18: Who makes me laugh the most?
19: Who I do the craziest stuff with?
20: Who makes me smile?
21: What am i listening to?
22: Best friends?
23: Second confess?
24: What I hate?
25: Who’s annoying?
Figured I'd might as well.
Population Pedagogically Pensive: Honesty →
populationpensive: So, I’m going to be honest, I’m not sure that I’m meant to be a teacher. I can’t stand how little I get paid. I can’t stand the lack of respect I get. I have been trying SO hard to motivate my Freshman. To let them know that I care. To be fair with them. Well, there’s not much more I can do if… That’s rough…but I definitely get it. It’s really hard....
Finally saw the trailer for The Hunger Games
Gotta say, I think Josh Hutcherson was a really good pick for Peeta. I was sort of imagining Peeta looking like him when I was reading it.
wanderlust-cestlavie asked: At least you have a day of weekend left to redeem it. The Hunger Games is on my book depository wish list. I must get around to reading it before the movie comes out.
Dear World, Please note #4 here. Love, Richard →
Current on my to-do list: Write a recommendation...
Putting this off for AS LONG AS POSSIBLE…
Teacher Dare Day Question
heysnix: pencilblots: If you could teach any other discipline, or grade, which would it be and why? I’d teach my current discipline in high school, or HS English. I’d also love to teach art. MMMMMmm. I would teach statistics. I feel like it’s the useful math. Plus, I feel like a firm understanding of statistics makes people much more effective when it comes to taking part in...
Mom just said that when we all play poker, if the...
This being part of her trying to convince me to play and me refusing with the reasoning that I end up just basically giving all of my chips away.
Gay, Muslim groups relieved by changes to bullying... →
Gay and Muslim groups say they are relieved after a Michigan lawmaker agreed to drop a provision in an anti-bullying bill that would have carved out an exemption for religious or moral beliefs.
How many of you have paid for classroom supplies... →
shapefutures: I kept in touch with my first grade teacher until I graduated high school. She had by then moved to second, third, back to first, and then to kindergarten, where she stayed. By then, she had been spending so much out of her not particularly grand paycheck on school supplies for her students — some of whose parents claimed that it was the school’s job to pay for pencils and...
Progressive educators need to convince themselves that they are not only...– Teachers as Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare Teach by Paolo Freire (via teachussomethingplease)