November 2010


Parents: Be a Pit Bull About Bullying

With so much of this cyber-bullying taking place, one wonders if the bullying kids have any major interests and outlets other than Facebook socializing. Read more

The Battle for the Mind of the High School Student

UPDATE: Technology & the Teenage Brain Mash-up Read more

Cornell Professor Roars at Yawning Student

Having a Bad DayOn-line lectures don't have melt-downs.  No wonder reverse teaching (lectures on-line with in-class work more engaging) is becoming a top-line conversation.  May be a better deal for both students AND professors.Seth Godin has a point.Related posts in... Read more
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Cool, Cheap & Clever: 7 Designs for School

Check out the "Lily Pad", a very cool mat for developing countries (why not living rooms?) and the SoapShish - too cool for words so why not Math? Read more

Stephen Colbert on the Mark Twain 'Huck Finn' Censorship

"As long as the 'N' word doesn't appear in the Cliff Notes, you're okay . . ." Read more

"the Jersey Shore-ization of American Society"

"School Shock": TIME's Joe Klein riffs about parental involvement and our "crap culture" Read more

So you want to get a Ph.D. in Humanities?

Humor: Video Series Plus "So You Want to Go to Law School" Read more
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Bullying & the Brain: Tips for Parents

As parents, "our emotional brain wants to fix" the situation and often times we are counter-productive by not being calm in this very chaotic situation. The three steps to remember Read more
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Pushing back on mediocre professors

Seth Godin: "The vast majority of email I get from college students is filled with disgust, disdain and frustration at how backwards the system is." Read more
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