How to get children to enjoy mathematics

How to get children to enjoy mathematics

With the help of an adult and the right strategies, children can learn to love mathematics. If we take advantage of the early ages, you can shape your taste for this discipline with very simple steps: 1. Never say “I hated mathematics” (even if it was true) Probably, she would be more embarrassed to tell him […] … learn more→

America’s public schools seldom bring rich and poor together – and MLK would disapprove

America’s public schools seldom bring rich and poor together – and MLK would disapprove

Five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., many carry on his legacy through the struggle for racially integrated schools. Yet as King put it in a 1968 speech, the deeper struggle was “for genuine equality, which means economic equality.” Justice in education would demand not just racially integrated schools, but also economically integrated […] … learn more→

Racist Professor gets a pass from Uni. Guess which race he hates?

Racist Professor gets a pass from Uni. Guess which race he hates?

I’m all for freedom of speech, but the rulers of our campuses think otherwise. It isn’t simply they wish to control what’s said in the classroom, they’ll cheerfully punish, and punish hard, a professor who dares express wrongthink on social media, as I’ve documented many times in this blog. Now, when faced with such smackdown, […] … learn more→

Lecturers reflect on their efforts to ensure no student gets left behind

Lecturers reflect on their efforts to ensure no student gets left behind

Every year about 190 000 South African students make the leap from high school to university. They land in the deep end of a learning and teaching environment that’s markedly different from school. And they’re expected to swim. Fortunately, around 15% of these first-year students land in the safety net of extended courses offered by universities and other tertiary […] … learn more→

No, teachers are not so bad

No, teachers are not so bad

Two and a half months after the broadcast of the hashtag #pasdevagues , launched in October by teachers to denounce the lack of support from their hierarchy in the face of school violence, the movement of red pens is gaining momentum. Its supporters claim among other things a thaw of the index point and the end of job cuts . These events, […] … learn more→

Ten ways teacher librarians improve literacy in schools

Ten ways teacher librarians improve literacy in schools

Australian schools constantly strive to improve the literacy outcomes of their students. Supporting literacy achievement for struggling readers is particularly important because these readers have their disadvantage compounded: capable students develop “richer” skills through continued exposure to reading, and the gap between them and struggling readers widens. The number of Australian students deemed “low performers” in […] … learn more→

Amazon, Facebook and Google don’t need to spy on your conversations to know what you’re talking about

Amazon, Facebook and Google don’t need to spy on your conversations to know what you’re talking about

If you’ve ever wondered if your phone is spying on you, you’re not alone. One of the most hotly debated topics in technology today is the amount of data that firms surreptitiously gather about us online. You may well have shared the increasingly common experience of feeling creeped out by ads for something you recently discussed in […] … learn more→

Six and a half, already researchers!

Six and a half, already researchers!

As a PhD student in human genetics, I live in a real science bubble full of stimulating exchanges. Over the days, I experiment, I present my results to my supervisor, I share my observations with my colleagues, I exchange with members of neighboring laboratories, I submit my work to the peer review of other laboratories etc. This […] … learn more→