Monthly Archives: July 2019

Learning to teach mindfulness to children can help teachers reduce their own stress

Learning to teach mindfulness to children can help teachers reduce their own stress

As the use of mindfulness has increased globally, its importance in education has also been recognised. Though it is not yet on any curriculum, it is being used in schools around the world to improve pupils’ well-being, mental health, social and emotional learning, concentration and cognition. Many schools are now enrolling their teachers on mindfulness courses too, so that they can eventually teach […] … learn more→

How college towns could benefit more from throngs of student volunteers

How college towns could benefit more from throngs of student volunteers

Millions of college students volunteer at soup kitchens, animal shelters and other nonprofits near where they go to school. The arrangement gives these young adults valuable experience that can help them launch their careers while giving charities a hand. As a professor who studies nonprofits, I’m interested in the effects student volunteers have on the local nonprofit […] … learn more→

Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm determines what users see on its platform – from funny memes to comments from friends. The company regularly updates this algorithm, which can dramatically change what information people consume. As the 2020 election approaches, there is much public concern that what was dubbed “Russian meddling” in the 2016 presidential election could happen again. But what’s not getting enough […] … learn more→

Fudged research results erode people’s trust in experts

Fudged research results erode people’s trust in experts

Reports of research misconduct have been prominent recently and probably reflect wider problems of relying on dated integrity protections. The recent reports are from Retraction Watch, which is a blog that reports on the withdrawal of articles by academic journals. The site’s database reports that journals have withdrawn a total of 247 papers with an Australian author going back to […] … learn more→

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Disability Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Disability Discrimination

Since 1990, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in place to protect individuals with disabilities in the work force. The act protects qualified, potential candidates for employment during the interview process as well as employees already working against any discrimination based on their mental or physical disabilities. It also protects employees from any […] … learn more→

Growing up, children become more tolerant and attentive to others

Growing up, children become more tolerant and attentive to others

The school accompanies and cultivates children’s academic knowledge , measuring their progress in reading and numeracy. But what about their moral sense? A recent study shows that it also evolves over time and that parents can really contribute to its development. While the moral concerns of adults have already been mapped , so far we […] … learn more→

The Supreme Court decision that kept suburban schools segregated

The Supreme Court decision that kept suburban schools segregated

America recently marked the 65-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education – a landmark case intended to abolish the “separate-but-equal” doctrine of racial segregation in schools. But the racial makeup of today’s schools actually owes itself to a series of other court decisions – including one issued 45 years ago on July 25, […] … learn more→

The College Bookpocalypse

The College Bookpocalypse

One of the few things every school must have is a library, it’s literally written into the accreditation rules. A century ago this made sense as books were the primary means of retrieving and storing knowledge. If you’re reading this, then you know books have taken a back seat to the internet, aka “the font […] … learn more→

A PHD … with teenagers

A PHD … with teenagers

At many times during my PhD years (2013-2018) I wished for a ‘pause button’ which would freeze the lives of those around me. Mainly, I wanted to put on pause the lives of my sons who were aged 13 and 10 when I embarked on my PhD but had become teenagers before I submitted my […] … learn more→

6 essential things to include in your design guide

6 essential things to include in your design guide

Consistent brand identity and the success of a new website depend on how good the design guide is. The contents of a design guide are the ingredients that can make your project successful and portray what you want to convey to potential customers about the products and services of your company. Don’t consider it as […] … learn more→