Monthly Archives: July 2024

After more than 40 years, the federal right to free education for immigrant students finds itself in the crosshairs of conservatives

After more than 40 years, the federal right to free education for immigrant students finds itself in the crosshairs of conservatives

Texas once had a law that allowed public schools to charge tuition for undocumented immigrant families to send their children to school. The rationale was that taxpayer dollars should not be spent educating children whose families were not in the U.S. legally. When the Supreme Court struck down the law  in 1982, it held that young […] … learn more→

How conspiracy theories polarize society and provoke violence

How conspiracy theories polarize society and provoke violence

In today’s technologically interconnected world, the ability to concoct and spread conspiracy theories has become easier than ever before. This became evident after the recent assassination attempt on former U.S. president Donald Trump. Millions flocked to social media to share their interpretations of the event and the would-be assasin’s supposed motives. “BlueAnon” theories suggested that the attack was […] … learn more→

Social media hijacks our attention and we resign ourselves to it

Social media hijacks our attention and we resign ourselves to it

          hxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxtrPreview changes in AMP (opens in new window) Remember The Matrix or Batman Forever ? In these dystopian movies, technological gadgets were able to read people’s desires, collect that information, and then use it to shape or predict people’s future behavior at will. In both science fiction stories, the villains managed to lull the citizens to […] … learn more→

Studying at university with intellectual disabilities: a right that becomes a reality

Studying at university with intellectual disabilities: a right that becomes a reality

Laura and Carlos are two people in their twenties who are eager to learn, meet new people and do things independently. They want to study at university so they can find a job. But their options for accessing higher education are extremely limited. Like them, most young people with intellectual disabilities do not finish high […] … learn more→

‘My brain leaves the room’: what happens when teachers talk too much?

‘My brain leaves the room’: what happens when teachers talk too much?

\About four students in every classroom will have a language or attention disorder. While some of these students will have an official diagnosis of developmental language disorder (DLD) or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), others will be “hiding in plain sight”. These students may often be in trouble for acting out, underachieving or not attending school. In our new study, we interviewed […] … learn more→

These are the four types of resilience that exist

These are the four types of resilience that exist

Sara and Jorge are two close friends who graduated from college at the same time. They both faced a difficult job market and struggled to find employment. However, their experiences and responses to adversity were very different. Sara decided to see the situation as an opportunity for personal growth. Thanks to her resilience and persistence, […] … learn more→

Struggling to discuss climate change with older relatives? These 3 scenarios can help

Struggling to discuss climate change with older relatives? These 3 scenarios can help

Have you ever felt it difficult to express your climate anxiety in conversation with older relatives? You are likely not alone, as climate change is a topic rife with high stakes, differing views and strong emotions. Discussions can devolve into arguments, and arguments invite fallacies. Climate change is making communication harder as temperatures flare tempers and we […] … learn more→

7 ways to avoid becoming a misinformation superspreader when the news is shocking

7 ways to avoid becoming a misinformation superspreader when the news is shocking

The problem of misinformation isn’t going away – and may be getting worse, in the wake of the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. Internet platforms like Facebook and X have taken some steps to curb its spread and say they are working on doing more. But no method yet introduced has been completely successful at removing […] … learn more→

How to create mini reading clubs for the classroom in any subject

How to create mini reading clubs for the classroom in any subject

Our first interaction with written words occurs when we are told stories at home. From that moment on, and especially at school, we acquire and perfect the ability to read. A learning that we perfect throughout our lives. At school, starting from primary school, reading is directly present in all subjects. In all subjects it […] … learn more→