Children learn to write by teaching robots

Reuters – Matthew Stock “Researchers in Switzerland have designed a system where children teach robot students how to write, and in the process improve their own handwriting skills. This learning by teaching paradigm, they say, could engage unmotivated...

Four Skills Every College Student Should Pursue

Courier Times – College Transitions Team “A simplistic view of higher education is that people emerge from four years of college with a specific skill related to their primary area of study: Education majors learn how to teach, accounting majors learn how...

The importance of deepening and widening the way we teach writing

SmartBlog on Education – Jim Cunningham “Writing instruction is transitioning. Common Core has set new standards for the writing skills students need to master in order to be college and career ready…With the Common Core, we are asking students to...

Handwriting is still an important skill

Beacon News – Michael Zwaagstra “Many progressive educators believe that handwriting is obsolete in the 21st century…Unfortunately, much of the debate about handwriting tends to dwell on minor issues…The more important issue is whether learning...

The Tao of the liberal arts

The Washington Post – Valerie Strauss / Gerald Greenberg “In this era when you can’t turn around in the education world without someone talking about science, technology, engineering and math, the liberal arts often get short shrift. Part of the reason is...