The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

NPR – Anya Kamenetz “Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream? Heavy questions. One researcher believes that...

Philosophy sessions ‘boost primary school results’

BBC – Hannah Richardson “More than 3,000 nine and 10-year-olds in 48 UK schools took part in hour-long sessions aimed at raising their ability to question, reason and form arguments. A study for the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) found pupils’...

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...