teaching the kids

The history of homework

“Homework is long-standing education staple, one that many students hate with a fiery passion. We can’t really blame them, especially if it’s a primary source of stress that can result in headaches, exhaustion, and lack of sleep. … It makes […]

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Bill Maher and Mike Rowe share a view on higher ed.

Maher recently included a segment on his show that overlaps with many of Rowe’s ideas. “I want people to radically rethink higher education. Toward that end, I’ve always maintained that making a four-year degree “less expensive” is a great symptom, but a […]

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Your world, better

While I’m not in the market for middle school textbooks, I am fond of this one for its approach. Ever since Hans Rosling helped me realize my world view was based on decades-old and outdated data, I’ve wondered if that cycle persists. […]

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Unschooling + math

“Almost every parent is horrified by the idea of unschooling. Even most homeschoolers shake their heads. Advocates insist, however, that unschooling works. Psychologist Peter Gray defends the merits of unschooling with great vigor and eloquence. According to unschoolers, the human child is naturally curious. Given […]

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The new digital high school

USV just invested in Sora, and I have a hunch that’ll look really smart once the program gains accreditation. “Sora puts high school students in the drivers’ seats of their own development with a remote-first, network-based model. Through a combination of […]