12 juin 2019

Father’s Day: Lesser-known ways dads improve children’s lives

The ConversationFather’s Day is a time when people think about the influence of their fathers on their lives. Traditionally, Father’s Day has been about thanking fathers for their help, their role in teaching new skills or even their jokes. While many dads may deserve praise for these reasons, in fact many support their children in much deeper and less obvious ways. More...

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Why having the sex talk early and often with your kids is good for them

The ConversationParents may be uncomfortable initiating “the sex talk,” but whether they want to or not, parents teach their kids about sex and sexuality. Kids learn early what a sexual relationship looks like. More...

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How controversial “racist” research opens door for a decolonisation drive

The ConversationThe article suggested that “coloured” women in South Africa “present with low cognitive function and which is significantly influenced by education”. Coloured is a racial classification legalised during apartheid for people of “mixed race”. This allegedly low cognition was also linked to unhealthy lifestyle behaviours. More...

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Vacation Fiction

By Joshua Kim. What do you read when you are offline?
Maybe a better question is if you ever go offline?  If you keep up with e-mail while on vacation, then the answer is no.
Vacations, for me, mean fiction.  Nonfiction is too close to work. More...

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5 Rules for Being Wicked Awesome On a Panel

By Joshua Kim. Conference panels almost always feature a few muckety mucks blah blah blahing on a stage.  The moderator will spend about a third of the time introducing everyone. Like Google does not exist in our pockets. The rest of the time will be spent with panelists working hard to be as inoffensively agreeable with each other as possible. More...

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11 juin 2019

How I Retreat and Regroup

For the last five years or so I've been taking myself on solitary writing retreats at the beginning of every summer. Usually, I have some kind of conceptual problem that I have to solve and that requires both direct contemplation and general rumination while I'm doing other things, but not interrupted by household obligations or interactions even with my beloved spouse. More...

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What I'm Reading This Week: May 20, 2019

All of a sudden, it’s summer on my campus and to officially mark the launch of “summer,” it hit 84 degrees in Boston yesterday. More...

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Stop Surveilling Students

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Spying on students is not conducive to their learning, their emotional development or anything else we wish for them. And yet, it's becoming ubiquitous. More...

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Making Sense of Metrics

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Some preliminary thoughts after a conference on finding a better way to measure institutions and learning. More...

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Why Do Schools with Similar Student Profiles Have Very Different Graduation Rates?

By Steven Mintz. The study has some limitations. It focuses only on first-time, full-time students, excluding the part-time and community college transfer students who make up a sizable proportion of students at broad access institutions. More...

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