Culture

The Common Swore: What Swear Words Teach Us About Communicating With Others

I swear a lot. It’s not something I do intentionally. Just the way I think and feel and use language…

Drink and Learn: The Fine Pedagogy of Wine Folly

I am blown away by how well the team at Wine Folly help the broader world learn about wine. Honestly.…

Clearly There is a Preferred Place in Which to Watch this History of Toilets

There really is so much to learn in this world. This particular topic wasn’t on my list. Butt now it…

Is TV to Blame for Older People—Not Youth—Falling for Fake News? A Study Suggests Yes

Now THIS is interesting. Could it be that unpacking fake news has a generational element to it we often gloss…

Princess Bride Temporary Tattoos are a Thing!

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to DYE! I’ll wait for the eye rolls to…

If Learning Requires Risk and Failure, then Perhaps We Need a Museum of Failure. Oh, This Guy’s Got One

I once wrote about the difference between inquiry and query. Inquiry is about posing authentic questions without any real understanding…

Unsure How To Explicate a Text? Let T.I. Explain It Perfectly

Analyzing texts is a core skill in school and life. But can be really difficult for students and teachers get…

Ever Date (or Marry) a Teacher? Well done. Now Read This List and Nod Away

A light-hearted list of all the little quirks and joys of being in a relationship with an educator. I can…

Stop Thinking So Much and Buy the Coffee Mug Thou Always Wanted

When’s the last time you bought something just for yourself, something that would warm your literary heart (and mouth)? I…

Is the Teaching at Hogwarts Culturally-Responsive? Decide Who Wins the Ladson-Billings Cup!

What would happen if education icon Gloria Ladson-Billings went to Hogwarts and evaluated the professors in terms of culturally-responsive pedagogy?…

What the “I’m Telling FAFSA” Trend on Twitter Says about Higher Education

You might have seen the hashtag #imtellingfafsa trending lately. FAFSA, a free application for federal student aid, is the form…

Forget Audible. HiBooks is Like Netflix for Audiobook Lovers

Listening to audiobooks is increasing in popularity. There are some great free options, but if you want more current reading…

What Schools Can Learn from Lyft

Lyft, the car-ride service, is putting their money where their values are. Ahead of the mid-terms elections, they are offering…

The Word You Didn’t Know Was Missing from Your Educational Lexicon

I love old words. Join me in incorporating “schoolery” into your next meeting, parent-teacher conference, or whereevs. (I love this…

Quit Your Job Because the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Education Department is Hiring

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is hiring educators, it’s time to momentarily imagining what you would do…

Gotta Love These Funny Test Fails

This list of hilarious wrong answers on tests says as much to me about the inadequacies of traditional assessment practices…
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