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Cake is the Secret to Math? Yes.

When you combine a professor of pure mathematics with dessert recipes, you get Dr. Eugenia Cheng’s fantastic crusade to make math more palatable.  After attending …

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Failing Systems, Complex Fix

Love this brief talk by Dr. Kara S. Finnigan at University of Rochester.  She talks about the pitfall of trying to address school failure without taking …

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Tim Gunn, Master Teacher? Yup.

I occasionally watch clips from Project Runway.  Not whole episodes, but clips.  I think one of the things I’m drawn to is the studio-style pedagogy …

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Political Spin and Policy Research

Professor Jeffrey R. Henig of Teachers College, Columbia University delivers this brief talk about how research plays into political ideology.  His fear that research is losing …

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Lunch as a Required Course of Study

How Japanese schools approach lunch is eye-opening, especially as many conversations about public education are reduced to narrowly defined academics. Shout out to Open Culture …

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