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Reading Rainbow 4 Eva

Reading Rainbow 4 Eva

Talking with a new teacher recently, I casually mentioned Reading Rainbow. A blank stare followed. Reading Rainbow, I reiterated. The…
A Beast of a Curriculum for a Monster of a Book: Frankenstein at 200

A Beast of a Curriculum for a Monster of a Book: Frankenstein at 200

Few books can help educators engage in more complex conversations about STEM than Frankenstein. Mary Shelley’s fantastic tale of technological…
For All You Handwriting Fans Out There, You’re Welcome.

For All You Handwriting Fans Out There, You’re Welcome.

My handwriting has never been lovely. But that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the unique artistry of others’ penmanship. When…
Mathnet Reruns is What the STEM World Needs Right Now, So Here

Mathnet Reruns is What the STEM World Needs Right Now, So Here

Back when the WWE was the WWF, I watched a PBS show called Square One with the excitement of witnessing Macho…
This is NOT How We Want Our Daughters Thinking About Math

This is NOT How We Want Our Daughters Thinking About Math

When I was young, I remember going to the video store–pause, take that in–and scouring the shelves to find my…
Knife Meets Life: Jamie Oliver Made a Video with Philosopher Alain de Botton and it Cooks

Knife Meets Life: Jamie Oliver Made a Video with Philosopher Alain de Botton and it Cooks

When I majored in philosophy as an undergraduate, I couldn’t have explained then what drew me to the subject. I…
Poetry Just Might Be the Remedy for Reluctant Readers

Poetry Just Might Be the Remedy for Reluctant Readers

Author Jason Reynolds argues magnificently for using poetry as the gateway drug into reading. If you know a child is…
Lewis Black’s Bit On Education is No Laughing Matter

Lewis Black’s Bit On Education is No Laughing Matter

Comedian Lewis Black isn’t known for subtlety or timidity. That goes for his iconic cartoonish portrayals as well as his…
How Do We Help Students “Identify with Stories” Like This? Tell Us, Black Thought.

How Do We Help Students “Identify with Stories” Like This? Tell Us, Black Thought.

If you read Gradgrind’s, you know I love Black Thought’s work. He does it again with his insights in this…
Give the Gift of Strindberg and Helium to Someone you Love: Watch, Ponder, and Be

Give the Gift of Strindberg and Helium to Someone you Love: Watch, Ponder, and Be

Nothing says HOLIDAY like a witty philosophical cartoon about brooding Swedish playwright Johan August Strindberg and his chipper castrato pinkish balloon…
Does This SNL Poetry Lesson Go Horribly Wrong or Horribly Right? You Tell Me.

Does This SNL Poetry Lesson Go Horribly Wrong or Horribly Right? You Tell Me.

It goes without saying that teaching is almost always portrayed in television and film thinly. Teaching is a craft, a…
Saba Talking about Kendrick Lamar’s Verses is How I Dream of Students Talking About Literature

Saba Talking about Kendrick Lamar’s Verses is How I Dream of Students Talking About Literature

There’s so much we can learn about teaching literature–and much more–by watching the way artists talk about each other’s work.…
That Not-To-Mathy Explanation of Algorithms You’ve Been Dreaming About

That Not-To-Mathy Explanation of Algorithms You’ve Been Dreaming About

Weapons of Math Destruction is an erudite and accessible analysis of how algorithms perpetuate inequity in society. But sometimes quick and…
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