Posts Tagged ‘education’

Friday link roundup 7/28

From the New York Times: 5 takeaways from last night’s vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

This map shows the most popular attraction in each state in the U.S.

10 years after an urban bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, a survivor tells her story.

There’s a trend in U.S. kindergartens of more work and less play.

According to a recent study, fairy tales may be older than originally thought.

The military spends more on Viagra than on transgender service members’ health care. Stories of several transgender people who served in the military.

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Link roundup 7/15

First look at the new A Wrinkle in Time trailer.

On the contracting and expanding nature of grief.

A Delaware-sized iceberg broke off of Antarctica.

A teacher’s perspective on name-shaming in classrooms and the potential of underlying racism.

Hug a baby, grow a brain. Why hugging babies and young children may increase brain growth and intelligence.

Great story of people coming together for the greater good: A family got caught in a riptide off of the Florida coast and beachgoers formed a human chain and saved them.

Friday link roundup 2/17

A 12-year-old is publishing an activism guide for children and teens.

Finland is in the process of implementing changes in their educational system, which will result in interdisciplinary classes and an elimination of school subjects for students ages 16 and up.

On yesterday’s “Day Without Immigrants” strike/protests.

Explore the digital archive of radical and activist posters.

What famous novels look like stripped of everything but punctuation.

Watch baby sloths have a conversation.

Friday link roundup 10/21

Why I wear what I want and so should you. An argument against wearing what is promoted as “flattering.”

19 Beautiful Bookstores in the U.S.

A barber in Michigan gives kids a discount on their haircuts if they read to him. The widespread responses to this NPR story, and how this might encourage others to follow this barber’s example to promote reading.

An introvert’s advice on how to respond to acquaintances who ask intrusive questions: ask them about their own lives.

On creating (and hiring) more diversity in the technology field, and what people in Seattle are doing to promote change.

In late 2015 in Saudi Arabia, a royal decree granted women the right to participate in local elections. A documentary records the experiences of Saudi women voting for the first time.

Friday link roundup 9/16

“Sometimes we have to start broken, but in the end you have a choice and if they can find even the smallest thing to hold on to, it will lead them out of the dark, into the light of a life they love, and is worth fighting for.” Kaiha Bertollini champions for sexual assault awareness – and her own healing from PTSD from her own assault  – through her potentially record-breaking hike on the Appalachian Trail.

6 Fascinating Facts about Dreams.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is about to open in Washington, D.C.

Why the discovery of an Earth-like planet – in a neighboring star system! – is such a big deal.

How the Veerni Institute, which was created through the partnership of a Swiss aristocrat and an Indian techie, strives to help and educate women – specifically child brides – from remote villages in India.

Director Ava DuVernay is in the process of casting a diverse cast for her film version of A Wrinkle in Time.

Friday link roundup 9/9

Why letting kids move in class is important for learning.

Typing notes on a laptop may seem more convenient and efficient for today’s students; this article explores why handwriting notes might be more effective for learning.

The largest pyramid in the world is hidden under/in a hill.

Did you know there are four species of giraffes?

The lasting impact of teachers mispronouncing their student’s names.

A study from several years ago found that women ask for higher pay and promotions as often as men, but with less success.

Friday link roundup 9/2

Several articles about the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline: Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Recall America’s Historical Shame. An article directly from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: We’ve Always Occupied the Prairie and Aren’t Going Anywhere. The United Nations say the indigenous people of the area must be consulted before anything else happens. From the BBC: a view into life at the protest camps.

A study finds that dogs process speech in a similar way to humans.

Archaeologists discuss how ancient Greek statues looked when they were painted in color.

In a letter to incoming freshman, the University of Chicago stated they would not condone safe spaces or trigger warnings. This article discusses the stigma around trigger warnings in regards to PTSD and other mental illnesses. In this article from Vox, the author argues that the University of Chicago’s stance isn’t about academic freedom, but about power.

As a child, I carried around my blankie – a yellow blanket fringed with cotton lace – around everywhere.  A post on the effect of blankies and comfort objects on children and their development: Did You Have a ‘Blankie’ As A Kid? Here’s What That Says About the Adult You.