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Community – Education 2018-03-25T11:28:46+00:00


It Is Important To Teach Kids Only When They’re Ready

Our friend Marie’s daughter Emily just entered kindergarten. Emily went to preschool, where the curriculum revolved around things like petting rabbits and making art out of macaroni noodles. Emily isn’t all that interested in learning how to read, but she loves to dance and sing and can play with Barbies [...]

April 5th, 2018|

You Don’t Have To Hate Math Anymore. Here’s How

I love math, but I know that I’m unusual. Math anxiety is a rampant problem across the country. Researchers now know that when people with math anxiety encounter numbers, a fear center in the brain lights up — the same fear center that lights up when people see snakes or spiders. Anxiety is not limited [...]

March 24th, 2018|

QM host cutting-edge museums education workshop for Qatar’s teachers

Qatar Museums (QM) this week hosted the first of two one-day education workshops, which are aimed at providing school teachers in Qatar with informative and practical sessions on museum education. The workshops – for independent, international and private school teachers – form part of QM’s ongoing commitment to align its [...]

March 20th, 2018|

The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’

I teach at a big state university, and I often receive emails from software companies offering to help me do a basic part of my job: figuring out what my students have learned. If you thought this task required only low-tech materials like a pile of final exams and a [...]

March 12th, 2018|