Education 2018-05-28T10:20:17+00:00


Is Time Travel Possible? Scientists Explore the Past and Future

How would you like to head back to the future in a DeLorean car? Or travel with the crew of the USS Enterprise to save the whales? These two examples (from "Back to the Future" and "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home") show a very common trope in science fiction [...]

May 29th, 2018|

Advisory Council Approves Draft Law on Permanent Residency

DOHA: The Advisory Council which held its regular weekly session under the chairmanship of its Speaker H E Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud yesterday approved draft law on permanent residency. At the outset of the meeting, the Advisory Council discussed the report of the Internal and External Affairs Committee [...]

May 29th, 2018|

A Magical Summer Reading List

The phenomenon of the summer slide is well established. It relates to a number of factors that aren’t always simple, though for families and communities with resources it’s a fairly straightforward matter of being aware and finding easy ways to keep kids reading. But regardless of resources, using fairy tales in [...]

May 28th, 2018|

8 Epic Ideas for Ending the School Year

Our time is important. The kids that we teach are precious to us, and they need to know that our time together was worth it. So don’t just let the year end: Celebrate learning, celebrate the moments you’ve had, and savor the time you have left together. At the end [...]

May 24th, 2018|

Education Lowers Blood Pressure

Getting a university degree isn’t just good for your mind—it’s good for your heart, says a new study in the journal BMC Public Health. The longer you spend in education, the lower your blood pressure is likely to be. This is particularly true for women. Scientists from the US, Canada, UK [...]

May 22nd, 2018|

How A Schoolteacher Looks Out for The Lonely

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase’s class for tutoring. I’d e-mailed Chase’s teacher one evening and said, “Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you’re sending home is math—but I’m not sure I believe him. Help, please.” She e-mailed right back and said, “No problem! I [...]

May 20th, 2018|