Toys are both a blessing and a curse. Play is an essential part of learning and childhood, but no one knows pain like a parent who has just stepped on the wrong side of a loose Lego.... continue reading.
There exists another example of diversity that is often overlooked, but which is finally gaining more visibility and attention in higher education and in various industry sectors: neurodiversity.... continue reading.
It is not what students ultimately know that really matters, but what they actually understand. When students are able to solve complex problems, even though they might experience setbacks along the way, critical competencies are developed that will prove invaluable in the future.... continue reading.
Imagine a device that in just 30 minutes makes your brain more receptive to new information, cutting the time it takes to learn in half. Some neuroscientists say they have demonstrated this very feat. Their work is part of an effort to explore how low... continue reading.
The demand for colleges and universities to justify their existence is greater than ever before. Parents and their students aren’t defining this demand in terms of the critical-thinking and leadership skills that broadly educated individuals gain.... continue reading.
Academics need to ask themselves whether they discriminate against overseas scholars on the basis of their home country, according to a researcher who says he has found evidence of a “caste system” in global academe. Professors in Germany were far more likely to respond to... continue reading.
In the competitive world of college admissions, first impressions are crucial. But if your institution outsources its communications with prospective students to a third-party vendor, how would you know if that vendor is pulling its weight? What if inquiries from qualified candidates went unanswered?... continue reading.
When there aren’t enough teachers trained to teach students with disabilities, we fail the vulnerable students who most need educators’ help. We must help teachers get the training they need to be able to teach all of their students, including students with disabilities. I witnessed... continue reading.
Have you ever tried having a conversation with someone on campus, when they hesitantly and ever-so-awkwardly start signing to you? Or have you ever asked another student a question and had them respond to you in writing?... continue reading.
Huyen Le and her daughter Katelynn Trinh. Through “nudges” via texts, Le gets reminded of activities to do with Katelynn that enhance her learning. Photo: Courtesy of Huyen Le Tending toddlers can require endless reserves of energy. Just ask Huyen Le, supervisor of a family... continue reading.