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MEMBERS ONLY: Why I Almost Punched my Autistic Son’s Teacher in the Face

The Banter Long Read: We knew that 4th grade would be difficult for Jordan. We’ve known for years that while Kindergarten through 3rd would be a challenge for our autistic child, 4th grade is where the transition to a more traditional academic setting occurred and that it would be incredibly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Deadly Phenomenon They Don’t Teach You In Driver’s Ed

As the automotive industry progressively improves the safety of its vehicles, it seems issues of driver awareness and visibility also increase. Thickening pillars and smaller windows coupled with an awkward road design make for a particularly dangerous intersection in Hampshire, England that suffers from a phenomenon…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Use This Tool to Tell How Segregated Your School District Really Is

One would like to think that decades of social progress would have erased racial segregation in education, but a 2013 study from the Economic Policy Institute found that America’s schools are more segregated now than they were in 1973. This is largely due to decades of discriminatory housing policy, which keeps white…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Use This Website as Your Antidote to the Mind-Numbing Kids’ Videos on the Internet  

The stuff that kids watch can be mind-numbingly inane—we get it, Dora’s map, YOU ARE A MAP. Rion Nakaya, a design director and video producer, had the same gripe when she saw the type of video content that was targeted for her three-year-old back in 2011. And then it hit her: Who says children only […]

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Lyft to Drivers: Treat Yourself Because We Won’t

Lyft, a ride-sharing company that was recently valued at $11.5 billion and has positioned itself as the “woke” alternative to Uber, has done some nice things to distinguish itself from its much larger, international competitor. It was the first to allow riders to tip drivers, it once encouraged users to sit in the…Read more… Continue […]

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The Languages That Take the Most (and Least) Time to Learn

So, you want to learn to speak and write a new language, huh? Not just “hello” and “thank you,” but really learn it well enough that you could live in the country of origin? Hope you’re ready to commit. If you’re a Native English Speaker, these are the languages that will take the most and […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Millennials Want a Third Party. Here’s What That Says About Our Education System.

The Millennials cannot practice what they are not taught, and over the last twenty years, middle school and high school civics classes have fallen at disturbing rates…  To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get unrestricted access to all our member’s content, and your …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Mandarin Chinese Is Now Available on the Language Learning App Duolingo

At long last Duolingo, the free language learning app on iOS, Android, and the web, has launched its Chinese course for English speakers. Now you can try your hand at one of the most difficult languages for native English speakers to learn—for free.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Make High School More Like Kindergarten

One of the great innovations in education was the concept of the play-based early-childhood education, or kindergarten, developed by Friedrich Fröbel in the 19th century. For centuries we have accepted a model of playful exploration in the early years, a model that gradually shifts, in the elementary years, to a more…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Rethink Rewards When Teaching Kids About Good Behavior

Every parent has offered incentives: “If you’re patient while I get the tires rotated, we’ll get ice cream afterwards.” Or, “if you play nicely with your cousin, you can use the iPad before dinner.” Teachers certainly have used behavior rewards for time out of mind—a piece of candy or a small toy for being compliant…Read […]

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The Company That Wants To Replace Textbooks With Video Games

On any given day, CEO André Thomas arrives at his company Triseum’s office in Bryan, Texas at nine in the morning. While this is when Thomas gets in, his work day usually starts hours before by checking sales on the company’s educational video games. On one of the days that Thomas and I spoke, he […]

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