Study Shows That Teaching Young Kids Philosophy Improves Their Academic Performance, Making Them Better at Reading & Math

≡ Category: Education, Philosophy |6 Comments

Should we teach philosophy to children? You’d have a hard time, I imagine, convincing many readers of this site that we shouldn’t.

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Walt Disney Creates a Frank Animation That Teaches High School Kids All About VD (1973)

≡ Category: Animation, Education, Health, Life, Psychology |1 Comment

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The comically plainspoken, tough-guy sergeant is a heaven sent assignment for character actors.
Think R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket…
Louis Gosset Jr. in An Officer and a Gentleman…
Even Stripes’  Warren Oates.
Keenan Wynn, who strove to keep America safe from “deviated preverts” in 1964’s Dr.

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Slavoj Žižek Expounds on His Hatred of Teaching, Grading Papers, and Particularly Holding Office Hours

≡ Category: Education |5 Comments

“Those who can, do,” so we often used to hear, “and those who can’t, teach.” Nowadays the situation seems to have transformed into something more like, “Those who can, do, at least in the occasional free moments when they don’t have to teach.

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Watch Mr. Rogers Persuade Congress to Stop Cutting PBS Budget in 1969 : Would It Stop Trump from Defunding PBS & NEA Today?

≡ Category: Education, Television |2 Comments

Yesterday, the news broke that the Trump administration will apparently be slashing federal spending, to the tune of $10.5 trillion over 10 years. According to The Hill, the “departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding.

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Hip 1960s Latin Teacher Translated Beatles Songs into Latin for His Students: Read Lyrics for “O Teneum Manum,” “Diei Duri Nox” & More

≡ Category: Education, Language Lessons, Music |6 Comments

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I’ve interacted with many entertaining language-learning resources in various classes—from miniseries in Spanish to comic books in French—all geared toward making the unfamiliar language relevant to daily life.

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The Triumphant Night When a Teacher Saved His Students from a Motorcycle Gang: A True, Hand-Animated Story

≡ Category: Animation, Education |3 Comments

“Survival of the fittest, this still exists even today. If you’re weak, people pick on you, they take advantage. And if you don’t respond to what they do, they will continually pick on you. You have to frighten them and attack first.

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Meditation is Replacing Detention in Baltimore’s Public Schools, and the Students Are Thriving

≡ Category: Education, Health, K-12 |7 Comments

By now, most people are familiar with the term “school-to-prison pipeline,” the description of a system that funnels troubled students through disciplinary program after program.

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Why We Need to Teach Kids Philosophy & Safeguard Society from Authoritarian Control

≡ Category: Education, Philosophy, Politics |2 Comments

Several friends and relatives of mine teach philosophy, writing, and critical thinking to undergraduate college students. And many of those people have confessed their dismay in recent months. Threats and McCarthyite attacks on higher educators have increased (and in places like Turkey escalated to full-on war against academics).

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Stewart Brand’s List of 76 Books for Rebuilding Civilization

≡ Category: Books, Education |4 Comments

When the future looks dim, we can attend to the present with furious agency, spinning from task to task, forgetting for days on end to practice forethought. How much of this comes from tech-addled information overload and how much from physiological responses to real impending danger is anyone’s guess.

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1950 Superman Poster Urged Kids to Defend All Americans, Regardless of Their Race, Religion or National Origin

≡ Category: Comics/Cartoons, Current Affairs, Education, Life |6 Comments

It makes sense that Superman would take a tolerant view of immigrants and other minorities, given that he himself arrived on Earth as a refugee from the planet Krypton.

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