Education

Research Reveals Teenagers Actually Love the Bard

Research Reveals Teenagers Actually Love the Bard

This counters the idea that teenagers respond poorly to Shakespeare's work.

Larger Schools May Be Driving Teen Suicide Rates Higher

Larger Schools May Be Driving Teen Suicide Rates Higher

Perhaps a return to smaller districts and schools would be a wise move for students across the country.

Why Easter Is Called Easter, and Other Little-Known Facts About the Holiday

Why Easter Is Called Easter, and Other Little-Known Facts About the Holiday

It is important to point out that while the name “Easter” is used in the English-speaking world.

Policing the Public Schools: How Schools Are Becoming Even More Like Prisons

Policing the Public Schools: How Schools Are Becoming Even More Like Prisons

Armed guards and police officers at schools are no guarantee of school safety and may cause more harm than good.

Ten Guides for Turning Boys Into Men

Ten Guides for Turning Boys Into Men

A young man needs guides, equipment, and maps for his journey. These books, and dozens of others, can serve him as a compass.

Transgender Athletes Will Spell the End of Women’s Sports

Transgender Athletes Will Spell the End of Women’s Sports

Fair play should be anything but controversial.

Easter Egg Hunts and Deluded Political Ideologies
Shock: College President Spine Manifested

Shock: College President Spine Manifested

Camille Paglia said something the other day that triggered a group of whinypants college students at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. 

Three Public Speaking Tips From a Little Schoolhouse on the Prairie

Three Public Speaking Tips From a Little Schoolhouse on the Prairie

Given McGuffey’s five generations of successful use in the classroom, maybe modern educators have something to learn from this approach.

Are We In Fact Melding With Machines?

Are We In Fact Melding With Machines?

It could be argued that today’s young “snowflakes” are the obvious products of a lifetime immersion in digitalism.

What I Learned When My Students Began Jumping Rope

What I Learned When My Students Began Jumping Rope

When my fifth graders all flunked the physical fitness test, I decided to do something about it.  Every day after lunch we jumped rope for five minutes.   It worked.  

Four Reasons 'You're a Hater' Has Become Fashionable Slander

Four Reasons 'You're a Hater' Has Become Fashionable Slander

Truth is the best antidote to hatred. Not my truth and your truth, but the conviction that it is possible for both of us to reach agreement on the truth of things with reason, evidence and dialogue.

How the West Can Save Masculinity

How the West Can Save Masculinity

There’s no manual for becoming a man. Nonetheless, there are concrete steps men can take towards positive masculine ideals.

The Age of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

The Age of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

Young men need authority structures to belong to, and in lieu of that, some are turning to hate.  

Two and Two Now Equal Five

Two and Two Now Equal Five

The future is neither 1984 nor Brave New World. It’s a mix of both.

Compulsory Schooling Laws Aren’t Progressive, They’re Inhumane

Compulsory Schooling Laws Aren’t Progressive, They’re Inhumane

Education freedom begins when government compulsion ends.

Victimhood: How Does It Start?

Victimhood: How Does It Start?

I also wonder if Jussie Smollett ever encountered a university administrator who taught him that one could gain power by feigning impotence and claiming victimhood. If so, that would explain a lot

The Long March: Are Its Days Numbered?

The Long March: Are Its Days Numbered?

Those radicals of the 1960s seem to have won the game.  Or have they?

Six Factors That Produce Academically Strong Kids

Six Factors That Produce Academically Strong Kids

A recent study from Australia reveals the factors that enable students to excel. Hint: money isn't one of them!

The Virtues of Boredom in an Anxious Age

The Virtues of Boredom in an Anxious Age

Could it be that we need more boredom?

The Best Way to Teach History to Children

The Best Way to Teach History to Children

When an old person dies, a library burns to the ground.

Jussie Smollett’s Hoax: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Jussie Smollett’s Hoax: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Jussie Smollett wasted police time and resources while attempting to paint himself as a victim. Has the lenient attitude toward hate crime hoaxes on many campuses spread to the rest of the country, as well?

How to Raise 'Em Tough in a World of Chaos

How to Raise 'Em Tough in a World of Chaos

Is it too risky to bring children into this chaotic world in which we live?

Five Simple Dating Tips Today’s Young People Have Forgotten

Five Simple Dating Tips Today’s Young People Have Forgotten

Professor Kerry Cronin and her famous dating class at Boston College are back in the news.

Professor Explains How Hiring Really Works at Universities

Professor Explains How Hiring Really Works at Universities

It seems the public and state legislators are rightly concerned that free speech, merit-based decisions, and race- and gender-blind assessment have vanished from universities.

How Storytelling Could Revitalize U.S. History Scores

How Storytelling Could Revitalize U.S. History Scores

Whatever I teach, I teach storytelling.

Is It Time to Dump the SAT?

Is It Time to Dump the SAT?

One study recently revealed that nine out of 10 college students admitted to cheating on their exams and papers.

College Admission Scandal Grew out of a System That Was Ripe for Corruption

College Admission Scandal Grew out of a System That Was Ripe for Corruption

As part of the “Operation Varsity Blues” case that federal prosecutors announced March 12, dozens of people – including Hollywood actresses and wealthy businessmen – stand accused of having bought their children’s way into elite colleges and universities.

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