Education

Frog and Toad: Arnold Lobel’s Little Gems

Frog and Toad: Arnold Lobel’s Little Gems

A truly good book is sufficient unto itself and has no ulterior motives.

Ben Franklin’s 5 Tips for Making Americans Better Writers

Ben Franklin’s 5 Tips for Making Americans Better Writers

“It seems to me that there is scarce any Accomplishment more necessary to a Man of Sense, than that of Writing well in his Mother Tongue.”

The SAT is Being Dumbed Down, Big Time

The SAT is Being Dumbed Down, Big Time

The test is shorter, the words are simpler, and you no longer have to write an essay.

Are Anti-Bullying Laws Preventing Critical Thinking?

Are Anti-Bullying Laws Preventing Critical Thinking?

Children need to learn how to give and receive logical critiques.

How Europe Climbed Out of the Dark Ages

How Europe Climbed Out of the Dark Ages

What we can learn from Charlemagne's educational reforms. 

Battle over Teacher Accused of Racism is Heating Up

Battle over Teacher Accused of Racism is Heating Up

A St. Paul, Minn., teacher accused of racism was placed on leave after publicly lamenting the lack of institutional control over his classroom.

Should Students be Taught to Spot Logical Fallacies?

Should Students be Taught to Spot Logical Fallacies?

It would certainly come in handy during the political season...

Should Parents Stop Helping Their Kids So Much with Homework?

Should Parents Stop Helping Their Kids So Much with Homework?

Our culture expects "good" parents to be hyper-involved.

How Johann Sebastian Bach Taught His Students

How Johann Sebastian Bach Taught His Students

4 simple methods every parent and teacher should know.

A History Joke

A History Joke

Sometimes humor is the best at revealing deficiencies. 

Academics are Horribly Unprofessional… Here’s Why

Academics are Horribly Unprofessional… Here’s Why

"In academia, it seems, too many people are too busy trying to be creative geniuses to bother with such bourgeois virtues."

Schools are Teaching Kids to Have Emotional “Meta-Moments”?!?
Here’s Why We’re Drowning in Information

Here’s Why We’re Drowning in Information

Part of it is simply a function of what happens to a civilization over time.

Does Homeschooling Give Children More Room to Excel?

Does Homeschooling Give Children More Room to Excel?

A homeschooled Minnesota teen recently achieved a perfect score on the ACT. 

Teacher: Making Things Fosters Entrepreneurial Thinking in Children

Teacher: Making Things Fosters Entrepreneurial Thinking in Children

There's value in those messy crafts and experiments scattered around the house.

5 Myths about Apprenticeships

5 Myths about Apprenticeships

Myth 1: Apprenticeship students are dumb failures.

You Can't Have Social Justice without Free Speech

You Can't Have Social Justice without Free Speech

Restrictions on Speech Haven't Made Campuses more Just

The Main Purpose of Education in a Republic

The Main Purpose of Education in a Republic

One simple principle from Charles Montesquieu

Is a Lack of Healthy Fear Behind Today’s Discipline Problems?

Is a Lack of Healthy Fear Behind Today’s Discipline Problems?

If children have no consequences to fear, then why should they be inspired to obey the rules or even strive for academic success?

Should We Care that Military History is Neglected in School?

Should We Care that Military History is Neglected in School?

Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it...

A Snapshot of James Madison’s Reading List
Why Children Should be Encouraged to Build Things

Why Children Should be Encouraged to Build Things

Are we squelching critical and creative thinking?
 

Why the Holocaust Should Matter to You

Why the Holocaust Should Matter to You

The Holocaust Museum: A Warning against Tyranny, a Tribute to Liberty

Should More Children Be Introduced to Gardening?

Should More Children Be Introduced to Gardening?

Is gardening another basic skill headed toward extinction?

The Intolerant Student Left

The Intolerant Student Left

It’s shocking who they’re going after now. 

For These 10 States, Perception Isn’t Reality When It Comes to Education

For These 10 States, Perception Isn’t Reality When It Comes to Education

The Nation's Report Card tells a different story.

Professor: Children’s Imaginations Are Being Destroyed

Professor: Children’s Imaginations Are Being Destroyed

10 ways this destruction takes place.

Are Schools Rediscovering the Need for Philosophy Curriculum?

Are Schools Rediscovering the Need for Philosophy Curriculum?

“The life of the mind grows upon ideas”

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