As a college teacher, I try to listen to all points of view, and I want students to feel they can speak up in class to express their own thoughts, and to challenge anything I say in class.
We miss a lot of important truths by simply sticking to new books and avoiding the old.
Isn't that the whole point of libraries in the first place?
Understanding our rights under the law is tantamount in a free society, a lesson I learned from my mother.
How many school shootings happen in the U.S. in a single school year? The answer is surprisingly hard to figure out.
If print starts to die, a lot will go with it.
The question is, will the rest of America do the same?
Why have good manners become an object of scorn?
Only 24% of students in the 8th and 12th grades were proficient in writing. Why are Americans such lousy writers? They are not taught to write.
The time is ripe, she said, for America to embrace the values that her uncle fought and prayed for.
Five suggestions to have a college education which prepares you for life
To be a good writer you need to think about what your readers want, you need to read more, you need to edit and you have to actually write. So, get started.
Students perform better when they work under a moderate amount of stress. Studies also show that too much praise of students is not a good idea.
We've long been told that education is the salvation of the world. But is it?
Would childhood anxiety and depression diminish if more parents followed through on giving chores?
How is it that parents now need doctors to tell them to let their kids play?
Forty years ago, 60 percent of high school kids read books daily. Not anymore.
Communication is key.
But is a shopping mall exactly what we have reduced the university to?
Political activism is fine, but to focus on politics instead of commonsense solutions for school safety simply isn’t.
Colleges exist to foster critical thinking and to teach students useful knowledge germane to a legitimate academic discipline. Social justice, however, is not a legitimate academic discipline, but rather an empty slogan.
Some prime advice from the late University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins.
Neuroscience and psychology show that all people are motivated by status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness and fairness (SCARF). Postmodernism's denial of SCARF is contributing to young people's depression and despondency.
Five takeaways from a week with Generation Z.
When it comes to protecting a child’s well-being, parents usually know best.
Perhaps the future isn’t as bleak as we’ve been led to believe.
If literature produces this sting, it also produces the cure.
In the modern world, C.S. Lewis argues in The Abolition of Man, we have trained the head and encouraged the heart, while neglecting the soul, the most important part of the person. As Lewis so scathingly puts it, we are producing men without chests.