Category Archives: Education

The Genius Of Raising Brilliant Kids: A Conversation With Jack Andraka’s Parents

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He’s just an everyday kid, 16 year-old Jack Andraka He’s the son of an engineer and anesthetist who has vaulted his way onto the main stage of science and innovation.  Jack’s work on developing a rapid, highly sensitive and inexpensive test for cancer has made headlines around the world.  Continue reading: The Genius Of Raising Brilliant Kids: A Conversation With Jack Andraka’s Parents – Forbes

BBC – Earth – The remote lake that tells the story of humanity’s birth

Early human settlement. Artwork of a group of ^IHomo Erectus^i humans gathered around a fire during the Late Pleistocene period (130,000 to 10,000 years ago) at what is now Lake Turkana in Kenya.
Early human settlement. Artwork of a group of ^IHomo Erectus^i humans gathered around a fire during the Late Pleistocene period (130,000 to 10,000 years ago) at what is now Lake Turkana in Kenya.

Our ancient human ancestors were an elusive lot. Their remains are literally thin on the ground, and even when fossils are unearthed it is rare for them to be complete. Sometimes they must be pieced together from dozens of fragments.

That is why a staggering find in 1984 excited the entire field, and continues to do so today over 30 years later. Continue reading: BBC – Earth – The remote lake that tells the story of humanity’s birth

Pacific rowers: 4 British women journey 8,000 miles

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They spent nine months on a boat, rowing two-hour shifts all day, seven days a week, without a toilet and with only an hour-and-a-half nap at a time.Four British women completed their arduous journey across the Pacific Ocean on Monday after rowing about 8,500 miles from San Francisco to Cairns, Australia. Continue reading: Pacific rowers: 4 British women journey 8,000 miles – CNN.com

Teacher wears bodysuit to teach human anatomy 

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Students weren’t sure what to expect when their teacher stood in front of the classroom and started to undress.

Debby Heerkens, a gym and biology teacher at Groene Hart Rijnwoude school, in the small town of Hazerswoude Dorp, Netherlands, wanted to try a creative approach to teach a lesson about the human body. Continue reading: Teacher wears bodysuit to teach human anatomy – CNN.com

The key to stop bullying: Popular kids 

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For all of the efforts schools put into reducing bullying, there’s actually a dearth of rigorous evidence about what makes for effective anti-bullying intervention. The classic approach — pile kids into an auditorium and lecture them on the dangers of bullying, perhaps including a sad story about its effects along the way — doesn’t appear to really work. Continue reading: The key to stop bullying: Popular kids – CNN.com

How to think like a creative genius (Opinion) – CNN.com

151224152126-01-creative-genius-restricted-exlarge-169Whether you’re a world leader, a high-level executive, or a customer service agent, to be effective at your job, you need innovative solutions to challenging problems.

Once, creativity was the domain of scarf-wearing sculptors, espresso-drinking poets, and musicians who dreamed up melodies in their sleep. Not anymore. To succeed in a knowledge economy, we all need to produce creative solutions on a regular basis. Continue reading: How to think like a creative genius (Opinion) – CNN.com