Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2013’

The Other F-Word


This word may not conjure pleasant thoughts, but it’s an old word with an interesting history. And it makes a lot of us laugh, too.

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In Defense of Red Ink


Why is red ink so maligned? And why are schools outlawing the use of red ink to mark student papers?

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Why Multitasking Is Bad for Learning


Lots of teens swear they are effective multi-taskers, assuring parents and teachers that texting and Facebooking not only don’t distract …

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It’s Good to Know Stuff, Part 3


In Parts 1 and 2 I explained how I answer the perennial student question, “Why do I have to know …

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I’m working on a more substantial post, but in the meantime, enjoy this bit of spam I found today in …

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