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Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: Using Board Games to Help Fight and Understand Bias By January 9, 2018 Quick, think of a physicist. If you’re anything like me, you probably didn’t have to think very hard before the names Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton popped up. But what if I asked you to think of a female physicist? What about a black, female physicist? You may have to think a bit harder about that. For years, mainstream accounts of history have largely the scientific contributions of women and people of color.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: What’s The Difference Between Children’s Books In China And The U.S.? By January 6, 2018 What are the hidden messages in the storybooks we read to our kids? That’s a question that may occur to parents as their children dive into the new books that arrived over the holidays. And it’s a question that inspired a team of researchers to set up a study. Specifically, they wondered how the lessons varied from storybooks of one country to another.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: 5 Things To Know About Kids and Their Screen Time Ryan Johnson for NPR By January 3, 2018 After another round of holidays, it’s safe to assume, a lot of children have been diving into media more than usual. They may have received new electronic toys and gadgets or downloaded new apps and games. Managing all that bleeping and buzzing activity causes anxiety in many parents. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest research, combined with some of our previous reporting, to help guide your decision-making around family screen use.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life iStock/bowie15 By January 3, 2018 It’s 12:15 p.m. on a Tuesday in December and 30 students gather for an unusual class at the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics, a public high school located in one of the country’s poorest Congressional districts. Two seniors, who have been trained to lead the class, are presiding over today’s session on the theme of interpersonal connection.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: In Our Connected World, What If Empathy Is Learning? iStock/danny4stockphoto By January 2, 2018 By Observing a group of students conversing deeply as a team, checking resources on a Chromebook, presenting solutions to a problem in a project, or responding to open ended questions, you might ask yourself: What the heck is going on? Is this learning? In times past, this was an easy question to answer. Traditional, recognizable elements of education, such as lectures, worksheets, spelling tests, writing, and standardized tests were prominent.