What’s Education For?

Everyone agrees that education is hugely important The thing is we’re not particularly sure what we want from it The aim of education should be to prepare us for the challenges of adult life Yet from this perspective it’s clear that schools fail all but for tiny portions of their Continue Reading

How Making Music Made Math Cool in this Classroom | Class Act

-When people think of mathematics, they usually think that math is only in a math textbook. That’s the biggest lie we’re telling our students. Math is in everything that you do, from the time that you wake up to the time you go to bed. The planning things out and Continue Reading

The Real Reason Gym Class Is Terrible

Gym class. It’s an easy punch line. P.E. is supposed to encourage health and fitness from an early age. But for many kids, it’s a terrible experience. And it may be more detrimental than we thought. P.E. became a standard of requirement right after the civil war. It was recognized Continue Reading

I Am NOT A Terrorist! – Mean Kids At School

It was at primary school that I started to wear scarves as I was muslim, and every time I used to go to school, everyone used to make fun of me because I’m a muslim and… “you know those terrorist attacks.” There was this one time where some girl in Continue Reading

Louisiana – 50 States – US Geography

Louisiana is nicknamed the “Pelican State.” That’s also its state bird. Pelicans and a wide variety of other birds call Louisiana home – they enjoy the marshy swamplands, with plenty of fish, frogs, and crayfish to catch for their dinner. The beautiful bayous of Louisiana are also known for the Continue Reading

Kansas – 50 States – US Geography

You can understand why Kansas is known as the “Sunflower State,” when you visit and see the abundant wild sunflowers, as well as those grown on farms. It’s the state’s official flower. In addition to sunflowers, Kansas is known for wheat production, which earns it the unofficial nickname “The Breadbasket Continue Reading

New Shores – a game for Democracy

Are you a teacher? Issues like democracy and climate change are very complex, are so technical. New Shores makes it so much easier to deal with them. Games are a great way to learn about democracy or any other topic because not only do you enjoy the game but you Continue Reading

I’m Not Accepted for My Religion

I’ve always been one of the only Jewish people in my town. I’m not super religious. My parents didn’t force their religion on me but I still believed in it. In elementary school a lot of kids went to church and there’s nothing wrong with that. Everyone’s allowed to have Continue Reading

Sonny’s Blues James Baldwin (Full Audiobook)

Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin I read about it in the paper, in the subway, on my way to work. I read it, and I couldn’t believe it, and I read it again. Then perhaps I just stared at it, at the newsprint spelling out his name, spelling out the Continue Reading

How to Organize Your Pencil Case – Pencil Box Organization

Hi everyone. It's Alejandra. And in this video, I'm going to show you howto organize your pencil case. So I have two pencil cases in front of me. I have this one. This is for somebody who's like in middleschool or high school. And then I have a pencil box, Continue Reading