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Innovation in Education

Challenges of Teaching the ‘Hard Stuff’ in School

Having read the title, you are most likely expecting an article about calculus, physics or the analysis of poetry. For some, these were the more challenging school subjects. However, the everyday issues at the core of American society spark questions... Read More

To Grade or Not To Grade: Sparking Intrinsic Motivation

Leaders in the field of education have spent lots of time addressing the question of assessment, standardized testing and reporting grades. Why? Because they believe grades motivate. Many educators are rethinking this theory and consider it shortsighted.... Read More

Learning with Professor Thomas Berke

The thought of the organic chemistry strikes fear in the hearts of most students. This has never been a descriptor applied to my organic chemistry course, during which I rely on active learning and guided inquiry. These approaches provide a more exciting... Read More

Incorporating Nature with Education

โ€œThough we often see ourselves as separate from nature, humans are also part of that wildness.โ€ โ€“ Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods. Few people have spent time thinking about our disconnect from nature.In the field of education, this topic surfaces... Read More