Author Archive

Improving Children’s Life Chances by Teaching a Growth Mindset

By |

Why do some children relish a challenge and others, though just as able, fall apart and become helpless if something is harder than they can handle? The answer can lie in a “fixed mindset” versus a “growth mindset”—a basic belief that talents and abilities are fixed versus a belief that they can be developed. A…

Read more »

Lack of Education Is Itself an Education for Prisoners

By |

prison education

In February the University of California, Berkeley Human Rights Center put together a talk, “The (In)Justice System: Incarceration, Education, and Reentry: Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline” as part of a series about imprisonment, arbitrary and racist “mass incarceration.” Panelists were Violeta Alvarez, Board Member of the Underground Scholars Initiative, a student services and advocacy program at…

Read more »

Art Rather Than Science Responsible for These Dinosaur Reconstructions

By |

dinosaurs

A century and a half ago, Britain was swept by dino-mania. The discoveries of ancient fossils and the first characterisations of dinosaur species, combined with new scientific theories that posited that the Earth was far older than previously thought, fuelled a fascination with all things ancient. A concrete example of this period is still visible…

Read more »

STEAM Education Combines Art With STEM Subjects

By |

steam edu

Alone, they are a scattering of yellow, blue and green cords in a grey case. But when eighth-grader Robert Rubio gets ahold of them at this community arts center, he can create light. With unwavering focus and practiced dexterity, he slowly connects the colored wires and small pins to an Arduino-brand circuit board. Thanks to…

Read more »

Largest Protest in U.S. History Was the Women’s March

By |

womens march

Though different publications are providing different figures, The Independent reports that between 3.3 and 4.6 million people walked and carried signs in the Women’s March, 750,000 in Los Angeles, 575,000 in Washington D.C., 450,000 in New York, 250,000 in Chicago and many smaller figures in other cities, making this the largest protest in American history….

Read more »

The Importance of ESL Education

By |

esl english

Educational programs providing the opportunity to international students to work with bilingual teachers in order to learn English as a second language are called ESL Programs. They furnish a number of benefits to students of any level of expertise. Both beginner and advanced students can grow their English skills by participating in ESL programs. ESL…

Read more »

The Articles of Confederation

By |

articles of confederation

The Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 founding states, legally establishing the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and serving as its first constitution. Though they are influential even to this day, the Articles created a weak government that ultimately was replaced in 1789 by the United States…

Read more »

History of the Making of the First Color Cartoons

By |

early cartoon

After years of a successful black-and-white career, animated cartoons are due to take on the additional appeal of color, thanks to the perfection of a process which is explained in detail in this article. The first of 13 one-reel animated cartoon comedies in color have just been completed in Hollywood, marking the beginning of a…

Read more »

Art Leads to Truth and Reconciliation

By |

art truth

Last month, while the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) hearings were taking place in Vancouver, a group of artists in Kamloops was telling its own story about residential schools through art. The exhibit was the final piece of the “Art + Reconciliation” MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which took place from July 15 to Sept….

Read more »

The Transformation Into the Modern World

By |

modern world

The central argument of The Global Transformation is straightforward: during the 19th century, this transformation remade the basic structure of international order. This involved a complex configuration of industrialization, rational state-building, and ideologies of progress. What do we mean by these terms? By industrialization we mean both the commercialization of agriculture and the two-stage industrial…

Read more »