Interesting Articles

  • This Idea Must Die – Education Edition

    In March 2015, the highly entertaining and thought-provoking guys at the Freakonomics podcast aired an episode titled This Idea Must Die. In it, they interviewed scientists about which commonly held ideas, previously supported by research, they felt should “die”. In many cases, these myths and misconceptions were keeping people from investigating other avenues; in others people were misinterpreting a finding that held them back from truly understanding the purpose of the study. Freakonomics is one of the podcasts on my favourites list that I never miss, even if it might take me a few weeks to catch up… As usual,…

  • If I Created a Television Show About Education, These Stories Would Be On It

    Sometimes it takes me a few months to get to all the literature in my pile. As you can see by the date referenced in the post below, this is one of those cases… Just like anything in life, a great deal of what happens in school isn’t really television worthy. Doctors who watch House M.D. probably cringe when Dr. Cuddy lets Dr. House mistreat her and the staff at Plainsborough Hospital; real politicians likely shudder when they see what Frank Underwood does to advance his political career on House of Cards; and national security operatives must get a real…

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