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The Takeaway

Take Note: Use A Pen and Power Down The Laptop

Monday, April 06, 2015

New research indicates that students who take notes with laptops, rather than by hand, remember less and are more distracted.

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The Takeaway

The Changing Definition of a Dictionary

Thursday, January 15, 2015

More than 50 years after it was published, Webster's dictionary is getting a major update. It will no longer be a reference book. Instead, its database will live entirely online.

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The Takeaway

The Challenges of a Youth Complicated by Poverty

Thursday, September 25, 2014

One voice argues that in order to help impoverished students, education policy makers need to change some of their assumptions about how school works.

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The Takeaway

Why Daydreaming & Distractions Can Help Us Learn

Friday, September 05, 2014

New neuroscience research has upended common assumptions about the best study strategies. A new book examines the science and best practices for learning.

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On Being

Adele Diamond — The Science of Attention [remix]

Thursday, August 07, 2014

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spi

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On Being

[Unedited] Adele Diamond with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 07, 2014

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spi

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The Takeaway

Should College Material Come with a Trigger Warning?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The growing practice of requesting “trigger warnings” on college course material that might be disturbing to students has caused a great deal of controversy. Why are trigger warnings such a hot-button topic and how should we address them?

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On Being

Keith Devlin — The Joy of Math: Learning and What It Means To Be Human

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mathematical equations are like sonnets says Keith Devlin. What most of us learn in school, he says, doesn’t begin to convey what mathematics is.

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On Being

[Unedited] Keith Devlin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mathematical equations are like sonnets says Keith Devlin. What most of us learn in school, he says, doesn’t begin to convey what mathematics is.

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Schoolbook

Q&A: How to Slow the Summer Slide

Friday, June 28, 2013

SchoolBook interviews an expert in summer learning who says kids lose a grip on all they mastered during the school year if they don't work those mental muscles over the summer. And it adds up: most of the achievement gap seen in ninth graders can be attributed to unequal access to summer learning opportunities.

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State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union: Back to the Basics

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Broadcast times: Saturday at 6am on 93.9FM, 2pm on AM820. Sunday at 7am and 8pm on AM820.

In this American Graduate special, State of the Re:Union takes a closer look at school, community, and the drop out crisis in this country. With reporting from both urban and rural schools, and interviews with education experts, SOTRU goes “ back to the basics”, looking at strategies that get to the heart of what makes students want to learn.

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Radio Rookies

Getting the Bearings

Saturday, May 04, 2013

WNYC

Over a decade ago, I was a Radio Rookie myself. A lot has happened since then -- high school, college, and various jobs -- but I recently found myself drawn back to radio as an intern. Throughout the last few months, I have had the opportunity to help lead the Short Wave multimedia workshop, an after school program held in two high schools in lower Manhattan.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: If Only There Were a Class ...

Monday, March 11, 2013

We asked recently about classes you could teach -- now we want to know what class you haven't seen offered that you'd like to take. What knowledge or skills are you missing you'd like to take a class in?  Call us at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.

 

 

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WNYC News

Talk: Exploring the Role of the City's Public Libraries

Monday, March 11, 2013

From help learning computer skills, to mastering English as a Second Language, the city’s public libraries are playing a bigger role in their communities. That’s the finding of a recent study by the Center for an Urban Future, and it’s also the topic of a symposium the group is hosting at the New York Public Library on 42nd Street on Monday.

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Schoolbook

Saving Our Students from Ourselves

Friday, November 30, 2012

A science teacher at Victory Collegiate High School in Canarsie, Brooklyn says educators shouldn't assume that students will respond to the same teaching styles that worked for them when they were younger.

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Radiolab

Repeat After Me

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Writer Elizabeth Giddens answers a listener's question about toddlers by pondering repetition, and how all sorts of activities seem to have a Goldilocks amount that's just right...and a "too much" threshold where things can turn transcendent, or get very troubling.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Four Hours to Learn Anything

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Chef, talks about rapid learning, and how he learned to be a chef in just four hours.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Children Succeed

Friday, November 23, 2012

Many believe a child’s success is based on intelligence and that those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs, will succeed in school and in life. Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. In How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, he writes of researchers and educators who are using new tools to develop character, uncovers the ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood, and he and he looks at ways to help children growing up in poverty.

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On Being

Adele Diamond — Learning, Doing, Being: A New Science of Education [remix]

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spi

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On Being

[Unedited] Adele Diamond with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spi

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