How does screen time affect kids’ brains?

How does screen time affect kids’ brains? The first results of a landmark study are alarming.

​How are young children being affected by the time they spend watching and interacting with screens? That’s the big question behind a $300 million study, conducted by the National Institutes of Health at sites across the country, that’s using MRI scans to examine changes in brain structure among children who use smartphones and other screen devices.

9 Things Teachers Need if the United States Ever Wants Another Globally Competitive Generation

9 Things Teachers Need If the U.S. Ever Wants Another Globally Competitive Generation

I write a lot about teachers and teaching. This is motivated by two things: One, I’m passionate about education, and two, I’m worried about education. Lately I’ve been writing a lot more about the latter. Here’s what’s happening: Good teachers are leaving. States won’t fix the reasons why teachers are leaving.

The future of curricula design: knowledge vs. intelligence

The future of curricula design: knowledge vs. intelligence | ELTjam

Is it possible we’re about to see a big change in the way we approach curricula design? In a world where Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines can access, deliver and learn an almost infinite amount of information in a matter of milliseconds, does it really make sense to be teaching students facts and figures?