What should our children be learning?

The job market changes, but some things don’t. Centuries ago, a man in Renaissance Italy pressured his son to become a musician. By learning music, the young lad would be able to secure a reliable income, and reach financial success. Continue reading What should our children be learning?

The need for science tutors, according to a Nobel prize winner

The best teaching can be done only when there is a direct individual relationship between a student and a good teacher–a situation in which the student discusses the ideas, thinks about the things, and talks about the things. –Richard Feynman, Continue reading The need for science tutors, according to a Nobel prize winner

Use your spacial memory to ace biochemistry

Here’s a mind trick that will boost your memory almost instantly. Suppose I gave you a blank piece of paper and told you to draw a map of the United States. You could probably draw more of it than you Continue reading Use your spacial memory to ace biochemistry

Teaching and Learning: Back to the Basics?

I should have paid more attention. Last fall, a joint study on learning math was released by the University of California at Irvine (UCI) and Penn State University. The goal of the study was to find out if some of Continue reading Teaching and Learning: Back to the Basics?