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October 20

Need an electromagnetism physics textbook. Difficulty level: No calculus

Please recommend an alegbra/trig-based physics textbook to supplement the free textbook used in my college physics class. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo at 8:29 PM - 3 answers

October 19

Thoughts on pursuing academia? (English Literature, UK)

Hi, I finished an English degree recently. I'm older than most - late 20s. I really like the idea of an academic career, but... (there are several buts) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 2:13 AM - 19 answers

October 18

The Middle Ages: This Time With Things That ACTUALLY Happened

I need some cool resources for topics relating to the Middle Ages (Europe for now, but soon Japan, northern Africa, the Middle East, etc.) that are appropriate for middle schoolers (11-13 years old, decently diverse with lots of students with special needs). Here's the catch: I would really like sources that DON'T propagate myths about the middle ages (burning witches, world is flat, church put scientists on trial, etc.) AND are interesting. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers at 7:23 PM - 19 answers

October 17

Quietest spot in the 14 Columbia libraries?

I joined the Columbia Library system, needing a quiet spot to work, with a laptop. [more inside]
posted by ebesan at 11:40 AM - 15 answers

¬°Emergencia Educativa!

Good news: we found a house we love and we close in two weeks. Even better, the school is the one that hosts our second grader's Cub Scout Pack. He knows many of the kids there and is excited to attend. Problem: it's a dual language school and there is a Spanish proficiency test required to attend, and if he doesn't pass, he'll have to attend a different school, further away, where he knows no one. HALP. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:49 AM - 18 answers

October 12

Changing Class Schedule for a Middle Schooler

My 8th grade daughter is avoiding school because she doesn't like the people in her classes. She wants to change homerooms to be in more classes with her friends. I can't figure out if this is a reasonable thing to request from the school, and if so, how to go about doing it to maximize success. [more inside]
posted by jeoc at 6:21 AM - 21 answers

APA help, or the most boring askme ever

I am trying to cite a chapter in the Maine State Board of Nursing's website using APA. I am either having a brain fart or legit difficulty categorizing this source... [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso at 6:17 AM - 6 answers

October 11

Sci-Fi books, short storys for a 9 year old boy

looking for help finding Sci-Fi books, short story's for a 9 year old boy. Trying to get that book habit going. thanks
posted by patnok at 5:47 PM - 12 answers

October 8

What is the best history of the indigenous people of Canada?

I am reading The Orenda right now, which is set in 17th century Canada and told from the point of view of a Huron man, an Iroquois girl, and a jesuit priest. This has me wanting to read a history book about Canada that focuses on the indigenous nations that were here: can you suggest the best one? [more inside]
posted by chunking express at 4:57 PM - 4 answers

October 7

In lieu of quals...

I'm currently in the first year of a PhD program in physics. Right now I am just taking classes. My school does not have a qualifying exam, and there's not much I need to do outside of my classwork. However, I don't want to live from homework to homework -- so I'd like to set aside some extra time for textbook-reading and problem-solving. Have you done this? Tell me about your experience. [more inside]
posted by miniraptor at 1:23 PM - 8 answers

October 5

No True English Teacher Would Ask This Sort of Question

I've recently discovered that I'm supposed to be teaching logical fallacies and argumentation to a couple classes of second year high school returnee students. I'm looking for solid ideas or examples for use in teaching students how to recognize and avoid using fallacies. However, there've been some snags. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah at 11:14 PM - 15 answers

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy

I'm looking to better understand the theory and practice of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) with children (on the autism spectrum and otherwise) and would appreciate some book/article/forum recommendations to that effect. A few specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 5:03 PM - 5 answers

October 3

Prescription for nursing student: information BID per headphones

Can you recommend accurate, technical, and entertaining (audio) sources of medical/ physiology/ pathophysiology/ pathology knowledge? [more inside]
posted by snorkmaiden at 6:34 PM - 3 answers

How should I best support my students?

I arrived at school this morning only to receive the news that no teacher ever wants to hear. One of my kind, sweet, thoughtful students committed suicide over the weekend. [more inside]
posted by WaspEnterprises at 1:14 PM - 13 answers

October 1

Masters Programs Like the European Graduate School

I'm looking for other programs like the European Graduate School that involves giant(s) of continental philosophy offering a moderately expensive Master's degree on continental Europe. [more inside]
posted by R.F.Simpson at 6:47 PM - 2 answers

September 30

Real grad students pull all-nighters.

As a full-time graduate student in a research program, I'm not overworked, and I'm managing reasonable hours in the lab. In contrast, I see other graduate students putting in 12 hour workdays and juggling multiple deadlines. I'm worried that this might be a sign that I'm underperforming and don't know it. [more inside]
posted by Conspire at 3:08 PM - 30 answers

Casual SAT question from a Brit

Reading Stephen King's End of Watch recently (no spoilers!) reminded me of a question I've had for a while regarding SAT scores. In the book, the girl is worried that she's only going to get x score (400 perhaps?) on the Maths test. If this happened, would her chances of getting into college disappear? Or would it affect which sort of colleges she could get into? If she happened to be a genius at everything else but sucked at maths would that mean no Ivy League for her? Bonus question: could you retake them endlessly? [more inside]
posted by threetwentytwo at 8:14 AM - 15 answers

September 29

Good sites for school-age kids

I'm a tech advisor at a small school district. Teachers have a bad habit of sending kids to craptastic "learning" game sites or, worse still, any site they like for "free-choice time." Help me compile great sites that are not necessarily "educational" but good for the soul. [more inside]
posted by argybarg at 4:03 PM - 14 answers

September 28

Clinton PWN-age

Clinton Supporter-Filter: I need Clinton Soup For The Soul, and I would like it in the form of reading/watching HRC-haters losing debates. [more inside]
posted by windbox at 2:04 PM - 4 answers

September 27

How to address a host of issues with our son's preschool teacher?

There are multiple issues cropping up at our son's preschool since he started this September. What is the best way to go about this in order to yield the best results for all involved? [more inside]
posted by neblina_matinal at 1:46 AM - 35 answers

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