Hi, AskMe. A bit more than a year after this miserable question and this happier update, I am finally defending my MA on Wednesday. While my confidence is nowhere near as shot as it was when I first asked that question, I feel like my grasp of the subject I have dedicated the last several years to is nowhere near as comprehensive as it should be. Please help me get through this without crying. [more inside] posted by avocet at 10:14 AM - 15 answers
I am a first time teaching assistant and the professor that I am working with has asked me to create or come up with interactive classroom activities. I am not sure how to go about this. Are there any resources anyone can recommend to me? The topic is health equity and the class is for masters of public health students. The topic for this class is ‘theories and framework; oppressive Institutions’. Students will identify one article which links to the criminal justice system, or the educational or housing systems (including segregation or redlining) to a health outcome. Naturally students could be group based on the systems they are analyzing, discuss in small groups, and report back to the larger class. Any other ideas? We will be focusing a lot on the social determinants of health. I did a quick google search looking for a webinar or pdf with no real luck. Most of the links I found were defunct. I have pasted the topics I was hoping to find information on. [more inside] posted by TRUELOTUS at 11:12 PM - 8 answers
My 12-year old son (previously and previouslier) is having trouble in middle school, to the extent that he is frequently absent because of what appears to be anxiety-related nausea. He was also recently diagnosed as what would have previously be Aspergers. I would love to hear some suggestions about alternatives to traditional schooling that might work, given some complications explained inside. [more inside] posted by bibliowench at 8:23 AM - 18 answers
I'm Dean of Students/Special Ed teacher at a therapeutic high school and I really need some help about how to work with a teen who has narcissistic tendencies. [more inside] posted by kinetic at 3:31 AM - 24 answers
As school starts up again, we're all reminded of the common advice: Actually go to class. Actually read the material if you're taking Lit. Join clubs. But what uncommon advice would you give your college-age self? posted by markbao at 11:27 AM - 68 answers
Have you ever had a class (or similar structured educational experience) that actually taught you to be better at logic and critical thinking? If so, how'd it do that? [more inside] posted by gallusgallus at 8:52 AM - 19 answers
I would like to be able to understand, and explain articulately to colleagues and students should the need arise, the distinction between these two terms. [more inside] posted by fishingforthewhale at 2:35 AM - 2 answers
I'm working on a project that would benefit from Cantonese speaking skills. Luckily, I live in the SF Bay Area, where there are a couple college-level classes, and lots of native speakers. Unluckily, the class I'm enrolled in is terrible. What are my other options for Cantonese language learning in the Bay Area, or online, or even just via self-study? And, if you have any experience with self-study, what worked best? [more inside] posted by tapir-whorf at 5:21 PM - 4 answers
I need to get documentation for issues that have been significantly impacting my studies. I would like that documentation to reflect an appropriate diagnosis and helpful help. What's the best way of accomplishing these two goals? [more inside] posted by cotton dress sock at 3:36 PM - 19 answers
I have some friends who don't have GCSEs or A-levels. I would like to help them study for these qualifications. How can they support their living costs? [more inside] posted by Musashi Daryl at 1:26 PM - 9 answers
As a tutor of every age group from kindergarten to college, I often hear the sensible question, "When am I ever going to use this in real life?" I would like to be able to better answer this, and so I ask you, Metafilter, when do you ever use the things you learned in school? Do you use math? English? History? If so, what parts? And how? [more inside] posted by Alex Haist at 10:08 AM - 52 answers
I mean the French used by William the Conqueror and those before and after him.
I've found it difficult to find a text. There are easy-to-find books teaching one Old English and Old Norse, but not, it seems, for Norman French.
Can anybody recommend one? I can find books in Norman French, but that's not the same thing as a "Teach Yourself" book.
(I already can read modern French, btw.) posted by Opengreen at 5:42 AM - 7 answers
I am saving to go to Europe to do a masters degree. I am interested in International Relations, International Law, Human Rights, and European Affairs (history and institutions of the EU, European Law). I'm Australian but I also have UK dual nationality. I am starting to investigate programmes but am finding it hard to narrow down the options and find the best one for me.
My question is: how do I work out which master's programmes have the best/ worst reputation? posted by EatMyHat at 4:59 AM - 11 answers
I want to use the massive wikipedia database to look for people alive in a given profession that match a certain criteria such as age or their alma mater. [more inside] posted by RapcityinBlue at 5:57 AM - 4 answers
Has anyone read any good books that have actually helped them get more done on a daily basis? I am procrastinating with many things that I need to do and the procrastination doesn't occur by doing nothing but rather by doing low priority tasks, or thinking, or even reading. If anyone has a system that they have used to be more productive, please share. posted by nidora at 5:49 AM - 29 answers
As part of our schools enrichment program, I'd like to do an intro to global politics and economics for 12-16 year old students. As a culminating activity, I'd like to run a few different simulations to give the students a chance to put their new knowledge to work. More snowflake specifics inside. [more inside] posted by _DB_ at 8:40 AM - 8 answers