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October 3

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

September 26

Help me learn about HBCUs, please!

Can you recommend books, movies, or other media about historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the USA? [more inside]
posted by cadge at 10:27 AM - 11 answers

September 25

How do you learn a foreign language for free, without native speakers?

I have intermittently tried to learn Spanish for years, and now I am taking it more seriously again. My question now is, how can I advance myself to the next level, without any consistent access to native speakers? Ideally I would like to do this for free, but low cost is also okay. [more inside]
posted by mortaddams at 9:51 AM - 20 answers

How to encourage a student who isn't improving?

I have a student in a one-on-one situation who takes a while to get new math concepts. We can go for an hour without any real improvement. She appears frustrated, though, when probed, she'll just make a joke and not discuss it directly. How can I balance investing myself in her progress while only displaying encouragement and positive feedback?
posted by Jon44 at 4:05 AM - 4 answers

September 24

Help me find good books for my 12-year-old neighbor.

So the kid next door is curious, restless, and smart as hell. He knows we have a shit ton of books, so he just asked me if he could borrow one for his weekly reading assignment. We have nothing for kids on hand, but I would really love to set him up with a few great things from the library or bookstore. Can you help me hook this kid on reading? He says he likes sports, adventure, and mystery. Bonus points for African-American content/protagonists/heroes. Thanks, everybody!
posted by kelborel at 5:14 PM - 34 answers

Did your kid take a gap year?

I'm looking for advice on gap year experiences (between HS and college) [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio at 8:26 AM - 28 answers

September 23

I need to flash numbers quickly, for addition training

Is there a free or cheap program which displays sequences of random numbers and then, their sum? Screen-filling numbers, like Sesame Street. One, two, three and even four digits, positive and negative. Repeatable sequences and user-controlled speed a plus.
posted by Rash at 12:19 PM - 5 answers

September 20

How did you (YES, YOU SPECIFICALLY) pay for grad school?

The "how to pay for grad school" articles that pop up in a Google search are WOEFULLY LACKING in specifics. I'm looking for actual, specific tales of how real people out there in the world financed their Masters degrees. Feel free to get brutally honest. [more inside]
posted by helloimjennsco at 10:30 AM - 83 answers

How weird was this interaction in my undergrad lab today?

I had an interaction with my lab partner that I thought was weird today, but I'm having trouble parsing exactly how weird it was (if at all!) and if I should do anything about it. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo at 3:00 AM - 36 answers

September 19

First Time Using Post 9/11 GI Bill...Having Problems

Does anyone know or have experience using the GI Bill? Especially regarding payment obligations to the university? Do I ever have to pay up front? [more inside]
posted by snsranch at 7:19 PM - 5 answers

September 17

Can You Help Me Find Classroom Lectures?

I am in search of recorded classroom lectures available online - preferably high school or middle school level (though college is okay if it's not crazy difficult like Nuclear Physics or Advanced Shakespeare). More details inside, if necessary: [more inside]
posted by carlypennylane at 12:37 PM - 6 answers

I have an idea for a book...what now?

I have a great idea for a type of reference book. I'd love to make it a reality as I think it could really be useful to a lot of people. I only have the idea though. What do I do now?
posted by Amalie-Suzette at 8:11 AM - 7 answers

September 15

Using circles to present data results—is this called something? What?

At my job, we use a reporting tool that returns quantitative results (from a feedback form) using circles—an empty or “lighter” circle, which is actually a circle with a small black dot in the center indicates a lower value, while a darker circle (partially filled with a large black dot or entirely filled) represents a higher value. What is this graph called? [more inside]
posted by dreamphone at 5:54 PM - 7 answers

September 14

Where could I buy a Russian language textbook about American history?

I'd like to buy a university-style textbook (or another general survey book) on U.S. history written in the Russian language. Basically, I'm looking for the book that a Russian university would use for it's equivalent to History of the United States 101. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Chuck Barris at 3:53 PM - 3 answers

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