Help me interpret this ACT score & figure out what to do with it... [more inside]
On a recent trip to Kenya, we visited a school who is in need of simple French language instruction booklets for elementary-age children. [more inside]
I'm looking for reasonably priced transferable-credit online college courses that I can take at my own pace, or at least on an accelerated schedule. Is anything like this available? [more inside]
Chasing funding and attracting sponsors / donors for an NGO: European Union / Bulgarian / educational context. Please, teach me? [more inside]
My dream job is coming up but [more inside]
What can I do with a degree in Physics? What doors and pathways will it open for me? How long will I need to study before I am able to call my self a Physicist and make a meaningful contribution in my field? [more inside]
Is there a high-level general procedure or process that can be used to design a course of self-study in any topic? [more inside]
Where should a computer science geek go to grad school to study urban planning? [more inside]
How can I improve my art awareness (i.e paintings, sculpture, crafts, etc.)? [more inside]
I have some concerns about taking a gap year and studying in Jeruaslem, and hope someone might have some experience with either. [more inside]
What are the most interesting emerging topics in your field of study? [more inside]
What is the best way for me to learn Spanish in order to pass a reading test? [more inside]
What are some good resources for raising a gifted child? Google will pull up all kinds of things, but I'd love a recommendation for stuff more weighted toward parents who want their kids to be able to enjoy childhood and away from the more competitive stuff. I don't want to judge anyone else's parenting choices, but we want to feed our son's interests without trying to turn him into the next Einstein. We just got through some assessments, and are trying to figure out what to do next. I'm sure I'll have more specific questions later, but any online communities or background reading you can point me to would be awesome!
Is there a definitive source I can point to or glean knowledge from in order to justify the purchase of a Mac for web development and design? [more inside]
Should I enroll my child in GATE classes? What have been your experiences? [more inside]
How do the uneducated make a living? What jobs are available to those who don't have degrees, but can easily fool you into thinking they do? [more inside]
What does "Prob. Res." stand for, in the context of a professor's C.V. that lists an advanced degree from a British university, with "Prob. Res" afterwards? Has anyone heard of this abbreviation?
Good way to get 'refreshed' on Biology? I took 1st year BIO 8 years ago. I'm taking the second semester this summer and don't want to be completely lost. What are some good ways (whether online, dvd, book, etc) to get this done? I'll probably go to a Bio 1 class and pick up the syllabus, but would like some suggestions. I'll have about 6 weeks to do the 'refresh'
Our daughter, 4 years old now, was born in California while my wife and I (both Canadians) were working legally in Los Angeles. She obviously has a US birth certificate and SIN but lives in Canada. Will this make things easier for her should she want to study in the US when she gets to University age or will it be of no advantage whatsoever?
How can I set my HP printer to grayscale by default? [more inside]
Help me read people better. What are some ways that you can locate certain personality types or backgrounds based on body language and interaction with the environment? [more inside]
Do American institutions of higher education collectively grant more doctorates annually in the arts and humanities than in the "hard" sciences (that is, biology, chemistry, physics, and for this discussion, mathematics)? [more inside]
This question is only for people who went to public school in the United States. Did you receive any financial education there, and if so, what?
I'm preparing an exposition (a talk) for a class about blogs in general and their use in education. What should I include on it? Resources and research about the topic would be very helpful. [more inside]
I am taking the Praxix II - Elementary Education (0014) this Saturday. Needless to say, I'm a bit behind in studying. The good news is that I am on vacation this week and have some time to dedicate to the cause. Also, I took my Praxis I in November and scored very well, I am looking for guidance on how to study for the inevitable history, science and theory questions that I have not thought about in the 13 years since I graduated college. I did purchase the REA book, have completed 2 practice tests and am copying the answers I got wrong onto notecards. Does it sound like I am on the right track?
I'm writing a monstrous paper on the "cross-curricular" teaching method for middle school and high school. I have searched ERIC, JSTOR, and psycINFO with all kinds of keyword combos, and I'm still not coming up with decent theoretical or empirical articles. I really need the help of the Collective BrainFilter. I'll explain further inside... [more inside]
How can I get a short clip from a DVD and save it to use in the classroom? Say I was teaching a lesson and a film had a short clip that was perfect at demonstrating something or at getting a point across and I wanted to save it and let other teachers use it in their lessons what would I have to do? Obviously I would look to getting the right clearance in terms of copyright - but how would I do this? Is there a really quick and easy way? Thanking you.
This year's my final year of my degree. My psychologist asked me if I had any plans for next year. My original plan fell apart, so now I don't really have anything. Hmm. What could I look into? [more inside]
How do people become stupid? [more inside]
Francofilter (part 2) (part 1): What's my best option for a science/technical French-English/English-French dictionary? [more inside]
I recently turned 30 and have been regretting the fact that I never got my Master's. Now that I have been out of college for about 8 years, how do I go about getting back in? [more inside]
Which guy would you rather hire as an engineer - a 28 year old guy who took 8 years to get a bachelors degree or a 30 year old guy who took 10 years to get a masters degree? [more inside]
Looking for modern, easy-to-understand references to The Emperor's New Clothes that would help 5th graders understand what a literary reference is (and why it's useful to have a more-than-passing familiarity with source material that writers tend to reference.) [more inside]
What, if anything, are the advantages of attending an expensive private prep school over a local public high school. [more inside]
Should I go to graduate school at UBC or UW-Madison? Help me decide what to do with my life! [more inside]
Educational Opportunity or Con Job? [more inside]
Give me your recommendations for a child psychologist who does ADD/ADHD evaluations in Northern Virginia. [more inside]
Considering applying to grad school in Israel. Any tips/advice? [more inside]
Anyone have any experience with assistive devices in education? [more inside]
What is the best low maintainance way of organising my papers for school? With some constraints: I want to carry everything I need to school in my bag, I do not have text books, and I do not want to spend any time organising things. [more inside]
How has our understanding of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, etc. changed in the last five years? [more inside]
My formal educational background/profession is in a different area, but I would be interested in teaching a seminar on spirituality, comparative religion, and philosophy at a university. I've studied these areas informally. Anyway, I want it to be mostly a participatory, discussion-oriented class, not one where I pass down my knowledge from on high. How hard would this be to do and how should I go about doing it -- esp. at a well-known university like, say, NYU? I don't need much if any compensation.
WebLibary filter: MeFites, in your opinion what is the BEST web library for art journals and books a la, Questa? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me the percentage of children of illegal immigrants who attend college? Specifically in Texas. We are arguing the HB 104 (in state tuition bill) in my government class and I need to know how many children of illegal immigrants who were not born in the US actually attend institutions of higher education....
My child will be switching to a very expensive private elementary school. I have already prepaid the tuition for next year, but what is my best strategy to pay for the following years? Specifically, what is the best way to invest about $2K/month so that I can withdraw the needed lump sum once a year? 529 plans are for college expenses only, and Coverdell education-savings account maxes out at $2k/year.
Looking for name/website of the woman who gives lectures to teachers about how to relate to students of a different social class?
Looking for name/website of the woman who gives lectures to teachers about how to relate to students of a different social class? [more inside]
I have been hired to write a slide kit focusing primarily on developments in the field of HIV vaccines. Problem is, I have no medical training at all -- not even a biology course. I need to find resources that will give me a basic background in immunology without assuming prior medical knowledge. [more inside]
I am a graphic designer. I love graphic design. I hate hate hate clients. What can I do without wasting my entire education? (Much, much more inside.) [more inside]
What can we do to help our son focus in school? [more inside]
I need help planning a 50 minute presentation for a Holocaust remembrance day relating to the apartheid in South Africa. It will be focused on the music of South Africa, after giving some background information. Did I mention that it is for a bunch of 7th/8th graders and is happening on Wednesday? [more inside]