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May 24

Book recs? Hong Kong livability, urban design, sustainability

A colleague and I are teaching a short-term course on sustainability, livability and urban design in Hong Kong (including a travel component). We have the academic part covered and lots of experience with the travel logistics, but we’re thinking about suggesting a book for participants to read on their own over the summer. These are undergrads, a variety of majors, not necessarily any experience with the topic/place. Any suggestions for light, engaging books on Hong Kong? Non-academic is fine, so memoirs, fiction, etc. are all great. Thanks!
posted by brozek at 5:59 AM - 1 answers

May 21

My sight singing is my weakness

I want to improve my sight singing. My voice teacher says I need something like Rosetta Stone for sight singing. Please help! [more inside]
posted by whitelily at 4:23 PM - 23 answers

May 20

Abnormal Psychology Credit Hours

Following on to my question about Abnormal Psychology classes ... Is there a difference between a 3 credit hour class and a 4 credit hour class? For example ... [more inside]
posted by falsedmitri at 5:43 PM - 8 answers

May 17

Do mainstream Universities these days let you study remotely?

I want to travel around Europe while studying coursework undergraduate or Masters. I'm happy to visit the University monthly and turn up for exams or other deliverables. I'm not specifically talking about online courses. I'm talking about programs and academics I'd like to learn from. I would like the qualification but the ranking of the University is not important to me if the context is good. Anyone have direct experience with this? Thanks.
posted by vizsla at 9:32 AM - 8 answers

May 15

Reading out loud is surprisingly hard on my voice, help?

I expect to read out loud a fair amount in the coming years. It's surprisingly hard on my voice. I assume we've developed technique for speaking continuously for 15-60 minutes at a time. How do I learn that? [more inside]
posted by meaty shoe puppet at 9:50 PM - 14 answers

Where can one clear a CA teaching credential without working full-time?

My mom is looking for a teaching credential induction program that is sponsored by a college or university. This will enable her to clear her credential without working full-time as a teacher or clearing it through a school district. [more inside]
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal at 9:33 AM - 3 answers

Sewing Manuals and Sewing Resources in Hebrew

Would anyone know of sewing resources for clothing primarily and design secondarily in Hebrew? [more inside]
posted by Tchad at 8:26 AM - 1 answers

May 10

Appropriate to have a Dia de los Muertos at a mostly white school?

Mother (who's African) wants to do Dia de los Muertos celebration at mostly white elementary school. PTA chair says it's insensitive to celebrate a culture we don't understand (there are a few Hispanic and other minority kids but again mostly white non-immigrants) Is it truly insensitive or is this more a concern of optics, and either way how to proceed?
posted by angrybear at 2:56 PM - 33 answers

Seeking book recommendations on parenting gifted kids

I’m looking for books on how to parent gifted kids, ideally with a focus on kids who have some discrepancies in their abilities. [more inside]
posted by eirias at 6:42 AM - 4 answers

May 9

The opposite of what most people search the internet for...

Parents, teachers, health educators - do you have any recommendations for online videos that teach abstinence, appropriate for a high school audience? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 6:00 AM - 4 answers

May 8

Harry Potter themed school year - give me your ideas!

Our elementary school is going to have a Harry Potter theme throughout the next school year, focusing on the first Harry Potter book. What different elements from the wizarding universe can we incorporate into the day-to-day life of the school? [more inside]
posted by Blissful at 4:01 AM - 15 answers

May 7

Some music education for old men.

What books or online courses would you recommend to get the basics of music theory down? What's music theory 101 that a reasonably smart person could digest in his spare time? [more inside]
posted by signal at 4:37 PM - 9 answers

May 3

Should I try to get a PhD? Where? What don't I know about getting a PhD?

I think I want to apply to Georgia Tech's Digital Media PhD program. Do I? Do I have a chance of getting in? What other programs should I be considering? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork at 12:48 PM - 10 answers

How to stock a mini-library of diverse kids books?

How do I spend PTA money to buy gift books that will appeal to the widest possible audience of elementary school kids? [more inside]
posted by secretseasons at 7:27 AM - 8 answers

May 2

Improving my handwriting quickly!

I need to improve my handwriting within the next couple of weeks. It's quite bad, and if I slow down and take the time to write neatly it's almost legible but still very ugly. I need it to look nice and be legible within the next two weeks. Just block printing, not cursive script. Can I do this, and, if so, how? [more inside]
posted by stillmoving at 11:19 AM - 14 answers

April 30

Parents, educators, and the homework debate - what to do?

I'm startled after reading this article in the Atlantic about kids receiving 3-4 hours of homework a night. [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday at 1:52 PM - 33 answers

How to teach an adult how to read and write?

My housekeeper is 65 years old, born in the United States, and fluent in English, which is his first language, but he never learned to read and write. I haven’t been able to find any local resources for him so I want to teach him myself. Help me learn to teach? [more inside]
posted by masters2010 at 12:15 PM - 6 answers

April 29

help me help you help your kid

Me- English teacher - have been asked to give tips to parent on how to help their kid improve their reading. Help? [more inside]
posted by freethefeet at 2:25 AM - 16 answers

April 28

Is my College career over?

I was placed on academic probation, filed a successful 2nd final appeal, but failed to bring up my GPA the following semester. Is it over for me? [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit at 9:59 AM - 7 answers

April 27

Accepted for a Master's degree. Now what?

After being out of full-time study for over a decade, I now have an unconditional offer on a taught Master's degree. I'm excited, but it's come as a bit of a surprise and I'm feeling very unprepared. What can I do to get back up to speed between now and September? [more inside]
posted by A Robot Ninja at 6:33 PM - 5 answers

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