Tag: education

Lab Safety and Inspections

A recent article in Lab Manager had a brief, half page article about lab safety. In it, it mentions the importance of having regular meetings to discuss policies and protocols, holding each other accountable, and scheduling maintenance. Here at Insanitek we take a slightly different approach . Policies are trained, discussed regularly, and posted on …

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Benefits of Long Term Project Based Learning

It was 1966, and an idealistic group of doctors thought there was a better way to both teach and learn medicine. These were the founding fathers of McMasters Medical School and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) . The goals of the McMaster’s programme were to focus on the individual rather than rote memorization and regurgitation of facts. …

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Bombing of Nazi Germany [Homeschool Book Review]

This book review is part of an ongoing effort to help the homeschool community find fun, informative, and valuable books to add to their curriculum. I obtained this a copy of this book from one of the homeschooling mother’s we work with and was charged with both evaluating it and coming up with questions to …

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Surprised? Student Loans May Hurt Your Mental Health

The first study to examine the link between student loans and the mental health of young adults has been published, and the results are bleak. Lead Author Katrina Walsemann from the University of South Carolina and her colleagues looked at survey responses from 4,643 Americans born between 1980 and 1984 to analyze their mental health. As …

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That’s Why It’s Called “Space”: Teaching Abstract Concepts About Space, Size, and Time

In the article “10 Scientific Ideas that Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing,” Annalee Newitz spotlights a few common scientific misconceptions. To halt the trend, learners need accurate information, in a way they can process it, at a time they’re most open to it. The middle school years are a perfect time to address abstract …

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Afraid of math? You’re not alone.

Racing pulse and sweaty palms ─ math tests can cause symptoms that are similar to a heart attack, but are in fact the signs of math anxiety. This form of angst is unlike other forms of anxiety; it has nothing to do with intelligence or working memory yet it has been defined as a negative …

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How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff {book review}

How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff My rating: 5 of 5 stars OK, first off, it isn’t normal that I give a math book 5 stars. I often find them dull, boring, and difficult to read. However, How to lie with statistics was as funny as it was informative. Duff does a good …

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Homeschooling Co-ops 101 by Karen Lange [book review]

Disclaimer: I received an advanced reader copy (ARC) copy of Homeschool Co-ops 101 for free as part of a book blog tour. I accepted in order to help out people that are turning away from public and private schooling and thinking about homeschooling their kids. I am under no obligation to give a good review, …

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