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How Science Fuels a Culture of Misinformation

How Science Fuels a Culture of Misinformation

Culture How Science Fuels a Culture of Misinformation We tend to blame the glut of disinformation in science on social media and the news, but the problem often starts with the...

Are medical errors really the third most common cause of death in the U.S.? (2019 edition)

Are medical errors really the third most common cause of death in the U.S.? (2019 edition)

Critical Thinking Science and Medicine Science and the Media Are medical errors really the third most common cause of death in the U.S.? (2019 edition) The claim that medical...

Ten Health and Wellness Buzzwords Every Skeptic Should Know | Skeptical Inquirer

Ten Health and Wellness Buzzwords Every Skeptic Should Know | Skeptical Inquirer

Ten Health and Wellness Buzzwords Every Skeptic Should Know Tweet The word rhetoric, derived from the Greek noun “rhetor” meaning “speaker,” was once considered the art of...

Promoting Effective Communication Skills in Students - TeachHUB

Promoting Effective Communication Skills in Students - TeachHUB

Before I went into administration, I got to teach speech for a couple of years (ten years of teaching technology applications) at the middle school where I taught in Texas. In...

This Is Not Equal To That: How False Equivalence Clouds Our Judgment

This Is Not Equal To That: How False Equivalence Clouds Our Judgment

False equivalence is a type of cognitive bias or flawed reasoning style. False equivalency means that you think (or are told) two things should have equal weight in your...

Critical thinking and the art of asking a good question

Critical thinking and the art of asking a good question

Welcome to a new issue of “The Educationalist”. This week I want to dive into a topic that we can all relate to, regardless of the discipline we work in, both in our roles as...

To navigate the dangers of the web, you need critical thinking – but also critical ignoring

To navigate the dangers of the web, you need critical thinking – but also critical ignoring

A website’s author may not be its author. References that confer legitimacy may have little to do with the claims they anchor. Signals of credibility like a dot-org domain can...

8 Ways Parents Can Support Critical Thinking At Home |

8 Ways Parents Can Support Critical Thinking At Home |

Research agrees that the strongest students emerge from homes supportive in the learning process, and below we’ve listed a few ways parents can support students at home. In 8...

Understanding, Measuring and Fostering Digital Skills

Understanding, Measuring and Fostering Digital Skills

KU Leuven The ySKILLS first year in a nutshell The Youth Skills (ySKILLS) project aims to enhance and maximise long-term positive impact of the ICT environment on multiple...

Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist

Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Daniel Roberts hadn’t had a vaccination since he was 6. No boosters, no tetanus shots. His parents taught him inoculations were dangerous, and when the...

How To Help Your Students Develop A Growth Mindset |

How To Help Your Students Develop A Growth Mindset |

How To Help Your Students Develop A Growth Mindset For professional development around growth mindset, contact TeachThought Professional Development to bring Jackie Gerstein...

Essential Learning that Transfers

Essential Learning that Transfers

This blog is an excerpt from the manuscript of our forthcoming book, Learning that Transfers, publishing March 2021 “Why do we have to know this?” It’s the age-old question...