The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1126http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-04-18)It's not often that a children's book stands out...but that's what the people at National Geographic set out to do. Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to the book's author.
Then we'll check in on a collage in Massachusetts which just received nearly a million dollars to establish an early education resource center.
We'll also spend an academic minute trying to figure out if you'd rather be happy or rich.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1125http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-04-11)Astronomers have discovered the darkest known exoplanet - a distant, Jupiter-sized gas giant known as TrES-2b. And the most amazing thing about this discovery is that, apparently, you can find one too if you know where to look.
Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, our astrobiology series takes us hundreds of light years away, beyond our galaxy...right in our back yard.
We'll also spend an academic minute finding out how we actually know what orbiting distant stars.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1124http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-04-04)This is the time of year when many high school seniors really start revving up their preparations for the SAT. Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, a student who aced his SAT will tell us how he upped his score.
Then we'll visit a school in San Francisco that has grade schools writing novels, playing songs...and learning to weld. And we'll spend an academic minute in the expanding world of wireless networks.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1123http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-03-28)Kyle Baumgartner was a high school athlete with a promising professional future when, in the blink of an eye...a concussion and brain injury ended his dreams of a professional career in sports...and almost ended his life. Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll hear his story of living with a brain injury.
We'll also visit a center where music therapy is trying reach the most injured minds. And we'll spend an academic minute looking at the merits of disability studies.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1122http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-03-21)Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to a journalist about her book exploring the way we deal with learning disabilities in the US.
We'll also visit with the puzzle master, Wil Shortz...the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle. And we'll spend an academic minute playing some video games.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1121http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-03-14)Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to a math professor about the state of math education in the US.
Then we'll hear a story about teachers in the mid-west...and how they are getting beaten up in a politically charged climate. And we'll spend an academic minute with words and numbers and see how it all turns out.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1120http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-03-07)Working in Chicago in the 1950s, a scientist named Stanley Miller conducted a now classic experiment that changed the way researchers have investigated the origins of life ever since. Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll be joined by a researcher who is building upon Dr. Miller's work.
Then we'll find out how society reaps an almost ten fold return on money spend on early education programs. And we'll spend an academic minute with the most famous blue haired lady in the world.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1119http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-02-29)Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge...we'll talk to the author of the book Lunch Wars, and find out what can be done to help our kids try to stay fit.
We'll also hear how the USDA's new school lunch guidelines are leaving some critics unsatisfied...and we'll spend an academic minute getting sweeter and sweeter.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1118http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-02-22)Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge...we'll hear how one teacher kept her students calm and safe in the middle of a drug related cross fire.
We'll also find out how some California libraries are dealing with the budget crisis...and we'll spend an academic minute finding out how the politics of the 20th century made for great children's literature.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1117http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-02-15)Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge...we'll try to find out what the heck the neurons in our brains are up to.
We'll also hear about student who will be sailing an historic ship on the Hudson this summer...and spend an academic minute brokering a truce between man and nature.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1116http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-02-10)Once a year, the president of the United state goes before a joint session of congress to deliver the State Of the Union Address. And also once a year, we listen for the parts about education and let you know about it. Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge community colleges react to the president's speech. We'll also hear about some small towns plans for consolidating school services to try and save money. And then we'll hear how English language purists don't stand a chance in modern society.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1115http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-02-01)Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll hear from a group of middle schoolers who spent last summer pretty much searching for life on Mars.
We'll also spend an Academic Minute not quite that far away...we'll stop at the Moon. For a little sight seeing.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1114http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-01-25)Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge...we'll hear about a school in Brooklyn that uses Applied Behavioral Analysis to help teach children with autism.
We'll also hear how Educational Collaborative in Massachusetts are coming under increase scrutiny...stir up a little controversy talking about school choice...and, since we're getting a little political, we'll spend an Academic Minute examining America's perceived shift to the right.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1113http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-01-18)Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to an urban school teacher and advocate about her Urban Teacher's Journal.
We'll also hear about the problems facing schools in low income areas of Chicago...and spend an Academic Minute finding out how to deal with a toxic person in the workplace.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1111http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-01-04)It's been an interesting year here at TBOOK central. While we are still getting established with our new production staff and host...we thought we'd take some time to look back at some of the highlights of the past year.
We'll listen in on a conversation with the president of the National Education Association on the challenges of helping students with Autism. We'll explore an Asian university for women. And once again get acquainted with the stuttering speech therapists.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1112http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2012-01-03)Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge we'll investigate a high flying theory on the origin of life.
We'll also find out why medical students in the African country of Uganda are making choices that are leading to a shortage of surgeons. And we'll spend an academic minute with a healthy mind and healthy body.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1110http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2011-12-28)Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge...we'll take a look back at some features that made an impact on us.
We'll revisit a week long experience that teaches science skills for hearing impaired young women...the Tech Girlz program from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. And we'll get commentary on being a 21st century teacher.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1109http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2011-12-19)Every year, the Princeton Review makes news with its announcement of the number one party school in the country. But they have a much more important list. Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll find out how the arrive at the best colleges in the country. And once you find the college of your dreams...how do you pay for it? Not to worry, we'll talk to an expert on that too. We'll also spend an Academic Minute learning how happiness may or may not make this, or any decision, a lot easier.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1107http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2011-12-05)The Iowa Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa is the oldest and by far one of the most successful creative writing programs in the country. Graduates of the program have won virtually every major literary award. Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll visit with the current director of the Iowa Writers Workshop.
We'll also spend an Academic Minute talking about the biggest sin in the writing world, whether you know you're committing it or not.
The Best Of Our Knowledge # 1105http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html(2011-11-23)ASTROBIOLOGY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION SERIES
"IMPACT EXPERIMENTS: APPLICATIONS TO SUGARS FOUND IN SPACE"
Part Two: Research Methods and Teaching College Science -
WOMEN IN STEM: A GENDER GAP TO INNOVATION - U.S. STEM STATS CONTINUE TO ALARM
THE ACADEMIC MINUTE
"PLANTS AND ANIMALS" -
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