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You Majored in What?!

Graduation season is upon us, the time when we pause to celebrate the accomplishments of newly-minted degree-holders. Of course, in economic times such as these, there’s no guarantee that a new graduate, professionally green and facing unprecedented competition for jobs, … Continue reading

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Science and the Citizen

“Why do I gotta learn this stuff? I’m never going to use it!” Many teachers have wished for a nickel every time they heard this particular classic phrase spring from a defiant youngster’s mouth in the classroom. In a real … Continue reading

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Make Confusion Your Friend

Confusion is natural:  don’t fight it – use it. It is quite natural to be confused or feel awkward when dealing with a new concept or skill.  And it is quite natural to resent feeling confused.  But the bottom line is that confusion and awkwardness are natural.  And one of… Read More




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