Monday, November 14, 2016

How to teach Donald Trump



'It's not propaganda or bias if it's based on hard facts' says schoolteacher kicked out for comparing Donald Trump to Hitler.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The female teacher // This primary school in Northern Nigeria has only one malama


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Thursday, October 6, 2016

The world needs more teachers now

Source
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37544983
Almost 69 million teachers need to be recruited around the world by 2030 if international pledges on education are to be kept.  The biggest gaps in staffing are in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37544983
At present, the report from the Unesco Institute for Statistic says there are about 263 million children without a primary or secondary school to attend.  This includes about 25 million children who will never set foot inside a school of any kind.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37544983
Niger, South Sudan, Burkina Faso, Afghanistan, Mali and Chad were among the nations whose children were likely to spend the least time in education.

Read the full article on the BBC website

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Zuckerberg's Africa visit and his interest in the next generation

https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10103089789977911
Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria.  Twice in one week.  We loved him that much.

 Nice!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10103109918599991&set=a.529237706231.2034669.4&type=3&theater
Aww, cute.
 Details of the Nigeria trip:
Interactive chat in Lagos

All Over the news!  


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hallowed at Harvard


Hallowed (Olu) Olaoluwa earned a PhD in Mathematics (Fixed Point Theory, University of Lagos 2014) , is a Next Einstein Forum Fellow, and a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Mathematical Physics.  
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Little boy studying mathematics - Photo. It's not what you expect.

This child works as a cattle-herder in Northern Nigeria.  This man photographed him as he studied his trigonometry while watching over his cattle. 
http://www.lailasblog.com/2016/08/fulani-boy-reading-and-feeding-cows.html
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Profiles: Work in the past and work in the future


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More on the shortened workday / workweek here and here: UpNaira // The world can afford to shrink the workweek.

It does seem imperative that we adjust to a post-industrial lifestyle, with more play and leisure, more sleep and rest, and less "work" per se. 
In what ways will we adjust education to these realities?  
For example, what skills are important and what are being / have been automated away? 
What school-and-work behaviours are important and what are 20th-century anachronisms? 
Will we have more teachers or fewer?  More professors or fewer? 
Will we always have mathematics and mathematicians and what questions should occupy them? 
Will people work in multiple careers simultaneously (parallel) or single careers consecutively (series)? 
Will everybody have access to basic pay and resources to let them work and play as they will, or will there remain an imperative to find work to earn basic pay for survival?  

Kindly take some time to think about these things and start a discussion with friends. 

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Sweet Jesus! They made it in America.

Their paths took them through advanced mathematics before they discovered applications in bioengineering research out in California.
1. David Van Valen: He went to MIT at the age of 14, and now he’s changing the world.
2. John Dabiri: Sexiest Scientist?  But seriously now, he's changing the world too.

They are black. Their lives matter. It's really not rocket science.

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