In lieu of the ban in Oklahoma, Karen Podorefsky points out there are a wide variety of teaching methods for high school AP courses that can create differences in how much students actually learn.
Karen Podorefsky thinks the gluten-free craze may help people justify dieting and healthier habits to society and themselves.
Karen Podorefsky discusses the ability to multitask and the benefits and problems associated with it.
Karen Podorefsky discusses the common issue of overpacking and how to lighten up for trips.
Karen Podorefsky discusses the factors and beliefs associated with searching for one’s “soulmate.”
Karen Podorefsky discusses how to deal with inevitable conflict between roommates.
Karen Podorefsky describes the impact that her trip to Israel had on her cultural views and why all students should participate.
Karen Podorefsky comments on the how the current generation’s use of technology is impacting the way people view relationships and the world around them.
Karen Podorefsky evaluates the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s discipline guidelines to reduce discrimination in the way punishment is issued in schools.
Karen Podorefsky explains the importance of taking classes that interest us and of learning course material rather than memorizing facts.
Karen Podorefsky discusses why we need to find an employment process that eliminates aesthetic discrimination.
Karen Podorefsky recounts the history of St. Patrick’s Day and encourages students to celebrate safely during Blarney Blowout.
Karen Podorefsky describes the effect that exposure to light just before we sleep has on our circadian rhythm.
Karen Podorefsky describes the value of engaging in service learning and the positive impact it has on communities and participants.
Karen Podorefsky details the importance of making weekly rest days part of your lifestyle.
Columnist Karen Podorefsky explains why cooperative learning can be beneficial across all levels of education—and some of the problems it faces when executed poorly.
Karen Podorefsky explains that we are reading more news than ever before through the use of social media.
Karen Podorefsky argues that recent “riots” have been tame in comparison to previous demonstrations, and that the gathering last Thursday was more a celebration than anything.
Karen Podorefsky argues that, despite ethical concerns surrounding advances in medical technology that allow for the genetic modification of babies, doctors should be allowed to help infertile couples bear a child.