A student from High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey CREDIT: Marissa Hazel Guest Post by Jonathan Olsen and Sarah Gross , teachers at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey Women and girls are historically underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and much has been written lately about why girls in school seem disinterested in these areas. As STEM becomes more important in our increasingly interconnected global society, it becomes even more imperative that educators find ways to encourage girls to participate in these fields. A few weeks ago, researchers at the Universities of Pittsburgh and Michigan released the results of a study that reflected many girls’ antipathy toward all things STEM.
Speaker at a PechaKucha Night event in Cluj-Napoca, Romania PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha ( Japanese : ペチャクチャ , IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa] , [ 1 ] chit-chat ) is a presentation methodology in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKuchaNights (PKNs) [ 2 ] or Pecha Kucha Nights. [ 3 ] PechaKucha Night was devised in February 2003 [ 4 ] [ 5 ] by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo 's Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa), as a way to attract people to SuperDeluxe, their experimental event space in Roppongi , and to allow young designers to meet, show their work, and exchange ideas. [ 6 ]
Story-telling is one of the oldest forms of instruction, and one of the best. Stories are basic : we start telling our children about the world by telling them stories. We gossip by telling stories about other people.
Storytelling isn't just for old folks and kids.
I don’t like to cry in movies, it feels weird and stupid to get that emotional over a make believe story .
It could easily be an operatic teenage drama, but Ms. Eisenberg, now in her 30s, told this story last week at Upright Citizens Brigade in Chelsea with directness, humor and understatement. Her point of view came across in the details: she described sex on the beach as “like grinding pepper.”