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"Will This Be on the Test?" An Overemphasis on Grades Might Be Killing the Desire to Learn

Time and again, I've seen the fixation on grades get in the way just when my students are learning how to use their minds.

As a high school science teacher, I enjoy spending my time designing instruction. It’s professionally engaging to come up with something worthy of a bit of brow furrowing. Presenting my lesson to the class gives me butterflies daily. What will they ask? What will they want to do? What knowledge can be culled from their natural curiosity?

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Feast Your Eyes: Uli Westphal's Archive of Non-standard Fruits, Roots, and Vegetables

Stunning photos of forked carrots and curvy cucumbers ask us to rethink how we perceive and classify food—and what that says about us.

Artist Uli Westphal has been working on his Mutato-Archive since 2006. It is, as he describes it: "a collection of non-standard fruits, roots, and vegetables found at Berlin's Farmers' Markets."

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