The Best of Our Knowledge Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields.
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Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields.More from The Best of Our Knowledge »

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#1404: "A Hearing Impaired Middle School Music Teacher Becomes A Hero"

Good teachers are hard to find...and a county school district in Florida has gone out of its way to make sure it kept one of theirs. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll tell you the story of Steve Box, a music teacher on the Florida panhandle who suffered from severe hearing loss...and what [...]

#1403: "Navigating Your Child's Disability"

Having a child with a physical or learning disability is not easy. And when that child gets older and it's time to enroll them in school the road does not get any smoother. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to a special ed teacher who just published a book that parents can use as [...]

#1402: "You Can Do Anything – With A Liberal Arts Education"

The skills needed for a success career are changing almost year by year. But there seems to be one skill that never goes out of style, and may be more important than ever: simply being able to think. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll talk about the surprising power of a so-called useless [...]

#1401: "Learning The Arts And Sciences"

What do you want to be when you grow up? It's probably the most asked question in a young person's life. For many, answering it is a chore well into adulthood. But when they get to college, they are asked to instantly start down whatever path it is they think they want to take. Today [...]

#1400: "The New Kids"

So what were you doing 14 hundred weeks ago? It was the spring of 1990, and a new program called The Best of Our Knowledge debuted on WAMC radio. Bob Barrett, the current producer and host of TBOOK has only been around for the last 300 of those weeks. He went back and listened to [...]

#1399 "Did Self-Directed Learning Break Up The Beatles?

You've seen them, those students or colleagues who are always taking the bull by the horns and plowing through projects and assignments on their own. In academia, these are called self-directed learners. Now, a professor has used the concept of self-directed learning to analyze one of the greatest relationships in music history. Today on the [...]

#1397: "Campus Confidential"

If you are a university professor on the track to tenure, apparently the last place you want or need to be is a classroom filled with students. Next time on The Best of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to a long time professor about what it takes to become a long time professor. We'll also spend [...]

#1396: "Taking A Gap Year Abroad"

More and more students in the US are choosing to take a "gap year"...a 12 month break from school between high school and college to travel and experience the world. In fact there is one country that is actively encouraging those students to come on down and take that gap year with them. Today on [...]

#1395: "GED Works!"

A couple of years ago, a group of major employers in the U.S. got together to provide their employees with a path to complete an important part of their education. And we're not talking about technical education or masters degrees. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll learn about GED Works...and how this program [...]

#1394: "Changes In The Empire State"

Here it is, 2017, and we're still talking about No Child Left Behind...and that was two presidents ago. Right now in New York State, they are working on the replacement to that Bush era initiative to the Obama era Every Student Succeeds Act. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, New York's Education Commissioner hears [...]

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