Paying kids for chores has long been a debate in family households. Some caretakers prefer demonstrating that hard work means earning money. Others are in the camp of making sure kids know chores mean being an active member of the family, not a pay day.More

Photograph: Sotiris Barbarousis/Mandoulides Schools

As an elementary school science teacher, I find this not easy to admit, but some of my students’ most rewarding and meaningful classes over the years have happened when I have taken a back seat and let my students “tinker.”More

Photograph: Sotiris Barbarousis/Mandoulides Schools

Barbara Grosz has a fantasy that every time a computer scientist logs on to write an algorithm or build a system, a message will flash across the screen that asks, “Have you thought about the ethical implications of what you’re doing?”More

Photograph: Luis Gomes