10 Highest-Paid College Professors in the U.S.


Many college professors change lives, challenge the world around us, and teach us the skills needed to improve our lives. However, their salaries range widely—anywhere from adjunct professors earnings around $30,000 to a full-time professor earning $500,000 and more. College professors may teach at either private or public universities; their level of expertise and interest […]

The Best Teachers at TheBestSchools.org

Good schools have good teachers and the best schools have excellent teachers. At TheBestSchools.org, we highlight some of the outstanding teachers active today and in the past (such as Jaime Escalante, pictured to the left — more on him here). So much of education these days focuses on process — are proper procedures being followed […]

Great Teachers: Mary Poplin


Mary S. Poplin holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Texas at Austin. A former public-school teacher, she is currently Professor of Education at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Dr. Poplin has come to the attention of those concerned with public education in America for two different reasons. First, as the director […]

Geoffrey Canada Interview


As many of you will know, Geoffrey Canada is the founder, President, and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, a multifaceted educational effort based on the idea that transforming a school requires transforming the community surrounding the school. Mr. Canada is a graduate of Bowdoin College (BA) and Harvard Graduate School of Education (MA). He holds […]

Thoughts on “Super Teachers”


Anyone who has read a newspaper or looked at a television news program in the last few years is well aware that the American public education system is considered to be in crisis. How to describe the crisis, how to understand the reasons for the crisis, and above all what to do about it are […]

Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture

Randy Pausch (1940-2008) was a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon Institute. He specialized in the development of human-computer interfaces. In August of 2007, Pausch learned that he had metastatic pancreatic cancer, and was given only a few months to live. The following month, he delivered what has come to be known as his “Last […]

Ancient Wisdom and Modern Love

“You are the most important¬†event in your parents’ love life.” This is one of the many insights that Professor David O’Connor conveys to his students in his highly popular University of Notre Dame course, “Ancient Wisdom and Modern Love.” This¬†outstanding course is an exploration of the subject of erotic love from a variety of viewpoints, […]

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