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Counteracting Absenteeism in the Classroom

Teach Plus | Posted 10.24.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Alyssa Nucaro When I started this school year, I couldn't help but notice the absence of some familiar faces. I am teaching 7th grade English and,...

'Nice' Policies Boost Morale and Retention

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 11.13.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Even more important than the presence of employee-friendly policies is the implementation of those policies -- providing an atmosphere in which employees feel they will not be penalized for work-family conflicts, and they will receive reasonable, affirmative support in their attempts to address work/non-work life issues.

Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

Avoid Creating a Workaholic Culture

Terri Wallin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

A workaholic team is often high producing but the unintended consequence is a higher level of burn-out, high illness and absentee rates, etc. -- for the employees and for the leader.

Joy Resmovits

Is This The Secret To Improving America's Schools? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

As the debate rages about the best way to fix America's public schools -- from heated rhetoric on the role of standardized testing to wonkier discussi...

Economic Security = Engaged Employees

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

There are six components we've identified of an effective workplace, including everything from work-life fit to a climate of respect. But there's one that often gets overlooked -- economic security.

Sins of the Father: 'Truth Like the Sun' Reviewed

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Sunny Bjerk

Ultimately, this novel's strength resides in its depictions of characters whose ethics and motivations occupy a liminal, grey space between good and bad, moral and immoral.

5 Ways Hope Impacts Your Health

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Your level of hopefulness impacts how well you age, how you take care of your health, and how productive you are at work. Being a hopeful thinker about the future will help you build your resilience and give you yet another tool for handling stress, change, and adversity.

What's Next for School Reform?

John Thompson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education
John Thompson

We can no longer afford to throw billions of dollars at innovations just because "reformers" think they sound like neat ideas.

Take Your Menopause to Work Day

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.03.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Without a daycare program where women can leave their hot flashes and discomfort, the best step companies can take is to educate their employees and employers.

Punish The Parents For Failing Students?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Dr. Jim Taylor

Punishing parents for their so-called bad parenting unfairly stigmatizes them as bad parents when they may, in fact, want the very best for their children.

Bill Proposes Parents Lose Driver's Licenses Over Children's Truancy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In a nation replete with high school dropouts, educators and policy makers alike are searching for ways to keep kids in class. Michigan prosecutor Ky...

When Fathers Fall Somewhere Between Awesome and Absentee

Jenée Desmond-Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenée Desmond-Harris

Father's Day can be a dilemma when you have a complicated relationship with your dad.

Summer Child Care Equals Work Interruption?

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

In most towns around the country, school's out in five weeks or less. Have you figured out your child care arrangement for the summer yet? (No pressure!)