You want to be a real estate investor, but you don't even own your own home. How can you make it happen? Especially when you check out your assets and cash and can't find a 20% down payment anywhere in the pile, it looks impossible.
I don't believe that the notion of giving in to one's needs is appreciated in our society's rush to do everything bigger, better, faster. Scheduling time for oneself is not only a fulfilling concept to me personally, but I believe it should be viewed as a measure of one's success.
What does it take to singlehandedly outwit the Taliban ... in their own country? Bravery, to be sure. A willingness to accept the consequences, no doubt. But above all else, perhaps, is the knowledge that it's okay to be afraid -- even when your life is on the line.
I hear all the time that real change in education can only come from the adults that have a specific title such as Board of Education member, superintendent, other central office administrators, principals, supervisors, etc.
With a growing emphasis on STEM jobs like never before; and many governments from all over the world facilitating and fueling the startup culture, learning to code is fast becoming a must-have skill in your arsenal.
There are people who come into our lives at pivotal moments and offer new perspectives, inspire us and help us see ourselves differently. During National Teachers Week, let's celebrate all the teachers who have left us with a lasting impression.
Late March and April is one of the most enjoyable times of the year for Students Rising Above (SRA) advisors. This is when students finally hear back from their targeted colleges regarding acceptance, and most receive their financial aid packages.
This celebration of potential and opportunity is premised on the assumption that school is the humdrum default, to be taken for granted on a weekday in April. It ignores the reality that much of the world needs a Take Our Daughters and Sons to School Day.
The school to home link is very important to me. Many people view today's education as starting and stopping in the classroom. Learning is an ongoing process and needs to continue from the classroom to home and back again.
The most intriguing thing about King's story has always been that he fails to draw any of the obvious lessons from it, like that fact that his teacher saved his life without the benefit of Common Core Standards or a Big Standardized Test.
Nothing should be more sacred than learning; nothing should be valued more. But we can hardly consider standardized tests education: They enforce ideas of academic success and future prosperity that are as outrageous as the profit the testing industry rolls in from dependent schools and families.