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6 Tips for Getting the Most from a Liberal Arts College

Adam Weinberg | Posted 08.11.2015 | College
Adam Weinberg

Here are six pieces of advice I would offer for getting the most out of your next four years, while setting yourself up to thrive for the rest of your life.

Why Do Human Beings Engage? 22 Impulses That Sustain Engagement

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

I'd like to capture and keep your attention for about 60 seconds while you read this post. I'm relying on your professional curiosity and commitment to impact. In other words, I'm betting on a short burst of engagement.

Aren't You Afraid to Live in Afghanistan? And Other Questions I'm Asked

Mina Sharif | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Mina Sharif

I have been living in Afghanistan for ten years. We've just had a week of multiple major attacks in our capital city Kabul. For me, I went through a bit of a routine, as I do when these awful things happen.

When Back-to-School Means Back to Being Scared for Kids With Disabilities

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Going back to school is always going to be a little nerve wracking. Kids will always worry about classes, friendships, and keeping up with the latest fads. But they should never have to worry for their safety.

Education, Energy, and Engagement - Celebrating Youth

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and I have long known the potential power of youth.This year, International Youth Day focuses on civic engagement and ways that youth can take part in civil society, to shape their future.

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Quebec Provence, Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
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Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Moving among wildlife and experiencing the outdoors are favorite vacation motivators for me, and knowing this adventure would be special, I invited my 12-year old granddaughter to accompany me to make for a cross-generational experience.

New Program Introduces Young Black Men to Technology

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.10.2015 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The participants in the Minority Male Makers program are making positive strides toward their future. They are also making inroads in a field where minorities are not often represented.

A Program Exchange Unlike Any Other!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Jennifer Leff, WiSci STEAM Camp staff member If someone asks you if you'd like to implement a summer camp for 120 girls in the heart of Rwanda--gr...

10 Tips to Make Switching Schools Easier

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.10.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Changing schools sounds simple, but it almost never is. Parents should carefully consider whether or not switching schools is the most appropriate option. Sometimes it may be best for parents to sacrifice or delay their own new opportunities in order to ensure stability for teens or adolescents, but that's not always possible or realistic.

The Case for Collaboration Days

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 08.10.2015 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Without targeted collaboration time, teachers are less prepared to help their clientele, and for this reason, more and more schools and districts are adjusting their schedules to allow weekly collaboration days for their teachers. This necessary time isn't a spontaneous decision.

Education Reform: Too Big to Succeed

Vicki Cobb | Posted 08.10.2015 | Education
Vicki Cobb

High-quality education cannot be scaled up in the business sense. It is only as good as the quality of the professionals who deliver it classroom by classroom. Running education on a business model is destroying the heart of its intended purpose for society as well as for the individual.

Love Before Curriculum

Shanna Peeples | Posted 08.09.2015 | Education
Shanna Peeples

We are teachers. It's easy to forget the most simple thing about teaching and that's to remember to connect to our students. When you remember who you are and why you do this work, you can resist anything or anyone that threatens to derail you from your purpose and your role.

Praying Words of Truth Over Our Children

Jess Chambers | Posted 08.08.2015 | Parents
Jess Chambers

I knew from the minute that he was born I'd have to begin the process of letting go and sharing him with the world. Then came Kindergarten. I prayed my mistakes and missteps would be covered in grace and that somehow he'd soar in spite of his mother and he sure did!

Leadership Challenge: Discover your Inner Superhero

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

I was determined to use my education in the struggle for justice. This fierce determination motivated me to become a lawyer and educator. Here are a couple simple steps for discovering your superhero within.

Microsoft Wants to #UpgradeYourWorld With $500,000 Grant

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

Your vote can bring iFred's Schools for Hope program to children around the world. Microsoft is celebrating people and organizations who do great things and make a difference every day by awarding a global nonprofit organization with $500,000, along with technology and support.

Identifying Teenage Cyberbullying Behavior

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Teens have a secret life. Much as it may be hard to digest for parents, a trot down memory lane into one's own teenage will prove that there are some circles in the teenager's life that exclude parents.

School Days, Finding the Right Fit For Your Child

Amber Sabathia | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

Going back to school isn't always a fun and exciting time for a child. They can have anxiety about going to a new school, making new friends or returning to the same school but with fears of a new teacher, harder schoolwork and more homework. You want going back to school to not only be an enjoyable experience for the student but also the right fit for them as well.

Dear Students and Faculty: Please Go Digital

David Levin | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
David Levin

In a world where results matter, it's clear that the future of instructional resources is digital and we are pricing these resources at a much lower level than print.

Raw and Exposed: Deep Inside a Black Porn Model, Part Two

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 08.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

In Part Two of "Raw and Exposed," Dawg thrusts us into the inner workings of the gay sex trade. "Fas-cinating," as the iconic Mr. Spock of "Star Trek" has uttered on more than a few occasions.

How One 23-Year-Old Is Remaking Summer School

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media

 NationSwell: This 23-Year-Old Has Figured Out a Way to Make Kids Want to Attend Summer School Growing up in Queens, Karim Abouelnaga atten...

Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 1

Frank Breslin | Posted 08.07.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

While ensuring students' physical safety is a school's first order of priority, the school should be no less vigilant in safeguarding them from propaganda that will assail them for the rest of their lives.

Why New Jersey Is the Most Hated State

Jennifer Legra | Posted 08.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jennifer Legra

Apparently, we bang out a lot of tough people here. I guess tough worked for us then, but maybe, New Jersey, you could tone down your tough guy crap now that it isn't needed.

10 Tips for Freshman Success in College

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 08.06.2015 | College
Bob Brinkmann

The 6-year graduation rate for American college students is about 59%. This figure means that 41% of all students that start college do not graduate within 6 years. If you are starting college this fall, here are 10 tips for success that will help you be part of the 59% that finish.

Obama's Agenda to Give Prison Education a Second Chance

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 08.06.2015 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Obama's prison reform agenda is pushing on towards the possibility of achieving another milestone for the reduction of recidivism in this country.

A Manifesto for New Teachers

Dan Butin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Education
Dan Butin

This is a call to action, and a call for help, for new teachers. More than two hundred thousand brand-new teachers will walk into their very own classrooms in just a few short weeks.