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7 Learning Styles to Up Your Management Game

Anne Loehr | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Whether they realize it or not, people have two to three preferred learning styles. Think about it; when you have to learn something new, do you prefer to hear it, read it or touch it physically? Do you naturally make up songs about things?

Artists Take on the Subject of Geometry in Jeddah

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

As we've written about elsewhere on ARTPHAIRE, many of the most interesting developments in the art world are currently coming from Arab countries.

7 Things You Can Do to Become a Better Developer

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 09.17.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this won't be another series on how to build great things with Node.js, or Angular.js for that matter. I'm looking to introduce to you a couple of things that can help you to better understand your career choices, and perhaps even give you the mental boost you've been longing for.

Human Gene Gives Mice Extraordinary Abilities

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Science

It's a bit like the 1990s cartoon series "Pinky and the Brain," only the genius mice in this story aren't make-believe. An international team of r...

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

Kids with a fixed mindset believe that you are stuck with however much intelligence you're born with. When they fail, these kids feel trapped. They start thinking they must not be as talented or smart as everyone's been telling them. They avoid challenges, fearful that they won't look smart.

Want To Be Great? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Forbes | Erika Andersen | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

Let’s say someone wants to learn to build a cabinet. Imagine that person being encouraged to read a number of books about successful cabinet-builde...

Start Small, Keep the Day Job (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

Have you ever said that you would start a company or project if you only had the free time? While being busy is perfectly understandable in a societ...

School's Back in Session - May the Deep Learning Continue

Ben Klasky | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
Ben Klasky

As Labor Day approached a couple weeks ago, I took my two boys fishing. There was no blackboard or chalk at the lake; no textbooks or worksheets. And although we weren't in a formal classroom, nature turned out to be a pretty powerful teacher.

What Would You Change at the University?

Robert Shireman | Posted 09.10.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

Governor Jerry Brown wants California's colleges and universities to do a better job getting students to graduation, and he wants it done without spending more.

A Second Take at Parenting After Years on Our Own

Jerry Lanson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Jerry Lanson

LEXINGTON, Mass. -- Mornings have gotten a lot livelier in the Lanson household this fall. My day starts with exercises and free-dancing with 7-year-...

Your Child's School Success? It's All in Your Head

Hilary Wilce | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Schools and teachers work hard to offer a good education to their students, and a cheerful, willing child who is able to meet them halfway and absorb what they have to offer will do well in their care.

There Is an App for That? Tips From an Elementary Math Teacher

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Schools are embracing digital technologies like never before. However, many parents have a mistaken notion that the tablet or laptop replaces previously-used physical mediums, like the textbook or notebook.

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Harvard Business Review | Bill Taylor | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential s...

A Good Start for Schools and Students

Harriet Sanford | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Harriet Sanford

It's no surprise that too many students start each school year without the supplies they need, or walk into classrooms that don't have the resources required for a productive year.

Education for the World We Want (part 2)

Suna Senman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

The lack of motivation to learn often results in low performance, poor self-esteem and disruptive behavior. As self-image decreases, the desire to constructively contribute to society declines creating a downward spiral.

Keeping Up Is Hard To Do

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

My father (may he rest in peace), at 89, taught himself to use a computer. But then again, he was always handy and could build a radio or a car engine from scratch, and isn't technology the modern-day equivalent of those kinds of skills?

Learning Champions Stand Up for International Literacy Day

Julia Gillard | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Julia Gillard

I find it almost impossible to imagine life without literacy. But not being able to read is the day to day reality for billions of people.

Homework Is Stupid and I Hate Everything!

Tamar Chansky | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

We need to teach kids that a little bit of struggle is a normal and expected part of anyone's climb on the learning curve.

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

Why Asian Education Is Better, and Why It Is Not

David Scott Clegg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

Everywhere I go these days it seems I'm faced with the same question: what is wrong with America's education system? The query is usually followed with a defining statement that Asian students are 'kicking our butts' on the international exams. But are they correct?

The College Course Is Dead?

Dan Butin | Posted 09.04.2014 | College
Dan Butin

The college course is dead. Or at least that's the argument I make in an op-ed today about MIT's report. And if it's not dead, I hope that someone will soon kill it. By this I mean that most college courses are not structured for student learning; they're structured for professors teaching.

What Do We Need Nature For?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

There is an old saying: What you understand, you care for. What you care for, you love. What you love, you protect.

Understand and Protect Your Kids' Privacy at School

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

If the whole issue of privacy is new and the phrase "personally identifiable information" doesn't mean anything to you, it is time to get started and educate yourself!

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

Thinking at Harvard: What Is the Future of Learning?

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

The future of learning should be such that it gives greater flexibility to the learner, confidence that the self can learn anything, basic idea clarity on complex thoughts and processes and awareness about the world at large and tolerance.