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Citius, Altius, Fortius

Suzanne West | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Suzanne West

There are often opportunities to learn great business lessons from applicable wisdom that comes from outside business. As I enjoyed the Rio 2016 Olympics over the last two weeks, I see many similarities of the characteristics that are key to achieving high performance in the Olympics to those required for high performance in business.

Nuptial Diversity

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 08.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

One of the greatest challenges in a marriage is what happens when a couple has different needs or different values, the latter being more problematic....

Voting with their feet: a policy discussion with an INGO on private schools in developing countries.

Susannah Hares | Posted 08.18.2016 | Education
Susannah Hares

INGOs like this one with clear principles based on equity, access and quality, blended with hard-nosed pragmatism, could play a transformative role in fragile and struggling education systems. An approach to the private sector driven by outcomes not ideology, rooted in the principle that the government is the duty bearer of education, could help refocus national and global debates on how we collectively ensure that every child has access to a quality education.

10 Things To Do For Your Mental Health

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Mental Health is what we all strive for on a daily and long term basis. But what can we do to get there? Here are some tips.

Inspiring Math Learning Through Coding

Kara Mulder | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
Kara Mulder

Coding gives definition to abstract concepts, passing onto a learner the ability to create huge (in a literal sense) learning situations that are too impossible or improbable to use in real life.

A Teacher Will Save The World

Dan Butin | Posted 08.16.2016 | Education
Dan Butin

I am preparing to give the keynote talk at the University of West Indies in Trinidad at the end of September. The theme is “Student/Teacher Partners...

Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

As a college student myself, I constantly find myself wondering if I am wasting my energy and time almost every day. Falling into debt by the tens of thousands, and losing sleep almost every night is a big price to pay for a degree that may or may not make a huge difference.

What Lessons Do People Learn Too Late In Life?

Chris Herd | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Chris Herd

Kindness: If you are giving back you've already taken too much. I'm looking at those billionaires who hoard wealth their whole lives to "philanthropi...

The Future Of Education: We Live In A Social World

Sir Ken Robinson | Posted 08.04.2016 | Education
Sir Ken Robinson

Education is a dynamic system, not a static one. It's not an impersonal, inert engineering system; it's constantly in flux. It exists in the actions and activities of people every day and is subject to all kinds of conflicting forces and fluctuations.

Top Toys to Get Kids Ready for Back to School

Laurie Schacht | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

The lazy days of summer may be at their peak, but before you know it, you'll be back to packing lunches and kids will be filling up their backpacks for the new school year. While kids have had a full summer's worth of fun in the sun, now it's time to wake up their brains and prep them for a fun year of learning!

Bringing The World To The Classroom: U.S. Teachers Abroad

Randal Mason | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

"I thought I was culturally aware... until I went to Brazil," jokes Ms. Anne Artz, a veteran science educator from San Diego, California who teaches in a minority-majority school serving children from 27 countries.

Is Lecturing Bad?

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

There is nothing wrong with lectures per se. The real question is: Are students learning from lectures?

Sputnik, The Ugly American, and the Push to Improve FSI Language Training

ADST | Posted 08.03.2016 | World

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Summer College Course Sheds Light On Prison Pipeline

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 07.28.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Through continued knowledge and action, as well as sufficient resources, we can continue to move towards a system that is increasingly equal, fair, and provides the best education for youth, while reducing incarceration rates.

Is Perfect Bilingualism Attainable?

Kevin M. Wong | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Kevin M. Wong

Raising children to speak two languages is no easy feat. Parents often find themselves enrolling children in language immersion programs, exposing the...

The Value of Following

Jamie Cornell | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Jamie Cornell

There is a plethora of resources, articles, videos, and books about learning how to be a leader. We spend a lot of time looking at how to lead, but wh...

Kids Need More Than Just Brains to Succeed

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie A conversation with Paul Tough about his new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why. Science journalist Paul Tough first ...

Stop Teaching, So Students Can Start Learning

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 07.12.2016 | Education
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

I have an issue with the use of the word 'teaching.' We often use 'teaching' and 'learning' synonymously. In reality, learning is distinctly different from teaching: teaching is about teachers, and learning is about students.

African Teen Certifies in 17 Yali Courses In Record Time

Mmanti Umoh | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Mmanti Umoh

Akaninyene Umoh is a description of intelligence, brilliance and drive. After recovering from a leg surgery last year after almost losing his legs to a rare bone condition, he came back more purposed to live his life and leave legacy. He started playing the drums again in less than proposed medical recovery time and took his first steps.

The Key To Mending Your Relationship Problems

Lisa Rosenthal | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Rosenthal

We are capable of change. Even tiny, incremental changes can shift ways of seeing, smelling, tasting, breathing and being. As a dear friend reminds me, a butterfly flaps its wings in Paris and we have a sweet summer storm in New England.

Why You Should Never Stop Moving Forward

Andrew Merle | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Merle

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." -- Albert Einstein This quotes resonates, and yet I'd argue that worse th...

6 Life Lessons I Learned From My Fiddle

Pam Bauer | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Pam Bauer

This year marked my five-year fiddle anniversary. It was five years ago when I walked into a music shop and asked, "Do you offer fiddle lessons?" I ...

Use littleBits STEAM Student Set To Avoid Summer Brain Drain

Dan Nessel | Posted 07.04.2016 | Parents
Dan Nessel

Image Source: As parents we have all been there. The kids have a really good year in school. It feels like those countless hours of r...

Best Outdoor Toys To Get The Whole Family Moving (Part 2)

Laurie Schacht | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Back in the day, kids got excited to play outside with items as simple as a jump rope, a ball, a bike, and a pair of roller skates with a key--OK, tha...

Top Toys To Bring Out Curiosity In Kids (Part 2)

Laurie Schacht | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Kids are always asking questions, and summer gives them the perfect opportunity to explore and learn new things. New York City was still cold just a f...