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How I Met Life's Greatest Lesson

Rachel Chang | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Rachel Chang

You can set out on the search for the perfect life journey, but ultimately, life isn't a straight-and-narrow path to the finish. In fact, the finishline you strive for may not even be anywhere near the one you imagined-- and that is a-okay! In fact, that's life.

Wisconsin Senate Blind-Sided By the Department of Public Instruction

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Nearly three years later, just yesterday, the Wisconsin State Senate finally caught wind of the investigation through the media, and decided to inquire further.

5 Habits Of People Who Never Stop Learning

| Kevin Duam | Posted 05.15.2014 | Small Business

Many people claim to be a "lifetime learners," and with good reason. Scientists have warned that you need to keep your brain active if you want to avo...

Lessons on Leadership from Children's Books

Adam Grant | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Adam Grant

Being a leader is a complex task, but the defining moments of great leadership can be surprisingly simple. As a father of three kids under six, I've noticed some striking parallels between the morals of bedtime stories and the legacies of illustrious leaders.

A Time for Teachers

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We are in a time calling for genuine teachers. It is such a time because we are in dire need of critical lessons, which include: • How do we avoid ...

9 Reasons Parents Are Thankful For Teachers

The Huffington Post | Cayla Rasi | Posted 05.09.2014 | Parents

There are about 3.3 million full-time public school teachers in the U.S. And while the percentage of kids graduating from high school is the highest i...

The Power of Bricks and Mortar

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

"Learning is a complex, holistic, multi-centric activity that occurs throughout and across the college experience." Learning Reconsidered, a NASPA wh...

Top 15 Insights About Neuroplasticity, Emotions and Lifelong Learning

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Alvaro Fernandez

What does mod­ern brain and mind science have to offer to improve edu­ca­tion, health and qual­ity of life? Here you have some of the most pop­u...

The Value of Love

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

Was it the winding roads, the sound of crickets in the night or the hush of the river below that made me fall in love with the trips to my grandma's h...

Didn't Get What You Want? How to See the Good in 10 Minutes

Jennipher Walters | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

Unfortunately, we don't get that many true do-overs in life. And we certainly don't have control over everything. But we do have control over ourselves and the all-awesome power of attaching meaning to the events in our lives.

Paving the Way for Girls to Reconsider Beauty

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

And while toy production is a multi-billion-dollar business, there are still questions all around about how much this industry is meeting demand. That's where Dr. Lisa and her company Positively Perfect, comes in.

3 Rules For Sticking To Good Habits

James Clear | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

I know these small gains can seem almost meaningless, especially in the beginning. But small habits can actually deliver incredible progress very quickly.

The 5 Rs Of Boosting Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

Kids who have a head start stay ahead of the game throughout their academic careers. Parents can contribute to bridging the word gap by actively engaging their infants and toddlers in literacy-boosting interactions.

STEM Contest Inspires Kids to Invent Our Future

Ravé Mehta | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Ravé Mehta

If we can develop a better system to engage, empower and enable our children to innovate faster than our world systems decay, then our kids could not only save our world, they could reinvent our future!

Failing in Development is Acceptable as Long as You Learn

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.21.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

Get comfortable with the fact that your code is going to fail and disappoint you, because that's the only way forward.

On the Humanity of Education

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 06.18.2014 | Education
Rainesford Alexandra

At some point in the engulfment of SAT scores, stellar extracurriculars, and preschool admissions interviews, on the conveyor belt churning out our valedictorians, we've hit a snag: We stopped educating our hearts.

A Few Cups of Java: Thinking Like a Programmer

Ahsan Zahid | Posted 06.17.2014 | Huffpost Code
Ahsan Zahid

It is also an 'object-oriented' language (more on that later). It's totally free, has lots of support on the internet, and comes with good documentation.

7 Reminders That Lessons Don't Always Exist Within Classroom Walls

Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

ELL Parents: Forcing Change and Fighting to Be Heard Within Our U.S. School System!

Laura Wellington | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Laura Wellington

Only in America can taking 36th place award you a grand prize of $71 billion dollars. But that's where we are folks. According to the 2012 Program For...

Business and Education Executives Just Don't See Eye to Eye

John M. Eger | Posted 06.12.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

Recent reports by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation, said that 'A significant perception gap (exists) between business and academic institution leaders when it comes to assessing the workforce preparedness of today's college graduates.'

A Different Four Questions

Stuart Dow | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion
Stuart Dow

Leaving aside the curiosity that none of what the children ask about has actually occurred at that point in the evening, I'd like to suggest four different questions for adults to ponder (if not sing) this year during Passover.

College Learning and the Digital Age

Seamus Carey, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Seamus Carey, Ph.D.

Given the need for this shift in college students, digital learning presents both a danger and an opportunity. The danger of the digital world is that it closes students off from the shift that is required if students are to become serious learners.

Basic Arabic: Waheed Samy's Definitive Tome

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
Magda Abu-Fadil

Those cut out to be teachers are a breed apart. The good ones, who make a difference in people's lives, are priceless gems cherished long after they'r...

From Hopeless Youth to Hopeful Leader -- Aaron's Inspiring Story

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Anfernee Chansamooth

As Alex, 32, recounts the story, there's a glimmer of pride in his eyes, much like a father sharing for the hundredth time the tale of that one time when his amazing boy hit a home run.

Creating Personalized Practice for Students

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Education
Art Markman, Ph.D.

For a few decades now, educators have suggested that computers would vastly improve our ability to teach students. The assumption has been that with ...