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Point to Yourself

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Somebody asked me for advice the other day. I told her if I had one word for her, or anyone, about leading a fulfilling life, I would say "Give."

What I Learned by Flipping the MOOC

Steve Blank | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Two of the hot topics in education in the last few years have been Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC's) and the flipped classroom. I've been experimen...

Some Questions About Some Common Core Lessons

Monica Edinger | Posted 04.12.2014 | Education
Monica Edinger

As a teacher in a private school I am not currently required to follow the Common Core State Standards. That said, because I am a teacher, I am following closely the discussion about them, their implementation, issues, and so forth.

The Brilliance of Mac's Mentoring

Michelle Blair Wilker | Posted 04.10.2014 | Education
Michelle Blair Wilker

A good teacher and mentor can make all the difference in the world. They encourage and lift you up. A detrimental instructor can sway you to doubt your worth, intelligence, and future.

New Challenges for the Teaching Profession

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 04.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Real improvement can only come when we address the big picture: It's not only a matter of improving teacher training, but also of attracting more innovation into the sector, through the engagement of new players and new providers.

The Pervasive Power of Teacher Positivity

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Teachers that are passionate, believe in their work and in their students, and make learning exciting and (dare I say it) fun, make for transformative learning that transfers readily to the children.

Sometimes It Pays to Be a Jerk

Steve Blank | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

That he which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart; his passport shall be made William Shakespeare Henry V | Act 4, Scene 3 The concepts i...

Road Maps to the Common Core

Vicki Cobb | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

Since businesses now say they want creative, self-starting, innovative workers, we have to allow teachers to go back to being creative innovators themselves.

Daniel Koffler Fuses Old Practices With New Technology, and Offers 5 Key Tips for Students Struggling With Learning Disabilities

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Daniel and his team are experts in assisting students with challenges in academic learning, executive functioning, and social interaction at the secondary and postsecondary levels.

Can White Educators Successfully Teach Black Boys?

Rae Pica | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
Rae Pica

The skin color or gender of a teacher doesn't really matter to the kids. All they want to know is that the teacher cares about them.

Trust

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

While driving three friends, four counting Chip, I listened and recognized a beautifully shared teaching for me and an invitation to humanity. Chip i...

Teaching Art Appreciation, One Platypus at a Time

Wendy Francis | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Wendy Francis

How hard could it be chatting about famous artists and their paintings with 5-year-olds? The 20-minute session seemed to swim with possibilities for great encounters and one-liners from innocent minds.

Want Better Essays? Ask Narrower Questions

Mark Bemesderfer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Mark Bemesderfer

Anyone who has raised or spent much time with teenagers knows that they can argue. Passionately, effectively, and tirelessly. Yet these same skills seem to abandon many high school students when the topic is not personal but academic.

A Letter to Teachers

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

What I would say to my former student self? More importantly, what would I have wanted someone to say to me? Here's what I would say to anyone about to become a teacher.

This Is What it Feels Like to Be a Teacher in North Carolina

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Katie Mgongolwa

I am one of many teachers in North Carolina considering leaving the profession. I don't want to. It hurts to voice this. But we are entering a time of darkness in education in the Tar Heel state.

What's Hindering Motivation in Students?

Tim Elmore | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Almost every student present admitted what most Americans concede by late January: They have given up on their resolutions. The reason, however, was what intrigued me. They all agreed it wasn't a lack of resolve, but a lack of focus.

Time for Founders School

Steve Blank | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Having a film crew in your living room for two days is something you want to put on your bucket list. With a ~$2 billion endowment the Kauffman F...

How I Escaped From Academia (and How You Can Too)

Warren Hoffman | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Warren Hoffman

I still remember my first interview for a non-academic job about 10 years ago, shortly after receiving my PhD in American and Jewish literature. 'Don't you want to teach? You seem rather overqualified for this position.'

Friends in Cold Times

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

When we are hit with snowstorms or worse, many of us have friends we can turn to, places to stay for a while. So many families don't have this support, these types of friends. They're all in the same boat. Their children are huddled together.

Why You Should Become A Teacher

Babs Nichols | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Babs Nichols

2014-01-27-Chalkboard_eraser_Waldorf_School_East_Lexington_MA.jpgDespite popular rhetoric, public schools are not "failing." In fact, in most ways they are succeeding. I stay because what I've learned in 29 years is that my job is one of the ones that matters most.

Leading (and Teaching) for the Common Good

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 03.28.2014 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

The great thing about being a college president is that I get to connect with a much wider network of students than I did as a professor. The chance to work with students is what drew me to higher education in the first place. So this semester, I'm returning to the classroom to teach one of my favorite classes.

Why We Need To Start Putting Our Happiness First

Tai Goodwin | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tai Goodwin

If you need to make a change, stop trying to talk yourself into what you really don't want. You can be grateful for what you have and want to change. Whether it's your career, your relationship, or your business, you will never be satisfied if you are being dishonest about what you really want.

Teaching From the Bottom Up

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

It's not unusual to hear a professor say, "My students are just not critical thinkers." To this I would reply, "So what are you doing to make them critical thinkers? What are you doing to develop that skill?"

Hello Class, Your Professor Is On Food Stamps

Kate Quick | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Kate Quick

I was an adjunct English professor in Alaska with a baby due. If I needed to take maternity leave, it would be unpaid. But the choice that I faced -- either care for my newborn or go broke -- was never really a choice. At 27, I was a college professor on food stamps.

Moving to China: Why a Little Crazy is a Good Thing

Katherine Marie Priddy | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Katherine Marie Priddy

A year ago, I was writing my senior thesis for my BA and could never have guessed I'd be teaching English in China in just one year. Several people have called me "brave" -- but I'm not brave, I just took a professor's advice seriously -- go teach in China, he said. So I did.