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Anticipatory Anxiety Sucks

Maria Senise | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

To my unpleasant surprise, I was told that I have to interview to substitute teach in the school district I've been working for the past five years. I...

Recruiting Late-Career Professionals to Teaching

Teach Plus | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Daniel DeShon Over the hill. Past his prime. As someone who came to the teaching profession in my fifties, I have heard all of these comments an...

Wiggle Room: Making a Case for NGO Partnerships

Barry Segal | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

My experience tells me that when responsible NGOs work together, often across sectors, we gain efficiencies of scale in the delivery of highly-specialized services. In the end, larger swaths of the population are touched by not just one, but an array of these life-improving inputs and we begin to see our combined efforts improve lives in meaningful and lasting ways.

Creating a Learning Environment With MOOCs

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 08.16.2014 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

The question, in the end, is not whether or not MOOCs are effective teaching tools, but whether or not they can contribute to learning. While this may seem like a minor distinction, it places the responsibility on the learner and the learning context, not on the MOOC.

Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM Workforce, and It Starts With Educating Teachers

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Felix W. Ortiz III

It's no secret there is an incredible middle-skills jobs gap right now, with not enough qualified workers to fill open positions in the U.S., especially in STEM fields, energy and manufacturing industries.

Mediocrity: The New Normal

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

There's a new disease spreading through the collective, and it makes me very sad. It doesn't cause lumps or fevers, but make no mistake -- it is frighteningly contagious. It's called mediocrity.

5 Teacher-Approved Apps to Get Your Kid Ready for Kindergarten

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

With the arrival of August, many 5-year-olds are hearing a special question: "Are you excited about kindergarten?" For parents, a different question may come up: "Is my child ready?"

Back-To-School: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Senior Year!

Laura Wellington | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

As our children will soon begin migrating back to school, some of us will be doing so with seniors living in our homes. No doubt thrilling, there is much to prepare for by seniors as they commence towards commencement and onto the rest of their lives.

Strong Programs, Strong Mentors, and Strong Mindsets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know the commonly repeated claim that there are more Black men in prison than in college isn't true--but in 2011 Black men accounted for fewer than 6 percent of undergraduate students and 4 percent of graduate students, though they made up 8.7 percent of 18-29 year olds.

Growing up a "Patriot"?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Let me thank my classmates, teachers, and Valley Forge for having educated me to be still that Patriot even as America and the globe around us changes.

Education for the World We Want (Part 1)

Suna Senman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

How does a society that teaches preschoolers to play well, share toys and not hit raise highly educated leaders to justify revenge, invade countries and develop weapons to kill?

Why My Kids Have Never Been To School

Outside Magazine | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

In early September, in a clapboard house situated on 43 acres just outside a small town in northern Vermont, two boys awaken. They are brothers; the o...

67 Years of Independence: Pakistan's Past and Present

Mariam Khan | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Mariam Khan

Despite the perpetual obstacles that Pakistan encounters, the citizens of the nation find a way to stand back up. Only if tolerance is practiced by the public, and education becomes common, will the public be able to make Pakistan prosper and make it rank amongst the list of successful states of the world.

14 Reasons to Never Doubt Yourself

LuxEco Living | Posted 08.15.2014 | College
LuxEco Living

By Alanna Rosette Brown, a writer/filmmaker, LuxEcoLiving Advocate, and author of Moonpennies. Follow her blog at alannarosette.com Self-doubt is one...

Tips for Navigating the School Year With Your Ex Spouse

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

Navigating the school year is tough enough, but when you are divorced and trying to co-parent with an uncooperative ex spouse, your job as the primary parent gets even more difficult and stressful. Here are some tips to lessen the stress of dealing with your ex...

Luck Not Merit: Inequality and Opportunity in America Today

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Evans

Three years ago, we launched New Voice Strategies, a nonprofit designed to close the empathy gap by giving individuals a more direct say in our public institutions.

Find Your Joy

Maria Senise | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I've taken this leap of faith and put myself out there publicly with my honest words, and I simply need to keep moving forward on this path. It's hard not to dwell on negative stuff that's happened though; when you have anxiety, you tend to dwell on the past and worry about the future instead of living in the moment.

Self-Regulation: Just as Important as Learning Your ABCs and 123s

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 08.14.2014 | Education
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Most adults think the focus should be on academic skills, such as counting or knowing the letters of the alphabet. However, it is just as important to teach children to regulate their emotions, thoughts and behavior.

What Dead Poets Society Taught Me About Being a Teacher

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 08.14.2014 | Education
Sarah Rudell Beach

We may remember him as Mork, Mrs. Doubtfire, Peter Pan, or the Genie, but for me, Robin Williams will always be Mr. Keating.

Recapping the Women's College Advantage

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

As a women's college alumna, my contention is that women's colleges are today's best kept secret in higher education. It's the main reason I started blogging and with so many advantages, it would be remiss of me not to continue to do so.

The Best Investment in Africa

George Srour | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
George Srour

The U.S.-Africa Summit has created an incredible amount of momentum, but we mustn't stop there. Without recognizing the inextricable link between investing in the education of Africa's youth and its burgeoning private sector, we will let slip perhaps the greatest opportunity of all.

America: Dumb and Dumber

William E. White | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
William E. White

We blame teachers and schools, but in truth, the cause of American ignorance and stupidity is more fundamental than our school institutions. Parents, community leaders, public figures, popular culture icons, and peers tell our children--in words, deeds, and attitudes--that education is worthless.

The Most Annoying Things That Teachers Say

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

To give everyone a better idea, I had my students list the most annoying things that their teachers (including me) say, and, some of my amazing colleagues and I decided to turn that list into a Vine.

The Powerful Habit That Helps Kids With Homework

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

Many wonderful parents across the United States were kind enough to open their doors to me so that I could observe their family routines while writing case studies for my forthcoming book, The Learning Habit.

A Surprising Success Story: Jobs and the Arts and Humanities

Christine Henseler | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Christine Henseler

As the world gets bigger and the world's problems become more complex, employers seek more critical, comprehensive, and creative leaders. And the Arts and Humanities provide just that.