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Millions of Students Are Quietly Being Taught the Koch Brothers’ Whitewashed Version of Black History

Cash-strapped social studies teachers across America have discovered an exciting new resource that provides lesson plans, study materials and even …

Affordable Care Act

A father and son are growing fruit and vegetables 8 metres below the surface of the Mediterranean Sea — here's why

This is Nemo's Garden, it's an underwater farm created by the Ocean Reef Group.<p>The project was started as an experiment as the owner's crops were suffering in cold weather. Nemo's Garden utilises the near constant temperature of the sea to make growing plants easier.<p>The garden was first set up in …

Weather

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

New Study Demonstrates – Again – The Importance Of SEL For Ninth-Graders

Lots of research has shown the importance of ninth-grade in the lives of our students.<p>I’ve shared those studies in previous posts, including:<p>Some of …

Teaching

Most Students Have No Choice What They Learn. This High School Is Changing That.

<b>By Gabe Rivin</b><p>Powderhouse Studios won’t be like most high schools.<p>It’s not just the 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule or the lack of homework. It’s far more …

Five Ways to Boost Student Engagement with Flow Theory

If we want students to develop a maker mindset, we need to empower them to hit a state of creative flow. Flow Theory explains what happens when we …

Differentiated teaching is the way to address the needs of all students

If you measure people’s heights, you find that most are around the average, with very few being extremely tall or short. When plotted on a graph, …

3 Simple Time-Management Tricks to Boost Your Employees' Productivity | Inc.com

As a leader, it's your responsibility to help everyone on your team do more of their best work. This means coaching them to prioritize their work, giving them the insights they need to spend time wisely, and most of all, making sure you're not getting in their way.<p>But with all the other tasks on …

Time Management

Apple Will Still Slow Your iPhone As It Ages, But Now It's Selling Discounted Batteries

Due to customer outcry about how old batteries slow your phone, Apple will replace your battery for $29.<p>Only part of that is true: Older iPhones with aged batteries *are* more sluggish than new phones — but Apple claims it's because they're trying to avoid forced, unexpected shutdowns, not because …

Houseplants: why every home is better off with these multi-tasking pollution-busters

It may be bleak outside, but for many of us the desire to nurture plants remains undiminished. At this time of year, we are more grateful than ever for the presence of houseplants, providing the comfort and excitement of lush, abundant green through the shortest of days, cheerfully seeing us …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

10 data scientist interview questions job seekers can expect

Applying for data science jobs? These sample questions will help you prepare for an interview.<p>Demand for data scientists continues to grow, and the …

3 Reasons Why The Chief Data Officer Will Become The Next Big Thing

An interesting study was recently released regarding the rise of the latest addition to the C-suite, the Chief Data Officer. Many are predicting, given not only the growing usage and amount of big data in business but also concerns regarding protection of such data, the CDO will be a powerful force …

Big Data

Healthy gut, healthy mind: The schizophrenia and digestion connection

<b>How can maintaining good gut health improve the lives of people with schizophrenia and their ability to function in the world?</b><p>If you’ve ever had a …

Neuroscience

5 common email subject lines you need to stop using

I sent my first email when I was in middle school. So, needless to say, I have a lot of experience with the concept.<p>But even with all of that experience, I don't always send clear messages that make people say, "I know exactly what Rich wants!"<p>And that problem typically starts with my subject …

Productivity

How to hire more black principals

A student offers Principal Macquline King-Morris a hug on his way to the gym with his class at Courtenay Elementary Language Arts Center in Chicago. …

Jeff Bezos teaches his kids math with a strategy that's made Chinese and Singaporean students the best in the world — but it's unusual in the US

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO and richest person in the world, has amassed his wealth by being creative and trying unorthodox ways of solving problems.<p>It seems he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, use the same approach for their children's education.<p>"We tried all sorts of things ... Mandarin lessons, the …

Mathematics

PBL Book Recommendations | Blog | Project Based Learning

October 27, 2017<br>PBL Book Recommendations<p>There’s a stack of books piling up on a corner of my desk, all about or related closely to Project Based …

Education Data Breaches Double in First Half of 2017

Security<p>The number of lost, stolen or compromised records is up 164 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last half of 2016, …

Streaming ratings are a secret, but new report reveals most popular Netflix, Amazon, Hulu shows

The big streaming television services — Netflix, Amazon, Hulu — don’t share their ratings like traditional broadcast outlets do, but The Hollywood …

Digital badges are the newest effort to help employees stave off the robots — and major companies are getting on board

To protect against massive disruption to the workforce, some experts suggest companies get involved.<p>"Its no longer adequate to study one thing and not learn anything else your entire career," Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson told Business Insider.<p>Edmondson calls on companies to …

Employment

How to improve student educational outcomes: New insights from data analytics

By applying advanced analytics and machine learning, we have identified factors that play a critical role in student achievement.<p><b>A well-educated</b> …

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

Success

Teaching Math to People Who Think They Hate It

A popular Cornell professor tries to help language-arts types learn how to "make math" instead of just studying it.<p>Math has never been my strong suit. I opted out of it at every turn, particularly in college, where I enrolled in linguistics to fulfill my quantitative reasoning requirement. I even …

Top High Schools Proposes a Better Transcript

For 125 years we’ve recorded the high school experience as a series of courses and grades. It’s a record of activity but not a very good measure of …

High School

5 Behaviors That Can Make You Rich Within 10 Years | Inc.com

<i>What are some options to become rich in ten years? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Gordon Miller, works at G3i Ventures LLC, on Quora:</b><p>So, the key to being rich 10 years from now is …

Quora

I retired at 37 as a self-made millionaire — here's how I figured out exactly how much I needed to save

You see, last year I put down my 14-year-old cat because he was suffering from congestive heart failure, and then I quit a career that took 15 years to build and retired at 37 (while everyone was telling me I was nuts), and then a four-year relationship ended.<p>All those things happened in three …

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