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8 Great Ways to Make Money Without a Degree

VIP Contributor<p>Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, only 46 percent of college students actually finish their degrees. Research also shows that …

Entrepreneurship

How to Work for a Narcissistic Boss

Research shows there are a large number of narcissists who become leaders. If you’re unlucky enough to have one of these people as a manager, it may be no consolation that you’re in good company. So how do you stay sane? What’s the best way to reduce the impact of your boss’s self-centered behavior?<p>…

Framing

Why Daycare Workers Are So Poor, Even Though Daycare Costs So Much

They can't even afford child care for their own kids.<p>Childcare is really expensive. In some states the costs can top 15 percent of the median income for a married couple. And when looking at single-family households, that burden can easily pass 40 percent of the median income.<p>One place all that …

Child Care

Paul Ryan is too far left? The media lunacy beyond Fox News which lets the right get wackier and more extreme

<b>(AP)</b><p>Read about Paul Ryan and you might think he is a thoughtful, right-of-center policy wonk, not an Ayn Rand ideologue<p>Peter Dreier<p>October 22, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>Paul Ryan wants to be Speaker of the House but he wants a coronation, not a contested election. Toward that end, he’s orchestrating a …

Mainstream Media

More Free Stuff for Corporations

Republicans and the rich guys who imposed 35 years of stagnant wages on American workers now offer a prescription for easing this pain!<p>Their solution for robber-baron-level income inequality is not the obvious: Give workers raises. They don’t want to increase the minimum wage, which would …

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, …

Education Technology

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Google Docs

The 4 personality types of your customers

The driving force<p>“We usually think of ourselves as sitting in the driver’s seat, with ultimate control over the decisions we made and the direction our life takes; but, alas, this perception has more to do with our desires-with how we want to view ourselves-than with reality” ― Dan Ariely, …

Psychology

Less Tech, More Talk: Moving To A Discussion-Based Classroom

<b>Less Tech, More Talk: Moving To A Discussion-Based Classroom</b>by <b>Emily Long</b>Sometimes I feel like the integration of new technology in the classroom is …

White people aren’t the enemy: Why social justice demands a rainbow coalition of minorities & poor whites

<b>(Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>Black Lives Matter rightly spotlights racial injustices. But let’s not pretend whites are living on Easy Street<p>Musa al-Gharbi<p>August 25, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>On average, whites are far better off than blacks. But the problem with averages is that they often conceal radically …

Black Lives Matter

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

While a lot of the entrepreneurs I’ve met and mentored in the past decade have been successful, I’ve probably met as many, if not more, unsuccessful …

Entrepreneurship

10 Manners Parents Should Be Teaching Their Kids But Aren't

Teaching kids to say "please" and "thank you" is just the beginning. Don't forget these 10 important manners to teach kids now.<p>Shutterstock<p>We parents …

Parenting

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Introverts And Extroverts

Despite how easy it is to share our thoughts on social media, nothing will ever beat face-to-face conversation. And when we have the opportunity to directly engage with friends, family, colleagues or neighbors -- whether it’s over a cup of coffee or at the dinner table -- we could all use a little …

10 Things First Year Teachers Need Veteran Teachers to Know

Brilliant or InsaneThe new year is upon us here in New York State, and as is often the case in August, I’m spending much time facilitating …

Teaching

Tips On Changing Middle School Behaviors, Einstein-Style

I started teaching years ago, full of energy and sure I could make change happen.<p>Twenty-five years later, I've made some mistakes along the way, but ultimately I've had more success than failure.<p>I guess that's why I keep teaching middle school.<p>Middle school teaching isn't for everyone. Some say …

5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education

There are few household names in education research. Maybe that in itself constitutes a problem. But if there was an Education Researcher Hall Of Fame, one member would be a silver-haired, plainspoken Kiwi named John Hattie.<p>Hattie directs the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University …

Pedagogy

7 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

25 Insanely Clever Schoolteacher Hacks

Brilliant tips and tricks to help teachers of any grade save time, money, and patience.

6 Excellent YouTube Channels Created by Inspired Teachers

Outstanding Math, Science, Art, History, and Social Studies Content for Flipped, Blended, or Traditional Classrooms! A HUGE “THANKS!” to Hip Hughes, …

Motivating the Unmotivated

In his book <i>Dropping Out</i>, Russell Rumberger lays out the societal consequences, including:<p>. . . poor academic performance in middle school and even …

The 4 Issues In Education That Every Presidential Candidate Should Be Talking About

<b>1. Inequality.</b><p>Educational resources in the United States remain unfairly stratified by socio-economic class. The lopsided distribution of classroom materials, technologies, libraries, counseling, support services and supplies is obvious. But there’s also the issue of professional development for …

World Leaders

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Over 200 of Leonardo da Vinci's Popular Human Anatomy Drawings are Now Free

July 25, 2015<br>Leonardo da Vinci is a great iPad app that is free for a limited period. It’s regular price is $15,99. This is basically an interactive …

5 things we should teach in school but don't

I mean, almost all of the important history I learned between grades 5 and 12 I could probably find on Wikipedia and understand within a few weeks now.<p>And pretty much any scientific knowledge you could ever want to learn is explained with pretty videos on YouTube.<p>On top of that, you have the most …

8 Questions Parents Ask Progressive Teachers

In a recent Twitter conversation about how useless traditional homework is, someone wondered how parents react to a no-homework policy. This is one …

Teaching

5 Important Tips for Teaching Anything

Just because you have knowledge doesn't mean you know how to teach it. Try these tips for imparting your wisdom effectively.<p>Nearly everyone has to teach something to someone at some point. You might be training your team, instructing a colleague or even helping your child get smarter. As a …

Teaching

Teacher: I see the difference in educational privilege every day. I live it. I am disgusted by it.

Here is a post by a Colorado teacher who vividly explains the difference in the lives of fortunate students and the less fortunate students whom she teaches. Her last post on this blog was a nuanced look into the psyche of some students of color who live in poverty, which you can read here. This …

10 Things Everyone Should Learn as a Kid

<b>“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other wings.” ~Johann Wolfang von Goethe</b><p>In 2010 two …

Positive Thinking

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to …

Online Education