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Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland?

<b>Finland has long been renowned for the quality of its education and always scores highly in international league tables.</b><b>Now it is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age - seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does. But not everyone is happy, and there are fears</b> …

What should you do if you witness a racist or Islamophobic tirade?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's an instinct that comes naturally to good Samaritans: When you see one stranger attacking another with racist or religious epithets, you try to protect the victim.<p>But when two men did exactly that on a Portland train, they were stabbed to death.<p>So what is a bystander to do? Should you …

Supreme Court's next step on gerrymandering could be its biggest yet

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> During a lull between elections, the Supreme Court is taking on a hot-button political issue that could change the way legislative lines are drawn across the country.<p>It's called gerrymandering -- a term that arises from a district shaped like a salamander that was drawn during …

Paul Ryan snubbed by New Jersey school children - then ridiculed on Instagram

As a member of the Republican Party and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan is more than accustomed to dealing with the ire of rival politicians.<p>Last week, however, Mr Ryan faced anger from a different quarter.<p>The opposition came from eighth-grade schoolchildren who refused to take …

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Indy 500 outrage: Sports reporter out of a job after controversial tweet

A longtime sportswriter no longer works at the Denver Post after being criticized about a controversial tweet about the winner of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.<p>“Nothing specifically personal, but I am very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend,” …

Paris Mayor Calls for 'Afro-Feminist' Nyansapo Festival to Be Banned

LONDON — The mayor of Paris has called for a black feminist festival to be banned, alleging it was “prohibited to white people.”<p>Anne Hidalgo took to Twitter on Sunday to stress that she “firmly” condemned the event, adding that she had reported it to police.<p>The Nyansapo Festival, which is due to …

Science Says When You Don't Focus on Negative Things at Work, Expect This to Happen | Inc.com

You know that old saying that you should not harbor ill feelings? And that it's unhealthy to keep things inside, so you should vent to help you feel better?<p>Maybe you just need to air things out about a wrongdoing. Your colleagues will be sure to hear you out. No harm done, right?<p>Not so …

Happiness

What is Mastodon? The new social network vying to be the next Twitter

A new social network named Mastodon is seeking to replace Twitter in social media users' affections.<p>Named after the heavy metal band (rather than the prehistoric mammal), the site looks - and functions - a lot like Twitter. Users can set up a profile, post short updates that may or may not include …

Prehistoric Mammals

Kansas High School Student Explains What Led To Ousting Of New Principal

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Gina Mathew, one of the students who led the investigation into the credentials of their new school principal at Pittsburg High School in Kansas.

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

A Look Back: “The Fifteen Tech Tools & Non-Tech Resources I Use Most Often With My Students”

<b>In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

6 Tips for Managing Millennials | Inc.com

Millennials have been mystifying leadership for years. Baby Boomers and Gen Xers' inability to figure out this generation has spurred dozens of negative stereotypes about people born between 1980-1998. Millennials have been labeled as lazy, entitled, and narcissistic, with an innate distrust of …

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2016

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here’s …

Choose 'flourish' as your word for 2017

Imagine flourishing. To choose to flourish is an intentional act to increase your well-being in a profound way, improve your health and extend your longevity. Now imagine choosing <i>flourish</i> as your daily word for 2017 to anchor your life and sense of purpose. To choose to flourish is a bold …

Donald Trump says protests against him are 'incited by the media,' calls them 'very unfair'

"Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!" Trump said on Twitter on Thursday night.<p>Trump's assertion that the demonstrators were professionals "incited by the media" was seen as a dismissal of the …

On “Teacher Discretion”

Many schools are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for students. Simply put, students are able to bring in their own laptops, iPads, phones, etc., into …

Cixin Liu is the author of your next favourite sci-fi novel

Subscribe to WIRED<p>When Cixin Liu's <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> was published in English in 2015, it became the first Chinese sci-fi novel to win a Hugo …

If Twitter doesn’t address its abuse problem, it will go the way of Vine

<i>Alexandra Erin is a freelance writer based in Hagerstown, Md.</i><p>When I heard that Vine was closing, I just couldn't fathom it. <i>Vine closing?</i> That's like saying gif is closing, or meme is closing or emoji is closing. Vine isn't just a platform, but a growing part of the landscape of social media. A …

Projective identification

<b>Projective Identification</b> (or PI) is a psychological term was first introduced by Melanie Klein of the Object relations school of psychoanalytic …

How To Use NaNoWriMo To Structure Your Fiction-writing Business | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onOctober 23, 2016 in FBF2016, Indie Author Fringe 2016<p><i>This post is part of Frankfurt Book Fair Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference</i> …

Horror Authors Take a Stab at Self-Publishing

How self-publishing is helping revitalize the horror genre.<p>Every literary genre has its subgenres, but there is perhaps no genre so packed with …

Bertrand Russell’s 10 Essential Rules Of Critical Thinking

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Academic Success Factors: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking > Building Skills for Critical Thinking<p>Building Skills for Critical Thinking<p>Just like any other ability or competence that you wish …

Evidence-Based Argument Lesson Plans

Evidence-Based Argument<br>Lesson plans and teaching resources<p>200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing <br>Prompts by category for the student who can't think …

Are self-published books inferior to professionally published books?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You</i> …

How To Train 68.8 Million Teachers. Because That's How Many The World Needs

Number four among the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals is providing every child in the world with quality education by 2030. There are currently about 260 million children out of school.<p>It is one thing to get them into school, it’s another to provide quality education. Quality …

Education

5 Shortcuts To Effective Leadership

In the course of my career as a business journalist and in writing this leadership blog, I’ve come across tons of information in print, on video and in-person that cuts to the core of good leadership. Surprisingly little of it has to do with getting an MBA or going through executive training …

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