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There Is a Better Way to Teach Math (and Understand It)

In 1939, the fictional professor J. Abner Pediwell published a curious book called “The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.”<p>Through a series of satirical …

Pedagogy

5 Essential Components of Quality Goal Setting

Having self awareness of your current state against where you would like to be is an important skill. Goal setting is an essential part of …

Goal Setting

7 signs your boss is impressed with you, even if it doesn't seem like it

<b>• Impressing your boss is a crucial part of succeeding at your job.</b><p><b>• Asking for feedback is important, but reading your manager is also a great skill to have.</b><p><b>• Tough love and frequent check ins are some signs that your boss is impressed with you.</b><p>Does your boss think you're competent?<p>It's an …

Employment

Want More Luck In 2018? Follow These 3 Simple Rules | Inc.com

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate but also a time to hit the refresh button. We’ve all been there, brimming with optimism at the start of our resolution but then giving up even though fulfilling the resolution would have improved our lives. The latest research shows that by Jan.8, some 25 …

Harry Potter

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Great Leaders Do This One Thing Exceptionally Well | Inc.com

Of all the communication skills, listening is by far the most underrated. There are countless books and courses on how to be a better public speaker, much less on being a better listener. If you want to be a top-notch leader, you have to be an effective communicator and that includes being a good …

Communication Skills

The Key to Nailing Any Presentation, According to a TEDx Speaker With 3 Million Views | Inc.com

You can generate boatloads of content for LinkedIn and Facebook. Blog and vlog and hire a Millennial to run your Instagram. However, there's nothing--nothing--as powerful for your brand and business as getting up in front of a group of people and saying something.<p>Why? It's easy to get caught up in …

Public Speaking

Great Bosses Do These 7 Things Really Well | Inc.com

While management trends may come and go, some tried-and-true things every great boss does can't be argued any other way. The very best leaders are always able to inspire their employees to remain loyal, hard working, and enthusiastic.<p>If you hope to be a great boss--or want to make sure that you …

Employment

Elon Musk's No. 1 Rule for Staying Insanely Successful | Inc.com

Elon Musk is one of the most purposeful leaders on the planet. He understands that success doesn't happen overnight. At times, you might privately think you can't go on. You must persist. As the best leaders know, what you must commit to first is focus, energy, and discipline to finding your "why" …

Will Power

How Trump Could Get Fired

The Constitution offers two main paths for removing a President from office. How feasible are they?<p>Hours after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, a post appeared on the official White House petitions page, demanding that he release his tax returns. In only a few days, it gathered more signatures than any …

Donald Trump

Professional Development: What should it look like?

A few weeks ago Michael Fenton asked on his blog this question:<p><b>Suppose a teacher gets to divide 100% between two categories: teaching ability and</b> …

Pedagogy

How to prepare your kids for jobs that don't exist yet

The founder of littleBits on turning kids into creators<p>When I was growing up, as far as I knew, there wasn’t data mining or user-experience design or front-end engineering—and now they’re some of the most coveted careers in the world. Today, we can’t just prepare students for certain types of …

Down With 8 A.M. Classes: Undergrads Learn Better Later In The Day, Study Finds

Mariah Evans, a sociology professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, began to notice a trend in her morning classes: Her students were falling asleep.<p>While this would make most feel discouraged in their teaching abilities or agitated over their students' idleness, Evans instead was curious. Was …

College & University

7 Tips for Teaching Readers How to Recognize Bias

When students are learning about research topics and current events, they must also know how to recognize bias. Learning how to spot so-called “fake …

Teaching

7 Ways You’re Treating Your Novel Like A Screenplay (And How To Stop)

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 360<p>It doesn’t take a genius to see the differences between a novel and a screenplay. They look different on the page, …

Writing

Running Enhances Functional Brain Connectivity

The study was led by researchers from University of Arizona (UA) and the results were was revealed through MRI scans.<p>‘The finding that exercise …

Going Dutch? What Americans can learn from how children are raised in the Netherlands

When Rina Mae Acosta, originally from California, fell in love with a Dutch man, they got married and moved to the Netherlands. At first she wasn’t sure what to make of the new culture. But as soon as she became a parent, she was struck by the richness of Dutch family life — by how independent, …

Participation

Telling children 'hard work gets you to the top' is simply a lie

I know about social mobility: I went to underperforming state schools, and am now a barrister. Could somebody take the same route today? It’s highly unlikely<p>It is a common promise made to the next generation. “If you work hard, and do the right thing, you will be able to get on in life.” I believe …

Inner Cities

A List of 10 Modern Teaching Skills Every Educator Should Have

<b>“Whether teaching second-graders or high school sophomores, educators today require specific skills and temperament to face the unique set of</b> …

Teaching

Learning Objectives: a waste of time.

Recently, I posted the following tweet:<p>A few people have been asking the reasoning behind my scorn for learning objectives, and I felt it prudent to …

Parents' mobile use harms family life, say secondary pupils

<b>An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils.</b><p>More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking their devices.<p>And 14% said their parents were online at meal times, …

Mobile

U.S. Schools Are Blowing It By Not Giving Kids Enough Downtime

After spending a year working in Finland, a teacher discovers what American parents have long understood: we push our kids too hard<p>Timothy Walker …

Education

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People | Inc.com

Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from reading books or articles such as this one, but it's certainly a good start.<p>The real success factor comes from the …

Self-improvement

The first thing 15 highly successful people do each morning

What you do immediately after you wake up sets the tone for the rest of your day.<p>Successful people swear by morning rituals they rely on to tackle challenges that await.<p>Whether you start your day with a stretch or take a few minutes to write a tentative schedule of events, positive and productive …

Success

How to Make Bold Decisions, Even When Your Friends or Parents Want You to Play Safe

You are currently on a path.<p>The question is: <i>Is the path you’re on the one you want to be on?</i><p>Is your path moving you forward at the pace you’d …

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Success

If you're ever questioning your self-worth, just watch this short video from Alan Watts...

How do you define yourself?<p>If you’re like most people, you probably answer that question by explaining your job, your name, your background….<p>But in …

How to Present to Senior Executives

Senior executives are one of the toughest crowds you’ll face as a presenter. They’re incredibly impatient because their schedules are jam-packed — …

Why Your Kids Should Take Out Student Loans, Even If You Can Afford To Pay For College

At first glance, it might seem like a great gift for parents to fund 100% of their child’s college education.<br>College can provide a leg-up in the world, and what a joy for a student to graduate without loans! Especially now, when students in the class of 2015 graduated with an average of $35,000 in …

College & University

3 Habits of Exceptionally Productive Leaders

How to lead without being a boss and how to be productive without getting everything done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity isn't about getting <i>more</i> done, but about getting <i>what matters most</i> done. With this in mind, here are three habits productive leaders do …

Time Management