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“They have to be part of the solution”

As teachers go back into their classrooms preparing for the new school year, many educators spend an inordinate amount of time decorating their …

Popularity of Airbnb, Uber surges among American summer travelers

The popularity of sharing economy businesses like Airbnb and Uber continues to grow, with twice as many Americans saying they plan to use such services this summer, compared to last summer.<p>That was one of the findings of an online survey of more than 2,000 Americans by Allianz Global Assistance, a …

How Teachers Can Help 'Quiet Kids' Tap Their Superpowers

When Lily Shum was little, she dreaded speaking up in class. It wasn't because she didn't have anything interesting to say, or because she wasn't paying attention or didn't know the answer. She was just quiet.<p>"Every single report card that I ever had says, 'Lily needs to talk more. She is too …

Teaching

Kevin Durant upgrades the Warriors in almost every way possible

Kevin Durant, by joining the most efficient offense in the NBA, gets to play alongside Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, giving the Golden State Warriors an immediate upgrade over Harrison Barnes. And while the team that set the NBA record for most regular season wins didn’t need …

Basketball

China's Real Estate Sector Is Overstocked

Although real estate sales have picked up in recent months, property developers continue to suffer from high levels of inventory with no clear end in sight. This imposes a drag on the economy (along with multiple other factors such as a decline in industrial production), but due to government …

France lures London bankers with extra expat tax break | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government pledged on Wednesday to make its tax regime for expatriates the most favorable in Europe in a landgrab for London banking business displaced by Britain’s decision to quit the European Union.<p>General view of the skyline of La Defense business district with its …

Report: 7 countries benefit most from technology innovation

GENEVA (AP) — The United States, Singapore, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Israel are getting the biggest bang for their buck in …

We Break It Down: These Are the Best Sneakers for Every Occasion

If it were up to us, we'd pretty much wear sneakers 24/7 (excluding time spent sleeping, of course). They're comfy, cool, and ideal for anyone who's …

Clothing

10 Team-Building Games For A Friendlier Classroom

10 Team-Building Games For A Friendlier Classroom<p>2 years ago<p>7 Best Analytics ; Automation Courses Online For Business | JA Directives<p>36 minutes …

Every child can learn math and love it!

New topic-focused and grade-specific webinars available! Click here for all sessions & dates.<p>Every child can learn math and love it.<p>We are an …

5 Lessons Effective Teachers Teach, Without Explicit Instruction

I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my …

Teachers back industrial action on workload in SSTA ballot

<b>A majority of teachers taking part in a ballot about their workload have said they would back industrial action on the issue.</b><p>The indicative ballot of its 8,000 members by the Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association (SSTA) found 91% supported action short of a strike.<p>A majority, 64%, said they …

10 Types of Parents That Teachers Secretly Hate

Most parents are fantastic, but a few always make teachers dream of next summer before the year even begins.<p>Shutterstock<p>My favorite back-to-school …

Teaching

These 18 Practices are Proven Effective for Teaching Reading

What works when you teach reading? These 18 teaching practices have been shown effective by reading researchers. Some are for beginning readers, some …

Teaching

3 life lessons you can learn from these inspiring kids

Parents and educators are always on the lookout for teachable moments — that is to say, for experiences that provide opportunities to teach kids …

Parents who see failure as negative bring up children who do not believe they can improve, research suggests

Parents who believe failure is harmful have children who think ability is fixed, and risk hindering their determination to succeed, new research …

Psychology

Cristiano Ronaldo, The World's Highest-Paid Athlete, Is Underpaid

Cristiano Ronaldo is the biggest star in the biggest sport on the planet, and he’s paid handsomely for being so. In the last 12 months he earned $88 million to rank as the world’s highest paid athlete, the first footballer to do so.<p>That is quite a living for playing a kid’s game. It’s enough to …

Soccer

Under Armour Is Desperately Trying to Save Itself from Steph Curry's Seinfeld Shoes

The brand even hired back an old designer.<p>Under Armour has been getting a lot of things right recently. Its roster of athletes includes MVPs from pretty much every major league—plus numerous top performers in individual sports—and it recently eclipsed Adidas as the second-largest sportswear brand …

Try these 9 Types of Mnemonics to Improve Your Memory

Memory Tip #1- Keyword Mnemonics<p>Interested in becoming more efficient and effective in learning and recalling information? Whether you're in …