Katrina Ortiz

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“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Revamping Education Delivery

<b>Brick & Mortar</b><p>Learning in the classroom, taught by teachers, in the library from books, and evaluating through written examinations is the education …

17 Smart Tips for People Who Work From Home

More than 400 people shared their top work-from-home tips. Here are some of the best.<p>We've heard this advice over and over again--from Richard Branson, from a Stanford professor, from--well, everyone: If you want to be more successful and happier, work from home.<p>With that in mind, I asked people …

Bill Gates is surprisingly strict about his kids' tech use — and it should be a red flag for the rest of us

For all his success in designing world-changing technology, Bill Gates has set surprisingly strict rules for how his kids can use that technology, the billionaire philanthropist has said in multiple interviews.<p>"You're always looking at how it can be used in a great way — homework and staying in …

Silicon Valley

Education Technology and the Business of Student Debt

<i>This is part three of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories”</i>As an education technology writer, I’m often chastised for considering …

College & University

Des Moines Storytellers: 'New Beginnings' podcast now available, stories to air on MC22

How Christian Reform Schools Get Away with Brutal Child Abuse

Thanks to the legacy of a Texas pastor named Lester Roloff—and a glaring lack of oversight from state and local authorities—religious "schools" for troubled teens often operate with impunity.<p>Kimi Cook was 15 years old when she arrived at Lester Roloff’s Rebekah Home for Girls in Corpus Christi, …

Your 2018 Professional Development Plans

2018 is less than a month away. If part of your plans for 2018 include improving your skills or those of your colleagues in using educational …

Education Technology

10 New Gmail Add-Ons You Can Use Right Inside Your Inbox

If you're one of the 1.2 billion people on the planet who use Gmail, you could be getting more done by using new tools from Google.<p>Chances are, you spend much of your workday immersed in email. But if you're one of the 1.2 billion people on the planet who use Gmail, you could be getting more done …

The 50 Best Men’s Gifts Under $50

Movie Pass<p>Movies are too expensive for their own good. Between the tickets, the popcorn, and the soda – it can cost as much as a nice dinner out. But …

Brand Storytelling in a Nutshell: 10 Foundations of Success

It's not news that people buy from people or that business and life are about personal, human relationships. People have been buying from other …

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Kids

If You Want to Expedite Your Success, Learn How to Learn

Learning how to learn has been one of the most important skills I’ve acquired in my life. I learned how to learn in the Dojo (Karate School) and it …

Here's the e-Learning Resource You Must Get Now

It's an incredibly exciting time to be working in tech — it seems like every day a new product, app or disruptive service is changing how we do …

Understanding Fluency Tables for Progress Monitoring in Reading

Listening to a student read, even for a minute, can be one of the ways a teacher determines a student's ability to comprehend text through fluency. …

What We Fundamentally Misunderstand About How We Learn

Everyone can leverage a few basic techniques to learn just about anything.<p><i>What do most people misunderstand about the learning process? 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 Adam Lupu,</b> …

This $15 online course will teach you how to make an app for that

There's an app for pretty much everything these days from taking a taxi to ordering groceries. But there's always something else that would be vastly …

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

University of California

5 Decorating Tips from Mama That Deserve a Comeback

When it comes to which mayo is the best for potato salad, or what lipstick is the most flattering for your complexion, Mama knows best. The same is …

Home Decorating

10 Inspiring Quotes to improve Your Worst Day

1. “Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.” — Andrew Hendrixson<p>2. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

21 Gratitude Quotes to Unlock Your Blessings

Gratitude. It’s something we could all make a conscious effort to include more of in our daily lives. I know I’m guilty of not being grateful for all …

This Furniture Looks Designer, but It's Actually Target's Brand-New Project 62 Home Collection

Target got us very excited last month when it revealed it would be launching a new home decor collection this Fall entitled Project 62, one that focused more on fresh, modern pieces designed to fit today's lifestyle. The offerings, it teased, would be on-trend and functional, able to keep up with …

Can These Supplements Really Slash Your Risk of Dementia in Half? Experts Say Yes

When it comes to preventing dementia, supplements have been debated time and time again. But now, it’s official: A recent study proves that just …

Jeff Bezos Credits Amazon's Success to This 1 Thing. Too Bad Most Companies Aren't Willing to Do It

Building a world-class company requires ditching conventional wisdom in favor of boldness.<p>In 2015, Amazon became the fastest company ever to reach $100 billion in sales. In his letter to shareholders last spring, Jeff Bezos reflected on what he felt fueled such rapid growth:<p>One area where I think …

Online learning may be the future of education — we compared 4 platforms that are leading the way

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Thanks to online learning platforms, a physical classroom is no longer the only place to gain an education. You can now learn anything, …

Online Education

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Responsibility (With True Team Leadership)

When employees take responsibility for their actions, you will see higher quality and productivity.<p>Creating work environments that are conducive to producing good, high-quality work is trickier than it might appear at first sight. In workplaces where employees take responsibility for their actions, …

Louisiana plantations reworking tours to include, not whitewash slavery | NOLA.com

WALLACE -- Ceramic sculptures of hollow-eyed slave children haunt the Whitney Plantation, west of New Orleans, where owner John Cummings has infused …

Black History

Scientists just found another worrying link between sugar and depression

Lately, the science has really been stacking up evidence against consuming sugars in excess.<p>In addition to being linked to conditions like obesity, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, eating high levels of sugar has been associated with mental illnesses like depression. In a study published July 27 in …

Mental Disorders