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Suicide could be predicted with brain imaging

What if it was possible to predict which people are at high risk of suicide? Researchers may have brought us a step closer to such a feat, after …

Six Endangered Words, a Real-Life Fortress of Solitude, and How Much Homework Kids Get Around the World

This week, we’re checking out some endangered English words, a real-life Fortress of Solitude-like crystal cave, how much homework kids get around …

Education Policy

CENTURY dives deep to track student performance and help teachers build custom curriculum

When Priya Lakhani went to pick up her daughter from school one day, she asked her teacher how her daughter was doing. It was when she was walking home with her daughter that same day that she realized she wouldn’t always be able to have those types of opportunities to engage with teachers.<p>That …

Comment on Overhauling How We Teach Our Kids in a World of Accelerating Change by Whirled Peas

I have worked as a Montessori educator for the last 30 years. Not only have we addressed all of these issues for almost a century, but research shows …

Kids can build a LEGO drone with Flybrix kits

A company called Flybrix is putting legos on the wing.<p>The San Francisco startup today began selling build-a-drone kits for kids age 14 and up comprised of: LEGO bricks, boom arms and motors that don’t require soldering, and other off the shelf and Flybrix-designed parts.<p>Once assembled, Flybrix …

Lego

Local education inequities across U.S. revealed in new Stanford data set

Almost every school district enrolling large numbers of low-income students has an average academic performance significantly below the national …

Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy.<p>Maybe they should.<p>Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year …

Education

5 types of emotional intelligence all great leaders have mastered

The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness can be a powerful tool for leading a team.<p>The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and …

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …

Employment

These Are The World's Ten Best Teachers

The Varkey Foundation recently announced the ten finalists for the second annual Global Teacher Prize. Often referred to as the Nobel Prize for teaching, it awards $1Million to “one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.”<p>The winner of the prize will be …

9 Ways to Make People Feel Empowered With Intent-Based Leadership

A more empowered, inspired, and motivated team is a good thing for any business<p>Intent-based leadership creates an environment for people to contribute so they feel valued and encouraged to reach their potential. Intent-based leadership is about designing an environment where people give intent to …

Team Building

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills

One of the most important keys to personal and professional success lies in how you spend your time. Here are 65 of the best ways to manage it.<p>Every day, each of us has 24 hours to spend. Some of us make better use of that resource than others. Learning to manage time and spend it wisely is among …

Time Management

N.C. Mulls Requiring Community College Degree to Nab Spot in Four-Year Institutions

North Carolina is considering a major change to its higher education admittance system. Students who are accepted to public colleges and …

Never Check Email Before Noon (And Other Thoughts on Doing Your Best Work)

Dana Vollmer did not have an easy road to the Olympics.<p>Vollmer is an olympic swimmer, but it wasn't just the grueling practice schedule that made her journey to the top difficult. At the age of 15, Vollmer discovered that she had a heart disorder known as long QT syndrome. She had heart surgery …

Here’s The Average American’s Annual Budget After College

The typical entertainment budget? $202 a month.<p>Albert Einstein once said that the most powerful force in the universe was compound interest. Anyone …

Personal Finance

Do elite colleges really lead to higher salaries?

For all the thought that families put into choosing a college, very often the decision is dominated by a simple line of reasoning: The more …

College & University

The Truth About Wasting Time At Work

If you look at the standard organizational model, the first thing you notice is that it’s a pyramid. It is narrower at the top than at the bottom. There are a lot of worker bees at the bottom of the pyramid — that’s why the base of the pyramid is broader than the top of the pyramid is. There are …

The Workplace

A Stanford scientist says we wear our work stress like a 'badge of honor' — but it's hurting our health and success

shutterstock<p>In her new book "The Happiness Track," Emma Seppala debunks one of the biggest myths among Western workers: the idea that you have to be insanely stressed to be successful.<p>In fact, Seppala, the science director of Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, …

Work Stress

The Sopping-Wet Supervisor: A Leadership Story

I saw the clouds turning ominously dark through my office window and thought “I’d better get going, before it starts pouring.” It was five o’clock on the dot. I liked to stick around at work after five and take care of things I couldn’t deal with during the day when most of my time was spent …

LGBT Religious Exemption Requests

Today, HRC praised a decision from the U.S. Department of Education to publish a searchable database in the coming months of educational institutions …

Challenge Yourself to Learn More Than Is Being Taught

<b>By Elizabeth Santiago UCF Forum columnist</b><p>When I was a freshman, a psychology course completely changed my perspective on life.<p>I remember on the first day of class my professor provided a reality check to us that we so desperately needed. He wanted to erase the stigma that students often feel that …

Ratings of College Professors Reveal Something Other Than Teacher Quality

Is a professor a boring lecturer who assigns rigorous group projects or one who will bake chocolate-chip cookies for the class? Plenty of college …

Beware, the central control that grips schools is heading universities’ way

Communities bound together by a love of inquiry are being turned into fiercely managed ‘knowledge businesses’<p>The start of a new year – the beginning of a new era for colleges and universities? Most people, especially those in leadership and management roles, are pragmatists. They distrust talk of …

A former Google exec explains how he evaluates his senior leadership team

On a recent Monday morning, I was preparing for my weekly staff meeting. Item #1 on the agenda was a discussion about an upcoming review cycle, where everybody at Upstart would receive a performance score based on feedback from their peers and manager.<p>Though I had yet to begin the process of …

The Problem With Poverty Statistics

After years of being swept under the rug, poverty is once again "above the fold." Journalists, politicians and academics are discussing the topic from every possible angle. A new study seems to come out every other week, not to mention the occasional bestselling book. Some have claimed that the War …

It costs $6 to visit Karl Marx's grave

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Marx's gravesite, which is located on private property in London, is quite expensive to maintain and, as a result, visitors are charged an entry fee.<p>The Journal adds that Marx elected to buy the burial plot despite the state-provided alternatives …

The new tool colleges are using in admissions decisions: big data

Applicants for this year’s freshman class at Ithaca College didn’t have to send their standardized test scores. If they did, the scores were …

Study: there are instructions for teaching critical thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating study shows that it’s actually …