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The Rise and Fall of the World's Poorest Nations — Global Issues

Wednesday, January 07, 2015<p>Inter Press Service<p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 07 (IPS) - The world's 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - a special category of …

The most admired companies are more global than ever. Here’s why.

As highlighted in Hay Group’s recent book <i>Leadership 2030</i>, six powerful megatrends are transforming the global business environment as we know it: …

Why Greece Matters for Everyone

Emilio Morenatti—AP<p>Christopher Furlong—Getty Images<p>Michael Debets—Demotix/Corbis<p>Armando Babani—EPA<p>Petr David Josek—AP<p>Alexandros …

Europe

Inside the Democratic Republic of Congo's Diamond Mines

Congolese miners working one of the thousands of artisanal mines that cover the southwest Democratic Republic of Congo.<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Lynsey …

Africa

The Next Industrial Revolution

An interview with the Economist columnist Ryan Avent on his new book about how technology will change the labor force<p>A “crisis of abundance” initially seems like a paradox. After all, abundance is the ultimate goal of technology and economics. But consider the early history of the electric washing …

Economics

Is globalization bad for the global poor? This study ran an experiment to find out.

In the past several decades, manufacturing jobs have fled the developed world for the developing world. Obviously, that’s profoundly reshaped the economies of developing countries like China and Bangladesh. But what does that mean for the ordinary people who are doing the work — often for …

Economics

The role of body language in teacher-student interactions

An encouraging smile, a sceptical frown, a negating shake of the head: body language is very diverse and effective. With the discovery of mirror …

Teaching

Stretching cells to learn more about them

A tool developed at EPFL can stretch and compress cells, mimicking what happens in the body. The aim: to study the role played by these mechanical …

Chemistry

During drought, dry air can stress plants more than dry soil - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Newly published research by Indiana University scientists finds that low relative humidity in the atmosphere is a significant, …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Scientists Just Made Lasers Out of Human Blood

And they could help us hunt tumours.<p>Researchers have developed a blood laser, using human blood and a fluorescent dye called indocyanine green (ICG), …

Nanotech

Encouraging Critical Thinking & Classroom Management Skills | Synonym

Critical thinking skills aid teachers in managing their classrooms.<p>When learning how to teach, beginning teachers must learn how to think critically …

Submitting the Correct Application Letter Format for Teachers is Paramount

One of the key aspects of advancing your job application is using the right application letter format for teachers or other educators. An academic …

Adobe debuts Spark, a suite of mobile and web tools that lets anyone create visual content

Adobe this morning launched a new suite of apps called Adobe Spark, which allow both web and mobile users to create and share visual content – like posts for social media, graphics, web stories, and animated videos. On mobile, the Spark collection is effectively an upgrade and rebranding of a trio …

Apps

How Math Secretly Affects Your Life

I took a lot of math classes in college. I remember Professor Shlomo Sternberg getting up on the first day of his class and telling us we weren’t …

Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future

While I am a huge advocate for the purposeful integration of technology in schools, we must resist the temptation to think that this is the solution …

Kindergartners get little time to play. Why does it matter?

Being a kindergartner today is very different from being a kindergartner 20 years ago. In fact it is more like first grade.<p>Researchers have …

Teaching

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Teaching Children Philosophy Can Improve Their Reading And Math Skills, Study Finds

It's important to ask the big questions.<p>Philosophy is the kind of class many of us might never get a chance to take until we reach university age, …

Education

Assessment

<b>56 Examples of Formative Assessment<br>A terrific post from David Wees detailing 56 different types of formative assessment that an educator can use to</b> …

A Collaborative Strategy: Building Fluency with Numbers

Julia Gelormino, a 1st grade teacher at Think College Now Elementary in Oakland, Calif., uses group discussion strategies to guide students as they …

Teaching

Stanford research backs visual math lessons

• Researchers at Stanford are encouraging teachers to embrace more visual approaches to math, like letting students use their fingers while learning, …

Creative Ways to Grade and Provide Feedback for Students

Peer Grading<p>Being a creative teacher and having great mentors to teach me, I learned that I could save some time by having students switch papers and …

How do you teach English to Americans?

Jose Perez never really worried about why his children had to repeat English-language classes year after year. After all, they were born in California.<p>Perez assumed the reason for the added instruction was that he and his wife have a rule that everyone speak Spanish at home.<p>Then, as his son Jesus …

How Looking at Student Work Keeps Teachers and Kids on Track

Students might get a rubric describing what’s expected of them in a project, but that doesn't mean they have a clear vision of what success would …

It's Time to Co-Design Assessments With Students

This year's group of students is very different from last's. The class is much larger and the students don't do well with in-class performances. At …

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like …

A Young Girl, A Book And A Teacher

It's not a secret. Reading is food for the mind and for the soul. The earlier children come into contact with books the better!<p>Then why are we handing our toddlers cell phones to " keep them busy " at the grocery store? What ever happened to occupying a child's mind with a colorful book filled with …