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10 CEOs Reveal the Apps That Can Make You More Productive

And reclaim your sanity.<p>For many, modern-day work life means 24/7 connectivity, a constant barrage of emails and meetings, and the feeling you’re …

Productivity

How Adults Can Encourage Kids To Be Original Thinkers

When I first read <i>Originals</i> I couldn't help but take notes. What I jotted down was essentially a to-do list for how I could be more creative, how I could think up and then communicate new ideas.<p>But the book — written by Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania …

Creativity

How To Be Happy: A Scientific Perspective

Do you sometimes struggle to be happy despite knowing that you live a good life?<p>I get it, we all chase happiness because it makes a difference on the …

How to Describe Work Experience on Your Résumé - Steinbright Career Development Center

Begin each item by stating the name of the place, location, dates, and job title (e.g. manager, volunteer) List experiences in reverse chronological …

Employment

11 Websites Where You Can Find A Remote Tech Job

One of the things that draws a lot of people to tech is its potential for flexibility. Since many tech jobs can be done from anywhere you have wifi and an outlet, having tech skills opens up possibilities like working from home full-time, making a living from freelancing, or even becoming a digital …

Employment

Google’s New Job Search Tool Will Probably Change Your Life

Right now, you’re probably thinking more about your summer vacation plans than you are about taking the next step in your career, but Google has a …

5 chatbots that could help you find your next job

Chatbots know how to interact with people, because they either follow a human-composed set of rules or learn how to communicate via artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.<p>Bots that follow rules are more limited and can only answer things they've been programmed to understand.<p>They won't recognize …

Chatbots

Useful Writing Exercise For Helping Students Develop Self-Esteem

Nancy Flanagan has written another of her all-too-numerous to count insightful posts. This one is called I’m OK–You Have Self-Esteem. She approaches …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Three Free Speech-to-Text Tools

Last week during Practical Ed Tech Live I answered a request for free speech-to-text tools. If you missed the broadcast, I suggested Dictation.io and …

Education Technology

Teaching Programs, Tools, and Resources | Office of Graduate Studies | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Whether this is your first semester teaching or your tenth, you can find a variety of services and support right here on campus to you help improve …

25 Education Leaders to Learn from Today

I have a confession to make.<p>This time, I am very happy to say, my confession is not for leaving the classroom– I’m backkkkkkkk. Here are my thoughts …

Teaching

Brace yourselves, parents: It'll likely cost more to be a Frisco ISD student next year

FRISCO — Frisco ISD parents will probably have to reach deeper into their bank accounts next year under a host of changes being considered to help …

What is Project-Based Learning?

“Intelligence is exhibited in so many different ways,” teacher Simon Hauger told FRONTLINE in <i>Fast Times at West Philly High</i>. “Students need to be …

6 Things I Wish I Knew in High School

I was five years out of high school when the film <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i> had me regretting my formative years. Specifically, my failure to …

High School

San Diego Unified has a plan to fight Islamophobia and bullying

San Diego Unified School District administrators and teachers will have calendars showing Islamic holidays, students will learn more about the religion in social studies classes and safe places will be created on campuses for Muslim students as part of a multi-tiered approach to combat Islamophobia.<p>…

Bold School: Becoming a Blended Learning Master

Pablo was easily Socrates' number one fan. He routinely used Socratic seminars as a strategy with his sixth grade English students. As a blended …

Pedagogy

'Students who use shorter sentences get better exam results – here's how to help your class to be concise'

Twitter has recently brought a certain interesting pattern to my attention: the correlation between shorter sentences and higher performance in exams.<p>…

Creative Writing

Florida Republicans to Betsy DeVos: Muslim Documentaries in Schools Are 'Indoctrination'

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asked to “dump” the “Access Islam” documentaries<p>Florida Republicans say the U.S. Department of Education “has …

Religion

Private v public: when parental fear comes up against the research

In the anxious race to get our children ahead of others, the local high school is collateral damage. Neoliberalism might be unravelling, but its legacy lives on<p>What is more important to your child’s educational achievement: keeping your home stocked with books or tipping $250,000 of your after-tax …

Private Schools

6 Startups Making Learning Fun Again | Inc.com

A friend recently asked me if I would be the type interested in colonizing Mars. It was a serious question. The rate of change we experience is this fast, right? Last century, we zoomed from horse to lunar landing inside of a lifetime. This century is no different. Multiple frontiers like …

Education

The Best Spring Makeup Priced at $10 and Under

Who says you have to drop your entire paycheck to restock your makeup supply for the spring? If our math is correct, you could buy everything on the …

Makeup

This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

No rest for the weary in our weekly roundup of national education news.<p><b>Supreme Court rules on special education case</b><p>"I'm thrilled," said Amanda Morin, a parent and advocate with the website Understood.org, after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in a case that could affect 6.5 million special …

Education

If Overthinking Is Your Habit, You've Judged Yourself Too Much

We are all victims of overthinking. For some of us it can be a fleeting thought but for many of us it can cause real damage in our perception of …

7 Easy Dinners That Basically Make Themselves

Minimum effort, maximum payoff.

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

7 Mindfulness Techniques That Literally Rewire Your Brain to Let Go of Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety is a big problem for many people in America. According to recent statistics, more than 3.3 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety …

How To Quit Your Social Media Addiction (Even If It’s Part Of Your Job)

If social media is killing your productivity or making you depressed, it can be life-changing to cut back. Here’s how.<p>Conventional wisdom says that Max Soni should be all over social media. He’s the founder of DotComSEO, a digital marketing and search engine optimization company that, among other …

Social Media

6 habits highly organized people have in common

People often lament that despite their best efforts, they just cannot seem to get, and stay, organized. Even though they’ve been working at it diligently and have tried many strategies, nothing seems to stick. So how do organized people stay organized? Over the years, I’ve noticed they have six …

Minimalism

Banishing Cellulite: The Foam Roller Detox

Integrative structural specialist and frequent <i>goop</i> contributor Lauren Roxburgh is a bit of a magician. By manipulating the fascia—i.e., the saran …

Yoga

7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …

Self-improvement