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Three hard truths that will save higher education

Computer skills have become essential for nearly 80% of middle-skill jobs, but according to a new report, nearly a third (32%) of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 have no work-related computer experience. The report, published by recruitment company Indeed, illustrates the mismatch between …

Higher Education

This Single Job Hunting Statistic Will Blow Your Mind

Implementing a 20-20-60 strategy to a job hunt could land you more interviewers (and better jobs).<p>Ten million job applications resulted in 100,000 hires.<p>That's 1 percent.<p>Worse: Only 15 percent of these 100,000 people applied through a job board; the rest got their job via networking or by being …

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and 500 of his employees use this simple technique to reduce stress

At Salesforce, CEO Marc Benioff runs a company that employs 22,000 people and will do $8.3 billion in revenue this year. Business Insider's Matt Rosoff asked him what he does to deal with the stress of his job, and the answer was surprisingly simple: "mindfulness."<p>"I have a mindfulness practice, …

Mindfulness

The Three Reasons You Should Care About Teacher Turnover

Teacher turnover - the continuous cycling of new teachers through a district, with very few or even none staying beyond a year or few - is a big …

Drop in proportion of children getting first choice of secondary school places, figures show

Around one in six children in England missed out on a place at their top choice of secondary school this year, government figures show.<p>In total, 84.1 per cent of 11-year-olds across the country were given a spot at their first preference, compared with 84.2 per cent in 2015.<p>The latest Department …

Put Laptops into the Hands of Kids Who Need Them Most

<i>By Rennie Watson</i><p>We just finished state testing at our school, which means that my science students didn't see our team's laptop cart for nearly two months. Neither did the social studies or math students. The computers were committed to PARCC testing, so they went where the test went, classroom to …

There may be something more important to your kids' success than how much money you have or where you live

If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the above. A new study shows the secret to your child's future success could be far simpler — and more affordable — than any of those options.<p>Instead, you should …

Research

The 2 Questions You Need to Ask in Every Job Interview

This pair of questions is guaranteed to produce ultra-revealing answers.<p>When top CEOs and entrepreneurs are asked for their all-time favorite job interview questions, you get a list of entertaining but wildly different answers like:<p>"What would you do in the event of a zombie apocalypse?"<br>• "A hammer …

Employment

Are you making it a challenge for your students to succeed?

Digitally sophisticated college students expect their schools to offer a digital environment on par with the technology they use every day. However, …

Bright students potential being wasted in A* culture

Bright students who are not geared towards the nation’s fast “exam culture” are having their potential wasted, a leading headteacher has warned.<p>Many students do not excel at writing concise GCSE exam answers and as such are seen as a “threat to results” by selective schools which focus on A* …

When the country is flooded with graduates, why are we still pushing students to university?

Last month, it was announced by Ucas that the number of students enrolling for A-levels was set to increase by 4,000 with a commensurate decline in those enrolled for vocational courses.<p>In the view of Mary Curnock Cook, the Ucas chief executive: "It’s now a good decision to take A-levels even if …

Higher Education

Eleven alternatives to LinkedIn for business social networking | ZDNet

Elixio<p>Elixio is an invite only global network for senior to executive-level business professionals who use it for networking opportunities. Over ten …

Adaptive Learning Fails to Make the Grade. Or Does It?!

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1078)My latest Chronicle column is up. It analyzes the results of the SRI Education study of the Gates Foundation …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Promoting Productivity in Your Organization

Productivity is a result. When your organization is productive, it means the people are engaged, thriving and are able to perform at high levels. The company is energized, enthused, and has a clear vision of what they need to do to get where you all want to go. The steps are clear and people are …

A Harvard Psychologist Says This Trait Matters Most: 10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Revolutionizing Teacher Professional Development

<i>This post originally ran on the New Tech Network blog.</i><p>When I was hired to help open our school in 2006, I had no idea what I was getting in to. No …

Google Classroom: Edit Slides Not Copy - Teacher Tech

Edit Google Slides<p>Old school thinking back when we used PowerPoint was to create copies of the presentations for back up files or to just update the …

Education Technology

Comment on The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer by annemarie

A huge mind shift is needed as educators tend to teach the way they were taught. This change in approach should start at the universities.

Teaching

5 Ways Gifted Students Learn Differently

What distinguishes gifted children from other children? This question has been under debate for some time. However, as educators, understanding how …

Pedagogy

As The Number Of Homeless Students Soars, How Schools Can Serve Them Better

When Caitlin Cheney was living at a campground in Washington state with her mother and younger sister, she would do her homework by the light of the portable toilets, sitting on the concrete.<p>She maintained nearly straight A's even though she had to hitchhike to school, making it there an average of …

Response: Classroom Rules - Ways to Create, Introduce Enforce Them

Response: Classroom Rules - Ways to Create, Introduce & Enforce Them<p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>What are the best ways to introduce classroom</i> …

Teaching

'How a teacher’s character manifests itself in the classroom is often missing from understanding pedagogical wizardry'

Research suggests that there are three dimensions to great teaching: who the teacher is, what the teacher knows, and how the teacher teaches. Studies …

Pedagogy

Classroom 'passion projects' create new learning culture

Armand Doucet's Grade 11 modern history course isn't a class where students memorize the dates of battles and the names of former world leaders.<p>This …

How the Internet of Things will shake up the job market

The Internet of Things promises greater efficiency. Does that mean fewer jobs?<p>Before the Internet of Things arrived, computers knew only what humans …

​Preparing Schools for Ransomware—the Next Big Threat to Education

Policy<p>​Preparing Schools for Ransomware—the Next Big Threat to Education<p>By Jonathan Levine     Jun 11, 2016<p>Martial Red for Shutterstock<p>Schools must …

The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act

<b>There is ‘Hope That ESSA Will Bring Positive Change To Classrooms’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns. In it, Randi</b> …

Have you seen this amazing classroom display idea? Student Expression Through Word Clouds!

#teammagicaleducators @julieinsd<b>Student Expression Through Word Clouds</b>Word Clouds are often used to facilitate conversations around key vocabulary in …

Teaching

Education system helping create skills mismatch: Wells | The Star

“God, there’s a lot.”<p>That’s economist Craig Alexander exhaling deeply in an interview about the labour market. It’s not an expression of exasperation …