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25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

Mission Impossible

In Seoul, Preventing Suicide by Simulating Death

A new generation of Koreans—in a nation where it’s considered shameful to talk about things like depression—are seeking unorthodox approaches to mental health issues. In this short documentary by MEL films, <i>Kill Me, Heal Me</i>, we meet Taiyun Kim, who frequents places like the Hyowon Healing Center, …

The scientific case for doodling while taking notes

When I was in grade school, I doodled in class. I got in trouble for it sometimes, because drawing in class can look a lot like goofing off and daydreaming. What I never managed to explain to my teachers is that my abstract swirls and shapes helped me repeat almost word-for-word the lesson I’d …

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 …

Best Cities to Start a Tutoring or Education Consulting Business

Edtech Business<p>Best Cities to Start a Tutoring or Education Consulting Business<p>By Laura Zulliger     May 1, 2016<p>Shutterstock / Iconic Bestiary<p>Related …

Top 10 Websites that will Teach you Coding/Programming for Free

Learn Coding Online without paying single penny is now very easy. You can find 100s of websites on the internet and learn coding free. In this post, …

The art of teaching teachers how to teach reading

<b>(CNN) —</b> A lifelong educator and advocate for children, Principal Diane Daprocida of P.S. 94, an elementary school in the Bronx, says she has been waiting for one thing since she started running the school 10 years ago.<p>You might guess it's more money or resources, or smaller class sizes, but …

Teaching

Weekend Roundup: Why the World Is Not Falling Apart as Much as You May Think

By most accounts, the world is splintering. Geopolitical blocs are forming once again, the nuclear arms race is reigniting and religious war rages. Globalization is in retreat as publics across the planet suspect trade agreements, politicians talk about building walls and refugees are turned away. …

A Photographer Collected Four Years Worth Of Trash To Show Just How Wasteful Humans Can Be

"We're often told about the quantity of waste we produce, but I think the impact of pictures can be much powerful than words," Antoine Repessé explains.<p>In 2011, self-taught photographer Antoine Repessé stopped throwing things away. Along with 200 friends and colleagues, he accumulated around 70 …

Frog Creates The Most Charming Anti-iPad Game Ever

To ween kids off screens, FrogLabs developed a series of wooden toys that are the only way to play the game.<p>A polar bear is sweating on a floating ice cap. The bear needs help, but tapping the screen–like a child might for any other iPad game–does nothing. So instead, she looks to her series of …

Kids

This cute little robot can teach your kid (and you) how to code

Teaching kids to code is probably something that will be part of school curriculum in the not-so-distant future or at least it should be. Being able to code is an invaluable skill and learning at a young age leaves time for ample discovery and exploration.<p>However, as anyone who has ever tried to …

Robotics

Why Teachers on TV Have to Be Incompetent or Inspiring

ONE high school teacher runs a prescription drug ring. An elementary teacher rejects an assignment to work with gifted students because she “can’t relate to people with glasses.” And a Spanish instructor gives a lesson listing films in which Salma Hayek appears naked.<p>In television shows like “Those …

A Week in Marital Misunderstandings

<b>MONDAY</b><p>MONICA: I slept so well last night. That white-noise machine is really working! Alex said I was talking in my sleep a bit, which sounds pretty cute and charming.<p>ALEX: I awoke throughout the night to what I can only describe as a vigorous recitation of the same, urgent spell. The white-noise …

Solving America's Crisis of Academic Motivation

A decade ago the National Research Council released a report that showed that between 40 and 60 percent of U.S. high school students are disengaged from learning and don't put much effort into school. Since that time, other studies have found that student motivation is a problem at all levels of …

Facebook Live: Now You Can Never Leave

It's often difficult inside a closed system to see the boundaries that surround you. Sometimes you think you can see the whole of the universe. This is how closed systems like it: their inhabitants looking out through a distorted curvature that gives shape to space that is not there. This is how …

Social Media

This Scientist’s Ideas Of What Testing Does To Kids Is Really, Really On Point

Lawrence Krauss here asserts here that perhaps equally important as "The Three R's" is teaching the ability to <i>think</i>.<p>To reason, to find answers after …

School Administration

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”<p>Despite its importance, education seems to …

Education

7 Quirky Comics That Sum Up The Struggles Of A Modern Lady

Nailed it 👌🏻<p>Adulting is hard. Adulting as a woman can be even harder.<p>In her new book <i>Adulthood</i> <i>Is A Myth</i>, author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen's spot-on …

How Social Media is Reshaping Today's Education System

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are today’s students tweeting their way to better grades? More than nine out of 10 teenagers hold at least one social media account; Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Vine, Twitter and Facebook rule the lives of most middle and high …

Social Media

Supermodel Karlie Kloss chats with us about the launch of Kode With Klossy, a coding camp for girls

Karlie Kloss made headlines last year when she announced she was not only a high-ranking model but could also code in Ruby.<p>Kloss, who says she’s always been interested in math and science, started learning to program a couple of years ago.<p>The supermodel partnered with the Flatiron School in New …

Programming

Google's Alphabet Has a CEO Problem

What we can learn from three recent tales out of Alphabet's top ranks.<p>The Alphabet companies not named Google make up just 6 percent of the entire tech conglomeration’s workforce, but they account for a growing share of its headaches. Those frustrations are less about the technical hurdles of these …

Google Fiber

Can machines come up with more creative solutions to our problems than we can?

Design engineer David Thomasson can see a future where robots make feature films, build cities autonomously and let humans get on with helping each other<p>If there’s any comfort offered during the current debate around robots, automation and the future of work, it’s that robots can’t do creativity. …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students

What's the first step of learning?<p>Paying attention.<p>Which may be hard for students to do when they're constantly peeking at their phones. So, as the adage goes: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>One app that teachers are embracing is Snapchat. That's the one where you send a video or picture, and then …

Teaching

We're about to assess teaching in universities – let's learn from other sectors

There are well-established regimes for rating schools and healthcare providers. Those that work best are stable, detailed and easy to compare<p>We all know now that the government wants to assess the quality of teaching in higher education through a new Teaching Excellence Framework (Tef). What’s less …