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Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

As automation disrupts the labor market and good middle-class jobs disappear, schools are struggling to equip students with future-proof skills.<p><i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger</i> …

Education

Cognitive Skills and Math

by Betsy Hill<p>In the first article in this series, we provided an overview of cognitive skills, the mental processes our brains use to take in, …

Mathematics

Why the 'children first' mentality is making teachers quit

<b>To the editor:</b> Kristina Rizga writes about the wisdom of Mission High School in San Francisco giving its teachers time to plan for and reflect on student achievement. She noticed, "As teacher morale and retention rates went up, student achievement rates did too." Is this really surprising? ("Why so …

The Most Powerful Lesson I’ve Ever Learned In Business

How to lead by first principles when everything is at stake<p>One morning in the depths of the 2001/2002 recession, a decision was looming large at a …

Business Strategy

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Stanford University

The brave new world of 21st century learning

School’s out. At last, kids and parents can relax. No more worries about crowded classrooms and teachers’ strikes – at least until September.<p>But parents should be very anxious indeed, especially if their children go to school in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario or Nova Scotia. These provinces are …

Create a Calm Classroom - Download Focus Posters

More Than Sound has developed a variety of resources to help educators create a calm classroom. Download FREE classroom posters with easy-to-follow …

Education Technology

The death of reading is threatening the soul

I am going through a personal crisis. I used to love reading. I am writing this blog in my office, surrounded by 27 tall bookcases laden with 5,000 books. Over the years I have read them, marked them up, and recorded the annotations in a computer database for potential references in my writing. To …

Bill Gates

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

The Complete Story of the Millennial Generation | Inc.com

Maturity is the ability to see and act on the behalf of others. Immaturity is not seeing things from someone else's point of view.<p>It's natural for Millennials to exude immaturity in the workplace because they lack the necessary context and experience. But unfortunately, it's all too common for …

Demographics

Learning Disabilities

Many applaud the involvement of students with learning disabilities in high-stakes testing as the logical outgrowth of the inclusion movement that …

Teaching

How the cloud has changed education and training

A few years ago, the cloud was a promise to reduce costs of IT and improve flexibility and scaling by providing on-demand computing, storage and services to every organization.<p>Today, the cloud is a ubiquity we take for granted. We expect every file, every service and digital asset we have to be …

Higher Education

Scientists Find an Undeniably Effective Technique for Mastering New Skills | Inc.com

We tend to convince ourselves we're really bad at learning new things. We think our tired, old brains can't possibly absorb all the new information required to master new skills.<p>That's baloney.<p>The age of our brains is not the problem. The real impediment to learning is that we tend to do it the …

Self-improvement

4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader | Inc.com

While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to overcomplicate or overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. I have worked with teams all over the world, from …

Leadership

Amex, Challenged by Chase, Is Losing the Snob War

To understand the anxiety inside American Express — which has announced its second consecutive year of declining revenue — you need to know about a story that made its way through the company’s headquarters last fall.<p>A few Amex executives heard that a rival company had enticed a group of young, …

Customer Service
Education

150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:<p>Take a look at EVERLEARNERS.COM<p>If you are anything like me, you have discovered …

Learning
Grandparents

This epic slide deck lays out the future of tech and media in 2017

He predicted that subscription revenue will drive internet and media, accounting for over half of growth. "Pay to download" models, on the other hand, are disappearing.<p>Wolf also crowned eSports, or competitive video gaming, as the next tech phenomenon. By 2020, he said eSports will be a $1.5 …

Biomechanics

Are CEOs Overhyped and Overpaid?

How much do CEOs actually matter? Throughout the Western world, and increasingly elsewhere, individual performance is glorified over and above collective team efforts. This is particularly true when it comes to leaders and entrepreneurs. For example, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk enjoy …

CEOs

7 Skills That Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off Forever

The act of learning is every bit as important as what you learn. Believing that you can improve yourself and do things in the future that are beyond your current possibilities is exciting and fulfilling.<p>Still, your time is finite, and you should dedicate yourself to learning skills that will yield …

Emotional Intelligence

The Need to Validate Vocational Interests

Assuming college is always the best option turns career-minded students away from true learning.<p>At a recent conference, I listened to a university president boast about a program she had developed in partnership with several local high schools. She told the story of one teenager who lived in a …

Education

This One Simple Technique Will Stoke Your Creativity Every Day

Mindfulness isn’t only a meditation technique, it’s a way to observe the minutiae of daily life to unlock creativity.<p>One key to innovation is creativity–and organizations spend a great deal of time looking at how to promote and foster it both in and out of the office.<p>It’s no wonder. Fifty-eight …

Creativity

Reshaping the team you inherit

Four ways to get a team that you don’t choose on the path to accelerated development<p>Most newly appointed leaders have limited familiarity with their …

6 Phrases You'll Always Hear From Confident Leaders

The best bosses use these words and short phrases to motivate and encourage their teams.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Whether you've just started training your first hire or you've been managing scores of people for …

Leadership

Make a Difference: Become a Financial Educator

Teaching personal finance topics can be immensely rewarding because the lessons are often immediately applicable to many students' lives. Whether you're comparing financial products, creating a budget or evaluating the cost of a loan, financial literacy provides the foundation to make a …

Teaching

I Tried These 7 Ways to Unlock My Creativity + Here’s What Happened

No matter what kind of job you have, from CEO to candle maker, creativity plays a huge role in your success and happiness. The business site Inc. explored this trait, citing that “60 percent of CEOs polled by IBM agreed that creativity was the most important skill to possess in a leadership role.” …

Creativity

Emotional Intelligence, Generation Z, and the Next Big Leadership Challenge

For one thing, they're a lot less independent than you might think... which is fine if you're a boss, but does mean you'll have to adjust your leadership style accordingly.<p>Generation Z has been called "millennials on steroids." They've been called "the next big retail disrupter." They're the …

Emotional Intelligence

How the Internet Is Complicating the Art of Teaching

Educators design lots of lessons and other learning resources, and increasingly they’re being shared online—often free of cost and in ways that are too personalized to be universally applicable.<p>A time-honored nugget of the political stump speech is the anecdote about the teacher who brings …

Education Technology

How This Entrepreneur Makes $150,000 a Month by Helping You Sell Online

Chase Bowers' Shopified App has become a go-to resource for online sellers. Here's how to replicate his success.<p>At first glance, Chase Bowers' success story might seem like an anomaly. In just a few months, he went from $0 in revenue to making more than $150,000 a month--all without leaving his …

eCommerce