Peter Arashiro

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Show What You Know: The Shift To Competency

“GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless,” said Laszlo Bock, former head of HR at Google. “Google famously used to ask everyone for a transcript and GPAs and test scores, but we don’t anymore, unless you’re just a few years out of school. We found that they don’t …

Education Technology

Why Would People Consider Quitting Their Jobs, Exactly? Gallup Research Sums Up the Entire Reason in 1 Sentence

Gallup asked over 195,000 employees to indicate how important certain job attributes are when considering whether to jump ship and take another job with a different organization. Here are the surprising results.<p>In 2017, Gallup released the third iteration of their infamous workplace report, the</i> …

Employee Engagement

Here Is One Thing You Should Never Do If You Want To Capture Everyone's Attention

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has banned PowerPoint in executive meetings since 2004. And with good reason. Around that time, the data visualization pioneer Edward Tufte warned his readers about PowerPoint. “Power corrupts,” he said. “PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.” Maybe humans just can’t be …

Jeff Bezos

Teaching pupils how they learn boosts progress by seven months

Getting pupils to think more about how they learn can boost their academic progress by seven months, according to new guidance.<p>The government-backed …

Pedagogy

Jimmy Fallon Tells Tina Fey He Hopes His Daughters Grow Up To Be Like Her

“You worked so hard and found a voice and found your way and you made your own dreams come true.”<p>Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon pulled an adorable prank on “The Tonight Show” Thursday, but Fey had no idea that a sweet surprise was in store for her as well.<p>Fallon and his former “Saturday Night Live” …

Comedy

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years - The Atlantic

Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, the data reflect the results of reading and math tests administered to a sample of …

Education

Let’s Prepare Students for the World—Not Tests

Opinion | Technology in School<p>Let’s Prepare Students for the World—Not Tests<p>By Jay McTighe and Matthew Gross     Apr 16, 2017<p>My Life Graphic / …

Education

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

Blended & Online Learning Design (BOLD) Fellows

Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching and the CIRTL Network(Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) share a mission to enhance …

Education Technology

The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’

I teach at a big state university, and I often receive emails from software companies offering to help me do a basic part of my job: figuring out what my students have learned.<p>If you thought this task required only low-tech materials like a pile of final exams and a red pen, you’re stuck in the …

Students

Slot machines perfected addictive gaming. Now, tech wants their tricks

Engineers of addictionSlot machines perfected addictive gaming. Now, tech wants their tricks<p>By Andrew Thompson<p><b>You can play a slot</b> machine in Las Vegas before you’ve even reached baggage claim: there are tiny slots parlors in every terminal of McCarran International Airport. Once you pick up your …

Slot Machines

What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?

These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. And in a way, this does make sense. Blended …

Education Technology

Why ‘What Works’ Doesn’t: False Positives in Education Research

Opinion | Research<p>Why ‘What Works’ Doesn’t: False Positives in Education Research<p>By Jay Lynch and Nathan Martin     Feb 12, 2017<p>Tyler Vigen / CC BY …

Pedagogy

The Road to Disastrous Educational Businesses Is Paved With Good Intentions

Edtech Business<p>The Road to Disastrous Educational Businesses Is Paved With Good Intentions<p>By Jonathan A. Knee     Nov 16, 2016<p>Image Credit: …

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The proportion of the global population living on less than $1.90 per person per day has fallen—from 18 percent in 2008 to 11 percent in 2013, …

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Dear Governor McDonnell<p>We understand that during a recent radio appearance you suggested that "there should at least be a discussion" of the idea …

A confession and a question on personalized learning

As I observed last year in <i>Letters</i>, three decades as an education roustabout have taught me at least one thing: The passion that so many bring to …

Personalized Learning

How Warren Buffett’s billionaire deputy became an “expert-generalist”

Countless books and articles have been written about Warren Buffett. Surprisingly few have been written about his business partner of over 40 years, Charlie Munger.<p>Munger has stayed out of the public eye, giving only a small number of public talks, and he’s rarely been covered in the media. At …

Albert Einstein

Low-Income Communities Are Struggling to Support Churches

The institutions need money to serve people. But in many cases, they get that money from those they serve.<p>If there is ever a competition for the title of Busiest Minister in America, the smart money will be on Yoan Mora, senior pastor of Primera Iglesia Cristiana, a small but vibrant …

Personalized Learning Is the Answer. (I Forgot the Question.)

The latest buzzword in U.S. public education these days is personalized learning.Depending on whom you ask, the term refers to a model, a strategy, a …

Pedagogy

Difficult Client Or Campaign? How To Motivate Your Employees To Reach The Finish Line

Every business, regardless of industry, is going to face challenges that impact its team members. When that challenge happens to be a difficult client or campaign, it can really take a toll on employee morale. Working day in and day out with an aggressive or overly demanding client, or a campaign …

Employee Engagement

Roy Moore Spokesman Goes Blank After Jake Tapper Schools Him On The Constitution

That was awkward.<p>Ted Crockett, a spokesman for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, apparently just found out that lawmakers don’t have to be sworn into office with a Christian Bible.<p>The lesson was delivered during a Tuesday interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.<p>When Tapper asked why Moore …

United States

Teen Helps Collapsing Dallas Marathon Runner Win The Race

"The only thing I could think of to do was to pick her up, so I picked her up," 17-year-old Ariana Luterman said.<p>Chandler Self had hit the wall in the Dallas Marathon on Sunday when she got a literal pick-me-up.<p>Self, in first place, was staggering toward the finish of the 26.2-mile race when Ariana …

Marathons

How to Get Your Mind to Read

Americans are not good readers. Many blame the ubiquity of digital media. We’re too busy on Snapchat to read, or perhaps internet skimming has made us incapable of reading serious prose. But Americans’ trouble with reading predates digital technologies. The problem is not bad reading habits …

Education