ROBERT EDWARDS

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Strategies for Reaching Quiet, Disengaged, Struggling, and Troublemaking Students

To check my thinking, I spoke to Susan Cain, author of <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking</i>. "I hear too many stories of …

Teaching

Harvard has seen a surge in applicants who want to concentrate in a particular field

The Harvard Crimson reports 39,044 students applied for around 2,000 spots in the class of 2020, narrowly beating last year's total of 37,305 applicants.<p>Moreover, the number of applicants interested in pursuing computer science increased by 22.1% over last year.<p>Admissions director Marlyn E. McGrath …

Computer Science

Scientists discovered something surprising about why we take sighs of relief

Well, you can discount that advice entirely, because sighing's actually a crucial reflex that keeps our lungs healthy, and researchers have just uncovered the switch in our brain that controls it.<p>The team identified two tiny clusters of neurons in the brain stem that automatically turn normal …

Stanford University

What Your Work Lunch Says About You

Oh, you're one of *those.*<p>Salad<p>To quote one of the greats: "Congratulations. You played yourself." It's not that a pile of oil-slicked leaves is inherently bad (so much chewing, tho)—it's just that it's not nutritionally or texturally good enough to be The Standard. Nonetheless, you honor …

12 successful people share their best productivity hacks

The secret to working more efficiently isn't about working more or less, but smarter.<p>Here, 12 successful people share how to do just that, compliments of their productivity hacks. Get ready to get focused:

Time Management

American capitalism has failed us: We’re overworked, underemployed and more powerless than ever before

Denmark, Norway and Sweden are all thriving under democratic socialism. Why is it so difficult for us to embrace?<p>[<i>This is a joint</i> TomDispatch<i>/</i>Nation <i>article and appears in print in slightly shortened form in the new issue of the</i> Nation <i>magazine</i>.]<p>Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting …

Middle-class

Why so many straight women like to befriend gay men

For years, friendships between straight women and gay men have been a subject of pop culture fascination. Books, television shows and feature length …

7 Scientifically Proven Ways To Increase Your Influence

I got a chance to interview Udemy.com Instructor and Lead Human Behavioral Investigator Vanessa Van Edwards. Her mission in life is to help you …

The scientific case for letting go of your workplace grudges

Forgiveness is good for our health. It can reduce depression and stress, and increase empathy and hope. Unfortunately, it’s a quality that tends to be in short supply in the modern workplace.<p>I was reminded of this point while chatting with a reporter for a local TV station who was dubious about …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Powerful Thoughts That Can Make All Your Relationships Easier

Thoughts. We create them nearly every second in our lives. We cannot help it. It is part of our nature. Our parents, friends, and environment have a …

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity when you own a small business

Time is a precious commodity, especially when you're a small business owner and it feels like there are always a million things to do.<p>"Most small business owners don't build time into their workdays for things that are not just run, run, run for the business," Laura Vanderkam, time-management …

Small Business

Create Fake iPhone Text Messages

<b>How it works</b><br>Select Sender (SMS/iMessage) or Receiver and write a message. If you are familiar with the iPhone message system, you'll know that the …

Tutorials

15 Questions To Ask When Introducing New Content To Students

by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>It just might be that in a society where information is abundant, thinking habits are more important than knowledge.<p>Somewhere beneath …

8 Ways To Remember Absolutely Everything You Learn

Do you struggle to remember everything you've learned? Check out 8 mind tips and tricks that can help you to make sure you remember everything you …

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

Game Development

MIT Is Opening An Innovation Center In Hong Kong

Hong Kong is to be the location for a startup accelerator-style center of innovation from famed tech-focused U.S. university MIT.<p>The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (better know as MIT) announced today that it will open its first ever “Innovation Node” in the Asian city-state next summer. The …

Innovation

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

Artificial Intelligence

University of Missouri Faculty Stages Walkout as Racism Protests Widen

The Atlanta Journal-Consitution/AP<p>AP<p>Ted Dully—The Boston Globe/Getty Images<p>Bettmann/Corbis<p>Paul Sakuma—AP<p>Dana Linnane—The Michigan Daily/AP<p>David L. …

Justice

Cheating in Online Classes Is Now Big Business

The growth in courses available on the web has led to a growth in paid services that will impersonate students and do their work for them.<p>When I was in high school, I cheated pretty regularly. And I mean all the time. I remember writing chemistry formulas on small bits of paper that I then sealed …

Higher Education

22 Amazing Apps That Will Revitalize Your Love Of Reading

*Disappears with phone for months*<p><i>Thumbnail photo credit sam74100 / ThinkStock</i>

10 Signs You Have Exceptional Mental Strength | Inc.com

Just a few weeks ago here on Inc.com we published advice from psychotherapist Amy Morin laying out bad habits you need to break if you want to achieve incredible mental strength. But what if you read the list and were inspired to give your brain a workout, axing unhelpful thought patterns from your …

Self-help

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

College & University

The 13 most innovative schools in the world

It can be a floating school in an impoverished region, like the one in Lagos, Nigeria.<p>Or it can be a school that's blind to gender, like Egalia, in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>Keep scrolling to see what the future of education can, and probably should, look like.

Pedagogy

Never Forget a Name Again: 7 Tricks | Inc.com

You're considerate, polite, and well aware of the value of a great first impression. So why on earth is it that half the time when you're introduced to someone new, literally seconds later you've completely forgotten his or her name?<p>Blame it on your brain. According to a fun short video from Asap …

Ben Affleck

Get Smarter with the 5 Best Brain Boosting Supplements

If you are looking for supplements to help improve your memory, mental clarity, focus and concentration, and to combat the hazards of age-related …

Wellness

5 Good Places to Find Educational Video Content for Your Class

‘SchoolTube.com is the nation's largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators - exclusively …

Education Technology

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

Self-improvement

The Brief Wondrous Life of Teachers' Mental Health

Fresh chalk and clean seats line the classroom as the promise of changing lives fills the heads and hearts of new teachers prepping their first lessons. The fresh car smell enveloping the next few months inevitably will fade and an aroma filled with the demands of teaching --from ensuring students …