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Assessing 21st Century Skills in Students

This presentation takes the Microsoft 21st Century Learning Design Program a step further to look at the assessment of student skills.

21st Century Skills

Parents make a big difference just by talking

<b>The think tank's education director Andreas Schleicher explains how much positive impact can come from simple changes such as parents taking time to talk to their children and eating a meal together.</b><p>Perhaps the most distressing threat to student well-being is bullying, and it can have serious …

Students

Five tips to get the most out of your workday

Getting a lot done each day is about more than just having the right productivity tools and setup. It’s about taking care of your body and mind, and …

13 of the most relaxing ways to burn calories

Much of the success or failure of an exercise program depends on your ability to stick to it, and incorporate it into your routine.<p>One way to get into the habit of exercise is to find activities you enjoy from the start — that relax you as much as they get your body moving.<p>Business Insider recently …

Why You Should Stop Saying You're Swamped -- And How To Better Prioritize Your Time

Swamped. Slammed. Crazy busy.<p>You have probably heard some iteration of how busy everyone is these days. There appears to be a need to out-claim how much harder you are working than the next person when they ask “What have you been up to?” as if it is a badge of honor to seem deflated at life.<p>We are …

Time Management

Why Working Less is Good for Business | Inc.com

<i>Richard Walton is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member in Cape Town and Founder of AVirtual, a service that provides virtual personal assistants. We asked Richard about his thoughts on the traditional five-day workweek. Here's what he had to say.</i><p>The idea that working longer hours means …

Time Management

Make every aspect of your life better by sending 5 simple emails

You can make strides in 5 fundamental areas by just sending 5 emails.<p>1. Happiness<p>Every morning send a friend, family member or co-worker an email to say thanks for something.<p>Might sound silly but it's actually excellent advice on how to make your life better.<p>There's tons and tons and tons of …

Mentally Strong People Don't Just Tell Themselves To Be Happy, They Do These 4 Things

Do you ever find yourself wondering why you aren’t happier? Sometimes, it seems like the act of <i>saying</i> you’re happy isn’t enough to actually make you …

Happiness

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

How Probiotics Will Help You Achieve Your Clearest Skin

Forget acne and sensitive skin<p>This year, you can achieve your clearest, calmest, and brightest skin yet. The key? Probiotics, for your face.<p>First up, a quick refresher: Probiotics, also known as “good” bacteria, are living microorganisms naturally found in our bodies. In fact, about 90 percent of …

Follow This 4-Step Routine Every Friday

Don't make the mistake of treating Friday like any other workday.<p>Having a specific and intentional routine on Friday will set you up for a relaxing weekend and a successful following week.<p>Follow this 4-step process every Friday to maximize your productivity and peace of mind:<p><b>1. Block off your</b> …

Successful people think differently than the rest of us — here's how you can, too

They always find a way to come out on top regardless of the curveballs life throws at them. They seem to live by the motto, "When life gives you lemons, make organic artisanal lemonade."<p>Meanwhile other people, even with the bigger advantages, somehow lack the ability to plan and execute… and end up …

Keeping A Happiness Jar Is A Great Idea, And We Should All Be Doing It

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of seven books including her very famous memoir, <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>, and her latest, <i>Big Magic</i>, is doing something wonderfully …