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Child of Our Time reveals modern-day teenagers to be thoughtful, mature technocrats – review

When Robert Winston embarked on <b>Child of Our Time</b> (BBC One), a Seven Up!-style project to follow the lives of 25 babies born at the turn of the millennium, he had little idea how much technology would transform the world for children growing up over the subsequent few years.<p>It dominated this …

An ETF focused on LGBT-friendly companies doubled the gain of its benchmark

Tuesday saw the launch of a pair of exchange-traded funds built along “biblical values,” holding companies that offer “Christian-themed products or …

Investing

The 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

Forever is a long time to hold a stock. Most investors hold on to a stock for less time than the late Elizabeth Taylor held on to a husband. …

How to Easily Maintain a Water Heater

Get more hot water and extend the life of your water heater by following these tips.<p>A well-functioning water heater keeps a household running smoothly. When the water cools or runs out, everyone will notice the next time they want a nice, hot shower. Here are a few steps you can take to maximize …

The Four Pillars Of Performance That Turn Diversity Into A Competitive Advantage

The term “diversity” is becoming so widespread that its meaning is becoming increasingly unclear. This lack of clarity has become damaging because without understanding why and how diversity is beneficial, companies will continue to invest significant resources without moving the needle.<p>We describe …

Using Data to Determine When a Do-Over Is Necessary

Until the end of the period, it was hard to tell if the class was a complete disaster or if some of it was salvageable. There were pockets of …

7 Time-Saving Strategies For Teachers That Put Students First

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Pedagogy

A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

Math is a notoriously hard subject for many kids and adults. There is a gender gap, a race gap, and just generally bad performance in many countries.<p>John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the …

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

Neuroscience

Secret Teacher: we must end the spiral of negativity in teaching

The self-pitying blogs and political rants that pervade teaching might be cathartic, but they don’t help our wellbeing. We need to be more constructive<p>I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and the current climate in education is no exception. We’ve all read the headlines: Sats …

Teaching

The Right Way to Off-Board a Departing Employee

When a valuable employee tells you she’s leaving, worrying about losing her institutional knowledge and experience is understandable. How can you oversee the transition in a way that helps you retain that expertise? Who should be involved? How far in advance of the employee’s end date do you need …

Why Binge Watching is to Blame for Kids Not Learning

Craig Blewett, <i>University of KwaZulu-Natal</i><p>The Collins English Dictionary unveiled a thoroughly modern concept as its word of the year for 2015: binge watching. It usually refers to consuming endless hours of movies or series on Netflix, one after the other. But binge watching is about the more …

Education Technology

Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers

October 29, 2015<br>Theory informs practice and without a solid theoretical base we risk having an impaired praxis. This is clearly noticeable in the …

6 Interview Questions You Must Ask if You Want to Hire the Best People

Toss the canned interview questions and try these instead.<p>There's no lack of sources for canned interview questions. A quick Google search on the phrase <i>interview questions</i> turns up about 20 million hits! Good luck with that.<p>In 30 years of interviewing people for roles in fast-paced startup …

What Jefferson can teach you about teamwork

Back in the 1800s, Thomas Jefferson turned the dinner party into something more than an opportunity for drinks and small talk. He started a tradition …

Independent School Diversity network - ISDN

<i>Registration will Open Soon<br>for our 10th season<br>​ for 2018 - 2019!</i><p>​​<b>What:</b> <b><br>The On Track Program a Saturday educational enrichment program for students</b> …

Adult support of bullied LGB youths tied to fewer suicide attempts

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bullied lesbian, gay and bisexual high school students are less likely to fight and attempt suicide when they feel connected to an adult at school, suggests a new study.<p>Helping these lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) kids develop meaningful connections with adults at …

All the National Chains That Offer Free Wi-Fi

Sometimes, you just need to quickly grab some free Wi-Fi while you're walking through town. You probably know that nearby coffee shops offer Wi-Fi, …

Safe and Cool: A Sunken Trampoline For Kids

A new idea is born for child safety, a <b>sunken trampoline</b>. Sunken trampolines seek to alleviate the safety issues while giving kids plenty of bouncing …

Disabled Chiahuahua Gets New Outlook on Life with 3D Printed Cart

[Turbo] is a disabled Chiahuahua who has brought in quite a bit of media interest after [Mark Deadrick] designed and 3D printed some new wheels for …

American Girl Discontinues Its Only Asian-American Doll

Seven years ago, American Girl introduced its first Asian-American doll in its exclusive historical line: Ivy Ling, a Chinese-American girl growing up in San Francisco during the 1970s. Though she was a companion to another doll, Ivy represented a quiet acknowledgement of the rapidly growing …

A Simple Nuance that Produces Great Strategy Discussions

All too often strategy meetings devolve into pitched battles over who is right and who is wrong about the company’s future direction. How can you reshape the discussion to produce collaboration rather than discord?<p>The key is to switch the fundamental question you consider from <i>what is true</i> to what</i> …

End of School

Graduation<p>Teacher Notes: <br>When I coached the graduation speakers I had them list the top 15 popular song titles. Then the students would embed the …

Nomadic Shelving

The Tipi shelving system is a project that contemplates the borders between transience and permanence. One can easily transfer, assemble, change, …

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.<p>A century of research shows that traditional grammar lessons—those hours spent diagramming sentences and memorizing parts of speech—don’t help and may even hinder students’ efforts to become better writers. Yes, they …