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These Are The Best Audiobooks As Read By The Authors

Some books are just meant to be listened to.<p>Some books are meant to be read, others are best listened to. The audiobooks below are all narrated by their authors, adding another form of intimacy to the experience. In their expert voices, they might deliver a great joke, or emphasize a great sentence …

Books

Math Class Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Solution

I love math, but I know that I’m unusual. Math anxiety is a rampant problem across the country. Researchers now know that when people with math …

Teaching

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Think This 1 Teaching Method Will Shake Up Education. Here's Why You Should Care

Personalized learning is the way forward in education and therefore our economy. Here's why.<p>We currently don't have the silver bullet to education. We're not quite sure what works and what doesn't. Maybe it's because we all learn differently. But whatever the reason, "personalized learning" is on …

Education

Getting The Most Out Of Pre-K, 'The Most Important' Year In School

Suzanne Bouffard's new book, <i>The Most Important Year,</i> may be just what parents of preschoolers have been waiting for: a guide to what a quality pre-K program should look like.<p>Bouffard spent a lot of time in classrooms watching teachers do some really good things and some not-so-good things.<p><b>What are</b> …

Pedagogy

What American kids can learn from Chinese schools about real “grit”

When Lenora Chu, a Chinese-American, enrolled her son in an elite public school in Shanghai, she was in for a few surprises. Her son was force-fed eggs, a food he hated. When Chu questioned the teacher about her methods, she was roundly reprimanded for questioning a teacher’s authority. Her child …

Middle School

There's a teaching method tech billionaires love — here's how teachers are learning it

It involves students guiding their own lessons with the help of technology, while teachers take on more of a coaching role if problems emerge. For its apparent benefits in getting kids up to speed in reading and math, advocates have claimed it could — and should — become the future of US …

Asking These 3 Questions Every Day Will Make You Incredibly Productive (and Successful)

Beat procrastination and maximize productivity by staying focused on what matters most.<p>With so many competing demands for our attention at work, and in our personal lives, it can be a real challenge to focus on what matters most and stay productive.<p>Our to-do lists seem to get longer each day, each …

Time Management

The uncomfortable, powerful truth every manager realizes after getting a promotion

People usually get promotions because of their outstanding achievements and success. But most good leaders realize a strange paradox while climbing the career ladder. As Sarah Thompson, CEO of global advertising firm Droga5, tells the New York Times: “There’s less glory the more senior you get.”<p>In …

Leadership

Professors at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton say their advice to incoming freshmen can be 'distilled to 3 words'

"We are scholars and teachers at Princeton, Harvard, and Yale who have some thoughts to share and advice to offer students who are headed off to colleges around the country," they wrote. "Our advice can be distilled to three words: Think for yourself."<p>The letter continued:<p>"Thinking for yourself …

Want Your Kids to Succeed in School and Life? Science Says to Instill This 1 Thing Above All Else

The science is out of UPenn and Stanford; the wisdom is timeless.<p>When Angela Lee Duckworth was a young teacher in New York, she became obsessed with something seemingly simple yet remarkably hard to predict: why did some students "succeed" (learn the material and perform well), while others didn't? …

Self-improvement

How to Tell If You Have a Truly Outstanding Mentor

The intent is for you to learn how to listen to yourself rather than become reliant on what another person has to say.<p><i>What are red flags in a mentor-student relationship? And what are some markers that it is positive and healthy? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge,</i> …

Sigmund Freud

A psychotherapist shares 4 ways you can channel your anxiety into something positive

Everyone faces anxiety from time to time. We feel nervous when we're going to approach someone with an important question, or feel butterflies when we're about to give a presentation.<p>The sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience are normally thought of as hindrances to your performance, but …

The complete guide to not going to college

Kids grow up and go to college. Such is the norm. And yes—you could. Perhaps should. Think of the current economic climate, which all but requires people entering the workforce to arrive at job interviews brandishing their university transcript; think of the social benefits, the broadening of …

Higher Education

Want to Be a Great Leader? A Navy SEAL Commander Says You Must Adopt This 1 Key Habit

Every great leader fails sometimes. Here's the best practice to follow when you fall short, according to one of the country's most-respected military leaders.<p>If there's one thing Admiral William McRaven knows a lot about, it's failure.<p>Not that he is a failure himself, of course. McRaven is the …

Self-improvement

14 CEOs reveal the No. 1 job skill they look for in employees

There's no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self help gurus to your least favorite in-law thinks they're an expert on the subject.<p>Good advice — useful, nuanced, and proven — is harder to come by.<p>After all, it's tough to suss out what employers value in their …

17 Skills That Are Hard to Learn but Will Pay Off Forever

#7: Mind your business<p>The best things in life may be free, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.<p>That’s …

Self-improvement

How to Win an Argument, According to Science (Infographic)

With a few simple tricks, you can consistently be on the winning side.<p>2 min read<p>Whether you’re right or wrong, winning an argument can be a challenge. Luckily, with a few simple tricks, you can learn how to debate like a pro.<p>For starters, rather than coming off aggressively, start a conversation. …

Infographics

This 1 Word Will Make You a More Effective Leader Today

Stop being so responsive. Instead, protect your time and energy for the things that matter most.<p>Leadership is hard work, and good leaders spend countless hours learning the skills we need to (hopefully) become great.<p>That's why when I found out about this incredibly simple technique for improving my …

Leadership

Want Your Employees to Respect You? Give Them the 1 Thing Most Bosses Never Do

This is a signature trait of the best leaders. It's also a rare commodity and extremely hard to pull off in a business setting.<p>A signature trait of the most likable leaders -- a trait that leads to uncommon loyalty in employees as well as business results -- is one that's extremely hard to pull …

workimprovement

Betsy DeVos Knew How to Wield Power in Michigan. It’s Not Working in D.C.

Betsy DeVos used to have more friends. Way back in 2016, a coalition of reputable, fair-minded education reformers — some of them Democrats — got …

Stutfield Glacier at Columbia Icefield

No fewer than four glaciers of the Columbia Icefield can be seen at once from Icefields Parkway; and one of those glaciers is Stutfield Glacier in …

Amazon Prime is getting closer to Jeff Bezos’ dream

Jeff Bezos wants everyone to be an Amazon Prime subscriber. He’s getting closer to making that happen.<p>As of late June, 85 million people in the US were signed up for Prime, Amazon’s signature membership program, according to new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), a leading …

Cloud Computing

3 lessons on why toxic bosses succeed and how we can stop them

A new study found that many of us are working with bosses who are making us miserable.<p>A Life Meets Work survey of 1,000 college-educated U.S. …

The Workplace

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

The cream of leadership rises to the top when these things happen.<p>The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, …

Employment

3 Reasons All Great Leaders Have Mentors (And Mentees)

Trying to do great things is difficult. Trying to do them alone is, more often than not, impossible. That’s why all great leaders have mentors, and also mentor others. No matter how competitive you may feel – especially early in your career – success is, in reality, a team sport.<p>Steve Jobs had Bill …