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Jeff Bezos teaches his kids math with a strategy that's made Chinese and Singaporean students the best in the world — but it's unusual in the US

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO and richest person in the world, has amassed his wealth by being creative and trying unorthodox ways of solving problems.<p>It seems he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, use the same approach for their children's education.<p>"We tried all sorts of things ... Mandarin lessons, the …

It’s Time To Quit The Abusive Practice Of Mocking Children’s Emotions

“All that over a freaking granola bar!” the woman huffed and pushed the cart quickly away.<p>It’s important to state, for the record, that I am <i>not</i> a …

Leading Effectively When You Inherit a Mess

An executive I work with recently stepped into the biggest challenge of her career. Recruited from outside the organization, she faced multiple problems: The business was losing money, costs were bloated, customer loyalty was fading, and key talent was defecting. Her predecessor had made a failed …

Floating Over Mont St. Michel

Guided Tours - Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)

The only way to get inside Frederick Douglass's historic house is to be on a guided tour. Rangers guide interpretive tours of the house every day at …

Kinfolk and Kappa Team up on a ’90s Football-Inspired Kit

Kinfolk, the Brooklyn and Tokyo-based clothing brand and nightlife destination, is having a pretty good 2017. Just recently, they were named one of …

Why Primary Teachers Are Failing Our Children

Reading Time: 3 minutes.Why do primary schools not employ specialists? Primary teachers are General Practitioners but what children (and fellow …

Beyond Respectability: A New Book on Black Female Public Intellectuals

<i>This post is part of my blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History and African Diaspora Studies.</i> …

When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

If you know anything about New Orleans public schools, you probably know this: Hurricane Katrina wiped them out and almost all the schools became privately run charters.<p>Many of those schools subscribed to the <i>no excuses</i> discipline model — the idea that if you crack down on slight misbehavior, you …

Common Praises Black Women's Leadership At Hip-Hop Honors

“Black women, we see you. We love you."<p>Monday’s VH1 Hip-Hop Honors wasn’t just about honoring the matrons of hip-hop, but honoring all black women. Period.<p>While introducing a tribute to Queen Latifah, Common also took time to pay homage to the women of the movement for black rights who’ve worked …

Amazon Debuts Tool Allowing Parents To Track Kids’ Activities

Many parents monitor their child’s activity when using a computer, phone, or tablet, but the task of checking individual apps and browsing history …

Amazon's Jeff Bezos constantly reminds his workers about the biggest enemy: 'Irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline.'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos knows a thing or two about building a successful business.<p>Several analysts have predicted that Amazon will be the world's first company with a trillion-dollar valuation, and Bezos recently became the second-richest person on earth.<p>In his latest letter to Amazon shareholders, …

How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

How you work is far more important than how much you work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than …

A Home That Honors Black History in New Orleans: Before & "Almost-After"

Adjacent to the statement couch (pink, velvet, <i>and</i> tufted) and just underneath a crystal chandelier are a pair of movie theater seats. They're a faded shade of sunshine and they fold up demurely, a grounding element in an otherwise happy-swanky room. K.V. Harper, the owner and designer of this home, …

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It’ll Be Gone

On a plate, a single banana seems whimsical—yellow and sweet, contained in its own easy-to-open peel. It is a charming breakfast luxury as silly as …

Forestry

How Black Books Lit My Way Along The Appalachian Trail

"I can confirm that one does not walk 2,000 miles across the face of this country as a black woman without building up an incredible sense of self."<p><b>For many, the</b> <b>Appalachian Trail</b> is a footpath of numbers. There are miles to Maine. The daily chance of precipitation. Distance to the next campsite …

Enslaved Africans Do Not Count As Immigrants

Let’s file this one under “Things we shouldn’t have to explain.”<p>Ben Carson, the new secretary of housing and urban development, portrayed enslaved Africans as immigrants during a speech to the agency’s employees on Monday.<p>Yes, he called people who were enslaved “immigrants.” No, this isn’t a …

Two Excellent Resources On Effective Ways To Influence Your Congressperson

There are lots of ideas we want our students to learn about being an active citizen, and strategies for achieving social change is one of them (see …

A history of sanctuary cities: How Black Americans protected fugitive slaves

Frederick Douglass called on free and enslaved people to defy state and federal laws that protected slavery<p>Barbara Krauthamer<p>February 9, 2017 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Over the past few days, the national climate has grown increasingly tense over the …

Notre Dame by night

Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning

Words are meaningless unless all concerned agree on their specific definitions. Even if there is a general consensus on terms, what those terms …

Pedagogy

Why you lie to your board

Here’s part two of our interview with Marc Pitman, where he talks about how we lie to our boards, why we lie to our boards, and how to help our board …

Your donors lose trust in you. Here’s why.

Why are CEOs insecure? Why are boards confused? And what does this lead to? Marc Pitman tells us!<p><b>MT: You said, because of all these problems, we</b> …

Why you need to stop looking for “rich people”

I hear this all the time.“Where do we find rich people to give to us?”Ugh.No.No. No. No.If you’re looking for rich people, that tells me you care …

[VIDEO] Asking in a Way That Helps Donors Say Yes

Andrea Kihlstedt recently joined us for a webinar in which she explained a kinder, gentler way of asking for gifts that’ll help your donors say …

Best Fundraising Blogs of 2016

Since the founding of Accelevents (and before), our team has been actively involved in the fundraising space. While most of our time involves helping …

Donor Story Sequence

Take your donors on a storytelling journey.<p>In this video, you're going to learn:<p>How to use storytelling to engage your donors<br>• 3 golden nuggets for …

Vitamin D 'heals damaged hearts'

<b>Vitamin D supplements may help people with diseased hearts, a study suggests.</b><p>A trial on 163 heart failure patients found supplements of the vitamin, which is made in the skin when exposed to sunlight, improved their hearts' ability to pump blood around the body.<p>The Leeds Teaching Hospitals team, …