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Street Style

Assigning the Unessay in the U.S. Survey

For the past several semesters, I’ve offered students in my US History to 1877 survey the option of completing an “unessay” in place of a traditional …

Humanities

Checking In: Are Math Assignments Measuring Up? - The Education Trust

Nearly every state includes measures of college- and career-readiness in their accountability plans under the <i>Every Student Succeeds Act</i>, and the …

Education

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

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These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Personal Finance

20 Questions To Reflect On Your Teaching This Year So Next Year Is Better

20 Questions To Reflect On Your Teaching This Year So Next Year Is Better by Terry Heick I don’t know how your school year is going and/or ‘went’ …

Pedagogy

8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, …

Pat McAfee explains how Troy Polamalu ruined his life

May 03,2018<p>If you have never heard former NFL punter Pat McAfee tell the story of how former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu ruined his life, you don’t know what you are missing. Rather than giving you a lot of setup for the story McAfee told on his podcast, we just invite you to listen …

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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

It's Time to Let Go of Tired Teaching Habits

Guest post by Aric Foster<p>The first time a grading guru told me that points and percentages were unhealthy and perhaps immoral, I was first shocked, …

What It's Like To Be A Muslim Woman In Hijab Teaching In The Trump Era

For nearly two decades now, being an American Muslim has come to mean seeing my faith eviscerated in headlines everywhere I go, feeling the eyes of people watching me as the subway conductor announces, “If you see something, say something,” or having people constantly imply that I am …

Another Elementary School Is Banning Homework & People Are Torn Whether It's A Good Idea

As students, it’s a decision we all wish came 20 years ago. One school in Montreal, Ecole Elizabeth Ballantyne, has reportedly adopted a new policy …

Teaching

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Textbook on number theory acclaimed for its novel approach

It's not often that a mathematics textbook is described as "gorgeous" or "a work of practical art." But <i>An Illustrated Theory of Numbers</i> by Martin …

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

How to Have That Talk With Your Son—Without Dying of Embarrassment

When it comes to initiating that awkward but necessary discussion about puberty with your kids, there has always been a sense of urgency about girls: …

Middle School

Marie Kondo: Why a tidier life is a richer — and happier — one

You might already realize excessive belongings, messy habits and a disorderly home can drain away cash and valuable time. But fixing these problems — …

Minimalism

The 1 Sentence That Will Make You a More Effective Speaker Every Time

This one simple trick will make your speeches clear, concise, and compelling every time.<p>"Clear writing is clear thinking." My 10th-grade English teacher shared that morsel of wisdom once as I was slogging through a 20-page term paper with no idea where I was going or how to make the points I wanted …

Public Speaking

Want to Get More Done? Answer These 5 Questions Every Night

Changing your life and winning the next day starts with these 5 questions.<p>When it comes to staying on the positive end of the spectrum to growth and expansion, many people think that high performers have a secret that the majority doesn't possess.<p>However, their success isn't rooted in secrets and …

Lifehacks

20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Change is up to you.<p>Change is a hard concept to grasp -- and can be even harder to cope with it. Whether you’re switching careers, leaving a company or ending a relationship, change comes in all sizes -- big and small. And while some change can be exciting, other times it can be difficult.<p>Having …

Entrepreneurship

Millennials are breaking the one big salary taboo — and it's changing how companies operate

The talkative youngsters of the office are using their voices to make the workplace more equal.<p>According to a survey conducted by The Cashlorette, a personal finance site run by Bankrate, people 18 to 36 years old are far more comfortable discussing their salaries with coworkers, friends, and …

Why Culture Is More Important Than You Think!

Your company culture is the unique collection of values that defines for your organization, what is and is not tolerated, accepted, and lauded. If corporate transformation sounds difficult, that's because it is. According to research done by The Boston Consulting Group, PwC, and my own research, …

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

This Creamy, Boozy Apple Cake Is Stupidly Easy To Make

Where has this recipe been all my life?<p>The custardy, rum-spiked apple cake known as <i>kuchen borracho</i> is the extraordinary result of what happens when …

Five Questions You Should Ask To Get the Most Out Of Your Parents' Evening Appointment. The Lowdown For Parents, Written By A Teacher

Parents of school-aged children: brace yourselves. Parents' evening season is upon us.<p>For the uninitiated, parents' evening allows you to discuss …

29 Motivational Quotes to Get Yourself Charged

Albert Einstein was a slow learner at school. He was expelled for his poor learning ability. Today we know him as the father of modern physics.<p>J. K. …

Motivation

47 Incredible Movies You Need To Watch If You Want To Be A Film Buff

You'll never be bored again.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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

We tried Keurig coffee pods from 11 major brands — here's the only one worth buying

There's no question that a good cup of coffee can help start your day on the right foot.<p>But a good cup of coffee doesn't need to mean grinding your own beans and weighing them before arduously making a pour over — sometimes convenience trumps taste.<p>But can't we have both?<p>We decided to see which …

Coffee

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns