Nathaniel Solofra

11 Flips | 2 Magazines | @nathanielso74r0 | Spanish Teacher - Student Mentor

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way.<p><i>Maybe I should order them all . . .</i><p>Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then …

Management

Two Words to Help You Gut Check Your Career

I love my career in competitive strategy, research, and teaching. It engages my mind. I feel an ongoing sense of discovery. I like helping people make decisions that will get them more of what they want.<p>Still, when I think back to my childhood, I don’t remember ever thinking that when I grow up I …

There are only 3 types of interview questions. Here are your answers.

<b></b>Now that I’ve read, and re-read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I’m more conscious about what I keep and what I throw out. I’m hard-core now. …

Too many kids quit science because they don’t think they’re smart

For most students, science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) subjects are not intuitive or easy. Learning in general—and STEM in particular—requires repeated trial and error, and a student’s lack of confidence can sometimes stand in her own way. And although teachers and parents may think …

Self-improvement

Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It.

<b>See Mrs. Jones.</b> She has a fantastic idea for a new assignment. It’s going to be challenging and engaging and fun. Before she can give this assignment …

Why Resilient People Are Happier—and How to Be More Like Them

One day I walked into my house to find our cat playing gleefully with a baby lizard. He would pick up the lizard in his mouth, give it a little …

Using Participatory Journals to Connect Students

In Art Class<p>I'm an art teacher and to help my students understand the possibilities of participation for learning and creativity, I designed a …

Creativity

Arts Education: The Need for More Arts Teachers in School

Arts in Education Week took place last month, and since then arts education has been on my mind and in the air. A recent blog post by Alan Yaffe - here -- that contended arts education advocacy should be focused more on art-making than art-viewing got me thinking. It is true, much energy goes into …

The Global Search for Education: From Argentina

<i>"The direct contact with actual physical phenomena was the key to developing science topics in more depth." -- Silvina Gvirtz</i><p>I'm on a quest to find the most inspiring school turnaround success stories from around the world.<p>From Argentina this morning, I am delighted to welcome once again to <b>The</b> …