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Online Skills Are Hot, But Will They Land You a Job?

Employers don’t recognize companies that offer many of these courses, so these credentials don’t carry much weight<p>On LinkedIn, hundreds of thousands of users note on their profiles that they have taken online classes or earned certificates from coding boot camps.<p>But when Richard Fye, the top …

Employment

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand …

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.<p>The study, published in the journal <i>Computers in Human Behavior</i>, found that sixth-graders who went five …

This is the difference between 'projects' and 'project-based learning'

Getting students excited to learn is one of the most stressful, difficult, and time-consuming tasks you can imagine. However, the rewards are …

7 Foods to Grill for Your Health-Nut Dad

Show fathers the love with one of these healthy recipes, each of which comes in at under 500 calories.<p>Is your dad always going for a run first thing …

7 Ways to Amp Up Grilled Chicken

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved<p>Bobby Flay's Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken For Summer Healthy Grilling as seen …

7 Salads That Know How to Celebrate Summer Fruit

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved<p>Sweet strawberries. Juicy peaches. Luscious mango. If you're looking for ways …

The Many, Many Ways to Go Zucchini Crazy

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.<p>Ready to get your zucchini on? Here are seven inventive ways to cook it up …

What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design

Our current civilization is built on information technologies. Smartphones, the internet, and video games are all simply hunks of machinery that …

Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?

Educators have been talking about changing the traditional way of teaching math for a long time, but nothing seems to change. Elizabeth Green's New …

From FIELD to Field, Putting What I’ve Learned at HBS into Practice

If you asked me two months ago whether I learned anything during my first year at Harvard Business School, my response would have been a resounding …

How to Stop Overthinking Everything and Find Peace of Mind

We all overthink aspects of our lives. Whether it's decisions, regrets, self-worth, or general worries about the future, we're so often stuck inside …

Why visuals are a must-try learning tool

People like visual stuff, right? Photos that accompany their newspaper and magazine articles, graphs and graphics that demonstrate and visualize some …

The Four I's of Teacher Leadership

Complete Coverage<p>Teacher leadership is gaining widespread interest as a means to improve schools. But even the most well-intended efforts to harness …

How Family Game Night Makes Kids Into Better Students

Matching up cards and planning the next chess move can help develop a child’s executive function—a set of skills that may be more important for success than IQ points.<p>There has been a lot of recent attention focused on the importance of executive function for successful learning. Many researchers …

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They explored math, science, social science and literature topics that interested them, choosing one question each week, researching it, and …

10 signs you are a tech-savvy teacher

You love it when you don’t know the answer to something. It gives you the opportunity to tap into the real-time learning happening on Twitter and …

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom

It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that …

Education Technology

Most Stirring Speech Ever By An MBA

It’s rare that a commencement address rises above the ordinary, a nice got-to-have speech filled with cliches about fulfilling one’s promise. It’s …

Learner Interest-Driven Curriculum

What most educators would call “subjects” or “disciplines,” Jeff Hopkins, principal of the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry, regards as …

Education Technology

Prediciendo la deserción escolar

La deserción escolar en América Latina es una tragedia de la que se habla muy poco, pero que tendrá un impacto negativo en la región por muchos años …

Why Aren't More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

“The difference is with a device such as this, it’s unlocked and kids have administrative level accounts on their laptops,” Reisinger said. “So where …