Oliver Schinkten

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Ten new marketing concepts your company needs to understand right now

The basics of marketing will, for the most part, stay the same but the landscape is continuously evolving. Technology is speeding everything up and companies who want to get the message out about their business need to constantly educate themselves on new trends. Here are ten key concepts you need …

8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

Procrastination

Why Public Education isn't Working

<b>Maya Angelo, if you teach, you have to live your teaching</b><p><b>The system is not broken because of a lack of great teachers. It is broken in spite of great teachers showing up everyday.</b><p>The current school system was developed by Horace Mann, which he called, " The Common School," later being called the, " …

Edmodo: A Platform Redefining Learning

Edmodo is quietly, consistently positioning itself not just as the glue to hold your technology-enhanced learning initiatives together, but the …

Education Technology

12 Rules Of Great Teaching

<b>12 Rules Of Great Teaching</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start …

Pedagogy

Teacher Education Should Not Be Compromised

I can’t help but feel worried about teacher education. You know, university courses for learning our craft. Today I ran into some unfortunate stories …

Education

Watch a clever teacher annoy the back row of class to teach all students an important lesson.

A high school teacher wanted share an important life lesson with his students.<p>But a dull lecture just wouldn't do. So he planned a simple interactive …

Teaching

5 types of emotional intelligence all great leaders have mastered

The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness can be a powerful tool for leading a team.<p>The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and …

8 Ways to Simplify Your Life Immediately

Posted on June 06, 2015 by Lucy Marie | 2 Comments<p><b>1.) Declutter</b><p>Get rid of what's unnecessary. Physical clutter causes mental clutter. It's amazing …

Minimalism

Chrome for Android will let you search any term on a webpage with just a tap

Google is bringing a new feature to Chrome for Android soon that should make it a lot easier to get answers to the questions that pop up in your head as you’re browsing the Web.<p>Soon, you’ll be able to get quick search results on specific terms on a webpage by just tapping on it.<p>It’s even a bit …

Google

Is Parental Involvement Important to Student Learning? Edmodo Teachers Say, “Yes!”

Eighth grade teacher Lynn Woods of Virginia Beach believes that preparing students for the future involves arming them not only with the technology …

eLearning

Home-Cooked Meals, Comfy Chairs and Netflix on Mars? It Could Happen

There is no Ikea on Mars. There are no takeout joints or Internet cafes either. Getting to the Red Planet might be half the battle, but staying happy and comfortable there is also a serious challenge.<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced it was offering $5,000 for the best ideas on how to improve …

Game of Thrones

No Hogwarts invitation required: Invisibility cloaks move into the real-life classroom

Scientists have developed a portable invisibility cloak that can be taken into classrooms and used for demonstrations. It can't hide a human, but it …

How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide

Conventional thinking has suggested that leadership positions go to those who aggressively plan their careers with a keen eye for building the right skills to reach top jobs. Others believe that leaders are born, not made. But according to research one of us (Julia) conducted for her book <i>Pivot</i> …

9 Practices at Home and Work That Increase Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Both salaried workers and entrepreneurs need to know what tools to use to become more productive at work. This is especially important for new startups, where the margin for error is not generous.<p>According to the Bureau of Labor …

Sir Ken Robinson has a lot to say about U.S. school reform (it isn’t good)

The previous post is an excerpt from a new book by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica, titled “Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Changing Education.” Changing education is what Robinson has been all about for some years, as a professor, author, and adviser to governments and numerous …

Education

New Alexandria high school rethinks the classroom

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Students in a psychology class watched a video on flat-screen ­monitors, then scattered to work in groups of two. Some settled …

edX CEO: 'It Is Pathetic That the Education System Has Not Changed in Hundreds of Years'

Ed Tech Trends | CT 2014 Coverage<p>Anant Agarwal, CEO of the nonprofit MOOC platform provider edX, had some harsh words for traditional education, …

Beat The System With This List Of 40 Free Educational Websites

According to www.webometrics.info, there are more than 17 000 universities in the world, but getting a degree in many of them is quite costly. Many …

Secret Teacher: make me education secretary and I'll sort out this mess

It’s not rocket science; since the dawn of time people have been teaching and, as a result, mankind has steadily progressed. Yet for the first time in history, I’m worried that we could be de-evolving. I’m worried that upcoming generations will graduate less intelligent than their predecessors …

Teaching

Ken Robinson: Government “Standardization” Blocks Innovative Education Reform

“I never blame teachers or schools… But there is this deadly culture of standardizing, that’s being pushed on them, politically. My core message here …

10 Ways Choice and Differentiation Create An Engaged Learning Experience for Every Student

First, I just want to say thank you to all of my blog readers for helping make my new book, Learning By Choice, hit #1 in Amazon in Education over …

Teaching

12 mindsets for creating innovative classrooms

Breast milk may alter behaviour of babies

Mothers may influence the mood and behaviour of their babies through their breast milk, researchers say.<p>There's growing evidence that mother's milk …

52 Education Blogs You Should Follow

If you are a teacher, student, parent, or administrator, you should be following education blogs. Why? Simply because blogs are an ever-increasing …

Teachers may not be as powerless as they think when it comes to reforming their own schools.

Teachers often feel helpless when trying to reform their own schools, but they may not be as powerless as they think. That's the message that Rick …

25 Quotes That Accurately Represent The Problems With Our Education System

I talk a lot about my problems with how our current education system is run today. The rigid guidelines it imposes on students, the killing of …

'No Pineapple Left Behind' skewers the American education system

As Rockstar Games' <i>Bully</i> proved, grade school makes for a pretty interesting (if painfully underused) setting for video games, which is why I'm intrigued by <i>No PIneapple Left Behind</i>. In it, you're a principal lording over pineapples, making sure they do amazingly well on standardized tests because …