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10 Must Do Strategies for Startup Founders

Hiring the best staff is very effectual for startup founders or entrepreneurs to lay an ul

Lessons from 500 Luchadores as 500 Startups finalizes first investment period in its Latin America fund

Business-friendly governments have helped cities all over Latin America emerge as attractive propositions for foreign investors. Mexico in particular …

Startups

Does Looking at Art Make You Smarter?

Yes, argues one academic who explains why all art is abstract art<p>Is it possible that when your teachers and parents forced you to go to museums, they …

Your Creative Calendar: 91 Things To Do, See, And Hear This June

Wherever there’s a flock of velociraptors, you’ll be there. Whenever women bond in jail, you’ll bond too. Our entertainment picks for June.<p>It used to be that summer TV was a fallow garden of reruns and unwatchable eye-garbage, leaving movies to reign supreme over the season. Not anymore! Now, even …

12 things that surprise foreigners when they visit the US

But it happens.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "What facts about the United States do foreigners not believe until they come to America?"<p>Answers ranged from tipping customs to the need for healthcare to the lack of public transportation.<p>Put yourself in a tourist's shoes and take a look …

Content Marketing 101: All You Need To Know To Grow Your Business

It was a paperback book that someone I trusted and respected had recommended.<p>Its title was good but not <i>great</i>.<p>The headline wasn’t so compelling that …

Marketing

50+ Fantastic Email Newsletters Everyone Should Know About

<b>One great place to find new email newsletters is</b> <b>Inside.com</b> <b>– which has an assortment of great newsletters, like the</b> <b>Inside Daily Brief</b><b>,</b> <b>Inside VR & AR</b><b>,</b></b> …

San Francisco

Five Tips to Keep You Passionate About Your Writing

<i>Tap, tap, tap</i> -- that is the sound of your creative fingertips hitting the keyboard.<p>As writers, we spend our days and nights hovering over our keyboards, pouring our ideas into a machine that will hopefully make sense of all that is going on in our brains. And don't get me wrong -- it is a …

How We Afford to Travel

Life is a product of our choices. One of the most important choices we make in life -- on a daily basis -- is what we spend our money on. I choose to spend a disproportionate amount of my money on travel for myself and my family. Spending lots of money on family travel is an investment in my …

Evaluating The Impact Of EnglishCentral: New Research

EnglishCentral is constantly being evaluated by professionals in the field. One recent study is by Shane Dixon of Arizona State University</i> …

The digital language divide

How does the language you speak shape your experience of the internet?<p>By Holly Young<p>Try to visualise the internet. For me, it is something hazy, suspended somewhere above our heads as we gaze at our screens. It’s composed of tiny, moving fragments of information and simultaneous conversations, and …

Australia developing first ever school curriculum for Indigenous languages

Australia will soon have a national school curriculum for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander languages.<p>Jakelin Troy, director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research at the University of Sydney and a key writer of the curriculum, currently in draft stage, said it will mark …

The humble linguist

SOME people are keen learners of many foreign languages: they find it enjoyable to rack up one, then another, then another, reading, practising, …

Language Learning

Experts consider impact of English as global language of instruction

LONDON -- The PowerPoint used here by Russell H. Kaschula at a discussion of English as an increasingly global language of instruction was different …

An inspiring educator: Sylvia Guinan

<b>Interview with Sylvia Guinan</b><p>Please welcome my special guest, Sylvia Guinan, in today's teacher interview. Sylvia is an online teacher, …

How Teacherpreneurs Spread Good Ideas

As Heather Wolpert-Gawron explained in her post The Era of the Teacherpreneur, these educators are opening new leadership pathways in education. …

Pedagogy

It’s About Relationships - EFL 2.0 Teacher Talk

There is one thing that too often gets left behind in all the post it notes stuck on the door of educational reform: Teacher – student relationships. …

Secret Teacher: I'm fleeing abroad to get my life back

Until the government realises teaching is about more than results, we’re better off out of here<p>Why don’t I socialise more? The problem is that a night out interferes with a Sunday spent marking, and if marking doesn’t happen I will be behind for the week.<p>Related: Top 10 tips on how teachers can …

Teaching

The Need For Digital Literacy

The following post is cross-posted at edu@scholastic.<p>With 1:1 technology initiatives and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs increasingly being …

Education Technology

Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach

—Charles Mostoller for Education Week<p>Student-centered, technology-driven instruction remains elusive for most<p>Public schools now provide at least one …

Education Technology

Unreasonable Expectations for Machine Translation Are Based on Blind Faith in the Infallibility of Technology

Even the best, almost miraculous modern technology, has its limitations.I love the way the GPS system can guide me to my destination through my …

Machine translations: Good enough for government work?

Even as consumer programs like Skype Translator are making it easier for people speaking different languages to communicate, governments are …

15 Habits of Successful Language Learners

Form a language-learning routine you'll actually stick with<p>Learning a language is a lifelong process that requires repeated exposure and long-term …

Language Learning

Foreign Language Learning in Adults Associated With Genetic Variation

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a genetic variation in the <i>FOXP2</i> gene is strongly associated …

Neuroscience

Why Cursive Mattered

Practicing the skill may have been laborious, but the art of penmanship is invaluable.<p>Since the U.S. Department of Education dropped cursive writing from standard national curricula in 2011, the debate on the value of learning penmanship has raged.<p>Some argue that the skill is obsolete, akin to …

All Possible Humanities Dissertations Considered as Single Tweets

This pedestrian term is actually the key to my historical period.<p>A disputatious panel at last year’s professional conference revealed the surprising state of the field (it's as bad as you think).<p>My historical period, properly understood, includes yours.<p>What looked like a moment of failure, …