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Google has found that its most successful teams have 5 traits in common

Following the success of Project Oxygen, an internal study of what it takes to be a top manager at Google that started in 2008 and whose findings are still used today, the company undertook another study, this one of team dynamics.<p>A group of Google's People Operations (HR) employees spent the past …

Employment

China's Next Bubble: Tech Start Ups?

China haters will love this. China is about to blow another bubble. This time, its in high tech space.<p>We all know that China doesn’t want to make your Nike sneakers and your kids Happy Meal toys anymore. Those days are done. The new China wants to build longer lasting car batteries and — you …

Startups

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Inland Empire sees surge in warehouse jobs, but many are low-pay, temporary

Pilar Guzman has worked for five years in a warehouse that processes luggage arriving from China and bound for the likes of Wal-Mart, Macy's and Kohl's.<p>She's made minimum wage for the entire stint and arrives each day not knowing whether she'll get called into work the next. One recent day, she …

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5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014

Studies, research papers, doctoral dissertations, conference presentations — each year academia churns out thousands of pieces of research on education. And for many of them, that's the end of it. They gather dust in the university library or languish in some forgotten corner of the Internet.<p>A few, …

Education

The Global Search for Education: Creative China - Part 2

<i>"It requires tremendous emotional intelligence, self-understanding, wisdom, maturity, and confidence to maintain a minimal interventionist attitude while offering non-judgmental support and encouragement. Teachers and students are the real stars of any great school, and real education leadership</i> …

Education

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Weekly Address: Giving Every Child, Everywhere, a Fair Shot

185 Powerful Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome

<i>Led</i> …<p><i>Handled</i> …<p><i>Managed…</i><p><i>Responsible for</i> …<p>Most resume bullet points start with the same words. Frankly, the same tired old words hiring managers have …

Apple Pay

The Lowdown on Longhand

There has been much debate on the use of laptops for note taking in classrooms. The pro side sees laptops as an efficient way of collecting and …

Teaching

KQED

For many educators, helping students direct their own learning is a priority. Educator and author Alan November, who has been talking about ways to …

Eric Mazur

How To Budget Next Year’s 2,000 Working Hours

Thinking differently about the time you have could put your work into perspective.<p>There are 8,760 hours in a year.<p>If you work full time, you’ll spend about 2,000 of those focused on your job. Sure, you may spend more than 40 hours at the office most weeks, but you likely take breaks. You take major …

Mentoring

The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss

There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for wellness initiatives like mindfulness and meditation at the office, and despite the movement toward …

Christensen Institute

Join the community<br>Showcase your successes.<br>Share your insights.<br>Learn from your peers.<p>Add your school_<p>What is Blended<br>Learning?<p>Definition, models & …

10 Best TED Talks of 2014 for Educators

TED Talks are a major source of inspiration for educators who need a morale boost, a discussion starter, or a new perspective. The year 2014 brought …

The Brainwaves - A Video Anthology (trailer)

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg speaks Chinese in Beijing visit

Facebook has been blocked by Chinese authorities for over five years, but company founder<p>Mark Zuckerbergappears to be on a new charm offensive to crack the massive market. In a move that has sent tongues wagging across China and around the globe, Zuckerberg on Wednesday showed off his nascent …

Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results

Apple today announced its Q4 2014 earnings results reporting that the company earned $42.1 billion in revenue and $8.5 billion in profit during the quarter.<p>“Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of …

The Essays

Each year, Fishman Prize winners reflect on the issues facing their profession—and how they’re tackling them in their classrooms.<p>See below to read or …

Personalized Learning: A Working Definition

Complete Coverage<p>A group of philanthropies and school and technology advocacy groups, with contributions from educators, compiled a four-part …

Most States Still Below Pre-Recession K-12 Spending Levels, Report Says

The majority of states are funding schools below the levels reached a half-dozen years ago, before the Great Recession caused significant budget …