Why Liberal Arts Degrees Are More Valuable Than You Might Think

  • 03-16-2017
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The short answer is: YES! This is a question that pretty much every liberal arts or humanities major faces at some point during their education.  A liberal arts degree has a lot of value – more than you might think at first.

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6 Secrets For Making Co Teaching Work in The Classroom

  • 03-16-2017
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A co-teaching team usually includes a general teacher paired with a special education teacher. The purpose of this is to promote a greater degree of inclusion and make general education accessible to all kinds of learners in a classroom. Both the educators on a co-teaching team are responsible for planning and delivering lectures, assessing students, determining performance improvement and managing the classroom. Effective co-teaching, however, takes a lot of time and effort to perfect.

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5 Simple Tips For Students to Save Time and Boost Energy

  • 03-09-2017
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Schools and colleges are places of high stress for students. In the process of getting ahead, scoring better and dealing with heightened competition, most students tend to lose track of where their basic resources, time and energy, are being spent. Time and energy utilized in the right way can not only help you at school and college, but it will also go a long way in developing you into a well-balanced human being.

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5 Things Every Teacher Should Know About Classroom Microaggressions

  • 03-02-2017
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Microaggressions are a tricky territory for teachers. These behaviors might not look like bullying or outright physical abuse, but they cause harm at a very deep level and must be nipped in the bud. Before we get into this discussion, let’s take a look at the definition of microaggressions, according to Derlad Wing Sue, Ph.D., “Everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.”

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Why Employers Should Stop Looking At Degrees

  • 03-02-2017
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What do Steve Jobs - co-founder of Apple, Richard Branson -  founder of the Virgin group of companies and Dave Thomas - founder of a fast-food empire, Wendy’s, have in common? None of them holds a college degree. Even though these could be a lucky few cases, they do make one wonder about the importance of college degrees – or more precisely, are college degrees even worth it. Let’s take a look at why employers should stop looking at college degrees.

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5 Ways to Teach Students Respectful Disagreement

  • 02-26-2017
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Disagreement is something that is bound to occur when you have a variety of people together. In classroom and school settings, disagreement is commonplace due to the differing views and opinions that everybody holds. In circumstances where you disagree with someone, the interaction doesn’t have to end up in an unpleasant shouting match or fight. Instead, students can be taught how to respectfully disagree with their peers. Here are five ways to teach students respectful disagreement.

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5 Mistakes All Teachers Make and How to Get Past Them

  • 02-26-2017
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Teachers, just like the rest of, are humans. That means they’re prone to making mistakes too. With teachers however, their mistakes can seem a bit more glaring. When tasked with teaching an entire class full of students, it’s harder for a mistake to go unnoticed. What’s more, there are certain mistakes which teachers across the board have been known to make.

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Number One Reason Why People Have Trouble Following Their Dream

  • 02-16-2017
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When you’re younger, everyone tells you that the key to happiness in life is following your dreams. If there’s one thing that you could do or be, what would you pursue? When the question is framed like that, figuring out what your dream is seems like a piece of cake. And then, without fail, reality comes knocking on your door. It forces its way in, picks up your dreams, and takes them away.

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What Goes Into The Making of A Great Nurse

  • 02-08-2017
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Nurses play a complex and critical role in all major healthcare settings. They are trained to have sound medical knowledge, carry out a variety of technical duties and are expected to exhibit outstanding interpersonal skills. Their job duties are varied and no two days on the job are alike. But what goes into the making of a great nurse? How does a nurse transition from being merely adequate at their job to excelling and becoming a great nurse?

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Major Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing

  • 02-03-2017
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Nurses are a group of professionals who face a variety of ethical dilemmas in the course of carrying out their job duties. Irrespective of where they practice and what roles they are occupying, nurses in all levels of the profession have reported being confronted with ethical dilemmas. These dilemmas can have a profound impact on them personally and also affect their patients. By their very nature, ethical dilemmas are contentious and are difficult to deal with; there is no ‘right’ way to handle them.

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Parents Need to Take Responsibility For Their Childrens Behavior

  • 02-01-2017
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The debate is an age old one: should parents take the brunt of the responsibility for their children’s behavior or should teachers and the school? Many argue that parents are the ones who are responsible for shaping their children and must play a vital role during their formative years to teach them what is right and what is wrong.

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Teacher Catchphrases You May Want to Steal

  • 01-26-2017
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Growing up, there are certain individuals who have a profound impact on our lives. These individuals could include parents, loved ones, and teachers. Teachers in many ways help to mold young students in very important ways. There are some teachers who have signature sayings or mantras; little pearls of wisdom that they try and instill in their students. These ‘catchphrases’ are intended to inspire students, to help them push their boundaries and achieve their goals. Some teachers have had such a profound impact on their students that the catchphrases they frequently used in their classrooms are now life mottos for many of those students.

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Are Women Doctors Better Than Men Maybe They Just See Fewer Patients

  • 01-19-2017
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An Overview of the Findings of the Study The authors of the recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine have come to a clear conclusion: they claim that female doctors are better than male doctors. But how is ‘better’ quantified? The study points out a number of findings which seem to indicate that the level of care female doctors provide to their patients, as well as the quality of the care, is noticeably higher.

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Study Smarter Not Harder The Learning Styles You Should Know

  • 01-11-2017
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Studying is an integral part of the learning experience. For most students, the process of trying to ‘make the grade’ can be a back-breaking one. Many students spend all of their time and energy studying so hard and yet, the result isn’t what they hoped for. In fact, many of these students end up under-performing. If kids are studying so hard, why is it that their grades aren’t reflecting their efforts?

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Top 5 Strategies to Energize and Focus Your Students

  • 12-29-2016
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Make Learning Engaging One of the main reasons why so many students have trouble focusing is because they aren’t being engaged. This could happen for a variety of reasons. It could be that the material itself doesn’t lend itself to proper engagement or that the teaching method doesn’t cater to engagement. Whatever the cause, it is accepted that this is a major issue why students are not able to focus.

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What Advice Would You GIve to Your Students

  • 12-16-2016
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When Jahana Hayes, a history teacher at John. F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, Connecticut, received the Teacher of the Year award from President Obama, everyone was reminded of the critical role these professionals play in a society. Hayes, in her speech, shed light on the issue of retaining and supporting teachers and also emphasized the importance of paying it forward.

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12 Ways to Hack Get That A Grade

  • 12-06-2016
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“Study smarter, not harder!” This quote may seem ‘cheesy’ to some, but its veracity is worth its salt. These four words can not only help you ace your next exam, but also allow you to be smart when it comes to preparation.

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This Is How Theyll Change The World

  • 11-21-2016
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What’s more important in life, achieving perfect grades or developing a socially conscientious personality? Many would rightly argue that both are equally important. However some academic institutes fail to instill the basic values that make for a decent human being.

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Why Schools Alone Cannot Close Achievement Gap

  • 11-20-2016
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Achievement gap refers to a phenomenon where one group of students (divided according to race, ethnicity or gender) outperforms another group and the difference in performance scores is statistically significant. The National Center for Education Statistics compiles data and explores the achievement gaps between Black and White, and Hispanic and White students to try and determine the changes over time, patterns of achievement, and the reasons for these gaps. Such results prove to be helpful in improving the education system in areas it is lacking in.

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Middle School Suicides Reach An All Time High What Can Be Done

  • 11-20-2016
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Many people operate under the false assumption that young children don’t think about killing themselves and committing suicide. Unfortunately, the reality of the matter paints a very different, painful picture.  Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that the suicide rate among children between the ages of 10 to 14 has seen a steady increase in the United States from 2007 to 2014. In 2014 alone, 425 children between the ages of 10 to 14 took their lives by committing suicide. The report even goes as far as showing that for the first time, the suicide rate among children of this age has surpassed the rate of fatalities by car accidents.

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