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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Social Disadvantages That Depress Student Performance and How to Get Rid of Them

  • 11-20-2016
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For students, there are a variety of different factors which can affect their cognitive and behavioral performances in school. Despite years of advocating that the problem lay within schools themselves, studies are beginning to show that the reality of the matter is far more complicated. A number of different factors and characteristics, including social and economic realities, can play a part in depressing student performance.

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Why Teachers Must Nurture Curiosity and Confidence to Inspire Students

  • 11-14-2016
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As educators, teachers play an integral role in society. Each student has their own specific skills and strengths but all students have a few things in common. One common ground which exists between all students is their innate sense of curiosity and wonder. As they go through life, many things can happen which can stifle that integral sense, and as a result, wreak havoc on their confidence.

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This Is How to Choose Your First Job After College

  • 11-14-2016
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Are you a soon-to-be a college graduate or maybe a recent one ready to begin the nerve-racking task of looking for your first job? If yes, then you might want to continue reading. The first thing you need to do during this confusing time is think. Think about what you want, where you want to be in your professional life, what are your future plans. Also what kind of a work environment you are looking for. Once you have an idea of the direction you want your career to take, then you can begin the process of short listing.

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How to Create A Productive Study Work Space At Home

  • 11-07-2016
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Everyone needs some space at home to focus on projects and work on ideas. But when this area happens to be right in the middle of a busy den or a crowded bedroom, you could have a hard time concentrating.

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Things Employees Care About More Than Your Degree

  • 11-01-2016
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For many, fretting about what degree to pursue is commonplace. We’re often so preoccupied with getting into the right college, securing incredible grades, and graduating with a well-recognized degree. But how important does a prospective employer consider a degree anyway?

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Maintain Discipline in Classroom With These Proven Strategies

  • 11-01-2016
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Teachers usually face a lot of challenging and overwhelming situations in the classroom when trying to maintain a certain level of discipline. They are expected to remain calm and composed when dealing with even the most difficult and problematic students. As part of their job, they need to prepare engaging lessons and understand the needs of individuals and diverse learners. And with a classroom of 20-25 students at least, this can amount up to quite a lot of work for the teachers. But if done right, with the correct methodologies, proper order can be achieved in a typical classroom setting.

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Students Generally Felt More Supported and Motivated By Teachers of Color

  • 11-01-2016
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According to a study, students gave teachers of color higher marks and felt more supported and motivated by them.

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Tips For Single Parents Returning to School

  • 11-01-2016
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Being a parent is a full-time job, especially if your kids are very young. Many parents give up their career aspirations when they have children, or put off their dreams for a later date. When you find that you are ready to go back to school to earn the credentials you need in order to pursue the career, you’re going to have to grapple with certain challenges in order to properly balance your home and school life.

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How Studying Abroad Makes You A Stronger Person

  • 11-01-2016
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Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity for students to leave the comfort and familiarity of their home and explore a foreign country. Unlike moving across the state or across the same country, studying in a different country has the unique ability to really shake you up in some life-altering ways. When you come out at the end of the experience, you’ll be a different person with a new set of skills and perspectives. You’ll also be stronger.

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Most Employable Healthcare Degrees 2016

  • 11-01-2016
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When choosing your college degree, there are several factors you must keep in mind. Not only do you need to take into account your personal preferences and past education, you also need to consider the financial return. If you are planning a career in healthcare, then you are certainly in luck since careers in this field usually pay well. This is mainly due to the fact that the demand for healthcare does not go down. Thanks to the aging population and increased life expectancy due to easier access to healthcare facilities, people are now living longer and need healthcare for a longer period of time. In addition to that, with complex diseases being discovered every other day, it is no surprise that healthcare professionals are always in demand.

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Tips For Teachers How to Not Take IT Personally in The Classroom

  • 11-01-2016
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Most people don’t realize just how much work goes into being a teacher. Having to control a class of twenty to thirty students can be incredibly challenging. While the majority of students don’t tend to cause problems, there are always a select few in the class who can drive teachers up the wall. Students have been known to misbehave or act rudely towards teachers which can be quite difficult for some people to handle. In order to make sure that you retain your sanity and react appropriately, here are a few tips for teachers on how to not take this sort of behavior in the classroom personally.

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Most Employable Business Degrees 2016

  • 11-01-2016
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When selecting a college major, one of the main concerns for students is the practicality of their degree and the actual utility in terms of employment opportunities. Business degrees in such cases are the safest bet. With today’s business programs going way beyond the traditional textbook theory and principles, students enrolled in business programs are educated with an appropriate combination of soft and hard-focused career skills that are applicable to a vast variety of professions. In addition to that, the general skills picked up with a degree in business, such as the ability to communicate, understand and solve organizational concerns that arise on a daily basis, is one of the main reasons for such marketability of these degrees. A business degree is also ideal for budding entrepreneurs, who need to learn and understand the basics of business before they can make their way into the entrepreneurial landscape.

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How to Bring Diversity in The Classroom

  • 10-16-2016
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Broadly speaking, diversity refers to a state in which there are many different forms present. This could be in terms of people, ideas, preferences, styles, etc. In a classroom setting, diversity can present itself in a number of different ways: multicultural students, different learning styles, distinct personalities, etc.  The teacher is tasked with encouraging and maintaining that diversity. This is one of the many ways in which classroom settings are the perfect place for students to learn invaluable lessons.

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Levels of College Degrees

  • 10-16-2016
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If you are graduating from high school sometime soon and are planning on starting college, you need to be aware of the levels of college degrees that are available, the eligibility criteria for each, and what degree is suitable for you according to your past education and future preferences.

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How to Get A Teaching Job With No Experience

  • 10-16-2016
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The rewards of taking up a career in teaching are enormous, as is the need for good teachers. With the education sector growing at a phenomenal rate, new jobs being created in the teaching sector and people leaving other careers to become educators, the outlook for this industry is certainly very bright. Even though the shortage of teachers faced by the education industry, especially at the elementary school level, is somewhat of a crisis, it is nonetheless, an opportunity for those looking for a midcareer switch into teaching. However the problem for these people is seemingly the lack of experience in the field of teaching. But there are ways you can work around this problem and still land a teaching job with minimal or no prior experience at all.

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How to Write An Effective Cv 5 Steps From The Experts

  • 10-16-2016
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When you’re thinking of applying for a job, you want to make sure that your CV is the best that it can possibly be. Remember, your prospective employer is going to be making an impression on you based solely on your CV. That means that you need to ensure that you’re able to make an effective and lasting impression on someone you’ve never met, solely through your CV. By doing so, you’ll increase your chances of being called in for an interview.

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Gender Inequality in The Workplace

  • 10-06-2016
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Gender inequality is a type of sex discrimination which results in a particular individual being treated disadvantageously because of their gender. This is something which has plagued women in the workplace for a long time now, and still persists despite all the leaps and bounds women’s rights movements have made. It must also be noted that while gender inequality is something that mainly women have to deal with, there are some men who have had to deal with this issue too.

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World Teachers Day

  • 10-05-2016
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Every year on October 5, people all over the world celebrate World Teacher’s Day. Officially inaugurated by UNESCO in 1994, this day offers us the opportunity to recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions made by teachers in our lives.

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