Category: education

Using Boredom to Teach Creativity

What do you get when you take the technology away from a group of 10 and 11 year olds and ask them to be creative with a handful of household objects? Well, Thomas Fraser, a teacher at Crestwood Elementary School in Edmonton, Canada, troubled by the short attention spans of today’s youngsters endeavored to find out by… Continue reading

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10 Habits of the World’s Greatest Learners

You could argue all day about which people, alive today or long gone, qualify as the world’s “greatest learners.” But one thing is for sure: you can’t ignore the wisdom of the self-taught. Below we’ve curated ten things autodidacts do to achieve their educational goals on a regular basis. Continue reading

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12 Must Read Books on Education for 2015

Few things are more satisfying than finally getting your hands on a book you’ve been meaning to read. In 2015, you’re going to want to make room in your schedule for a lot of satisfaction. Continue reading

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10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage. But if we had to pick the top ten, most influential ways technology has transformed education, what would the list look like? Continue reading

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Employee growth and development is essential to building a winning team. Check out these tips for creating effective employee development plans. Continue reading

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How We Should Prepare Our Kids For The Future

Education has long played an important role in the success of the United States.  From some of the world’s first public schools to the land grant universities which spurred innovation in agriculture, our development as long been tied to how we educate future generations. So we should be concerned that US students performance on the international PISA tests, which evaluate not just knowledge but cognitive ability, have not been great. Continue reading

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15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn. Below we list fifteen steps toward a better brain: Continue reading

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