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Wealth inequality is literally killing us. The economy should work for everyone.

Economic hardship is linked to physical and psychological illness, resulting in added healthcare expenses people can't afford.The gig economy – think Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, Handy – is marketed as a 'be your own boss' revolution, but it can be dehumanizing and dangerous; every worker is disposable.The cooperative business model can help reverse wealth inequality. Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America by now at amazo...
Tags: Security, Work, Uber, Journalism, Economics, Teaching, Mental Health, Work-life balance, Innovation, Inequality, Afford America

Student debt: An American horror story

College went from being a beneficial step in a young person's life to a huge financial burden for decades into their life. Since the 1970s, the cost of education has gone up between 400–1200%, depending on the kind of school you go to. Can we turn it around? Only societal change — and a good hard look in the mirror — can really make college a better move for young Americans.
Tags: Video, Money, Education, Finance, Economics, Teaching, Capitalism, Innovation, Big Problems,

Here's What Kids Really Need to Know Before Kindergarten

I have a friend who took kindergarten prep very seriously. When her son began getting homework in preschool (“homework” and “preschool” being two words that should never go together) and he couldn’t properly identify on the homework that “car” started with the letter “C,” she freaked out.Read more...
Tags: School, Learning, Parenting, Teaching, Lifehacks, Kindergarten

Excavating knowledge

Photo by Steve Wheeler Theories of learning can be useful in helping us to understand the possibilities of learning, and also to guide teachers in their pedagogical practice. But to which theories should we subscribe? Furthermore, in the digital age where every aspect of our lives is governed by technology, do the theories from the last century still have relevance? The following exploration of the theory known as 'constructivism' may present some clues:Learning relies on the individual...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Web, Teaching, Accommodation, eLearning, Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, ZPD, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Assimilation

It Helps to Be Humble

At the end of each semester, I require my writing students to evaluate in essay-form both themselves and my class. In evaluating themselves, they consider such criteria as their attendance, their grades, their participation and the new knowledge they’ve learned that semester. In critiquing the class, they judge the quality of the day-to-day life in English 11011. Did they like the textbooks? Did they appreciate the workshop format? Did they enjoy and learn from the assignments? In doing this...
Tags: Psychology, Kindness, Personal, Teaching, Bipolar, Creativity, Loss, Humility, Cancer Treatment, Humble, Stigma, Ego, Grief And Loss, Coping Skills, Cancer Diagnosis, Iowa Writers ' Workshop Then

What’s the Enemy of Leadership Development?

Use This Biblical Framework to Call Out Your Next Step “Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9 I love this verse. Paul addresses how to learn to lead, and how to prepare others to lead. Here’s an important thing I know from this verse about growing leaders: We all need teaching, modeling and coaching to develop into the leaders God has called us to ...
Tags: Religion, Teaching, Other, Coaching, PAUL, Leadership & Management, Leadership Development, Whiteboard

Elementary students assigned elf murder case

When eight- and nine-year-old students at Hyde England's Flowery Field Elementary School walked into class last week, they were confronted with a crime scene. Behind the police tape was chalk outline of an elfin figure and a desk smeared with blood. Their assignment? Solve the mystery of the murdered elf. Apparently it was a writing exercise. And surprise! Some parents were pissed. "My daughter came home and she was absolutely traumatized," one parent said. "I'm not the only parent who felt li...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Education, Teaching, Detectives, Criminals, UPI, Elementary School, Fell, Hyde England, Flowery Field Elementary School, Ian Fell

Forcing your kids to apologize can make them less 'likable'

A new study finds that making children apologize can make things worse. When kids say fake "sorry" their victims dislike them even more. Children respond most positively when regret is sincere. "You did what? You apologize right now!That may be the sound of a grownup making a mistake. According to new research published by the University of Michigan this year, forcing a child to apologize when they don't mean it usually does more harm than good."Coercing your child to apologize is going to ba...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Relationships, Friendship, Compassion, Empathy, Teaching, Innovation, Smith, University Of Michigan, Craig Smith, Anders Hill

Richard Hopkins obituary

My father, Richard Hopkins, who has died of a heart attack aged 68, was a talented music teacher, musical director, pianist and organist. He lived for most of his life in Bangkok, spoke fluent Thai and was respected for his great musicality and warm nature.He was born in Cardiff, the son of Graham, an Anglican vicar, and Margaret (nee Evans). He went to Aberavon junior school then Dyffryn grammar, in Port Talbot, followed by Bristol University, where he studied mathematics and philosophy. In 197...
Tags: Asia, Music, Wales, Australia, Teaching, Thailand, Graham, Cardiff, Bangkok, Bristol University, Port Talbot, Orient Express, Freemasons, Richard Hopkins, Margaret nee Evans, Europe Turkey Afghanistan India

There are two kinds of identity politics. One is good. The other, very bad.

Freedom is speech is being eradicated on college campuses in favor of identity politics and "snowflake" culture. Rather than be open to new ideas, differing opinions that might make students "feel bad" are shut out. This creates a cycle of negativity between not only the colleges and the students but also the very idea of college being a place of higher learning. The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Sett...
Tags: Learning, Identity, Intelligence, Teaching, Innovation, Fear, Self

Mark Ramsey Media Announces New Division – for Christian Broadcasters

Today I’m proud to announce something new: A new division of my company, Mark Ramsey Media. For many years we have served the research needs of all broadcasters everywhere. That will not change. Christian broadcasters, however, are a special subset with special needs and – in many cases – a business model driven by fans, not by ratings. Over time, my company has become the leading strategic research firm for Christian radio. So now we’re doubling down with a new division built from the ground up...
Tags: Music, Media, Research, Teaching, Radio, Christian, Leading, Christian Radio, MARK RAMSEY, Mark Ramsey Media, Strategic Research, Faithbright, Christian Broadcasters, Christian radio So

the happy birds workshops in New Mexico, March 14-17

The Happy Birds Workshops are Here! Hello, friends! I've teamed up with dear friends and artist teachers, Jenn McGlon of noodle and lou and Jone Hallmark for a new series of workshops. We are The Happy Birds, traveling to beautiful...
Tags: Crafts, Teaching, New Mexico, Workshops, Stitching, Jenn McGlon

Leadership: A Caring Community

1941 was a momentous year for my parents. My father graduated from the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia and was ordained a Lutheran pastor. My parents got married. They moved to rural upstate New York for their first parish. My father threw himself into the work of being a pastor. He called on all the people in the church and many in the community who weren’t members. He conducted marriages and funerals, prayed with people when they were distressed, and joined the volunteer fire department. Alo...
Tags: New York, Leadership, Help, Teaching, Community, Philadelphia, Natalie, Caring, Learn to Lead, Lutheran Seminary

We have a duty to help the children of Palestine | Letters

On the UN’s Universal Children’s Day – 20 November – teachers and lecturers urge the UK government to lobby for the release of child prisoners and an end to the mistreatment of children detained under military lawAs teachers and lecturers, we feel strongly that today, on the UN’s Universal Children’s Day, we must call on our government to work with increased determination to achieve improved welfare for the children living in Palestine under occupation and in Gaza. On this day, we are reminded t...
Tags: UK, Human Rights, Education, Children, Israel, Society, World news, Teaching, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Trade unions, Gaza, Palestine, United Nations, Schools, Un

Weapon of choice

Me with an incredible weapon What is your weapon of choice? As an educator, what tool or technology would you never be without in the classroom or learning space?For me, it is quite simple. My one weapon of choice is a dry wipe board and some pens. If there was nothing else, I could still conduct all my lessons using a board and pen. At a push, a chalkboard would do just as well.There are so many things you can do with a whiteboard and pens. One of my methods is to provoke a discussion ...
Tags: Technology, Email, Learning, Education, Digital, Teaching, Interactive, Pens, eLearning, Attachment, Whiteboard, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Dry Wipe Board

Compelling speakers do these 4 things every single time

The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity. President Donald Trump, for example, is frequently noted for his every-man communication style, and the way he "tells it like it is." In contrast, former President Barack Obama is often hailed as one of our nation's greatest orators for his poise and eloquence. Robert Dallek, a presidential historian and author of An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, ranks...
Tags: Productivity, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Success, Communication, Teaching, Language, Jimmy Carter, Innovation, Storytelling, John F Kennedy, Debate, Oprah Winfrey, Speech, Donald Trump

Scotland is first country to approve LGBTI school lessons

Equality campaigners hail new inclusive curriculum as ‘monumental victory’Scotland will become the first country in the world to embed the teaching of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights in the school curriculum, in what campaigners have described as a historic moment.State schools will be required to teach pupils about the history of LGBTI equalities and movements, as well as tackling homophobia and transphobia and exploring LGBTI identity, after ministers accepted in full t...
Tags: Gender, Politics, Education, Scotland, UK News, World news, Teaching, LGBT rights, Schools, Scottish politics, Sex Education, Curriculums, Time for Inclusive Education TIE

Have Americans become too fragile for their own good?

Depression and anxiety rates are through the roof amongst young Americans, with the left and the right sides of the political spectrum blaming each other. Neither has an answer, and it goes beyond buzzwords like "safe spaces" and "triggered". When everyone feels like a victim, are the mediums of communication themselves—social media and search engines—at fault? There is no one right answer, but Jonathan Haidt makes a case for more open talk about our insecurities. Transparent communication with...
Tags: Psychology, Video, Politics, Education, Suicide, Youth, Society, Teaching, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Mind, Self, Jonathan Haidt

Online Community and Bullies

“Bullies are not Safe” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward SHOP FOR MY CARTOONS & ART ONLINE COMMUNITY AND BULLIES: A STORY & APOLOGY I want to share with you what I think is the worst mistake I ever made in facilitating an online community. Other online community facilitators and moderators out there: TAKE HEED! My mistake was I tolerated a bully. First, some background. I facilitate an amazing online community (I say amazing not because I’m running it but because of the quality of the ...
Tags: Religion, Teaching, Comic, Cartoons, Cartoon, Tls, Webcomic, David_hayward, Christian_cartoon, Church_cartoon, Nakedpastor, Religion_cartoon, Religious_cartoon, Inspirational_cartoon, Motivational_cartoon, Post_christian_cartoon

Turning the page: how India's state schools are being revitalised

For years, efforts to improve India’s failing state system focused on teachers, classrooms and curricula. Now a training scheme for headteachers is reaping dividendsUntil recently, Maniram Mandiwal felt like just another cog in the wheel. The headteacher of Rajasthan’s Shaheed Col Jayprakash Janu secondary school left work as soon as he could. He didn’t know any of his pupils by name, and took no interest in his staff. Mandiwal had spent a quarter of a century in teaching without ever experienci...
Tags: Education, India, World news, Teaching, South and Central Asia, Global development, Teacher training, Rajasthan, Global Education, Maniram Mandiwal, Shaheed Col Jayprakash Janu, Mandiwal

Education doesn’t happen on paper. It happens between people.

When it comes to educating, says Dr. Elizabeth Alexander, a brave failure is preferable to timid success. Fostering an environment where one isn't afraid to fail is tantamount to learning. Human beings are complicated and flawed. Working with those complications and flaws leads to true knowledge.
Tags: Productivity, Video, Relationships, Teaching, Personality, Work-life balance, Innovation, Personal Growth, Elizabeth Alexander,

Why You Should Parent Like a Librarian

As parents, we’re told that we’re our kids’ first teachers. It’s true, but to me, this conjures up the idea that we must stand over their shoulders with a red pen, telling them they exactly what to learn, and how. To better support their natural inquisitiveness, it can help to instead think of yourself as a librarian.Read more...
Tags: Learning, Parenting, Children, Teaching, Lifehacks

The huge social impact of learning to love books

Teaching kids to read is one of the most powerful things adults can do.Loving reading can be a literal lifesaver.What can books do? Shrink the prison population and grow the economy.
Tags: Books, Video, Education, Parenting, Children, Writing, Youth, Teaching, United States, Innovation, Literature, Personal Growth,

Re-Imagining from the top of the world

This week I am in Iceland as a featured presenter on 'Re-Imagine Boundaries' at the Icelandic Marketing Association (IMARK)’s big, annual gathering. IMARK is the professional association for individuals and organizations who are leading the practice, teaching, and development of marketing in Iceland. Other featured speakers include Ruth Balbach, Creative Director at Target Corporation, and Martin Ringqvist, Creative Director and Senior Partner at the independent agency Forsman & Bodenfors. More ...
Tags: Marketing, Development, Teaching, Organizations, Innovation, Practice, Professional, Iceland, Target, Association, Target Corporation, Gabor George Burt, Icelandic Marketing Association, IMARK, Individuals, Martin Ringqvist

DIY music gloves for everyone, as Imogen Heap project gets kid friendly

You know – for kids. is a musical glove that can get young people coding and crafting and making music and electronics work. And it’s off to a simple, elegant, and affordable start, courtesy artist Imogen Heap and designer Helen Leigh. It’s one thing for music stars to try out bleeding edge technology and explore performance using gestural interfaces. It’s another thing for kids to tackle computing and electronics – and to make teaching tools that serve them. But a new musical glove de...
Tags: Music, UK, Hardware, Diy, Learning, Wearable, Electronics, Tech, Bbc, Teaching, How-to, Craft, Gloves, Imogen-heap, Music Tech, Helen

2019 Tannenwald Tax Writing Competition

The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and American College of Tax Counsel are sponsoring the 2019 Tannenwald Tax Writing Competition: Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing... [Author: Paul Caron]
Tags: Taxes, Tax, Teaching, Paul Caron, Legal Education, Theodore Tannenwald Jr, American College of Tax Counsel

2018 IFA International Tax Student Writing Competition (Sept. 30 Deadline)

2018 IFA International Tax Student Writing Competition: Subject: Any topic relating to U.S. taxation of income from international activities, including taxation under U.S. tax treaties. Open to: All students during the 2017-18 academic year pursuing a graduate degree. Any appropriate papers written in fall 2017 or spring and summer 2018.... [Author: Paul Caron]
Tags: Taxes, Tax, Teaching, Scholarship, Paul Caron

How a Good Study Bible Makes a Teacher’s Job Easier

A solid study Bible with teaching outlines belongs in every Bible teacher’s library. If you are veteran Bible teacher, they’re a great tool for on-the-fly lessons when you haven’t had time to dig deep. If you are a brand new one, they can serve as a guide until you gain the instincts for teaching. And if you’re responsible for training or discipleship, they’re a top-notch resource to help those you lead dive into Bible research. Here are three ways an in-depth study Bible with teachi...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Articles, Teaching, Jesus, Products, James, Lesson Planning, James 1:1, teacher's outline and study Bible

Why We Should—and Can—Teach and Preach Eschatology

St. John of Patmos, Gustave Doré   Walter Kaiser Jr. is a renowned Old Testament scholar, and this month his book Preaching and Teaching the Last Things is free. You can also get two others by him for $3 and $4. (And if I remember right, the $4 one was a textbook I found quite helpful in seminary.) But when there is so much to read, why invest time reading about preaching and teaching a controversial topic like eschatology? Kaiser actually speaks to this in the book’s introduction. 1. End time...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Teaching, Kaiser, Peter, Eschatology, PAUL, Walter Kaiser, Preaching, Free Book Of The Month, Last Things, John of Patmos Gustave Doré Walter Kaiser Jr

Online Law School Classes Deliver Results For Law Students

Yvonne Dutton, Margaret Ryznar & Kayleigh Long (Indiana-Indianapolis), Assessing Asynchronous Online Learning in Law Schools: Students Say Online Classes Deliver, 96 Denv. L. Rev. ___ (2019): This is the first article to provide empirical data on the effectiveness of distance education in law schools since the ABA this summer approved... [Author: Paul Caron]
Tags: Taxes, Teaching, Scholarship, Aba, Paul Caron, Indiana Indianapolis, Legal Education, Yvonne Dutton Margaret Ryznar Kayleigh Long