Education

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Help Your Child Explore Options for Higher Education

Everyone takes a unique path to education. Some may choose to stop after high school because of financial constraints, while others may continue forward through athletic scholarships. For those who have good grades and a well-rounded list of extracurricular activities, options abound. They may even see opportunities as early as during their senior year in …

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What an Average Student’s Monthly Budget Looks Like

College remains an important step for young people in the U.S.—even the US Department of Education think so. High-paying, in-demand careers require serious educational credits. These range from paralegals, nurses, personal care aides, and other professions. For example, if you want to start a career as a paralegal in NYC, you need to get a …

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Education in Asia: how inclusive is it?

Throughout Asia, the education needs of children with disabilities are approached in different ways, with varying commitment and success. Developing a capacity to provide relevant education to mentally or physically impaired students is a continuous challenge in countries with plenty of resources available; in poorer countries, it may become an issue that is ignored. Often, …

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The Future of Education

The Future of Education: Where Are We Going?

A hundred years ago, humanity couldn’t have imagined that we’d develop some of the technology we have today. But thanks to innovation, the rise of the internet, and other advancements that we would have never imagined decades ago, life is becoming easier and more convenient thanks to what mankind can think of. With so much …

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You’re Probably Using Microsoft PowerPoint Wrong

In Seven Words or Less: You’re Probably Using Microsoft PowerPoint Wrong

You’ve probably sat through a presentation or lecture featuring a PowerPoint at least once in your educational career. So, it might surprise you (or not) to know that, since 2015, there’s been a movement to ban PowerPoint presentation from lectures. In 2015, professor Bent Meier Sørensen of Copenhagen University wrote an article titled “Let’s ban …

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Why You Need to Read the Feedback

Why You Need to Read the Feedback (and Not Take Criticism Too Personally)

The first time I was in the other end of a feedback form was in my second year of college. I joined the organization of student volunteers for the university’s disciplinary office and one of our tasks was to conduct an annual week of lectures to new freshmen on the rules and policies of the …

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Why Your Classroom Setting May Be Hurting Your Students’ Scores

It’s Not You, It’s the Room: Why Your Classroom Setting May Be Hurting Your Students’ Scores

As teachers, we want our students to achieve the best they can. However, there’s just so many factors that we can’t control that can pull their grades down. Whether it’s negative influences from their friends, family problems at home, or personal problems they may face, the best we can do is teach our best and …

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Essential Life Lessons to Learn from Online Short Courses

Back then, people were told that to be successful, they should earn degrees and get good jobs. This notion has proved correct for many people who have gone through all the hardships of school life and triumphed. It is mostly because they have learned from the challenges they have faced. In this day and age, …

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Happy Writing: Ways to Avoid Boredom in Your Class

There’s a reason why young students don’t like writing: it’s a lonely task at its core. They get bored, lazy, and unmotivated to break out of a creative rut because for the most part, interacting with paper is so solitary. Princesses in fairy tales and talking animals in fables can be exciting, but if pupils …

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