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7 years ago
There are a lot of things that contributes to one's educational success: social economic status, cognitive and physical development, mentors, etc., Often overlooked in the conversation is emotional intelligence. What exactly is emotionally intelligence? How does one become emotionally intelligent? This NY Times piece tries to answer this question. The author argues that controlling one's anger, dealing with their stresses, avoiding panic in times of crisis, c...
7 years ago
Leadership is central to the success of any organization, institution and industry. This is especially true in education. However, it seems principals have often been overlooked in recent policy discussions and changes. This might be due to several factors. First, most training and professional development for principals are not strong enough to build strong schools. Most of the candidates for principal trainings are often teachers looking for an increase in salary. It se...
7 years ago
In this op-ed from the NY Times, the author, an inmate at Attica State Prison, makes his case for why educating prisoners is more important than ever. He argues that educating prisoners is the best form of rehabilitation but yet only few prisoners receive that privilege. He states that moocs can play a central role in reimagining prison education. It will be less expensive and will offer a plethora of courses to
7 years ago
Incoming college freshmen are all currently waiting for their financial aid packages from the schools of their choice. A majority of the financial aid college students receive comes from the government. However, the federal government has placed a financial aid restriction on some colleges (mostly for profit schools) because of bad disbursement of funds. The government is curious about how their funds are used by the colleges since most fail to provide documentation of disbursement. The ...
7 years ago
Leadership is the act of directing a group of people towards achieving a goal and managing is having the supervisory control or authority to lead. One of the most talked about issues is if leadership is the same as managing and if they can be taught in business schools. I think you can't teach a person how to lead. Nature plays a great role when it comes to leadership skills. Some leaders receive their skills from their society and their environment. Others hone t...
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7 years ago
One of the most talked about health issues affecting children is obesity. Researchers are using videos to stop obesity in children. Children nowadays stay glued to their television sets instead of going outside to engage in physical activities. This according to researchers say causes over 12.7 million children and adolescents to become obese. The researchers created a video about nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits to encourage children to engage in physical activity while watching the video. Thi...
7 years ago
Graduate students at Columbia University are fighting to have a union. The students believe creating a union will help them secure jobs on campus and provide them with healthcare benefits. In an effort to bring attention to their cause, the students demonstrated in front of the Columbia president's office with forms signed by teaching and research assistants. The school turned down the students. The school cited a ruling made by the National Labor Rel...
7 years ago
Children who drink energy drinks are at high risk of hyperactivity. This results in them not paying attention in class, which affects their academic performance. Energy drinks contains guarana and taurine. This becomes the main cause of hyperactivity when you mix it with caffeine. Some of the side effects of mixing guarana and taurine include nervousness, irritability and difficulty sleeping. Although sodas are bad for children, study shows that energy drinks are more deadly as compared to sodas because of the presence of caffeine.
7 years ago
This NY Times article notes a recently completed study that found college has become an increasingly stressful place for freshmen students. Most freshmen, especially those away from home, really find it difficult to cope since that it's a new experience for them. It gets worse when they have to balance their time to get enough rest, participate in extracurricular activities, attend class on time and complete assignments. The study found that freshmen s...
7 years ago
Obese children tend to have a short life-span as they are more prone than their peers to heart attacks and diabetes. Researchers also have found that obese children tend to perform worse on exams compared to their more slim and healthier classmates. The most obvious academic performance areas affected by obesity are physical education and math. Obese children find it more difficult to keep up with exercises in gym. This slows blood flow to the brains, and lead to less thinking and absorbing during math classes...