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The Work Benefit Gen Z Needs: College Assistance
The Work Benefit Gen Z Needs: College Assistance
by Michelle Baumgartner November 2018

College is much less affordable for Generation Z than for previous generations. Many members of Gen Z are bypassing college and entering the workforce directly after high school. Here's why college assistance would be one of the most valuable work benefits employers could offer Generation Z.

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Why Alternative College Pathways Are the Future
Why Alternative College Pathways Are the Future
by Erin Riskey November 2018

Traditionally speaking, a college education usually means spending four or more years at a pricey university, but the times are definitely changing. Read on to learn why alternative college pathways are transforming and becoming the future of postsecondary education.

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Video: What You Need to Know About Applying to College
Video: What You Need to Know About Applying to College
by Jessica Lyons November 2018

Applying to colleges can be an overwhelming process. This free video resource can show you the different paths to earning a college degree and the types of colleges you should apply to.

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4 Ways to Make Learning a Family Activity
4 Ways to Make Learning a Family Activity
by Erin Riskey November 2018

Learning is an opportunity typically open to anyone, but it can take on an entirely new meaning when it becomes a family activity. In this post, we'll look at four unique ways to make learning fun for the whole family.

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How to Survive Group Projects in College
How to Survive Group Projects in College
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

Group projects are like taxes: unpleasant and unavoidable. If you have a group project coming up in one of your college courses, check out this blog post for a few suggestions about how to survive.

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What to Do When Your School's Administration Isn't Supportive
What to Do When Your School's Administration Isn't Supportive
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

If you're a teacher experiencing a lack of support from your school, check out this blog post for our top tips on how to handle a difficult administration who won't support you.

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How to Incorporate Thanksgiving Into the Classroom
How to Incorporate Thanksgiving Into the Classroom
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

Thanksgiving is coming! Check out this blog post for a few fun ideas on how to bring the holiday into your classroom in a way your students will enjoy.

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These 5 Women Asked for Raises - And Got Them!
These 5 Women Asked for Raises - And Got Them!
by Jessica Lyons November 2018

Asking for a raise can be intimidating, but these five women were able to do it and get positive results. Keep reading to learn about their approaches.

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How to Get Gen Z Engaged in Your Learning & Development Program
How to Get Gen Z Engaged in Your Learning & Development Program
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

If you're a human resources professional, check out this blog post for specific suggestions on how to prepare your company's learning and development program to engage Generation Z.

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Does Your College GPA Really Matter?
Does Your College GPA Really Matter?
by Michelle Baumgartner November 2018

Your grade point average is a snapshot of your academic performance. But as long as you manage to graduate, does your college GPA really count? Discover how maintaining an exemplary GPA in college not only helps you transition to the next phase of your life but can also impact your finances.

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Thoughts Every Homeschool Parent Has Had
Thoughts Every Homeschool Parent Has Had
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

Not all homeschooling experiences are the same, but there are some commonalities. Check out this blog post to see some thoughts every homeschool parent has.

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6 Books Your Entire Family Can Enjoy
6 Books Your Entire Family Can Enjoy
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

If you're planning to celebrate National Family Literacy Month by reading books with your children, check out this blog post for six recommendations. They'll be fun for your entire family!

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5 People Share the Most Unique Work Perks They've Seen
5 People Share the Most Unique Work Perks They've Seen
by Jessica Lyons October 2018

Many companies are getting creative with their benefits in order to attract and retain employees. Keep reading to learn about some unique workplace perks.

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5 Signs You Picked the Wrong Career
5 Signs You Picked the Wrong Career
by Michelle Baumgartner October 2018

Once upon a time, you made a decision to pursue a career you thought was right for you. Recently, you've been wondering if you chose the wrong career path. Should you try to hang in there, or is it time to jump ship? Here are five signs that you picked the wrong career.

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How Earning a Degree Improves Your Earning Potential
How Earning a Degree Improves Your Earning Potential
by Jessica Lyons October 2018

There are many benefits to earning a college degree, including the ability to earn more over the course of your lifetime. Keep reading to find out exactly what a difference a degree can make.

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When to Teach Your Kids About Elections
When to Teach Your Kids About Elections
by Erin Riskey October 2018

Teaching your kids about elections is an important job as a parent, but when is the right time to do it? Continue reading to find out when you should start discussing elections with your kids as well as how to go about it.

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How to Convince Management to Add New Benefits
How to Convince Management to Add New Benefits
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

If you're unhappy with the benefits offered at your workplace, check out this blog post for suggestions on how employees can persuade their management to make new benefits available.

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How Teachers Should Spend a Snow Day
How Teachers Should Spend a Snow Day
by Erin Riskey October 2018

Winter is right around the corner, and with it comes the possibility of a snow day here and there. But how should teachers spend a snow day, anyway? Read on to explore our not so run-of-the-mill suggestions.

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5 Lessons to Help Your Students Understand the Elections
5 Lessons to Help Your Students Understand the Elections
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

If you want your students to be knowledgeable about the elections coming up in November, check out these recommendations for five lessons you can use to help them get up to date.

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How Far Can the Sunda Flying Lemur Glide?
How Far Can the Sunda Flying Lemur Glide?
by Jessica Lyons October 2018

Fun fact or fiction? The Sunda flying lemur can glide the length of two football fields. Do you think that's true? Keep reading to find out if it's a fun fact or fiction.

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5 Questions Parents Should Ask to Find Out How School's Going
5 Questions Parents Should Ask to Find Out How School's Going
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

Are you finding yourself frustrated when every day, you ask your child how school is going and keep getting the same old, empty, 'fine'? Step up your question game with these five options that will help you to get your child talking about his or her school life.

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The 6 Best Ways to Spend Winter Break
The 6 Best Ways to Spend Winter Break
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

Are you a college student about to go on winter break? Check out this blog post for six suggestions for the best things to do during your vacation, whether you're focused on relaxing, learning, or making some money.

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5 Ways to Personalize Your College Application
5 Ways to Personalize Your College Application
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

In order to craft a strong college application, you'll want to personalize your application materials as much as possible. This blog post offers five options for ways to do so.

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4 Ways a New Job Will Feel Like the First Day of School
4 Ways a New Job Will Feel Like the First Day of School
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

If you're starting at a new job soon, you might find that the nerves you're feeling aren't completely unfamiliar. Where have you felt them before? Maybe the first day of school. Check out this blog post to read about the four ways a new job feels like the first day.

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4 Reasons Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Engage Students
4 Reasons Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Engage Students
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

Fall is more than just pumpkin spice latte season; it's also one of the best times of year for teachers to engage their students. This blog post will tell you the four reasons why.

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Could an Ostrich Win a Fight With a Lion?
Could an Ostrich Win a Fight With a Lion?
by Jessica Lyons October 2018

Is this a fun fact or fiction? An ostrich can kill a lion. Is that true? Or did we make it up? Keep reading to find out and learn more about the ostrich.

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Study.com Survey Shows Teachers Don't Have Adequate Anti-Bullying Resources
Study.com Survey Shows Teachers Don't Have Adequate Anti-Bullying Resources
by Jessica Lyons October 2018

Study.com recently surveyed teachers to find out if they had the resources needed to prevent bullying in schools. Keep reading to find out what they said.

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6 Celebs With Unexpected College Degrees
6 Celebs With Unexpected College Degrees
by Erin Riskey October 2018

When it comes to being rich and famous, there's often more than what meets the eye. Check out our list of six celebrities who have earned unexpected college degrees.

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How to Successfully Transition to Homeschooling
How to Successfully Transition to Homeschooling
by Erin Riskey October 2018

Has your household decided to make the switch to homeschooling? Could you use some advice on how to make the transition as successful as possible? Check out our top-notch tips below.

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4 Steps to Take When You Have Problems with Your Manager
4 Steps to Take When You Have Problems with Your Manager
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

If you're having issues with your manager and struggling to decide how to approach the situation, this blog post will go over the four most important steps for you to take.

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3 Questions About Company Purpose With Brian Poland, Former Talent Pro at Walmart
3 Questions About Company Purpose With Brian Poland, Former Talent Pro at Walmart
by Adrian Ridner October 2018

In this blog series, Study.com CEO and Co-founder Adrian Ridner interviews learning and development leaders across the industry for their perspectives on professional development, recruiting, company purpose and more. Today, Adrian chats with talent management professional and lifelong learning expert Brian Poland about the importance of company purpose.

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You Declared a Major But Realize You Hate It - Now What?
You Declared a Major But Realize You Hate It - Now What?
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

Are you finding yourself wondering whether or not you might have declared the wrong college major? Check out this blog post for four suggestions on what you should do next.

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4 Ways Substitute Teachers Can Make a Memorable Impact in Just One Day
4 Ways Substitute Teachers Can Make a Memorable Impact in Just One Day
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

Are you a substitute teacher looking for a way to make a positive impact in the classroom? You might not have a lot of time, but you can certainly achieve your goal. Here four tips you can use.

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The 5 Best Colleges for Aspiring Journalists
The 5 Best Colleges for Aspiring Journalists
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

If you're a student looking to get a degree in journalism, you're probably seeking a college that will be a good fit for your intended major. Here are the five top colleges you should look into.

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These 3 Strategies Can Boost Innovation at Your Company
These 3 Strategies Can Boost Innovation at Your Company
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

If you're looking for a way to boost innovation at your company, check out this blog post. We offer three strategies for real change that you can begin implementing today.

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7 World History Facts That Will Amaze Your Kids
7 World History Facts That Will Amaze Your Kids
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

Looking for some interesting bits of information to share with your children? From Ancient Egypt to outer space, check out these seven amazing facts from world history that your kids will love.

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4 Ways to Recover After Surviving Midterms
4 Ways to Recover After Surviving Midterms
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

There is no better feeling than walking out of your last midterm and taking a breath of relief. Now that you're finally done, check out this list of four ways to recover from midterms season.

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5 Literature-Related Movies Teachers Can Show in Class
5 Literature-Related Movies Teachers Can Show in Class
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

Are you a high school English teacher looking for an educational movie to show in your classroom? Well, you're in luck! This blog post offers five great options.

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Ask Your Kids These 5 Questions to Help Them Pick a College Major
Ask Your Kids These 5 Questions to Help Them Pick a College Major
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

The choice of what to study in college is an important one. A future college student might want to seek guidance on this topic from their parents. Parents can help by asking their children these five guiding questions.

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5 Ways Tech Can Help You Prepare for the SATs
5 Ways Tech Can Help You Prepare for the SATs
by Erin Riskey October 2018

We know that technology has seemingly endless capabilities, but have you thought about how it can help you get ready for important standardized tests? Read on to explore five ways tech can help you prepare for the SATs.

How Teachers Can Convince Administration to Implement Tech Tools
How Teachers Can Convince Administration to Implement Tech Tools
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

Technology is transforming our world - and our classrooms. This article is a go-to guide for teachers looking to convince their school administrations to implement technology tools in the classroom.

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5 Ways for Business Majors to Make Money on the Side
5 Ways for Business Majors to Make Money on the Side
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

Are you a business major in college looking to make a little (or more than a little) extra cash in your free time? Check out our tips for five ways to make money on the side.

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What to Do if Your SAT Score is Lower Than Expected
What to Do if Your SAT Score is Lower Than Expected
by Erin Riskey September 2018

In the game of life, sometimes things don't go as expected—and that's okay. If you took the SAT, received a lower score than anticipated and aren't sure where to turn, the tips in this post can provide some guidance.

Are Your Students' Parents Skeptical About Tech in the Classroom? Here's How to Get Them on Board
Are Your Students' Parents Skeptical About Tech in the Classroom? Here's How to Get Them on Board
by Erin Riskey September 2018

We know that technology has the power to do great things in the classroom, but parents often need some extra convincing. If your students' parents are skeptical about classroom technology use, the pointers in this post can help you get them on board.

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Why HR Teams Shouldn't Be the Only Ones Focusing on Company Culture
Why HR Teams Shouldn't Be the Only Ones Focusing on Company Culture
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

If you're an HR professional interested in getting more people in your organization focusing on their impact on your company's culture, this blog post is for you. We offer suggestions for how to involve everybody from individual contributors to managers.

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What High Schoolers at all Levels Should Be Doing to Prep for College Application Season
What High Schoolers at all Levels Should Be Doing to Prep for College Application Season
by Erin Riskey September 2018

Preparing for college isn't something to take lightly, nor can it happen overnight. In today's post, we'll learn what high schoolers at all grade levels should be doing to ready themselves for college application season.

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Don't Leave a Job Interview Without Asking These 5 Questions
Don't Leave a Job Interview Without Asking These 5 Questions
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Are you preparing for an upcoming job interview? Don't forget to think about what questions you'll ask your interviewer. Here are our five must-ask questions.

5 Elective Courses Colleges Really Need
5 Elective Courses Colleges Really Need
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Are you a college student who has had the experience of registering for courses and wishing you had some other options? Check out these five elective courses colleges should offer.

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These 5 Lesson Plans Will Get Kids Excited About the New School Year
These 5 Lesson Plans Will Get Kids Excited About the New School Year
by Bill Sands September 2018

A new school year means new opportunities to introduce innovative lesson plans. Read on for a few ideas for lessons that will make your students excited to learn.

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6 Tips For Acing Your Midterms
6 Tips For Acing Your Midterms
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Are you worried about your upcoming college midterm exams? Check out this article for six effective ways to make sure that you get the grades you want.

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7 Ways Parents Can Make Trick-or-Treating Educational
7 Ways Parents Can Make Trick-or-Treating Educational
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Every child loves trick-or-treating but, as a parent, it might not seem like the healthiest or most productive activity. Here are our suggestions for seven ways that you can make trick-or-treating educational this Halloween.

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6 Ways Teachers Can Make Their Classroom Feel More Like Hogwarts
6 Ways Teachers Can Make Their Classroom Feel More Like Hogwarts
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Are you still mourning the fact that you never got your invitation letter from Hogwarts? Well, it's not too late. If you want to attend Hogwarts every day, check out our suggestion for how to make your classroom feel more like the famed wizarding school.

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Study.com Survey: Are Consumers Really Ready for the AI Revolution?
Study.com Survey: Are Consumers Really Ready for the AI Revolution?
by Jessica Lyons September 2018

With all the talk of robots taking over jobs and doing more in our everyday lives, Study.com had a key question: are consumers actually ready for AI? We conducted a survey that asked how comfortable consumers are with robots performing various tasks. Keep reading for some surprising artificial intelligence statistics.

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4 Questions with Beverly Kaye, Employee Retention, Engagement and Learning Expert
4 Questions with Beverly Kaye, Employee Retention, Engagement and Learning Expert
by Adrian Ridner September 2018

In this blog series, Study.com CEO and Co-founder Adrian Ridner interviews learning and development leaders across the industry for their perspectives on professional development, recruiting, company purpose and more. Today, Adrian chats with workforce development, retention and engagement expert Beverly Kaye.

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5 People Share Embarrassing Work Emails You'll Be Glad You Didn't Send
5 People Share Embarrassing Work Emails You'll Be Glad You Didn't Send
by Jessica Lyons September 2018

Workers today rely heavily on emails, but mistakes can happen. We asked professionals to share the most embarrassing work emails they've ever sent.

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The 5 Best Colleges for Student Athletes
The 5 Best Colleges for Student Athletes
by Bill Sands September 2018

Student athletes have no shortage of options when it comes to choosing the right college. Take a look at some of the country's top choices when it comes to academics and athletics.

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6 Ways to Make the Most of a Long Commute
6 Ways to Make the Most of a Long Commute
by Helena Leung September 2018

Stuck in traffic on your way to work? Sitting on the train while commuting home after a long day? Take a look at some activities you can use to make the most of your long commute.

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How to Know If a Company Will Invest In Your Future
How to Know If a Company Will Invest In Your Future
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Are you in the process of evaluating whether a certain company is a good fit for you? Don't forget to determine whether or not the organization will invest in your future. Here's how you'll know.

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Teachers: How to Find Time For Professional Development
Teachers: How to Find Time For Professional Development
by Erin Riskey September 2018

Professional development can be an invaluable tool for teachers, but finding time to complete it can often pose a challenge. If you're struggling to fit professional development into your hectic schedule, check out the following pointers.

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9 Student Debt Stats Everyone Should Know
9 Student Debt Stats Everyone Should Know
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

What are we talking about when we say that there is a student debt crisis? Just how many Americans have student debt? How much money do they owe? Read this article to learn the answers to these (and other) questions.

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7 Things to Look For During Your Job Hunt
7 Things to Look For During Your Job Hunt
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Are you embarking upon a search for a new job? When seeking a new place to work, looking for these seven things can help you find a company where you'll be happy.

6 Celebs Who Are Way Smarter Than the Characters They Play
6 Celebs Who Are Way Smarter Than the Characters They Play
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Are you curious which of your favorite silly characters are played by much smarter actors? Here's a list of six actors who are more intelligent than the characters they're known for portraying.

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What to Do When Your Students Know More About Technology Than You Do
What to Do When Your Students Know More About Technology Than You Do
by Erin Riskey September 2018

Teachers: have you discovered that your students are more tech-savvy than you? Are you struggling to keep up with them? Don't fret just yet! Read on for some advice that can help you make the most of your situation.

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What to Do When Your Elementary Student Already Seems to Know Everything
What to Do When Your Elementary Student Already Seems to Know Everything
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Do you have a child who seems to soak up knowledge? Does he or she know just about everything about everything? Here are a few ways you can engage your little genius.

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How to Land Your Dream Job Even When You Don't Meet the Requirements
How to Land Your Dream Job Even When You Don't Meet the Requirements
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Do you have a dream job that you wish you could apply to but that you don't quite meet the requirements for? Check out our tips for how to land the role anyway!

3 Strategies That Can Cut Down on Your Lesson Planning Time
3 Strategies That Can Cut Down on Your Lesson Planning Time
by Erin Riskey November 2018

When it comes to teaching, lesson planning can often be one of the most time-consuming aspects of the profession. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be. Check out our top three strategies for helping teachers reduce the amount of time they spend on their lesson plans.

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5 Things Parents Should Do to Help Their Child Pick a College
5 Things Parents Should Do to Help Their Child Pick a College
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Are you wondering how you can best help your child decide which college or university to attend? Here are our suggestions for five ways you can be of assistance.

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4 Types of Parents Every Teacher Has to Deal With And How to Handle Them
4 Types of Parents Every Teacher Has to Deal With And How to Handle Them
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Are you having trouble with some of your students' difficult parents? Here are the four types of parents you're probably dealing with and how to handle them.

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4 Things to Do if You Can't Afford Your Child's First Choice College
4 Things to Do if You Can't Afford Your Child's First Choice College
by Michelle Baumgartner September 2018

As a parent, you want to make your child's college dreams a reality. But what can you do if you can't afford your child's first choice college? Here are four realistic options for parents to consider as they determine the financial feasibility of their child's college plans.

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4 Questions With Mike Francomb, Talent Expert at RecruitMilitary
4 Questions With Mike Francomb, Talent Expert at RecruitMilitary
by Adrian Ridner September 2018

In this blog series, Study.com CEO and Co-founder Adrian Ridner interviews learning and development leaders across the industry for their perspectives on professional development, recruiting, company purpose and more. Today, Adrian chats with Mike Francomb of RecruitMilitary about learning agility, recruiting and more.

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Teachers: What to Do if You're the One Who's Bored in Class
Teachers: What to Do if You're the One Who's Bored in Class
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

Are you finding yourself yawning in your classroom and struggling to make it through the day? Here are our tips for how to combat boredom as a teacher.

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6 Ways Teachers Can Get Students Excited for the New School Year
6 Ways Teachers Can Get Students Excited for the New School Year
by Erin Riskey November 2018

When it comes to a new school year, many teachers would probably agree that getting students enthused about learning is one of their biggest challenges. Here we've compiled six sure-fire methods that teachers can use to up the excitement factor for their students as the new school year begins.

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College Activities That Develop Important Soft Skills
College Activities That Develop Important Soft Skills
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

These days, many recruiters are looking for candidates who have key soft skills. Check out this blog post to find out how to develop these skills during college.

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How to Update Your Tuition Reimbursement Program to Be a Benefit Employees Actually Use
How to Update Your Tuition Reimbursement Program to Be a Benefit Employees Actually Use
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

Are you worried than not enough of your employees are using your tuition reimbursement program? Do you think it might need an update? Here are our suggestions for how to go about refreshing this important benefit.

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Teachers: 4 Ways to Fix a School Year That's Off to a Bad Start
Teachers: 4 Ways to Fix a School Year That's Off to a Bad Start
by Erin Riskey August 2018

Sometimes a new school year can start off on the wrong foot, but that certainly doesn't mean that the entire year has to be a bear. Continue reading to discover four ways teachers can fix a school year that's off to a bad start.

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8 Animal Facts That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds
8 Animal Facts That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds
by Michelle Baumgartner September 2018

Your child has a wild imagination and a voracious appetite for odd trivia, and shares these gifts generously. Take a turn at dumbfounding your child with these eight bizarre facts from a rich natural source of astonishing factoids: the animal kingdom.

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Freshmen: What to Do if College Feels Too Hard
Freshmen: What to Do if College Feels Too Hard
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

Becoming a college freshman is challenging, and some of us have a harder time with the transition than others. If you're struggling, here are some suggestions for what to do.

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5 Learning Resources For Your Child With Social Anxiety
5 Learning Resources For Your Child With Social Anxiety
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2018

Affecting focus and memory, and often accompanied by depression and a panic disorder, social anxiety is a serious condition that can have a negative impact on your child's learning. These five learning resources can help your child cope, both in and out of the classroom.

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What to Study to Survive Being a Reality Star
What to Study to Survive Being a Reality Star
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

Do you harbor secret hopes of becoming a reality star one day? Here's what you should study to help yourself succeed.

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5 Ways to Decorate Your Dorm to Promote Learning
5 Ways to Decorate Your Dorm to Promote Learning
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

If you're a college freshman moving into a dorm room for the first time, consider doing a few special things to make your dorm as conducive to learning as possible. Here are our top five tips.

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6 Educators Share Their Perspectives on Homework Bans
6 Educators Share Their Perspectives on Homework Bans
by Jessica Lyons August 2018

As more schools decide to ban homework, the debate continues on whether such policies are helping or hurting students. Find out what education professionals think of these bans.

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8 Thoughts Every Teacher Has During the First Week of School
8 Thoughts Every Teacher Has During the First Week of School
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

The first week of school can be both a difficult and an exciting time in a teacher's life. Here's what you're probably thinking during this crazy week.

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4 Signs Your Child is Behind in School
4 Signs Your Child is Behind in School
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2018

A child who has fallen behind with schoolwork needs help now, before the situation becomes unmanageable and a whole grade must be repeated. Your vigilance in spotting these four signs that your child is behind in school can make all the difference in resolving academic struggles.

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Teachers: 8 Things That Should Be On Your Back to School To-Do List
Teachers: 8 Things That Should Be On Your Back to School To-Do List
by Erin Riskey August 2018

With a new school year rapidly approaching, you probably have a million and one things running through your mind, and it's no wonder as to why! Luckily, we can help you prepare. Check out eight important things that teachers should have on their back to school to-do lists.

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6 Celebs We Want to Do a Group Project With
6 Celebs We Want to Do a Group Project With
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

Group projects might be one of the more challenging parts of college, but what if you got to pick your dream team? Here are the six celebrities we'd want to work with.

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Undeclared Freshmen: When Should You Pick a Major?
Undeclared Freshmen: When Should You Pick a Major?
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant August 2018

While there's a lot of pressure on freshmen to pick a college major, undeclared students are the majority. Most students enter college undeclared or change their major. Read on to learn when you need to pick a major and the best strategies for choosing a major - and future career - that you'll love.

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What to Do if Your Child Doesn't Like Their Teacher
What to Do if Your Child Doesn't Like Their Teacher
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

Has your child ever come home from school unhappy because he or she can't get along with the teacher? We know this situation might be daunting. Here's how we suggest handling it.

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What College Seniors Can Do Now to Prep for the Workforce
What College Seniors Can Do Now to Prep for the Workforce
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2018

Your senior year of college is a time of transition that involves finishing your undergraduate schooling and preparing to enter the workforce. Your career path can lead you through an exciting yet challenging adventure. To get off to a great start, take action now with these essential career-building steps.

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5 Fictional Professors We Wish Were Real
5 Fictional Professors We Wish Were Real
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

Having trouble separating fact from fiction? Join us in imagining which fictional professors we wish we could learn from.

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3 Questions with Dorothy Martin, Former Training and Development Pro at Verizon
3 Questions with Dorothy Martin, Former Training and Development Pro at Verizon
by Adrian Ridner August 2018

In this blog series, Study.com CEO and Co-founder Adrian Ridner interviews learning and development leaders across the industry for their perspectives on professional development, recruiting, company purpose and more. Today, Adrian chats with workforce training and development expert Dorothy Martin.

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How to Showcase Your Ability to Learn on Your Resume
How to Showcase Your Ability to Learn on Your Resume
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2018

Regardless of your field or desired professional position, one of your most valued skills as a prospective employee is your aptitude to learn. Here are several ways to use your résumé to impress potential employers by underscoring your learning skills.

5 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out
5 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2018

In a highly competitive job market, your résumé can make or break your chances to be noticed and move on to the next phase in the hiring process. Follow these five suggestions to build a résumé that will help you stand out as a big fish in a crowded sea of applicants.

3 Ways Phones Can Help Improve Company Culture
3 Ways Phones Can Help Improve Company Culture
by Michelle Baumgartner September 2018

Smartphones have become ubiquitous, bringing great convenience into our everyday lives. You may be wondering what value they can deliver in the business world. Here are three ways phones can enhance your company culture.

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How to Adapt Your Teaching Style & Lesson Plans to Different Learning Styles
How to Adapt Your Teaching Style & Lesson Plans to Different Learning Styles
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

Are you looking for a way to adapt your teaching style to different learning styles? Check out this article that suggests tips for how to do so successfully.

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Going Back to School and Work? 5 Ways to Manage Both
Going Back to School and Work? 5 Ways to Manage Both
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant August 2018

If you're worried about balancing your education and work life now that it's time to go back to school, you're not alone! Almost 14 million people in the United States are both working and pursuing college or postsecondary training programs. Read on to explore 5 ways that can help you manage work and school.

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5 People Share Advice For Having the Right Outlook for Freshman Year
5 People Share Advice For Having the Right Outlook for Freshman Year
by Jessica Lyons August 2018

Are you mentally prepared for being a college student? Advice from these former freshmen can help prepare you and let know who to go to for support in tough times.

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9 College Grads Share Their Tips for Incoming Freshmen
9 College Grads Share Their Tips for Incoming Freshmen
by Jessica Lyons August 2018

Starting your first year of college can be a stressful time. You want to do well but you're not sure you're ready for this new challenge. Use the tips below to learn from people who have done it before you.

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6 Ways for College Students to Earn Extra Cash
6 Ways for College Students to Earn Extra Cash
by Erin Riskey August 2018

For many students, college often means living frugally on a tight budget. After all, the term 'broke college student' certainly doesn't exist for no reason (ramen, anyone?)! In today's post, we'll highlight six solid ways for college students to earn some extra cash.

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4 Ways to Determine Your New Students' Learning Styles
4 Ways to Determine Your New Students' Learning Styles
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2018

With the start of the school year right around the corner, a fresh batch of students will soon enter your classroom. You'd like to customize your lesson plans to optimize their learning experience. As you get to know your new students, try these suggestions to identify their learning styles.

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5 Ways to Ease the Hectic Morning Routine During Back to School
5 Ways to Ease the Hectic Morning Routine During Back to School
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

Back to school is a frenetic and exciting time for students and parents alike. If you're dreading the inevitably hectic mornings to come, check out our five tips for how to ease your morning routine.

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6 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your College Freshmen Year
6 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your College Freshmen Year
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

Barring a very unique circumstance, your freshman year of college is only going to happen once. Here are six ways to make sure you get the most out of it.

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5 Movies To Get Your Kids Pumped for Back to School
5 Movies To Get Your Kids Pumped for Back to School
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

The school year is approaching. Is your child dreading it? If so, check out this list of five movies that will get your little student excited to go back to school.

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How to Find a Job Using Social Media
How to Find a Job Using Social Media
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

Are you in the process of looking for a new job? Read this blog post to find out how you can best use social media to help you make your next career move.

5 Breakfast Options That Will Get You Through Morning Classes
5 Breakfast Options That Will Get You Through Morning Classes
by Erin Riskey August 2018

Let's be real: breakfast in college often consists of a cereal bar or nothing at all. Unfortunately, those aren't the best choices if you want your mind and body to run at full speed during your A.M. classes. Here are five easy breakfast options that can help you stay rolling all morning.

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The 5 Best Colleges for Future Entrepreneurs
The 5 Best Colleges for Future Entrepreneurs
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2018

You already know that you want to start your own company after you get your bachelor's degree. Now you're looking for a college that will teach you the entrepreneurial skills you'll need to succeed. Here are five top schools for future entrepreneurs.

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Why You Shouldn't Try to Get Out of College Reading by Watching the Movie
Why You Shouldn't Try to Get Out of College Reading by Watching the Movie
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

Hoping to save some precious study time by skipping your college reading and watching the movie version of the book instead? Here's why you shouldn't.

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How College Students Can Protect Themselves From Identity Theft
How College Students Can Protect Themselves From Identity Theft
by Meghan Cooney August 2018

Identity theft isn't just a problem for adults in the workforce. College students can easily fall victim to it too, but these strategies can help you keep your information safe.

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What 'Mean Girls' Can Teach You About Back to School
What 'Mean Girls' Can Teach You About Back to School
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

Before you go back to high school this year, take a couple of hours to watch Mean Girls. Then check out this article about what the movie can teach you.

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How Tech Can Help Teachers Create Engaging Lesson Plans
How Tech Can Help Teachers Create Engaging Lesson Plans
by Erin Riskey August 2018

Sometimes it can be tricky for teachers to create lesson plans that are both useful and engaging for their students, but in today's tech-driven world, nearly anything is possible. Continue reading to discover how technology can help teachers increase the engagement factor of their lessons.

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Would Superheroes Make Good College Roommates?
Would Superheroes Make Good College Roommates?
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

Imagine showing up to your first day of college and finding out that your roommate is a superhero. Would they be easy to get along with? Read on to find out.

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Four-Year College Not For You? Try One of These Options
Four-Year College Not For You? Try One of These Options
by Erin Riskey July 2018

Have you decided that four-year college might not be the best choice for the next step in your education? Are you curious as to what your other options are? Continue reading to explore some viable alternatives to four-year institutions.

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The Pros & Cons of Homework Bans
The Pros & Cons of Homework Bans
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

Homework might seem like an inevitable part of school, but more and more schools are banning it from their classrooms. Read on to find out the pros and cons of homework bans.

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4 Ways to Encourage Learning at Home After a Homework Ban
4 Ways to Encourage Learning at Home After a Homework Ban
by Erin Riskey July 2018

Whether you're dealing firsthand with a homework ban or might face one in the future, you may be wondering how it could affect your students academically. Check out these four ways to encourage learning at home after a homework ban has been put into effect.

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How Adult Learners Can Get Back in the Swing of Being a Student
How Adult Learners Can Get Back in the Swing of Being a Student
by Michelle Baumgartner July 2018

Whether you're undertaking professional training, changing careers, or just finishing a degree you started long ago, you may feel apprehensive about being back in the classroom again. These suggestions for adult learners can help you get back into the swing of being a student.

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5 Workplace Perks That Are Better Than Food
5 Workplace Perks That Are Better Than Food
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

Yes, we all love food. It's a fantastic, if obvious, workplace benefit. But some workplace perks are even better. Don't believe us? Here are five examples to change your mind.

How Company Culture Can Help You Retain Employees
How Company Culture Can Help You Retain Employees
by Bill Sands July 2018

Employee retention is crucial when it comes to saving time and money. One potential avenue to keep your workers longer involves creating a company culture that focuses on loyalty and engagement.

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Nervous About Your First Year of Teaching? Here Are 6 Things You Can Do to Feel More Confident
Nervous About Your First Year of Teaching? Here Are 6 Things You Can Do to Feel More Confident
by Erin Riskey July 2018

Are you gearing up for your first year of teaching and feeling a little nervous? Never fear! In this post, we've compiled six things you can do to feel more confident as your first year of teaching approaches.

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4 Ways to Stand Out From Other Job Candidates
4 Ways to Stand Out From Other Job Candidates
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

Looking for a way to differentiate your resume from the other hundred in the stack? Check out this list of four ways to stand out from other job candidates.

Why Your First Year of College Will Feel Like a Bad Reality Show
Why Your First Year of College Will Feel Like a Bad Reality Show
by Meghan Cooney July 2018

Your first year of college is a whirlwind. At times you'll feel like the star of your own TV show, and other times all you'll want to do is run and hide from the cameras. Here are major challenges you'll face your freshman year - and how to handle them.

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Grads Share Their Worst Meals as Broke Students
Grads Share Their Worst Meals as Broke Students
by Jessica Lyons July 2018

Earning a degree can be expensive, and many students learn the hard way that they didn't budget as well as they should have, forcing them to make some interesting food choices. Here are some of the worst meals people have eaten in college.

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4 People Share Their Embarrassing Job Interview Moments
4 People Share Their Embarrassing Job Interview Moments
by Jessica Lyons July 2018

Want to feel better about your own interview experiences? These embarrassing interview moments will not only make you laugh but will also give you hope that you can recover from anything.

4 Ways Your Phone Can be an Asset (Not a Distraction) in College
4 Ways Your Phone Can be an Asset (Not a Distraction) in College
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant July 2018

Need assistance in college? Your phone might seem an unlikely solution, but it can help you academically by performing tasks that include scheduling study times and viewing lessons and lectures. Read on to learn how to transform your phone from educational distraction to academic asset.

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5 Summer Activities That Are Fun And Help Kids Learn
5 Summer Activities That Are Fun And Help Kids Learn
by Bill Sands July 2018

Summertime is a great opportunity for children to relax, but they also need to stay sharp mentally. Use these fun activities to help kids continue learning over summer vacation without sacrificing their chance to have a good time.

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Why Every Teacher Needs a Work Spouse
Why Every Teacher Needs a Work Spouse
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

Do you feel like something is missing from your life as a teacher? Maybe it's your work spouse. Read on to find out why every teacher needs one to get them through highs and lows.

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If Professional Athletes Went to Hogwarts, Which House Would They Be In?
If Professional Athletes Went to Hogwarts, Which House Would They Be In?
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

Have you ever wondered which Hogwarts house your favorite professional athlete would be sorted into? Well, wonder no more! Here are our picks for eight famous athletes' houses.

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7 Strategies to Keep Employees Engaged All Summer Long
7 Strategies to Keep Employees Engaged All Summer Long
by Bill Sands July 2018

Keeping employees motivated and engaged in the summer can be a tall task, as the months between May and August are rough on motivation. Use these strategies to keep your office staff engaged and lively throughout the year.

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4 Things All Teachers Should Do the First Day of Class
4 Things All Teachers Should Do the First Day of Class
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

We know you want to start the school year off on the right foot. Here are four tips for what all teachers should be sure to do on the first day of their classes.

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5 Things All College Freshmen Need For Their Dorm Rooms
5 Things All College Freshmen Need For Their Dorm Rooms
by Erin Riskey July 2018

If you're planning to live on campus this fall, you may have a general idea of what you'll need to pack for your dorm room. However, there may be some less obvious things you might not have considered, which we'll explore in this post.

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Celebrities With the Most School Spirit
Celebrities With the Most School Spirit
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

Everybody loves their alma mater, including your favorite celebrities. Check out our list of eight stars who have plenty of school spirit for the universities they once attended.

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Proven Tips to Attract Top Talent to Your Company
Proven Tips to Attract Top Talent to Your Company
by Amanda Johnson July 2018

Finding ways to attract and bring in top talent to your company can be accomplished through a variety of ways. Proven tips for success include highlighting the company's mission, providing ongoing learning opportunities, creating a reward management plan, and offering flexible work schedules.

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4 Signs Your Child Should Take AP Courses
4 Signs Your Child Should Take AP Courses
by Michelle Baumgartner September 2018

Participating in the Advanced Placement program requires a serious commitment. Although the courses and exams can yield numerous advantages for college-bound students, not every teen will benefit from the program. So how can you know if your child should take AP courses?

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Our Playlist Picks to Get You Excited For the New School Year
Our Playlist Picks to Get You Excited For the New School Year
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

Looking for some tunes to accompany you as you start the new school year? Here are our suggested song choices, all put together into a convenient playlist. Get ready to rock and learn.

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How to Become a DoDEA Teacher Using Online Resources
How to Become a DoDEA Teacher Using Online Resources
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant June 2018

DoDEA teachers work with students of military families around the world. Working as a DoDEA teacher can be very rewarding, both personally and professionally. Read on to learn how online resources can support your professional journey to becoming a DoDEA teacher, and start packing your bags!

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4 Ways All Teachers Should Prepare for the New School Year
4 Ways All Teachers Should Prepare for the New School Year
by Erin Riskey June 2018

Preparing for a new school year can be a bit overwhelming for teachers, but it doesn't have to be. With the right approach and proper planning, the transition from summer to school can be smooth and successful.

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5 Must Watch Movies For New College Students
5 Must Watch Movies For New College Students
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2018

If you're just starting college and want to get a sense of the experience to come (or just get excited about your future), here are 5 movies you must watch.

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If You Have One of These Work Habits, You Need to Break It Now
If You Have One of These Work Habits, You Need to Break It Now
by Meghan Cooney June 2018

Feel like you've been waiting years for a promotion? Maybe it's time to check your workplace habits. Newsflash: they can have a huge impact on your chances of getting that raise. Here are 7 habits you need to break right now.

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Not Ready for a Real-Life Jurassic World? Study These Subjects to Prepare
Not Ready for a Real-Life Jurassic World? Study These Subjects to Prepare
by Meghan Cooney June 2018

Dinosaurs have been extinct for 65 million years. But as Jurassic World teaches us, it's never too late to make a comeback! Here's how you survive when dinosaurs rule the world - again.

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7 Tips to Make Sure Your First College Roommate Becomes Friend and Not Foe
7 Tips to Make Sure Your First College Roommate Becomes Friend and Not Foe
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2018

Are you starting college and worried about whether or not you'll get along with your first roommate? Check out these 7 tips for making sure you and your roommate become friends.

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Best TV Shows to Watch Based on Your Major
Best TV Shows to Watch Based on Your Major
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2018

If you're looking for a TV show to watch that will fit your scholastic interests, look no further. Here's a list of the best TV shows for each university major.

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Working Scholars Named California Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Jerry Hill
Working Scholars Named California Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Jerry Hill
by Jessica Lyons June 2018

Study.com's Working Scholars program was recognized as a 2018 California Nonprofit of the Year. Keep reading to learn more about the program and the recent award.

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Study.com Now Has 150 Courses Available For College Credit
Study.com Now Has 150 Courses Available For College Credit
by Jessica Lyons June 2018

Study.com recently added about 30 credit-recommended courses to its offering, bringing its total number of credit-granting courses to more than 150 and increasing the options available to students to earn college credit online.

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3 Ways Teachers Can Use Tech to Have a Successful School Year
3 Ways Teachers Can Use Tech to Have a Successful School Year
by Erin Riskey June 2018

By now, you've probably integrated some degree of technology into your teaching, but have you thought about how tech can make your upcoming school year a super success? In this post, we'll explore three ways teachers can use technology to enhance learning and have a successful school year.

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Easy Steps to Building a Successful Employee Referral Program
Easy Steps to Building a Successful Employee Referral Program
by Amanda Johnson June 2018

Bringing in new hires through employee referrals is a great way to save time and recruit like-minded job applicants. You can build your own successful program by recruiting employees, offering incentives for referrals, announcing job vacancies regularly, and promoting the program throughout the company.

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These Are the Careers Disney Princesses Should Have
These Are the Careers Disney Princesses Should Have
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2018

Sure, Disney princesses don't usually need to join the workforce, but that won't stop us from imagining the perfect careers for them. Check out a list of the careers Disney princesses should have.

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5 Techniques That Can Help You Improve Your Employees' Ability to Learn
5 Techniques That Can Help You Improve Your Employees' Ability to Learn
by Erin Riskey June 2018

As an employer, you likely know the importance of your employees' ability to learn and grow. However, what are the best ways to foster this ability so that your workforce and company benefits? Read on to explore five techniques that can help you improve your employees' ability to learn.

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4 Strategies For When You Realize You Can't Help Your Kids with Their Homework
4 Strategies For When You Realize You Can't Help Your Kids with Their Homework
by Erin Riskey June 2018

Let's get real, parents: sometimes homework can be more than we bargained for. So, what exactly should you do when you realize that your child's homework is over your head? Continue reading to explore four strategies that can come in handy when the going gets tough during homework time.

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From Oprah Winfrey to Mindy Kaling, Some of the Best Graduation Advice Celebs Had This Year
From Oprah Winfrey to Mindy Kaling, Some of the Best Graduation Advice Celebs Had This Year
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2018

Whether you're a recent graduate yourself, or just looking for some inspiring words of wisdom, check out our round-up of this year's best graduation speech advice.

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Want Something to Binge Watch Without Going Brain Dead? Try These 5 Shows!
Want Something to Binge Watch Without Going Brain Dead? Try These 5 Shows!
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2018

Looking for a television show to get addicted to this summer? Check out our list of the 5 best TV shows for brainy binge watching. Because who says you can't watch TV and learn at the same time?

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How Your Phone Can Save You From the Summer Slide
How Your Phone Can Save You From the Summer Slide
by Bill Sands June 2018

Once the school year is over, students often let their skills deteriorate over the summer. However, a cell phone can open up multiple educational opportunities that can help you stay focused and return to school stronger than ever in the fall.

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5 Celebs Who Would Be the Best Professors & 5 Who Would Be the Worst
5 Celebs Who Would Be the Best Professors & 5 Who Would Be the Worst
by Meghan Cooney June 2018

Close your eyes and picture your favorite celebrity. Their accomplishments, piercing blue eyes, that smile... Now imagine them teaching your Econ 101 class. Is it a dream, or a nightmare? We put together a list of 5 potentially awesome and 5 potentially awful celeb professors. Let's see if your fave made the list!

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