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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 July 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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6 Signs It's Time to Find a New Job
6 Signs It's Time to Find a New Job
by Meghan Cooney June 2018

We've all been there. What started out as a promising gig has left you stressed, bored, punching the clock, so on and so forth. Here are 6 tell-tale signs that it's time to go from passive to active job-seeking.

4 Unique Team-Building Activities HR Professionals Should Use More Often
4 Unique Team-Building Activities HR Professionals Should Use More Often
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2018

Are your employees tired of the same old team-building activities? Check out these four unique options that will help your employees bond as a team without boring them to tears.

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5 Secrets to Help You Write an Unforgettable College Essay
5 Secrets to Help You Write an Unforgettable College Essay
by Michelle Baumgartner June 2018

Your college essay allows admissions officers to learn more about who you are as an individual. If you want to get noticed, you'll need to write an essay that leaves an indelible impression. Here are five secrets to writing an unforgettable college essay.

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How to Earn Money Answering Questions for Study.com
How to Earn Money Answering Questions for Study.com
by Jordan White July 2018

Looking for online freelance work can be tough, but if you have expertise in areas like math, physics, economics, finance, accounting, or computer science. Study.com could have the perfect solution for you! Read on to learn about Study.com's Expert Q&A contractor opportunity.

3 Reasons Why the Ability to Learn is the New In-Demand Soft Skill
3 Reasons Why the Ability to Learn is the New In-Demand Soft Skill
by Bill Sands June 2018

Setting yourself apart from the competition in the job market is no easy task. To improve your chances, consider improving your soft skills, particularly your ability to process and learn new information.

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5 Things You Learned in School That Your Child Won't
5 Things You Learned in School That Your Child Won't
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2018

When you were in school, did you ever find yourself shaking your head at the totally unnecessary things your teacher was forcing you to learn? Well, schools may have finally listened. Read on to find out the 5 things you learned in school that your child probably won't.

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Why Cutting Down on Student Debt Is the Most Important Thing to Do This Summer
Why Cutting Down on Student Debt Is the Most Important Thing to Do This Summer
by Michelle Baumgartner June 2018

While a college education can open doors in the workplace, it comes with a price — one you don't want to be paying indefinitely. Summer break is an opportunity to reduce the amount you owe. Consider using the carefree days of summer to whittle down the worrisome burden of student debt.

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4 Signs Your Employees Are Bored By Your Training Program & How to Engage Them
4 Signs Your Employees Are Bored By Your Training Program & How to Engage Them
by Amanda Johnson June 2018

Four signs that your employees are bored by your training program include a decrease in requests for training, workplace innovation, and employee morale as well as a decline in customer satisfaction. If these signs sound familiar, then it's time for you to revamp your employee training program.

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The Summer Melt is Real But These Resources Can Help You Overcome It
The Summer Melt is Real But These Resources Can Help You Overcome It
by Erin Riskey June 2018

Although the summer melt is a real problem, there are resources that can help you overcome it. If you're planning on attending college in the fall but worry that something might derail your plans, the resources highlighted in this post can keep you on track and help you avoid the summer melt.

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Is EdTech the Key to Better Remedial Learning?
Is EdTech the Key to Better Remedial Learning?
by Adrian Ridner June 2018

While educators acknowledge that remedial learning is important, there are many remedial programs that just aren't meeting the needs of students. Are higher education institutions considering how edtech can help them better serve their students? If not, they should be.

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How Executives Can Benefit from Participating in an Exit Interview
How Executives Can Benefit from Participating in an Exit Interview
by Amanda Johnson June 2018

Exit interviews are a critical component of the hiring and firing process, making it an important part of HR that executives should take part in. Exit interviews give executives the ability to discover weak and strong points in company structure and operations, clear up misunderstandings, and reiterate reasons for termination if the employee was laid off or fired.

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How to Make the Most of Being in a Remedial Class
How to Make the Most of Being in a Remedial Class
by Erin Riskey June 2018

If you find yourself in a remedial class like many other prospective college students across the country, don't get discouraged. With the right attitude and tools, you can greatly benefit from the remediation. Use the pointers in this post to help you make the most out of being in a remedial class.

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You Think You Chose the Wrong College - Now What?
You Think You Chose the Wrong College - Now What?
by Michelle Baumgartner May 2018

Your choice of college is possibly one of the most important decisions of your life. You felt confident when you made that decision—but now you're starting to have doubts. Before you think of dropping out or transferring, consider these suggestions for reevaluating your college choice.

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Starting Your First Job After College? These 5 Tips Will Help You Shine
Starting Your First Job After College? These 5 Tips Will Help You Shine
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant June 2018

Starting your first job after college can be daunting. While you have a solid educational foundation, you're entering a new environment with unknown expectations. The five tips below will help you to thrive in your first job as well as prepare you for the successful career that will follow.

5 Jobs That Will Still Exist When Robots Take Over
5 Jobs That Will Still Exist When Robots Take Over
by Meghan Cooney May 2018

Automation is taking over. The robots are coming for your job. No one's career is truly safe. That's what recent headlines and news stories would have you believe. Thankfully, there's still hope for a variety of gigs that will still be around after the robot apocalypse.

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4 Methods That Parents Can Use to Help Their Gifted Child Reach Full Potential
4 Methods That Parents Can Use to Help Their Gifted Child Reach Full Potential
by Erin Riskey May 2018

Having a gifted child can certainly be a blessing, but it can also present a distinct challenge for parents. How can they support their gifted child and help him or her reach full potential? Read on for four methods that parents can use to help their child get the most out of his or her giftedness.

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Working Scholars Program Continues to Expand its Reach in the Bay Area
Working Scholars Program Continues to Expand its Reach in the Bay Area
by Jessica Lyons May 2018

Study.com's Working Scholars program has some exciting updates to share. Keep reading to find out what's currently happening and learn the story of one of our scholars.

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How to Get Your Employees to Open Up About Their Frustrations
How to Get Your Employees to Open Up About Their Frustrations
by Bill Sands May 2018

Before effective managers can handle employee frustrations, they first need to know what those frustrations are. If you're having a hard time getting your employees to open up, read on for some strategies on improving communication.

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How Gifted Students Can Help Teachers Get Other Students Engaged
How Gifted Students Can Help Teachers Get Other Students Engaged
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant June 2018

Gifted and talented students are often quick learners with high levels of curiosity, as well as the ability to think abstractly and problem solve. In this article find out how the unique characteristics of gifted students can help teachers get other students engaged in the classroom.

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3 Ways Technology Can Help You Support Gifted Students
3 Ways Technology Can Help You Support Gifted Students
by Erin Riskey May 2018

We know that technology has the power to transform the way children learn; this may be particularly true for gifted students, as they have their own unique set of often overlooked needs. Keep reading to learn three ways in which technology can help you support gifted students.

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How to Leverage Your Ability to Learn to Get Ahead at Work
How to Leverage Your Ability to Learn to Get Ahead at Work
by Michelle Baumgartner May 2018

You excelled at learning during your school years; now you're trying to move ahead at work, which can involve leveraging your learning abilities. Based on the needs of your workplace, these suggestions can help you turn your learning power into earning power.

3 Soft Skills That You Should Make Sure All New Employees Have
3 Soft Skills That You Should Make Sure All New Employees Have
by Amanda Johnson May 2018

Defining the top three soft skills that new employees should possess can help you quickly narrow down the field of qualified job applicants. Here's a look at why adaptability and flexibility, creative thinking and problem-solving, and the ability to learn make for the top three soft skills.

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6 Signs That You're Not Doing Enough to Engage Your Employees
6 Signs That You're Not Doing Enough to Engage Your Employees
by Rachael Pasini May 2018

Employee engagement has taken a plunge, yet many employers remain unaware of their employees' overall satisfaction. To prevent losing your company's valuable personnel, know the symptoms of employee disengagement and empower your human resources department to implement lasting solutions.

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Maximize Your Time By Using Your Phone to Study for Finals
Maximize Your Time By Using Your Phone to Study for Finals
by Erin Riskey May 2018

Studying for finals can be a time-consuming task that typically requires a lot of attention and discipline on your part. Keep reading to learn how you can get the most out of your time by using your phone to study for finals.

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What to Do if You're Behind Studying for Finals
What to Do if You're Behind Studying for Finals
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant May 2018

Finals week may be an inevitable part of the semester, but it still routinely causes stress, anxiety and sleepless nights. Read on for some tips that can help you improve your mental and physical game and maximize what's left of your study time before finals.

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4 Ways Parents Can Engage Gifted Students During Summer Vacation
4 Ways Parents Can Engage Gifted Students During Summer Vacation
by Michelle Baumgartner May 2018

Summer vacation, with its leisurely stretches of unstructured time, may be an ideal season for your gifted child to learn and grow outside of an academic setting. Here are four ways parents can keep children actively engaged in learning, even during the lazy days of summer.

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How Teachers Can Set Students Up for Success During the Summer
How Teachers Can Set Students Up for Success During the Summer
by Erin Riskey May 2018

Teachers work hard to ensure that their students are successful throughout the school year, but how can they be sure that success will carry over into the summer months? In this post, we'll explore some ways in which teachers can encourage learning during summer vacation.

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Why Having Millennial Leaders is Important for Your Business
Why Having Millennial Leaders is Important for Your Business
by Adrian Ridner June 2018

Baby Boomers and Gen Xers are beginning to prepare for retirement, while millennials are taking over as the largest portion of the U.S. workforce* -- leaving us with a substantial leadership gap and the need for more succession planning. With more and more millennials maturing in the workforce, organizations should ensure their leadership is represented by a variety of generations and ages by investing in and developing younger managers.

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5 Tips to Help Your Child Avoid the Summer Slump
5 Tips to Help Your Child Avoid the Summer Slump
by Erin Riskey May 2018

With summer on the horizon, it's time to start thinking about the dreaded summer slump, also known as the summer slide. How can you prevent your child from forgetting what he or she has learned and encourage summer learning? Read on for five tips that can help your child avoid the summer slump.

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End of the Year Tricks Teachers Can Use to Prevent the Summer Slump
End of the Year Tricks Teachers Can Use to Prevent the Summer Slump
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant June 2018

The summer slump may seem beyond your control. However, there are some teacher tips for both students and parents that will encourage summer learning and keep skills sharp before the next school year starts.

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Why HR Professionals Should Make Company Culture a Top Focus
Why HR Professionals Should Make Company Culture a Top Focus
by Laurie Smith May 2018

Company culture is critical to any business's success in today's marketplace, and HR departments can play a key role in that area. Read on to find out why HR professionals should be putting company culture at the top of their priority lists.

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The Proven Best Way to Make Good Study Habits
The Proven Best Way to Make Good Study Habits
by Amanda Johnson April 2018

Are you looking for a tried and true way to build study habits that will last? Using Nir Eyal's Hooked Model of habit formation, you'll learn how you can create new, exciting, and even addictive study habits to use over and over again. Read on to learn how it works.

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How to Ask Your Manager for a Promotion
How to Ask Your Manager for a Promotion
by Rachael Pasini June 2018

Are you ready to move up the corporate ladder but don't know where to start? If you find the idea of asking your manager for a promotion intimidating, check out the following tips, which can provide you with a blueprint for taking your career to the next level.

How to Use Study.com as a Media Source
How to Use Study.com as a Media Source
by Jessica Lyons April 2018

If you're a reporter who needs background information for a story or some added detail for a feature piece, Study.com can be your source. We have thousands of lessons and articles on a wide variety of topics and in all subjects.

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3 Techniques You Should Be Using to Retain Your Employees
3 Techniques You Should Be Using to Retain Your Employees
by Bill Sands April 2018

Keeping employees on board is crucial to any company's long-term success. If you're having difficulty keeping your employees around, read on for some helpful employee retention strategies.

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Preparing for FTCE, GACE or TExES Tests
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Preparing for FTCE, GACE or TExES Tests
by Michelle Baumgartner April 2018

The FTCE, GACE and TExES exams are mandatory teacher certification tests. If you're planning to teach in Florida, Georgia or Texas, you know that your career plans depend upon your test performance, so be sure to avoid these four costly mistakes.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid the Summer Before Starting College
5 Mistakes to Avoid the Summer Before Starting College
by Michelle Baumgartner April 2018

The summer before you start college can be a time of uncertainty. To set yourself on a positive path toward your new college adventure, try to avoid these common mistakes.

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4 Teacher Tips for Communicating with Parents
4 Teacher Tips for Communicating with Parents
by Erin Riskey April 2018

Effective parent-teacher communication is an important aspect of a successful school year, but what are some of the best ways to establish open lines of communication with your students' parents? Keep reading for four teacher tips that can make communicating with parents easier and more efficient.

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Why You Should Get to Know Your College T.A.s
Why You Should Get to Know Your College T.A.s
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant April 2018

Most college students will take a class taught by a TA at some point. These graduate students may not be tenured professors, but they're knowledgeable and enthusiastic and usually function as the main class contact. Get to know your college TAs to achieve a better learning experience and maybe even higher grades.

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Want a Blended Classroom Next Year? Here's What You Should Do Now.
Want a Blended Classroom Next Year? Here's What You Should Do Now.
by Bill Sands April 2018

Creating a blended classroom for next year can be a big task. Blended classrooms are a recent trend that has gained momentum in the educational sector. If you're thinking of introducing one next year, here's a list of tasks you might want to consider immediately.

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Want to Earn College Credit This Summer Using Your Phone? Here's How!
Want to Earn College Credit This Summer Using Your Phone? Here's How!
by Michelle Baumgartner June 2018

What could be smarter than using your smartphone to learn as you travel and relax? During the long summer days ahead, you can earn college credit for the upcoming academic year. These tips and suggestions will help you make the most of your summer learning time.

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You Had a Negative Performance Review. What's Next?
You Had a Negative Performance Review. What's Next?
by Bill Sands April 2018

Performance reviews are often nerve-wracking, and receiving negative feedback is always a disheartening experience. The following tips can help you recover from a bad performance review and bounce back stronger than ever!

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How to Evaluate Job Candidates' Ability to Learn
How to Evaluate Job Candidates' Ability to Learn
by Amanda Johnson April 2018

Evaluating a job candidate's ability to learn can be accomplished through reading resumes, asking the right kinds of application and interview questions, and presenting hypothetical situations and problem-solving exercises. Check out how you can measure your job candidates and their ability to learn.

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How to Have a Great First Day as a Substitute Teacher
How to Have a Great First Day as a Substitute Teacher
by Erin Riskey April 2018

Preparing for your first day as a substitute teacher can be nerve-racking and even a bit scary. Will the students respect you and take you seriously? Will you be comfortable with the subject material? Keep reading for some tips and advice that can help you have a great first day as a substitute teacher.

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5 Ways College is Different from High School
5 Ways College is Different from High School
by Michelle Baumgartner April 2018

The transition from high school to college can be a rocky one due to the many differences between the institutions. Prepare yourself for the changes and expectations that await you by considering the five significant ways that college differs from high school.

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Everything You Need to Know About AP Tests: Deadlines, Scoring Policies & More
Everything You Need to Know About AP Tests: Deadlines, Scoring Policies & More
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant April 2018

AP tests can earn you college credit and look great on your transcript, but they also require preparation and can cause stress. Read on to learn about deadlines, scoring policies and other AP test details so you can focus on studying and earning the best score possible on your exam!

How to Motivate Your Employees After Performance Reviews
How to Motivate Your Employees After Performance Reviews
by Rachael Pasini April 2018

Though employees often dread annual evaluations, there are ways to leverage performance reviews to motivate your employees to achieve new goals. All it takes is a shift in mindset, purposeful communication, and a better understanding of what your employees value.

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How to Study for AP Tests
How to Study for AP Tests
by Erin Riskey April 2018

With AP test dates quickly approaching, you might be wondering how to study and prepare yourself for these important exams. Are there specific things you can do? In this post, we'll take a look at some handy tips that can help you get the most out of your study sessions for the upcoming AP tests.

4 Tech Tools You Should Use in Your Classroom
4 Tech Tools You Should Use in Your Classroom
by Erin Riskey July 2018

When used appropriately, technology can definitely enhance both teaching and learning in the classroom, but how do you know which tech tools are the most beneficial? In this post, you'll get the details on four great tech tools that you should be using to boost learning in your classroom.

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Why You Should Get to Know Your School Librarian
Why You Should Get to Know Your School Librarian
by Rachael Pasini April 2018

If you thought the library was just a quiet space to study and read books, think again. Make the most out of your education by getting to know your school librarian and learn how he or she can play a role in your academic success.

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4 Great Community Service Options for High School Students
4 Great Community Service Options for High School Students
by Erin Riskey April 2018

Community service work can be a wonderful way for high school students to gain valuable life experiences and help others, but what are some of the best opportunities out there? In today's post, we will take a look at four great community service options that high school students can consider.

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5 Tips for Studying for Finals
5 Tips for Studying for Finals
by Erin Riskey April 2018

It's certainly no big secret that studying for finals can be a stressful experience. What's the best way to go about it? Are there certain study methods that work better than others? Fortunately, we've compiled five top-notch tips that can make studying for finals more efficient and less overwhelming.

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Taking the SAT/ACT? Don't Forget These 5 Items on Test Day
Taking the SAT/ACT? Don't Forget These 5 Items on Test Day
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant March 2018

Sometimes, you may spend so much time worrying about an exam that you forget to think about what you'll need on test day. For exams like the ACT and SAT, certain items won't just help you do your best, some are required to enter the testing room! Read on to learn about the items you won't want to forget on test day.

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Should You Have a Skills Section on Your Resume?
Should You Have a Skills Section on Your Resume?
by Bill Sands March 2018

Putting together an effective resume is an important part of the job application process. Adding a skills section can go a long way towards separating yourself from the competition and helping employers see your strengths.

The Importance of Being Healthy During Exams
The Importance of Being Healthy During Exams
by Michelle Baumgartner March 2018

Getting sick or overly stressed during exams can undermine your efforts on these important tests. The same good habits that lessen your chances of succumbing to illness can also keep your stress levels under control. Discover why it's important to be healthy during exams, and how to stay that way.

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Building a Fair & Effective Background Screening Process at Your Company
Building a Fair & Effective Background Screening Process at Your Company
by Amanda Johnson March 2018

Conducting a background screening or a background check is an important part of the pre-hiring process. If your company doesn't have a screening policy in place, check out the information below to create a fair and effective background screening process.

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How to Stay Motivated Through Spring Quarter
How to Stay Motivated Through Spring Quarter
by Bill Sands April 2018

It can be hard to maintain your focus when the school year is almost over, but staying motivated is essential to your future. Read on to find some helpful advice about how to avoid slacking off in the spring.

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How Teachers Can Stay Motivated at the End of the School Year
How Teachers Can Stay Motivated at the End of the School Year
by Rachael Pasini March 2018

Are you a teacher struggling to stay motivated at the end of the school year? With summer vacation right around the corner, it can be hard to maintain your enthusiasm. Consider these tips for keeping your energy level up during the last few months of school.

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Finding the Perfect College For You
Finding the Perfect College For You
by Erin Riskey March 2018

With so many things to take into consideration, finding the perfect college fit can often seem like an impossible task; but rest assured, it can be done. In this blog post, we'll focus on what you should look for when researching schools, as well as some pointers that can help you find the right college.

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Should You Retake the SAT?
Should You Retake the SAT?
by Michelle Baumgartner March 2018

Your SAT scores influence both college admissions decisions and merit-based financial aid awards. Although you worked hard to prepare for this intense exam, your current SAT scores may not quite make the mark. Consider these factors as you decide if retaking the SAT is worth the effort.

What Employees Want in a Relocation Package
What Employees Want in a Relocation Package
by Amanda Johnson March 2018

A relocation package can make or break an employee's decision to join a company. Understanding what employees want in a relocation package can help HR establish and plan relocation policies with both the employee's and the company's best interests in mind. Here are a few suggestions on what to offer in your relocation package.

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You Got Into Your Dream School... Can You Afford It?
You Got Into Your Dream School... Can You Afford It?
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant March 2018

Congratulations on being accepted into your dream school! But can you afford to attend? Or, more importantly, can you afford to without taking out a ton of loans and assuming a lot of student debt? Read on to learn about the essential tools for maximizing financial aid and the types of aid available.

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The Role of HR in Promoting Diversity
The Role of HR in Promoting Diversity
by Bill Sands March 2018

Diversity has become a vital component of the modern workforce, and HR professionals play a crucial part in supporting and promoting inclusive offices. Read on for more information on how HR can help usher in this new era of equality.

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How to Keep Students Engaged Before Spring Break
How to Keep Students Engaged Before Spring Break
by Erin Riskey March 2018

When spring break approaches, you might find that your students tend to get a bit antsy, and their engagement levels may even start to plummet as their excitement over the upcoming time off increases. In today's post, we'll explore some great ways to keep your students engaged before spring break.

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How Teachers can Motivate Students in the Spring
How Teachers can Motivate Students in the Spring
by Rachael Pasini March 2018

Spring is a season of renewal as well the beginning of the countdown to summer break, which can leave both students and teachers struggling to stay motivated. Here are some ways to boost motivation, prevent burnout, and enjoy the remaining weeks in the classroom.

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What Would the Perfect Teacher Appreciation Week Look Like?
What Would the Perfect Teacher Appreciation Week Look Like?
by Rachael Pasini March 2018

Planning the perfect teacher appreciation week can be fun and exciting. Every year in May, National PTA dedicates one week to thank and appreciate teachers and administrators for helping educate our future generations. Join the nation in gratitude by planning the perfect Teacher Appreciation Week through surprises, notes and shout outs.

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Why You Shouldn't Pull All-Nighters
Why You Shouldn't Pull All-Nighters
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant March 2018

Many college students consider all-nighters a part of the college experience but often don't realize that they can adversely affect both academic performance and health. Read on to learn more about the dangers of all-nighters and the right way to study for an exam.

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What We Can Learn from the West Virginia Teachers' Win
What We Can Learn from the West Virginia Teachers' Win
by Michele Vrouvas March 2018

When West Virginia teachers won a 5% pay hike, they ended their nine day strike. But the debate they triggered--as old as public education itself--continues in other states. Here are ways that teachers can make sense of this high-interest topic and use it to engage students in active learning across the social science curriculum.

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4 Tips for Your College Visits
4 Tips for Your College Visits
by Rachel Tustin March 2018

Visiting college campuses and their admissions offices is an exciting time for a student! However, you want to make sure you make an informed decision about admissions to any school. So maximize your visit with these tips to get the most information out of visiting prospective colleges.

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Debunking the Myth of the Permanent Record
Debunking the Myth of the Permanent Record
by Erin Riskey March 2018

There has long been a myth surrounding the permanent record for students in school. Is it really permanent? Will it greatly affect your future? What does it include? Here, we'll answer those questions and debunk the myth of the permanent record by exploring its function, characteristics, and lifespan.

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How to Hack Your Memory to Ace Tests
How to Hack Your Memory to Ace Tests
by Rachel Tustin March 2018

Want to ace your tests? You have to first understand how memory works in the brain. Once you have that knowledge, you can hone your student methods so that you hack your memory anytime you need to during a test!

3 Types of Flexible Work Arrangements Your Employees Want
3 Types of Flexible Work Arrangements Your Employees Want
by Bill Sands March 2018

Updates to technology have made flexible work arrangements easier than ever. Read on for a few of the most common work arrangements and why employees may desire them.

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How to Handle Not Getting Into Your Dream School
How to Handle Not Getting Into Your Dream School
by Rachel Tustin March 2018

Getting rejected from your dream school can be a devastating experience for any prospective college student. You just need to know how to process the situation and keep moving forward. While rejection is tough, you can regroup and find new dreams in college and life.

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How to Get All Your College Course Reading Done Efficiently
How to Get All Your College Course Reading Done Efficiently
by Rachel Tustin March 2018

As you stare at your mountain of college reading, take a deep breath. While the volume of pages in front of you may be daunting, there are strategies you can use to tackle the reading efficiently so you can have time left over to enjoy college too!

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5 Tips for Color-Coding Your Notes
5 Tips for Color-Coding Your Notes
by Michelle Baumgartner March 2018

Color-coding your notes can help you organize information more effectively and study more efficiently. Optimize your color-coding system and make it a highlight of your study strategy by using the five tips in this article.

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4 Skills You Need to Get Hired in 2018
4 Skills You Need to Get Hired in 2018
by Bill Sands March 2018

Hiring managers are looking for specific sets of skills when interviewing job applicants. Use the skills in this article to identify the most in-demand domains and improve your chances of getting hired.

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How to Handle Terminating an Employee In the Modern Workforce
How to Handle Terminating an Employee In the Modern Workforce
by Bill Sands March 2018

Firing an employee can be an uncomfortable experience, but it is a necessary part of any HR manager's job. Read on for helpful tips on how to go about the process in as smooth a manner as possible.

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Tips on Developing Emotional Intelligence for Every HR Professional
Tips on Developing Emotional Intelligence for Every HR Professional
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant March 2018

Emotional intelligence is an HR buzzword that has received a lot of attention over the past few years, especially because many believe that it can be improved. Read on to learn how to develop emotional intelligence in your workplace.

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Texting as a Recruiting Tool: How to Use SMS in HR
Texting as a Recruiting Tool: How to Use SMS in HR
by Bill Sands March 2018

SMS texting has become an increasingly popular option among HR professionals looking to fill vacancies. Read on for more information on this practice and how you can use it to improve the hiring process.

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Mental Health Resources You Probably Have as a Community College Student
Mental Health Resources You Probably Have as a Community College Student
by Erin Riskey March 2018

Being a college student can often be stressful and overwhelming, but did you know there are special resources that can help you deal with any mental health issues you might be experiencing? Keep reading to learn about the mental health resources you probably have access to as a community college student.

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How to Make the Open Enrollment Process Smoother - For You and Your Employees
How to Make the Open Enrollment Process Smoother - For You and Your Employees
by Amanda Johnson March 2018

Open enrollment doesn't have to be all hassles and headaches for you or your employees. Starting the process early, educating yourself and your employees, and maintaining an open line of communication can help the entire process run smoother.

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5 Birthday Party Tips for Children with ADHD
5 Birthday Party Tips for Children with ADHD
by Erin Riskey February 2018

Throwing a birthday party for a child with ADHD requires some special considerations and proper planning. Today we'll explore five tips that can help you organize and execute a memorable, fun birthday party for your ADHD child and their guests.

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How to Earn HRCI Recertification Credits with Study.com
How to Earn HRCI Recertification Credits with Study.com
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant February 2018

HRCI recertification is required every three years, and many people recertify by earning credits for professional development activities. Read on to learn how to earn credits with Study.com, an approved recertification credit provider.

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Should You Get Your MBA or HR Certification First?
Should You Get Your MBA or HR Certification First?
by Bill Sands February 2018

If you're an HR professional looking to improve your credentials, both an MBA and HR certification can help you develop valuable skills and advance your career. But which one should you go after first?

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Top 5 Online HR Courses Worth Investing In
Top 5 Online HR Courses Worth Investing In
by Amanda Johnson February 2018

In order to move ahead in the field of HR, professionals should consider investing their time and money in online courses that cover key areas including compliance, crisis management, analytics, compensation and benefits, and talent acquisition. Here is a list of the top online courses that do just that.

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Don't Have an Employee Referral Bonus Program? You're Making a Mistake
Don't Have an Employee Referral Bonus Program? You're Making a Mistake
by Bill Sands February 2018

Offering employees incentives in exchange for referrals is an effective program that can reshape your entire hiring process. Read on for more information on how these programs can make your life as an HR professional much less complicated.

Summer Classes Don't Have to Be Boring for You or Students - Use These Tips to Make Them Engaging
Summer Classes Don't Have to Be Boring for You or Students - Use These Tips to Make Them Engaging
by Erin Riskey February 2018

As you might imagine, summer classes can present a unique challenge for both teachers and students. In this post, we'll explore some tips that can up the engagement level and reduce boredom as you teach summer classes.

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Let's Talk About It: The Community College Stigma
Let's Talk About It: The Community College Stigma
by Michele Vrouvas February 2018

Community colleges offer benefits and opportunities that millions of students can't get anywhere else. So why is there a stigma attached to attending one and how can you deal with it?

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3 Community College Success Stories
3 Community College Success Stories
by Michelle Baumgartner February 2018

While community colleges do not enjoy the prestige of many 4-year institutions, their affordability, individualized attention, and training opportunities make them undervalued gems, as these three success stories show.

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Common Mistakes New and Seasoned HR Managers Make and How to Learn from Them
Common Mistakes New and Seasoned HR Managers Make and How to Learn from Them
by Bill Sands February 2018

No one ever said being a manager is easy, and HR managers have their own slate of issues and problems to deal with. The following list contains a number of common mistakes that managers make and what you can do to overcome any missteps.

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Attending a U.S. Community College as an International Student
Attending a U.S. Community College as an International Student
by Bill Sands February 2018

Though it's not thought of as a common destination, community colleges are a popular choice for international students. If you're considering enrolling in such a school, read on for more information on what steps you need to take and how you can prepare.

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Why You Need Morning Meetings in Your Classroom
Why You Need Morning Meetings in Your Classroom
by Erin Riskey February 2018

As a teacher, you may have heard of morning meetings, but do you really know what they entail or the positive impact they can have on your classroom? Keep reading to get the lowdown on morning meetings and discover why you need to give them a try.

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What to Do When You Disagree with State Education Standards
What to Do When You Disagree with State Education Standards
by Rachel Tustin February 2018

As teachers, it's not unusual to disagree with a standard you are expected to teach. While it may be tempting to find ways to avoid teaching the standard altogether, doing so could have disastrous results for your career.

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How to Handle Conflict with Other Teachers
How to Handle Conflict with Other Teachers
by Rachel Tustin February 2018

When you are a teacher, you are used to handling conflict with students and even parents. But when it's your fellow teachers, it can present new challenges. It involves keeping your cool and putting your conflict resolution skills to work so that you can focus on what matters most - teaching.

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Teaching Black History Month in Your Classroom
Teaching Black History Month in Your Classroom
by Rachel Tustin February 2018

Black History Month is an incredibly important, though often misguided time in a teacher's year. We should approach it as an opportunity to show the relevance of African Americans in our content area, and not just isolated lessons that don't give it the respect it deserves.

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Can I Get an Internship in Community College?
Can I Get an Internship in Community College?
by Bill Sands February 2018

Though they may not have a reputation for offering professional services, community colleges can actually be quite helpful when it comes to finding an internship. Read on for more information on how these schools can be of use in your pursuit of work experience.

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What if My Child Was Misdiagnosed With ADHD?
What if My Child Was Misdiagnosed With ADHD?
by Amanda Johnson February 2018

If your child has been misdiagnosed with ADHD, don't blame yourself. Instead, continue supporting your child's health and well-being, and share your story with other parents to help raise awareness of a growing concern - that too many children are receiving false ADHD diagnoses.

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What It's Like to Have Your Own Child as a Student: 4 Considerations
What It's Like to Have Your Own Child as a Student: 4 Considerations
by Patricia Willis February 2018

Teaching and parenting are difficult enough on their own. When you combine them, you open the door to a world of difficulty that can have a negative impact on home and family life - if you let it.

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How Important is it for My ADHD Child to be Around Others with ADHD?
How Important is it for My ADHD Child to be Around Others with ADHD?
by Rachel Tustin February 2018

As a parent, it's normal to wonder if it would help them to be around other kids with ADHD. It's true for any parent who has a learning disabled child. However, depending on your reason, it may not be the magical cure you wish it to be.

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Powerful Techniques to Remove Hiring Bias from the Recruitment Process
Powerful Techniques to Remove Hiring Bias from the Recruitment Process
by Amanda Johnson February 2018

Removing bias in the hiring process is possible when you understand what biases look like and how they find their way into important recruitment decisions. Once identified, those biases can be removed through a variety of powerful HR techniques.

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What HR Can Do to Improve Trust Among Employees
What HR Can Do to Improve Trust Among Employees
by Bill Sands February 2018

Fostering a corporate culture that promotes trust is an often-overlooked task for human resources departments. Use these tips and strategies to make it easy for your employees to trust one another.

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5 Tips on Handling Students Who Won't Stop Interrupting
5 Tips on Handling Students Who Won't Stop Interrupting
by Bill Sands February 2018

Finding a graceful way to deal with students who keep interrupting is a tall task for any teacher. Check out these techniques that will help you keep students in line and prevent disruptions.

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What We Can Learn from the School System in Finland
What We Can Learn from the School System in Finland
by Rachel Tustin February 2018

As American teachers, we're often compared to teachers in school systems across the globe. While we don't have the power to completely reform American education, there are lessons we can learn from countries like Finland about improving how we teach.

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Marijuana Legalization in California: Considerations for Teachers & Parents
Marijuana Legalization in California: Considerations for Teachers & Parents
by Erin Riskey February 2018

With California being the most recent state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, many citizens are concerned that usage will increase among the younger population. Here we'll explore the topic and go over some things for teachers and parents to take into consideration.

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A Look into Design Tech High School: A Revolution in Redwood City
A Look into Design Tech High School: A Revolution in Redwood City
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant February 2018

Design Tech High School recently opened their new facility, which is located on the campus of tech giant Oracle. Read on learn about this partnership and how it's impacting the school's innovative approach to education.

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Pros and Cons of Getting a PhD While Teaching Full Time
Pros and Cons of Getting a PhD While Teaching Full Time
by Rachel Tustin February 2018

Pursuing a Ph.D. while working full time is no easy feat. From someone who has been there, I can tell you from experience there are lots of pros and cons to working on a degree while continuing to teach.

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How Many Hours of Screen Time Should I Allow my Child with ADHD to Have?
How Many Hours of Screen Time Should I Allow my Child with ADHD to Have?
by Bill Sands February 2018

Children have far more access to digital media now than at any point in history. If you're wondering how many hours of screen time is right for your ADHD child and what you can do to limit it, read on for more information.

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How I Got My Students to Be Curious & Enjoy Learning
How I Got My Students to Be Curious & Enjoy Learning
by Rachel Tustin February 2018

If we want students to learn, engaging their curiosity is a key component in 'priming' the brain. However, while you are turning on their curiosity, there is no reason you can't make it enjoyable, too!

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5 Ways to Use Design Thinking in Your Classroom
5 Ways to Use Design Thinking in Your Classroom
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant February 2018

Design thinking is a user-focused way to solve problems that are being implemented in many economic sectors. Read on to learn how to incorporate design thinking in your classroom, as well as resources to get you started.

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Using Timers to Help Kids with ADHD Finish Their Homework and Chores
Using Timers to Help Kids with ADHD Finish Their Homework and Chores
by Rachel Tustin February 2018

If you have a child with ADHD, you probably struggle with getting them to finish tasks like chores and homework. A timer can be a powerful tool to help them complete tasks not only as children but also as adults.

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Improve Your Students' Writing Skills by Letting Them Draw
Improve Your Students' Writing Skills by Letting Them Draw
by Patricia Willis February 2018

Too often art is seen as secondary to the written word, but for those who struggle to communicate, drawing can open up the path to expression and improve writing skills.

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