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Teachers are stressed, and that should stress us all

We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake.

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  • Date:09/14/2018

International online teaching is giving teachers an extra source of income

Teaching is no longer something that’s only done within four classroom walls. Technology now gives teachers the chance to tutor students internationally, allowing them to earn extra money outside of their regular workday. Online teaching help solve two issues; the first is that it makes up for the lack of native-English speaking teachers in countries like China, and the second is that it helps underpaid teachers make enough money to make ends meet.

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  • Forbes
  • Date:09/05/2018

Don't homeschool your kids, unschool them

Many families leave traditional educational institutions because they value individual freedom and recognize the ways in which compulsory mass schooling can halt creativity and deter originality in the name of obedience and conformity. But too many wind up replicating the same systems at home.

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  • Date:09/05/2018

Behind the exodus from US state schools

The number of children taught at home in the US is steadily growing. What's behind parents' concerns with the education system? As the fierce national debate over controversial social justice issues spills into America's public schools, many parents are responding by pulling their children out.

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  • Date:08/21/2018

Why there’s an ethical obligation to treat individual animals in suffering

When calls are made to save animals such as the polar bear, we usually mean the polar bear species. Such advocacy is, of course, respectable, but there’s also a case to be made about helping individual animals in suffering. If it's us who are causing the global warming phenomenon that is destroying the climate of the polar bears, then aren’t we morally obligated to spare individual polar bears from suffering?

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  • Fast Company
  • Date:08/17/2018

Choo-choo: ‘Baby words’ help infants build their vocabulary faster

Babies hear you better when you use a “y” at the end of a word. “Baby words” like “tummy” and “mummy” help them to build their vocabulary faster. “Choo choo” for train is also helpful to accelerate language acquisition. So, baby talk makes sense, according to this study.

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  • The Telegraph
  • Date:08/03/2018

Study: we want stability but we learn best in uncertainty

We don’t like change. But a new study shows that we learn more in volatile, uncertain situations. According to the research, there’s more activity in the brain’s prefrontal cortex when a situation is difficult to predict, and less activity when the outcome is more certain.

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  • Quartz
  • Date:08/01/2018

Exactly how to find (or create) an internship that doesn’t suck

Most students think it’s crucial to find the “right” internship, otherwise, they’ll be saddled with the “wrong” experience on their resumes for applying to full-time jobs later on. It’s not that simple, and that’s a good thing.

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  • Fast Company
  • Date:07/09/2018

How to prepare your kids for jobs that don’t exist yet

Artificial Intelligence will rule the jobs of the future, so learning how to work with it will be key. But the skills needed might not be what you expect.

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  • Fast Company
  • Date:06/28/2018

Children with over-controlling parents struggle with their emotions later in life

Let them play. A new study shows that children whose parents are over-controlling when they are toddlers, are less able to control their emotions and impulses as they get older apparently leading to more problems with school.  

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  • The Guardian
  • Date:06/20/2018
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