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'Nonwhite' student linked to racist graffiti inside school, officials say

Graffiti containing a racial slur (blurred) and phrase "White Lives Matter" was discovered in a Missouri high school last week. (Twitter). School officials in a Missouri community were making plans Tuesday to discipline a “nonwhite” student whom they said had confessed to writing a racial slur and the phrase “White Lives Matter” on a mirror inside a girls’ restroom at a high school. Parkway schools Superintendent Keith Marty said in a statement ... Full story

1. You don’t do it for the right reasons

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall. Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:. - they enjoy the learning experience much more. - they make progress faster. - they are more perseverant when getting stuck, thus giving up less ... Full story

Is Your Personality Right for Your Job?

Increasingly, potential employers care about who you are, not just what you can do. and. Companies have moved past trying to capture a workplace with the right skills. Now they also want employees with the right personalities. It has become common for employers to put prospective workers through personality tests such as the one popularized by the Myers & Briggs Foundation. The idea is that certain characteristics lend themselves to certain ... Full story

48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area -

48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area by Ashley McCann. Critical thinking is the heart and soul of learning, and–in our estimation anyway–ultimately more important than any one specific content area or subject matter. It’s also an over-used and rather nebulous phrase — how do you teach someone to think? Of course that’s the purpose of education, but how do you effectively optimize that concept into lasting knowledge and the ... Full story

Should you enrol on a technology MBA course?

LISTEN TO THIS ARTICLE Play audio for this article Pause 00:00. This is an experimental feature. Give us your feedback. Thank you for your feedback. WHAT DO YOU THINK? - I‘ll use it in the future. - I don‘t think I‘ll use it. Please tell us why (optional). Send Feedback. When Anna Fuller finishes her MBA programme at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business next year, she will not work for a consultancy or bank, as many MBAs do. ... Full story

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Recent research by Google found that the single most important factor contributing to innovation by teams was “psychological safety,” a sense of confidence that members of a group will not be embarrassed, rejected, punished, or ridiculed for speaking up. In other words, interpersonal trust and mutual respect aren’t simply nice-to-haves, but are vital to healthy collaboration, an essential 21st-century skill . So creating safety and inclusion ... Full story

Gifts that pay off: Help your children to get a college education (and pay off debt)

This is the second story in a new MarketWatch series, “Gifts that pay off.” Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between now and Dec. 25, we will look at gifts that could potentially earn the receiver money. But this year, consider one of the few gifts whose worth truly multiplies: help paying for college or repaying student loans. A $100 put in a college savings account on behalf of a little one will likely balloon by the time they reach ... Full story

UK universities 'face disaster within weeks' without clear Brexit plan

Warwick University graduates. Photograph: Russell Boyce/Reuters. British universities face “a moment of great trauma” in the next few weeks unless the government makes clear its post-Brexit plans for EU residents in the UK, a leading vice-chancellor has warned. Prof Stuart Croft of Warwick University said in an interview with the Guardian that the possibility of no deal being struck to exit the EU was “utterly bizarre”, and that institutions ... Full story

3 Things That Will Instantly Improve Your Leadership Skills After the Holidays

Now that 2018 is just around the corner, it may be time to ask that one glaring question to move you forward: What is your single biggest leadership challenge right now? This is not a hard exercise, but it does take some level of accountability and self-reflection. It should be obvious enough because it may be that one thing that has plagued you most of the year. A communication issue ? Hiring challenge? Team not performing to expectations? ... Full story

Apple’s newest acquisition might be critical for the iPhone’s AR future

It’s no secret that Apple is betting big on augmented reality (AR), which it favors over virtual reality (VR). In June, Apple made it all official by announcing that iOS 11 will be the first iPhone and iPad software to come with developer-friendly tools to develop AR games, and AR experiences are ... Full story

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