Archive for the ‘Education’ Category
Tags: career guidance, communication, gender, leadership, rewards
Tags: creativity, human capital, intellectual capital, matters of consequence, return on investment, ROI, speculation, The Little Prince, value
Debt as an indicator of intelligence is implied whenever someone makes a statement that 17, 18, and 19 year olds should consider their college choices and predict the likelihood of a return on their investments (ROI) carefully. It is ludicrous to expect young adults to make such choices skillfully, especially because trained economists and the possessors of graduate degrees in business administration can’t. If you don’t believe me, take your business degree knowledge and define “intellectual capital”. Yes, you might make the argument that a college education is a commodity, but you can’t resolve the challenges of appraising its value. Just like appraisers can’t put a real price tag on what employees know.
Tags: attrition, culture, graduate school, ROI, Stress
“The students place these expectations on themselves, but sometimes feel the pressure from loved ones who have supported them through their education,” said Metzger, the psychiatrist. “A simple question of ‘Have you found a job yet?’ can [create] instant panic-like symptoms for graduate students.
Tags: comparing students, critical thinking, nostalgia, students, teaching
“Sometimes, rather than compare students to previous groups, we compare them to ourselves. Maybe you were a great student. Plenty of teachers were; we loved school so much we became teachers. But a lot of students in your peer group were not like you; because you were a kid, you didn’t know about all the problems that were being handled while you were out at recess or sitting on the carpet for story time. You didn’t know about all the homework that didn’t get turned in or the other kids’ low quiz scores. And if you were the kind of kid who turned work in on time and never talked back, if your handwriting was neat and your clothes completely free of rips or questionable slogans, you’re in a perfect position to be incredibly judgmental of every student who isn’t just like you were. And that’s a whole heck of a lot of kids.So if that’s the case, instead of thinking about how you were as a student, try widening that lens a bit and remember some of the other kids you went to school with. Not everyone was an excellent student. Not everyone behaved. And now that you’re the one in charge, they are all yours.”
Tags: computer technology, edtech, education technology, Educators, Google Drive, Google Forms, tips, tutorials
Tags: 21st century learning, education research, effective learning, homework, learning, quality homework, science of learning
“We ought to be asking a different question altogether. What should matter to parents and educators is this:
“How effectively do children’s after-school assignments advance learning?”
Tags: information fatigue syndrome, information overload, Storytelling
The common term for this head-spinning phenomenon is “information overload” — the inability to absorb and process all of the information we are exposed to.
“Information Fatigue Syndrome” (IFS) — a condition whose symptoms include poor concentration, depression, burnout, hostility, compulsive checking of social media, and falling into trance-like states.”
Tags: career, college and career readiness, incentives, motivation, pay, PBIS, performance, positive behavior, rewards, work
Merit pay and pay for performance are related but not exactly identical terms. Merit pay incentive plans reward performance by increasing the employee’s salary on a long-term basis. Other forms of pay for performance reward employees without increasing their salary. All forms of pay for performance are designed to motivate employees to meet performance goals.
Tags: DNA, human psychology, myths, nature vs. nurture, psychiatric illness, psychology, science, scientific illiteracy, scientific literacy, studies
“Few books risk such damage to the public understanding of science as those by Oliver James. Inexplicably popular despite their scientific illiteracy and mediocre writing, they are promoted widely by James’s regular, shriekingly aggressive media appearances. A glance at the studies shows the absurdity of the extreme blank-slate position advanced in Not In Your Genes: environments clearly matter, but so does DNA, and the perversity of denying this becomes ever more acute with each new genetic discovery. Truly understanding human psychology and helping those with psychiatric illnesses requires us to have a realistic view of the causes of differences between people. That realistic view is Not In This Book.” (excerpt)