Archive for May, 2012


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For the second year in a row, 24/7 Wall St. examined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s report on life satisfaction in the developed world.

Good Old Canada was 9th out of 10 while the US didn’t make the top 10 coming 11th overall.

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When evaluating a potential hire, the ingredient, at least as important as the talent package is passion for the work — what psychologists call intrinsic motivation. Without it, no amount of talent will yield great performance.

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We have been investing more money per student, while outcomes have been flat. Faced with many challenges, we have turned to any potential solution. Many education policymakers hail technology, in particular, as the savior.

*Simply put… “Great teaching is about emotionally engaging the learner in a way that is individualized.”

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Featuring a galaxy of football stars, the “My Time is Now” film shows swarms of youngsters taking to the pitch to challenge teams of older, established players in what starts as a France versus Netherlands match. It’s energetic, chaotic, cinematic, and breathtaking. The idea is to bring to life the “hunger of youth” to take on the world’s best.

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This user-friendly platform allows you to convert and create activity books and classroom activities in a breeze. Children with special needs also benefit from the simple interface and personalized game play. Creating a game – add a photo, record some questions, trace the answers and you’re ready to play!

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With the 2012 college graduation season nearly wrapping up, and the unofficial start of summer just days away, Flavorwire thought that now would be a good time to round up clips of all of the fantastic celebrity commencement speeches that have taken place so far.

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The wheels on the bus can only go round and round so many times and there are only so many bottles of [soda] left on the wall before you’ve exhausted every road trip song you know and the kids start asking if you are there yet.

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There is no mistaking that the season for road trips and traveling has begun –and your iPad really does make the perfect companion as you set out on your way.

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There’s something so satisfying about the minimalist style — modern design is often hectic and showy, and while that can be beautiful, we tend to agree with Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who said “A designer knows that he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

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MythBusters host Adam Savage has a thing or two to say about the importance of tinkering – even if that means it gets messy. “If you don’t get a chance to fail, if you don’t get a chance to try things and not get them right the first time, and you keep on doing it until you do get that specific kind of success, then you become so risk-averse that you in fact get an allergy to trying new things. And that is the worst thing we can do to kids.”

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