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14 Important Life Lessons You’ll Learn Freshman Year

College and high school are certainly two different experiences, and it really won’t take you very long to figure this out. In fact, if you’re about to go to college for the first time this August, then the learning will begin almost immediately. We’ve culled through ancient history — our own pasts — to impart […]
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10 Summertime Habits You Need To Break Now

During the summertime habits can form that are most unhealthy for back-to-school adjustments. No one can blame you for cutting loose a bit. You’ve had assignments and lectures and early mornings for 180 days. Time to let loose a little bit! However, the danger in doing this is that it can be hard to get […]
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22 Ways To Sharpen Your Study Skills During Summer Break

Summer break — we know it’s a time to decompress from the school year and scale back that inner drive a bit. However, according to some estimates, one can lose as much as one entire month of instruction during the period following graduation and before the first week of the new school year. That’s because […]
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How To Fail Without Failing

Even if you’ve never heard the name Daniel Kahneman, you’ve probably heard of one of his principles — the pre-mortem exercise to determine failure before it happens. This procedure allows you to work around the variables that lead to failure, and to figure everything out before you’ve invested too much of your time and resources. […]
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30 Failure Quotes For Life And Education

Success and failure are closely linked — so closely, in fact, that some of the greatest people in their fields say they owe all their successes to the failures they’ve experienced. If you’re worried about failing in life and education, these 30 failure quotes should help keep you on the right path. Let’s get started! […]
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How To Learn Anything In 6 Steps

Josh Waitzkin, author of The Art of Learning and subject of the 1993 film Searching for Bobby Fischer, was always called a “prodigy” for his high performance level in chess at a very young age. As it turns out, Waitzkin hates that term because he says it is “dehumanizing” and denies the “human struggle” that […]
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STEM Degrees May Not Be As Valuable As You Think

A recent study released by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has dropped a bombshell on traditional thinking with regard to the value of STEM degrees. As it turns out, the study proves, they may not be as valuable as educators today think that they are. “While employers argue that there are not enough workers […]
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The Case For Becoming A High School Dropout

Donald E. Heller, dean of the college of education at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, recently shared his thoughts on his daughter’s decision to become a high school dropout, as well as his and his wife’s support of that decision. It was a difficult decision for the Hellers to accept, but ultimately, they […]
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30 Cleanest (And Funniest) Things Students Actually Wrote

If you’ve never been to the S*** My Students Write Tumblr, you’re missing out on an educational (or not-so-educational) treat of hilarity. Thus far, the blog is up to 81 pages of the most disappointingly hilarious drivel you’ll ever see come through the public school system. While we suppose we should be sad for what […]
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NCTQ Study: Most New Teachers Aren’t Ready For The Classroom

A new study released this month by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) alleged that the nation’s teacher-preparation programs have plenty of room for improvement, NPR reports. The study’s argument: that teaching colleges are too lenient in their admissions criteria and have failed to prepare their students to teach subjects like reading, math and […]
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