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Essential Tools That Can Make Your Life Easier

Sometimes I wonder that our lives would have been so different if there was no technology.

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Leadership Principles For Divorce

Take a look at the average woman in business. At the very least she’s knowledgeable, competent, strategic, communicative, passionate, well dressed, confident and driven. These are all terrific qualities to have and it’s the reason she’s a force to reckon with in business. Yet, if you pried into the life of the same woman and found out that she may be experiencing marital problems or has gone through a divorce, you might actually find that in this area of her life, she’s been less of a leader than she actually should be. In this article, we explore how the 5 C’s of Leadership can be applied best to separation and divorce and how women can use it to come out of the rut, in the absence of proper support from family and friends.

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The Dr. is in the Room

A few years ago Quintin McKellar mentioned the long established link between research expertise and teaching, stating that “Although the evidence for the contribution of research activity to teaching excellence is thin, what exists is largely positive…”. In searching through the evidence, the teaching referred to appears to be the kind of teaching done in an apprenticeship/master (Ph.D.) relationship rather than what is normally thought of as undergraduate teaching (lecturing). The skill set required for excellence in research is not related at all to the skill set needed to be a good teacher.

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Unpacking the Mysticism of Professionalism

What does being professional mean? Wikipedia says that it “describes the standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the particular knowledge and skills necessary to perform their specific role within that profession. In addition, most professionals are subject to strict codes of conduct, enshrining rigorous ethical and moral obligations.”

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To Real Teachers

If I were seriously ill and in desperate need of a physician, and if by some miracle I could secure either Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, or a young doctor fresh from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with his equipment comprising the latest developments in the technologies and techniques of medicine, I should, of course, take the young doctor. On the other hand, if I were commissioned to find a teacher for a group of adolescent boys and if, by some miracle, I could secure either Socrates or the latest Ph.D. from Teachers College, with his equipment of the latest technologies and techniques of teaching, with all due respect to the College that employs me and to my students, I am fairly certain that I would jump at the chance to get Socrates.  Education and Emergent Man William. C. Bagley (1934)

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Motivating Students

Motivation lies at the heart of learning. If someone is motivated to learn something, there is nothing that can be done to stop him or her. If someone has no interest in learning, there is nothing that either you or I can do to make him or her learn. Motivation lies at the heart of learning.