Latest in Education
  • James Robinson
    Published about 17 hours ago
    Why You Should Consider Going Back to School

    Why You Should Consider Going Back to School

    In the United States nearly 40 percent of working-aged Americans hold a college degree. That means that almost 60 percent don’t have a degree. This can be an alarming statistic for a lot of people. There is a trend of people getting more degrees than they did before. People are increasingly getting more education as new generations come of age. If you have already come and gone from college. Regardless of how you ended your college journey, you can gain lots of permanent value from returning to college at any point. Here are a few reasons why you can’t afford not to and how to go about it.
  • Olivia James
    Published about 19 hours ago
    Top Things to Avoid While Doing Coursework

    Top Things to Avoid While Doing Coursework

    Coursework writing is an important part of the education process for any student. Most of the students find coursework a challenging task because even when they do their best in research and writing, they don’t score good marks accordingly. This creates fear among them for their performance in further coursework. If they closely view their work, there might be certain things which hampered the quality of the work and affected their academic work as well as career.
  • Maya Abrams
    Published a day ago
    How Charts Lie: Introduction and Chapter 1 Response

    How Charts Lie: Introduction and Chapter 1 Response

    This semester I decided to take a class titled 'Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization,' which specializes in interpreting and creating infographics to accompany educational projects or articles. The first reading for the class is titled How Charts Lie by Alberto Cairo, and the main idea of the book is explaining how political, public, and general figures either intentionally or unintentionally misread charted graphics for their personal gain. The book's introduction begins with several graphics illustrated from the 2016 Presidential Election, including this controversial image of the Electoral College votes. The key reason for bringing up the election concerned the fact that President Trump and his colleagues tend to falsify the actual results from the election, using misleading charts to convince the American people that they won by a landslide. In reality they actually lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, and only won the election via the electoral college where the states with the higher number of representatives voted in his favor. Cairo further explains throughout the remainder of the introduction into the first chapter how it's immensely important that people in such a technical world have a clear sense of graphicacy (graphic literacy), meaning that they can correctly interpret the thousands of charts found around news media daily. Another notion Cairo mentions to help facilitate chart interpretation is making sure that the artists make regional proportions correct to their statistics; this means that if a city, like Miami, FL, has a population of 2.7 million people, while a city, like Los Angeles, CA, has a population of 10 million people, the graphic depicting LA should be nearly four times the size of Miami's representative graphic.
  • Jennifer Billington
    Published 2 days ago
    What To Look Forward To In Educational Tech in 2020

    What To Look Forward To In Educational Tech in 2020

    There is heightened optimism regarding improved and more reliable and responsive gadgets that have a huge positive impact in the field of academe. These educational tech gadgets are meant to improve the way students learn and the way teachers deliver their lesson plans.
  • Kaleela Arabic
    Published 3 days ago
    Learn Arabic online
  • amanda
    Published 4 days ago
    How to Survive High School

    How to Survive High School

    Let me just start this article off by saying that I was in no way “popular” in high school. I went in to it after graduating 8th grade with only 14 other people in my class, almost all of whom I had known since Pre-K, so the transformation into a public school with suddenly hundreds of people in my class who I’d never met was nerve wracking to say the least. My hope is that at least one of the tips below can help in some way or form to whoever is reading it. So I’ll give you a few quick little tips on not only how to make it through high school, but also how to get the most out of it that you can. I’m not about to say anything you that you haven’t heard before, but maybe coming from someone who was in the same spot as you are not too long ago, it’ll give you some reassurance that everything is going to be okay - I promise!
Staff Picks
  • Anthony Austin II
    Published 12 days ago
    3 Tips for Creating a Purposeful Classroom Library

    3 Tips for Creating a Purposeful Classroom Library

    Classroom libraries are becoming more popular in schools across the nation. No longer do students have to go to a school library to get books of their choice. Instead, students can conveniently grab a book right from their classroom library. With the horror of skimming through the shelves of a large library, and going through the lengthy checkout process, Students are able to choose books from a wide range of genres and topics.
  • Matthew Donnellon
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Write a Paper in One Night

    How to Write a Paper in One Night

    Before I was a professional writer, like many other writers, I was a writing student. An English major to be more precise. And that required the writing of approximately six thousand papers.
  • Archibald Jacobs
    Published 3 months ago
    Subbing In

    Subbing In

    The life of a substitute teacher is an interesting one. On any given day, you may be required to walk into a completely foreign school, and command respect the moment you walk through the front gates. This can often be belied by the fact that you have a fruit cup packed in your bag for recess, and often have difficulty finding the front office.
  • Alexandra Rizzi
    Published 3 months ago
    Why All Educators Should Do Personal Development

    Why All Educators Should Do Personal Development

    Recently I was working with a group of young students who were, as students do, resisting doing the task that I, the educator, wanted them to. I began to enter into the familiar dance that anyone who has ever worked with children likely knows well: Kids moving around the room, talking to friends, asking unrelated questions, raising their hand and telling long-winded, boring stories about their friend Carley’s pet hamster who pooped on the floor. Everybody laughs but you—because let's face it kid, your story sucks and I see what you’re trying to do here.
  • Autumn Graves
    Published 8 months ago
    I Wish More of My Teachers Had Said "I Don't Know"

    I Wish More of My Teachers Had Said "I Don't Know"

    I always loved science. My brain is wired analytically, and I always did well enough at anything quantitative. I also crave new knowledge, and I’ve always been too ambitious for my own good.
  • Mackenzie Z. Kennedy
    Published about a year ago
    10 Reasons Why Teachers Are Quitting Education

    10 Reasons Why Teachers Are Quitting Education

    America is dealing with one of the worst education crises in history. As of right now, our country's ability to compete with others on an international level is in freefall.
Book Reviews
  • Shain Thomas
    Published 5 months ago
    Daniel Howe's 'What Hath God Wrought' Is a Biographical Masterpiece

    Daniel Howe's 'What Hath God Wrought' Is a Biographical Masterpiece

    Arthur Schlesinger, a historian who taught at Harvard University, once commented that when writing history, “objectivity is not neutrality.” One could argue that this is the case with Daniel Walker Howe and the book What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America—1815-1848.
  • Pandora Ogg
    Published 5 months ago
    Review: This Is How It Always Is

    Review: This Is How It Always Is

    REVIEW: This Is How It Always Is by Laurel Frankel
  • Shain Thomas
    Published 5 months ago
    'La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West'

    'La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West'

    La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West, penned by Francis Parkman, Jr. was originally published in 1869. There is an art to crafting a compelling narrative readers want to digest not only with their eyes, but also their minds. This is equally true for historically accurate works as it is for works of historical fiction. There is little doubt, when reading Parkman, Jr.’s writing, there was a mind at work when penning La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West.
College
  • James Robinson
    Published about 17 hours ago
    Why You Should Consider Going Back to School

    Why You Should Consider Going Back to School

    In the United States nearly 40 percent of working-aged Americans hold a college degree. That means that almost 60 percent don’t have a degree. This can be an alarming statistic for a lot of people. There is a trend of people getting more degrees than they did before. People are increasingly getting more education as new generations come of age. If you have already come and gone from college. Regardless of how you ended your college journey, you can gain lots of permanent value from returning to college at any point. Here are a few reasons why you can’t afford not to and how to go about it.
  • Morgan Alber
    Published 4 days ago
    Camping in January

    Camping in January

    When I was a senior in high school, I took a weekend college class run by the local college on winter wilderness survival. It was held at a camp located in the Southern Colorado Rocky Mountains at an elevation of about 9000 feet above sea level. It was a cold, snowy three days in January. January, my friends, we were camping in January!
  • Kay C's Love
    Published 11 days ago
    College Girl Blog

    College Girl Blog

    While away at college especially if you're a first generation and have taken a gap year (like me) college is tough your first year! Hell even your first semester can be challenging. Turning 20 when you're roomed with an 18 (now 19) year old who hasn't had the same freedoms as you can be challenging and I was actually blessed to have a roommate that I could communicate with and look at as a sister. Here's my first semester of college.
Courses
  • Maya Abrams
    Published a day ago
    How Charts Lie: Introduction and Chapter 1 Response

    How Charts Lie: Introduction and Chapter 1 Response

    This semester I decided to take a class titled 'Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization,' which specializes in interpreting and creating infographics to accompany educational projects or articles. The first reading for the class is titled How Charts Lie by Alberto Cairo, and the main idea of the book is explaining how political, public, and general figures either intentionally or unintentionally misread charted graphics for their personal gain. The book's introduction begins with several graphics illustrated from the 2016 Presidential Election, including this controversial image of the Electoral College votes. The key reason for bringing up the election concerned the fact that President Trump and his colleagues tend to falsify the actual results from the election, using misleading charts to convince the American people that they won by a landslide. In reality they actually lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, and only won the election via the electoral college where the states with the higher number of representatives voted in his favor. Cairo further explains throughout the remainder of the introduction into the first chapter how it's immensely important that people in such a technical world have a clear sense of graphicacy (graphic literacy), meaning that they can correctly interpret the thousands of charts found around news media daily. Another notion Cairo mentions to help facilitate chart interpretation is making sure that the artists make regional proportions correct to their statistics; this means that if a city, like Miami, FL, has a population of 2.7 million people, while a city, like Los Angeles, CA, has a population of 10 million people, the graphic depicting LA should be nearly four times the size of Miami's representative graphic.
  • Kaleela Arabic
    Published 3 days ago
    Learn Arabic online
  • John Noels
    Published 9 days ago
    Top 4 topics you can Choose to Write an Environmental Essay on

    Top 4 topics you can Choose to Write an Environmental Essay on

    Writing an environment-related essay is not a big deal since this has been included in the curriculum of even a 5-year old. Still, students face issues because there are tons of problems that nature goes through on a daily basis and selecting one from those feels like a task. So, for your environmental essay help, we have come up with the top 4 problems that you can address by writing an article on it.
Degree
  • Jonathan Bowler
    Published 6 days ago
    WGU - BS - IT

    WGU - BS - IT

    For those that are completely unaware of what a night owl is, it is someone that stays up late, long after everyone else has gone to be, and continues to study. A night owl has been made popular thanks to the all online University, Western Governors University, or WGU. Currently, I am pursuing my Bachelor's of Science in Information Technology. What is Information Technology, you ask? I am glad you asked this! Let me enlighten you.
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 2 months ago
    Why Is Education So Important For Growing At Work?

    Why Is Education So Important For Growing At Work?

    Whether you’re fresh out of college and are pursuing your dream job, are middle-aged and deciding to make a career change or are simply looking to switch up the mundane routine of your life, congratulations! You are on your way to finding out what it is that you really want to do and are thinking about ways to achieve it. Although it can be scary and intimidating to consider starting from the bottom and working your way up in a fresh company, consider ways that you can advance yourself before even applying for your first job. Although experience speaks for itself in many real-life workplaces, the power of formal education in your field can help set you apart from every other applicant in the pool.
  • Damien Justus
    Published 5 months ago
    3 Degrees That Will Set You Apart in the Technology Industry

    3 Degrees That Will Set You Apart in the Technology Industry

    The tech industry has been rapidly growing, with many different startups opening up on a monthly basis on the chance that they might get big someday. While many of these startups will publish job openings for positions on their teams, they can be very competitive with more people than ever trying to get into the tech industry. Think about getting one of these degrees to help yourself stand out among other competitors.
High School
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 24 days ago
    Part IV : Snippets of Somers Teachers
  • georgie
    Published 25 days ago
    High School: It Wasn't the Worst Experience of my Entire Life

    High School: It Wasn't the Worst Experience of my Entire Life

    A narrative often fed through pre-teen and teen media is that high school is one of the most damaging and scarring experiences that can happen to a person. I'm not here to totally disqualify that sentiment; for many people, high school is a very unpleasant and traumatising chapter in their lives and I am not writing this article to say those feelings are invalid. I am here to say, however, that high school for me (particularly in the last 2 years) was a time of great enjoyment. That's not to say it didn't take me a while to get there - trust me, I have many a story from my early high school years - but I recognise now how lucky and indebted I am to my high school for the education I recieved and the friends I was able to make. To get more of an understanding of how I got to this place though, we need to start at the very beginning: primary school.
  • Sarah Russell
    Published about a month ago
    Invisible- Chapter 2

    Invisible- Chapter 2

    As I walked into the bathroom, I surveyed the damage in the mirror and instantly regretted it. I looked terrible!
How To
  • Haley Peterson
    Published 6 days ago
    Help! I’m a Substitute Teacher with No Lesson Plans! Part 1

    Help! I’m a Substitute Teacher with No Lesson Plans! Part 1

    If you are a substitute teacher, especially if you have been in the game for a while, there is no doubt that you have run into the horrific scenario of walking into a classroom with confusing lesson plans, missing materials, or no lesson plans at all. You may have had to fight the urge to run out of the classroom screaming because every teacher knows that failure to plan is a plan to fail. Most teachers will agree that having to teach a group of students without sufficient plans and supplies can be extremely stressful.
  • Karla Davisio
    Published 6 days ago
    The Different Sections of a Homeschool Memory Book

    The Different Sections of a Homeschool Memory Book

    Having a homeschool memory book can be a great source of memories. On one hand it's a good record of academic progress. On another, it's a way to measure and remember certain milestones. Memory books are creative road maps of your child's path, past, present, and possibly future.
  • Anthony Austin II
    Published 12 days ago
    3 Tips for Creating a Purposeful Classroom Library

    3 Tips for Creating a Purposeful Classroom Library

    Classroom libraries are becoming more popular in schools across the nation. No longer do students have to go to a school library to get books of their choice. Instead, students can conveniently grab a book right from their classroom library. With the horror of skimming through the shelves of a large library, and going through the lengthy checkout process, Students are able to choose books from a wide range of genres and topics.
List
  • Eada Hudes
    Published about a month ago
    Why Early Learning Centres Are So Valuable For Your Child?

    Why Early Learning Centres Are So Valuable For Your Child?

    Every child in his or her life needs an adult who will help in shaping his or her future and will understand the needs and desires required to possibly reach their full potential. This concept not only applies to parents but also teachers as well. Furthermore, it should also be noted that the contribution of teachers in a childcare centre also is directly proportional to the management of the childcare centre as well. The management is not only responsible for supporting the teachers but also empowering them too.
  • John Wells
    Published 2 months ago
    Top 10 Important Skills of Essay Writing

    Top 10 Important Skills of Essay Writing

    Without any doubt, college essay writing is not an easy task and requires attention and patience while following all the points needed for creating an essay. Basically, the fact that essay is supposed to be a piece of writing oriented towards being read by a wide or narrow audience, the writer should follow all the important points and have all the important skills of essay writing in order to hook their attention and reveal the problem. So, we offer you to look at the top 10 important writing skills that a true writer should not avoid. 
  • Kevin
    Published 2 months ago
    Is College the Right Option for You?

    Is College the Right Option for You?

    After high school, many young people contemplate what they want to do with their future. For some, they want to travel and see the world. Others have plans to take over a family business. College is still a popular choice for many, who want to earn a degree before they decide to turn their life over to work. Yet some young people are wondering if spending a lot of money and getting into debt is worth the college education. For those who have a desire to learn more, but want to think carefully about how student loan debt could impact them, there are plenty of other options. Here is a look at alternative ways of learning without a traditional four-year school.
Product Review
  • Morgan Alber
    Published about a month ago
    Community Playthings: A Great Company

    Community Playthings: A Great Company

    Community Playthings is a company in upstate New York that specializes in furniture and toys for early Childhood Education. The company was started by a small cooperative community called Macedonia in 1947. This community joined the Bruderhof Community near Rifton, New York in the 1950’s and Community Playthings has been providing quality toys and furniture for both the Bruderhof Community and the world ever since.
  • Dissertation Help
    Published 2 months ago
    Things to Keep in Mind While Writing Doctoral Dissertation

    Things to Keep in Mind While Writing Doctoral Dissertation

    Thesis or dissertation writing is the most important part of your academic life that enables you to get your Ph.D. A dissertation or thesis is generally a structured piece of writing that defines the way a student analyzes, interprets and conveys the significant information and facts. It is longer than an essay you generally write and seems a daunting task to many students. So, how to write it successfully and Ph.D.?
  • Kelly brown
    Published 2 months ago
    7 Tools to Help Students Plan & Research Their Assignment
Student
  • Olivia James
    Published about 19 hours ago
    Top Things to Avoid While Doing Coursework

    Top Things to Avoid While Doing Coursework

    Coursework writing is an important part of the education process for any student. Most of the students find coursework a challenging task because even when they do their best in research and writing, they don’t score good marks accordingly. This creates fear among them for their performance in further coursework. If they closely view their work, there might be certain things which hampered the quality of the work and affected their academic work as well as career.
  • amanda
    Published 4 days ago
    How to Survive High School

    How to Survive High School

    Let me just start this article off by saying that I was in no way “popular” in high school. I went in to it after graduating 8th grade with only 14 other people in my class, almost all of whom I had known since Pre-K, so the transformation into a public school with suddenly hundreds of people in my class who I’d never met was nerve wracking to say the least. My hope is that at least one of the tips below can help in some way or form to whoever is reading it. So I’ll give you a few quick little tips on not only how to make it through high school, but also how to get the most out of it that you can. I’m not about to say anything you that you haven’t heard before, but maybe coming from someone who was in the same spot as you are not too long ago, it’ll give you some reassurance that everything is going to be okay - I promise!
  • Abby Siegel
    Published 6 days ago
    Why You Should be Using Wikipedia for Research

    Why You Should be Using Wikipedia for Research

    We all know that teachers hate Wikipedia.com. Hate might be a strong word, but educators definitely try to steer students away from Wikipedia. We’ve been taught since elementary school to use sites with domains such as “.edu”, “.org”, but never “.com” when doing research. The teachers have a point. Sites with the domain “.com” are usually not professional or academic websites, and so would not be legitimate or credible for citation. However, just because these sites are not in and of themselves academic sources, does not mean they aren’t useful for research. This holds especially true for sites like Wikipedia. One simply has to learn how to use Wikipedia the right way.
Teacher
  • Jennifer Billington
    Published 2 days ago
    What To Look Forward To In Educational Tech in 2020

    What To Look Forward To In Educational Tech in 2020

    There is heightened optimism regarding improved and more reliable and responsive gadgets that have a huge positive impact in the field of academe. These educational tech gadgets are meant to improve the way students learn and the way teachers deliver their lesson plans.
  • Haley Peterson
    Published 6 days ago
    Help! I’m a Substitute Teacher with No Lesson Plans! Part 1

    Help! I’m a Substitute Teacher with No Lesson Plans! Part 1

    If you are a substitute teacher, especially if you have been in the game for a while, there is no doubt that you have run into the horrific scenario of walking into a classroom with confusing lesson plans, missing materials, or no lesson plans at all. You may have had to fight the urge to run out of the classroom screaming because every teacher knows that failure to plan is a plan to fail. Most teachers will agree that having to teach a group of students without sufficient plans and supplies can be extremely stressful.
  • JULIE ANN REYNOLDS
    Published 17 days ago
    THE BOUGIE INSTRUCTOR

    THE BOUGIE INSTRUCTOR

    I want to begin Part 5 of "The Bougie Instructor", recapping the first four (4) variables into becoming and staying INIMITABLE:
Trade School
  • Sabs L
    Published 3 months ago
    Becoming a Hairdresser

    Becoming a Hairdresser

    One sick day home from high school I sat on my iPod and watched all 72 videos of Cute Girls Hairstyles on YouTube. I watched braid after braid video completely fascinated with how beautiful hair could look. This was a start of two very strong passions; hair and spending countless hours diving deep into YouTube, and I will report, neither has changed.
  • Anita Powell
    Published 4 months ago
    No Shame in Going to a Trade School

    No Shame in Going to a Trade School

    For some kids, the stress of whether to go to college is a pressure cooker waiting to explode, especially if they do not want to go. College is not for every kid, but parents often put their ambitions for their children on them. We are well aware of the extent some parents go to to get their kids into a university. Is college for the kid or for the parents? There was a time when the military was the go-to source of jobs for kids, especially African American kids. Parents looked at the military as a way out of the ghetto, which could eat their kids up and spit them out on the nearest-drug infested corner. That seems to have changed somewhat as military standards have changed. It wasn’t so much that parents didn’t want their kids to enlist; rather, it's more that kids weren’t being accepted so readily.
  • Miranda Jules
    Published 7 months ago
    The Truth About Culinary School

    The Truth About Culinary School

    When I first decided to go to culinary school, it was 2010. I surprised myself in one of my manic phases and did something I may or may not have done in a less impulsive state of mind. I am a second generation Chef, which just means that my dad is also a Chef and has worked in kitchens all of his adult life. My dad did not go to culinary school, but rather, he worked his way through the ranks of kitchens like a true old-school culinarian. If I had to do it all over again, that might have been my choice as well.