Wise Words of Wisdom From Albert Einstein

Published October 24, 2013

Wise words of wisdom from one of the greatest intellects of our time: “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein   “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein   “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein   “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and […]

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Teaching Kids To Code At An Early Age

Published October 10, 2013

Whether or not your child is destined become the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, teaching your children to code provides them with practical and useful skills for their future. Computer programming teaches children essential communication, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Since young children often absorb information very easily and are inquisitive about technology naturally, there is no better time than the present to engage his or her curiosity of computers. Get started teaching your kids how to code with the following fun games and apps. 1. Magic Pen For younger kids that are just starting to learn, it […]

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Pan-Canadian Health Human Resource Strategy’s Key Initiatives

Published October 9, 2013

The Government of Canada has demonstrated their commitment to improving public access to appropriate, timely, and effective health care with the dynamic Health Human Resource Strategy (HHRS). Built upon the vital work of Commissioner Roy Romanow and the Senate Committee led by Michael Kirby, the HHRS has reviewed and made improvement plans for the current health care system in Canada. The Strategy is pursuing the following four key initiatives in order to achieve its objective of attracting and retaining high-quality, skilled health care providers for the Canadian population. 1. Increasing the Supply of Quality Medical Providers With the ever-evolving health […]

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5 Potential Career Paths For Animal Lovers

Published September 23, 2013

Many people have a deep love of animals and a desire to help them, but they are unsure of exactly what careers are available to work with them full-time. Fortunately, there are multiple professions where individuals gain the chance to combine their interest in animals with a stable income. If you are an animal lover too, read on to learn more about five potential career paths where you can put your passion into practice with some furry friends. 1. Veterinarian Becoming a veterinarian is undoubtedly the most obvious occupation for animal lovers. Veterinarians are responsible for diagnosing and treating medical […]

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Getting Involved: How Families Can Improve Their Children’s Academic Success

Published August 27, 2013

Everyone knows that a good education is one of the most important factors in a child’s future success. Families all want their children to do well in school, but too few family members actually get involved in the educational process. Common barriers include too little time, insufficient understanding of what children should be learning at different stages, little to no relationship with teachers and other school faculty, or the simple belief that education is the responsibility of schools. Fortunately, there are simple yet meaningful actions that parents can take to help their children succeed. The Role of Television in Education […]

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Adopt A Grandparent Program Helps Seniors & Teaches Kids The Value Of Volunteering

Published August 27, 2013

A major problem experienced by the seniors living in the Grant Park neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, when Linda Langstraat moved there 30 years ago, was crime, which many seniors experience in many other locations even today. One of the easiest ways to prevent future crime is to involve children in the lives of the elderly today. One way to do this is for Adopt-a-Grandparent programs to be implemented. Children and the elderly are paired together, and both benefit from their interactions. Children learn about things that no longer exist, and grandparents feel accomplished in being able to pass something down […]

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Researchers Look to Hope In Order to Boost Student Success

Published August 23, 2013

Is hope the new path to academic achievement? Several recent studies suggest that the answer is yes. These studies, including one of more than 100 students at two British universities, show that students who can set clear goals, recognize the steps necessary to achieve them and motivate themselves to follow those steps are more likely to do well than those who can’t. This is more than just the power of positive thinking. People who believe that good things are on the horizon aren’t necessarily taking action to make those good things happen. Hopeful students are those who not only see […]

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Why Do So Many MOOC Students Drop Out?

Published August 15, 2013

Since the advent of the Internet, a whole new opportunity in the area of education has opened up. Massive open online courses, better known MOOC, have made study fields as varied as veterinary studies to biomedical engineering available in the comfort of home. While more students are beginning to enroll in online courses, statistics show that the vast majority of students are failing to finish these free courses. How High Are Dropout Rates? Dropout rates for MOOC are astronomical. One widely reported figure estimates that a whopping 90 percent of students do not graduate. When compared to traditional college environments, […]

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