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Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class

Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Four quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content.
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Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching About Ferguson 

Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching About Ferguson  | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Process it yourself first, ask students what they want to know and by all means, don’t make the lesson colorblind. Find out these and more tips for classroom discussions about Michael Brown’s death.
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7 education books to catch up on during the holiday season

7 education books to catch up on during the holiday season | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There's a little something for everyone in the books that have crossed the Education Dive desk in the last few months.
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Are we evil? Review of famous Milgram experiment sparks rethink

What prompts ordinary people to commit acts of evil? Psychologists, having reviewed an opinion-shaping experiment carried out more than 50 years ago, are calling for a rethink.
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Best Selling Science Books

Best Selling Science Books | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Titles, fundamentally based on the sciences, as selected by the science editors from all adult nonfiction books reported to The New York Times for the month.
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Resignations threat over Taylor & Francis ‘censorship’

Resignations threat over Taylor & Francis ‘censorship’ | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Editorial board of journal could quit after debate on publishing suffers delay
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When—and Why—Did College Course Syllabi Get So Insanely Long?

When—and Why—Did College Course Syllabi Get So Insanely Long? | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When I was an undergrad in the ’90s, there was little more exciting than the first day of class. What will my professor be like? What books will I be reading? How many papers will I have to write? Answers came readily, in the form of a tidy one-page document...
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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Vacation isn’t a luxury. Neither is daydreaming. Don’t skimp.
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Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop

Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It's not just because laptops are distracting — but because taking notes by hand forces you to actively listen.
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Future Work Skills 2020

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We chose to highlight six drivers—big, disruptive shifts that are likely to reshape the landscape for organizations and workers. Although each driver is in itself important when thinking about the future, it is the confluence of several drivers working together that produces true disruptions. We then identified 10 skills that we believe will be vital for success in the workforce:

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Managing Generation Y

Three generations are now in the workplace, and the youngest -- Generation Y -- is making its mark. Having grown up with technology, they're digital natives ...

 

Having grown up with technology, they're digital natives -- information and communication has always been instant. They're wanting to go a long way in a short time; they often don't settle for just being told -- they want to know why; and being constantly connected with a social network is more often than not, critical to survival. They view the workplace very differently from Baby Boomers or Generation X.

Featuring comment from author and director of Essence Communications Penny Burke, James Masini from Hippo Jobs and Susan Lin, the Young Australian Businessperson of the Year, this program explores a range of issues and strategies associated with attracting, retaining, effectively managing, and capitalizing on the many strengths of Generation Y workers.

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Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter.

Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter. | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The memory researcher's guide to studying.
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There Is No Way I Can Fail Your Class!

There Is No Way I Can Fail Your Class! | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In fact, there is. It’s begging season. Around this time of year students across the country get desperate. I teach between 300–500 students every semester. So any crazy life situation that only happens to 1 in 500 students, happens in my class… every semester. Even students with mundane explanations for their poor performance can ruin...
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A very Stalinist management model

A very Stalinist management model | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Craig Brandist on the parallels between Stalin’s Russia and the operation of today’s universities
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Publisher, be damned! From price gouging to the open road

Publisher, be damned! From price gouging to the open road | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
(2013). Publisher, be damned! From price gouging to the open road. Prometheus: Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 229-239. doi: 10.1080/08109028.2014.891710
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For Scientists, an Exploding World of Pseudo-Academia

For Scientists, an Exploding World of Pseudo-Academia | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A parallel world of pseudo-academia, with prestigiously titled conferences and journals that will print seemingly anything for a fee, has the scientific community alarmed.
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Academic freedom protects academics from each other

Academic freedom protects academics from each other | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There is an essential difference between saloon-bar provocation and paradigm-shifting scholarship, argues Terence Kealey
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How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing (Wired UK)

How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing (Wired UK) | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google is allegedly working on a free, open access platform for the research, collaboration and publishing of peer-reviewed scientific journals
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Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin

Attorney and author G. Randy Kasten suggests that educators have an obligation to prepare young minds for the thickening information cloud they're already being forced to navigate.
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The Career Of The Future Doesn't Include A 20-Year Plan. It's More Like Four.

The Career Of The Future Doesn't Include A 20-Year Plan. It's More Like Four. | InsightAcademia: Researching & Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where "career planning" is an oxymoron.
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