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FACT SHEET: Vice President Biden Announces Recipients of $450 Million of Job-Driven Training Grants | The White House

FACT SHEET: Vice President Biden Announces Recipients of $450 Million of Job-Driven Training Grants | The White House | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Today, as part of this effort, Vice President Biden, Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary Arne Duncan are announcing the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants going to nearly 270 community colleges across the country. The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.

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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy - IEEE Spectrum

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy - IEEE Spectrum | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The Phoebus cartel engineered a shorter-lived lightbulb and gave birth to planned obsolescence
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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science Literacy and the Future of Work

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science Literacy and the Future of Work | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"...the connection between science literacy and the future of work, why STEM fields are key to the future economic growth, the keys to helping bring “boring” content to life, and the critical importance of curiosity in learning."

 

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The key is curiosity. He states that if a person emerges from the educational system the same way they entered it - with a sense of curiosity - then they will continue learning the rest of their life. This equips a person with the ability to adjust to whatever life throws at them. Graduating from school is not the end of an education. It is merely the beginning.

 

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How 30 Minutes a Day Can Seriously Boost Your Brainpower

How 30 Minutes a Day Can Seriously Boost Your Brainpower | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Reading for a half hour makes you more intelligent—but you need to hit the books the right way.
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Still no Career Plan? Relax. You don’t need one to be successful and happy! Here’s why

Still no Career Plan? Relax. You don’t need one to be successful and happy! Here’s why | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Career plans. Still not sure what you want to be? Relax, focus on your strengths and what your passionate about and let success come to you. It will.
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Stay Afloat - Keys to Building Career Resilience

Stay Afloat - Keys to Building Career Resilience | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Resilience gives us the capacity to more effectively deal with the uncertainty of this chaotic place (fear, anger, and resistance).

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Starting a New Career? Consider Good Work

Starting a New Career? Consider Good Work | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Howard Gardner and his colleague define good work as a combination of the three Es: excellence, ethics, and engagement. When what we do becomes good work, we love what we do at every level: we feel competent, happy, and that our efforts have meaning.

 

1. Decide what you really would like to spend your life doing.

2. Think about people whom you admire and respect.

3. Consider where you want to work.

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Sir Winston Churchill on Free Speech

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Happy News - A Little Light Aims to Make Big Impact

Happy News - A Little Light Aims to Make Big Impact | Good Advice | Scoop.it

“Let there be light!” The CEO and co-founder of MPowerD Jacques-Philippe Piverger believes his little light will help change the world.

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The 7 Lies That Keep Us From Success | Lie #1

The 7 Lies That Keep Us From Success | Lie #1 | Good Advice | Scoop.it

We are the primary authors of the thoughts, words and limitations that tend to do the most damage to our potential. It’s the stories we tell ourselves. The lies that stop us from taking action.

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Six Ways to Be a Lifelong Learner

Six Ways to Be a Lifelong Learner | Good Advice | Scoop.it
I cringe when I hear an adults joke about not having read a book since high school. I especially cringe if the person who says that has any regular interaction with young people. It’s not so much t...

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I cringe with the contemporary notion about what a life-long learner is. The term has been appropriated into a neo-liberal agenda to mean we are learning what the boss says we should. Having said this, the article makes valuable points. For example, reading and setting aside a fund for new books are excellent ideas. Reaching out to others who might add to who you are is also another good idea.

 

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10 Tech Terms Millennials Don't Know - InformationWeek

10 Tech Terms Millennials Don't Know - InformationWeek | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Some revered tech terms prompt nothing but puzzled looks from today's young professionals. Hint: Clones belong in Star Wars.

 

1. PC Clone

2. Baud

3. TV dial, dialup modem, dial a phone

4. Punch cards

5. Monochrome monitor (There were green and amber ones!)

6. Dot-matrix printer

7. Serial and parallel ports

8. Teletype

9. Floppies that flop (They didn't always have a cover.)

10. Wang (and Lanier) word processors

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Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity | DMLcentral

Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity | DMLcentral | Good Advice | Scoop.it
By the end of 2014, more than 3 billion people will have access to the Internet, which means that they (we) have the power to ask any question at any time and get a multitude of answers within a second.
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An article on the art of "crap detection"!  A professor at the University of Central Florida, Dr. Kenneth Hanson, taught me one thing I will always remember:  Whenever I am reading (listening or watching) something I must always figure out what bothers me about it.  There is always something and if there isn't - alarm bells start going off in my head.

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Why Academics' Writing Stinks

Why Academics' Writing Stinks | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Scholars aren't penalized for convoluted prose. But the problem runs deeper.
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Space Station's '42' Crew Links Expedition to 'Hitchhiker's Guide'

Space Station's '42' Crew Links Expedition to 'Hitchhiker's Guide' | Good Advice | Scoop.it
What do astronauts, a towel and a paranoid android have in common? The answer is 42. The International Space Station's Expedition 42 crew has featured the link between their numerical designation and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on a poster and
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Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education

Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Despite the focus on specialization, there's still an argument to be made for liberal arts education.

 

"...college should prepare students for their first job — likely their worst job — but also ready them for a lifetime of meaningful work that contributes to making the world a better place. Emphasizing an education that provides a basis for critical thinking and analysis throughout life makes learning a specific programming language, which will likely become outmoded in a few years, seem less valuable."

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“Liberal education is really about learning how to learn,” Roth said.

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The Job Skills Gap You Haven't Considered

The Job Skills Gap You Haven't Considered | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Nearly 90 of jobs demand social media skills, but it turns out just hiring Millennials isn't the answer. People who truly understand social media realize that the sole purpose is not just for sharing content, it's about expanding networks by connecting and interacting with people,” he contends

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It Takes a Mentor

It Takes a Mentor | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Gallup says successful students had one or more teachers who were mentors, and they had an internship related to what they were learning in school.
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Need Some Weapons in the Battle Against Bad Habits?

Need Some Weapons in the Battle Against Bad Habits? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

One thing that continually astonishes me is the degree to which we’re influenced by convenience — by the amount of sheer effort, time, or decision-making involved in completing an action. One of the most effective and familiar strategies of habit-change is the Strategy of Inconvenience.

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Bruce Lee on Goals

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On Student Loan Debt

On Student Loan Debt | Good Advice | Scoop.it
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What employers really want? Workers they don’t have to train

What employers really want? Workers they don’t have to train | Good Advice | Scoop.it
If everyone is hiring for the ability to do a job, rather than for the potential to do it well, how does anyone get that initial experience?
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I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't been trained by or at any of the companies I have worked for in the past. Today, I am pretty good at teaching myself things, getting ramped up, etc. and I have a PLN (Personal Learning Network). But this is not true for today's college students or recent graduates. This must change.

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Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom

Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The Elephant and the Rider

Jonathan Haidt’s metaphor of the elephant and the rider is useful here. In Haidt’s telling, the mind is like an elephant (the emotions) with a rider (the intellect) on top. The rider can see and plan ahead, but the elephant is far more powerful. Sometimes the rider and the elephant work together (the ideal in classroom settings), but if they conflict, the elephant usually wins.

 

After reading Haidt, I’ve stopped thinking of students as people who simply make choices about whether to pay attention, and started thinking of them as people trying to pay attention but having to compete with various influences, the largest of which is their own propensity towards involuntary and emotional reaction. (This is even harder for young people, the elephant so strong, the rider still a novice.)

 

 

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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like?

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3 Proven Ways to Stop Worrying So Much

3 Proven Ways to Stop Worrying So Much | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Don't worry: These tips will help you stop needlessly agonizing once and for all.  As one who struggles with her propensity for worry, Christian rounds up tips and tricks in the hope of assisting others in the same boat. Among her best ideas:

 

1. Make and analyze a list.

2. Write it out.

3. Get to know your brain.

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