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Why You Truly Never Leave High School | New York Magazine

Why You Truly Never Leave High School | New York Magazine | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
New science on its corrosive, traumatizing effects.

 

By Jennifer Senior

 

"In the past couple of decades, studies across the social sciences have been designed around this new orientation. It has long been known, for instance, that male earning potential correlates rather bluntly with height. But it was only in 2004 that a trio of economists thought to burrow a little deeper and discovered, based on a sample of thousands of white men in the U.S. and Britain, that it wasn’t adult height that seemed to affect their subjects’ wages; it was their height at 16. (In other words, two white men measuring five-foot-eleven can have very different earning potential in the same profession, all other demographic markers being equal, just because one of them was shorter at 16.) Eight years later, Deborah Carr, a sociologist at Rutgers, observed something similar about adults of a normal weight: They are far more likely to have higher self-esteem if they were a normal weight, rather than overweight or obese, in late adolescence (Carr was using sample data that tracked weight at age 21, but she notes that heavy 21-year-olds were also likely to be heavy in high school). Robert Crosnoe, a University of Texas sociologist, will be publishing a monograph with a colleague this year that shows attractiveness in high school has lingering effects, too, even fifteen years later. “It predicted a greater likelihood of marrying,” says Crosnoe, “better earning potential, better mental health.” This finding reminds me of something a friend was told years ago by Frances Lear, head of the eponymous, now defunct magazine for women: “The difference between you and me is that I knew in high school I was beautiful.”

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Quite an interesting and well-written article...and it certainly feels, from personal experience, to be quite accurate.

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Keynote for iPad Starter Guide iOS 10 by Apple Education on iBooks

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Read a free sample or buy Keynote for iPad Starter Guide iOS 10 by Apple Education. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

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hyperPad | Create Interactive Apps

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Create media rich interactive apps like Mobile Games, Interactive Books, and more with no coding. Make native media rich apps by importing custom graphics, drag

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Three Ways to Create Stop-motion Videos @rmbyrne 

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Creating stop-motion and time-lapse videos can be a good way for students to tell a story that they have developed. Stop-motion and time-lapse videos can also be helpful when teachers are trying to help students see how a lengthy process like osmosis works. The following free tools make it relatively easy to create stop-motion and time-lapse videos

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Branching Scenarios: What You Need To Know - eLearning Industry

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Want to know about the pros and cons of using Branching Scenarios in eLearning? Check everything you need to know about using Branching Scenarios.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 17, 1:19 PM

Have you ever fallen asleep on the keyboard while clicking through on-demand e-learning modules?  I have. There's lots of page turner and quiz e-learning out there and it bores me to death.  HOWEVER, branching scenarios really change the game.  Learn more about this challenging design process! 

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A look at how you can get started with branching scenarios in online learning.