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Mafusi Anna Makhuvhela: “You must be the change you want to...

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“My name is Mafusi Anna Makhuvhela, a former student at the University of Johannesburg where I studied Marketing. In 2016, my team and I represented our country at the Enactus International Competition in Toronto, Canada, competing with universities from 36 other countries. My role at Enactus, as General Secretary, was to take minutes, write reports…

Word + Quiz: gregarious

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gregarious gri-ˈger-ē-əs adjective1. instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others2. (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species3. (of plants) growing in groups that are close together_________The word gregarious has appeared in 65 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Jan. 29 in…

Ask a Data Engineer: Warby Parker Edition 👓

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Codecademy’s very own Nick Duckwiler (left) and Ryan Tuck from Warby Parker (right) in our office. (📷: Mitch Boyer) Last month, Codecademy and Warby Parker came together to work on a special Learn SQL from Scratch Capstone Project. It was during this time when I met Ryan Tuck, a Data Engineer at Warby, who played…

The Importance of the Right Questions in Teaching

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In this post Dylan Wiliam, lead educator on Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching, discusses how the right questions at the right time make a big difference in the classroom. When I was teaching full-time, the decision I made most often every day was this: “Do I need to go over this one more time,…

Codecademy Pro Welcomes Our 100,000th Learner

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Today, we are thrilled to announce that more than 100,000 people all around the world have joined the Codecademy Pro community in order to transform themselves through learning. It’s a long way from where we started with an idea in a dorm room in college a little over 8 years ago.Codecademy Pro launched in the…

Word + Quiz: contumely

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contumely kän-ˈtü-mə-lē , kən-, -ˈtyü-; ˈkän-tü-ˌmē-lē, -tyü-ˌ, -chə- noun : a rude expression intended to offend or hurt _________ The word contumely has appeared in four articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Nov. 26 in the book review “Los Angeles Through the Centuries, Glimpsed by Kerouac, de Beauvoir, Waugh and…

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Educator spotlight: A MOOC with no gobbledegook

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Professor Andy Parsons is one of the most enthusiastic educators on FutureLearn. His course, Exploring Everyday Chemistry, or in his own words “A MOOC with no gobbledegook“, has proved hugely successful not just on the platform but in terms of admissions for the University of York.  Andy, who is also Head of Admissions for the…

Learning From Negative Reviews: ‘Aquaman’ and Mumble Rap

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Consider this edition of Mentor Texts a companion to our piece on learning the basics of review writing, except in this one we take on a thorny question: What if you think the thing you’re reviewing is terrible? (Or, at least, not very good?) Well, as you’ll see when you read the two mentor texts…

Product Review – Instilled LXP

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This is a first for me.  Writing a product review on a product that I use, well, I am about to use. Allow me to explain. Several months back, I saw the Instilled LXP in a beta form, and immediately was entranced by the video aspect – capabilities, functionalities among other items.   I was planning…

Sean Wallace-Docherty: “With Alison, you can learn on the move, which...

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“My name is Sean Wallace-Docherty, a partner and a father of one. I grew up in the north-east of the UK and am proud of my heritage. In 1999, I went to visit my late father in the Netherlands for the Christmas and New Year period and I was offered a job within the company…

What’s Your Favorite Punctuation Mark?

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Find all our Student Opinion questions here. Do you feel confident with a comma? Confused by the semicolon? How do you feel about exclamation points? Did you know that most typewriters didn’t have an exclamation point 50 years ago? (How did anyone convey their enthusiasm in writing before 1970?!) Odd as it may seem, punctuation…

60 Talented Educators Join The New York Times Teaching Project

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In July, we officially welcomed a distinguished group of 60 educators to The New York Times Teaching Project. Chosen from hundreds of applicants and representing 29 states, these teachers are passionate about bringing the mission of The Times — helping people understand the world through on-the-ground, expert and deeply reported independent journalism — to their…

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What Songs Matter to You Now?

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Find all our Student Opinion questions here.How do you know when you really like a song? Is it because of how it makes you feel or move? Do you normally find out about songs through friends, social media or by following the artists you love? How much do you care about the lyrics of a…

Word + Quiz: chiaroscuro

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chiaroscuro kē-ˌär-ə-ˈskyu̇r-(ˌ)ō , -ˈsku̇r- noun: a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color_________The word chiaroscuro has appeared in 16 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 17 in “A Barnes Foundation Show Illuminates the Dawn of Photography” by Arthur Lubow:Nadar was a technical innovator. The…

Most Popular Enterprise Courses of 2019

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Kelly Murphy, Enterprise Content Strategist As digital transformation continues to change the way we work, enterprise learners increasingly seek out content to build literacy in data and technology. Throughout 2019, Enterprise learners consumed data science courses at varying levels–from the layperson-friendly What is Data Science? course by IBM to The Data Scientist’s Toolbox from Johns…

Learning With: ‘Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in Alabama’

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6. The Alabama Senate Republicans hotly debated several possible exemptions to the ban. Why were possible exemptions for incest and rape ultimately voted down and why? 7. How have some other states, like New York and Vermont, sought to protect abortion rights? Finally, tell us more about what you think: — Senator Greg Reed, a…

We Document Life’s Milestones. How Should We Document Death?

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Find all our Student Opinion questions here.Has someone close to you ever died? Are you comfortable talking about death with your family and friends? Do you ever post, or see others post, about death on social media?In “The iPhone at the Deathbed,” Penelope Green writes about families who are trying to find meaningful ways to…

What Are the Most Important Things Students Should Learn in School?

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What is the most important thing you have learned in school? How has this knowledge affected your life? How do you think it will help your success in the future? In “The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know,” Thomas L. Friedman writes: A few years ago, the leaders of the College Board, the folks…
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