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The American Teacher’s Plight: Underappreciated, Underpaid and Overworked

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Before the 1800s, teaching positions were largely held by men, until socio-economic shifts facilitated the entrance of women into the work force. As teaching was one of the few jobs that fit within the feminine ideal, women increasingly took on teaching roles. The feminization of this occupation correlated with a decrease in respect for teaching…

Stars and Stripes Scaffolding

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Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to or comment on society or current events? Can you relate to it personally? What is your opinion of its message?Tell us in the comments,…

Lesson of the Day: ‘When You Love, and Loathe, Watching the...

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Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until September 2021.Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “When You Love, and Loathe, Watching the N.F.L.” by Kurt StreeterThe N.F.L.’s new season began on Sept. 10. But this sports year is unlike any other. Kurt Streeter, a Sports of the Times columnist, contemplates…

How to Choose the Right Way to Study for You: Advice...

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On the other hand, something that does not offer any challenge at all is also not worth your time. If you practice a study technique and find that you are 100% accurate 100% of the time then you should start to get suspicious. You may need to increase the difficulty level, add in new material,…

Top 25 online courses in Pakistan – June 2020

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Online learning is becoming increasingly popular for the people of Pakistan. With a median age of just 23, this young country is perfectly positioned to make the most of the opportunities that digital learning can offer. We’ve put together a list of the 25 most popular online courses in Pakistan today, ranging from strategies to help…

How to convince your boss you should take a FutureLearn course...

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With so many online learning tools out there, it’s no surprise that people are spending on average 14 hours a month learning outside of work. It’s easier than ever to access new knowledge and skills. But juggling learning, work and a life can be difficult – it’d be much better if you could do some…

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What’s Going On in This Graph? | April 17, 2019

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Note: This is our final “What’s Going On in This Graph?” for the 2018-19 school year. To receive next year’s schedule, and learn about our first graph of the 2019-20 school year, be sure to sign up for our free newsletter. Students 1. This graph compares the relative value of highly-paid baseball players using salary…

How much do Data Analysts make?

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Modern businesses collect and generate huge amounts of data, and they rely on data professionals to help them make sense of it all. Still, not every company needs the multidimensional skills of a Data Scientist. For many smaller companies, a Data Analyst is more than enough. So, if you're considering getting into the field, now's…

How can healthcare professionals improve the lives of women with PCOS?

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal condition affecting women in their childbearing years. It increases the risk of diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy, and endometrial cancer. PCOS is a common cause of infertility and it causes symptoms that can be very difficult to deal with, such as acne and hair growth in body…

What You Can Do To Fight Climate Change

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From Germany to Oregon, this week we have seen unprecedented climate disasters across the globe. From floods to fires, nature has kicked back this week against our abuse of the planet and its resources.  While steps are being taken at the highest level to combat climate change and preserve our world’s natural beauty and resources,…
Taking instructional design to the next level

Taking instructional design to the next level

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This past August, Suprita earned the Instructional Design MasterTrack™ Certificate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to completing the program, she was a self-taught instructional designer in India who created content for corporate training programs on subjects like time management and organizational skills. Honing my expertise As a self-taught instructional designer, I was fortunate…

How can I SWOT my next career move?

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If you feel like your career has hit a snag, or you can’t decide what to do about a job offer that’s on the table, scrap the pros and cons list and SWOT it instead. A SWOT analysis is a business and marketing rubric used for analysing your current position and identifying business opportunities. SWOT…

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Should Schools Teach Mindfulness?

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Have you ever tried mindfulness or meditation, practices that focus on the present moment and being aware of your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations? If so, what was it like for you? If not, does it sound like something you’d like to try? Do you think that such practices have a place in schools? Why…

Celebrating Ramadan

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Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.The holy month of Ramadan began last week. Unlike last year, Ramadan 2021 will allow for communal experiences, uniting family and friends.Do you celebrate Ramadan? If not, have you ever fasted, for religious or any other reason?…

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…

Free Printable Thanksgiving Table Decors That You Can’t Miss!

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October 28, 2020 Thanksgiving is drawing nigh and I don’t know about you, but we are making plans for the big feast. As the rolls are rising and the football games are kicking off, let your guests know what they have to look forward to by displaying this traditional Thanksgiving meal chalkboard menu & coordinating…

What is CSS used for?

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If you’re interested in web design or development, you have at some point probably asked yourself, "What is CSS used for?" This blog will answer that question and give you some background on why you might want to learn how to use it.What is CSS used for and why do we need it?Let’s start at…

Word + Quiz: mountebank

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mountebank ˈmau̇n-ti-ˌbaŋk noun : a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes _________ The word mountebank has appeared in 11 articles on NYTimes.com in the past two years, including on April 13, 2018, in “Is Stan Lee Being Held Prisoner by Real-Life Villains?” by Ben Widdicombe: On Tuesday The Hollywood…
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