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What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to or comment on society or our world today? Can you relate to it personally? What is your opinion of its message? Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to learn what this illustration is all about. Find many more…

Want to Gain Confidence? Try These Helpful Techniques

Feb 22, 2019 By Sarah K. One way to make a big difference to your life is to gain confidence. From negotiating your salary, to standing up for yourself, to believing you can make your dreams a reality, confidence is often the most important ingredient. But confidence doesn’t come naturally to most of us. For…
Correcting Misconceptions: Time to Close the Tech Sector Gender Gap

Correcting Misconceptions: Time to Close the Tech Sector Gender Gap

With latest workforce data revealing that women make up less than 20% of the IT sector in the UK, and just 25% in the US, the industry is working hard to encourage more diversity. We spoke to two senior computer scientists about why more young women should join the tech revolution: “There’s a perception of…

Learning With: ‘A Star Is Made: 12 Performers Show What It...

Note to teachers: This is our last Article of the Day for the 2018-19 school year. Also, the video featuring Princess Nokia includes some curse words. Please be sure to preview it before showing it to students to make sure it is appropriate for your class. Before reading the article: Nearly 40 years ago, Frank…

Ask a Data Engineer: Warby Parker Edition 👓

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…

Ask a Data Engineer: Warby Parker Edition 👓

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…

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Learning With: ‘From Clay Tablets to Smartphones: 5,000 Years of Writing’

6. The author writes: The slow abatement of handwriting today feels like the severing of a historical tie. It relates us to the Mesopotamians, to Chaucer, to that struggling Egyptian student. Finland, for instance, has dropped its handwriting requirements in schools in favor of typing lessons. In the United States, in 2010, Common Core standards…

A single sweaty workout may boost some people’s memory

 For some older people, the brain boosts from exercise can be almost immediate. Improvements in their thinking abilities after a single 20-minute bout of pedaling a stationary bike mirrored those produced by three months of regular exercise, according to a preliminary study presented March 24 at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.  In…

Learning With: ‘Lil Nas X Added Billy Ray Cyrus to “Old...

Before reading the article: Listen to the three-minute song, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, below. (Note to teachers: This video contains depictions of violence. Please preview the entire video before sharing it with students to make sure it is appropriate for your class. You can find a lyric-only version of the song here.)…

What Letter of Inspiration Would You Write to Your Younger Self?

What letter of inspiration would you write to your younger self? Do you know anything now about life and the world that you didn’t know before? Could you offer a younger you any advice that would have been helpful while growing up? Last month, Rob McClure, a Tony-nominated Broadway actor, began his starring role in…

Polar Vortex

Note for Teachers: Join our Feb. 6 free webinar on teaching with New York Times-inspired writing prompts. Sign up here. _________ A polar vortex has seized the Midwest, bringing snowstorms and the coldest weather in a generation. Are you or people you know affected by the snow and frigid temperatures? Do you enjoy winter weather?…

Word + Quiz: portend

portend pȯr-ˈtend verb : indicate by signs _________ The word portend has appeared in 99 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Jan. 5 in “Apple’s Biggest Problem? My Mom” by Kevin Roose: When Apple lost more than $75 billion in market value this past week after a surprise announcement that…

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Word + Quiz: mitigate

mitigate ˈmi-tə-ˌgāt verb 1. lessen or try to lessen the seriousness or extent of 2. make less severe or harsh _________ The word mitigate has appeared in 511 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on March 18 in “Levi’s, Whose Jeans Are a Rugged Symbol of Americana, Prepares to Go Public”…

The Top 5 Skills Computer Programmers Everywhere Need

Jan 24, 2019 By Francisco P. Did you know that computer programming is predicted to be the most in-demand career of the next decade? Almost every major task a company must complete, from file management and advertising to customer engagement and data analysis, now relies on computers. As companies everywhere become dependent on computer technology,…

Imperial College London’s World-Class MPH for Online Students

Whether they’re addressing pressing global healthcare challenges or exploring issues in their home communities, the next generation of public health leaders need strong, evidence-based research skills. The Global Master of Public Health (MPH) from Imperial College London’s School of Public Health helps students develop the capabilities needed to make a positive impact with a flexible,…

Summer Bucket List Free Printable

The temperatures are rising and summer is almost here! If you have school-aged children, you may be wondering how you’re going to fill those long summer days once the final bell rings. Or maybe you want to check off some sites you’ve been meaning to visit around town. This free summer bucket list printable can…

Learning With: ‘U.S.-China Trade Standoff May Be Initial Skirmish in Broader...

4. Why is a trade deal unlikely to change China’s behavior? 5. How do many in China view the United States? How do they view China? How do these views contrast with the American perspective of the two countries? 6. Why has China been resistant to the emerging terms of the trade deal? 7. Since…

How Do You Feel About Your Body?

When you look at yourself in the mirror, how do you feel about what you see? Why do you feel the way you do about your appearance? In “5 People Who Can Help You Love Your Body,” Emma Pattee writes about the importance of body positivity: If you’ve ever been on a diet, you probably…
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