Five things Irish schools could learn from the Netherlands

Five things Irish schools could learn from the Netherlands

Margaret Kearns with her husband and four children in Amsterdam, where the family have lived for six years. Several recent reports have found that Dutch teens are among the happiest in the world, and having lived here for almost six years with my family, I have to concur. When we arrived here, we had no idea how it would unfold: moving abroad with a family and no social support, to a new culture, new language and new country. We thought we would stay for three to five years, travel and…

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Meet the new “Career of the Year” Barbie

Meet the new “Career of the Year” Barbie

The fantasy world of Barbie dolls just got more high-tech. On Tuesday, Mattel, the company that makes the famous stick figurine, announced Barbie’s new career: robotics engineer. The “Career of the Year” Barbie is now available online for $13.99. She comes with safety goggles, a doll-sized laptop computer, and a small humanoid robot. SEE ALSO: Kids are drawing more female scientists than ever before While robotics engineer is a first-ever career for Barbie, she’s previously had several occupations in science, technology, engineering, and math, including as a computer engineer, astronaut, and video game…

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Suzy Welch: The common career trade-off you should never make

Suzy Welch: The common career trade-off you should never make

In a perfect world, your dream job would be at a great company, with a great boss. But according to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, the odds of this special combination occurring are small. “There is a very good chance that at some point in your career, you are going to have to make the incredibly difficult decision between working for a good boss at a bad company, or a bad boss at a good company,” she tells CNBC Make It. “This dilemma is so common and such…

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The Guardian view on mobile phones: schools are better without them

The Guardian view on mobile phones: schools are better without them

 ‘Some games are so overwhelmingly attractive when they first appear that unhappy children can be entirely swept away in them.’ Photograph: Alamy When a minister in this government stumbles on a policy that is both popular and good, it’s newsworthy. Matt Hancock, the digital minister, has suggested that schools ban the use of mobile phones by their pupils. Amanda Spielman, the head of Ofsted, agrees. In France, the Macron government has put forward legislation that will ban the use of phones in all primary and middle schools. This removes the matter from the…

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Distance learning on the rise

Distance learning on the rise

Online MBA programs offer students the ability to study anywhere and at any time they choose, even while holding down a job, so long as they have access to the internet. According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council, flexibility, and having access to high-quality programs without the need for travel, are two of the biggest reasons why students are choosing to take an MBA program online rather than on a traditional campus. There are a wide array of MPA programs beginning to pop up online, and while most require at…

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Students Spend the Day Exploring Careers!

Students Spend the Day Exploring Careers!

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV0   It was Sixth Grade Career Awareness day at Hegins-Hubley Elementary School. A tractor was parked outside where students learned about farming, alongside a state police car and a veterinarian. Other career presentations were given in the school’s auditorium. About 75 students explored the careers throughout Friday morning. Earlier in the year, the students chose professions they want to learn about, and the school’s guidance counselor reached out to those local professionals. Our own Eyewitness News Reporter Haley Bianco spoke with the students about her career. Some of…

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Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online.

Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online.

Two decades ago, when I was a student in a part-time master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins University, I would hurry from my office twice a week to make class, hoping like many of my classmates for a few minutes to grab coffee and a bite to eat before settling in for the 2 1/2-hour seminars. Next week, when I address the graduating class of the same school, most of them will probably be meeting face-to-face for the first time at commencement: 70 percent of this year’s graduates earned their master’s…

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Students Are Going Crazy Over The Online MBA From Edinburgh Business School—Here’s Why

Students Are Going Crazy Over The Online MBA From Edinburgh Business School—Here’s Why

©Beer5020—Edinburgh’s Online MBA students get the benefits of a full-time MBA, wherever they are Studying an MBA online doesn’t always mean full flexibility. Even distance-learning courses often have strict schedules, which are not always convenient for busy professionals who can’t afford prolonged absences from their families and jobs. Edinburgh Business School has a totally different approach. The Online MBA at Edinburgh Business School—the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University—is based on a unique way of learning, whereby students can choose which subjects they study and when. They can begin, defer…

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PCs in Healthcare: Not As Reliable As the Next Nurse

PCs in Healthcare: Not As Reliable As the Next Nurse

  The developing utilization of innovation in healthcare and even in individuals’ ordinary living has made an altogether new culture in the previous couple of years. Individuals email each other as opposed to getting together, message as opposed to talking eye to eye, and participate in gather visits online as opposed to examining issues face to face.   The healthcare business specifically is one field that extraordinarily relies upon the utilization of innovation for the evaluation, finding, treatment, and restoration of patients. Electronic documentation and computerized restorative records are additionally…

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India Today Conclave 2018: The 3 decisions that changed PV Sindhu’s career

India Today Conclave 2018: The 3 decisions that changed PV Sindhu’s career

Sindhu said overall the world championship final has been very satisfying for the Indians. An “upset” P V Sindhu rued that a historic gold medal at the World BadmintonChampionships slipped through her hands in the dying moments of the thrilling final against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. Sindhu and Okuhara fought tooth and nail in the gripping summit clash, described by many as the best women’s singles final in recent times. The Japanese won 21-19 20-22 22-20. “I am upset. In the third game, it was anybody’s game at 20-all. Everybody aims…

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