Four ways to keep young learners engaged in your online classes

Teachers and students around the globe are having to adapt to new ways of teaching and learning. Although online classes are nothing new, many educators are now finding themselves having to quickly set up courses and content for their students, often without much previous experience. If you’re new to the virtual classroom, check out our six top tips for teaching English online. Different age groups have their challenges for virtual learning, so here are four ideas to help keep your youngest learners engaged during your online lessons. 1. Get things ready…

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10 Ways Student Debt Can Derail Your Life

Millennials have the unenviable distinction of being the most indebted college students in history. According to an analysis from New America, consumers under the age of 34 owe a combined total of over $620 billion in student loans as of mid-2019.1 That’s a sad fact when you consider that many college students are financially inexperienced, and many take out more money than they need. It’s important to match your loan to your expenses and borrow as little as possible. While it’s often necessary for students to take out loans to pay the full cost of their education,…

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Defaulting on education loan? Here are the ways to prevent it

Here are some of the measures to help you prevent a default on the loan Along with medical costs, the education cost in India has been on the rise over the years, both for secondary education and higher education. People generally take a loan to finance it. However, maintaining a loan is not always easy. For instance, similar to other types of loans, defaulting on an education loan ruins your credit score. The credit score effect is not only limited to the student, but even the parent or guarantor, who…

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5 ways to stay motivated when you are distance learning

There are so many pros to studying remotely but you need a lot of motivation to make it work. Source: Shutterstock. Distance learning is on the rise. But with online learning comes a need for (plenty of) self-motivation. Learning from home comes with many great benefits. You have near-total flexibility over your working hours, you don’t have to change out of your pyjamas if you don’t want to, you can have snacks whenever you want and, more importantly, you can even pursue other ventures like work or travel. But it isn’t without it’s…

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Five ways to earn money while studying abroad

Part-time job reduces the excess burden on parents. (Thinkstock image) While a good education abroad works wonders for an individual’s career prospects, it also ends up burning a large hole in their pocket. It is not always easy to ask for money back home from your parents, yet the experience of living with a low supply of funds can be excruciating. In such a scenario, looking for part-time jobs can emerge as the ideal choice, as it reduces the excess burden on parents while inculcating a sense of responsibility and…

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4 Ways Your Side Hustle Can Advance Your Career

We all know that millennials love a good side hustle—to fuel both their passions and wallets. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 44% of 25-34 year olds and 39% of 18-24 year olds have a side hustle to supplement their daily 9 to 5. While some may argue that adding on responsibilities might detract from success at work, if managed properly, there is also significant potential for career advancement. When we start a business or passion project, we are often put into positions outside of our comfort zones. We can be challenged…

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5 ways to reinvent your career mid-way

Spending over a decade in your career, doing the stereotype can be a wake-up call for some. Besides the dark circles under your eyes, late nights and ponderings over unlimited coffee, the mid-career itch can throw up some uneasy questions. Does your inner voice ask you – Should I keep doing this for the rest of my life? If yes, is there a way to do it better? Can my career become more fulfilling, how can I be happier or should I pursue something different? How will I manage a…

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6 ways you can climb the career ladder via email

We all use email in our daily lives – but how many of us use it to score a promotion? Well, according to a new study, that’s just what we should all be doing. Research published in the Harvard Business Review has found that people who use their email cleverly can climb the career ladder. It found that when people copied in their supervisors or line managers to emails, they could show off their recent work – or show up a colleague. Professor David De Cremer, who led the study, said: “This finding…

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Six surprising ways to challenge yourself creatively from home

So you’ve decided to become more creative. Congratulations. Now where do you start? Obviously, you could try the “Batman/Bruce Wayne” route, in which you disappear from your everyday life, scale a remote mountain and learn mystical arts for years before returning home a changed person. But, quite frankly, you’re still halfway through a broadband contract you can’t cancel, and you promised Jim you’d be at his wedding in April. So how do you go about doing it without the dramatic gestures? 1. Add by subtracting Sometimes having all the choice…

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9 ways ambitious women can keep going strong in their career

When it comes to achieving career goals , momentum is the key for women. With all the responsibilities women have outside the workplace — health, family and children to name a few — it is easy to lose focus. The bottomline, however, is if you are committed to your career advancement goals , you can’t afford to wait for someone to recognize your ambition, take you under their wing and develop you. It’s you who has to do it. So, here are 9 ways by which ambitious women can keep…

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