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Category: Social Understandings/Knowledge

How Social Media Can Change Your Business – Pj Germain

Going viral is almost everyone’s dream. If your company goes viral you make more sales because more eyeballs are looking at you. Social media has taken branding to a whole new level because it’s easy to reach everyone around the world no matter where…

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See How Many Times Your School District Has Been Investigated for Civil Rights Violations – Beth Skwarecki

If you believe your school district or college is discriminating against students on the basis of sex, race, or disability, you’re entitled to file a complaint with the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Sexual harassment and assault are also grounds for…

What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most – Lydia Sohn

My preconceptions about older people first began to crumble when one of my congregants, a woman in her 80s, came into my office seeking pastoral care. She had been widowed for several years but the reason for her distress was not the loss of…

Knowers & Learners Quick Thoughts On Different World Views – Bruno Bergher

My work these days involves spending a lot of time with early stage companies, where we’re racing against the clock to turn bold new ideas into usable products, and see if they work. It’s a land where you’re knee-deep in ambiguity, and surrounded by…

Eric Black: When the World Poses Challenging Questions, What Do We Tell the Kids? — BCNN1 WP

What do we tell the kids about sex? The neighbors are gay and invited us over. What do we tell the kids? The pastor’s been accused of sexual misconduct. What do we tell the kids? A child at school says she no longer identifies…

How to Teach Media Fluency Skills: 6 Cool Concepts to Try – Lee Watanabe

Teaching Media Fluency skills is crucial to the educational environment as technology continues to reshape how students think and react to digital media and the messages they receive. This is an important aspect of teaching that cannot be ignored. All students should be able to…

Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health – Jane E. Brody

Hurray for the HotBlack Coffee cafe in Toronto for declining to offer Wi-Fi to its customers. There are other such cafes, to be sure, including seven of the eight New York City locations of Café Grumpy. But it’s HotBlack’s reason for the electronic blackout…

How To Teach Your Kids To Care About Other People – Caroline Bologna

As deep-seated divisions, vitriol and disturbing news fill headlines, many people are wondering what happened to the qualities of empathy and kindness in our society. In the same vein, many parents are wondering how to raise kids who will be a force for love…

6 Handy Charts for Performing Critical Thinking Assessment – Lee Watanabe-Crockett

How do we know when our learners are thinking critically? Critical thinking assessment can be tricky to perform as it encompasses such a broad area of skills. However, we can begin to assess critical thinking by breaking it down into more basic components, and…

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