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Intuitive Decisions Are Fine – For Experts

“How expert someone is within a particular domain has a positive impact on their ability to make an accurate gut decision,” said Rice’s Erik Dane, Ph.D., lead author.

In the study, they found that intuition was more effective for those with high expertise. In the intuitive group, those who had played competitive basketball for three years in high school performed better on the task. In contrast, there was no significant difference in the analytical group between those with high and low expertise.

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Should Colleges Give Grades For Emotional Intelligence?

When we talk about educating our way out of the skills gap, the discussion tends to focus on how we funnel more students into science or technology majors or helping current workers gain in-demand skills. But companies aren’t just looking for employees with specific content knowledge and skills. They want folks with “soft skills”—emotional intelligence and social graces—too. So if we need to educate and train the next generation to be ready for the 21st century workforce, should colleges be emphasizing and giving grades on those too?

Bringing Back the ArtsTo Help Boys Learn   Reducing or eliminating art, music, and creative…

Bringing Back the Arts
To Help Boys Learn

Reducing or eliminating art, music, and creative programs to spend more time on academics has been particularly hard on boys, some educators think. Integrating the arts into lessons is helping some schools close…

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gjmueller:

Should Colleges Give Grades For Emotional Intelligence?

When we talk about educating our way out of the skills gap, the discussion tends to focus on how we funnel more students into science or technology majors or helping current workers gain in-demand skills. But companies aren’t just looking for employees with specific content knowledge and skills. They want folks with “soft skills”—emotional intelligence and social graces—too. So if we need to educate and train the next generation to be ready for the 21st century workforce, should colleges be emphasizing and giving grades on those too?

Hug a Teacher Tomorrow « Diane Ravitch's blog

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bniche:

According to Diane Ravitch, a teacher in Louisiana posted this on Facebook and I believe this is unbelievably true for many of my colleagues and I:

To parents who are not educators, this may be hard to understand.

Five days a week, we teach your kids.
That means we educate your kids.
Play with your kids.
Discipline your kids.
Joke with your kids.
Console your kids.
Praise your kids.
Question your kids.
Beat our head against a wall about your kids.
Laugh with your kids.
Worry about your kids.
Keep an eye on your kids.
Learn about your kids.
Invest in your kids.
Protect your kids and yes, love your kids.

WE WOULD ALL TAKE A BULLET FOR YOUR KIDS.

It’s nowhere in our job description.
It isn’t covered in the employee handbook.
It isn’t cited in our contracts.
But we would all do it.
So, yes, please hug your kids tonight, really, really tight.

But on Monday, if you see your kids’ teacher, please hug them too.” 

So true, and beautiful.

gjmueller:

Intuitive Decisions Are Fine – For Experts

“How expert someone is within a particular domain has a positive impact on their ability to make an accurate gut decision,” said Rice’s Erik Dane, Ph.D., lead author.

In the study, they found that intuition was more effective for those with high expertise. In the intuitive group, those who had played competitive basketball for three years in high school performed better on the task. In contrast, there was no significant difference in the analytical group between those with high and low expertise.

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