The Nature of Leadership: Engaging our Youth to Become Better Leaders

Excellent leadership skills can come naturally to some, but early experiences impact our adult leadership potential. At a young age, children learn to develop leadership skills by being nurtured and encouraged by adults such as parents, family members, teachers and caregivers. Qualities imposed by adults, such as moral development, communication, and diversity can all greatly affect the way children become…

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eNotes Homework Help: November Discussion Starters

Our Homework Help service helps students and teachers on their toughest academic questions. Our Educators have answered more than 300,000 questions–some straightforward with decidedly black/white answers, and others more open to interpretation and, consequently, discussion. Each month we’re compiling some of our favorite Homework Help questions to initiate debate or rich conversation in your classroom. Enjoy!

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Top E-learning Trends You Can Implement Immediately in Your Classroom

What do we talk about when we talk about e-learning? In the past, most courses and learning activities fell on one side of a dichotomy: they were either instructor-led or computer-based, either online or off, either synchronous or asynchronous. Today, the distinction is not quite so clear. Although there are still plenty of e-learning-only courses,…

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Century-Old Lesson: Chalkboards From 1917 Discovered in Oklahoma Classroom

Educators of Emerson High School in Oklahoma were shocked when contractors began working to update four classrooms; they uncovered chalkboards chock full of pristine writings and drawings dating back to 1917. What they found was so well-preserved, it was like stepping back into a real-life history lesson. Check out the full story on NBC, and the incredible photos…

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8 Ridiculous College Classes (…that we’d totally take!)

*BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEEEEEEEP* Ah… the charming chime of your 6am alarm clock, making sure you are on your way to first period, or your 7:30am chem class (what were you thinking in scheduling that!?). Perhaps your mornings would be a little less grouchy if you were on your way to study the science of Hogwarts…

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