You Be The Financial Advisor

Lydia and Tyler are planning to get married, but they have all sorts of unresolved issues. He has credit card debt ($5,000!) and student loan debt ($10,000) -- should they pay it off now or wait? They want to buy a house and…


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The Goal: Get Students To Love the Work

In 20+ years of teaching, I’ve never heard one student say they deeply enjoyed the time they spent studying for or taking a multiple-choice test — or that they were really engaged by reading the textbook. Working on…


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Lesson Plan: Teenagers And Sleep

It’s no secret that teenagers don’t get enough sleep. The developing adolescent brain and body need about 9-½ hours a sleep per night, and from what I hear, many kids are getting closer to 6 hours, 7 at best. Thankfully,…


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Make Them Care

When I was an education reporter years ago, a school administrator in Kansas told me this: A major problem in education is that most teachers liked being students. You may wonder why that’s bad. Would we really want people…


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