Here’s one for all you engineers out there: what happens when a structure lacks integrity? Structural integrity ensures that the structure has the capacity to carry its intended load—and then some. When a structure lacks integrity, or if there is a structural failure, then catastrophe can occur. Think about how much we rely on the structural integrity of a bridge as we drive over it—how many thousands of cars over years and years must that bridge be able to handle without failing?
Now think about an ill-designed bridge—how do you feel? Would you drive over it? Structurally soundness provides is huge is preventing all kinds of accidents. When my preschooler is building something or climbing up on something, we often prompt her, “Do you feel safe?” In other words, “Does that structure have integrity?”
Okay, why all the STEAM talk, you’re wondering? Well, how do you feel around people
ADN degree and BSN degree graduates are both registered nurses. The degrees prepare graduates for entry-level positions. They usually work side by side caring for patients: They administer care, monitor patients’ symptoms, and update medical charts, among several other duties. However, nurses with their BSN degrees deal with a greater variety of duties than nurses with their ADN.
As mentioned earlier, The BSN degree also opens doors for leadership and management positions. If you are looking to work in nursing specialties like public health, education, and research, you will need a BSN degree.
A real-time job posting analysis software from Burning-Glass.com examined more than 1 million nursing jobs posted over the past year and found in comparison of ADN vs BSN that RNs with an ADN degree met the minimum education requirements listed for 59 percent openings, while RNs with a BSN qualified for 98 percent of the jobs advertised.
I began teaching during a time when there wasn’t text messaging and parents didn’t shove a cell phone or iPad in their child’s hand to keep them entertained. Live streaming was a mystery and Netscape Navigator was the most popular Internet search engine.
After twenty years of teaching, textbooks have been replaced with Kindles and paperless mobile classrooms. I’m not a technology scrooge, but I often wonder if the decline in reading and the ability to problem solve is connected to this change.
When I first began teaching, there were less students who struggled with reading. There were even fewer students who struggled with comprehension. I think it was in my tenth year of teaching when I recognized the decline in just basic comprehension skills. To be quite honest, it has gotten progressively worse every year. Math teachers across the nation are struggling to teach complex math concepts to students
Math can be a tricky subject to get excited about. I hear groans and complaints from time to time when I suggest that it’s math time. Sometimes we have to get sneaky about teaching math. If you’re following along with our Singapore Math video series I encourage you to look ahead at the lessons and store all those fun activities in your memory bank to draw from. If you aren’t using our math videos, that’s okay too. These tips for sneaking in math lessons will still be helpful. So, let’s go!
The kitchen is a great place to present math learning. Beyond using measuring spoons and cups (which I highly suggest when learning about measuring capacity and fractions), think about the food itself. Maybe for dinner you’re having a family pizza night. In our house, this means pizza dough from Trader Joe’s with all the toppings and cheese you can
An academic degree also called a research degree, is a more traditional degree program than a professional degree. This type of degree is mainly research-oriented and focuses on a major in a specific field of study.
Academic degree programs include subjects like science (theoretical sciences), literature, history, etc., i.e., subjects consisting of more theory and essay-based material.
An academic degree’s requirements involve completing courses and research work related to technical knowledge that you have gained throughout the program.
In discussion of Professional Degree vs Academic Degree usually, academic degrees also require students to submit a capstone/ FYP (Final Year Project) or a thesis to complete their degree. The period of academic degrees ranges from one to four years.
Students can choose an academic degree program from several available options depending upon their interests and career goals. These include Bachelors/Masters of Science, Masters in Computer Science, or a degree in Information
In most reading classes, students are taught fix up strategies. Fix up strategies are what good readers use when they come to an unfamiliar word or when they stop understanding what they’re reading.
The assumption that most math teachers have is that the students will use these fix up strategies in their math classroom which may be true for some but not all. Based on my experience with struggling learners, unless they were explicitly taught how to use reading comprehension strategies in other subjects it just doesn’t happen.
In math, there are all kinds of unfamiliar math words and most struggling readers won’t learn or even understand them all. However, teaching students how to use words that they do understand to define math vocabulary that they don’t understand will give them a tool that will help them to persevere despite their learning deficits.
I hope I’m not the only one who wants to start belting Aretha Franklin when I see this month’s character trait—”R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me.” (go ahead, you know you want to, too).
I recently talked to another parent who was telling me how she has decided to reclaim cooking dinner. She explained that after having kids, the joy was sucked out of cooking for her—it became out getting food on the table, day after day. It stopped being about creating something nourishing and delicious, acquiring new and interesting ingredients, or developing herself as a cook. With not a lot of time in her schedule to create, she decided to take back dinners as her opportunity to be creative. Without sharing her new shift of intention toward nightly meals with her family, she served up a new meal at dinnertime. In response, her preteen said she was
The MSc stands for Magister Scientiae, which is Latin for ‘Master of Science.’ The standard Master’s qualification taught courses in science and technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) subjects.
MSc degree gives students the chance to focus and explore a particular area of interest in more depth. It is particularly suited to individuals who work well with quantitative analysis and technical methods.
A ‘Master of Science’ is a level 7 qualification in the United Kingdom. It’s equivalent to MBA, MA, MRes, and other postgraduate Masters degrees. In Canada and the US, the MSc is a postgraduate (or ‘graduate’) level degree. Students can study it as part of a more extended graduate program that eventually awards a Ph.D. or a standalone qualification.
Before completing their degree, MSc candidates are to conduct research and present a thesis paper or dissertation. MSc, a significant milestone in one’s career, demonstrating considerable additional expertise and training
Towards the end of the school year, I go through this process where I think about the things that worked well and not so well with my students. I figured that most teachers would have some sort of process similar to mine.
As I began to gather information to write this blog post, I was surprised to learn that there wasn’t much information on teacher reflections. This was interesting because throughout my career I’ve always been taught to allow students time to reflect after an activity. The question that pops up in my mind is, how can a teacher who doesn’t reflect on his/her own teaching practice teach students to use reflection to build student agency?
One of my chief complaints about the current education system is that teachers are never given enough time to think. We’re constantly building the plane while flying it. Closing learning gaps requires that
When I was in college I lived with a single mom and her two young boys. We met one summer while we were both working for a local minor league baseball team. She needed a roommate and I needed a place to live, so it worked! We quickly became really good friends and her boys were like my brothers. During our many conversations, she would sometimes plant these little nuggets of wisdom that I eagerly absorbed. The two I clearly remember were “Advice should only be given when asked for or when it’s an emergency” and “If you have no expectations you can’t get hurt.” Sounds simple enough, right? Well fast-forward 20-something years later and not only was she right, but man, those two things sure are a struggle for me to live by. Applying these ideas to my partner, work, and children is probably one of the biggest challenges