Archive | October, 2014

Is It Time For Your ‘Careercation’?

Thursday, October 30, 2014


The following post was published on the Knowledge@Wharton website on October 20, 2014.

Burned out from the experience of starting and running two entrepreneurial ventures, David Niu decided he need to recharge. He coined a new word to describe the journey that he, his wife and his 10-month-old would be taking: a ‘careercation.’ During the trip, he interviewed 30 entrepreneurs to gain more insight into his own experience and to try to understand what he wanted to do next.

Attending a NASA Social Can Help You Become a Better Educator

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


By Dr. Angela Gibson
Professor, School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University

Ongoing professional development is a need for every educator. It can be formal in structure, such as a webinar, workshop, or certificate program, or may be leveraged through informal and atypical opportunities.

One program that may not immediately seem connected to improving course quality and instructional effectiveness is the NASA Social program.

Bullying: Creative Approaches for Teachers

Friday, October 24, 2014


By Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director of Teaching, School of Education, American Public University

Unfortunately, schools are prime places for bullying. School classrooms, halls, playgrounds, buses, and athletic fields, as well as virtual spaces like chat rooms and email, are all places where bullying can occur.

What is Bullying?

The federal government defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance” (U.S.

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