Topic: education

Bullish Q&A: Teaching The Teachers

Bullish Q&A: Teaching The Teachers

I am an avid reader of your column on The Gloss and The Grindstone for quite some time now, but never before had I been in direct need of your advice. Here it is: you have mentioned several times in your columns that you are a tutor in a lot of subjects. I have just started tutoring students myself. It’s maybe not really the same situation: I am employed by the teacher of a class that I have taken three years ago, to supervise the exercises part of the course. I have 24 students, engineering freshmen, at once, for one hour twice a week.

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Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year Runner-Up Is A 15-Year-Old Girl

Time Magazineâs Person Of The Year Runner-Up Is A 15-Year-Old Girl

Time magazine named its Person of the Year this morning and the winner is … President Barack Obama. Well, OK. A little predictable, but that probably means it’s the right choice, because unfortunately most of the world’s top world-changers also happen to be famous already. Anyway! The more interesting People of the Year are to be found on the magazine’s short list of runners up, which includes Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old girl whose bravery really is changing the world. More »

You May Have To Become A Prostitute To Pay Off Your Student Loans

You May Have To Become A Prostitute To Pay Off Your Student Loans

You know it’s bad when story lines from the now defunct Melrose Place reboot and 90210 start becoming real. According to a new study out of England, the number of students using their bodies to pay their fees has doubled in the past year. The study of undergraduates and postgraduates across the UK found that as many as 6% are turning to lap-dancing, pole-dancing, escorting and prostitution in order to fund their studies. More »

Women Are More Likely To Ditch Their Childhood Dream Jobs

Women Are More Likely To Ditch Their Childhood Dream Jobs

Every child is asked at some point, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Sometimes its far-fetched such as an astronaut, president or spy. Other times the jobs are realistic like doctor, teacher, writer. No matter what job you chose as a child, your gender may determine whether you pursued that career or not. A new LinkedIn study revealed that men are more likely to end up in their “dream career” than women. More »

Vets, Florists And Designers: Here Are The Top 12 Childhood Dream Jobs

Vets, Florists And Designers: Here Are The Top 12 Childhood Dream Jobs

Remember when you were little and people asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up like all the time? But this was a really fun question at this point because when you said Princess/President of the United States or Space Cowboy people didn’t laugh. But all that changes around the age of 20. Suddenly this questions turns into ”What is your five year plan?” or “What do you plan to do with that useless philosophy degree?” or “Get off the couch and find a job” (which isn’t even a question.) More »

If You’re A Summer Baby, You Are So Not Becoming A CEO

If You're A Summer Baby, You Are So Not Becoming A CEO

It just gets worse for kids with summer birthdays. Not only do they not get to celebrate in school and bring in cupcakes, but now they probably won’t become Chief Executives of companies. It’s hard to be a kid! A new study finds the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business found that those born in June and July are least likely to rise to chief executive jobs, while those born in March or April may have a better shot at becoming a CEO someday.
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