The 6-Step Guide To Becoming A Better Student

“Education is what people do to you and learning is what you do for yourself,” said Joi Ito in his TED2014 talk. “You’re not going to be on top of mountain all by yourself with a #2 pencil … What we need to learn is how to learn.” Indeed, traditional education may not be for [...]

By |2019-11-13T04:02:16+01:00August 25th, 2015|Categories: features|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

What To Do When Your Teacher ‘Doesn’t Like You’

Sometimes, a teacher just doesn’t like you, and it sucks. Maybe you accidentally disrespected them once, and they never forgave you. Maybe you weren’t a great student in the beginning of the year, and they don’t want to give you a second chance. Whatever the reasoning behind it, dealing with a teacher who has it [...]

By |2019-11-13T04:02:18+01:00August 21st, 2015|Categories: Cool Tips|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Vice President-elect, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, promises free tertiary education for teachers

Vice President-elect, Professor Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said teachers in the country’s public schools will get free tertiary education when the next administration is sworn in on May 29, this year. Osinbajo disclosed this during a consultative meeting with Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and members of Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT in Ikeja. The [...]

Teachers’ pets more likely to get higher scores, study finds

When it comes to you succeeding at school, being the teacher’s pet really does go a long way. A team of German researchers compared the personalities of teachers with their students before asking the tutors to rate each pupil. They discovered that when the teachers and students shared similar traits, the teacher was more likely [...]

By |2019-11-13T04:13:51+01:00February 24th, 2015|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

Cool Tips for Teachers, Parents: How to make learning irresistible to teenagers

Failure is a positive act of creativity. Scientists, artists, engineers, and even entrepreneurs know this as adults. But in schools, the notion of failure is complicated. Any practice – athletic, artistic, even social – involves repeatedly failing till one gets the experience or activity right. We need to “keep the challenge constant so players are [...]

By |2019-11-13T04:26:29+01:00November 24th, 2014|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Police launch hunt for violent teacher who beat pupils with textbook so badly he fractured one child’s skull

Chinese police are hunting a violent teacher who beat four terrified children with a textbook in his office. The pupils, the eldest of whom is just seven, were rushed to hospital after being found cowering and covered in blood by another member of staff at the school in Ankang in Shaanxi province. The art teacher, [...]

By |2014-09-15T11:12:18+01:00September 15th, 2014|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Should phones and laptops be banned from classrooms? Experts say yes… and here’s why

Even the smartest college students suffer academically when they use the Internet in class for non-academic purposes, researchers have warned. They say that the huge number of students who take phones, tablets and laptops to lecture could be seeing their grades slip. The researchers say students would perform better without their gadgets - but admit [...]

By |2019-11-13T04:53:06+01:00July 31st, 2014|Categories: features|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Secondary school student arrested for hacking into his school’s computer and changing the grades of 35 students

A high school student was arrested and charged for allegedly changing the grades and attendance records of his classmates. Investigators say that the opportunistic teen got his hands on a teacher's log-in details before gaining access to the school's computer system at Orange High School in New Jersey (US). The 16-year-old was charged with multiple [...]

By |2014-06-27T13:47:14+01:00June 27th, 2014|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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