5 Simple Strategies to Save More Money This Year


Money doesn’t come easy, and unfortunately, neither does understanding it. Whether it’s a past-due bill or a mountain of student-loan debt, most of us have to contend with financial issues on a daily basis.

And our savings rates are looking pretty dismal. At the end of last year, the personal savings rate in America dropped to just 2.4 percent,its lowest level in more than a decade. With economic issues like wage stagnation and a shaky stock market, people might be less inclined to save, but saving is still important.

There are plenty of methods, strategies, and rules of thumb to help you reach your money goals. That said, all of the options might be overwhelming — perhaps you don’t even know where to start. Don’t worry, we have you covered.

Read Entire Article: https://www.thecut.com/2018/03/how-to-save-money-easy.html


Kids Learn Why Bees Are Awesome


Bees are vital to the world’s food supply. To educate schoolchildren about the importance of honeybees, the Sweet Virginia Foundation is using a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience. The kids get up close and personal with the insects, donning beekeeper suits and actually interacting with a buzzing hive.

Watch Video:  https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/150815-kids-bees-pollinators-farms-vin?source=relatedvideo

Helpful information for people considering teaching school as a career.



Teachers and professors have a wide variety of responsibilities, including developing classroom curricula, teaching courses, proctoring exams and helping guide students toward academic success. Although all teachers have the same basic work functions, their jobs may vary significantly depending on their classroom placement and specialty.

Teachers can choose between several classroom settings, and the students’ age helps determine the direction of their instruction. The most common teaching levels are elementary, middle school, high school, early education, special education and post-secondary education. Some teachers might also choose to work with students in online courses.

Read Article:  https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/teacher/


Retired instructors reflect on changes in nursing education

Connie Meloun

For 50 years, Gadsden State Community College has been a leader in nursing education in northeast Alabama. During this time, the College has seen a lot of changes – cutting-edge technology; a competitive program; an increase in student applications; and a rise in the number of faculty required to teach nursing practices.

In 1967, Gadsden State had a class of 11 students who were taught by two faculty members – Sister Anne Joachim Hogan and Gayle Adams Hawkins. Today, the nursing program has a total enrollment of 353 students and a faculty of 18 instructors.

“There have been many changes at Gadsden State,” said Brenda Holman, a retired nursing instructor. “During my time, campuses changed; names changed. We saw a lot of growth but, what stands out to me is how proud the community has always been of Gadsden State. We have always been a community-based school. Everyone has a connection to Gadsden State, and everyone loves Gadsden State.”

Read Article:  http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/news/retired-instructors-reflect-changes-nursing-education


An intriguing way that science is being taught to elementary school students in Florida.


In elementary schools throughout Miami-Dade County, students snack on cranberry hibiscus during class and eat lemongrass-infused rice in the cafeteria.

They help grow the fresh fruits and vegetables themselves in on-campus gardens.

School staff incorporate the crops into lunch menus and send them home with the kids in “harvest bags.”

But the gardens don’t just feed the community. They also help improve students’ science achievement, according to the Education Fund, the nonprofit in charge of the project.

Read Article:  http://wlrn.org/post/food-forests-students-grow-vegetables-and-their-science-test-scores



A fascinating article detailing the best scientific pictures of 2017.


The spectacular total solar eclipse that swept the United States dominated headlines as it delighted scientists and the public alike in August 2017 (the above image of the Moon transiting across the Sun was taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft in the extreme ultraviolet spectrum). The year also brought innovations in spaceflight and surprising insights into species past. Here are the striking shots from science and the natural world that caught the eyes of Nature’s editors.

Read Article:  https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-08492-y


Preparing for kindergarten, and beyond: Early education meets a variety of needs


There are a number of reasons people choose to put their young children in child care. For some, it’s about preparing children for kindergarten and beyond. For others, it’s about ensuring children are cared for while parents and guardians are at work.

Read Article:  http://www.kokomotribune.com/news/local_news/preparing-for-kindergarten-and-beyond-early-education-meets-a-variety/article_acdc499a-c557-11e7-9b61-a387c34ff26c.html


What is innovation, and how can we awaken its dormant traits and cultivate them?


While education may not be able to create innovative traits in individuals, education may improve the ability of individuals to utilize the traits they already possess. To that end, the authors begin by defining innovation and identifying the characteristics, traits, and thought processes of innovative individuals or groups of individuals and the environments that they exist in. The ultimate goal will be to develop an educational process whereby individuals would learn how to fully utilize the traits they have and awaken traits that are dormant.

Read Article:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170310121710.htm


16 of the most beautiful schools in the world


Education is meant to enrich students, and part of that experience is ensuring that they learn in a quality environment.

This year’s shortlist for the World Architecture Festival, held over three days in November in Berlin, Germany, include feats of educational design from the US, France, Vietnam, India, and everywhere in between.

Here’s a sampling of the most beautiful schools in the world.

Read Article:  http://www.businessinsider.com/most-beautiful-schools-in-the-world-2017-7/#the-east-sydney-early-learning-centre-in-sydney-australia-blends-the-indoors-and-outdoors-with-open-air-rooms-and-faux-grass-play-areas-1


You can peel permanent marker, intact, off of glass


Permanent markers aren’t so permanent after all, scientists now report. All you need to peel the ink from glass is water. Oh, and you also need a whole lot of patience!

When glass marked with permanent ink is slowly dipped into water, the writing lifts off the glass. It then floats intact atop the water. Scientists have now uncovered the physics behind the surprising phenomenon: The water’s surface tension breaks the seal between ink and glass.

Read Article:  https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/you-can-peel-permanent-marker-intact-glass