How do bachelor’s in education students challenge accelerated learners?

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The nation’s first school for gifted children opened in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1901. Since then a debate has swirled around gifted education’s implementation, effectiveness, and importance. But most educators agree that challenging material and a faster pace benefit high-achieving students. “Students with high abilities need gifted education programs that will challenge them in regular classroom […]

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Working toward a career in biology policy

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A bachelor’s in biology may lead you to become a science policy expert — an important bridge between researchers and the public, and one of the less travelled career paths mentioned in a previous post. “One of the best-selling points for science is showing how discoveries inside the lab will benefit everyone outside of it,” […]

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Education Career Spotlight: English as a Second Language

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The population of Spanish-speaking Americans, the largest, fastest-growing non-English speaking group in the United States, will rise anywhere between 39 and 43 million by 2020, with the number of individuals speaking Spanish up 233 percent since 1980. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the District of Columbia and 24 states — including […]

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Bachelor’s in psychology students learn benefits social connections can have on our wellbeing

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In an often “me-centered” society, studies find that a dose of empathy, reaching out to others, and making social connections may just be the perfect medicine for the mind, body and soul — for both the giver and recipient. Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, psychology researcher and author of the book “Love 2.0: Creating Happiness and Health […]

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Salesmanship: Why the process matters as much as the talent

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Ever thought of turning your business degree into a career in sales? Whether it’s passion, people skills, or persuasiveness, the characteristics that make a great salesperson can range widely depending on source. And while personal traits may be a significant factor in determining one’s talent for salesmanship, today’s businesses may be inclined to look beyond […]

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The science of conversation: What psychology students need to know

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You may have heard conversation referred to as an art form, but what about as a science? In a recent Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) talk, British psychologist and conversation analyst Elizabeth Stokoe discussed the “science of talk” and the strategy behind effective communication. As an expert in conversation analysis, Stokoe shares that a simple pause […]

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Assumption alum makes her name in the mushroom world

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A recent study revealed that there are more than 10,000 species of fungi in North America alone. Which means it’s no surprise that one of the study’s authors, Assistant Professor of Biology at Stanford Kabir Peay, explained that fungi are much more important than most people realize. “They are the primary decomposers in most of […]

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The case for professional business associations

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Whether you are looking for ways to improve your resume, network, or simply get a taste of what your chosen business field is all about, joining a professional business association is a great tool for professional development and career planning while pursuing your bachelor’s in business. A professional association is generally a nonprofit organization aimed […]

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Bachelor’s in education majors specialize to teach middle school

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Most people aren’t too excited to look back at those pictures from middle school. But for some, it isn’t just because of braces and awkward bangs. The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) outlines an interesting conundrum: while during the middle grades, students are going through their most intense period of brain development (aside from […]

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Bachelor’s in psychology students learn to increase well-being through the art of gratitude

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Neuroscientists and psychologists alike have found that you can improve your well-being on a biological level by asking yourself one important question: What am I grateful for? In his book, “The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time,” Dr. Alex Korb explains that the act of […]

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