Optimism vs. Realism: How to Strike a Balance to Make Better Business Decisions

The Windows Phone was a make-or-break product during Steve Ballmer’s tenure as CEO of Microsoft. Before the device launched in 2010, there were signs that investors and employees had lost confidence in Ballmer’s performance. Capturing a share of the mobile market must have seemed like an effective way to regain their support. Fast forward to… Read more »

Why Your Workplace Mindset Matters

Looking for an edge in your upcoming phone interview? Maybe you should dress up, even though your interviewer won’t actually see you. It might seem like it wouldn’t matter, but having your favorite suit or dress on can enhance your confidence and the way you think. Studies in Social Psychological and Personality Science found that… Read more »

Have Common Core Standards Changed Mathematics?

What Is — and Isn’t — Different in Today’s K-12 Math Classrooms It’s common practice for mathematics teachers to provide this three-word instruction when they hand out tests: “show your work.” It’s how they check if students have understood concepts that were covered in class. That said, Common Core math standards are changing what it… Read more »

Serving Others: A Guide to the BSW Job Market

Social work is about assisting those in need. Everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life and to have someone willing to fight for them. Social workers do that, and their service takes many forms. The job market for service-centered jobs is large and varied, and sometimes all it takes to start this career is a… Read more »

MPA Careers Guide

Explore Your Options If you’ve ever thought about creating policies to improve society, a business or an organization, then a Master of Public Administration (MPA) might be for you. In 1947, Gordon Clapp, then-chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, defined public administration (PA) “as a public instrument whereby democratic society may be more completely realized.”… Read more »

Teaching Math with Technology: 8 Virtual Resources

Research shows that teachers can integrate technology to help students grasp mathematical procedures and develop advanced mathematical proficiencies. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) added that technological tools are necessary for engaging students. What types of technology can be implemented into mathematics classrooms? The following section offers several ideas that can help when… Read more »

Interesting Number Facts for Elementary and Middle School Students

How can you get your students engaged and excited about mathematics? Maybe you’ve seen some fun math facts for kids that can pique students’ curiosity. Those statements and brain-teasers can be a great way to challenge students, help them think critically, and enable them to develop an appreciation for the beauty of mathematics. On a… Read more »

The Difference Between Micro, Macro and Mezzo Social Work

There are several ways to divide the social work profession. The good news is these skilled practitioners are in high demand across all areas of practice. For instance, medical social workers have a projected growth rate of 20 percent by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which is about three times the… Read more »

How to Become a CASA Volunteer

Children who are in the court or social service systems due to neglect or abuse are vulnerable, and they often lack reliable adult advocacy. For the past 40 years, however, volunteers have been stepping up to help protect and guide these at-risk youths during their proceedings. In 1977, Seattle juvenile court judge David Soukup found… Read more »

Which Social Work Job is Right for You?

Are you considering a career in social work but are unsure which job would be right for you? You’re not alone. Social work takes many forms, from individual coaching to changing policies that impact entire communities, and that can make deciding on a position daunting. Our quiz will help you figure out which social work… Read more »