The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students – The New York Times

 

An excerpt:

Of the country’s nearly 18 million undergraduates, more than 40 percent go to community college, and of those, only 62 percent can afford to go to college full-time. By contrast, a mere 0.4 percent of students in the United States attend one of the Ivies.The typical student is not the one burnishing a fancy résumé with numerous unpaid internships. It’s just the opposite: Over half of all undergraduates live at home to make their degrees more affordable, and a shocking 40 percent of students work at least 30 hours a week. About 25 percent work full-time and go to school full-time.The typical college student is also not fresh out of high school. A quarter of undergraduates are older than 25, and about the same number are single parents.

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Don’t Say Nothing | Teaching Tolerance – Diversity, Equity and Justice

“We may be uncomfortable talking about race, but we can no longer afford to be silent. We have chosen a profession, which—like parenting—requires that our comforts come second to those of children.”

Don’t Say Nothing | Teaching Tolerance – Diversity, Equity and Justice

 

Back-to-School Night: A New Approach | Edutopia

Back-to-school night can be a time to shine light on the importance of social-emotional learning — at both home and school.

Source: Back-to-School Night: A New Approach | Edutopia

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time | Greater Good

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The new book “The Happiness Track” explains how to use the science of happiness to preserve your energy and be more productive.

In The Happiness Track, Seppälä tries to untangle one of the knottiest problems of the modern age: our burned out, overscheduled lifestyle. We are stuck in a jumble of feeling overwhelmed yet never accomplishing enough, trussed up by the underlying assumptions that we hold about productivity:Success requires stress. We have to compete with others. We can’t cut ourselves any slack. “We have simply accepted overextension as a way of life,” she writes.

To combat this problem, the typical advice is to manage your time better: Prioritize. Make better to-do lists. Delegate unnecessary tasks. If that hasn’t worked for you, don’t be surprised; nature abhors a vacuum, and so do we. If we give ourselves an extra hour, we’ll find some task to fill it with. So time is not the commodity we should be tracking and managing, Seppälä argues. Instead, we need to manage our energy.

Seppälä outlines six qualities to cultivate that will contribute to both our productivity and our happiness. In effect, they’re also ways to boost energy without making big changes to our schedules.

Read about these six qualities here: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time | Greater Good

Yale student protests: Why they are the campus PC wars at their best.

The protests at Yale, where students of color have staged public confrontations with administrators to express their feelings about discrimination on campus, are not just about an email.

Read on here: Yale student protests: Why they are the campus PC wars at their best.