Empowering Students: The 5E Model Explained

When choosing an instructional model, teachers seek strategies that help students gain a complete understanding of new concepts. They aim to engage students, motivate them to learn, and guide them toward skill development. One of the ways to do that is by incorporating inquiry-based approaches like the 5E Model, which is grounded in active learning…. Read more »

An Introduction to Flipped Learning

One of the most exciting advancements in the modern classroom is flipped learning. It hinges on the idea that students learn more effectively by using class time for small group activities and individual attention. Teachers then assign students lecture materials and presentations to be viewed at home or outside of the classroom day, prioritizing active… Read more »

Best Practices for Mobile UX Design in 2017

As more and more people turn to mobile devices for their internet use, agencies are turning their attention to developing mobile applications and websites. This is where user experience comes in driving their success (or failure). Helping people navigate should be the top priority for designers and developers, because savvy users no longer have the… Read more »

A Guide to Boston Startups

In the past, Boston has been an underestimated player in the startup scene. However, it recently ranked first among the top 25 startup hubs in America, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and startup incubator 1776. The findings are based on talent, specialization, capital, density, connectivity, and cultural statistics, among… Read more »

The Cost of Coming Out: LGBT Youth Homelessness

Homelessness is a critical issue for America’s youth. According to the True Colors Fund, a nonprofit organization working to end homelessness in the LGBT community, 1.6 million youth are homeless each year and up to 40 percent of them identify as LGBT. Because LGBT youth represent only 7 percent of the total youth population, there… Read more »

Exploring Human Services Careers

The world of human services is vast. It includes a network of agencies and organizations that serve clients of all ages and from all walks of life. Trained human services professionals are tasked with carrying out a wide range of services such as advocacy, care delivery, education, and more. According to the Bureau of Labor… Read more »

The Psychology of Emotional and Cognitive Empathy

Empathy is a broad concept that refers to the cognitive and emotional reactions of an individual to the observed experiences of another. Having empathy increases the likelihood of helping others and showing compassion. “Empathy is a building block of morality—for people to follow the Golden Rule, it helps if they can put themselves in someone… Read more »

How HR Analytics Are Changing Business

In the human resources field, decision-making is changing. Once guided by instinct and intuition, modern human resources specialists utilize data and algorithms to drive business solutions. According to Entrepreneur, a 2015 report by Deloitte found that 35 percent of surveyed companies said they were actively developing data analysis capabilities for HR. In today’s data-driven world,… Read more »

What Can You Do with a Psychology Degree?

The world of psychology is vast, with many potential career paths to choose from. That’s why many students choose to pursue an undergraduate psychology degree: it is a flexible, adaptable option that can be a stepping-stone toward graduate study or a valuable credential in its own right. Psychology coursework teaches skill sets that students can… Read more »

Signs of a Workaholic: What Managers Need to Know

Americans have a global reputation for being hard workers, innovators, and goal-oriented individuals. But while a successful working life has many benefits, it comes at a cost, not only for employees but also for their organizations. The average full-time worker is putting in 47 hours each week, almost an extra day’s worth of time, Gallup… Read more »

Understanding UX: What Is Responsive Web Design?

Devices have outgrown a one-size-fits-all design. Today, people expect an elegant and consistent experience across platforms. Responsive design provides the optimal user experience for each channel, whether it’s a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet. According to HubSpot, smartphone internet consumption grew by 78 percent between December 2013 and December 2015. During that same time period,… Read more »

STEAM Learning in Action

The need for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is critical, especially because there will be more than 3 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018. But administrators and policy makers now recognize the benefits of integrating arts education into STEM subjects. The Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced No Child Left Behind… Read more »

A Primer on Business Sustainability

Sustainable businesses have the opportunity to create profit for their stakeholders, protect natural resources, and improve the lives of customers. According to the World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainable development “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Far from being a passing trend,… Read more »

Ethical Considerations for Non-Profit Fundraising

While for-profit companies take excess revenue as profits or distribute it among shareholders, non-profit organizations put all funds toward the work they do. America’s non-profit organizations rely on donations and grants in order to successfully carry out their work and must earn, cultivate, and maintain the public’s trust through their commitment to ethical principles. One… Read more »