Curiosity is the gateway to opportunity

Curiosity is the gateway to opportunity | SmartBrief

Curiosity is a main motivator for a leader — both personal curiosity and that inspired and encouraged in others, not the intrusive curiosity of the voyeur, snoop, busybody or idle prying peson. It is curiosity that is the gateway to opportunity. It is the curiosity that celebrates unfolding possibilities and discovering new information.

Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life

Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life

In 1940, a white developer wanted to build a neighborhood in Detroit. So he asked the US Federal Housing Administration to back a loan. The FHA, which was created just six years earlier to help middle-class families buy homes, said no because the development was too close to an “inharmonious” racial group.

Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching

Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching

What innovations in English language teaching (ELT) have had the biggest impact on your teaching? Chia Suan Chong, who will be blogging from the live-streamed ELTons awards for innovations in ELT on 2 June 2016, lists her top ten. English language teaching is evolving all the time, particularly alongside advances in technology.

7 Life Literacy Skills Students Should Have Before Leaving School

7 Life Literacy Skills Students Should Have Before Leaving School

Students are leaving school before you know it. One minute they’re handing in assignments, and the next you’re handing out diplomas. If you’re a teacher or a parent (or both), you know that’s no exaggeration. Leaving school is a big deal for students. It’s both an ending and a beginning.