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Education – Page 2 – Geek in Heels
Jul 20, 2011  •  In Education, Personal

Mr. Jay Cutler

On the first day of fifth grade, Mr. Jay Cutler introduced himself as our English teacher for the rest of the school year. He then promised us that he would walk across the classroom on his hands whenever the entire class completed their homework. “You may think I’m lying, but I’m not,” he told us. […]

Jun 28, 2011  •  In Baby, Education, Parenting, Personal, Relationships, Toys

A Genderless Preschool

Earlier today, I read about Egalia, a Swedish preschool that aims to break down gender stereotypes. At this taxpayer-funded preschool located in the liberal Sodermalm district of Stockholm, staff avoid using pronouns such as “him” or “her” and address the 33 children as “friends” rather than boys and girls. Every little detail — from the color and […]

“Guerilla Classrooms” Ad Campaign

In an effort to encourage parents to get involved in their children’s learning, advertising agency Cramer-Krasselt has teamed up with COA Youth & Family Centers to set up interactive displays — dubbed “Guerilla Classrooms” — around the city of Milwaukee. AdAge explains: To promote parent-child interaction in fun ways, Cramer-Krasselt has set up large puzzles, word searches, mazes, […]

Jun 11, 2011  •  In Career, Education, Parenting, Personal, Relationships

Peaked Too Early

Lately I have been plagued with a nagging uncertainty that makes me wonder if I had peaked too early in life. Allow me to explain. Before the age of 20, I was a Little Miss Overachiever: straight ‘A’s in school, tons of extracurricular activities, numerous awards, distinctions, and merits. My accomplishments included the following: Not […]

May 24, 2011  •  In Education, Personal, Relationships

Education Regrets

With the increasing number of studies and articles questioning the value of college degrees, in addition to the declining rates of employment and starting salaries among new graduates, it is no wonder that today’s young adults are fraught with regrets about their college choices. According to a recent study by Rutgers University’s Heldrich Center for Workforce […]