6 Secrets To Digging And Bring Up Your Child’s Talent

Could your child be the next American Idol? The next American president? Just maybe. Daniel Coyle, author of the bestselling book, The Talent Code, says you can up a child’s chances immensely by understanding one key thing: greatness isn’t born, it’s grown. Coyle spent two years bouncing between nine of the world’s greatest talent hotbeds—tiny, […]

Serving Up A Slice Of Einstein On Pi Day,Which Is Also Albert Einstein’s Birthday

It’s on this day each year that so many debate the merits of Dutch apple a la mode vs. lemon meringue pie. It’s the day pie lovers embrace the (other) Pi (3.14…), transforming March 14th into a good reason to globally celebrate Pi with pie. For those of us who celebrate fundamental scientific research every […]

Section 508 is an amendment to the US Rehabilitation

With publication in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017, the long-awaited Section 508 Refresh became a reality. Publication started a 60-day countdown to the rule’s taking effect on March 20. Compliance with the new Section 508–based standards is required starting January 18, 2018. This Spotlight provides basic information regarding what the Refresh might mean […]

Professor lawsuits University Forced Him To Teach Maths Only Because ‘Asians Are Good At Maths’

A Korean-American professor filed a lawsuit against the University of Illinois at Chicago last week, claiming that officials in his department “systematically harassed” him because of his ethnicity and forced him to teach a math class because he was Asian. Seung-Whan Choi, a professor of international relations, says that UIC’s political science department denied him […]

Leveraging the paid-for knowledge and organizational knowledge: Merging Knowledge, Technology, and People

Forward-looking HR executives and chief learning officers know that their job is not only about facilitating the delivery of operational knowledge to their organization’s employees, consultants, and suppliers. They also realize that they can increase the overall operational efficiency and performance of their organization by identifying and leveraging the paid-for knowledge that has been neglected […]

With The Rise Of Donald Trump,what School Segregation Has To Do

Donald Trump’s personal life ― in all likelihood ― has not been directly impacted by the patterns of public school segregation. Trump attended a private school in Queens as a child, before transferring to a private military boarding school as a teen. His four older kids attended private high schools, and his youngest is also […]

Exploring the Link Between Ongoing Learning and Performance

In the past, learning paths were created for employees, courses assigned, and boxes checked off when they were completed. In today’s workplace, those traditional learning plans just don’t cut it. Today’s workers are looking for more than just training—they want to be part of a true learning culture, one that encourages and supports different styles […]

Improve in the Classroom

or the last 15 years or so, I have performed improv comedy in Chicago. During much of that time, I also taught English classes at Kendall College, a culinary and hospitality school. As you might imagine, my improv skills come in handy in the classroom. Here is a brief introduction for how the basic concepts […]