How Facebook’s newest teen engineer supported his family with apps until cashing in There’s nothing that highlights the fact that Silicon Valley is the new Wall Street, gold rush, colonial settlement — insert your American Dream rags-to-riches historical moniker here — quite like the story of 18-year-old Miami resident Michael Sayman. This week, Facebook hired Sayman as one of its youngest full-time engineers in history. He wouldn’t tell me his salary, but admitted his friends are already pressuring him to “buy a Tesla,” which he won’t do because he’d “rather save the money.” Before you go throw up at the idea of a teenager buying himself a Tesla off tech riches, there’s few people who deserve that luxury quite as much as this kid.
The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article written by Katie Lepi that originally appeared on June 7th, 2014. We believe this information is still highly relevant, but we wanted to update it with the latest thinking. To do that, we invited writer Michael Sledd to take the reins. Education has traditionally focused on the basic “3Rs” of reading, writing and arithmetic. How to make your own luck, Van Gogh's never-before-revealed sketchbooks, how to be a nonconformist, and more Hey Dianne Clay! If you missed last week's edition – why grit, not IQ, is the key to success, the odd habits of famous writers, an illustrated morphology of bad pedestrians, Bob Dylan in pictures for kids, Stephen Hawking animated, and more – you can catch up here. And if you're enjoying this, please consider supporting with a modest donation.
Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students. Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond. 1.
Yue Yue dead: Chinese girl Wang Yue, 2, run over as bystanders watch, dies Announcement of her death quickly became the most talked about topic on China's version of TwitterLawmakers set to meet to discuss introduction of 'Good Samaritan' legislationCountry's economic boom and disparity between rich and poor have made changing social values a contentious topic By Richard Hartley-parkinson Updated: 13:25 GMT, 5 November 2011 The Chinese girl left bleeding in a road after being run over by two different vehicles and then ignored by 18 passersby has finally died. Horrific video footage emerged earlier this week of two-year-old Wang Yue - known as Yue Yue - being knocked down by a van in Foshan, a city in the southern province of Guandong. As she bleeds on the narrow street more than a dozen people walk or cycle past her for the next seven minutes before a second truck runs over her.
5 Reasons To Write A Letter To Your Future Self In March, I turned twenty-five years old, and on that most dreaded day I received a letter from my twelve year-old-self. At twelve, I distinctly remember listening to Britney Spears’ “Ooops I did it Again,” consuming Fruit by the Foot, surviving Y2K, and wearing checkered school jumpers that came down to my knees. It was that magical time right before pimples started growing uncontrollably and watching Saturday morning cartoons was still acceptable. Oh how much has changed since those simple times. Reading my letter evoked a lot of emotions in the span of two minutes. It was hilarious that I questioned my own ability to achieve higher education, or better yet, to even have higher education as my main concern at the age of twelve.
The 10 Best Motivational Videos On YouTube That Will Inspire You Beyond Belief Let’s face it, we don’t feel like doing what we have to do. Heck, you might even find it hard to do what you want to do if there’s the right amount of risk, intimidation and criticism involved. Being ready for a great task isn’t just a matter of turning an internal switch on.
And Then I Met A Teacher He met a teacher, and it changed everything. Jim Wengo was fresh out of high school when he started working at the local butcher shop. But his high school agriculture teacher, John Krivokapish, had other plans for him. When he heard of an area college work study program for those who could score well on a civil service exam, Mr. Three Steps to Critical Thinking Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono is a bona fide genius. The author, inventor, Rhodes scholar and Nobel prize-nominated economist graduated from college at age 15. In the field of education and business, he is famous for originating the term lateral thinking.
Your Words Matter Your Words Matter. I had a teacher who once told me I would most likely be a college dropout. Her words mattered. The Power of Positive Summit For a List of Current Speakers Available to Watch, Go Here Bestselling author Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. To watch in full screen from desktop, click the icon to the right of the HD symbol in the video player.