Retail in Europe database Retail-Index is the most compresensive, updated and user-friendly directory on national and international retail companies in Europe in 18 sectors and ranking for each country Retail-Index contains all key information about international and national retail chains including data on turnover, numbers of hypermarkets, supermarkets, discounters, department stores, specialty stores etc. Not only retailers in European countries such as Germany, UK, France, Italy and Spain but for several sectors we now present data on USA, China and many other countries. For each country the top ranking is presented according to the latest available turnover figures. The European data are in euros, for countries outside Europe we use US $. The ranking on the left side of this page is based on European turnover only.
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Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind What makes children want to learn? According to research, it's the joy of exploration -- a hidden force that drives learning, critical thinking, and reasoning. We call this ability curiosity, and we recognize it in children when we see them exploring their environment, devouring books and information, asking questions, investigating concepts, manipulating data, searching for meaning, connecting with people and nature, and seeking new learning experiences. The Heart of Lifelong Learning Most teachers understand that curiosity supercharges learning. But they also know that many students can achieve high grades without being curious -- by understanding the system of test-taking and dutifully doing their homework.
Just Ask: Harnessing the Power of Student Curiosity When was the last time you asked your students what they wanted to learn? Take a minute and think about that. In the go-go world of Common Core, Smarter Balance and other assessments, when do we focus on what kids want to learn? I'm not suggesting that the entire curriculum should be focused on what the students want to learn. A Stop-Motion Love Letter to the Power of Curiosity by Maria Popova “The more you know, the more you want to know… the more connections you can make between the different bits of knowledge… the more ideas you have, which is why curiosity is really the wellspring of creativity.” “It is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown,” wrote pioneering polar explorer Ernest Shackleton in reflecting on the feat that nearly took his life, adding: “The only true failure would be not to explore at all.” This vitalizing power of exploration applies as much to the exterior world we inhabit as it does to the interior. Upon turning eighty and looking back on his extraordinary life, Henry Miller observed: “Perhaps it is curiosity — about anything and everything — that made me the writer I am. It has never left me.”
Connected From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Her love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance,Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.
Why Curiosity Enhances Learning "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." -- Albert Einstein It's no secret that curiosity makes learning more effective and enjoyable. Curious students not only ask questions, but also actively seek out the answers.