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Paying Students for Good Test Scores

Posted on Friday, March 7th, 2008 at 7:00 am

red-apple.jpgI recently read an article in the AFT (American Federation of Teachers) newsletter that discussed a very interesting topic; should students be paid for good test scores?

To get down to the point, I have some mixed thoughts about all of this. Paying students can be both detrimental and beneficial depending on the situation. From this, children can learn the value of work = money, but may effect how much energy they put into actually learning the material without forgetting it the next day. More after the jump...

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Posted In: General Stuff

Design School – Prestigious vs. Not So Much, Part 2

Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 at 8:46 am

In the first part of this article, I discussed things including creativity, technical skill & knowledge, and the business aspect of design. Now, I will cover gaining work experience, finding a good job after graduating, and staying productive as you go about your journey towards design success.

First, I want to start off by saying that succeeding in any field can be difficult without determination and love for what you do. I have seen all too many times people getting degrees in whatever field that and end up doing something completely different. If you're young and still in the decisive stage, good. This is the perfect time to figure out what career path to choose, and what's right for you. The Design field is very competitive. It requires lots of communication, ongoing desire to learn, and the ability to push yourself to new limits. More after the jump...

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Posted In: Design & Code, General Stuff, Productivity

Procrastination Be Gone!

Posted on Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 at 5:15 am

Most people, if not everyone, procrastinates at some point and at some level. Personally, I think I get it pretty bad myself, and I'm definitely not okay with it. I have too many endeavors and goals that I need to meet to procrastinate, and I'm sure everyone else does too. There are things people can do to increase productivity and never have to miss deadlines and such because of it.

Procrastination is like an addictive drug; once you get a hang of it and start getting comfortable, it's very hard to lose the habit. There are many bright people out there that have minds of gold, but this just gets the worst of all of us. Positive and negative influences are all around us. Work, family members, and even food and media effect us all!

Nobody likes being weak, so what should one do to get off their rear-end and soar towards success? More after the jump...

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Posted In: General Stuff, Productivity