Malik was recently names a CUNY Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Also, check out the video they made about him:
The "super-charged" part was actually made up. SCSS actually stands for Sassy Cascading StyleSheets.
The recent riots in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray have brought the issue of race and class firmly back in the national spotlight. Some social scientists believe the riots, especially in Baltimore, were inevitable. The living conditions for some of Baltimore's residents are on par with those in developing countries.
Read Hopscotch's manifesto on allowing the poop emoji in schools.
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There is little (if any for that matter) doubt that education plays a key role in raising individuals out of poverty and helping countries grow, among countless other benefits. One of the eight targets of the UN Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) was universal primary school enrollment. As the MDGs wind down this year, there has been remarkable progress for enrollment, especially in developing countries. All figures show that most developing countries have or are close to primary school enrollment. Despite the enrollment gains at K-12 level, there seems to be little learning taking place . The recent PISA test results paint a grim picture of education in poor and middle-income countries: 54% of students failed the test in Mexico and 89% failed in my native Ghana.
Increasing enrollment is a great achievement when you consider all the barriers (e.g. costs, transportation, societal norms) some students face on a regular basis. However, universal education should focus on quality not quantity. When the UN General Assembly meets this fall for their annual session, they will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build on the MDGs. The focus of the SDGs, as far as education is concerned, should be on developing certain metrics and learning targets for K-12 students.
Fusing music with education has proven to be very beneficial to education. Some educators use music as a tool to enhance the learning experience in their classrooms. Some educators use music to raise student energy in classrooms. The vialogue below highlight a teacher in Washington who has found a way to engage and motivate students by using music to teach math.
There are a lot of things that contributes to one's educational success: social economic status, cognitive and physical development, mentors, etc., Often overlooked in the conversation is emotional intelligence. What exactly is emotionally intelligence? How does one become emotionally intelligent? This NY Times piece tries to answer this question.
The author argues that controlling one's anger, dealing with their stresses, avoiding panic in times of crisis, compassion, building healthy relationships and self-management, among others, are all examples of gaining emotional intelligence. The aforementioned qualities are especially true for today's industry leaders. Do you have emotional intelligence? Why or why not?