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What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents

parent teacher successTeachers see students on a regular basis for an entire school year, a 20-week semester or parts of four school quarters. In addition to being an instructor, teachers often play the role of life coach, guidance counselor and/or parental figure.

Why Healthcare Administration Degrees Are in High Pursuit

According to Nicole Williams and Marie Zimenoff, who wrote “Hot Degrees to Pursue in 2014 and Beyond,” a degree in healthcare administration is on the short list of the hottest degrees to earn for some of the fastest-growing careers, which include finance, computer science, marketing, and accounting.

Healthcare administration a growing career

 

Why the first day of school is critical to the rest of the year

First Day of School

Whether kindergarten, high school, college or graduate school, feelings of angst always arise when it comes to the topic of the first day of school. There are many questions that arise in the minds of student and instructors alike: What will my teachers/students be like? Will I learn? Will I be able to teach this new group of students? Do I belong here?

How Does Self-Image Impact Employee Performance?

For many professionals, achievement in the workplace serves as the ultimate self-esteem booster. Called out for a job well-done by your leader? Big boost. Got a promotion? Even bigger boost. And with each small accomplishment comes a small amount of satisfaction in knowing that we're making progress toward the pinnacle of our professional lives. After all, history tells us – our positive, healthy self-image coupled with a hard work ethic can lead to more job satisfaction, which in turn leads to success both inside and outside of the office.

Are You a Micromanager? You May Be Surprised!

Are You a Micromanager 

Here’s a scenario: You received that well-deserved promotion to manager of the department in which you worked for two years. Two of your peers now work for you and you’ve hired two more. All the right employees are in place. At least you thought they were; but something went awry because that critical deadline was missed. That’s never going to happen again on your watch.

Celebrities Aren’t Immune to Depression

by Meghan Krein

“What could he possibly have to be depressed about? He has absolutely everything anyone could ask for.” It’s a common misconception: assuming just because someone appears to have everything going for them – whether it be wealth, a successful career, or the perfect family – they’re not subject to problems with mental health.

Three New Post-Master's Certificates Now Available at NCU

NCU School of PsychologyNorthcentral University's School of Psychology introduced three new post-master's certificates, designed specifically for professionals in psychology who are interested in further enhancing their skill sets to include new needs in the fields of mental and behavioral health.

New concentrations offered include:

Geropsychology and Elder Care

How to Decide Between a PhD and Professional Doctorate

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) v. Professional Doctorate

For aspiring doctoral students, the first decision you make will prove to be one of the most important. When it comes to choosing the best doctorate program for you, how do you decide between a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a Professional Doctorate?

5 Reasons to Expand Your Professional Development and Get Published This Summer

During the summer, educators often search for ways to take advantage of time away from the daily grind of the classroom to expand their own professional development. The truth is the need for continued professional development doesn’t stop just because you’ve earned a graduate or terminal degree. If you’re looking to take that next step in positioning yourself as an expert in your field, getting published is a great way to do it.

The Impact of Transactional Distance in Online Courses

An online student completes her assignment.Have you ever heard of transactional distance theory? When I recently read the latest issue of the Journal of Online Doctoral Education, I came across an article by Stephen L. Benton, Ph.D., San Li, M.A., and Ron Brown, M.A. titled, “Transactional Distance in Online Graduate Courses at Doctoral Institutions."

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