Tag Archives: education

Educated Citizens

10 May

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated. Any nation that is progressive is led by people who have had the privilege of studying. I knew we could improve our lives even in jail. We could come out as different men, and we could come out with two degrees. Educating ourselves was a way to give ourselves the most powerful weapon for freedom. . . . The more informed you are, the less arrogant and aggressive you are.

Communal Education

27 May

If you know four notes, teach someone who knows three.
Gustavo Dudamel

Washcloth In Space

8 May

Students asked CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield what happens when you wring out a washcloth in zero gravity. He taped the answer.

[via i09]


Four Notes

28 Mar

If you know four notes, teach someone who knows three.
Gustavo Dudamel


21 Jan

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Jim Rohn

Lego Man in Space

22 Jun

A couple of Toronto teens attached a Lego man and a video camera to a weather balloon and launched it into near-space. It’s as awesome as it sounds.

[via The Fox Is Black]


Teach Skills

1 Mar

If you are teaching tools and not skills, you are doing it wrong. Teach carpentry, not hammer.
Matt Waite


20 Feb

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Robert Frost



Mint.com Offers Personal Finance Curriculum To Students

20 Dec

Personal finance tool Mint.com is trying to fill in a massive void by partnering with Scholastic to provide personal finance education to American youth. Hopefully this will lead to improved overall financial literacy, healing an area we are strongly lacking in.

[via TechCrunch]


85% Of Americans Can’t Answer Basic Financial Literacy Questions

8 Dec

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation has put together a survey of 5 basic financial literacy questions and 85% of Americans have gotten at least 1 question wrong. That’s not good. Just another reason we need to have basic personal finance classes taught in U.S. junior highs and high schools.

[via BI]