A new study finds that while managers have a negative view of employee use of social media for private purposes during work, top executives frequently surf the web during work hours.
“It is very interesting that top executives, who are negative to private web-surfing during working hours, are the ones who surf the most for private purposes when at work,” said postdoctoral fellow Cecilie Schou Andreassen, Ph.D.
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The survey challenges some stereotypical views of the profession. For example, job satisfaction rates are much more affected by classroom behaviour than class size. And most teachers find appraisals and feedback constructive: 62% of teachers, on average across countries, said that the feedback they receive in their school led to moderate or large improvements in their teaching practices. But between 22% and 45% of teachers in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Spain, and Sweden said that they have never received feedback in their current school, compared to an average of 13% across the 34 countries surveyed.
If you’re interviewing, you might think it’s important to wow the crowd with amazing things like data, statistics, standards, and other things, but I think differently. Your interview is your shot to get in the door. It’s marketing. If the committee likes you, you will be invited back. Here are a few tips for people on both sides.
So, whether you are in the process of revising your resume or curriculum vitae to apply for new positions this Spring or are simply wanting to stay up-to-date, the following are four characteristics of great resumes that will further brand you as a 21st century educator.
Most Americans say it doesn’t matter if their co-workers are men or women. But for those with a preference, men say they would rather work with men—and so do women, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.
LinkedIn has released its list of the most-used adjectives on its profiles in 2013, with “responsible” beating out 2011 and 2012’s winning word, “creative.” It’s an analytical (10th on the list) study which, while not particularly innovative (9th)—how many end-of-year listicles does it take before the concept ceases to be effective (4th)? Be honest if you’re being driven (8th) mad by them.
Nearly one-third of Google searches for jobs come from mobile devices making the smartphone the engine of choice for job seekers and recruiters alike.
NCEE has released What Does It Really Mean to Be College and Work Ready?, a study of the English Literacy and Mathematics required for success in the first year of community college.
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Whether they were college grads or just out of high school, wages for entry-level American workers fell between 2000 and 2011, according to a new study from the Economic Policy Institute.
The left-leaning think tank has dubbed the aughts a “lost decade” for young workers, and it’s a fairly apt description. College-educated men and women entering the workforce saw their inflation-adjusted earnings fall 5.2 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively. Wages slumped 8 percent for high school-educated men, and 3.1 percent for women.
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Educational upstarts across the Web are adopting systems of “badges” to certify skills and abilities. If scouting focuses on outdoorsy skills like tying knots, these badges denote areas employers might look for, like mentorship or digital video editing. Many of the new digital badges are easy to attain—intentionally so—to keep students motivated, while others signal mastery of fine-grained skills that are not formally recognized in a traditional classroom.
Recent college graduates are still doing a lot better than their less-educated counterparts. Unemployment for new graduates is around 8.9 percent; the rate for workers with only a high school degree is nearly three times as high, at 22.9 percent.
That’s according to a new report from Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce. The report also had some fascinating statistics on earnings and jobless rates by college major.