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The Common Core Curriculum in a Flatter, Faster World

BY: DR. CINDY GUILLAUME AND DR. CASEY REASON

The common core curriculum has been a long time coming. While much has been said about the challenges of its implementation, one thing is clear: the common core curriculum is a sure sign, as Thomas Friedman has reminded us, that the world is flatter and faster and those flattening elements are having an impact on the steps me must take to be competitive, which includes more thoughtfully examining what is happening in every classroom in the United States.

What the Olympics Can Teach Us about Teamwork

As we prepare for the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, it's only natural to stop and think about what we can take away from tonight as well as the next two weeks of competition.

5 Tips from Academic Advisors on Achieving Academic Success

At Northcentral University, the role of our Academic Advisors is not just administrative. Our advisors strive to be supportive and encouraging of our students, advocating for their success.  NCU’s Academic Advisors direct students to academic resources and especially in the online environment, act as consistent point of contact to help students navigate the University's policies, procedures and various departments.

Pet Therapy: Discovering the Human-Animal Connection

When some people think about adding a pet to their family, they are more worried about the added responsibility and time requirement versus the overall benefit of having a pet. Trips to the veterinarian for vaccinations, spending extra money on food and toys, the headache of potty training, long walks around the park and chewed up shoes are all images that may come to mind when we see the "Adopt Me" sign in front of the dozen puppies and kittens playing outside PetSmart.

Getting Social: LinkedIn Groups and Subgroups

With almost 260 million members, working professionals can't really afford not to be on LinkedIn. But, did you know there's actually more to it than building and housing your online resume?

That's right, similar to Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is also considered a social network. If you've been missing out on the social aspect of LinkedIn, groups are a great way to connect with people that are similar to you in some way (same industry, same company, same city, etc.).

When Family Therapy Makes Sense

Human beings are relational creatures. We tend to thrive on personal relationships, but more often than not, these relationships can become the source of our happiness when things are peachy keen and our source of angst when problems arise.  Sometimes, this angst may lead you to consider talking with a professional who can help, but how do you know when it's time?

When You…Need Extra Support

5 Characteristics of Marriage and Family Therapists

Whether you are looking to become a marriage and family therapist (MFT) or are considering seeking treatment from a professional marriage and family therapist, but don’t know exactly what to look for, this blog introduces some basic characteristics of marriage and family therapists so you know what to expect.

Tips for Managing Your MFT Practice

If you are managing your own marriage and family therapy practice or you are considering starting one, you know there is more to it than simply counseling patients. Private practice marriage and family therapists need to also be business savvy when it comes to managing their practice.

These are some things to consider for MFTs starting a private practice and a reminder for those who already have one.

5 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness

With a constant assault of bad news in the media, it can be easy to forget that there are good people too, and that for every bad thing that happens, there are even more good things we can do. If you're interested in making a positive difference in the world, but don't know where to start, consider one of these five ideas for random acts of kindness.

The Impact of Pets on Your Health

Pets: They are our dear, loyal companions and integral parts of our family. They bring us joy (and sometimes frustration when they chew our favorite shoes), but can they actually be good for our health?

Many studies were conducted analyzing the effect pet ownership has on human health, psychological well-being, and longevity. But, there are conflicting results. Some studies demonstrate a positive impact on our health, while other researchers state this claim is merely an unsubstantiated hypothesis.

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