Punishing teachers is often counter-productive

One of the key messages of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2017/8, Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments is that punishing teachers can often be counter-productive. Teachers have the primary responsibility for educating students. But in many countries, they face growing pressures. The complexity and variety of their tasks can put conflicting demands on…

5 Mindfulness Practices to Use On and Off the Mat

This article originally appeared on Do You Yoga. Learn more about the mindfulness practices discussed in this post by taking The Science and Practice of Yoga. Photo by Jake Dockins The practice of yoga has two complementary paths converging into one common road towards wellness. One path is physical: We move, we breathe, and our bodies…

Using Your Burndown Charts for Better Sprint Retrospectives

I’ve been sitting in on a lot of standups, groomings, planning, and retros these days. One thing I’ve noticed across teams is that we’re always not quite sure what to do with burndown charts. What stories do they tell? How seriously should we take them? How should we feel when they don’t burn all the…

Announcing Mobile Design and Usability, a new free course with Facebook

Udacity is very excited to announce the latest in our new series of developer courses built in collaboration with Facebook! The new course is entitled Mobile Design and Usability, and is available for both iOS and Android developers. This launch follows on the heels of our Passwordless Login Solutions course, and with this new offering,…

5 Reasons to Get Your Masters in Accounting on Coursera

You can now earn your Masters in Accounting degree on Coursera through our partner The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The University of Illinois Master of Science in Accountancy is ranked among the nation’s top two accounting programs. It is completely online, affordable, and taught by some of the best accountancy faculty in the world.…

Ex-Katsina Speaker survives fatal motor accident, loses driver

By Bashir Bello KATSINA – Former Speaker, Katsina State House of Assembly, Alh. Umar Yau Gwajogwajo on Wednesday evening survived a fatal motor accident involving himself and his driver, Abubakar Kwatarawa. The driver, Kwatarawa was said to have lost his life in the accident which happened around Bunbun town in Maiadua Local government area of Katsina State.…