Peter Temin: Economic Mobility Requires the Nearly Impossible – The Atlantic

And how is one to move up from the lower group to the higher one? Education is key, Temin writes, but notes that this means plotting, starting in early childhood, a successful path to, and through, college. That’s a 16-year (or longer) plan that, as Temin compellingly observes, can be easily upended. For minorities especially, […]

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Copying & Repetition – Zed A. Shaw

I believe Computer Science education could benefit greatly from copying and repetition at the beginner level and possibly later.  Copying is how a vast majority of programmers learned to code, but many CS educators deny this fact.  If you’re imagining yourself at 12 trying to learn to code, then I’m betting you had either a […]

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Essential Things About PhilHealth Contribution, Requirements and Benefits

An excellent primer on PhilHealth The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or Philhealth is a government owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) founded on February 5, 1995. Its main goal is to ensure the health of every Filipino through social health insurance regardless of social status: poor, rich, young, old, sick, healthy, working or jobless. To achieve […]

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Sharpen the Saw for Developers – Scott Hanselman

Create a formal mentorship program. Build it into the HR Title System. Senior Developers mentor Junior, etc. Formalize the goals for the program with HR and build it into their job description. Give homework. “We’re doing a lot of Threading work lately, here’s some assigned reading.” Inspire a culture of learning. If you’re (assuming you’re […]

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Disney InstituteVoice: What’s The Secret To Successful Teamwork? Just Be Nice

The relationship employees have with each other clearly plays a critical role in creating an effective team, keeping employees happier over time, and ultimately, impacting an organization’s overall success. So, what was the secret ingredient in how these successful teams treated one another? Simply said, being nice! Which made perfect sense to us. Source: Disney […]

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