The prosperity of nations is increasingly dependent on their ability to attract talented and skilled individuals from abroad. Countries compete for this pool by implementing benign migration policies, which for the first time the OECD has ranked in an index.Switzerland and Australia lead in attractiveness, appearing in the top six in three talent categories of migrants featured in the OECD Indicators of Talent AttractivenessThe report, "How do OECD countries compare in their
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Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts, a strategy guide from ReadWriteThink. The guide has multiple suggestions for explaining the difference between argument and persuasion, as well as downloadable handouts, links to sample essays for illustration, and links to related ReadWriteThink resources. This strategy guide was published by the U.S. National Council of Teachers of English
MoneySmart: Teaching Resources contains free lesson plans, digital activities, and other educational resources created for teachers, parents and children. The resources can be browsed by year level, by learning area or by focus (e.g. budgeting, young adults, sustainability, etc.).MoneySmart is run by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (an independent government body). In addition to its teaching resources, the entire website offers useful consumer and financial literacy
New research by Szu-chi Huang, assistant professor of marketing at Stanford Graduate School of Business, finds that while people benefit from concentrating on small “sub-goals” in the early stages of a pursuit, they should focus instead on the larger objective in the late stagesFocus on Small Steps First, Then Shift to the Larger GoalResearch shows that incremental achievements are good early motivators, but their effect wanes as the finish line nears.
Crash Course YouTube channel recently launched Crash Course Statistics - a series of short videos dedicated to helping people make sense of statistics in their lives.