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When you swim you have nothing to do but think, which these days is a rare indulgence.

Close the distance

Three ways to build trust and foster relationship with online learners.


Move past gossip, complaints and distractions to have the conversations that actually make a difference.

Top 10: Changes on track at Nestle, Kroger, Papa John's

News of Nestle's plan to sell its US confectionery unit struck a chord with readers this week, as did stories from Kroger and Papa John's.

Winners and losers

Take a deep breath. You're probably not in a fight to the death.

The Editor's Choice Content Award celebrates educator-written content. Meet the winners.

Latin cuisine offerings in the US will expand with regional, reimagined dishes

Peruvian cuisine, regional Mexican dishes and a new era of street food will influence US menus this year, analysts predict.

Education blogger Tamara Fyke underscores the value of SEL and predicts trends for 2018.

Last week's poll question: How did 2017 turn out for you and your organization?


Looking at our top blog posts of 2017 and what we can learn from them.


Research is backing up the idea of gratitude, which makes it crucial that we know what it means.


Go beyond good intentions and act in 2018 on improving workplace culture.

A roundup of Tech Tips for ELL, gamifying keyboarding, cross-curricular STEM and more.

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How an end-to-end purpose-built MA enrollment solution can improve market share and the consumer experience.


Executives reflect on their careers and offer advice for aspiring leaders.