The beginning of a new semester is a busy time for college students. In addition to figuring out a new…
Lashonia Thompson-El spent half her life behind bars. “I could’ve given up on making anything of my life,” she says. Instead, Lashonia turned her life around completely. She says her motivation to do so came from one person: her middle school English teacher, Mr. Guttentag.
“I’ve taught thousands of students, but I’m still tweaking my teaching to make it better,” says Dr. Frank Manis, a psychology at the University of Southern California. Dr. Manis’s most recent change to how he teaches child development is the biggest yet: he got rid of the traditional textbook.
This fall, in college classrooms across the country, hundreds of students studying psychology will become parents. The children they raise won’t live with them in their dorm rooms, but rather on their laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
“Volunteering has always been important to me, and now it’s important to my children, too,” says Pearson employee Tanja Eise. Recently, Tanja and her daughters worked on a very special and very unique volunteer project close to home.
In honor of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and to celebrate Pearson’s commitment to #AlwaysLearning, we asked employees to share what they’ve learned from the special moms, dads, and other caregivers in their lives.
U.S. Marine Veteran John Boerstler was deployed in Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Djibouti, and Kenya. He survived each of the tough assignments – but found the transition back to civilian life after leaving the service even harder. He’s dedicated his life to helping other veterans during that time.
Construction is complete on a new research facility inside the Pearson office in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the company is recruiting research partners to try out educational products and providing real-time feedback. The partners they’re in search of: children.
“Success in business is the combination of education and experience,” says Blake Withall, Director of Online Programs at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. “We at Pepperdine, with Pearson’s help, continue to help our students elevate both of those things.”
Today, the award-winning Parent Toolkit website, produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson, launches a new section dedicated to helping parents and their teens navigate their evolving parent-child relationships.