What is an appropriate amount of clothes for a teenage girl? In specific, a teenage girl in a private school (but not a boarding school) that requires a uniform. How many changes of casual clothes should she have? How many changes of uniform? [more inside]
Thinking about going back to school, but I have some questions about things, and hoping people can help me and answer them. (Information and questions inside.) [more inside]
I need recommendations on a PhD program in ecology/conservation biology/interdisciplinary studies. I am a biology student who has strong nontraditional interests in cross-disciplinary work, popularization of science (i.e. making science relevant to non-science people), creating social and political change, and examining the relationships between humans and the biosphere from a holistic, non-anthropocentric perspective. Any ideas? [more inside]
I am writing a piece that includes a child's experiences in a Catholic elementary school in the early 60s. I was looking for memories of the details specific to such a place. [more inside]
I am a technology specialist and I am designing a lesson for 7th graders on stereotypes, racism, getting along, choices and I need a "hook". [more inside]
Tablet or Digitizer that works responsively with MS OneNote v2007 or 2010? Heading to grad school in the fall. My memory recall is much better when taking notes by hand and besides I have some math classes that will cover expressions that don't lend themselves to typing on a keyboard. Years ago had a fujitsu convertible laptop provided by a past employer that worked great when in tablet mode for digitizing handwriting using the stylus but I'm not so keen on purchasing one now as I don't want to outlay that much cash. I could either go for a digitizer - something like the WaCom Bamboo (but NOT the WaCom bamboo as its got known issues with OneNote) or even a full tablet that can do inking and supports OneNote. It seems like the new rage of tablets that Apple ushered in don't do much with digital ink (its all touchy feely touch screens now) and are better suited for consuming content then creating it. Your experience and advice? Difficulty: Budget under $700
California Filter: I'm a recent graduate of a Master's level counseling program and cannot find work that will enable me to fulfill state requirements for licensure. I'm considering enrolling in an Associate's degree program in a closely related field with better job prospects. I'd be relying on federal financial aid to complete this degree, which is specifically an Associate's in Science. The problem is that the financial aid office claims that I cannot obtain federal student aid because I already hold a Bachelor's. Apparently, at this school there's a cap on federal aid - they don't offer it once students graduate with a BA or BS. I called Direct Loans to confirm this, and they said they'd never heard of this. The financial aid office suggested that I use private loans, but that's not an option for me. At all. So.... I'm turning to the hive mind. Any info is greatly appreciated!! Has anyone had this problem? Figured out any workarounds?
What would be the best post-bacc program in NYC for my situation? [more inside]
Is it better to predict a test answer then look for the choice that matches or read through each answer choice on middle school standardized tests? [more inside]
Egg-free, cow's milk-free, wheat-free, nut-free snacks to make for my nursery class in two days? [more inside]
Help my SO and I solve this intricate PhD two-body problem. Options galore! [more inside]
Should I transfer schools and move far away? [more inside]
Choosing between grad schools: better funding or better advisor? [more inside]
how can you tell if a sort of shy guy is into you? [more inside]
Struggling, College Educated 23-year-old Needs Solid Life Advice [more inside]
Moving out of my parents house, need to figure out a budget and a place to live [more inside]
I have an bachelors degree is business but want to get my masters in education. I'm applying to Hunter College's School of Education in NYC. What are my chances if I do not meet the admissions requirements for an undergraduate major in liberal arts or science. This is a link to the admissions requirements page: In general, what are the chances of getting into a graduate program? What do admissions look for when selecting prospective students? Are Hunter's graduate programs for education competitive to get into? Can I lower my chances of getting acceptance if I submit my application too close to the deadline?
Best possible solution to ward off people who try to talk to me while I'm studying?What have you done that worked? Urgent! [more inside]
What do you think: should I pursue grad school or a trade? [more inside]
Our school is being asked to remove the stage curtains to comply with fire codes, since we do not have documentation proving they are fire safe. Rather than buy new curtains (gulp), is there a way to send a piece of the fabric out for testing and to get back the necessary fire code certification? I'm in MA, if that matters. Thanks! [more inside]
I am a recent graduate. I want to visit to design firms and do short, factual profiles of them on a website for students. What questions should I ask, what will firms not answer, and is this a good idea? [more inside]
Can a veteran who enlisted in the early 80's prove that he's a high school graduate? [more inside]
How can I differentiate PE activities for young students when they're sick? [more inside]
Teacher-Filter: Looping? [more inside]
How do I know which Ethnomusicology graduate program is considered better in the field? And how do I decide where to go? [more inside]
Does anybody have any experiences using Ebooks for graduate level study? In particular Kindle books or books from Coursemart? Making citations?
I'm going to be taking a few graduate courses online while traveling abroad. I need three textbooks. All three are available for the Kindle through Amazon. Only two are available through Coursemart. I bought a tablet with the hopes I could use it for the texts and avoid carrying three more books with me when traveling. I see two potential problems, that being said my question ultimately has two parts: [more inside]
Help graduate (medical) school not grind me down. Recommend me stress / harm reduction techniques for maintaining positivity and a general sense of optimism? [more inside]
Need advice on recording my lectures. I use presentation software and I move around the lecture hall/room interacting with students. I want to record audio directly to my computer while moving around a classroom. What equipment and software do I need to do this? I am open to all suggestions.
Help me tame our 7 year old daughter before she makes all of the boys in her second grade class cry. [more inside]
Can I teach myself to be a silversmith? More specifically, I want to make nice rings, with drusy and cut stones, and maybe some raw brass pendants. But how do I start? [more inside]
How do tell my advisor that I am dropping out of grad school and finding a job? [more inside]
Dear Mefites: help me decide what to do with my life. I know I want adventure, travel, intellectual stimulation and to be of service to others... but what does that mean for my career? [more inside]
How can I stop being so freaking miserable in school? I hate school so much, and I have no idea how to stop being so depressed about it all the time. [more inside]
I want to track down the AP US History textbook I had in the 2001-2002 school year because I want to re-read it. How do I figure out what it was?
How do I explain a university medical withdrawal to a prospective employer without damaging my chances of being hired? [more inside]
How can I not drink heavily and keep a social life? [more inside]
Graduate school versus possible promotion? [more inside]
How do I go about changing my life/major/degree in a foreign country? (Bonus: I'm not fluent in the language spoken in this country) [more inside]
It's time to register for classes again. It is a pain trying to fill in all the time gaps in between classes, or to get them close enough together so I don't waste hours waiting for the next class to start. Is there a calculator out there where you could give them a list of possible classes in each subject so it could formulate the best schedule for me? [more inside]
Fun PE Games for middle school kids? (Stuff you can play in a gym with 30 kids and fairly good ball/mat/whatever resources) [more inside]
As a tutor, how do I communicate with underprivileged, urban high school students? [more inside]
Looking for an awesome primer on genetics! It should start somewhere around the highschool level, and continue through to some college-level material. Bonus points if it touches on some recent developments and research. Oh! And readability is key. [more inside]
Quit my job and go to school, or stay in the same spot and not really get anywhere? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Where can I find an evening Chinese class or teacher/mentor in Los Angeles? [more inside]
A colleague's girlfriend, who teaches in an 11-18 school, recently had one of her pupils stop doing work because of an (apparently) strongly-held belief that the world is coming to an end in 2012 with the finish of the Mayan calendar. I've seen a couple of anecdotal tweets about this occurring elsewhere too. I guess Rapture fever might be a more common occurrence in parts of the US, but this was in leafy west London. So, teachers of the green, is this a Thing?
How can someone enter the workforce later in life - with absolutely no experience? [more inside]
Help me find a good and sturdy book bag like this one that I can use as a purse after I graduate. [more inside]
Practical tips around positive support of youth, program structures that work, behavior management, and incentives
My wife is the director of an after school program that serves low income minority youth in grades 3 through 12. She is looking for practical tips to share with direct service staff around positive support of youth, program structures that work, behavior management, and incentives. What resources might you recommend (web or print)? What suggestions do you have as to what's successful or ways to assist in training and supporting staff within programming. Thanks.
Favorite spoken words/performed poems for kids? [more inside]
I was asked to leave my masters program, but given a written assurance that I could reapply to the program. Now, four years later, I'd like to approach them about coming back, but I have no idea how to do so--and of course there are major complicating issues involved that are entirely my fault. [more inside]