<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Education Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//education http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//education <![CDATA[The Greatest Back to School Celebration Photos by Parents]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/parent-back-to-school-celebration-photos/nathandavidson

Back to school is a special time for parents. All parents. For the kids, it's the absolute worst time of year. Fortunately, a new funny photo tradition by parents all across the country has begun to help ease the pain of those poor, suffering kids who have to go back to school. And more importantly, it shows all parents that you're not alone. Every parent is full of glee on the first day of school. You aren't a soulless monster for wanting your kids out of the house. These pictures represent America's best and brightest photos of parents celebrating their kids going back to school. These images are sure to brighten your day, especially if you're an adult.

The Greatest Back to School Celebration Photos by Parents, education, schools, other,

Take Five

All Aboard!

World's Best Dad

Might as Well Jump!

Kindergarten Cop

Home Alone

School Daze

Back in Business

Too Cool for School

The Fall Mom

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<![CDATA[The Qualities of a Good Teacher]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/qualities-of-a-good-teacher/lauren-slocum

Teaching is among the most rewarding and selfless careers out there. Every moment inside a classroom gives a teacher an opportunity to affect childrens' lives by spreading the gift of knowledge. But being a good teacher is no easy feat; the job involves more than just creating lesson plans and dishing out homework assignments. If you're interested in pursuing a teaching career, check out this list of the best qualities in a teacher to see how well you match up.

To be a great teacher, you should genuinely enjoy helping humanity. You need to be committed to the idea that education is one of the highest powers and privileges for children and this passion should extend outside of the classroom into your daily and personal life. If you have a background in Philanthropy, have the qualities of a great leader, and are passionate about education, you’d probably be a great teacher!

Along with being exceptionally nurturing, the best teachers are also passionate about the subjects they teach. Can you remember your favorite teachers? Everyone has one or two of them who really touched our lives - be it their personalities, their passion, or their particular teaching styles, they played a big role in the student or professional you’ve become. And we’re willing to bet that the reason they left such a lasting impression on you can be found somewhere in this list.

So, do you have a relentless passion for education? Do you find yourself revisiting listings for teacher jobs? If you’re considering pursuing a career as a primary school teacher, check out this list of characteristics that we think define a great teacher. If you feel like this list basically defines your personality, it just might be time for you to dive into your career as one of the most timeless and commendable roles on the planet.

The Qualities of a Good Teacher,




Open Minded






Passion for the Subject

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<![CDATA[Top 50 Cool Anime Characters Of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-50-handsome-anime-characters-of-all-time-v1/ahmed-abdul-nasir
Top 50 Best Handsome Anime Characters. Comment Names If You Want Me to Add More Characters. Vote Plzzz
Top 50 Cool Anime Characters Of All Time,

Edward Elric

Lelouch Lamperouge

Roy Mustang

Tamaki Suou

Son Goku

Light Yagami


Itachi Uchiha

Touta Matsuda

Obito Uchiha

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<![CDATA[The Best College Football Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-college-football-coaches-of-all-time
This list of the best college football coaches of all time is full of big names and legendary coaching empires. Ever wondered who was is the greatest college football coach of all time? Now is your opportunity to have a say in the matter. Granted, picking who this should be won't be easy, as you have to consider different eras of NCAA football along with a number of other factors, like bowl game wins, national titles, who was on their team, and who got the most bang for their buck out of their players. But it's on you to pick whatever criteria you want in determining who is the best college football coach ever. As long as they coached college play at some point, they can be listed here, but be sure to vote based on each coach's storied college career only.

There are some pretty big names on this list, titans of the coaching world. If you're an Alabama fan, you'll have a tough time picking between Bear Bryant and Nick Saban. The same goes for any Notre Dame fan and for USC supporters, who do you think is a better coach: John McKay or Pete Carroll? Who's the best of these famous college football coaches?

It shouldn't be easy for you to decide who the greatest college football coaches are. There are simply too many all time greats. Just remember though, where would each coaches' team be without them steering the ship and keeping the players in line? Not an easy question to answer.

So who is the best college football coach of all time? It's up to you to decide. If you notice someone isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add him. This is the crowdranked list of what coach deserves to called the greatest ever, so choose wisely!
The Best College Football Coaches of All Time,

Bear Bryant

Bobby Bowden

Bo Schembechler

Joe Paterno

Knute Rockne

Nick Saban

Steve Spurrier

Tom Osborne

Urban Meyer

Woody Hayes

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<![CDATA[The Top Dream Colleges]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-top-dream-colleges
This is a list of the greatest dream colleges and universities in the world. These aren't necessarily the best colleges - they're the places everyone wishes they'd attended to get their college education. From the best college campuses to the greatest party schools, this list is ranked by the wisdom of the crowd, so anyone can add their own dream colleges or vote on the schools below.

Whether you're looking for the best colleges or looking back with nostalgia on your college experience, you can vote for your dream schools here with this college ranker list. These are the schools you would have attended if money (and maybe academic requirements) weren't something to worry about or consider. Everyone has that reach school that they always dreamed of attending but knew in reality wasn't an option. So live vicariously through this list and upvote the colleges and universities you would have gone to if you could have!
The Top Dream Colleges,

Columbia University

Cornell University

Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Princeton University

Stanford University

University of California, Berkeley

University of Oxford

University of Pennsylvania

Yale University

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<![CDATA[Senior Pranks That Went WAY Too Far]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/senior-pranks-that-went-way-too-far/rydavis
High school senior pranks are a rite of passage for graduating students. Most seniors stay innocent, opting to fill up a classroom with balloons, throw some confetti around, or fork the football field. But other students get a little ahead of themselves and manage to let things get out of hand. Some notorious senior pranks have resulted in obscene vandalism, arson, arrests, and even animal cruelty. These are the pranks that get kids banned from walking at graduation. Some of them were so bad, the pranksters had to face major criminal charges. The right senior prank can live in high school infamy forever. But the wrong senior prank could land you in the slammer. 

These teens couldn't resist the temptation to to escalate a fun prank to a potentially dangerous next level. Killing animals and destroying school property won't be taken lightly by school officials... or the police. And considering most seniors are of legal age, the consequences won't be merciful. If these kids were worried about missing grad night, maybe they should have been more concerned about getting a felony on their record right before going off to college.

Here you'll find some of the worst senior pranks gone awry. These students managed to take their silly high school shenanigans from zero to sixty, and it landed them in handcuffs, in jail, or in some deep, deep trouble. Here are the senior pranks that went WAY too far.
Senior Pranks That Went WAY Too Far,

Police Use Pepper Spray to Break Up Prank-Turned-Brawl
Police responded to Baldwin High School after a fight of about 50 students broke out. When police arrived, they found thousands of crickets and smoke bombs released on the campus. Authorities believed the prank is what led to the fight, and police were forced to use pepper spray in order to stop the students from going at it. If that's not a sight to see, what is?
Football Player Faces 70 Criminal Charges After Exposing His Penis in Yearbook
Hunter Osborn, an Arizona high school student, was charged with 69 counts of indecent exposure and one count of distributing harmful items to minors. What could possibly rack up so many criminal charges? Well, for Osborn's senior prank, he decided he would expose his dick in the high school's football team yearbook photo. The picture made it in the yearbook and was sent to 3,400 students.The unlucky guy was charged for each person who was present at the time of the photo.
Student Gives Laxative-Laced Brownies to Medically Vulnerable Teacher
A teacher at Blue Valley High School in Kansas was the victim of a major senior prank gone wrong. After seniors baked brownies laced with laxatives, they intended to share them with only the junior students at their high school. However, after one student unknowingly gave teacher Neerav Shah one of the brownies, things went haywire. Shah, who suffers from several medical problems including seizures and strokes, could have been severely sickened by the brownies. Lucky for him, Shah survived the the laxative attack and received apologies from the students involved.
Masked Seniors Attack Students with Fire Crackers and Cherry Bombs
McCluer High School seniors took a prank too far when they unleashed an unpredictable hell on their schoolmates. Masked seniors proceeded to bombard students with firecrackers, cherry bombs, smoke bombs, and water guns filled with bleach and urine. Screams erupted from the campus as soon as the assailants attacked. Some kids were injured with the firecrackers that were directly chucked into the back of their heads.
Students Vandalize the Sh*t Out of School While Security Watches
Students at Sequoyah High in Tennessee walked into their school after hours as security guards looked on (one even unlocked the doors for the kids). From there, over 100 students obliterated their high school, trashing everything in sight. Kids urinated on the walls, slicked baby oil and marbles all over the floors, dropped goldfish into toilets, and even plopped a dead possum on the the floor. Security guards who enabled the mayhem were swiftly fired and the high school principal was placed on leave following investigation. Over 100 students were banned from attending graduation and three teachers even filed compensation claims after slipping and falling in the aftermath. 
Student Releases 72,000 Lady Bugs into High School
Six Maryland students got in major trouble after police responded to a break in at their Chopticon High School. After ordering 72,000 lady bugs online, the six teens forced their way into their school, setting off an alarm. They proceeded to release the lady bugs into the halls, causing quite a mess as the insects fluttered about. Only one student was banned from walking at graduation, but the rest are facing criminal charges. It took seven employees over four hours to clean up all the lady bugs...well, most of them at least. The janitorial services admitted there are likely thousands around that they couldn't find.
Students Dismember Cow Across School Campus
Two Connecticut high school students were arrested for a senior prank that involved dismembering a baby cow and scattering its parts throughout their campus. Police discovered countless pieces of the calf throughout various areas around the school, including its head in the basketball hoop and legs above ceiling tiles. After the authorities searched the kids' cars, they found a machete and charged them possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle. After further research, police concluded the cow had already been struck dead by a car days before, but that the teens involved cut the animal up into pieces. Despite the fact the kids didn't actually kill the cow, that is still pretty psychopathic behavior. In a disturbingly ironic twist, the cafeteria was serving roast beef for lunch that day.
Senior Prank Ruins Political Election
San Jose high school students were accused of stealing over 100 campaign signs as an odd form of senior prank. Although the crime sounds like youthful innocence, the politicians involved were far from amused. Authorities and politicians asserted that the kids' prank could have seriously affected election results. "I want these kids to understand you could really affect the outcome of an election by taking away this volume of signs," one politician said. The signs, found all over campus, as well as some other damage caused by the pranks, cost the school upwards of $2,600. How the prank related to the school is beyond me, but the students are clearly gearing up for a lifetime of political activism.
Two Teens Put Alarm Clocks in Empty Lockers, Trigger Bomb Scares
Two North Carolina students thought it'd be funny to put a bunch of alarm clocks in all of their high school's unused lockers. The clocks were set to go off every few minutes. The two students involved were sure this would be a nice, funny, innocent prank. What they failed to realize was that ticking and time bombs often go hand-in-hand, especially in an era of heightened fear about attacks on high schools. The bomb squad was called, students were evacuated, and dogs were brought in to sniff the "bomb" out. The two girls were subsequently booked with felony hoax charges and taken into custody.
Chicken Poop Prank Gets High School Band Director Suspended
An Alabama high school band director was swiftly put on leave after she posted a Facebook rant b*tching about her students' senior prank. According to band director Cindy Stephens, the prank involved chicken sh*t smeared all over the campus property. Stephens was involved in the clean up and wasn't too happy about her predicament. She took to Facebook to denounce the prank. But unfortunately for her, she also wrote that she hopes her students end up "in jail" as someone's b*tch. School officials found the post and subsequently put Stephens on leave.

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<![CDATA[The Best Countries for Study Abroad]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-countries-for-study-abroad/ranker-travel
List of the Best Countries to Study Abroad ranked from best to worst. Almost every college and university has programs that allow their students to study abroad. How do these young scholars decide which nation will provide them with quality education and a great adventure? Vote on this list of the best countries to study abroad and share your wisdom with all adventurous undergrads.
There are many factors to consider when deciding which country to spend a semester in while you study abroad. If your a foodie, Italy is your best bet to immerse yourself in decadent cuisine. France offers beautiful scenery, vast culture and rigorous curriculums, providing students studying abroad with an unforgettable experience.

For a semester abroad that is inexpensive, check out what the various African countries have to offer. Kenya and Tanzania both offer students a quality education mixed with rich cultural diversity and amazing opportunities to observe wildlife, while remaining easy on the pocket book. Mexico also provides studious travelers with wonderful educational opportunities for a fair price. Another bonus to heading south of the border is that for many students home is only a few hours away.

Which country will land in the top spot on this list of the best countries to study abroad? Time will tell, but be sure to vote to make sure that your favorite spot is featured high on the list.
The Best Countries for Study Abroad,










United States of America

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<![CDATA[America's Coolest College Towns]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/america_s-coolest-college-towns
List of the best college towns and cities. These locations provide not just a great university giving students a world-class education, but also a fun and diverse environment that'd conducive to learning, building a community and personal network and, more generally, gaining life experience. (There's also some fun places to party in most of them. You know, if any college students you know are into that sort of thing.)

A college town can refer to any area where the population is considerably impacted, or even dominated, by a local college or university. Typically, this indicates an area that has a relatively low population compared to the number of students at a university. Large cities with a lot of university students - such as Boston or Philadelphia - do not typically count as "college towns" because of the overall number of cities counter-acting the influence of college students.

Towns that do have an overwhelmingly large number of college students tend to be impacted in familiar ways. Often, there will be additional bookstores, coffee shops, independent movie theaters, record stores and other businesses that appeal largely to a younger, academic demographic. Additionally, there will also be a surplus of bars and inexpensive restaurants. Rent prices also tend to be affected by the demand for housing in the area near to the university, or to public transportation leading to the university.

This list collects Ranker Community picks for the coolest, most fun college towns in the US. Vote up your favorites, and if the place where your favorite townies live isn't listed, make your own version of the list and add it on there!
America's Coolest College Towns,



Laguna Beach

Los Angeles


Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz

San Diego

San Francisco

San Luis Obispo

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<![CDATA[Universities With the Best College Sports Programs]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/universities-with-the-best-college-sports-programs
College sports programs are a large source of pride among American universities. What are the colleges with the best sports programs& It's time for the fans to decide!

Whether it's basketball, football, or even baseball season, universities and alumni want to be the best athletic program, period. What university has the best sports program& Here are the colleges with the greatest all around sports programs in the country. If you don't vote for your top athletic college, you are letting down your favorite athletes and your classmates. Don't be a cause of shame for your alma mater!

Notice your favorite school missing from the ranks& Add a contributing list to give a vote with some heft. You can also use the voting buttons to say whether you think a college should have been included or not.
Universities With the Best College Sports Programs,

Michigan State University

Ohio State University

Stanford University

University of Alabama

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Texas at Austin

University of Florida

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<![CDATA[Funny Graduation Caps That Won the Whole Ceremony]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-graduation-caps/nathandavidson
Graduation day is supposed to be a happy day but in reality there's nothing happy about it. The ceremonies are incredibly boring, it's usually really hot outside, and you have to wear the most poorly-designed hats in the history of mankind. But that doesn't mean you can't take a negative and turn it into a positive like these people did with their funny grad caps. Why spend one more second in a boring robe and a boring hat when funny graduation hats can really take your day up a notch? You wouldn't do that. Another good way to spend your time is by looking at this funny collection of graduation caps. Maybe you'll get some ideas for your own graduation cap.

Funny Graduation Caps That Won the Whole Ceremony,

The Universal Truth

There's No Shame in Begging

The Big Short

A Graduate Occasionally Pays Their Debts

Small Fish in a Big Pond

Hold on to Your Butts

Unlocking the Real World

Stay as Long as You Can

Time for Grad School

Better Call Saul

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