29 Jul

Florida Teacher’s Essay Becomes Rallying Cry for Respect

snotes: well, I am not a teacher, just a parent that knows the importance of teachers beyond curricula and many other things.

High School Life Skills

24 Mar

100 Things to Teach Your Teen In 15 Minutes or Less

Smithsonian Distance Learning

18 Mar

Resources. Training. Support.

To Kill A Mockingbird

29 Feb

How 18,000 students proved theater experts wrong

On Wednesday, 18,000 middle and high school students from Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island attended a free one-time special performance of the Broadway production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” at Madison Square Garden arranged by producer Scott Rudin, the MSG organization and the city of New York. That’s right. 18,000 kids sat and watched a 3-hour drama in the cavernous home of the Knicks. Who would have thought it possible?

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The Math People Myth

27 Feb

Psychological Nutrients

26 Feb

These are the top 3 things kids need—but most parents fail to provide

Just as the human body requires macronutrients to run properly, the human psyche has its own needs in order to flourish. Distractions satisfy deficiencies. So when kids aren’t given the “psychological nutrients” they require, they are more likely to overdo unhealthy behaviors and look for satisfaction — often in virtual environments.

If you want to raise highly successful and “indistractable” kids, these are the three most important psychological nutrients that need to be met:

  1. Autonomy
  2. Competence
  3. Relatedness

Simplicity Parenting

13 Feb

Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues

College, Calculus, and the Problem With the SAT

28 Jan

In his new book, The Years That Matter Most, Paul Tough explores whether higher education offers students true social mobility.

Slow Looking…

26 Jan

How ‘Slow Looking’ Can Help Students Develop Skills Across Disciplines

Eight seconds — that’s the latest estimate of the length of the human attention span. The push to cover more material in the same amount of classroom time also provides a challenge, especially when teachers are told that the skills (like critical thinking and creativity) their students will need in order to compete in the 21st century are ones that take time to develop. For educators working with a new generation raised in a world of rapid information exchange, it may seem difficult to hold students’ attention when it comes time for extended observation.

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Math Anxiety…

11 Jan

The Myth Fueling Math Anxiety

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What Students Wish We Knew

8 Jan

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