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Study Finds Older Dads May Have 'Geekier' Sons
"Men who delay fatherhood often do so precisely because they are successful themselves," according to researchers.
Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 4: Kids in Crisis.
In the first blog, we introduced the concept of grit and its importance. In the second, we placed the focus on building grit
Aidan Flanigan's Top 3 Tips To Achieve Straight As
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.
3. TAKE ACTION Focused attention can take you very far when it comes to learning. Aidan mentioned that focusing in one task
Using Research to Ensure an Education Program Actually Works
Executive Director, Education Through Music
So we added one program, Education Through Music, which brought music education to all students in the school, as a core
Breakfast: Not Really the Most Important Meal of the Day
John Berardi, Ph.D.
Founder, Precision Nutrition, www.precisionnutrition.com
In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.
Connecting the Dots of Child Health and Academic Achievement
Financial Media Personality and Chief Executive Officer, GENYOUth
If we're not able to solve the child wellness crisis we're currently facing, every other facet of our society will be impacted in the coming decades.
When Praise Hurts: The Psychology of Gushing
Author, 'On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired...
We all want kids to feel good about themselves, and far too many kids get no praise at all from adults. But are the superlatives necessary? More to the point, does lavish praise really boost kids' self-esteem and help them do well in school -- and in life?
A+ Balance or Barely Passing?
General Manager, Mobile Work Exchange
As National Work and Family Month comes to a close, take some time to think about what works for you and really practice balance. Spend time with your kids, encourage their development, set goals, and, most importantly, lead by example.
College Board Enters the Poverty Debate
John M. Eger
Zahn Professor of Creativity and Innovation is also the Van De...
"Poverty may be correlated with low academic achievement, but correlation is not causation, and poverty does not cause school
Academe's Adversarial Culture
Gary A. Olson
President, Daemen College; Columnist
Far from a grand us-versus-them conspiracy, the scenario you will find without fail in every institution will be the same: Each administrator arguing vociferously and tenaciously for his or her faculty, staff, and programs.
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What Genetics Tells Us About Anxiety: Not Much
For several days this month, one of the most emailed articles in the
New York Times
was "Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?" The article purports to explain why some children fold under the pressure of taking tests.
Feeling Stressed, Mom and Dad?
Leslie King, LCSW
Few of us would claim to behave better when we are stressed or contend that our relationships, or the way we handle our responsibilities, improve when we feel pressured. So imagine how stress can feel to your middle schooler or teenager, who has far less experience to help him or her cope.
Can Students Love School? Yes, If Schools Love Students
Director of Education, New Jersey SEEDS
Perhaps we reap what we sow. If we assume that children are a "problem" to be solved (to be controlled or crammed full of knowledge or taught how to behave), are we creating a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Back to School, Use Music to Get Better Grades
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.
'Body Intelligence - Harness Your Body's Energies for Your Bes...
This article is not about using music get smarter. Rather it is about how to use music to optimize some of your natural skills that already help make you smart, as well as more successful.
5 Lies Moms of Teens Tell
Dr. Barbara Greenberg
What an easier time we would have if we felt we had permission to be real with ourselves and each other.
Student Achievement: Should Schools Alone Be Held Accountable?
By Sarah Garland, The Hechinger Report
This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The argument is that non-school agencies--after
Middle School Transition Affects Future Academic Setbacks, Study Says
By Kathryn Baron,
Matt Rosin of EdSource, the senior research associate on the project, said the findings painted a clear picture of what sets
The Land of Opportunity -- An American Fairytale
Author, Columnist, Grandparent
There are many things American schools need. More early academic emphasis is not one of them. In fact, early academic emphasis is one of the root causes of the intractable achievement "problems" in public schools.
Wide Gender Gap In Academic Achievement, Says Study
The study also showed that 1 in 5 capable men are out of work. To fix this, Mortenson said the encouragement to succeed must
Attention Deficit Disorder: Ritalin Or Recess?
David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.
Founder, True Health Initiative
Rambunctiousness in children is normal. And it should be treated with recess, not Ritalin!
With Public Schools a Mess, We Can't Wait for Superman
Writer, Reporter, New Media, Etc.
Davis Guggenheim's new film,
Waiting For Superman
, is both a searing indictment of our education system and a desperate call-to-action to save our struggling schools.
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