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This Is the Key to Being a Successful Student, According to a Physics Professor

Quora | Posted 08.23.2016 | Education

What is one piece of advice you would like to give to students as an educator? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where comp...

Parents as Decision Makers

Viva White | Posted 04.07.2016 | Education
Viva White

All the time, parents are making decisions about what happens in their children's lives. The same needs to be true when it comes to choosing what happens with their child's academic education.

This Is How To Raise A Morning Person

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents

Encouraging morning-person habits in your kids today could have major benefits tomorrow.

Aidan Flanigan's Top 3 Tips To Achieve Straight As

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

"My eldest son Aidan is an intellectually vibrant and curious young man. He is a big picture thinker. He even inspired me to take him and my other son...

Do school vouchers improve results? It depends on what we ask

The Conversation US | Posted 03.02.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

Joshua Cowen, Michigan State University Do school voucher programs help improve educational outcomes? Lower Columbia College (LCC), CC BY-NC-ND A s...

The Science of a Strong Start

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.07.2016 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

Our research indicates that children with better executive function skills are likely to learn more from the same amount of instruction, and to understand and get along better with other children and adults.

The Nine Assets Successful Adult Students Bring with Them to College

Dr. Mika Nash | Posted 09.05.2016 | College
Dr. Mika Nash

As we begin another semester, notice the adult students who are working toward their dreams. These people are heroes - the few, the goal oriented, the self-advocating, the always-present, the well-supported, the positive thinking, the surviving, the grateful: the ultimate graduates.

How to Take the Procrastination Out of Homework and Jumpstart the Process

Tamar Chansky | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Kids will try anything to not start homework. And who can blame them? Starting is hard. In fact, it's the hardest part.

The 4 Questions Parents Should Ask Before Helping a Child

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

As the school year progresses, many parents want to know how they can help their child learn. We asked teachers and educators, "What are the two traits parents should focus on to assist children this school year?"

The Right Questions to Ask to Help Kids Take Charge of Back-to-School Fears

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

A better way. Instead of trying to talk your child out of their fears by rushing in with reassurances that aren't helping anyway, help your child come to these very good and reasonable conclusions you are offering, on their own steam, by flipping them around and asking the right questions.

Here's The Problem With 'Practice Makes Perfect'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” It’s a lovely idea, popularized by Malcolm Gladwe...

How Involved Should Parents Be in Their Child's Education?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 07.19.2014 | Parents
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

I long for my children to be happy and thrive more than anything. But I must remember that this often means loving and supporting from a distance and not intervening

The Brave New World of Campus Life

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.17.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) recently released a report that compares faculty and administrator compensation. It comes as...

The Hidden Lesson of Newtown

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Greenhouses are designed to help plants and flowers grow. Similarly, schools should be designed to help students grow. They should be sanctuaries that children can trust to be fully committed to helping them find their unique potentials in preparation for life.

Meagan Francis: Redefining What 'Success' Means in High School

Meagan Francis | Posted 12.11.2013 | Parents
Meagan Francis

But somehow, the choices I'm faced with now seem more fraught than they ever did when I was choosing between cloth and disposable diapers. Because what my sons have entered now is a period of years that will directly affect that nebulous quality of life that we call "success."

Reading Needs Writing! A Vital, But Neglected, Message

Dr. Marion Blank | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Dr. Marion Blank

The simple fact is that writing is harder. Even the physical skills required to produce writing are far more demanding than those required for reading -- particularly for young children.

'Is Success In School Really Everything?'

Talise T. | Posted 10.11.2013 | Teen
Talise T.

There are whole other aspects of life that we should never leave out -- after all, what's the point of learning how to make a living when there isn't a life to make the living for?

Are You Helping Your Child Succeed in School?

Elizabeth Romero | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Elizabeth Romero

Research has confirmed that parent involvement positively correlates with academic success, regardless of parents' level of education or income. That's good news, but how do you know if you are doing this part of your parenting job correctly?

My Biggest Problem With School

Patrick Mott | Posted 08.09.2013 | Teen
Patrick Mott

Teachers aren't entirely evil, but it seems as if it is their job to show their students that we don't understand course material. Why is that?

Grades vs. Learning

Jen Rubino | Posted 03.24.2013 | Teen
Jen Rubino

While grades are extremely important, people often forget about the importance of learning, not just getting good grades.

A Cheap and Fantastically Useful Tool for the New Semester

Matthew McCluskey | Posted 03.10.2013 | College
Matthew McCluskey

With all of the purchases and preparation that go into getting ready for the new semester, allow me a moment to make the case for a simple, affordable acquisition that I have personally seen make a significant academic difference for so many college students.

Reading, Writing and Math Are Not the Keys to Academic Success

Elena Sonnino | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Elena Sonnino

Fostering confidence in our children will help them not just in school, but it will prepare them for real life... the real life that is, for better or worse, just a few blinks away.

Is 6th Grade The Answer To America's Dropout Crisis?

| Kathryn Baron | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, The idea that hormonally-cha...