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The Allure of Technology for Young Learners

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Children need a balance of activities, including lots of physical play and movement, non-screen-based learning and reading; and healthy routines for eating, sleeping and hygiene, along with age-appropriate, education-focused screen time with adult oversight and monitoring.

Helping Children Make Sense of Numbers: Number Sense

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 02.03.2015 | Education
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Young learners love knowing that numbers can represent everything from a single, little pebble in the palm of their hand to the billions of grains of sand on a beach.

The Startling Amount That Children Can Learn From Play

Peter Gray | Posted 11.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Peter Gray

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThink of it; none of these characteristics are present in our standard schools. In our standard schools we deprive children of the conditions they need to educate themselves, and then we try to teach them something.

Tapping Into What Young People Know

Marguerite Wilson | Posted 11.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Marguerite Wilson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgNot everyone shares the Western assumption that children should have an extended, protected childhood. The circumstances of life in different parts of the world create different assumptions about what childhood should look like.

Regular Bedtimes for Children Aid Development

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Consistency is an important aspect of healthy sleep routines at all ages, helping to strengthen circadian rhythms and ensuring sufficient time for sleep. This study suggests that consistency during these early, developmental years is critical, and can have consequences that extend beyond early childhood.

Creating Spaces for Kids to Make and Learn

Michael Nobleza | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

The power of making lies not in what is made but rather in the making itself. When we value process over product, we create an environment that fosters creative thinking and learning.

Charter School Transcends Demographics and Resurrects Health

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the Academy for Global Citizenship's Sarah Elizabeth Ippel - the core of her amazing efforts have developed into a learning lab for broader systemic change in the community.

Holiday Carols to Improve Children's Focusing Power (A Sample Playlist)

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

I turned on the radio. The station we usually listen to was playing a holiday song, and that was followed by another. From past years, I knew that their playlist would now be straight-up holiday music for the next month or so. That's when I got the idea.

Being Good vs. Getting Better: Helping Your Kids Pick The Right Goal

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

As parents and teachers, how can we try to encourage our kids to see challenges in the classroom as opportunities to get better, rather than be good?

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Magic of Relationships

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

Relationships "are the building blocks of healthy development." That was a primarily conclusion of the Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development.