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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Through Access To Water In Ghana

Kate Clopeck | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Kate Clopeck

It was at that moment that something clicked for me. These water businesses could do so much more than just increase access to clean water; they could provide opportunities for an often marginalized group in northern Ghana -- women -- in an area where they were already experts.

An Eye-Opening Look At School Playgrounds Around The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.09.2015 | Arts

For some of us, the word "playground" conjures images of slides, swings, sand boxes and monkey bars. However, for kids living in the West Bank, recess...

It Is Time for an International Children's Court

Gordon Brown | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

While no human rights treaty is more widely ratified than the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and while governments are required to report on their compliance on children's rights once every five years, little is done in practice to end the violation of children's rights. It is time for an International Children's Court.

The Power of Poop: Using Humor to Inspire Kids About Climate Change

Denis Thomopoulos | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Denis Thomopoulos

There are very serious issues affecting animals and the environment. My jungle characters began to speak up, and who was I to stand in their way?

Vindication for Lazy Parents (Like Me)

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Kids need to learn how to fail, take responsibility for themselves, and love learning.

The Rebirth of Learning Starts With Mindset

Julia Li | Posted 05.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Julia Li

2013-02-27-tedprizepullWho should be responsible for this part of education? Ideally this should be the parent's responsibility. The question is: Who is giving parents that knowledge?

Getting Preschool Right

Laurel Bongiorno | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Laurel Bongiorno

Preschool children develop physically through running, jumping and climbing. Play is their context for deep learning and it is critical in preschool. Let's avoid the teacher-directed and worksheet-heavy model of the preschool classroom. Let's get it right.

The Adventures of Zelza Zero -- a Race to the Finish

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Forty-five days seems like a short period of time to raise thousands of dollars, but in reality it's a long way to the end. You must have a plan for maintaining your energy, and a backup plan for when you don't meet your goals.

How Curious George Helps Children's Math And Science

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

A recent study of the popular children’s program Curious George found that the series’ television episodes and TV tie-in books positively impacted...

A Tribute to Aung San Suu Kyi

Catherine Cussaguet | Posted 08.19.2012 | Denver
Catherine Cussaguet

Reading about Aung San Suu Kyi traveling through Europe these days is wonderful and amazing news to me. It brings me joy and reminds me that we must never give up. And today is Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday.

Education: The Blossoming of a Child

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sadhguru

This following is excerpted from "My Conversations with the Mystic", an interview of Sadhguru by Shekhar Kapur, the director of the Academy-Award winning film "Elizabeth".

Should We Be Paying Kids To Do Well?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Children -- and adults -- need to know that parents, teachers and others in their lives support and believe that they can succeed and take pleasure in their accomplishments.