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Lessons for Learning and Life: 10 Messages Parents (and Teachers) Can Teach Kids

Smart Parents | Posted 03.02.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Reflecting upon enduring lessons learned during my formative years, a primary source was former professor and college tennis coach Steve Wilkinson. I am not alone.

Flipping the Way Students (and Professors) Do College

Emily Reich | Posted 03.01.2015 | College
Emily Reich

Being read to, besides being redundant, is demeaning and frustrating. I need a professor not as a middle-man for information, but as a motivating and encouraging figurehead of the classroom.

Weathering Calm and Stormy Seas: Leadership Tips From Captain Phillips

Mia Toschi | Posted 02.27.2015 | Education
Mia Toschi

After serving 22 years as a Captain at sea and 35 years in the business, the now retired Phillips is now sailing into new waters: motivational speaker focused on leadership skills.

3 Technologies That You May Be Using Improperly

Rob Furman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Education
Rob Furman

As I present at many national conferences, sit on many educational technology forums and judge for many educational technology award groups, I am very frustrated by what I am seeing in terms of our use of EdTech.

Demystifying Parenting in the Digital Age

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Nowhere else in history has there been a reverse relationship between parent and child as in the domain of the Internet. The common belief that the child learns from the parent and influence primarily flows from parent to child is often negated in the area of Internet

Is the New AP Test Really Too Liberal?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.27.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Why all the conservative fuss? While we admit that it's been a long time since we've taken any tests other than a breathalyzer, we took one of the "sample" AP tests online to see for ourselves. Liberal bias? Really?

When We Hand Down the Magic, Children and Teachers Succeed

Eric Cooper | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Teachers and mentors can have a magical impact on learning, but being a student can be just as exquisite. The roles of teacher and student are not as distinct as portrayed. Teaching and learning go both ways.

A New Direction for Our Nation? Let's Go by the Book. But Which One?

Larry Paros | Posted 02.27.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Books inform the human intelligence and speak to us individually in quite a different way. They speak less to topical issues but to those universal in nature, providing a perspective on our life, how we live it, and our relationship to the larger culture.

Parent Involvement in Schools Matters: A Teacher's Perspective

Smart Parents | Posted 02.27.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

In the 11th and 12th grade, I had a student whose mother was in jail. He did not have much of a relationship with her. She had been incarcerated on and off for most of his life. One Friday afternoon, he told me she was going to be released. He had a car and planned to meet her after school across town.

Demand More of The Core

Tom Caramanno | Posted 02.27.2015 | Education
Tom Caramanno

As someone who works in the field of education, I witness daily the impact of the Common Core on children. Many students are indeed struggling to adapt to the standards and there are inherent flaws to them.

New York Is a Leader in the Fight Against Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 02.27.2015 | College
Christine C. Quinn

Sex assault and rape are huge problems on our campuses in New York and across the country. Indeed, evidence suggests that the information gap in this area adds to the problem and proves to be highly misleading for students and families.

Celebrating Girls During Womens History Month

Fatima Scipio | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices
Fatima Scipio

It is a reminder that women of power come in all shades of greatness and beauty. It gives us the opportunity to show generations of girls that there is a power within each and every one of us that when used for good can impact humanity for the greater good.

The Foreign Language Requirement

Kassandra Fotiadis | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Kassandra Fotiadis

There is no denying that there has been a significant drop in foreign language study both in high schools and at the undergraduate level. Enrollment has dropped by 6.7 percent since 2009. Furthermore, about 100,000 fewer students took college language classes in 2013.

Study Finds Habits in Children Take Root By Age 9 -- Here's What That Means for Parents

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

A recent study out of Brown University has concluded that routines and habits in children, including household chores and responsibilities, are unlikely to vary after the age of 9.

Kids in Groundbreaking 'Kindness Curriculum' Get Better Grades

Jason Powers | Posted 02.26.2015 | Education
Jason Powers

Harvard's report suggested that, through the guidance of adults, children need to practice caring and helpfulness as well as learn to manage destructive feelings. This can begin by simply teaching them to take a deep breath. The multiplication table can wait.

Of Teachers and Educational Technology

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 02.26.2015 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

With the digital revolution spreading its wings into all aspects of society, its inroads into academia are unavoidable. It is therefore essential that teachers be prepared both mentally and skill-wise in the use of technology in the classroom.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Serial Developer and Scholly CTO Nick Pirollo

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology
David Ongchoco

He loves how the companies he works with helps him solve interesting problems that impact the lives of millions of people.

International School Meals Day: From the U.S., Central African Republic to Syria

William Lambers | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

On International School Meals Day think of this ultimate goal: That every child in the world should receive food and education. Our generation should be the one that makes this wish for children come true.

More Ambition Needed to Finish the Job for Out-of-School Children

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

This year is particularly important for our work on creating a more just and equitable world. It's the deadline world leaders set for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Med Film Factory Training Program: Crowdfunding to Undo the Stereotypes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Unfortunately, it's not only Western audiences that have grown to believe these absurd stereotypes, but the Arab world has started down a path that now seems hell bent on destruction.

Let's Talk About Saving Central America

Kassia Binkowski | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Kassia Binkowski

In rural Guatemalan communities, less than 10 percent of students finish high school. This isn't the product of laziness or apathy. These desperate statistics are nothing more than the result of a fundamentally broken and exclusionary education system.

Career Day Re-Engineered

Be An Engineer | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Be An Engineer

As a female engineer, I can't say I'm surprised. But what she does mimic is my excitement for my job, my confidence and my devotion to the science that makes my work so important.

Bringing Back What Works in Education

Katherine Damkohler | Posted 02.25.2015 | Education
Katherine Damkohler

Why is music important? We hear from Education Through Music partner schools that students are more engaged, attendance rates increase, and academic achievement rises. Numerous other research and data have confirmed the positive impact of music education in schools.

My Taxi Driver Reads Chomsky: Reclaiming the Liberal Arts in South Africa

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 02.25.2015 | College
Ami Fields-Meyer

I think South Africa needs more taxi drivers like Paul, and kids like the ones in Philippi. I think it needs more sociology and international relations majors. Because if you don't know why things are the way they are, it's going to be difficult to push with any impact toward the way they ought to be.

Paying For College: Are Scholarships Taxable?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.26.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, My daughter was lucky enough to receive a significant college scholarship. Is this considered taxable income to her? And does her scho...