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Gearing Up for 'Back to School'

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

As the year begins, the teacher must also prepare herself to use technology to communicate with students and parents on a continuous basis, and this in turn can create a teacher-student-parent triad partnership throughout the year, which can further academic causes.

Autism Without Fear: How 'Best Practices' Are Vastly Overrated in Today's Educational Environment

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.20.2015 | Education
Michael John Carley

As an autism consultant employed by schools, the over-reliance I see on best practices -- even without the term's vagaries -- is vast, counter-productive given the current climate, and might be causing us to miss greater gaps in educating students on the autism spectrum, if not beyond.

5 Gifts Every Leader Should Give the Team

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Holidays don't have to be the only time we give, share, and shower others with appreciation. Leaders should always be looking for meaningful ways to give back to the team.

The Surprising Science of Praise

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Joel Peterson

Reinforcing a child's success with praise is good for them, right? Well, maybe. But, it may depend on the praise that's given, and certain kinds of praise can actually do harm.

Wholesaling: The Real Estate Investment Niche for Everyone

Dean Graziosi | Posted 08.19.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dean Graziosi

Three or four TV and cable networks are wowing viewers with successful real estate "fix and flip" shows. After all, it's exciting to see an entrepreneurial person or couple successfully buying, rehabbing and selling homes for hefty profits. There's adventure in the negotiations, working with temperamental contractors and selecting finishes and fixtures. It's a great business

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Johnny Sobczyk of The Brilliant Club

Alexandre Mars | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

During my journey, I've had the fortune of meeting a number of ambitious and persistent social entrepreneurs along the way. In this story series, you will hear from some of these indomitable leaders.

John Kasich No Longer Wants To Eliminate The Department Of Education

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich admonished his fellow Republicans on Wednesday for calling for the elimination of the Department of Education, whi...

Native American Youths Transform Tribal Community by Reconnecting with Cultural Roots -- A Strength- and Passion-based Education Approach

Reiner Lomb | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Reiner Lomb

These young people are proud of their community, their families, and their culture and they want an opportunity to show the world their resilience and ability to overcome adversity.

National Anthem Coast to Coast Sing-a-Long: Celebrating Citizenship on September 11, 2015

Mia Toschi | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Mia Toschi

Each year, schools struggle with what to do on September 11. Some teachers choose to do nothing. Other educators address 9/11 as part of United States history. While many teachers hold a moment of silence in honor of the heroes and victims.

How The Learning Habit Is Changing American Homework

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

Books such as The Learning Habit by Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman and the research behind them, are inspiring parents to take a look at the conventional wisdom behind giving children unlimited amounts of time to complete homework assignments.

Why America Needs a Middle Child

Heidi Legg | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Heidi Legg

And as I grow older, I have come to appreciate what the middle represents and why it is vital to a society's well being. Being the middle asks us to part with our ego and find a solution because inevitably as the middle child, you always shared a room.

'Only When There is Calm Will Things Settle'

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Kyle David Anderson

Every task we undertake as humans -- social beings, after all -- threatens to do violence, or at the very least ring hollow, when the well-being and happiness of ourselves and those around us are ignored.

Teaching At-Risk Youth in Trauma-Sensitive Education Environment

Bill Baccaglini | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Bill Baccaglini

We believe that in bridging the gap between educators and child welfare professionals to create trauma-sensitive schools, we can also bridge the education gap between at-risk youth and students of the general population nationwide.

The Attack on Planned Parenthood Is an Attack on the Impoverished

Matt Hartman | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Matt Hartman

Defunding the largest organization providing education and pregnancy prevention services will only increase the percentage of young people relegated into poverty, not only in this generation but also for generations to come.

Observations From Below: Did You Know?

Bryan Dooley | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Bryan Dooley

The omission of disability history in school curriculums is deplorable.

The Real Failure of Common Core

Ted Dintersmith | Posted 08.21.2015 | Education
Ted Dintersmith

There is the question of whether the Common Core curriculum will result in students working on material that is merely more difficult (and more frequently tested) rather than spending time on content that actually interests them.

Teacher as Talent

Philip Kovacs | Posted 08.17.2015 | Education
Philip Kovacs

Google "teacher shortage" and the results are frightening. As a former teacher, and as a former teacher educator, I am not surprised.

Empathy Circles for Everyone

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

It's no secret that I spend a lot of time thinking about, practicing, and spreading empathy. Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic Civilization anchored my pra...

Climate Change This Week: Cap and Trade Comes, Delta Danger and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.17.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Where And When To Spend Your Money On Home Improvements

Ryan Poelman | Posted 08.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

It's not hard to find articles about which home improvement projects will yield the highest payback in a sale. I checked on a few, and they all have pretty similar selections for high-payback remodels. I also found a couple of articles about what NOT to spend your money on.

Avoiding Home Buyer Remorse

Scott Yancey | Posted 08.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Scott Yancey

As the media continue to report an improving real estate market and rising prices, it may be putting some pressure on those who have been sitting on the sidelines. Interest rates are still low, and rising price news could be pulling some buyers into the market just to try and get ahead of even higher prices in the short term.

What We Know, What We Do -- A Contradiction

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

For kids who are intelligent in different ways, who develop more slowly, or who are sensitive or quirky, the educational system has been especially ineffective. Many such folks find their way outside of, or in spite of, school, but the system has always served them poorly.

Gay Father Sues Over Bullying At Sons' Hawaii School

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices

A Hawaii man is suing state Department of Education officials for failing to respond to the reported homophobic bullying his children endured at ...

Summer Reading List: The Top 6 Books on Leadership for Social Justice

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 08.17.2015 | Books
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

A study of leadership serves as your "leadership compass," an indispensable navigational tool. This compass will aid you in developing your leadership skills and creating a vision for the future of social change.

More to Learn: Follow a Teacher Through Senior Year Again

Lillian Sims | Posted 08.17.2015 | Education
Lillian Sims

It's Saturday, August 15, we're teachers, and we just survived the first week of school. Don't worry -- I'm not here to complain about it! I want to tell you why it's all worth it -- and how you can make it even better this year.