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Horizons of Opportunity for Young People

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

While there is no need for everyone in America to be a doctor or lawyer, and there is a real need for many people to do different, perhaps less intellectual things, it is crucial for our schools to enable as many young people as possible to know and understand about higher horizons.

Whats App Teachers?

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 08.14.2015 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

Technology has personalized teaching more than ever before. However, sometimes it is overbearing because one is always connected, and there is no time to rejuvenate. I often wonder if this level of information access is healthy for student growth and development.

Eight Feng Shui Ways to Turn Your Student Into a Scholar

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 08.14.2015 | Education
Ellen Whitehurst

These easy-to-understand Feng Shui tips that anyone can use to strengthen their education luck can be sued by parents who want to use these cures to benefit children's scholastic luck while teens can use this advice to be motivated to get the best grades possible.

Can Children's Books Improve Society? A Look at Beyond the Laces

Suna Senman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Books
Suna Senman

The rhyming picture book shows a sick boy watching his friends play football in the street through his bedroom window. The story progresses through how the parents try to give the boy hope and courage by connecting him with his love for football.

School Reform: Does Something Smell Rotten?

Vicki Cobb | Posted 08.14.2015 | Education
Vicki Cobb

The pot of $600 billion dollars of taxpayer money, allocated every year to educate American children in public schools, has proven to be irresistible to corporate and political interests.

Suspension Is Not the Answer: Investing in Students' Mental Health Yields Academic Gains

Monica Gray | Posted 08.13.2015 | Education
Monica Gray

Without mental health support services, few students are able to cope with emotional stress in a productive manner on their own. Confused, angry or scared, a student's cries for help are commonly first expressed by acting out in school.

Four Traits of a Great Teacher

Sue Gober | Posted 08.13.2015 | Education
Sue Gober

My dad was the type man who made you want to sit up and listen when he spoke. He did not have a college degree, but he said his degree was the one he learned while doing life. He was not a certified teacher, but his traits listed are a "must" if you want to be a successful teacher.

Tyrese Pays For Student's Morehouse Tuition

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

Actor-singer Tyrese Gibson is paying it forward by offering $50,000 towards a young man's college education.  Lorenzo Murphy, 21, known for ...

When Kids Lie: 3 Steps to Strengthening Family

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

All kids dabble in stretching the truth or outright lying, and of course it's to their benefit to learn that lies have consequences. To be clear, all kids lie at one point or another. I know you may be thinking yours has never lied to you, but if so you're in La-la-land. Once you've come to grips with this truth keep reading.

Jeff Montgomery: The Long Way Home

A Teacher Like You | Posted 08.13.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

Society as a whole doesn't expect much out of students. I want to tell them, you can start doing big things today. If you're going to make a change in your life, do it now.

WiSci 2015: Week Two, The Genius Displayed!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

Week two was simply spectacular! When was the last time you saw teenagers choose to remain in classes to do work instead of taking a break, never mind an afternoon break? Well, I witnessed this multiple times during week two of the WiSci2015 camp!

Whitewashed History Is Unpatriotic

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

"All lives matter" is a trite rejoinder to "black lives matter" and diminishes the ugly reality of racism. It is a classic and childish false equivalence. Of course "all lives matter." But white lives have never "not mattered."

Friendship in the Time of Technology

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The Internet is undoubtedly an invaluable link between people separated by distance. But this link must be built on a stronger foundation of intimacy and familiarity and a balance of online and offline interactions will pave the way to better relationships in the world.

The Pros and Cons of Going to College

James Altucher | Posted 08.13.2015 | College
James Altucher

[Ok. I know. I've written about this (but not in the past two years). BUT Someone just asked me this AND things keep changing all the time. So my a...

Handcuffs Are Not the Solution to Children's Challenging Behaviors

Dr. Brigitte Vittrup | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Dr. Brigitte Vittrup

When an adult responds to a child's behavior with pain inducing force, the child is more likely to become fearful and to reject any message the adult is trying to convey.

Why New Teachers Need A Boot Camp

Beverly Ledbetter | Posted 08.13.2015 | Education
Beverly Ledbetter

Teachers need to understand that they are held to a higher standard than other professionals. It is difficult sometimes to discern what is and is not appropriate behavior. I once heard a gentleman tell new employees that you're a teacher 24/7. When you're hired, you're representing the school district all day, every day, and you fall under the ethics that entire time.

Four Critical Issues Affecting the Future Success of Business Schools

John T. Delaney | Posted 08.12.2015 | College
John T. Delaney

As I reflect on my nine years as dean and look ahead to the future, I foresee four significant issues affecting business schools and higher education that will warrant attention and drive change in the next decade.

The Lost Art of Kindness: Cyberbullying, an Ever-Growing Issue

Alicia Cook | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology
Alicia Cook

When I attended elementary, middle and high school, things were different. There was no real anonymity. I knew which classmates wanted to humiliate me. I sat next to them in class. They would sign their actual names on their mean notes to me in between periods.

'Oh Captain! My Captain!' Remembering Robin Williams, One Year Later

Adina Ciment | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Adina Ciment

I was in high school at the time and my experience with education had been less than stellar. I had teachers that destroyed subjects for me. Teachers that didn't care. And then there was Dead Poets Society.

Student Challenges Peers to Combat Negative Views of Latinos

National Council of La Raza | Posted 08.13.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

We're people that want to get educated. Our parents didn't have that opportunity but they wanted us to have that opportunity. Taking those resources and making the best of it is one of the best ways to show we are a strong community, we have a voice, and we have important things to say.

Let's Talk About Values, Beliefs and Evidence

Arthur Camins | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Arthur Camins

In August 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Seventy years later, the President Obama is imploring Congress to approve a deal to dissuade Iran from building a nuclear bomb.

Children, It's Time for Us to Have a Conversation... About Race!

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

I have been contemplating how parents and adults talk to our young people about issues of race, and what it means for some children to be viewed as someone else's "problem."

What Will It Take to Realize Pakistan's Potential?

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

As a former finance minister myself, I know that the logic of better policies often clashes with entrenched attitudes, vested interests and real or perceived security concerns. It takes tough decision-making and persistence to succeed.

10 Years After Katrina, a New Kind of Leadership Emerges in New Orleans

Shirley Franklin | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Shirley Franklin

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, three New Orleans businessmen and civic leaders, Gerry Barousse, Mike Rodrigue and Gary Solomon, teamed up to play an inspirational role in the rebirth of their beloved city.

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.