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Here's What to Say When Your Kid Doesn't Like School

Quora | Posted 12.28.2016 | Parents

My 8 year old son is asking me why we have to go to school and get good grades. What would be a smart and good answer? originally appeared on Quora - ...

Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 1: The Importance of Grit.

Frank Islam | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Frank Islam

Regardless of whether it's "key" or "essential", the question becomes how does one get grit? Who and what helps to build the "passion" and "perseverance" necessary for success? These questions are important for any one at any age.

How To Beat The Stress of Grade School Homework

Ann Cinzar | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Ann Cinzar

There is an inverse relationship between my son's anxiety level and my own. On more than one occasion I have wondered out loud "Why am I worried about your schooling when you are not?"

#Uninspired: The Story of My Mediocre Grade School Education

Sam Weller | Posted 04.11.2016 | Education
Sam Weller

When I was 10 years old, my family uprooted and moved from Malibu, California to Minnetonka, Minnesota. My education was about to faceplant into a frozen pond of mundanity, a scholastic reversal that literally took years to rectify.

Time Marches On

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."

How I Revisited My Past With The Help Of Two Former Teachers

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.26.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Belkin

I would not have 'known them anywhere.' Forty years is a long time, and we, all four of us, are now blurred and softened versions of the ones who'd spent nearly every day together long ago.

Reasons To Be Jealous Of Your Elementary Schooler

Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents

For every adorable "first grade problem," it seems there are a dozen sweet elementary school memories knocking around the Internet. Rolling backpac...

The Spread of iPads in Homes and Schools

John Bergquist | Posted 01.31.2012 | Education
John Bergquist

Even today with the proliferation of mobile technology, classrooms across the US run the full spectrum when it comes to technology.

The Bus: That Magic Buffer Between School and Home

Molly Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Baker

When he rides the bus, my son has time to digest his day, let go of most incidents and settle into his own skin again. Even Clark Kent needed his phone booth to rectify his two worlds.

A Pencil Saves the Day

Lisa Honig Buksbaum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Honig Buksbaum

I was daydreaming about our life together, imagining all of our curly haired, freckled mathematical musical prodigies, when suddenly my desk started shaking.

Why Isn't Academia Preparing Our Children for Business And Life? Ringing (Out) the IQ Bell

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian Ross

Why can't Academia, from Kindergarten to doctoral programs, retool in the 21st century to educate all of us for who we really are, and not mold our children into products of a diploma mill?

It's Time to Teach Children About Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I'm convinced that most of the mistakes made handling money result from lack of information and bad habits formed in childhood.