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5 Ways To Determine If Your Teen Is Stressed, Anxious Or Depressed

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.28.2016 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

So how, parents ask me all the time, do I know if my teen is doing well? Surprisingly, the question is not necessarily easily answered by simply reviewing your kids' grades.

When C's Are the New A's

Daniel Patterson | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Daniel Patterson

Preface Resilience is not something you can order off Etsy or Amazon Prime; it is old fashioned; it doesn't accept credit cards and must be earned in...

Sophomore Year Reflections: Lessons I Learned From Experiencing College Burnout

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.23.2016 | College
David Ongchoco

"It is the hard days--the times that challenge you to your very core--that will determine who you are. We are more vulnerable than we ever thought but...

Student Activists on the Brink at Brown

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.30.2016 | College
Peter Mandel

It has finally happened. You are adrift. A raft of badly lashed-together memories and a few fairly buoyant facts: That watercraft is you. But thanks to an article in The Brown Daily Herald, the Ivy League university's student paper, you are listing badly. You are at sea.

In Search of the 2,400 SAT Score

Steve Chapple | Posted 03.29.2016 | Education
Steve Chapple

Test preparation for college entrance exams, especially for the crucial Scholastic Aptitude Test, has become a $2 billion to $4 billion industry, along with the market for downloads and book supplements.

Straight-A Students May Not Be the Best Innovators

The Conversation US | Posted 02.22.2016 | College
The Conversation US

Being innovative was consistently associated with the college providing students with space and opportunities for networking, even after considering personality type, such as being extroverted.

Self-Education Is Crushing America's Academic Model

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

In most schools around America, there are two types of students. There are those who study hard, get good grades (mostly A's and B's), are always mak...

The Almighty 'A' is the Death of Learning

Anne Sobel | Posted 01.04.2016 | Education
Anne Sobel

Its no secret grade inflation is cause célèbre at universities, but the pressure to give A's is a Frankenstein of our own design. Like hog futures, real estate, and diamonds, an A only holds the intrinsic value we assign it.

Learning to Fail

Marion Leary | Posted 12.29.2015 | Education
Marion Leary

It is that time of year again -- the end of another college semester. Grades are in and well, the "whine season," as a fellow educator professed on his Facebook page, has begun.

Cult of Perfectionism: Grades, High Achievement, and How We're Failing Students

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 12.02.2015 | Education
Rainesford Alexandra

It took me almost a decade of being sick before I finally went to a doctor. Entering the office with what I assumed was a stomach problem, I exited with an impossible-to-fathom diagnosis: "You're a perfectionist, and it is crippling you." That sounded ridiculous to me.

Young & Entrepreneurial: Why Passion Trumps Grades - Penn Entrepreneur Proves This By Releasing Transcript to the World

David Ongchoco | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

This article is part of the Young & Entrepreneurial series that features young startup founders and entrepreneurs. You can see past features here. To ...

Whose Homework Is It, Anyway? How Parents Can Help, Not Hinder, Their Child's Success

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.26.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

With parents at the helm, kids aren't learning how to learn, at best they're learning how to get the right answer and in many cases may be led astray by parents -- however well meaning -- who don't understand the work. The conclusion? Parental engagement in children's education has no appreciable impact on their success in school.

The Right Way to Praise a Child

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

You can't hand children self esteem by telling them they're great. When you tell them they're brilliant or talented, it stunts them. They worry about doing something difficult that might expose them as not brilliant.

Should We Pay Kids for Grades? Yes or No?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Parents who reward effort, not grades, in my experience, seem to trust their kids more and treat them with more respect. This, in turn, leads to parents and kids enjoying learning as part of their family's values.

10 Ways for Kids to Find Their Own Score Card to Maximize Learning at School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Schools have rules, grades, tests, competitions, and hopefully, learning. If kids want to enjoy school, be inspired, maintain their desires for discovery, and have fun, they need to find their own pace at learning and not be pressured into doing more or less.

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.

Don't Save The Wisdom Of Failure For Graduation

Tamar Chansky | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Take a quick scan of education in America, and it appears that college graduation speeches are just about the only place it's safe to talk about failure without it sounding terminal.

Managing Test Anxiety in Today's High Stakes Testing Era

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

School worry and test worry are common. There has become an increased focus on grades, GPAs, and a fear-based mentality that kids will not get into a good college unless they have a 4.6 GPA. Sadly, this fearful mentality has trickled down all the way to elementary school today! What is going on? And what should parents do?

3 Easy Steps to Shift a Student From Struggle to Success

Liz Frank | Posted 04.12.2015 | Education
Liz Frank

The motivation was fear induced and devoid of a plan. I wasn't learning for the sake of learning. I was learning so my mom wouldn't yell. Not exactly fostering natural curiosity.

Did I Major in International and Global Studies or 'B.S.?'

Alisha Steindecker | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Alisha Steindecker

There are systematic flaws in higher education and, by the time you are a senior, you are burnt out and "over" the system.

Illinois' Received Two F's on Its Higher Education Report Card

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.17.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois could use a remedial course in higher education management, says a new analysis. Illinois' final grade for public higher education is a C+, says the Student Impact Project's state report card.

Ringing in Good Behavior

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Rebecca Jackson

I found myself glancing up at the register each time I heard it. When a smiling cashier asked if I like to donate, I felt like the small boy in The Polar Express, craving the sound of the ringing bell...and the claps, too.

The New Normal: The Problem of Grade Inflation in American Schools

Angelina Massoia | Posted 01.12.2015 | College
Angelina Massoia

A freshman walks into my writing tutor office hours last week visibly upset and nearing the point of tears. "I just don't understand," she says, "I didn't think I did a terrible job on my last paper, but I got a B+."

Don't Ask About Your Kids' Grades in College

Robert Shireman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Robert Shireman

Instead of asking about grades, we ask our adult children to occasionally share with us something they do for a class, an artifact of their college experience.

10 Secrets Your Teens Want You to Know But Won't Tell You

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

have been talking to your teens for over two decades. Even though trends and styles may change, teens still have the same concerns and the same secrets that they would like you to know, but just don't feel comfortable telling you.