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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 06.08.2015 | 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.

The Case Against Straight A's

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have seen too many kids get stressed out, anxious and even depressed in their mission to get straight A's. Let me tell you why I dislike the pursuit of straight A's.

Dear Ernest, #1: The College GPA Myth Exposed

Ernest Owens | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Ernest Owens

College students spend more time trying to unify themselves to the same expectations that high school required without appreciating the opportunity to create their own unique standard.

Top 10 Back to School Microresolutions

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 10.29.2014 | Education
Caroline L. Arnold

As at the New Year, the new academic year sparks personal resolutions to perform better by becoming more organized, healthy, and productive.

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

Why Grammar Is Important

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

In high school or college, students of Asian heritage have the reputation of making the highest grades in the class, and the average American student ...

The Real Secret of School Success

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

The journey through school is a long and winding road, and the only consistent thing along the way is you -- their loving, attentive, often long-suffering parent.

Gifted or Hard-Working? Which Is Better for Long-Term Success for Our Children?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Giftedness is no guarantee for success. In fact, the world is full of gifted failures and yet we, as parents, often hope and pray we have gifted children. This is then a parenting misperception used to validate a parent's sense of worth.

The Social Construction of Grades

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Rachel Leventhal-Weiner

I am there to teach students something new, to help them expand their worldview and become critical thinkers, and to enhance some of their existing skills. My students are there to get the piece of paper on their way to getting a job.

A Parent's Dilemma: When to Let Your Child Be Responsible for Their Own Actions

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
The University of Central Florida Forum

Monday morning, like most mornings, complete chaos unfolded in our house as four people -- my two daughters, my husband and myself -- aimed to head out the door by 8 a.m., our daughters for school and my husband and I for our offices.

Why Grades Are Causing a Culture of Unhappiness Among College Students

Stephanie Yang | Posted 05.23.2014 | College
Stephanie Yang

While I am by no means advocating for looser academic standards or less learning, I don't think stricter grading scales necessarily enforce a higher level of learning.