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Learning From Improvement or Not

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

When I visited it was clear that a lot of things had spurred school improvement, but it had all started with a change in leadership. This is completely in line with all the best research -- school improvement almost always starts with a new principal.

5 Reasons The Men You Date Aren't Meeting Your Expectations

Ivy Allen | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Ivy Allen

Very few men are going to know what you want, when you want it and how you want it. My grandmother used to say, "You must summer and winter, and summer and winter, with a man to truly know him," and for him to truly know you. Give a man the chance to know you.

3 Keys To Setting Great Expectations

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Brené Brown It's been said that "expectations are resentments under construction." I couldn't agree more. I might even go so far as to say that...

Coddling, Competition, and the Common Core

Wendy S. Grolnick and Kathy Seal | Posted 01.27.2014 | Education
Wendy S. Grolnick and Kathy Seal

We need to change the rhetoric.

Race and College

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

If the 5-4 Voting Rights Act decision lays bare a stark national divide, Fisher v. University of Texas, at 7-1, sends a different message. It serves as an invitation to investigate how racial diversity uniquely improves student outcomes and promotes the public good.

From Dreadful to Delightful: Valentine's Day for Singles

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

If you're single, it's natural to feel a bit left out with all the commercial hype about the holiday out there. But the truth is you don't have to ignore the meaning behind the day -- showing love and appreciation for someone you love.

6 Tips for Having Your Hands-Down Best Valentine's Day Ever

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Valentine's Day is almost here. All the commercial hype creates a lot of unrealistic expectations, not to mention enormous amounts of pressure to buy the perfect present, find the exact right card, plan the most romantic dinner and manage to look beautiful for the celebration itself.

What Can Your Child Learn from Having a Hard-to-Please Teacher?

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Throughout preschool, kindergarten and first grade, my daughter had been the lucky student of nurturing, praising teachers. At home, she has family members who acknowledge her successes generously. This year, she is having her first experience with someone who is not easy to please.

Phony Impostors or Merely the Burden of Great Potential?

Dr. Valerie Young | Posted 02.09.2013 | Women
Dr. Valerie Young

If you don't think you can live up to other people's expectations then it makes sense you'd try to protect yourself by minimizing expectations. So you decide that it's better to play small than to risk humiliation. Plus, you get extra points for being modest -- especially if you're female.

The Art of Losing: Lessons From a Wolverine

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

It's hard to win, but for most people, it's harder to lose. I realized this truth applied to me as I settled into my seat flying from New York to Detroit.

Obama, A-Rod, Dr. Hank and Criticism

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Many times, we give criticism to others because they are not giving us what we want, and what we want is a function of totally unrealistic expectations.

What My Braces Didn't Fix

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I wore braces as a teenager. No big, except for one thing. The fantasy I had of how I'd look when they came off. I imagined going from "bookish, noth...

Middle School 'Graduation' Is No Time for Excessive Celebration

Robert Schwartz | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education
Robert Schwartz

Downplaying the pomp of eighth grade graduation may do little for students living in poverty; however, the expectations that adults have for students can help change such circumstances.

Worry Less: 10 Lessons From Cognitive Therapy

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

Ruminate less and it will help you de-stress. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy offers lessons anyone can apply. Prioritize your values. If you cut someth...

Turning a Loss Into a Positive

Katherine Warman Kern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katherine Warman Kern

Real innovation is distinguished by the depth and breadth of the ripple effect beyond the original purpose. That's what a "culture of we" feels like.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Power Of Expectations

Sara Kenney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Kenney

Here's the good and bad news: research shows that we tend both to overestimate how much we're going to enjoy something AND how awful something is going to be. Why is that?

Barack Obama and the World's Highest Hopes

Bill Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Cusack

I feel as if America just took a shower. This country has never felt so clean and fresh and reinvigorated.