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Pop Quiz: A Parent's Guide to 21st Century Learning

Jody Sherman LeVos, PhD | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Jody Sherman LeVos, PhD

Ask your 5-year-old what she wants to be when she grows up and she might say an astronaut or teacher, chef or engineer. Maybe she wants to run a flower shop. But what if she said: I don't know! What I want to be doesn't exist yet?

Razing Confusion

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Whenever my apartment is painted I get stranded and need refuge. From early morning to early evening I cannot stay in the apartment, also my studio-office, while a fresh coat of paint is lathered onto the walls.

Five Ways to Climb Out of a Reading Slump

Linda Johns | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Linda Johns

What if I told you that being a librarian had ruined me as a reader? Well, it would be a lie. Mostly.

Five Murder-less Mysteries to Read Now

Linda Johns | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Linda Johns

I love all sorts of mysteries, and most of the ones I read have a murder case central to the plot. I also love a good heist, a smart con, and, sometimes, I crave intrigue in a library or on a college campus. If you're ready for a mystery sans corpse, take a look at these five crime novels.

Top 5 Summer Reading for Entrepreneurs

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Summer is here and whether you are packing your bags for a getaway or staying at the office, here are five books to add to your reading list this seas...

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 3: No Right or Wrong Way of Teaching

Frank Breslin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

There will be successes and failures, and there will also be some question marks about how it all went, which is very normal when you're breaking new ground. The important thing is a willingness to try, and if you make a mistake, to make it gracefully, and just carry on.

6 Ways Reading Will Enrich and Enhance Your Life

Adam Gilad | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adam Gilad

So turn of the computer, put your cell phone in another room and crack open a good book. And be sure to inhale the pages deeply. Books tend to have a wonderful smell as well.

The Guilty Father

Nathan Timmel | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

Why had I let her meltdown, allowing her to cry and lose control of her emotions instead of just reading the book in the first place? Was I trying to be a firm-hand parent? Saying no for the sake of no, so she would learn she doesn't always get her way or what she wants? I don't know, but I felt awful the entire time she slept.

Stupid Is What Stupid Does aka Why You Should Love to Read

Merima Trako | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Merima Trako

Last night I used the word stupid in front of my children. I felt slightly ashamed. I felt as if some word police will soon be knocking on my door demanding that I turn myself in for being a lousy parent and allowing this awful word to cross my lips.

4 Things Worse Than Not Learning To Read In Kindergarten

Gaye Groover Christmus | Posted 08.01.2016 | Parents
Gaye Groover Christmus

The year Sam started kindergarten, he turned 6 in October. He was one of the oldest children in his class, and he didn't know how to read. When he sta...

NY Times Mocks Opt-Out Parents, Fails Common Core English

Alan Singer | Posted 05.16.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

If you are the type of creative mind that starts without a plan, and has to experiment and learn by doing, you need someone to see you through the long and difficult time it takes for your art to reach its true level.

Welcome to Everyone

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As a child I hated not being allowed into the segregated library in my hometown. But I am honored and grateful that today the Marlboro County Public Library -- the Marian Wright Edelman Library in Bennettsville, SC -- provides a panoply of early childhood and adult literacy programs.

Paper Books Vs. eBooks: The State of the Art of Reading

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

When I was twelve years old and immersed in Alister MacLean, my father bemoaned the decline of reading ethics. "At your age, I could recite Hamlet bac...


Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Flipping through emails, I noticed one from author John Hudspith with an invitation to read his latest literary horror fictional novel, Thimblerigger. Sleep had not been my friend for weeks, so I opened the attachment and began to read figuring I couldn't feel much darker.

After 20 Years, Reading With My Kids Is Finally Fun

Cheryl Scott | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Cheryl Scott

As a young mother 19 years ago, nightly readings with our two sons was a special part of the bedtime routine. The challenge was trying to keep my eyes open all the way through story-time. After a full day at work, then the regular nightly chores we all face, I often felt like the lead zombie in The Walking Dead. More than once, my head nodded and hit the pillow before I finished reading the bedtime story.

Little House in the Big City

Sam Weller | Posted 05.09.2016 | Home
Sam Weller

In 1976, when I was in the 4th grade and had discovered the joys of reading books, my mother shared with me her own childhood literary passion. One af...

A Call to Action

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In New York City, over 150,000 children under five are poor. Last year, nearly 20,000 of these children slept in homeless shelters - enough to fill Madison Square Garden. From the moment they're born, children in poverty face an uphill struggle to survive, thrive and learn with so many odds stacked against them.

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

Science-Based Secrets for Reading Other People's Minds

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Gleb Tsipursky

Imagine you're really excited about a new idea for a collaborative project. You send an e-mail about it to a friend who you just know is going to be as excited as you. You're waiting on pins and needles for a response, checking your inbox every hour.

Most Incredible Bookstores in the World

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel

Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that "print is dead"? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to spen...

The Key to Good Writing is Reading

Quora | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home

What should one do to improve his writing skills? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered...

Results Are in: Common Core Fails Tests and Kids

Alan Singer | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

The Common Core Standards were officially launched in 2009. The 2016 high school graduating class was in fifth grade. In June 2010 the final Common Core Standards were released to the public and state education agencies. The 2016 high school graduating class was in sixth grade.

How to Read a Publication Like Your Future Editor Wants You To

Rebecca L. Weber | Posted 04.29.2016 | Home
Rebecca L. Weber

Not sure why your story ideas aren't selling? If you ask an editor for advice on the best way for a freelance writer to break in to his or her publication, they often have the same response: "Read it first."

Reading Strategies For Parents

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.27.2016 | Education
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

We all know that outside reading is a significant part of growth for the beginning reader. But when students spend a majority of their day reading in class, how can you motivate them to read outside of class time? Couple that with busy parents who want to believe that additional reading is not as necessary since we read a ton in class and skills can be lost before they become solid.

What does it take to become successful?

Marcus Brumme | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Marcus Brumme

Being successful is en vogue. It always has been. Having success can lead to a happier and better life.