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How to Sow the Seeds of Compassion in Your Kids

Karyn Pickles | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents
Karyn Pickles

If we teach our kids to interpret cues correctly to guess how someone is feeling and to want other people to feel good, the end result will be kids who make choices that result in other people feeling good and not making choices that make themselves or others feel bad.

Are Digital Schools the Wave of the Future?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 02.20.2015 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

Virtual schools are operative in 26 states in the country, and digital learning encompasses fully online schools, supplemental online courses and schools that have integrated digital content and tools into their existing instructional setup.

Demonstrating Love Through the Newest Languages Human Beings Know

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.19.2015 | Technology
Laura Wellington

"Programming" languages might seem devoid of heart when standing on their own, but put them together with the human heart and the outpouring of love that will arise is unquantifiable.

The House We Build for ADHD: A Blueprint for Long-Term Care

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

There's no one pre-fabricated plan (or home) to fit all families, and a child's needs may change over time. But when crises flair or progress slows, reconsidering this solid base helps organize your thoughts and leads to concrete actions to take

Is Your Inner Middle Schooler Wreaking Havoc?

Liz Frank | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Liz Frank

My teacher didn't see me in a "whole child" sense. And as strange as it may seem, I'm grateful for her misinformed assumptions and public shaming.

To See What Your Kids Are Missing, Crack This Book

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

The contemporary kid's dawn-to-dusk schedule runs over an unusual fact: The most crucial, the most fussed-about, the most prideful chunk of the long-ago kid's education is gone. Completely absent. One-hundred-percent missing in action.

What School Won't Teach You About Creativity

Steve Moraco | Posted 02.13.2015 | College
Steve Moraco

Creativity is simply having a wide range of specific interests and activities and finding ways to combine them to communicate better, help people, or solve problems.

My Child Won't Go to School: School Avoidance and What to Do

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

It is important that we remember that children want to succeed and feel good. When they are avoiding or refusing to go to school (their job), it means something isn't right for them and it is our job as parents and educators to figure it out.

3 Easy Steps to Shift a Student From Struggle to Success

Liz Frank | Posted 02.10.2015 | 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.

An Easy Formula for Answering the Most Important Job Search Question

Steve Dalton | Posted 02.09.2015 | College
Steve Dalton

Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.

Seven Manners Through Which Schools Are Killing Creativity

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 02.09.2015 | Education
Rajat Bhageria

Schools are killing creativity. But rather than just sharing articles and liking pages, let's actually do something about it; educators, implement some of these ideas, and comment on how they go. Let's bring on the education revolution, together!

Would You Drop Out Of College If You Won the Lottery?

Breana Brill | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Breana Brill

College is about the whole experience. Going to class and learning is a given, but along with that package is learning how to live on our own for the first time and starting a life separate from the hometown we were raised in.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Steven's Court

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jerry Zezima

As a Connecticut Yankee born and bred -- or perhaps I should say born and white-bread, which is how most people think of Connecticut Yankees -- I have always loved history, not just because I am old enough to be historical myself, but because I could never do algebra.

Schools for Sustainability Attends Marc Brasof's Talk: Student Voice in School Reform

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 02.03.2015 | Education
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

They've lost my trademark sparkle and I feel sad -- because I am exhausted -- because I spent 50 percent of my energy today redirecting students and another 50 percent trying to inspire students and staff to want to be in school! Something isn't working.

To Learn or to Educate?

Meral Barlas | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Meral Barlas

To be honest, at times it seems like one company is ruling my life. No, not some designer brand or worldwide corporation, but the College Board -- from AP classes to administering the SAT, it pretty much monopolizes my life.

Learning From My Ruler

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Bil Hitchcock

Robert Fulgham once wrote a wonderful book, Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten... I think for me it was in grade school... a...

10 Tips On What to Do Before, During and After Your College Intership

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.27.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

A lot of students enter college not knowing how to go about finding an internship that will help them with their career goals. It's a process that can sometimes be very daunting and confusing.

Reflections of a Temple Grad

Peak Johnson | Posted 01.23.2015 | College
Peak Johnson

So many thoughts started to form in my mind as my row started to join the long line of graduates. It amazed me at the time, and it still does on occasion, that a kid from North Philadelphia who originally had no plans on attending an institution of higher learning was now graduating from college again.

Illinois' Top 7 Party Schools

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.23.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

College experiences can be as varied as the campuses that provide their settings. Still, most include a broadening world view, expanding academic horizons and a growing circle of friends.

What I Learned at Kindergarten Drop-Off

Karen Cordano | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Karen Cordano

He shook me off halfway to the sidewalk. "Mom. I've got this." He trotted towards the school without a backwards glance. My throat burned again as I watched him.

Help? Can ANYONE Teach Me to Sing?

Hilary Wilce | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Hilary Wilce

Why can't I do what most other people seem to find so easy? Why can't I simply learn to sing, and then sing better than I did before? And hold on to it?

10 Ways Studying Abroad Ruins Your Life

Breana Brill | Posted 01.15.2015 | College
Breana Brill

Don't get me wrong, I love my friends and family from my home town, but studying abroad made me realize how boring my little suburban town is and how much there is to do out in the world.

Rising to the Challenge...in Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Christina Pacella

Ten year old Piero ( imaginary name) wakes up every morning at six a.m. He washes his hands and face, brushes his teeth, combs his hair, gets dressed and rushes down the stairs.

Teacher Evaluations Require More Than a Check in the Box

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.09.2015 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

This leaves principals and school administrators tasked with conducting teacher evaluations in a rapidly changing educational environment that can be unfamiliar if not altogether intimidating.

Teaching the Bible as Literature in Public High School -- Part 11

Frank Breslin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

In choosing aphorisms, I always made a point of exposing students to different viewpoints and cautioned them not to accept any aphorism as true until they have critically evaluated its claim. I suggested that they think of at least three strong arguments both for and against each aphorism's truth