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Teaching the Teacher

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 01.12.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

I loved my first grade teacher. Her first name was Dorothy, the same as my grandmother's. She was interesting and seemed to devote a lot of time to me... and I loved her... until she sent home the note.

Kids Make an Elephant-Sized Impact on Conservation

John F. Calvelli | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

If you ask almost anyone involved in the conservation movement for the main reason why they fight to save endangered wildlife, they will often mention their children or the need to save threatened species for future generations.

Is Recess Still on the SATs?

Galanty Miller | Posted 01.07.2015 | Education
Galanty Miller

As a society, I wish we would do more to celebrate the boring stuff. The boring stuff is important. Math is important. History is important. English is important.

A Wakeup Call for School Leaders

Diann Woodard | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Diann Woodard

What do you say after an election night like November 4? We lost. As a matter of fact, some have called it "a bloodbath." We are educators though. We must take a stand. We must talk to our communities and business partners about what is right for our schools.

10 Things I Learned Within My First Two Months Of College

Breana Brill | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Breana Brill

It hasn't been hard just because I'm from out of state, or that school itself is really challenging, but I also don't have a guiding hand to give me advice like I did in high school.

Real Strategies to End Bullying

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

The Dignity Act is a different kind of anti-bullying law.

7 Reasons Why This School Is Banning Halloween

Karyn Pickles | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Karyn Pickles

This gem scrolled through my Facebook feed yesterday: A friend's children's school has decided to forgo Halloween this year in favor of... I don't know... Friday, I guess. The decision was attributed to the "staff" and the reasons behind it were given as follows.

Shocking: Stage Moms vs. NFL's Manning Family

Denice Duff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Denice Duff

From Shirley Temple to Drew Barrymore, young girls have loved to dress up and entertain. I'm going out on a limb here when I say stage moms are like cosmetic surgery, you only really notice the bad ones...

Tapped Out Teens: 4 Stress Relief Strategies That Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Not ready to try meditation? Try to practice slowing your breathing down to four to six breaths per minute. Regular practice of this technique has been shown to build both your stress resilience and your willpower reserve.

Good Stock Farm: A Great New Cooking School

Rozanne Gold | Posted 12.12.2014 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

Here's why my husband and I raced up to Good Stock Farm two weeks ago. Michael, who was the founding editor of Nation's Restaurant News, had decades earlier met Sandy D'Amato, a multi-starred chef from Milwaukee.

The Memories From One Act of Kindness Can Last a Lifetime

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.10.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Over 30 years have passed, since this particular act of Kindness was shown towards me, yet I can still clearly remember what happened and remain deeply thankful to the person who helped the little boy that I once was

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members of...

I Redshirted My Son And I Don't Regret It

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents

While choosing to ‘redshirt’ is a common practice in the sports world, is the same process the key to ensuring your child’s academic and social ...

Yes, Your Kid Can Actually Live Without Peanut Butter

Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor

I cannot imagine having to live with that kind of fear every day, and I certainly cannot imagine having to deal with people who seemed so callous about the life of my child.

Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

Rice and Peterson: A Double Standard for Violence

Paul Mones | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Paul Mones

The Peterson and Rice cases demonstrate the need for a serious national dialogue on ending all forms of physical punishment of children.

A Good Evening Spoiled

Claire Wapole | Posted 08.03.2015 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

So, as another school year begins, I am anxiously hoping. Anxiously hoping that little if any homework muscles it's way into my home, commandeering time and energy away from my family.

Watch These Adults Fail At 5th-Grade Math, Feel Better About Your Own Struggles

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents

For those of you who feel like you're not exactly Einsteins when it comes to helping your kids with their math homework, you're not alone. In the a...

Why There Are More Female Teachers Than Males

SFGate | Posted 09.11.2014 | Home

When he was only 18, Herman Melville taught for a winter in a crowded and underfunded one-room schoolhouse in rural Massachusetts....

Kids Are In School for About 15,000 Hours - Does How They Spend That Time Make a Difference?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

The question of whether schools affect student achievement has been debated ever since the publication of James C. Coleman's landmark 1966 study, "Equ...

Important Life Lessons Children Learn Through Sports

Laura Usky | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

If you have kids in organized sports I'm sure you'll agree they have learned these lessons and many others besides making lasting friendships with teammates and invaluable memories of childhood.

There is More to Life Than Freshman Year

Susan Kaufman | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

Sometimes you have to completely throw yourself into something and not look up until all you see is clear sky. I think expectations, snap judgments, and insecurities cloud the conscience; they keep us from living and investing in the present.

Back to School, Back in the Day

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education
Minnesota Historical Society

Everyone is excited for back to school time. Kids are eager to see friends, get a new teacher, hopefully learn a few things. Parents are ready to get...

I Wrote Lunchbox Notes To My Daughter For A Year. Here's What I Learned.

Beau Coffron | Posted 02.06.2015 | Parents
Beau Coffron

Each Monday this past year I took a few extra minutes and put a special note in my daughter's lunch. She not only read every one, but she even kept a ...

6 Baking Hacks For Guilt-Free Cookies

Andrea Lynn | Posted 02.06.2015 | Taste
Andrea Lynn

Why do we make ourselves crazy trying to get kids to eat their peas, carrots and now...kale? Heck, do we even like kale? Instead of fighting a battle ...