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How To Help Your Kid Cope With Back To School Anxiety

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

Remember setting out your outfit for the first day back to school? You probably felt a mix of excitement, wonder for the year … and a little anxiety...

6 Tips for Teachers Headed Back To The Classroom

Dayna Steele | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
Dayna Steele

In the Classroom: 101 Ways to Rock Your World was written as a gift to teachers -- new ones and the ones who have been in the trenches for years. Where would anyone of us be without a teacher at some point in our lives?

A Digital Graduation Day That Makes a Difference

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Education
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

Graduation Day. It's a rite of passage that these days pretty much every student, from preschoolers to post grads, has been entitled to. The caps, the gowns, the celebrations; but what about those who have struggled with secondary education, for one reason or another?

The Sextant or Siri: American Creativity in the Crossroads

Day Rosenberg | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
Day Rosenberg

From the Space Race which gave us modern rocketry, Velcro, and Tang; to the magic of TV, from Cronkite to The Brady Bunch; to the Internet, with its s...

5 Things Every College Freshman Should Know

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.14.2016 | College
Lauren Galley

1. Time Is Money College is basically high school on steroids when it comes to managing your time. The first thing you should do after being accepted ...

Keep Your Kids Close

Richard Freed | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Richard Freed

Swimming with my daughters at our neighborhood pool, I watched a mother and father play with their preschool-age girl. The child was having the time of her life: "Let me see you go under water Daddy... Mommy, will you catch me when I jump off the side?" The love in this family was unmistakable.

Father Loss And More

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The father plays a major role in who we are and who we become; his absence may occupy the center stage of a person's life.

5 Ways To Determine If Your Teen Is Stressed, Anxious Or Depressed

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.28.2016 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

So how, parents ask me all the time, do I know if my teen is doing well? Surprisingly, the question is not necessarily easily answered by simply reviewing your kids' grades.

5 Tips for Completing Summer Homework and Reading

Chuck Cohn | Posted 06.28.2016 | Education
Chuck Cohn

The summer months usher in warmer weather, seemingly unlimited time for relaxation and rest, and increased opportunities for socialization with friends. The very last thing that you may wish to do is summer homework (including summer reading). Unfortunately, there is no way around it, but it is not as terrible as it may at first seem.

How The Modern School Is Becoming More Like The Modern Workplace

Blake Zalcberg | Posted 06.28.2016 | Education
Blake Zalcberg

There was a time when American schools, like American offices, were drab and stuffy places. But things are changing. As the office has evolved to all...

Thousands Of Schools Ruined By Disasters, Leaving Kids Without Education

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From earthquakes in Nepal to flooding in Myanmar, disasters damage or destroy thousands of schools leaving hund...

Innovation in Education: Giving Power to the Children

Sparknews | Posted 06.17.2016 | Education

If countries are hoping to have a future where young people are innovating for social good, and making leaps in sustainability, it means positively encouraging each student to learn their way while accompanying individual growth.

Too Early To Prepare For The First Day of School? Of Course Not!

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.09.2016 | College
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

I hate to be "that guy," but I can't be the only one who is already preparing both mentally and physically for the next semester. I know, summer has b...

De-Stress Your Kids and Yourself During Back to School

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 06.08.2016 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

It's hard to believe the lazy days of summer are close at hand and with that comes the ushering in of the back to school blues. Here is how it typical...

Three Forces That Will Get Phones Out of School

Richard Freed | Posted 06.08.2016 | Education
Richard Freed

I suggest that you reach out to school leaders to request that your school become phone-free. Know that science is on your side. Also, know that leading schools have shown that limits work. Together, we can help our students succeed.

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

When C's Are the New A's

Daniel Patterson | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Daniel Patterson

Preface Resilience is not something you can order off Etsy or Amazon Prime; it is old fashioned; it doesn't accept credit cards and must be earned in...

"Poppie's French Connection"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.26.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Of all the Romance languages, the most beautiful, in my humble opinion, is Pig Latin. Take this simple phrase: "Hiya, toots!" Transl...

Advice for the College Class of 2016

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Michael A. Moodian

I reached out to 40 leaders from various professions--many of whom are friends, colleagues, or acquaintances--and asked them one question: What advice would you give the 2016 graduating class?

Why Are Parents Afraid to Teach Digital Life Skills?

Denise Brodey | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Denise Brodey

To be ready for the challenge, to change your rules and adapt -- that's what digital peoplemaking is about. That's what I would call screensmart. We're not just wise to the issues, but smart about how we go about solving them.

Which Pistol Goes Best with This Sweatshirt?

Ashton Chan | Posted 05.20.2016 | College
Ashton Chan

There are currently eight states within the U.S. which require any publically funded institution to allow firearms on campus; and 23 additional states allow these institutions to decide for themselves whether students can carry firearms

Tomorrow's Leaders: A Reason to Hope

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Since all the political news is terrible and only getting worse, I decided to reflect on something very personal this week -- about a great event that happened this weekend.

Why Choosing The Right School For My Black Children Makes Me So Sad

Erin Riggins | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Erin Riggins

Somehow, the seemingly simple act of selecting the best school district in which to live and educate your children merits considerably more examination when you're black.

Kindergartener Suspended For Bringing Bubble-Blowing 'Gun' To School

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.18.2016 | Weird News

Thank God someone intervened. It could have been a soap bath. That is, if Southeast Elementary in Brighton, Colorado, hadn’t stopped a kindergartene...

15 Tips: When You Have Strong Feelings About Your Teen's Friends

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Dear Parents, It is inevitable that you will, over the course of your teen's adolescence, dislike at least one of their friends if not more. These fe...