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Training Kids Without Stressing Them Out

Tim Elmore | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Stress becomes destructive when opportunities look like obstacles. Let's help our students see them for what they are and learn to manage stress in a healthy way.

Mom Says: It's OK to Lean Back

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

As your mother, I know that it is SWUG (Senior Washed Up Girl) season once again. You and your friends are college seniors; you've seen and done it all. You're hanging around in sweats, drinking wine, watching season four of Mad Men, waiting to graduate.

What's Wrong With Grit?

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Are students who demonstrate high levels of grit --particularly when pressured by parents and teachers -- dealing with their emotions in a positive or negative way?

Your Sugary Schools

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

I am not a nutrition extremist. I believe in birthday cakes on birthdays, candy on Halloween and dessert on occasion. But much of the good work I do to build healthy eating habits in the home is sabotaged by unhealthy food being given to children everywhere they turn.

My Brother's Keeper: Sons And Brothers Speak Out

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.14.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

My Brother's Keeper is an Obama Administration initiative that seeks to empower boys and young men of color. The effort kicked off in February 2014. ...

How to Return to Teaching After Spring Break

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Education
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

Without fail at the end of every academic break, the panic begins, like a crocheted scarf wrapping slowly around my throat. The mild anxiety creeps ...

4 Ideas to Help Students Navigate Their Anxiety

Tim Elmore | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Do teens today really experience a more challenging life than teens did a hundred years ago? In some ways, yes they do. In other ways, not even close. And I believe we (adults) must equip them to navigate the pressures of life so they can reduce their "distress."

Even Cafeterias Are Part of School Culture

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

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Five Things Every Young Person Should Know About Drugs and Alcohol

Theodore Caputi | Posted 05.18.2014 | College
Theodore Caputi

New advancements in drug and alcohol prevention, intervention, and treatment programs occur nearly every day. So what does all this mean for teens and college students today? Here's what you need to know.

Six Benefits to Ripping Up the Rulebook

Tim Elmore | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Instead of the usual list of "rules" most schools enforce, Principal Bruce McLachlan abandoned the recess rubric as part of a successful university experiment. He had a hunch that all the rules and boundaries were backfiring.

The New SAT Changes -- The Good, the Bad and the Inconsequential

Paul Jury | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
Paul Jury

Here's the good news: Hardworking, capable students will find a way to succeed, regardless of their income, or the SAT's format. Because that's what they do. Maybe now there will be even more free resources to help them.

The Best of Both Worlds: Texas A&M International University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 05.11.2014 | Style

Vela's mastering of casual cool embodies the everyday stylings in Dustdevil country, bringing forth the unexpected and putting new spins on the most unlikely of garments.

Unconscious Lessons Call for Mindful Education

Suna Senman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Suna Senman

We need to evoke mindfulness in what we think, see and do; or else pass the craziness of our current world onto our children.

Running to God

Nicole Scott | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Nicole Scott

Every mile I run, I feel it deep within my soul -- I'm running to God. I run to Him asking for forgiveness, to pray and to thank Him for all the blessings in my life.

It's About Time: Promising Efforts to Improve Our Schools With Right Amount of Time

Harriet Sanford | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Harriet Sanford

We all know that the time educators spend in the classroom is just the tip of the iceberg. Grading papers, working with students before and after the bell rings, staff meetings and parent conferences -- these all add to the school day in ways that are rarely tallied.

TrakInvest: Crowdsourcing Financial Wisdom in Asia

Sourav Roy | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Sourav Roy

The social trading platform which integrates global equities trading with social listening, has received strong buy-ins from various academic, research and financial services institutions across Asia.

I'd Rather Lose My Ford or My Finger Than My Phone

Tim Elmore | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

In case you're wondering how kids today think, new research enables us to answer that question and see how absolutely different they are from their elders.

What My Students Think Makes a Great Teacher

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

A day doesn't go by that my students don't enlighten me with their genuine innocence or entertain me with their youthful ignorance.

Stonehill College Puts the New in New England Style

CollegeFashionista | Posted 05.03.2014 | Style

The fashion world as a whole tends to categorize styles, "preppy," "hipster," "trendsetter," when in actuality, some of the most successful style choices are those that can't be put into words.

5 Questions to Ask College Financial Aid Officers

Jodi Okun | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Make sure you spend some planning time thinking about the questions you want to ask the financial aid officer so you don't get caught off-guard.

University's First Black, Female Student Body President: I Came To Ole Miss Because It Is Not Perfect

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Black Voices

Racist vandalism on any campus not only affects how others view a university, but also affects how current students feel about their very own school. ...

We Need More Katie Mulichs

Linda Hallman | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Linda Hallman

I have a 13-month-old standard poodle named Sebby. That's short for Sebastian, as in Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach is my husband's favorite composer and...

What I Learned From Transgender Students

John O'Connor | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
John O'Connor

These youth know how difficult the task at hand is. Understanding what it means to be transgender is new for many people in our society and can be confusing. That's not surprising, because many people are unaware of the issues transgender people face.

From Entitled to Empowered: Eight Steps to Combat Entitlement in the Classroom

Tim Elmore | Posted 04.28.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

From the self-esteem movement, to our safety obsession, to social media (all of which are good), we have a perfect storm producing offspring that feel entitled to all things good.

Higher Education or a House: Can Young Americans Have Both?

Ellen Haberle | Posted 04.26.2014 | Money
Ellen Haberle

16 Percent of First-time Homebuyers Say Student Debt Has Kept Them From Buying: My husband and I would love to own a home, but right now we just ca...