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Education

Back to School: Prevent Disasters Before They Strike!

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 08.07.2014 | Education
Claire L. Barnett

Based on long experience and training, my first thought is not a manmade or natural disaster, but a homegrown "school-made disaster" - a school environmental problem affecting children's health.

What Do the Children Need?

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We are getting a crystal clear understanding of the world these children live in. We're asking two key questions -- and the answers are providing insights that are more profound than we imagined.

IQ Doesn't Predict Success

Daniel Goleman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Education
Daniel Goleman

To further understand what attributes actually predict success, a more satisfying answer lies in another kind of data altogether: competence models.

A Letter To My Son On His Last Day Of Day Care

Jessica N. Turner | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Jessica N. Turner

May you continue to experience joy through creativity and learning all the days of your life.

When Your Mother Makes You The Enemy

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

I'm going through scribbled notes and old emails I'd crammed into a file. They're a journal of sorts, spontaneous scenes written on the backs of envelopes, emails I sent and the ones I didn't.

Fiddling With Schools While Our Nation Burns

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Attacking teacher unions and tenure, high stakes testing, NCLB, Race to the Top, Common Core, charter schools... all these things are just fiddling around while civil society burns.

Giving Birth in a Graveyard

Suzanne Skees | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Bent over a wood-fired oven, drying the fish her husband caught yesterday, 29-year-old Leticia Sam blinks the smoke from her eyes, one hand stoking the fire, the other holding her swollen belly. Expecting her fourth baby, Leticia lives atop an old graveyard piled with trash, strewn with crumbling cinderblock homes.

Addressing the Workforce Education Gap

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

You may have heard the term "skills gap" used to describe the disparity between those who are unemployed looking for a job and companies with jobs looking for employees, but you may not be as familiar with the term "education gap" as it relates to the workforce.

What Your Teens Want You To Know About Bullying

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

This is what your kids want you to know about the bullying experience, but might never tell you. You see, they don't want to upset you, disappoint you, worry you and are even concerned that you might not be interested.

Send your Kids Back to School With Confidence

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Change is hard for everyone and we have to help our children through this change with positive self-talk and reminding them of all their positive virtues.

Pilgrimage to the Holy City of Copán

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Marco Cáceres

I would like to add the town of Copán Ruinas, Honduras, to the list of holy cities. Strange, you might think.

Don't Let Michigan Republicans Fool You Again

Dale Hansen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So while Republicans have spent the last few months putting lipstick on the pig that is their legislative priorities, it is important for voters to remember that the softened positions these individuals are taking now don't represent a true Republican agenda.

The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget -- And What We Can Do About It

Angela Hanscom | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Angela Hanscom

Fidgeting is a real problem. It is a strong indicator that children are not getting enough movement throughout the day. We need to fix the underlying issue.

A New Approach to Education

Daniel Goleman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
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Daniel Goleman

There is an active school movement in character education and teaching ethics. But we don't think it's enough to have children just learn about ethical virtuosity, because we need to embody our ethical beliefs by acting on them. This begins with empathy.

Birthing in the Gambia: Educate, Empower and Enable

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

The BIG Project was established in 2011 to provide higher grade maternal care to combat the high maternal mortality rates in the Gambia through its motto: Educate, Empower and Enable.

Letter From a Kindergarten Teacher

Philip Kovacs | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Philip Kovacs

As for your son's drive and desire to learn, I will do my best to protect both. I've picked up a few things over the 20 years that I've been teaching, and I assure you he's in good hands.

3 Reasons You Are Not a Fraud

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

You are awesome. Everyone is awesome in their own way. So pat yourself on the back and don't feel like you're not worthy. You are worthy! You're not a fraud! You're awesome!

How To Make The World a Better Place: 4 Lessons on Founding a Non-Profit

Christopher Molaro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Molaro

To be sure, there are many ways one can try to change and help their community, big or small. Admittedly, there are more effective and less effectiv...

Pasadena Needs a Warrior Leader Superintendent to Improve All Public Schools

Randy Jurado Ertll | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Randy Jurado Ertll

The PUSD has not had a superintendent like Ray Cortines in a very long time. Of course, few are lucky to have a Cortines, who went on to the San Jose, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles schools.

Here's How to Find True Balance in Life

Michael Feeley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

A few years ago I lost my job. It was a terrible time. I was angry and afraid. I didn't know how I would make money? What else could I do? My fears about age and not having the right skills ran me.

Prosperity Through Relationships

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Good News
Michelle Rose Gilman

I'm not claiming that you have to have changed someone's life or be some type of hero to have prosperity through relationships -- you just need to allow yourself to be authentic, open to building honest and caring relationships with the people in your personal and professional lives.

Back to School With a Little Digital Lunch Money

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

If you think you are starting to feel like you're getting left in the digital dust now, just wait. When your first grader starts talking about crypto currency, don't be surprised when a piggy bank is about as valued as your house phone.

Building a Brighter Future for Girls Everywhere

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Patrick Davies

Too many girls around the world reach adolescence and find their future is already mapped out. They never have a chance to finish school or get a job, or an opportunity to travel and experience life. It's time to give these girls the chance to write their own future.

Teacher Tenure: Taking It to the Courts

Jessica Levinson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Jessica Levinson

The question of how and whether public school teachers should be able to obtain job security, or phrased another way, how easy it should be to fire them, is not new.

A Challenge to Principals: Focus on Staff Strengths

Brad L. Johnson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Brad L. Johnson

Unfortunately, in education as in culture, we focus more on improving areas of weaknesses rather than developing strengths or leadership abilities.