From grandmother to mother to daughter, the women in our family experienced firsthand the many gifts of sports, but also the academic and professional advantages. Sports gave us a sense of ourselves, our power, and the willingness to dig deep to turn challenging situations around.
Yes, finals week -- where Adderall is God's gift to procrastinating college students, Starbucks and Red Bull is more coveted than tequila and Budweiser, and social media sites become used more than textbooks.
Why hello, Math. It's been, what, 10 years since our last night together? Remember, I was taking a freshman elective and you were using differential equations to kick my ass? But over time, I don't know what happened. We grew apart.
According to a PBS report, close to one million American children drop out of school every year. In light of the staggering rate and our current crisis, it is important parents are involved in their children's education early.
Jesse Wellens, the male half of YouTube's hottest prank channel, PrankvsPrank, joined What's Trending live via Google plus to talk about maintaining how they were one of the first to build out a prank based channel on YouTube and how that's impacted their relationship as a real life couple.
Although educational interactive games are not new, I am encouraged that there may be an exciting trend developing to enable young people to learn about and take action to impact the world and its issues.
Students from disenfranchised social groups in the United States continue to receive substandard K-12 education and have significantly less access to higher education and other valued social opportunities and resources.
Kids should be praised primarily for their efforts, rather than for their personal characteristics, because if they are praised for effort, then a poor performance is more likely to be seen as a glitch, rather than a valid reflection of who they are as individuals.
I go into preschools and see children playing with puzzles on a screen instead of playing with real puzzles. They read words from a screen instead of holding real books. There will be plenty of time for technology. There is very little time for childhood.
We have lost faith in the fact that children genuinely want to learn. It is only when we make it stressful or unsafe that this drive is thwarted. Fortunately, babies are shielded from the pressures of our judgments or arbitrary deadlines.
Students with sexualized behavior are one of teachers' biggest concerns. While sexual behavior is relatively unusual, it can be understandably upsetting and confusing for educators, who often are not sure how best to respond.