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5 Lessons I've Learned from the First Year of School
Published author and blogger at Mommy A to Z
Watching my daughter's kindergarten teachers navigate Common Core while getting 20 kids who suddenly all have to go potty to sit criss-cross applesauce is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Coming Out to the Classroom, A Teacher's Story
Paul Emerich France
Teacher | Writer | Learner
The truth is that being gay isn't something I "do" privately. It's a part of who I am, and it has shaped how I view the world. It develops my understanding of the human condition and dictates the empathic interactions I have with each of my students.
The Grass Moment: Helping Kids to Become Reflective Rebels
Author and lecturer on education, parenting, and human behavior
Compliance remains the central goal of most classroom management programs, character education initiatives and parenting resources. Sure, we stress the virtues of independent thinking and assertiveness, but mostly in the context of getting kids to resist peer pressure
5 Ways To Relieve Homework Stress in 5 Minutes
Co-Author of The Learning Habit
There are some techniques parents can use that encourage learning. Parents can give children "the right" kind of help by systematically reinforcing habits that help rather than hinder the learning process.
4 Reasons You Should Not Send Your Child to College
Author, Coach, and Consultant. Get unstuck and do work you lov...
Creating an enjoyable career has much more to do with looking inward than it does with chasing high income levels. Understanding your child's personality, strengths and interests will help you influence their post-high school choices.
The Global Search for Education: It's an App App App App World!
C. M. Rubin
Blogger and Author, "The Real Alice in Wonderland"
As apps become more and more significant in our society, are they opening up our world or are they shutting it down? How are the advantages of face to face contact as relevant when we have cutting-edge, digital toys to interact with?
Kelly Hirt is a mother, teacher, writer and blogger at http://...
My son has been described as compulsive, stubborn and argumentative. But these are negative explanations of the same characteristic that has allowed him to tolerate challenging social and learning issues.
Dear Marcy and Jackie
Huffington Post Political Contributor
Q. Dear Marcy and Jackie, Whose job is it to teach basic math? Both my kids are learning multiplication and they get zero
The Debate Over the Role of Private Enterprise in Education
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny
Executive Director at INET, Argentine Ministry of Education
With tighter public budget constraints and frustration over poor services, especially for low-income communities, the need for the kind of public-private dialogue and partnership that Hess and Horn advocate for has never been greater.
Is There a Right Way to Explain Evolution to a 6-Year-Old?
Maker + writer + mom
She started crying. The contradiction was overwhelming, and my explanation just made things worse. I tried to cheer her up, adding, "Then there were dinosaurs! Apes turned into people!" Full. Mental. Meltdown.
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Surviving Early Decision Blues
Associate Professor, California State University, Los Angeles
High school seniors set all of their hopes on that one college, and they find out right before their final exams of first semester if they got in. With social media, the notification process is public; when a student gets admitted, everyone knows.
Connecting the Dots of Child Health and Academic Achievement
Financial Media Personality and Chief Executive Officer, GENYOUth
If we're not able to solve the child wellness crisis we're currently facing, every other facet of our society will be impacted in the coming decades.
Closing the Global STEM Gap
By nurturing and encouraging girls' early interest in STEM and making it fun for them, we can keep them engaged, help them perform better in school and ultimately, encourage them to pursue careers in STEM fields.
Honey, I Killed the Kids' Love of Reading
Jordan Lloyd Bookey
Chief Mom and Co-Founder at Zoobean
Not that into reading? Keep trying! Stop labeling our kids, and instead start figuring out what they love, what interests them... and make reading the vehicle to learn more about it.
Should You Retake the SAT/ACT?
CEO of Varsity Tutors
The decision to retake the SAT and/or the ACT is a significant one, and you must consider several questions in order to reach the conclusion that is correct for you.
Parents and Teachers Declare War on Common Core
Dr. Anne Hendershott
Professor, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Those promoting the Common Core standards maintain that local districts can still design their own curriculum to meet these federal standards. But parents and teachers know that standards drive the curriculum.
There's an App for That: A Speech Language Therapist's Perspective
Rachel Cortese, MS Ed, MS CCC-SLP
Speech-language therapist, Child Mind Institute
There are no shortcuts, even with the iPad, to learning language. Like anything else in life, it's a balance. As parents, teachers, and clinicians, we need to be responsible in how we choose to use technology to facilitate language and learning.
I Might Not Send My Kids to College
Sarah Stewart Holland
I'm sorry. I need to save $1,100 A MONTH to send my children to college almost 20 years from now?!? That is insanity.
The Secret to Successful Parenting
Joseph W. Gauld
Founder, Hyde School
We are caught up in our society's academic achievement-driven educational system, where our children's "best" is measured academically. This leaves the parent mentoring role in a secondary position, that of urging our children to meet the school's standards.
Hands of Time
Small Business Owner
In the early days, I'd have a mug of coffee on one side of the keyboard, a manual breast pump on the other. I would get up at dawn, as it was the best time for pumping and writing. One activity sustained my girls; the other, me.
Every Child Should Be in Therapy
Chief Storyteller of GoZen! Anxiety Relief Programs for Kids
Social and emotional programs are still in their infancy. They need support. They need a voice. If you're a parent, you can find out what your school is doing to implement SEL programming into the curriculum.
Parenting and Teaching the Gifted Child, Part 2
Dr. Gail Gross
Human Behavior, Parenting, and Education Expert, Speaker, Auth...
One of the most significant steps in educating and guiding the gifted child is an individualized curriculum created for his needs.
Director of Child Care and Early Learning at the National Wome...
As students settle back into their routines, voters across the country prepare to head to the polls. This year, there's a common theme popping up across the country that's of vital importance: the value of expanding Pre-K.
Here's One Way to Wreck a Child's Education: Take Away Recess
I understand that teachers are trying to control their classroom. I know many of the classrooms give rewards as well as take-away reward systems. But taking away a crucial part of a child's learning -- play -- is unproductive when getting a kid to sit still.
Read Every Day: A Healthy Prescription for Your Child
Dr. Pascal Lee
Planetary Scientist at Mars Institute and SETI Institute
Reading builds motivation, curiosity and memory. It nurtures children and encourages them to form a positive association with books and reading later in life.
Daydreaming: A Skill to Help Us Build Our Dreams
Joseph W. Gauld
Founder, Hyde School
Our sense of integrity and self-confidence may ultimately depend on how we handle our developing perceptions and ideas.
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