The bad news is we perceive bullying to be more prolific than it was when we were young. The good news is we seem to be more aware and less tolerant of its destructive effects. We're split on how effectively our schools are dealing with the problem, to be sure. But the conversations are more open; the subject less beguiling.
In the wake of London Fashion Week it is important to think about why it is that students are frequently too worried to study fashion. Look around fashion is everywhere and it is a big deal.
If we teach our kids to interpret cues correctly to guess how someone is feeling and to want other people to feel good, the end result will be kids who make choices that result in other people feeling good and not making choices that make themselves or others feel bad.
Virtual schools are operative in 26 states in the country, and digital learning encompasses fully online schools, supplemental online courses and schools that have integrated digital content and tools into their existing instructional setup.
There's no one pre-fabricated plan (or home) to fit all families, and a child's needs may change over time. But when crises flair or progress slows, reconsidering this solid base helps organize your thoughts and leads to concrete actions to take
My teacher didn't see me in a "whole child" sense. And as strange as it may seem, I'm grateful for her misinformed assumptions and public shaming.
The contemporary kid's dawn-to-dusk schedule runs over an unusual fact: The most crucial, the most fussed-about, the most prideful chunk of the long-ago kid's education is gone. Completely absent. One-hundred-percent missing in action.
Creativity is simply having a wide range of specific interests and activities and finding ways to combine them to communicate better, help people, or solve problems.
So why, when most live nearby and those who don't could catch the bus, do parents insist on clogging up the already busy roads, and disrupting other people's time starved lives, just so their
little bag of snot bundle of joy doesn't have to walk?
"Programming" languages might seem devoid of heart when standing on their own, but put them together with the human heart and the outpouring of love that will arise is unquantifiable.
It is important that we remember that children want to succeed and feel good. When they are avoiding or refusing to go to school (their job), it means something isn't right for them and it is our job as parents and educators to figure it out.
The motivation was fear induced and devoid of a plan. I wasn't learning for the sake of learning. I was learning so my mom wouldn't yell. Not exactly fostering natural curiosity.
Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.
Schools are killing creativity. But rather than just sharing articles and liking pages, let's actually do something about it; educators, implement some of these ideas, and comment on how they go. Let's bring on the education revolution, together!
College is about the whole experience. Going to class and learning is a given, but along with that package is learning how to live on our own for the first time and starting a life separate from the hometown we were raised in.
As a Connecticut Yankee born and bred -- or perhaps I should say born and white-bread, which is how most people think of Connecticut Yankees -- I have always loved history, not just because I am old enough to be historical myself, but because I could never do algebra.