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Coddled Kids Crumble. The results of over a decade of nonstop hand-holding and helicopter parenting are boomeranging back to parents and educators.
Many college students are showing an alarming lack of even basic internal coping skills. As a result, today’s colleges and universities are becoming equal parts psychologists, in absentia parents, and even academic scapegoats (when students don’t get the grades they thought they would). Related: How to Thrive in College “The idea of fragility is now an overarching theme in kids,” said Lenore Skenazy, founder of FreeRangeKids.com. “This comes from a society that makes adults fear everything, and constantly tells them they are not doing enough and not worrying about enough, so they parent their kids accordingly.” Dear Teachers: You're Not Fooling Me. Dear teachers, As a mom to a gaggle of kids, I’m a little consumed this time of year.
I’ve spent hours at the store going over different school supplies lists and checking off stuff as I throw it in my cart. A Tank Away: Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. In 1968 Vermont Banned Billboards. Here’s Why. In 1968 the state of Vermont passed a landmark anti-billboard law and the landscape has been billboard-free ever since.
The law was the result of the extraordinary efforts of one man, Ted Riehle (1924 – 2007), who was determined to preserve the natural beauty of Vermont. According to John Kessler, chair of the Travel Information Council, the law’s original goals remain the same today: “We need to provide information to the traveler, but do not want to compromise our natural scenery. Tourism is the number one industry in the state. There's no app for good teaching. 8 ways to think about tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.
Bringing technology into the classroom often winds up an awkward mash-up between the laws of Murphy and Moore: What can go wrong, will — only faster. It’s a multi-headed challenge: Teachers need to connect with classrooms filled with distinct individuals. We all want learning to be intrinsically motivated and mindful, yet we want kids to test well and respond to bribes (er, extrinsic rewards). Meanwhile, there’s a multi-billion-dollar industry, in the US alone, hoping to sell apps and tech tools to school boards. There’s no app for that. My Life in Dog Years. How Wolves Change Rivers. Life lessons from an olympian.
What does it take to jump from a 40-story building, fly through the air at 60 miles an hour, and execute perfect landings?
Courage, character, and confidence come to mind. Or, as two-time Olympian and six-time national champion Nordic ski jumper Jim Holland reveals, it’s a combination of timing, attitude, and focused persistence. A member of the U.S. ski team for 9 years, Holland recently shared with me the lessons he learned training with his brothers, Mike (a fellow Olympic ski jumper) and Joe (an Olympic Nordic combined skier), as elite athletes. Lessons he later applied as the co-founder of backcountry.com—one of the nation’s top online outdoor retailers.
“Unravel any great success story in the world,” explains Jim “and the picture is not what you imagine. Ironically, when Jim retired from competing at 26, he felt adrift. “It wasn’t until later, I realized everything that helped me as an athlete could be directly applicable to success in business.” Phillip Phillips - Gone, Gone, Gone. Compilation of labradors being awesome (VIDEO) 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. Mentally strong people have healthy habits.
They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong. 1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. 2. They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. 3. Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. 4. You won’t hear a mentally strong person complaining over lost luggage or traffic jams. Why Introverted Teachers Are Burning Out.
Jayson Jones was my favorite person to call when I needed a substitute for my high-school English classes.
Jayson was an aspiring teacher who was extremely popular with the students and related especially well with many of the at-risk kids. One day, I walked into the classroom at lunchtime, and he was sitting alone in the dark, listening to music. “Oh, an introvert?”