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A trio of boys tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens in half an hour.” Down a path and across a grassy square, 5-year-old Dylan can hear them through the window of his nana’s front room. He tries to figure out what half an hour is and whether he can wait that long. The Overprotected Kid
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Every so often, a grave and concerned person will ask (as, in fact, the New York Times asked last year): “Do We Still Need Libraries?” Hasn’t the Internet kind of, you know, ended all that? Aren’t libraries falling behind? Tellingly, the Times could find no one to argue against libraries, and that mirrors American sentiment pretty much exactly. Public Libraries Are Better Than Congress, Baseball, and Apple Pie, Say Americans - Robinson Meyer
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Tesla, the fastest-growing stock in the automotive industry, is run by a software engineer. Amazon has a market cap three times bigger than Target, even though it operates at a loss. Instagram, a company with only thirteen employees at the time, was acquired for a billion dollars just three months after Kodak filed for bankruptcy. These are digital companies doing extraordinary things. But there is a larger pattern here. The dominant players in video, music, retail, recruiting, and direct marketing are also digital companies. The Operating Model That Is Eating The World — on management — Medium
he Operating Model That Is Eating The World — on management — Medium
The crazy thing is that we parents too often obsess about did they learn this or this or this which are all items spread all over the board, and our kids don't tend to learn, really learn, things by spreading out, but by going deep into an interest. And they will learn the basics we're so concerned about by going deep. Your kid into sewing? Wow, she really likes that dress, but the pattern is for a size too big for her. How do need to adjust the pattern? Well, it's a size 6. The Worry That Your Unschooler Isn't Learning What He Should Be Learning - Unschoolery
Unschoolery By Leo Babauta Some of you might know that I'm a fan of letting go of goals, or living/working without goals ... So you might be surprised to know that this week, I decided to encourage my kids to create 2014 goals and a plan for accomplishing those goals. What gives? Well, I thought I'd use goals as a teaching/learning tool in our little unschooling adventure. I've found goals to be unnecessary for accomplishing things, but I don't believe goals are evil, especially if you use them right.
In August, leaders from more than 50 schools from around the country will gather at Yale to hear a simple but profound message — emotions matter in the classroom. The training session will be the largest ever held by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, which has built a sophisticated, science-based program that is anchored in the seminal work of now Yale University President Peter Salovey and fellow psychologist John D. Mayer. Less than a quarter century after publication of their paper, “Emotional Intelligence,” 75,000 educators in more than 500 schools in 30-plus states and countries including England, Spain, Italy, and Australia have learned about the key role of emotions in learning and behavior through a program called RULER. Two decades of work at Yale prove emotions matter in the classroom
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How costly is the decision to drop out of high school? Consider a few figures about life without a diploma: The average dropout can expect to earn an annual income of $20,241, according to the U.S. Census Bureau (PDF). That’s a full $10,386 less than the typical high school graduate, and $36,424 less than someone with a bachelor’s degree. Of course, simply finding a job is also much more of a challenge for dropouts. By the Numbers: Dropping Out of High School | Dropout Nation | FRONTLINE
Godwin Higa, principal, Cherokee Point Elementary School Two kindergarteners at Cherokee Point Elementary School in San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood get into a fight on the playground. Their teacher sends them to the principal’s office. The secret to fixing school discipline problems? Change the behavior of adults « ACEs Too High
Yesterday, I came across this study, which found that more teachers than you’d think let their personal feelings impact the way they graded their students. For me it was more than just the actual grading. Instead, my fledgling sense of perspective was brutally body-checked by my science teacher’s decision that he just wasn’t down with my killer vests, gap-toothed, quiet self. (I dressed up as a dog. My 6th Grade Science Teacher Hated My Guts -- Study Shows Yours Probably Did, Too
Doodling is often frowned upon in meetings and classrooms, but now scientists say it might help you remember details in an otherwise boring presentation. The back-of-the-envelope speculation as to why? Doodlers don't daydream as much. Forty test subjects — all rather smart folks (they are members of the research panel of the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge) — were made to listen to a dull phone message. It was 2.5 minutes long and contained names of people and places. The half who were asked to doodle during the message had 29 percent better recall than the non-doodlers. Doodling Is Good For Your Noodle
Apr [display_podcast] I think I can safely say that we know from personal experience that music affects our bodies and our minds. Listening to music relaxes us, energizes us, comfort us, keeps us company, help us celebrated and even helps marks special occasions. Listening to music in the classroom
For many of you, school was 12 or more years of teachers and administrators deciding what was best for you, dictating exactly how you spent every minute of every day -- the result being that you absolutely hated each and every one of those minutes. But as you reached adulthood, you probably came to the realization that it was all for the best. You were just a stupid kid, after all, and your elders did things a certain way for a reason. That reason being that they were full of shit. 5 Things It Turns Out You Were Right to Hate About School
Effects of Bullying Last Into Adulthood, Study Finds Victims of bullying at school, and bullies themselves, are more likely to experience psychiatric problems in childhood, studies have shown. Now researchers have found that elevated risk of psychiatric trouble extends into adulthood, sometimes even a decade after the intimidation has ended. The new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry on Wednesday, is the most comprehensive effort to date to establish the long-term consequences of childhood bullying, experts said. “It documents the elevated risk across a wide range of mental health outcomes and over a long period of time,” said Catherine Bradshaw, an expert on bullying and a deputy director of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence at Johns Hopkins University, which was not involved in the study.
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Video shows how Walla Walla, WA, high school integrates resilience into school discipline « ACEs Too High
Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — expulsions drop 85% « ACEs Too High