Angela DeRoos

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USDA withdraws welfare rules for animals certified 'organic'

The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era rules for how animals should be treated if their meat is going to be sold as “certified …

What Should A 4-Year-Old Know?

We are such a competitive culture that even our preschoolers have become trophies and bragging rights. Childhood shouldn't be a race.<p>I was on a parenting bulletin board recently and read a post by a mother who was worried that her 4 and a 1/2-year-old did not know enough. "What should a 4-year-old …

Homeschooling

Dr. Benjamin Spock: Child Care and Controversy

<b>Dr. Benjamin Spock</b> has been at the forefront of child care since he first made a splash seven decades ago. His advice has been religiously followed …

Who Owns Organic

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General Mills

An age-by-age guide to helping kids manage emotions

We are all born with emotions, but not all those emotions are pre-wired into our brains. Kids are born with emotional reactions such as crying, …

How To Prepare Water For The Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake

All photos feature OPB staffers modeling 14-15 gallons of water.<p>When the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake strikes, everyday life in the Pacific …

Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

A pair of moderate earthquakes shook the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles off the southern Oregon coast late Saturday and early Sunday.<p>A new analysis …

Waldorfpädagogik heute: A journey towards an interest in the world

Photo: © Marie Maerz / photocase.de<p>The experience of the separateness of the other person and the world leads the small child at around the age of …

Language

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland

“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade—that’s …

Write Lesson Plans

Writing lesson plans makes sure that you are addressing the requirements of the curriculum as well as the opportunity to plan how you will best …

Why we fell for clean eating

The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee Wilson<p>In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At …

Clean Eating

Why are our children so bored at school, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no real friends?

Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers

<b>Welcome to your first year of teaching</b>. This year will test you more intensely than just about anything you’ve done up to now. It will deplete all …

The Shocking Doomsday Maps Of The World And The Billionaire Escape Plans

When I wrote my first article on billionaire bunkers years ago, I never would have imagined how quickly our world was changing. Our lives are in a constant state of flux, the political situation aside, our earth is rapidly changing. Between the increase of bizarre weather patterns hitting the …

Geography

American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

An American college student who has been in North Korean custody for a year and a half arrived in Cincinnati on Tuesday night on a medical evacuation flight.<p>Otto Warmbier, 22, is in a coma, his father, Fred Warmbier, told NPR News on Tuesday. An ambulance took Otto Warmbier from the airport to the …

North Korea

France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research

Following President Trump's June 2 decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement— a multi-country pact that acknowledges global warming poses serious threats to humanity and the environment — the French government has created an outlet for people from all countries who still want to fight …

Tuition

The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them

Information overload is everywhere, from non-stop news to rat-a-tat email inboxes. At the receiving end of this deluge of verbiage is the human brain—<i>your</i> brain— metaphorically endowed with a vacuum cleaner that sucks up information; a container for short-term memory; a blender for integrating …

'When I Was Your Age' And Other Pitfalls Of Talking To Teens About Stress

It's difficult to have a teenager's mind. The brain develops rapidly during the adolescent years, which partially explains why teens experience anger, sadness and frustration so intensely.<p>During these tumultuous years, hormones surge, bodies change and adolescents must face a number of social and …

Jennifer Garner urges Congress to fund early-childhood education: ‘A brain in poverty is up against it. I’m telling you.’

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Jennifer Garner, the actress and a member of the Board of Trustees of the nonprofit Save the Children, which promotes children’s rights, testified Thursday on Capitol Hill about the importance of …

Early Childhood Education

How Socioeconomic Diversity In Schools Helps All Students

“Millions of poor, disadvantaged students are trapped in failing schools.”So said President Trump at the White House recently. It’s a familiar lament …

Education

In Praise of Kindergarten

“The heart of the Waldorf method is that education is an art – it must speak to the child’s experience. To educate the whole child, his heart and his …

The Irish Slave Trade – The Slaves That Time Forgot

by G John Sit<p>We’ve all been taught the horror’s of the African slave trade. It’s in all the school books and in plenty of Hollywood movies. But for …

Black History

Can Reading Make You Happier?

Several years ago, I was given as a gift a remote session with a bibliotherapist at the London headquarters of the School of Life, which offers innovative courses to help people deal with the daily emotional challenges of existence. I have to admit that at first I didn’t really like the idea of …

Literature

Teach Children to Seek Significance over Success

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, …

Self-improvement

A Day Without Child Care Workers

Occupations traditionally deemed “women’s work” have been perpetually undervalued over the course of history. Child care is no exception.<p>March 8 is International Women’s Day, an opportunity to reflect on women’s achievements around the world and call for continued progress toward gender equity. To …

Child Care

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot

A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future<p>In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines?<p>Children learn …

Social Issues

Why I Don't Like Play Based Learning | Happiness is here

The term ‘play based learning’ now evokes in me a much different feeling than it once did. Something like nails on a chalkboard perhaps? Not because …

Machine Learning