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Here Are Some of The Best Presentations on Education

October 18, 2015<br>A few days ago we reviewed Bibblio which is a search platform that allows you to discover, collect and curate the best free learning …

Education Technology

Response: To Teach Grit or Not to Teach Grit: That Is the Question

Today's post shares commentaries on "grit" from Andrew Miller, Barry Saide, Sara Truebridge, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Trevor Bryan, and William …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Seattle school-suspension ban: Cutting down on racial discrepancies in discipline.

Washington state’s education system has made national news several times in the past few months, mostly for not-awesome reasons: First, a court …

Education

Depths of Heroin: US Falls Into Opioid Abyss

The three young white female friends sat nonchalantly on a table at the Kenton County Detention Center, wearing prison garb and with a prevailing air of hopelessness.<p>Similar to many jails where 75 percent of the people have been locked up for crimes related to drug addiction, each rattled off the …

The Problem With Teens Is That They're Just Too Rational

Teenagers get dissed for being irrational and making bad decisions, which can lead to very bad things, like drunken driving, risky sex and drug use.<p>But what if the problem is really that teens are just a little too rational?<p>That's the argument of Scott Huettel, a professor of psychology and …

Switching Thinking About Cognitive Flexibility

<b>UM researchers propose a new model of the ability to shift thoughts that could increase understanding of behavioral and neurological …

What Schools Really Need to Teach: Mental Health

September is Suicide Prevention Month. It’s also the month when most students head back to school for a new year of challenges. That makes this a …

The Fictions Surrounding ADHD and the "Chemical Imbalance" Theory of Mental Illness

By Cortland Pffefer (with Irwin Ozborne)<p>Contributing writers for Wake Up World<p><i>The belief that increasing dopamine levels will alleviate ADHD symptoms</i> …

Mental Health

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Mathematics

'In the Mind Fields' and the renewed emphasis on a mindful approach to mental illness

In a 1956 cover story marking the centenary of Sigmund Freud's birth, Time celebrated the Viennese physician as the father of American psychiatry. While the magazine acknowledged that fewer than 10% of the nation's 9,000 psychiatrists were "hard-core analysts," it estimated that at least 70% of …

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.