Carolyn Kingsley

15 Flips | 4 Magazines | 26 Likes | 6 Following | @CarolynKingsley | Recycled educator. Explorer and information collector. Reader and film fan. Still in love with the teaching process and miracles provided there.

How Broken Is College, and Can We Fix it?

Addressing the challenges facing colleges is about safeguarding the social mobility and economic vitality they enable.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Higher Education

Which College Will You Choose to Go to? Here’s What to Consider

The hard part is over for high school seniors: College applications are in, and most know where they've gotten accepted. Between now and May 1, National College Decision Day, they need to decide where they want to go.<p>How do you choose where you want to spend the next four years of your life? NBC …

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Curly-Haired Cutie Has An Important Message About Equality

"It doesn't matter what color your skin is, it matters who you are INSIDE," says 4-year-old Cleo.<p>Cleo's mom, a HuffPost blogger and the author of <i>Bullied</i>, tells HuffPost that her daughter's impassioned proclamation came after they were discussing the situation in Ferguson and talking about how to …

Center for the Collaborative Classroom

The Secret Every New Mom Should Remember

A newborn's cry is unmistakable.<p>The hearty, bleating squawk of a tiny human being announcing his or her arrival is a sound that etches itself into the cellular memory of a parent. My youngest has a cry that is 13 months older than his first heartbreaking shrills once were, and yet...<p>When you peeked …

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Today's A Mighty Girl Community Pick is an excellent back-to-school guide for parents of girls aged 5 to 12 who are concerned about their daughters experiencing bullying or exhibiting bullying behaviors: “Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades” by Michelle Anthony and Reyna Lindert. The authors, both of whom are developmental psychologists with children of their own, noticed a significant pattern of social struggles among girls as young as five years old. After seeing how prevalent this pattern was, they wrote this book to help parents guide their daughters through the challenges of making friends and handling bullying in the early years of elementary school. They provide a four-step process that parents can teach their daughters in order to help them identify and handle difficult social situations. They also discuss an issue that can be especially upsetting for parents: what to do if it’s their own daughter who’s being the mean girl. Throughout, they provide exercises for educators, parents, and kids that give the book an interactive edge. An addendum at the end also teaches parents how they can apply the four steps to situations in their adult lives. Whether your daughter is just starting kindergarten or nearing middle school, this book will help you teach her resilience and self-confidence. Its lessons will help you empower the girls in your life to handle these situations on their own, through exercises like “what-if” scenarios, but also give them the reassurance that you will be there to support them if the situation requires adult help. Highly recommended for parents of girls aged 5 to 12. To learn more or order “Little Girls Can Be Mean,” visit For more resources for parents and educators to help better understand bullying among children and youth and learn how best to respond to it, we've showcased more recommendations in our post "Leading the Way: Bullying Prevention Books for Parents and Educators" at For books for preschool and early elementary-aged children that teach empathy and help kids learn how to respond to bullying, check out our post on "The End of Bullying Begins With Me": Bullying Prevention Books for Young Mighty Girls" at For numerous recommendations for tweens and teens, including on cyberbullying and responsible technology use, check out "Taking a Stand Against Bullying: Bullying Prevention Books for Tweens and Teens" at And, for books for children and teens that offer helpful guidance on making friends, visit our blog post "Making and Keeping Friends: Mighty Girl Books About Friendship" at

Video premiere: Brian Setzer's 'Let's Shake' video

Brian Setzer's video for <i>Let's Shake</i>, premiering at USA TODAY, begins with the singer and guitarist riding a motorcycle, a few bars of the old Santo & Johnny instrumental <i>Sleep Walk</i> playing beneath the image to set the mood.<p>As he walks into a bar called Lee's Cocktails Lounge, the mood changes. The …

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