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This is how to raise emotionally intelligent kids: 5 secrets from research

Dealing with kids ain’t easy. They need an exhausting amount of attention and help.<p>Behavioral psychologists have observed that preschoolers typically …

Self-improvement

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

Most parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to live successful lives as adults.<p>And while there isn’t a set …

Stanford University

You May Think You're Procrastinating By Doing This, You're Not, According To Science Here's Why

We constantly hear about the benefits of waking up early. It's what successful people do, right? Wrong.<p>I've never admitted what I'm about to share in a public forum before, primarily for fear of the stigma that's attached to it. Would people think I'm getting old, lack motivation and ambition, that …

Creative Work

6 TED Talks on fighting impostor syndrome

You deserve much more than you think -- that job you’ve been eyeing, the raise you want. It’s time that you convinced yourself. Let these talks help.

TED Talks

Give Your Kid a Secret Code to Help Them Get Out of Sticky Situations

Kids, no matter how you’ve raised them, will find themselves in tough situations. You know these moments—the ones where they don’t want to be there, …

Parenting

Phones are creating a generation of kids with a complete inability to accept the state of boredom

I graduated high school in 2010. In the fast-paced world of technological advancement, those eight years create a vast difference between my high …

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.”<p>These are the infamous words of legendary NFL coach, Vincent Lombardi, considered by many to be one the …

Motivation

Drugs denied to hundreds of thousands of children with ADHD, experts say

Nearly half a million children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) may not be getting the medication they need partly because parents are reluctant to accept they have a behavioural condition, experts have said.<p>A new study led by Oxford University found that while five per cent of …

Stopping bullies rising to the top

Counteracting patterns that push horrible bosses further up the ladder.<p>Bullying at work, which can involve anything from shouting at colleagues, to public criticism or threatening to get them fired, exacts an enormous toll on everyone.<p>And workplace abuse doesn’t just damage employees it hits …

Leadership

10 Cleaning Mistakes That Are Actually Making Your Home Dirtier

Cleaning the wrong way can waste time, and it can potentially make your home dirtier!<p><i>Why it’s dirty:</i> Despite spritzing it with a cleaning solution, …

How to be assertive—even when you’re constantly talked over

Aggressive people are hostile, adopting the “my way or the highway” stance. Passive people give up their power and are easily taken advantage of, which creates a surefire recipe for burnout and resentment. You want to be the happy medium—an assertive person.<p>Assertive people seek out win-win …

Are We Doing Recess Right? A New Tool Can Help

Tip 1: Don’t Overlook the Power of Recess to Boost Social, Emotional, and Academic Skills<p>High-quality recess doesn’t just give students an …

Read this if you’re going through adversity

In the midst of challenging times, we often think we’re going through the worst time ever.<p>And when we’re in the middle of adversity, we think it …

OK Go Sandbox

Building Community With Restorative Circles

Restorative circles are most effective when they’re an integral part of school culture. After all, you can’t “restore” a community that you haven’t …

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate to haggle

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

NerdWallet

Embrace feeling bad if you want to feel better

Dr Timothy Sharp, director of the Happiness Institute, says that feeling upbeat all the time is not the key to wellbeing nor happiness.<p>"Although …

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

8 Paradoxical Habits Of Wildly Successful People

Why are there so many different theories, complete with the science to back them up, about the traits that contribute to success? I think it's because most wildly successful people are complex -- so complex that many of their defining qualities are paradoxical.<p>You know what they say about opinions …

Success

Things video games need to learn from board games

Video games (single-player ones, at least) teach you that you are the best, you are the only one who matters, you will always get more powerful, that …

pencil+ sharpens, extends and transports your favorite tool

<b>pencil+ sharpens, extends and transports your favorite tool</b><br>(above) pencil+ extends any length any type<p>we all know what it’s like to see how we have …

Plume Pods will revolutionize your home WiFi network

It's pretty safe to assume that almost every home with an internet connection also has a WiFi router (or two). While connecting our laptops, …

35 Activities to Teach Respect

<b>RESPECT:</b> a way of treating or thing about something or someone. If you <i>respect</i> your teacher, you admire her and treat her well. If you <i>respect</i> your …

Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults

Words with this kind of power typically involve anti-Semitism, racism, religious defamation, sexual orientation, or cultural attacks. Children in …

VISIBLE THINKING: The Sticky Note

Trevor Krikst Reply<p>8:23 PM A+ A-<p>http://weinquireandinspire.blogspot.com/2015/02/visible-thinking-sticky-note.html<p>Here at Inquire & Inspire we pride …

Drive Higher-Order Thinking with RSA Animation

RSA animation is essentially whiteboard animation. The artist draws pictures on a whiteboard to depict concepts using a combination of words and …

Education Technology

PBL Pilot: Navigating Group Work

After a great deal of research and deliberation, we decided to use two different ideas to facilitate our group work goals. The first is a process …

How to speak so that people want to listen

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates …

Why dieting doesn't usually work

In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they're 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her …