Kate Thegen

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Anam Cara and the Essence of True Friendship: Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on the Beautiful Ancient Celtic Notion of Soul-Friend

“A friend … awakens your life in order to free the wild possibilities within you.”<p>Aristotle laid out the philosophical foundation of friendship as the art of holding up a mirror to each other’s souls. Two millennia later, Emerson contemplated its two pillars of truth and tenderness. Another century …

Cultural Intelligence: From New Idea to Must-Have Skill - Center for Creative Leadership

<i>An interview with Soon Ang, Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Pioneer</i><p>Soon Ang’s interest in cross-cultural skills in the workplace began 20 years ago. …

Early Education Gaps by Social Class and Race Start U.S. Children Out on Unequal Footing: A Summary of the Major Findings in Inequalities at the Starting Gate

Understanding disparities in school readiness among America’s children when they begin kindergarten is critically important, now more than ever. In …

Education

A Simple Exercise to Strengthen Emotional Intelligence in Teams

By Gayle Allen“She needs every detail before we start, and it slows us down.”“He acts before we agree on a plan, so we make a lot of mistakes.”Sound …

How Our Bodies React to Seeing Goodness

I don’t know about you, but no matter how many times I watch <i>It’s a Wonderful Life</i>, I am moved to tears. Something about that moment when George …

Academic Overload in Preschool? Report Concludes Earlier is NOT Better

“Formal academic instruction in the preschool years may not be in the best interests of many of our children, and in fact, may be damaging to some of …

Pedagogy

How Low Wages Hinder High Quality

“How come you decided to tackle the issue of early childhood educator pay?” That’s the question Marcy Whitebook was asked during a recent interview …

Child care workers join fast-food workers' fight for $15 an hour

In the wake of minimum wage increases at Wal-Mart and Target, a new group of workers has joined the campaign that’s being credited for helping prompt …

Why every project needs a creative brief

You have a number of handy tools in your freelancer toolbelt. You’re a contract whiz. You’ve honed your negotiation skills and downloaded the best …

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5 Tips for Getting Out of Debt on a Limited Budget

Wouldn’t it be nice if all debt would just magically disappear? Debt can be so daunting, especially if you are trying to pay down your debt on a very …

Take The ACE Quiz — And Learn What It Does And Doesn't Mean

An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be and the higher your risk for later health problems. You can take the test …

The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Reveal about the Evolution of the Imagination

<i>“Children help us to mediate between the ideal and the real,”</i> MoMA’s Juliet Kinchin wrote in her fascinating design history of childhood. Indeed, children have a penchant for disarming clarity and experience reality in ways profoundly different from adults, in the process illuminating the workings …

Formative Assessment Is Transformational!

Grading Transformation<p>When teachers check for understanding, they are doing so as a means to ensure that students are successful in the summative …

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

Forget Resolutions, What’s Your “Beautiful Question” For 2015?

Big questions can lead to big breakthroughs, writes Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question. Here’s how to find yours.<p>With New Year’s comfortably behind us, we’ve all had enough talk of resolutions. But for those still looking for a way to spark change in their lives, I’d like to suggest …

New Research Shows That Teaching Preschoolers More and More, at Ever-Younger Ages, May Backfire

Ours is an age of pedagogy. Anxious parents instruct their children more and more, at younger and younger ages, until they're reading books to babies …

ADHD And Creativity: New Research Says ADHD Is Being Mistreated In Schools

Research now shows what many people who have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder — or those who parent someone who does — have long since believed …

The Messy Minds of Creative People

Creativity is very messy.<p>According to one prominent theory, the creative process involves four stages: preparation, incubation, illumination, and …

What Stalled the Gender Revolution? Child Care That Costs More Than College Tuition

I am probably a familiar type to you. I went to college, got a master’s degree, started a career, married, and had my first child late, at 35. I was …

Writing The Human Age, by Diane Ackerman

What will the world be like in 50 years? Will adolescents still be asking ‘who am I?’ or ‘what am I?’ How will cities, wild animals and our own …

Teens

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The Trouble With Bright Girls

Successful women know only too well that in any male-dominated profession, we often find ourselves at a distinct disadvantage. We are routinely …

Here's Where Child Care Is The Least Affordable Around America

To the surprise of no one, child care remains massively expensive and is putting a huge strain on the bank accounts of families around America.<p>On Thursday morning, Child Care Aware of America released its latest report about the costs of child care around the country. As in previous years, the …

The Psychology of Spanking

<b>Share this infographic on your site!</b><p>The word <i>discipline</i> comes from the root word <i>disciplinare</i> which means: <i>to teach or instruct</i>. However, most parents …