Kaye Anderson

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Mind Healing: How to bring up daughters to realise they're just as capable as boys

Given that more and more incredibly able women are assuming high-profile roles in society, it’s logical to assume that girls are growing up with the belief that they’re just as capable and talented as their male counterparts. Sadly, this doesn’t appear to be the case according to a new study, …

Feminism

Anti-Choice Politician Says He’s ‘Never Thought About’ Why Women Choose Abortion

On Tuesday, Ohio lawmakers approved a bill that would ban abortion at six weeks, or when a fetus’s heartbeat became audible. The so-called “heartbeat …

Stop The Stigma On Self-Harm

<i>*Warning- this post may contain triggers*</i><p>I was 17, sat in English class, when my best friend shouted across the classroom "Have you been cutting …

Are Procedural Lesson Plans Worth it?

In the first five years of teaching, writing lesson plans was absolutely necessary for me. Meticulously I planned the period, minute to minute …

Has It Really ‘Gotten Better’ for Gay Kids?

Things are changing in the right direction for LGBT kids—but not fast enough, as a new report makes plain.<p>Six years ago this month, Dan Savage …

LGBTQI

Classroom Strategies for Maximizing Your Teaching

Here’s an awesome thought! Teaching means your impact on students will last a lifetime. And despite the negatives we hear in the news, a 2010 ING …

One out of five children have mental illness, and schools often don’t help

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — On a hot summer day last month, Sydney, 15, and Laney, 8, were enjoying their last two weeks of freedom before school started. …

Why This Silicon Valley High School Let Students Design Its New Campus

A high school focused on design thinking has teamed up with the Oracle Education Foundation to take 21st century learning to the next level.<p>When the founding freshman class arrived at d.tech, a public design thinking-focused charter high school in Silicon Valley, in fall 2014, the students …

A teacher wore a dress and now the internet is freaking out

After a fourth-grade teacher in Atlanta posted a photo to Instagram of a dress she wore to work — and the Twitter hashtag #teacherbae gained …

Column: Hey teachers, please stop using behavior charts. Here’s why

My daughter started fifth grade this month with a wonderful new teacher and, to my delight, the absence of one of the most annoyingly ubiquitous …

My teen boys are blind to rape culture

“Oh boy,” my son said, rolling his eyes. “Not rape culture again.”<p>We were sitting around the dinner table talking about the news. As soon as I mentioned the Stanford sexual assault case, my sons looked at each other. They knew what was coming. They’ve been listening to me talk about consent, …

Parenting

The Stigma of Being Black and Mentally Ill

How racism is preventing me from getting the help I need.<p>I'm a 29-year-old well-educated African-American woman stuck in a depressive spiral. The challenges of paying for care–while anticipating racism and stigma– make finding someone to help me manage my mental health issues daunting at best, and …

After a teachers’ leader spoke out about sexist bullying in the classroom, the government’s response was dismissive, depressing, and shows the scale of the problem<p>When Mary Bousted, a former teacher and the general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, spoke out this week about …

Feminism

Transgender student's use of locker room causes stir at San Diego high school

A teenager who was born female and uses the boys' locker room at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego has triggered a dispute over a state law that seeks to accommodate transgender students.<p>A Poway Unified School District board meeting was packed Tuesday night with people raising questions …

Ian McKellen: Don’t Forget About Homophobia in Hollywood

The lack of diversity at the Academy Awards is getting some much-needed attention. But along with #OscarsSoWhite, what about #OscarsSoStraight?<p>Twice …

Why Are British Teenagers Cutting Themselves?

Every report says the number of teenagers who are self-harming is on the rise, but are we really seeing a new epidemic or is it simply being better recognized?<p>Illustration by Cei Willis<p>Self-harm among teenagers is pretty close to an epidemic in the UK. Evidence about the exact number of self-harm …

The confidence gap: Can daily text messages help?

It's 8 a.m. on a Wednesday. I'm waiting for the subway on my way to work when I receive a text.<p>"We think at 1300 words per min, so imagine what 5 mins of negative thoughts does. Oof. Boost that inner narrative w affirmations & text M," it reads.<p>I was being called out for my thoughts -- and it …

Academic Research

I learned that my son is gay when I read his college essay

“An essay like this should give a peek into who you are,” I’d counseled my son, a high school senior. By “an” I meant “your college essay.”<p>“Eh,” he’d replied. We climbed the hill near our house and his legs, longer than mine, moved quickly. Throughout the college-seeking process, we’d taken many …