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Why I'll Never Read Another Parenting Book

Last year, my husband and I were totally into giving our children grit. Why? Because we were told to, by Paul Tough's 2013 book <i>How Children Succeed</i>. The book convinced us that the key to our kiddies' success lies in character, persistence, curiosity and grit, rather than in intelligence or academic …

Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain

<i>This week, NPR Ed is focusing on questions about why people play and how play relates to learning.</i><p>When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground.<p>"The experience of play changes the connections of the neurons at the front end of your …

Reading List: The History of Testing and Measurement

<i>Since I'm off on vacation, I've asked Ethan Hutt—Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Maryland—to step in with a guest post.</i><p>You can …

Fresh Eyes on an Old Problem

Not too long ago, I spoke before a group of school leaders in a district where the new superintendent had asked me to talk about the practices of high-performing schools.<p>In my presentation, I talked about what I have found in what I call "It's Being Done" schools -- that is, high-performing or …

Education Jobs

Are you a passionate advocate for education? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children in the world's poorest countries? The Global …

How Play Wires Kids' Brains For Social and Academic Success

But to produce this sort of brain development, children need to engage in plenty of so-called free play, Pellis says. No coaches, no umpires, no rule …

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What Differentiated Instruction Is--And Is Not: The Definition Of Differentiated Instruction

<b>What Differentiation Is–And Is Not: The Definition Of Differentiation</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>For teacher’s and administrators, a useful definition of …

Q&A: Why Sunni Extremists Are Destroying Ancient Religious Sites in Mosul

The Islamic State is demolishing tombs, statues, mosques, and shrines of importance to Christians, Muslims, and Jews.<p>Mosul has long been known for its religious diversity. Iraq's second largest city has been home to Persians, Arabs, Turks, and Christians of all denominations since it was first …

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Watch: How Far Do Your Cats Roam?

The new Cat Tracker project maps outdoor movements of pet felines.<p>Ever wondered where your cat slinks off to when it goes outside?<p>Cat Tracker, a new crowdsourced mapping project, encourages owners to put GPS collars on domestic cats to monitor their movements and activities around—and sometimes …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

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Walking the Nile – in pictures

Former British army captain Levison Wood is attempting to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile. He started in Rwanda in December 2013 and aims to finish in Egypt before December, covering 4,250 miles across six countries. Photographer Tom McShane documents his journey so far

A Toddler Breached White House Security And The Secret Service Had A Fantastic Response

"We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question him, but in lieu of that he got a timeout and was sent on [his] way with his parents," Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan told USA Today.<p>The mini-intruder made it onto the lawn around 8 p.m., as many were waiting for President Barack …

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