Marie Roker-Jones

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Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

Kids

Parents say good grades trump kindness... at least that's what kids think

When your kid gets straight As, it’s cause for a celebratory dinner out. When they win a baseball game, there are loud cheers from the bleachers. But when that same kid helps an elderly neighbor with yard work, is there any kind of fanfare?<p>Probably not. And that may be behind a new survey that …

Parenting

Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

When Katlyn Burbidge's son was 6 years old, he was performing some silly antic typical of a first-grader. But after she snapped a photo and started using her phone, he asked her a serious question: "Are you going to post that to Facebook?"<p>She laughed and answered, "Yes, I think I will." What he …

Social Media

The #IAmNotAnObject Series Explores How Toxic Gender Bias Begins at Home

People often fail to recognise the toxicity of casual sexism. Women face gender bias from a really young age, and it starts at home, where the men of …

Posters

20 Things About Life That My Son Needs to Know Before College

<i>Author and professor Molly Pennington wrote an advice packet of life lessons for her first-born son when she left him at college.</i> On women:1. Months …

Parenting Teens

The Baton Rouge flooding proves just how little coastal elites care about the rest of America

To the north, Milwaukee is burning, streets set on fire as black citizens protest the killing of a black man by police as well as decades of racial discrimination. To the south, Baton Rouge is flooding, with thousands fleeing their homes after a natural disaster that the Red Cross is calling the …

Baton Rouge

9 Valuable Lessons School Never Taught Me That the Real World Did

Formal education, you failed me.<p>Let me tell you a story:<p>When I was in the 3rd grade, we had to write a paragraph about something we loved, and then draw a picture in the box above it. We were first asked to draw and write in pencil, and then once the teacher had checked our work, we were supposed …

Teaching

Black woman suffers racist abuse after taking over @Ireland Twitter account

A black British woman has been the subject of racist abuse while tweeting from the @Ireland Twitter account.<p>Michelle Marie, who is originally from Oxford and has lived in Ireland for three years, was shocked after receiving “eight hours of non-stop hate” within hours of taking over the account, …

How Much We Trust Someone Depends on Their Response to This Moral Dilemma

Who would you trust more: a person who always acts for the greater good, or a person who sticks to their moral principles? According to a recent …

Philosophy

Who Is Most Likely to Cyberbully Your Kids Might Shock You

This latest news makes us want to take our kids' phones and social media accounts away forever.<p>As a mom of three girls, cyberbullying is a huge concern of mine. While admittedly we are still a few years away from our daughters being old enough to have their own cell phones and social media …

Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

Many parents who grew up playing outdoors with friends, walking alone to the park or to school, and enjoying other moments of independent play are now raising children in a world with very different norms.<p>In the United States today, leaving children unsupervised is grounds for moral outrage and can …

Psychology

The 1965 Law That Gave the Republican Party Its Race Problem

LBJ didn’t think the Immigration and Nationality Act would be revolutionary. He was wrong.<p>During the long, three-year debate over the immigration act of 1965, members of Congress debated the wisdom and morality of removing 1920s-era quotas on immigration to the United States. Not far from the …

Immigration Reform

The Million-Dollar Question: “Is Homework Worth It?” | Paperless Mojo

“is homework worth it?”<p>That’s the million-dollar question (quite literally, as I will outline below)… but to answer it, we first have to define …

Teaching

For Children with Autism, Multiple Languages May Be a Boon

<b>Correction</b><i>: This article has been modified from the original. The previous version incorrectly attributed the statement about standard tools</i> …

Autism

24 Things Special Education Teachers Want You To Know

We posed this question to the special education teachers in our Mighty community on Facebook: “What’s one secret about your job you wish the rest of …

Education

When it comes to parenting, be a 'gardener’, not a 'carpenter’

If permission to stop parenting sounds like the solution to surviving the rest of the summer holidays, then Alison Gopnik is your saviour. The US psychology professor and grandmother of three thinks too much “parenting” risks ruining your relationship with your children. It is also churning out a …

Can You Tell from a Child's Behavior If They'll Grow Up to Be a Prick?

This week sees the release of a new film about a spoiled little boy who grows up into a demagogue. But is that trajectory ever that easy to identify?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Near the beginning of new film <i>The Childhood of a Leader</i>, a young boy is learning to speak French. At the …

World History

‘Your son will learn to problem-solve.’ Arkansas school puts helicopter parents on notice

If you’re a parent racing to deliver your son’s forgotten algebra assignment to Catholic High School for Boys in Arkansas, Principal Steve Straessle has a little advice: stop and turn around.<p>The all-boys private school in Little Rock has long had a rule barring parents from coming to the school to …

Parenting

The Critical Crisis Of Suicide, Depression In Black Youth

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Last updated: Aug 19, 2016 - 11:38:09 AM<p>*When Angelica Melendez taught Health and Physical Education …

Why Is It So Hard for Pundits to Admit That America's Racism Is What's Driving Trump's Campaign?

In terms of campaign strategy, the formula for Donald J. Trump’s presidential bid has been quite clear: Take the themes of racism and nativism once …

Donald Trump

This Teen Wants You To Stop Blaming Girls And Start Teaching Boys About Sharing Nudes

Pictures of girls from 71 Australian schools are being requested and traded on an online forum without their consent.<p>"This issue is a huge problem," Bradley told BuzzFeed News.<p>"I can remember a few cases of people I know having photos shared without consent, even kids in year seven at a public …

10 Pieces of Outdated Advice Parents Should Stop Giving Kids

For starters, let's quit it with the "just ignore the bullies, and they will stop" shtick.<p>As a parent, you hope that everything you say and do for …

Two-thirds of white people never talk about race online

You’ve probably seen it play out. A white cop harasses a black person, a celebrity says something racist, a white woman insists that she is black. …

Social Media

How to combat implicit bias

Change has to begin with the individual<p>Conventional wisdom once held that a person couldn’t racially discriminate if he or she had no overt racist …

Implicit bias training seeks to counter hidden prejudice in law enforcement

When the Justice Department released its report on the Baltimore Police Department last week, examples of racial bias were clear:<p>The police:<p>— employs “enforcement strategies that produce severe and unjustified disparities in the rates of stops, searches and arrests of African Americans.”<p>— …

U.S. Department of Justice

To Prevent Sexual Assault, Schools And Parents Start Lessons Early

If colleges are a hunting ground, as they've been called, for sexual predators, advocates say that high schools are the breeding ground — and that any solution must start there. They say efforts at college are too little, too late.<p>The push for earlier intervention is coming from a wide range of …

High School

Is Teaching Chivalry To Our Sons At Odds With Feminism?

As a child, I always envisioned myself having a daughter just like me. But I grew up to have a houseful of sons who are…well, not daughters. Not …

Feminism