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Start school day at 11am to let students sleep in, says expert

Paul Kelley says young people are losing 10 hours’ sleep a week, and calls for 8.30am starts for primary pupils and 10 or 11am for teenagers<p>School start times should be put back to as late as 11am to combat a sleep-deprivation crisis among young people, a scientist has suggested.<p>Paul Kelley, of the …

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Get Your Students to Stay Seated, Organized, and Focused

<i>Today is part two of a fantastic set of posts from Anne-Marie Morey of the Bay Tree Blog. I absolutely love the monkey thought idea from part one,</i> …

This Robot Tutor Will Make Personalizing Education Easy

Personalizing education can change a kid's life. It can keep the advanced ones from getting bored and the struggling ones from falling behind, …

Why we should let our children fail

When she realised her risk-averse parenting was holding back her children’s progress, Jessica Lahey took a step back and gave her boys the freedom to make their own mistakes<p>I became a parent and a secondary school teacher in the same year. During my first decade raising two boys and teaching …

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This century-old Eastern European custom might actually make kids love math

Last year my daughter, who is going into 4th grade, came home and announced for the first time that she "hates" math. So I went in search of an afterschool program that might inspire her to change her attitude.<p>I discovered "Math Circles," informal math clubs for kids run by mathematicians who often …

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Everything You Need To Know About Parenting In 12 Jim Gaffigan Quotes

Comedian Jim Gaffigan will have you laughing and nodding as he riffs on the world of parenting.<p>If you’re like most parents, when your kid’s first …