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Silicon Valley

Sensory Toys, Autism and Child Development

Sensory toys, games and activities have so many benefits to children with various additional needs owing to the multitude of ways these resources can …

Autism

Forget the flash cards and learning apps! Child development expert urges return to . . . intuition

Parents should lose the flash cards, learning apps and other educational gadgets and strategies <i>de jour</i>, advises Stephen Camarata, a child development …

Why Singapore has the smartest kids in the world

<b>Singapore (CNN) —</b> It's a world-class teacher's pet -- a straight-A student that's top of the class: Singapore is officially the country with the smartest high-school kids in the world.<p>The country's academic success has helped it become a thriving economy, and the way it has built its education …

CNN

First Steps in Forming a Professional Learning Community

<i>By Ella Mireles</i>When I moved from my Professional Learning Community (PLC) school to a new school in a new town, I expected the same kind of …

Teaching

The 5 C's of Effective Discipline: Setting Rules for Children

People don’t just stumble upon good parenting. Parenting well, like any other skill in life, is something we learn not just through what we were …

Parenting

How Nonprofits Can Increase Engagement Through Gamification

If you work at a nonprofit organization, you know it can be tough to engage your supporter base. Even though the work you're doing to save the world is critically important, it's hard to compete for people's attention. This is particularly true for engaging supporters online, when you're up against …

Differentiation is out. Mastery is the new classroom buzzword

A dose of eastern-inspired mastery has entered schools. Roy Blatchford discusses the new approach and how could it affect learning<p>Schools will witness a shift in jargon this year. Differentiation is out. Mastery is in. Mark my words.<p>In his memoir, An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Education, former …

More sleep for teens, more hardship for parents as school bell times change

There’s been only a 20-minute change in high school schedules in Montgomery County, but ­17-year-old Luc Cassagnol says he sleeps longer and is more awake for his first-period calculus class. “A huge improvement,” he said of the new 7:45 a.m. opening bell.<p>But others are less enthusiastic about the …

Child Care

Winning By Losing: Lessons In Resiliency At A First-Grade Soccer Game

The first thing you have to understand about first-grade soccer is how <i>real</i> everything suddenly feels to the kids.<p>For many of the kids (including …

Parenting

5 Sacrifices Every Entrepreneur Must Make to Be Successful

Entrepreneurship gives you the opportunity to make a mark on the world and improve people's lives, but there is a price to pay.<p>Entrepreneurship gives you the opportunity to make a mark on the world and improve people’s lives. It gives you the opportunity to have financial freedom and, more …

Entrepreneurship

Students learn more if they'll need to teach others - Futurity

Students learn better and recall more when they think they will soon need to teach the material to someone else.

Teaching

5 Tips to Motivate Yourself When You're Student

What student doesn’t need a little motivational push for doing homework? Doing homework is not something that comes willingly if you’re not motivated …

Why Sleep is Important to Learning

Ever tried studying with half-awake brain and half-closed eyes? Chances are, you didn’t retain any or it wasn’t as productive as when you would have …

How to stop high school from stifling creativity

"Education is not the learning of facts," said Albert Einstein, "but the training of the mind to think."<p>Before his name became synonymous with scientific genius, Einstein was a teenager struggling to stay engaged in his secondary studies at Munich's Luitpold Gymnasium, his creativity and passion …

University is not about the subject, but about education

Every new school year brings new questions about the value of an educational system that favours research over teaching. Teaching-focused professors help universities save money while meeting the public outcry that universities do more to prepare young people for the future.<p>These teaching-centered …

Admitted.ly, A College Counseling Service, Launches Today To Level The Admissions Playing Field

Applying to college is confusing. Straight up. Especially so when your only reference points are a copy of the Fiske Guide To Colleges and an over-booked guidance counselor.<p>Admitted.ly, one of ten startups to present at the Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) demo day yesterday in New York, …

8 Things Your Child's Preschool Teacher Thinks About You (That Aren't What You Expect)

Parenting is hard enough as it is, without worrying about what other people think of you. Preschool teachers are in your corner and want to be part of your A-team. We're usually naturally positive people, and want to help you do your best as a parent.<p>We've seen lots of parents go through what …

Professor Holds Toddler for Single Mom During Class

For single parents in school, the smallest bit of bad luck—a relative falls ill, a babysitter cancels—can put them in the awkward dilemma of having …

How Poverty Alters the Young Brain

New research reveals a strong connection between income and the surface area of several key neural regions.<p>Behavioral scientists have made some truly groundbreaking insights into the cognitive costs of poverty in recent years. We now know, for instance, that scarcity puts a huge strain on our …

These UK universities are offering scholarships to refugees

<b>British universities have responded to the refugee crisis by offering scholarships to those seeking a place in higher education.</b><p>The University of …

New Research: Two-Year-Old Vocabulary Predicts Kindergarten Success

As someone who taught kindergarten for four years, I know how important it is for students to enter kindergarten already possessing some basic math …

Ask A Scientist: How Does Vocabulary Size at Age 2 Affect Kindergarten Performance?

A new study finds that the size of a 2-year-old's vocabulary predicts that child's reading, math, and self-regulation abilities in kindergarten.

Penn State

Coding Class, Then Naptime: Computer Science For The Kindergarten Set

Back when Grant Hosford's older daughter was in first grade, she signed up for an extracurricular class, building robots with a programmable Lego toy called Mindstorms. Hosford, a dot-com entrepreneur, came to visit the class and was startled to see that Naomi, who loves science and math, was both …

Bill de Blasio

No Cost. No Catch. How One Company Hopes to Close the Achievement Gap

By: Lucy Kosturko. Educational agencies talk a lot about achievement gaps. One emerging factor--technology--has shown both positive and negative …

Education Technology

Do teachers remember their students? The answer is yes

Keith Johnson was a middling student at 93rd St. Elementary School.<p>That hasn't kept his teacher, Barbara Seigel Stone, from holding him in her heart for 45 years.<p>I heard from Stone after she read my column about Johnson's work with inner-city kids on a youth football team. "I believe Keith Johnson …

Teaching

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

In the United States, at least 9 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, …

Pediatrics

What one college discovered when it stopped accepting SAT/ACT scores

Hampshire College is a liberal arts school in Massachusetts that has decided not to accept SAT/ACT scores from applicants. That’s right — the college …

How We Answer Quora Questions to Drive Traffic to Our Website

Quora is a great way to drive traffic to your website. We’ve been using the Q & A community to drive traffic to our site for about 3 years now.<p>In the …