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Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain, by Louis Cozolino

<i>In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.</i><p>The human brain wasn’t …

10 Great Math Apps for Kids

These fun apps will reinforce basic arithmetic concepts and spark a love for learning math.<p>When it comes to teaching your kids math skills, you've done it all: quizzes over breakfast, extra homework help, bedtime stories that sneak in math concepts. If you're looking for new, clever ways to help …

It’s Not Preparation For Life.

Last few weeks I’ve been asked a lot “Why do you teach science?” It’s odd because until recently I had not been asked that question. The reason has a …

Can 'Grace From Outer Space' Kickstart Girls' Love for Science?

Currently, less than a quarter of all jobs in STEM — that is, science, technology, engineering and math — are held by women. It's a gender gap that …

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Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

11 Teachers’ Tips on How to Handle Children

<b>The advice:</b> “If you want kids to listen, lower your voice instead of raising it. This forces kids to focus. Whisper, ‘If you can hear me, touch your …