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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend to grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

personaldevelopment

The Best Books Based in Every State

We’re taking you on a page-by-page book tour of the United States.<p>An extraordinary book has been written about, or set in, every single state in the …

Books

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …