Kym McCarthy

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This Is The Future And Reading Is Different Than You Remember

This Is The Future And Reading Is Different Than You Remember by Terry Heick If one thing changes, everything changes. Reading, for example—it has …

Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good

Should parents be troubled when their kids start to deceive them?<p>Odds are, most of us would say yes. We believe honesty is a moral imperative, and we try to instill this belief in our children. Classic morality tales like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “Pinocchio” speak to the dangers of dishonesty, …

Psychology

5 ways to use memes with students

I love memes and enjoy sharing them on Facebook, Twitter or even emailing them to friends and coworkers. But until recently, it never occurred to me …

Got Big Dreams? Here's the Science of How to Make Them Come True!

Share & Inspire Others!<p><b>The Challenge:</b> Fantasies are awesome but how can we make them come true? <b><br>The Science:</b> Indulging in fantasies make us feel good, …

Why Teachers Say Practicing Mindfulness Is Transforming The Work

Garrison Institute looks a little like Hogwarts. The retreat center is housed in a former monastery amid tranquil green hills overlooking the Hudson …

How Civic Engagement Helps Students See Their Capacity to Make Change

Many English language arts and social studies teachers are working to make their curricula more engaging to adolescent learners by including topics …

The Power of Routines - Expert Tips & Advice . PBS Parents | PBS

For most of us, our lives involve a series of patterns—routines we perform almost every day, like stopping at the same place each day for coffee on …

Bucket Filling Fairy Teaches Kids Kindness & Helps Prevent Bullying! | Products

Want to stop bullying before it starts? Grab the book <b>Bucket Filling Fairy</b> by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead and teach kids the lesson of helping others!<p>…

Kids

The Amazing Effects of Gratitude

Unlike anger, sadness, or happiness, there’s no “universal expression” or firm definition for gratitude, argues Vanessa Hill. She’s a science …

How to make cut flowers last longer

Isn’t getting flowers wonderful? That is, until you have to clean out the moldy, smelly vase a week later. What’s even worse is when your hubby …

A New Study of 500,000 Teens Shows This Much Screen Time Doubles Their Risk of Depression | Inc.com

"Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?" wondered celebrated sociologist Jean Twenge in <i>The Atlantic</i> earlier this year. It's a scary headline, so scary in fact that you're likely to ask: is Twenge just being alarmist? Having a kid on Snapchat all day is certainly annoying, but is it really such a …

Mental Health

The North Bridge Residence

Carbondale, Colorado<p>After many years of rural living in the exurbs of Carbondale CO, our young family decided on a path to simplify our lives, and bring about a connection with community. This required moving into the boundaries of our beautiful mountain town. In town is where our friends, schools …

Architecture

An Inside Tour of Meghan Markle's Pre-Prince Harry Home

<b>Meghan Markle</b> and <b>Prince Harry</b> are officially engaged! After long months of frenzied speculation, the rumors of impending nuptials have finally been …

4 Excellent News Resources for Young Kids

May 3, 2015 <br>Great Websites for Kids is an excellent platform that reviews websites geared towards kids up to age 14. The reviews are carried out by …

Stanford Study Shows Dramatic Math Improvement From Playing Video Games Just 10 Minutes Per Day

Third graders played for just 10 minutes per day, 3 days a week, for four weeks. The comparison group’s class received the same materials and the same instruction, but didn’t play the game. The result of playing was a staggering 20.5% improvement after just two hours of self-guided play.<p>Of course, …

How to Overcome Victim Thinking: 3 Powerful Steps for a Happier Life

<i>“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.”</i> <b><br>Helen Keller</b>How do you react if something in your …

Two Things Children Should Know about Grief

Education on Air

Guide to Twitter in the K-8 Classroom | Silvia Tolisano

Twitter, without a doubt, has become the social network for educators to take their professional development into their own hands. Twitter allows …

Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important

English teachers are skilled instructors of reading comprehension—a nebulous concept that requires several moving parts. Reading comprehension …

Teaching

Goodbye, math and history: Finland wants to abandon teaching subjects at school

Finland already has one of the best school education systems. It always ranks near the top in mathematics, reading, and science in the prestigious PISA rankings (the 2012 list, pdf) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Teachers in other countries flock to its schools to …

Education

Sociability: The Core of Social-Emotional Learning

What helps children engage in learning? According to studies on the social nature of how we acquire knowledge, one answer is clear: Children learn to …

7 Ways to Hack Your Classroom to Include Student Choice

For a long time, when educators discussed differentiating instruction and meeting students’ individual needs, they did so through the framework of …

Why Understanding Obstacles is Essential to Achieving Goals

"See the glass as half full."<p>While inspiring words might provide a moment of motivation, it turns out they can have an adverse effect on achieving …

Teachers: Stop Complimenting Your Students

In a piece entitled "How to Talk to Little Girls," Lisa Bloom writes:<p>Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our …

Why Teachers and Students Should Blog

Blogs have the potential to expand student creativity, not to mention their writing skills. Language Arts and Reading specialists will love that, …

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …