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Watch Teachers Tell Students Just How Much They Mean To Them In Powerful Video

“You inspire me to come to work everyday and I wanted to tell you that I appreciate you.”<p>This is one beautiful lesson in appreciation.<p>A video shared on YouTube this past Monday features Oak Park High School teachers in Kansas City, Missouri approaching students and expressing their thanks.<p>Each …

5 Great Toys to Get Your Kid's Brain Tickin'

When your kid wants to watch <i>My Little Pony</i> for the zillionth time, take a breath and substitute one of these brain-boosters instead.<p><b>1. Maker Lab | $20</b><p>…

Evidence suggests holding kids back in school is a waste of time and money

On October 6, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a new bill mandating that third-graders who fall a grade-level behind in reading be held back in school.<p>Michigan is the 17th to state pass such legislation. But those policies run counter to 40 years of research arguing against the use of …

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5 Excellent Video Tutorials to Teach Students about Online Safety

The web provides limitless opportunities for learning, creating, sharing, and exploring the depths of human knowledge. But it is also an unsafe arena …

9 Google Goals for your path to self-improvement

Google announced its new feature, Goals, on Wednesday. The tool makes it easier to track of whatever personal goal you are trying to achieve.<p>While …

14 Books to Inspire Kids to Follow Their Dreams

We all want to know the secret to helping our children realize their dreams. While I can’t pretend to have the key to help you with that, I can offer …