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What the Marshmallow Test Really Teaches About Self-Control

One of the most influential modern psychologists, Walter Mischel, addresses misconceptions about his study, and discusses how both adults and kids can master willpower.<p>The image is iconic: A little kid sits at a table, his face contorted in concentration, staring down a marshmallow. Over the last …

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Why do we make students sit still in class?

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a graduate student, I had the opportunity to observe a number of idyllic, progressive classrooms where students danced to the pencil sharpener or sprawled across beanbag chairs while completing their work. I read countless books and articles about research that supports physical activity …

5 Secrets Of Super-Happy Parents With Well-Behaved Kids

Parenting from your child's point of view means shifting your orientation, and seeing the world from a new perspective. Instead of understanding your child from a "top-down" adult position, think and look at the world as if you were their age and size. It's something I think about every day as the …

Parenting

Scarlett Johansson Buys $2.2 Million Home in the Hamptons

Scarlett Johansson has a new place to call home – and it’s gorgeous.<p>The <i>Her</i> star has dropped $2.2 million on a custom-built home in New York’s …

Scarlett Johansson

Nick Saban Gets His Nails Painted By 12-Year-Old Patient At Children's Hospital (VIDEO)

We couldn't imagine Nick Saban telling his players to "mani up." But the Alabama coach doesn't seem averse to pampering himself, salon-style. Watch above as Saban gets his nails painted by 12-year-old patient Gabrielle Nave during a visit to Children's Hospital in New Orleans.<p>The Crimson Tide was …

What's Out, What's In: 2014 Education Edition

Since "Out" and "In" lists are in favor as the calendar flips, here are my nominees for what should be "Out" and "In" in education for 2014:<p><b>OUT: School Reform IN: Transformed Teaching and Learning</b><p>"School Reform" as a phrase has all the charm of Nurse Ratched entering the room with a giant …

The Easiest DIY Beauty Gifts

When you need a gift for the product hoarder in your life, a homemade beauty treat can be the perfect thing. They're fun (and often simple) to whip …

100 Ways to Let Kids Know You Care by Dr. Michele Borba | Dr Michele Borba

I’ve just come from keynoting a conference on how to stop school shootings and bullying. The audience was packed: educators, mental health …

Travel company lets guests live like a real-life castaway

For those wanting to experience what’s like to live like Tom Hanks in “Castaway,” here’s your chance.<p>Spanish travel company Docastway will send you to a remote island where you will be left to find your own food, build your own shelters and fend off whatever unknowns lurk in the juggle, the Daily …

Creating More Compassionate Classrooms

The number of decisions that teachers have to make in the course of a teaching day, or even during a ten-minute period, is enormous. Like so many …

Teaching

3 Strategies to Promote Independent Thinking in Classrooms

In his study of people who find satisfaction with their lives, Harvard psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defines as <b>autotelic</b> those who are …

Report: Teachers Aren't Trained to Praise Their Students

A new study finds that education schools aren't teaching classroom management strategies in a focused way.<p>Ask a new teacher what the hardest part of his job is, and he'll very likely answer, "getting my students to listen to me." There are any number of reasons that classroom management is a …

11 Ways to Be More Like Olivia Pope

For all those times you find yourself wondering, “What would Olivia Pope do?”

Scientist Related to Killers Learns He Has a Psychopath's Brain

James Fallon admits he has a lot in common with serial killer Ted Bundy and Columbine assassin Eric Harris. He is aggressive, lacks empathy and is a …

5 Ways to Help Kids Live Lives of Gratitude

As we approach Thanksgiving, and images of roasted turkeys and heaping bowls of sweet potatoes fill our minds, we have an opportunity to create and launch a teachable time with our children around the meaning of gratitude.<p>At the Thanksgiving table, ask everyone to take a quiet moment of reflection …

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I love a good costume party, and Halloween is the perfect opportunity to go all out and dress up. I put a lot of thought into what I choose to wear, and I often agonize over my costume for months leading up to the event.<p>But not everyone wants to put so much brain power into one little costume, so …

Your Life Isn't My Job

I'm writing this not to tell you how to parent.<p>I won't ask you to let your kids free-range<p>or suggest you co-sleep.<p>I don't care whether you nurse<p>or use formula<p>or barley water<p>or goat milk.<p>It's okay if you stay home with your kids<p>if you send them to daycare 60 hours a week<p>if they were unplanned<p>or if …