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10 Habits to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child

<i>"I can't believe how things with my daughter have turned around, since I started focusing on connection." - Zoe</i> We all crave those close moments with …

Israel's new UN ambassador is a rightwing thorn in Netanyahu's side

Danny Danon, friend to Mike Huckabee and Glenn Beck, says his prime minister has been soft on Palestinians – but as the general assembly meets this week, Palestine’s own diplomats are not complaining about his appointment<p>Danny Danon, Israel’s young, sharply dressed new ambassador to the United …

The Bedtime Pass Helps Parents And Kids Skip The Sleep Struggles

When I first heard about the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller called <i>Go The F— to Sleep</i>, my only wish was that I had written it, because I sure thought it a thousand times when my kids were little. And clearly, so have millions of other parents who face that time of day with equal parts dread and …

How New Orleans is learning to live with water

New Orleans has a plan for the future when it comes to its many waterways. Officially called the Urban Water Plan, it incorporates water into the city instead of just trying to keep it out.<p>Part of the plan includes the Lafitte corridor project. Built in the mid-18th century and used for transport, …

Dealing With Toddler Rough Patches

I’m very lucky to have a very well-behaved little boy. He’s sweet and thoughtful, and a big helper with his baby brother or chores around the house. …

20 Science Projects for Preschoolers

<b>WIZARD’S BREW RECIPE IN PROJECT #3</b>I used to think science was above the heads of preschool aged children until I became the science parent at my …

Cleaning

Confirmed: Google Will Launch Google Photos, A Free Photo Host With “Unlimited Storage”

It’s been rumored for weeks, but consider it <i>mostly</i> official: Google is launching a photo service separate of Google+.<p>We just heard it straight from the horse’s mouth while walking the halls of Google I/O, though I don’t think we were supposed to hear it just yet. It’ll be announced during Google’s …

Android News

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding Recipe Is The Best Way To Do Dessert

Stop everything you're doing right now and go buy yourself some avocados, bananas, peanut butter and cocoa powder. Then, go straight home to make yourself what is quite possibly the greatest pudding you'll ever taste. Minimalist Baker's vegan-friendly Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding recipe, …

This Is A Great Time To Be A Teacher

Choice. A frequently used word when talking about pedagogy in 2015. The options available to teachers and their learners are countless. The variation …

The Benefits of Helping Preschoolers Understand and Discuss Their Emotions

Emotional literacy at an early age can make a big difference in a person's life. Here are some steps for helping adults and young children understand …

These Blended Frozen Banana Recipes Are Better Than Ice Cream

It’s time to rethink the banana.<p>All you need is a freezer and a blender to transform the potassium-, serotonin- and fiber rich fruit into the creamiest, most healthy treat we’ve had all year.<p>We scoured the internet for delicious ideas, but really, you can’t go wrong: peel and slice some slightly …

What Exactly Is a Library?

That part is fairly mathematical. The context bit is more indirect. We think in ways that reveal the collective statuses, biases, and norms of our …

A 4-Step Plan to Satisfying Salads

<i>By Anna Stockwell, Epicurious</i><p>To really understand my four-step process when building a great salad, I have to first explain how my brain works in relation to food. I crave food not just by flavor but by texture and temperature. In creating a new recipe or a meal, I imagine how I want each bite to …

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.<p>Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I …

Whip up this Chipotle-style burrito bowl recipe for easy 'takeout' from your own freezer!

Fresh ingredients, made to order, assembled just the way you like them — it's no wonder that Chipotle's endlessly customizable burrito bowls are a crazy popular option for a weekday office lunch or quick dinner. It's almost as good as homemade… but it's not homemade, and with a little advance prep …

A Healthy Snack for the Junk Food Junkie!

Ok, chicadees, your loving prof has a confession to make.<p>Ready?<p>Here it is:<p>I am a junk. Food. Junkie.<p>Ask anyone who knows me.<p>I can't even buy snacks because I will eat them -- all of them -- in a single sitting. I just can't do it.<p>But I have some good news. The first step is realizing you have a …

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 …

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and …

Anxiety in Kids: How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life

Anxiety is a normal response to something dangerous or stressful. It becomes a problem when it shows up at unexpected times and takes a particularly …

Parenting

MUST-READ! Chicago Principal Writes Scathing Letter to Parents in Support of Opting Out

Troy LaRaviere is a champion of children and a champion of public education. He is the principal of Blaine Elementary School in Chicago and president …

Education

Elementary School Dumps Homework and Tells Kids to Play Instead

P.S. 116 stopped assigning math worksheets and essays as homework, angering many parents.

Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent

It’s not selling out; it’s buying in.<p>Last week, I observed a high-school English class on a campus without bells. The school didn’t need them: Every student showed up for class promptly, and they remained attentive until the last minute—without packing their books early or lining up at the door. …

Education

15 Easy Dinners You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

Everyone has those busy days when you have to grab a protein bar for a <b>breakfast on the go</b> and you skip lunch because you have too much work. By the time you get home at the end of the day, you're tired, you're hungry and <b>Easy Mac</b> just isn't gonna cut it. Luckily for you, these satisfying and …

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe

Nutrition Facts<p>Serving Size 1 bar<p>Servings Per Recipe 12<p><b>Amount Per Serving</b><p>Calories from Fat 121<p><b>Calories</b> 278<p>% Daily Value*<p>23%<p><b>Total Fat</b> 15g<p>18%<p>Saturated …

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Packed With Protein

Oatmeal breakfast bars packed with protein, peanut butter and chocolate. What more could you want in breakfast, really?<p>Soft-baked oatmeal breakfast bar with none of those weird ingredients that you need to Google to figure out what they are.<p>And then feel all the guilty ickies when you find out what …

How to Make a Winter Salad That You Actually Want to Eat

When you can't eat another piece of braised meat, these winter salad ideas will inject a little lightness and brightness into your repertoire (thanks, citrus!).<p>Every year about this time, a little voice pipes up inside of us and shouts, "For the love of all things good and right, no more raw kale!" …

Food