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How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity

<b>How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity</b><p>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Ph.D, Authentic Education<p>It was not that long ago when I did a workshop where the …

Pedagogy

Mojo Monday #327

Welcome to the first <b>Mojo Monday</b> sketch of 2014 and the first Mojo Monday sketch of the month, which means it's contest week! For every 50 entries, …

Overscheduled Children: How Big A Problem? (Bruce Feiler)

<b>Bruce Feiler is a writer who works at home. His latest book is “The Secrets of Happy Families.” This appeared in the New York Times on October 11,</b> …

The Best Tantrum Tricks

We gathered advice from real moms (and a dad!) on how they maneuver around their child's meltdowns.<p>"When my 16-month-old is acting out, I put her in a chair and hold her there with my hand on her abdomen. When a child that young has a meltdown, they often don't know how to pull themselves together. …

Massachusetts

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

[Infographic] Stages of Technology Development for Kids

Today, most Gen Xers and Gen Yers didn’t receive their first cellphone until they were in high school, maybe even college or later. But these days, …

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer

<b>26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer</b><p>These questions are more about the student than you, your classroom, or education.<p>What every …

Pedagogy

Managing Your Child's Screen Time

The touch-screen generation is diving into the digital world, so you need to be prepared.<p>When my daughter, Katelyn, was 8, we bought an iPad for the family. She began using it that same day, firing up FaceTime to connect with my in-laws in Florida. Soon after, she was iChatting with friends about …

Parenting

Stack ranking: Steve Ballmer's employee-evaluation system and Microsoft's decline.

There were many reasons for the decline of Microsoft under Steve Ballmer, including, as I wrote this morning, its lack of focus and its habit of …

67 Brain Break Songs for Kids

Looking for some new “get up and move” songs to give your students a brain break? Check out the great suggestions from teachers all across the …

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer

• <b>Author:</b> Tracy Hogg & Melinda Blau<p><b>“TRACY HOGG HAS GIVEN PARENTS A GREAT GIFT–the ability to develop early insight into their child’s temperament.”<br>–Los Angeles Family</b><br>When Tracy Hogg’s <i>Secrets of the Baby Whisperer</i> was first published, it soared onto bestseller lists across the country. Parents …

The Day I Stopped Saying 'Hurry Up'

When you're living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and …

Parenting

Curtain Call Inpsiration Challenge - Watermelon Wonder

Welcome back to another <b>Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!</b> Our next challenge is titled "Watermelon Wonder", just perfect for this time of year …

Coping Skills: Explaining the Loss of a Pet to a Child

Relationships are not limited to adults. We have relationships with children and with our pets too. Sometimes it falls to us as adults to help a child deal with the passing of a beloved four-footed family member. When that happens we need to be very careful in our explanations.<p>A friend, whose …

When and How to Start Potty Training Your Toddler

If you think your child's ready to wean off of diapers but don't know where to begin, these seven steps will lead you through potty training from start to finish.<p>Potty training might seem like a daunting task, but if your child is truly ready, there's not much to worry about. "Life goes on and one …

Parenting

How to Find a Work-Life Balance That Works for Your Family

Improve your work-life balance by cutting out the excess and honing in on what matters most to you with these tips.<p>The Trick to Balancing Kids and a Career<p>Some days, it may seem like you have it all together. You're excelling in your job and your kids are happy and well adjusted. And then, there …

Parenting

'A Second A Day From Birth' Time-Lapse Video Shows Newborn Aging

A Second a Day from Birth. from Sam Christopher Cornwell on Vimeo.<p>After 365 adorable one-second moments, color us charmed.<p>Father Sam Christopher Cornwell and his wife put together a wonderful video of their newborn son, Indigo, in a variety of activities during his first year alive -- from nibbling …

An Open Letter to First-Time Mamas

Dear First Time Mama,<p>Welcome to motherhood. Whether you prayed and planned your whole life for this moment or were unexpectedly thrust into this role, there are a few things I would love to share with you. There were so many truths I didn't understand as a first-time mama. These are the truths …

How Moms Can Lead their Sons into Good, Honorable Manhood

When our son was little, he and mom had a very close, happy relationship. Mike was a sweet boy who had no problem giving mom hugs and asking her lots of questions. He was her little boy.<p>But then Mike moved into the early stages of puberty, and the relationship changed... dramatically. With tears in …

Your Baby's Social Development: Month 9

Although Baby won't know what you're saying, she can now tell the difference between a conversation and singing. Find out how else she develops socially at 9 months.<p>Babies this age are busy discovering new ways to interact. "Somewhere around 8 or 9 months, children develop intentional …

Parenting

Why French immersion should be in all schools – or none at all

According to Statistics Canada, for the first time in 50 years the number of Canadians speaking both official languages has dropped. Part of the reason may be that fewer students are studying French as a Second Language (FSL) in school. The number of primary and high-school students outside Quebec …

The Everyday Parenting Toolkit

• <b>Author:</b> Alan E. Kazdin<p>“Alan Kazdin delivers the evidence-based, gold-standard method for parents who want simple, effective responses to the everyday challenging behaviors of their children.” —Martin E. P. Seligman, author of <i>Flourish</i> and <i>The Optimistic Child</i><p>Alan Kazdin’s <i>The Kazdin Method for</i> …

Why Your Child is Not Listening to You

Does it sometimes seem as if your child doesn’t hear what you’re saying, or outright ignores you? Do you often find yourself having to repeat …

Your Baby's Remarkable First Year

The moment they emerge from the womb, babies are observing, absorbing, and gearing up to take on the world. Here's a peek at the wonders in store as the months go by.<p>Months 1-6<p>Month 1<p><b>Senses:</b> Your newborn's eyesight is around 20/400 (perfect vision is 20/20), so things look pretty fuzzy. She can see …

Communication Skills

30 days to an organized home - Today's Parent

One month is all you need to get organized! Clear out the clutter in your life now.<p>32view slideshowPhotos<p>2 Comments<p>Advertisement<p>en_US<p>article<p>One month …