If You Want to Raise Good Kids, Harvard Researchers Suggest These 7 Tips

By Alessia Santoro for popsugar.com Every parent wants to raise a good kid — someone who is caring, understanding, polite, ethical — but your little ones can’t do it alone; they need help and guidance from the adults in their lives. According to human development researchers at Harvard, there are some guidelines supported by research studies that parents can look to…

Ask Dr. Blank: What are some classroom activities to help teach students about politics?

Politics often conjures up negative feelings involving anger, bitterness and disillusionment. But its ability to evoke these reactions illustrates how this subject can offer an exciting store of activities for students. The key is to bring in topics that allow them to get an insight into the process and feel the excitement that political issues can generate.   There have…

I built my career based on pure insistence

By Marta Vieira da Silva, from her linkedIn blog Stubbornness. If there is one word to describe how I got here, that would be stubbornness. Of course, talent, dedication, and taking absolute advantage of all the opportunities I had, all of this made a big difference. But were I not stubborn, my career would not even have started… I reached…

Reading Kingdom Review “It took the reading and writing skills of the children to a whole new level!”

 “Mom, can I do my Reading Kingdom?” “Honey it is 8 in the morning you still haven’t had breakfast!” “I know mom, but it is fun and I want to start the day off with fun!” “This is how my mornings have been starting…taking a kid who fights me to do his school and making it so that he asks…

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

The touching tale of A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead is one of Reading Kingdom’s recommended picture books for kids. The book is reviewed by Melissa G. of Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • Friendship and compassion are key themes in this story. • This picture book was a great new addition for 2010….

As Pokémon Go Becomes a Sensation, Ed. Experts Weigh Pros and Cons

By guest bloggers Leo Doran and Michelle R. Davis for Edweek.org   Like a thunderbolt from Pikachu’s tail, Pokémon is once again electrifying the nation. The latest incarnation of the Japanese franchise is a mobile app, Pokémon Go, which puts a digital overlay on the real world, requiring users to walk around their neighborhoods to collect characters and do battle with…