November 2010 Archives

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Parents: Be a Pit Bull About Bullying

With so much of this cyber-bullying taking place, one wonders if the bullying kids have any major interests and outlets other than Facebook socializing. Read more
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The Battle for the Mind of the High School Student

UPDATE: Technology & the Teenage Brain Mash-up Read more
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Cornell Professor Roars at Yawning Student

Having a Bad Day - Video plus Seth Godin link Read more
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Khan Academy: World's Free Virtual Private Tutoring Lessons In Math & Science

How Kids Can Get Private Tutoring With Ten-Minute Sessions On Targeted Subjects Ranging From Basic Math To Advanced Calculus; Parents Can Check Out Finance,Too. Read more
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Cool, Cheap & Clever: 7 Designs for School

Check out the "Lily Pad", a very cool mat for developing countries (why not living rooms?) and the SoapShish - too cool for words so why not Math? Read more
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James Paul Gee: How Kids Learn Through Video Games

So the next time you fret that your child is on a mindless video game (of course, depending which one), take a chill pill. It may not be as bad as you think. Recommended videos. Read more
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Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking in Symphony of Science

Hope schools and parents take advantage of the surreal Symphony of Science website which has the most amazing videos. . . Read more
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Stephen Colbert on the Mark Twain 'Huck Finn' Censorship

"As long as the 'N' word doesn't appear in the Cliff Notes, you're okay . . ." Read more
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"the Jersey Shore-ization of American Society"

"School Shock": TIME's Joe Klein riffs about parental involvement and our "crap culture" Read more
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So you want to get a Ph.D. in Humanities?

Humor: Video Series Plus "So You Want to Go to Law School" Read more
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Bullying & the Brain: Tips for Parents

As parents, "our emotional brain wants to fix" the situation and often times we are counter-productive by not being calm in this very chaotic situation. The three steps to remember Read more
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Pushing back on mediocre professors

Seth Godin: "The vast majority of email I get from college students is filled with disgust, disdain and frustration at how backwards the system is." Read more
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
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