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The Very Model of a Modern Helicopter Parent

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by Ben Kersey, The Verge

 

Most parents opt for a low-tech way to walk their children to the bus stop every morning, but Paul Wallich instead dreamed of building a drone that would follow his son on the 400 meter journey....


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It's About the Parents, Too

It's About the Parents, Too | empowering students | Scoop.it

You've heard it said, "It's about the children." I say, "It's about the parents."  

 

Parent Cortical Mass is a blog for parents who want to get smarter and more effective at facilitating kids' learning and education.

 

Cortical Mass Sounds Like Critical Mass, Right? The idea is that if enough parents get smarter about learning and education, we could boost educational outcomes in America.

 

Of course it's about the children, but it's got to be about the parents, too!


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The Power of Introverts - Ep 1

This is a video series about introverts based on the book "Quiet" by Susan Cain. 


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The Power of Educational Coaching

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I squirmed a bit in the center seat as I responded to questions. One educator after another around the circle asked me probing questions that made me think about my actions. I knew they understood

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Educational coaching... a good things to reflect about, especially when we are tempted to "spoon feed" our students.

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The School Issue - Preschool - Can the Right Kinds of Play Teach Self-Control? - NYTimes.com

The School Issue - Preschool - Can the Right Kinds of Play Teach Self-Control? - NYTimes.com | empowering students | Scoop.it
Can imaginary play teach children to control their impulses — and be better students?
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The secret of self-control

The secret of self-control | empowering students | Scoop.it
Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstracts back to 1925
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The Power of Academic Parent-Teacher Teams

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by Amy OBrien, Edutopia

 

Many successful individuals can point to family as a factor in that success -- perhaps because of their unwavering belief in our abilities, perhaps because they pushed us beyond what we thought we were capable of, perhaps for their financial contributions to our education. But the overarching feeling is, because of their support.


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The GreatSchools Blog: Move over IQ, these learning strategies trump smarts for success

The GreatSchools Blog: Move over IQ, these learning strategies trump smarts for success | empowering students | Scoop.it
Smart kids need more than IQ. Here are five good study habits for academic success - and five that aren't as effective as you might think.
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Teaching students how to learn

Teaching students how to learn | empowering students | Scoop.it

It's no secret that students learn best when they self-regulate--set their own academic goals, develop strategies to meet them and reflect on their academic performance.
High-achieving students know what needs to be learned and how to learn it, educational psychology studies increasingly show. But while making those kinds of self-assessments may sound simple--and something most college students could do--many psychology professors find their students aren't self-aware enough to conduct them..


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Joachim de Posada: Don't eat the marshmallow! | Video on TED.com

In this short talk from TED U, Joachim de Posada shares a landmark experiment on delayed gratification -- and how it can predict future success. With priceless video of kids trying their hardest not to eat the marshmallow.
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