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The Very Model of a Modern Helicopter Parent

The Very Model of a Modern Helicopter Parent | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

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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Week's Best Articles on Learning and Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Do you wonder if the pressure to achieve academically is killing the joy of learning? Then do not miss this excerpt from Jessica Lahey’s new book, The Gift of Failure. ● You’ve heard the argument that because we can google anything, students no longer need to “remember” what they learn. They just need to learn how to think. Get savvier about this argument by reading Daniel Willingham’s article on the two components of intelligence. (In fact, google “Daniel Willingham” and learn more!) ● How is a

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The Benefits of Helping Preschoolers Understand and Discuss Their Emotions

The Benefits of Helping Preschoolers Understand and Discuss Their Emotions | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
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 a child's big emotions.
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Teenagers Leading Happy, Connected Lives Online

Teenagers Leading Happy, Connected Lives Online | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
A Pew Foundation report finds that teenagers use online connections to strengthen old friendships and build new ones.
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What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

Such debate about the place and purpose of online searching in learning and assessments is not new. But rather than thinking of ways to prevent students from cheating or plagiarising in their assessed pieces of work, maybe our obsession with the “authenticity” of their coursework or assessment is missing another important educational point.


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Interesting read about the nature of knowledge and learning.

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Ruth Hall's curator insight, August 10, 10:05 AM

Interesting read about the nature of knowledge and learning.

DebbyBruck's comment, August 18, 3:29 AM
This is so right on - thank you. Educating one's self online is empowering only if the user understands the difference between "crap collection" and that which is meaningful and useable at the time of curation. Curation only has value when we use the information in the moment as a motivator and inspiration to carry on in bettering ourselves in the here and now. This is my idea of content curation and educating on what speaks to our hearts in the very NOW moment.
DebbyBruck's curator insight, August 18, 4:23 AM

Online searching/learning has a definite and substantial impact in our world today. Just remember to use regularly what you are saving (or curating), and to balance it all with real world experience.  Visit your elders, your neighbors, your parents, your community, your friends (and listen to their stories): in many cases they were alive many decades before you were.  They saw wars, political changes, social movements, etc., that can never be described in the same way online than from first hand experience.  Honor these people by your presence AND learn all you can online. Temper all of it by having one foot in the world of FREE information and one foot in the world of first-hand contact with those who lived those times. The cool thing about attending a school (in person) is you get the best of both worlds - interaction with others and your time online.

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Researchers Find That Frequent Tests Can Boost Learning

Researchers Find That Frequent Tests Can Boost Learning | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Annie Murphy Paul, Scientific American

 

Too often school assessments heighten anxiety and hinder learning. New research shows how to reverse the trend

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If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
By tracking nearly 800 students for two decades, researchers found that social skills are powerful predictors.
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Week's Best Articles on Learning and Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

The most controversial articles this week explore screen addiction and the impacts of helicopter parenting on college students. ● The most brilliant article is by Ta-Nehisi Coates, the premier writer on race in America. "Letter to my Son" is unequalled. ● Top 10 Education Policies examined this week include charter schools' performance, accountability iteration, and common core's textbook problems. ● Do commencement speeches inspire you? NPR created a beautiful site to explore the best of the be

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Week's Best Articles on Learning and Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

We’ve all heard stories of parents standing in line for extreme amounts of time to register their kid for a popular school. “Waiting for Kindergarten,” by Gerard Sychay, is a gritty telling of the what, why and how of that experience. Reading it will leave you mildly inspired and less dumb. ● Explore two of our top ten learning concepts in articles this week--one on the growth mindset and another on practice and the 10,000 Hour Rule. ● Build your parent background knowledge! Be prepared for one

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The Importance of Failure: People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong

The Importance of Failure: People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
On celebrating mistakes and never considering oneself "smart."
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How Green Spaces In Schools Can Optimize Students' Learning And Productivity

How Green Spaces In Schools Can Optimize Students' Learning And Productivity | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Children today spend less time outdoors than ever before -- and it may be detrimental not only to their physical health, but also to their cognitive development.

A yearlong study, recently publish
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Here's What the Media Got Wrong About Our 'Sesame Street' Education Study

Here's What the Media Got Wrong About Our 'Sesame Street' Education Study | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
The PBS children's show is no substitute for preschool.
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No quick fix for pupils with a fixed mindset about their own intelligence

No quick fix for pupils with a fixed mindset about their own intelligence | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
New research found that a programme aimed at changing pupils' mindsets had no significant impact on their attainment.

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Tony Meehan's curator insight, June 14, 4:14 PM

This highlights the need for a sustained approach towards changing learners with fixed mindsets about their intelligence, particularly those brought up in an environment which has fostered that mindset over years, or generations even.

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Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Children aren’t born with an innate ability to act kindly, but they can learn it.
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‘The Gift of Failure,’ by Jessica Lahey

‘The Gift of Failure,’ by Jessica Lahey | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
A middle-school teacher blows the whistle on overparenting.
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Good book for parents to check out.

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Play Has Become A Drag for Kids and the Results Aren't Good

Play Has Become A Drag for Kids and the Results Aren't Good | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Richard Rende, Psychology Today

 

Too much structure and pressure is killing off the joy of doing and learning

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Week's Best Articles on Learning and Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Silly dads, you are vindicated. Putting that chicken on your head really does help your kids get smarter! ● Confused by that growing list of “non-cognitive” learning factors, like character traits, PERMA, grit, and mindsets? This is a good week to get clarity on these education buzzwords. ● Math is in the spotlight this week—common core math and preschool math. ● And if you’re looking for a way to brush up on your high school math, there are many online options. Here’s just one. ● Forever, a par

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Infant Language Learning Linked To Social Interaction

Infant Language Learning Linked To Social Interaction | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
New research from the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington (UW) suggests that infants develop language skills more

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Certainly not surprising to me, but a good reminder to limit kids' watching TV and  encourage their playing  and "socializing"...

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Peter Rettig's curator insight, August 2, 8:19 AM

Certainly not surprising to me, but a good reminder to limit kids' watching TV and  encourage their playing  and "socializing"...

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 2, 4:17 PM

Certainly not surprising to me, but a good reminder to limit kids' watching TV and  encourage their playing  and "socializing"...

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Week's Best Articles on Learning and Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Are we expecting too much of our kids, or not enough? Give it some thought this week. ● Have you heard of Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Thinking, Fast and Slow? Parents should know about him and his discoveries on humans’ bias to overconfidence. Really, read this one! ● Heard of Nicholas Christakis’ work on the impacts of our social networks? His article this week is a pitch to college freshman. He explains the informal learning of “peer effects” and describe

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Week's Best Articles on Learning and Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

"Grit” is the featured topic this week. Can we help kids get more of it? Can it be taught in classrooms? Is it reliably measured? And...should the government collect the grit scores of students? ● The screen-time debate continues this week. The focus? How does parents' screen-time impact their kids? ● Congress is finally taking on the re-write of No Child Left Behind and its troublesome accountability system. Should parents be allowed to opt out their kids from mandated tests without risking federal sanctions...

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Preparing Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet

Preparing Our Kids for Jobs That Don't Exist Yet - Making DIY - Medium

by Zach Klein, Medium

 

Childhood passions that seem like fads, sometimes even totally unproductive, could be mediums for experiencing the virtuous cycle of…

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Why Ninth Grade is the Pivotal Year for Dropping Out of High School

Why Ninth Grade is the Pivotal Year for Dropping Out of High School | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
There are programs to keep kids from dropping out, but the causes run more deeply, down to the design of school, according to researchers.
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Make Learning Spanish Fun With These Educational Games

Make Learning Spanish Fun With These Educational Games | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
The ability to speak Spanish can give you a big boost when it comes to applying for a job, and there's evidence that people who speak more than one language actually improve their brain function in certain ways.

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I would add the Android app "Spanish Injection" to the list, Very cool and fun!

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Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
By teaching students to "drive their own brain" through metacognition, we provide a concrete way to guide them think about how they can best learn.
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Week's Best Articles on Learning and Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Happy Father’s Day! There’s great news for Dads. “Goofy” play is good for your kids! Of course you knew that. You could tell by their smiles. But check out this research and be scientifically vindicated. ● You’ve heard of growth and fixed mindsets, and the best way for parents to praise children. Now, find out how long it takes to overcome a fixed mindset. And learn more on-target phrases to praise your kids. ● A new study this week shows that kids learn from Sesame Street as much as they learn...

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The One Word That'll Ignite Your Child’s Confidence

The One Word That'll Ignite Your Child’s Confidence | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Knowing the “right” thing to say and do as parents is daunting. Are you tired of stress, lack of confidence or would like to switch a habit in minutes instead of weeks?
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