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The Economist:New research on how to close the achievement gap

The Economist:New research on how to close the achievement gap | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character. By Paul Tough. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 256 pages; $27. Random House; £12.99. Buy from...

Via Lou Salza
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This is examining the issues the early therapeutic (emotional growth) boarding schools were based on in the 1980s, many of which are still operating.  -Lon

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Paul Tough, a journalist and former editor at the New York Times Magazine, aims to answer these thorny questions in “How Children Succeed”, an ambitious and elegantly written new book, now out in Britain. The problem, he writes, is that academic success is believed to be a product of cognitive skills—the kind of intelligence that gets measured in IQ tests. This view has spawned a vibrant market for brain-building baby toys, and an education-reform movement that sweats over test scores. But new research from a spate of economists, psychologists, neuroscientists and educators has found that the skills that see a student through college and beyond have less to do with smarts than with more ordinary personality traits, like an ability to stay focused and control impulses. The KIPP students who graduated from college were not the academic stars but the workhorses, the ones who plugged away at problems and resolved to do better.

So non-cognitive skills like persistence and curiosity are highly predictive of future success. But where do these traits come from? And how can they be developed? In search of answers, Mr Tough first looks at the problem on a neurological level. Apparently medical reasons explain why children who grow up in abusive or dysfunctional environments generally find it harder to concentrate, sit still and rebound from disappointments. The part of the brain most affected by early stress is the prefrontal cortex, which is critical for regulating thoughts and mediating behaviour. When this region is damaged—a common condition for children living amid the pressures of poverty—it is tougher to suppress unproductive instincts.

 
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News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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Woodbury Reports News and Views

Woodbury Reports News and Views | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

 We search the Internet to find articles and opinions that might be helpful to professionals in the private parent-choice network, and parents working with teens with behavioral/emotional/learning problems.

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Why more grandparents are raising their grandchildren

Millions of American children are being cared for by grandparents. To honor Grandparents Day we ask: What are the social and health impacts of this often unexpected turn of events?
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In raising children, grandparents often are the children's safety net. -Lon

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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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The writer talks about "Confirmation Bias:"  Comes down to "Don't confuse me with facts."  -Lon

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 4, 4:51 PM
The studies propose cooperation and reason are essential to changing minds. We have to trust others to change a point of view that has become ingrained. Parker Palmer wrote that facts are related to how we understand the world. Trust is essential in changing minds.

The studies referred to could be helpful in teaching media and information literacy.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 5, 3:16 AM

Thanks to Dr. Susan Bainbridge.

Treathyl Fox's curator insight, October 5, 9:33 AM
Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds?  The answer is so obvious!  Facts are just like decorations and accessories.  What's in my mind is RIGHT!  :)
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The Neuroscience of Narrative and Memory

The Neuroscience of Narrative and Memory | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Delivering content—in any class—through a story has positive effects on your students’ information retention.

Via Stephania Savva, Ph.D
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Our brain is geared toward understanding through stories, so it makes sense to adapt story telling to academics. -Lon

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Kiyija named new Big Brothers Big Sisters (OR) director

Kiyija named new Big Brothers Big Sisters (OR) director | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Elysia Kiyija has been selected as the new Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon, a program of J Bar J Youth Services. Elysia, formerly with Hope for African Children in Uganda
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Are You Communicating Optimally?

Are You Communicating Optimally? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I think about communication and connection a lot. More often than not, I hear people and professionals (e.g. psychologists, counselors, therapists,
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Good thoughts about communicating.  Things to keep in mind when trying to communicate with a struggling teen. -Lon

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 SavingTeens July 2017 Newsletter: A way to pay forward to help struggling teens

 SavingTeens July 2017 Newsletter: A way to pay forward to help struggling teens | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
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How to Talk to Teens | Newport Academy

How to talk to teens can be daunting, especially as a parent. Luckily, there are easy tips we can use to create compassionate communication.
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Isn't listening the most important part of communication?  -Lon

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Can Sports Help Kids Manage Their ADHD Symptoms?

With sports, young people gain from better health and organizational skills to counter some of the problems that arise with ADHD
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How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy

How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Psychologist Jean Twenge has observed dramatic shifts in behavior among children who go through adolescence with smartphones. They're spending less time with friends and reporting greater anxiety.
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How to be a Calm Parent Even When Your Kids are Out of Control

How to be a Calm Parent Even When Your Kids are Out of Control | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Sometimes we lose it and feel guilty, sometimes we managed to stay calm and feel drained -- here are five ways to on how to be a calm parent.
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Good advice, especially when your "toddler" is also a teen. :)  -Lon

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'13 Reasons Why' linked to uptick in suicide-related searches

'13 Reasons Why' linked to uptick in suicide-related searches | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
According to a study released Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine, Google searches related to suicide rose following the release of '13 Reasons Why.'
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Newport Academy is mentioned as one of the sources used for this article reporting that there was an uptick in internet searches for terms relating to suicide, a topic featured in "13 Reasons Why."  -Lon

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Panorama Ridge Has Immediate Openings Available

Panorama Ridge Has Immediate Openings Available | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Benchmark Transitions at Panorama Ridge is a residential treatment program that offers chemical dependency detoxification services and primary treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders, specifically designed for young adult women
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Parents: Get Inside Your Adolescent’s Brain to Prevent Addiction

Parents: Get Inside Your Adolescent’s Brain to Prevent Addiction | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Be aware of developmental differences in brains of teens and adults, but parents should still set clear boundaries and expectations.
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A Theory on All the Mass Shootings

A Theory on All the Mass Shootings | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The philosopher Hannah Arendt predicted that violence and social unrest would surge in a modern age that deprived humans of an important function: the ability to act. 
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Although this article is a reaction to the recent Vegas shootings, one theory presented is that as the government and bureaucracy expand, people lose the ability to act to improve their position.  In the case of school shootings, could the lengenthening of adolescent, keeping children dependent longer, be feeding the feeling of powerlessness.that this theory posits is a cause of this school violence?  -Lon

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6 exciting education trends for 2017

6 exciting education trends for 2017 | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
As educators look to make 2017 the best it can be, here are six education trends to watch in the year ahead
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This presents some good steps toward an education that makes sense regarding students learning the importance of school work for learning rather than for grades. -Lon

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(4) Jeanie Cisco-Meth -ABC4 Special Report on Bully Proofing You- - YouTube

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Cisco-Meth also explained her bully proofing methods at   http://tobtr.com/8032921  -Lon

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School district denies ignoring bullying in girl's death

A northern New Jersey school district says it didn't ignore the concerns of a family that says their 12-year-old daughter's suicide was caused by bullying.
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Are laws on issues like bullying ever going to be clear without ambiguity?  Or is that even possible?  -Lon

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Let's Start a Conversation on LinkedIn - Lon Woodbury

Let's Start a Conversation on LinkedIn - Lon Woodbury | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

I am interested in hearing what people think of how to help struggling teens and ways professionals are helping them. -Lon

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New Zealand government plans army bootcamps for worst young offenders

New Zealand government plans army bootcamps for worst young offenders | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
With six weeks to go before the general election, the ruling National party floats idea for year-long military training
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Boot camps were tried in the US and not only were they ineffective, but sometimes dangerous.  The private sector got rid of them after several preventable deaths.  Now, virtually all of those remaining are government programs with evidence showing they don't work.  It seems the basic principle is that punishment all too often backfires.  It sounds like New Zealand is looking at going through the same experience. -Lon

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An apology from providers to those we "help"..... - True North Recovery Services

An apology from providers to those we "help"..... - True North Recovery Services | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The addiction treatment field has come under scrutiny for unsavory, unethical, and illegal business practices. The scrutiny is deserved and we apologize.
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A critical view of the addiction field.  Well worth reading and considering his thoughts. -Lon

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 Putting primary school children in touch with nature may make them smarter-South China Morning Post

Time spent outdoors boosts their cognitive function, develops their fine motor skills and has a positive impact on their health, vision and immune systems
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Is It Naughty or Neurological?

Is It Naughty or Neurological? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
There is one powerful, guiding question to ask YOURSELF that will lead you to respond most effectively, most of the time: Is It Naughty or Neurological?
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Very good question.  With misbehavior, probably the first question we should ask ourselves. -Lon

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What Drives Kids to Act the Way They Do?

What Drives Kids to Act the Way They Do? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Teach your kids to get what they want and meet their needs in responsible, respectful and effective ways.
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Summit Prep (MT) Welcomes Suzanne Davis To The Admissions Team

Summit Prep (MT) Welcomes Suzanne Davis To The Admissions Team | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Suzanne Davis PSP has joined the team as Summit Prep's new Admissions Counselor.
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Woodbury Reports Inc.: Company Page At LinkedIn

Woodbury Reports Inc.: Company Page At LinkedIn | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

A place to discuss issues of concern to professionals and parents working with struggling teens and young people.

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Open for discussion of causes and solutions for struggling teens. -Lon

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