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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...

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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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Lou Salza's curator insight, January 31, 2013 12:08 AM

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.

 
Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
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 Places For Struggling Teens - News and Views

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

This is a supplemental publication of Woodbury Reports' Places for Struggling Teens, www.strugglingteens.com.  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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Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction

Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warn that rising numbers of children are unable to perform simple tasks such as using building blocks because of overexposure to iPads

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Penny McIntyre's curator insight, April 15, 7:07 PM

Impact of technology on child development, health and well being

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How to raise happy kids, according to science

How to raise happy kids, according to science | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what's usually the most common reply? They want their children to be happy.

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Why Kids Need Schools to Change

Why Kids Need Schools to Change | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The current structure of the school day is obsolete, most would agree. Created during the Industrial Age, the assembly line system we have in place now has little relevance to what we know kids actually need to thrive. Most of us know this, and yet making room for the huge shift in the system that's necessary has been difficult, if not impossible because of fear of the unknown.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, April 13, 2:56 PM

The author really hopes for change in these five areas:
PROJECT BASED LEARNING.

ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT.

SCHEDULING.

CLIMATE OF CARE.

PARENT EDUCATION.

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A Review of the Research on Marijuana: It Isn’t Kid Stuff

A Review of the Research on Marijuana: It Isn’t Kid Stuff | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Statistics and opinions vary in the ongoing national debate about marijuana, but in one area, there is widespread agreement: kids and cannabis are a bad
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How to spot a psychopath: A test by criminal psychologists can hit uncomfortably close to home

How to spot a psychopath: A test by criminal psychologists can hit uncomfortably close to home | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

by Tom Chivers

So psychopaths often welcome their condition, and “treating” them becomes complicated. “How many psychopaths go to a psychiatrist for mental distress, unless they’re in prison? It doesn't happen,” says Hare.


The ones in prison, of course, are often required to go to “talk therapy, empathy training, or talk to the family of the victims” — but since psychopaths don’t have any empathy, it doesn’t work. “What you want to do is say, ’Look, it’s in your own self-interest to change your behaviour, otherwise you’ll stay in prison for quite a while.’ “


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The ones in prison, of course, are often
required  to go to “talk therapy,

empathy training,

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CDC Fact Sheet - Drug overdose leading cause of injury deaths

CDC Fact Sheet - Drug overdose leading cause of injury deaths | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"Drug overdose was the leading cause of injury death in 2010. Among people 25 to 64 years old, drug overdose caused more deaths than motor vehicle traffic crashes."


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George Curran's curator insight, April 5, 4:24 PM

"Drug overdose death rates have been rising steadily since 1992 with a 102% increase from 1999 to 2010 alone."

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Laws on Child Abuse. What Constitutes Child Abuse?

Laws on Child Abuse. What Constitutes Child Abuse? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Covers laws on child abuse and what constitutes child abuse, plus civil and criminal penalties for those who violate child abuse laws.
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The Hawaiian Secret of Forgiveness

The Hawaiian Secret of Forgiveness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Forgiveness and its connection to anxiety, depression, and overall health and happiness


Ho‘oponopono can help anyone let go of resentment



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Frequent Involvement in Spiritual Activities Helps Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Study | The Partnership at Drugfree.org

Frequent involvement in spiritual activities appears to help in the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse in young people, a new study suggests.
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Ten Simple Things to Do Every Single Day As A Parent of a Teenager

Ten Simple Things to Do Every Single Day As A Parent of a Teenager | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Being parents of teenagers is extremely difficult but these ten steps will provide a plan for daily living and success.
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Why Public Schools are Causing Troubled Teens - Trace Embry

Why Public Schools are Causing Troubled Teens - Trace Embry | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Public schools are causing troubled teens. Is this true? Find out how public schools are causing troubled teens in todays post with Trace Embry.
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This is quite an accusation.  He makes some valid points, but is his conclusion an exaggeration?  -Lon

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The Evolving Role of Independent Educational Consultants

The Evolving Role of Independent Educational Consultants | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Now what made this all work so well was the brilliance of metaphorically locking IEC’s and treatment professionals in a room together and forcing all of us to see that we are all doing the same thing. 

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The Science of Character (8 min film) (Character Education in Schools)

The Science of Character (8 min film) (Character Education in Schools) | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, April 15, 9:40 PM

GREAT piece that some independent schools are using---also look at their Web site:  Let it Ripple!

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Danger! A Frightening New Mental Illness

Danger! A Frightening New Mental Illness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
If you doubt the danger of diagnosis, you might have sluggish cognitive tempo.
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Don't we already have more diagnoses than we can deal with? -Lon

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Growing Competition From Super Luxury Addiction Centers Opening Overseas - Treatment Magazine

Growing Competition From Super Luxury Addiction Centers Opening Overseas - Treatment Magazine | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
But what may remain just around the edges for med surg, for the orphan status addiction treatment industry, especially in the $10B to $15B a year higher end private side, the regulatory, reimbursement and consumer cultural protective barriers do not apply nearly as broadly, if at all, and thus growing foreign addictions medical tourism could represent, to borrow from the lexicon of national security, much more of a clear and present danger on the competition side.
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Anti-Bullying from the Parent's Perspective

Anti-Bullying from the Parent's Perspective | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Think Inclusive presents part two to our interview with anti-bullying speaker Tony Bartoli. Today we focus on strategies parents can utilize.
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Rebuilding the Digestion System After Disordered Eating | Caring Online

Rebuilding the Digestion System After Disordered Eating | Caring Online | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Prolonged disordered eating can take a toll on the body's digestive system. Rebuilding the necessary digestive flora requires a thoughtful, methodical process.

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Eating disorders in young men 'are being overlooked' - BBC News

Eating disorders in young men 'are being overlooked' - BBC News | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
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Eating disorders in young men 'are being overlooked'
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Commenting on the research, Leanne Thorndyke, of the Beat eating disorders charity, said a wider section of society is coming under pressure over their body image.

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What does it mean to be an introvert online? | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network

What does it mean to be an introvert online? | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Did you take public transportation today? And where did you sit? Did you take the seat on the end?

What about your phone at work? Did ...
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One Size Fit All, Or Does It?

One Size Fit All, Or Does It? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Unschooling has been a hot topic in the Australian media lately and it really got me thinking.  Not everyone learns the same way and yet our schooling system is set up to be taught the same across ...
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The Danger of NekNomination and Drinking Game Dares - US News

The Danger of NekNomination and Drinking Game Dares - US News | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The Internet drinking game has reportedly claimed up to five lives in the United Kingdom.
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What if there were no public schools?

What if there were no public schools? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
It might not be as bad as you think

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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, April 1, 9:18 AM

A well written essay and intriguing thought experiment. 

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Marijuana Decriminalization Sends a Better Message Than the Drug War

If our elected officials really cared about reducing drug use and sending the right message to youth, they would abandon our failed experiment with prohibition -- and decriminalizing marijuana in the nation's capital is a big step in the right direct...
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This is becoming an important debate.  When something hasn't been working to reduce drug use, its necessary to rethink the decisions of a past generation. -Lon

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Cellphones, social media are new tools in teen dating abuse

Cellphones, social media are new tools in teen dating abuse | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Even in high school, teens can be subjected to abusive behavior in dating relationships.
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Marijuana IQ Study Successfully Defended by Scientists | CADCA

A highly-publicized study finding that marijuana use is linked to a severe drop in IQ has been successfully defended by the scientific community overseas and in the United States, including the National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Dr. Nora Volkow.

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