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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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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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Childhood Sexual Abuse Taken Out of Context

Childhood Sexual Abuse Taken Out of Context | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
What goes on when the abuse is NOT happening is often just as important

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In other words, each child is an individual and what the abuse is does not predict what emotional problems will develop. -Lon

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The Trouble With "Shame On You! You Shouldn't Feel That!"

The Trouble With "Shame On You! You Shouldn't Feel That!" | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Shunning negative emotions makes it harder to manage them

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Interesting essay on the positive and negative aspects of the common emotions. - "Pride is exactly what we should feel to reinforce good decisions unless we’re actually making bad decisions, in which case pride makes us jerks."  -Lon

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10 signs you're over parenting your child

10 signs you're over parenting your child | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Over parenting is a 'thing' and even intelligent and devoted parents are doing it.

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Great and concise list. -Lon

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Narcissistic parenting: When you compete via your child - CNN.com

Narcissistic parenting: When you compete via your child  - CNN.com | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A new book documents the dangers when parents are overly involved in their children's successes and failures.

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sounds like helicopter parenting to me - more than really caring about their child. -Lon

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The tyranny of the "right" answer

The tyranny of the "right" answer | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

 Walk into most classrooms from kindergarten to college and it is likely that you will still hear the same “Who can tell me?” question uttered by the teacher. There is nothing inherently wrong with that question. The problem resides in the context in which the question is asked and what happens in the minds and hearts of those who hear it.


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Why is it that educators are always talking about teaching students how to think, but the students are virtually overwhelmed by tests requiring the right answer with serious thinking not part of what is rewarded? -Lon

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Is Peer Pressure Causing Teens to Become Depressed?

Is Peer Pressure Causing Teens to Become Depressed? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Teen depression is becoming more and more common all around the world. Teens are known to have a hard time becoming their own person. Their pasts’ and the present affect how well-adjusted they become. If signs of depression are presenting themselves, they should be treated right away. However, most teenagers who come down with depression aren’t sure how to handle it or where to turn for help. If signs of depression are presenting themselves, they should be treated right away. There are many causes of depression in teens, way too many to list but here are some of them...
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Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.


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Lon Woodbury's insight:

One implication from music neuroscience research is that educators seem to have lost the focus on the goals of education when the first thing that cash-strapped schools cut is the music and arts curriculum.  Traditionally, music was an important part of a school's curriculum so it looks like modern science is finding that previous generations of educators and parents were on to something. -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, July 19, 10:36 AM

Lon Woodbury over at Struggling Teens brought up a good point about this article.  Music and Arts are what we cut at schools first these days.

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Each time I start a job, I dread the day I'll have to tell them about my mental illness | Anna Spargo-Ryan

Each time I start a job, I dread the day I'll have to tell them about my mental illness | Anna Spargo-Ryan | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
There have been jobs where I haven’t had to disclose my depression. But when my desk feels like it’s falling down a ravine, I have no choice

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How Denver Is Trying To Dismantle The School-To-Prison Pipeline

How Denver Is Trying To Dismantle The School-To-Prison Pipeline | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In middle school, Jhovani Becerra witnessed his classmates get suspended for small infractions like mouthing off to teachers or violating the school dress code. The student from Denver, Colorado, thou

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

More and more people are beginning to realize that zero tolerance is only punishment inviting resistance.  They seem to be really on to something, but not understanding very well yet the best way to make it work. -Lon

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Teenage Insecurities

Teenage Insecurities | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
5 Steps Parents Can Take to Help Remedy Them.

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Fitness levels dive as U.S. kids get older - Futurity

Fitness levels dive as U.S. kids get older - Futurity | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A new study of American schoolchildren in first through twelfth grades finds that fitness levels sharply decline as students age.

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The world's most popular TED speaker explains why schools should be more like farms, not factories

The world's most popular TED speaker explains why schools should be more like farms, not factories | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The problem with schools is that they work too well at doing the wrong thing.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, July 13, 11:36 PM

“If you design a system to do something specific, don’t be surprised if it does it,” Robinson writes. “If you run an education system based on standardization and conformity that suppresses individuality, imagination, and creativity, don’t be surprised if that’s what it does.”

 
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Varsity gamers: Making history and dumbfounding parents

Varsity gamers: Making history and dumbfounding parents | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In a custom-built, tricked out room on the third floor of a downtown Chicago building, college students are making history as part of the nation's first varsity eSports squad.

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Competitive college computer gaming.  It was bound to happen some day.  Computer gaming is here to stay.  :( :) -Lon

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When Parenting Gets Tough - Mindful

When Parenting Gets Tough - Mindful | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
That mean voice in your head that never stops its yammering can make parenting harder than need be.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Yes, parenting is tough, and I speak from raising four of them.  But perhaps much of the pain and suffering the author speaks of is a raising a bar of expectations on what the parents can do (both in society's expectations and the parent's expectations. -Lon

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Why You Should Choose Mentoring For Your Child - Interview with Austin O'Such of The Bodin Group-CA

Why You Should Choose Mentoring For Your Child - Interview with Austin O'Such of The Bodin Group-CA | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Every child needs someone who really understands and cares for them. Austin O'Such explain how providing a mentoring service provides this help for struggling teens.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Once one of the frequent standards in education, it seems to be making a comeback as several professionals have been making a living providing this service as a supplement to academics and counseling. Austin explains what is being provided in this short interview. -Lon

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Ecstasy and LSD use reaches new high among young in UK

Ecstasy and LSD use reaches new high among young in UK | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Findings on drug use are serious blow to government’s hardline strategy
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The best grade you can give is a conversation...

The best grade you can give is a conversation... | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The discourse surrounding grades and grading practices has been intensifying of late.
Grade reform has taken a seat next to some of the other big topics being discussed at the education table.

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keep in mind that focusing on this just might enhance a relationship - one of the best ways to foster learning. -Lon

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Band class helps teens learn how to learn - Futurity

Band class helps teens learn how to learn - Futurity | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Schools should reconsider cutting music programs when budgets are tight. Band class teaches kids to play an instrument, but they learn other skills, too.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Another call for benefits of music education.  It almost seems like an education without music training of some sort is a less effective education. -Lon

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Why you should take your children out of public school |

Lon Woodbury's insight:

Agree or disagree, the points the author makes on the changing landscape of society and the needs for education puts our changing society in perspective.  This publication is one that promotes what they call "Democratic Education." -Lon

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Why telling kids to dream big is a big con – Leslie Garrett – Aeon

Why telling kids to dream big is a big con – Leslie Garrett – Aeon | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Our culture is rich with esteem-boosting platitudes for young dreamers, but the assurances are dishonest and dangerous

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Good insight into the misdirected "self-esteem" movement of the past few decades. -Lon

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Medical Marijuana treatment for autism - ChicagoNow - ChicagoNow (blog)

Medical Marijuana treatment for autism - ChicagoNow - ChicagoNow (blog) | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
If you know anything about the incidence of autism in American children, you know that the rate of autism has increased significantly in the past decade.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

A basic rule of science is to be skeptical about established dogma.  This author is definitely skeptical. :)  Now that law enforcement against marijuana are loosening, maybe we can have an honest discussion about harm and potential benefits of marijuana without politics interfering. -Lon

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What to do when your kid starts mouthing off — NewsWorks

What to do when your kid starts mouthing off — NewsWorks | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
You ve seen this other people s kids are acting up being fresh or mouthy Their parents are pulled into a vortex of embarrassment and helplessness Meanwhile you — safely perched on the sidelines

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Sounds like the author is saying - Listen carefully, and avoid power struggles. -Lon

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You can run, but you can't hide from good parenting

You can run, but you can't hide from good parenting | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
There is a growing chorus warning parents today are too soft, but finding the balance is far from easy.

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Congressional bill seeks to essentially ban 'gay conversion' programs across the U.S.

Congressional bill seeks to essentially ban 'gay conversion' programs across the U.S. | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Residential treatment programs for young people that engage in controversial “gay conversion” therapy would face comprehensive federal regulation under a bill introduced Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
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Authorities are cracking down on the new street drug flakka known as '$5 insanity'

Authorities are cracking down on the new street drug flakka known as '$5 insanity' | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
There's a new drug in town called flakka.
It's...

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It seems that as traditional drugs get more expensive or difficult to get, home chemists are churning out new versions. :(  -Lon

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