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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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Controlling parents 'harm future mental health' - BBC News

Controlling parents 'harm future mental health' - BBC News | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Adults who were psychologically controlled as children by their parents are more likely to have poor mental health, research suggests.

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This study doesn't bode well for "helicopter or "snowplough" parents. -Lon" 

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Is it OK for psychologists to deceive?

Is it OK for psychologists to deceive? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Psychologists used to manipulate and deceive their subjects with impunity. Did the end justify the means?

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A fascinating review of the history of thinking about psychology experiments and if they really are measuring what they think they are. -Lon

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Test prep for 5-year-olds is a real thing. Here’s what it looks like.

Test prep for 5-year-olds is a real thing. Here’s what it looks like. | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
'This is kindergarten. We force children to take tests that their brains cannot grasp. We ignore research that proves that children who are 5-6 learn best experientially. We rob them of precious free play that teaches them how to be good citizens, good friends and good thinkers.'

Via Penrith Farms
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SCARY.  The fear this writer talks about, come to think of it, is probably similar to what is experienced at all school levels when they are faced with constant testing.  What are we doing to our children?  And, how is this proper raising of our young people? -Lon

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Can psychology fix its reproducibility problem?

Can psychology fix its reproducibility problem? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A attempt to repeat 100 experiments published in top psychology journals has exposed a big problem for the science's credibility.

The work was carried out by an international team of more than 300 people and released Thursday by the journal Science. The project focused on psychology because its organizers came from that field. Researchers worked with the authors of the original studies in setting up the replication attempts.

Only about 40 percent of those attempts produced the original results.

 


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Remember this when someone says most scientists agree with (.....) and the issue is settled.  Instead of claiming consensus, the root of science is skepticism.  -Lon

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How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis

How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Two new books, The Gift of Failure and How To Raise An Adult, argue that too many children are being given too much.

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Sometimes call "helicopter" or "snowplow" parents. -Lon

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How Childhood Trauma Can Wreck Your Relationship and What You Can Do to Heal -

How Childhood Trauma Can Wreck Your Relationship and What You Can Do to Heal - | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Childhood trauma damages our brains, but healing can occur. Jed Diamond, PhD, explains how to identify — and change — our self-limiting beliefs.

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We found only one-third of published psychology research is reliable – now what?

We found only one-third of published psychology research is reliable – now what? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Researchers from around the globe tried to replicate 100 published psychology studies. They were successful on only 36.
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Skepticism is the foundation of science, and should be our foundation in accepting research findings.  A sure sign of an agenda instead of scientific validity is the claim that x percent of scientists agree on some conclusion. -Lon

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Artari Founder: Scrap Grades And Throw Away Chairs At School

Artari Founder: Scrap Grades And Throw Away Chairs At School | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Allow school classrooms to get rid of chairs. Let children have a post-lunch nap. Scrap the ‘industrial’ concept of grades; then we’ll have a new generation of creative geniuses.

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Another suggestion that schools do what the research (and common sense) show. -Lon

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Community Connections: A hero in the workplace

Community Connections: A hero in the workplace | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I’ve always found my heroes and role models in the weirdest places.That’s probably because I’ve never really been drawn to the traditional “good guy.” One of the hottest topics this past summer has been
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Its always good to hear how a graduate of a private therapeutic boarding school, in this case Northwest Academy in north Idaho, makes good on their lives after the school.  In this case, the author mistakenly describes Northwest Academy as taking court-mandated juveniles - they mostly take kids parents send there for help and most don't have any court mandated requirement. -Lon

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When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Harvard education specialist Tony Wagner has been advocating that we reinvent the education system to promote innovation for years. He’s clear that content should no longer be at the center of school.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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It seems like all the things that are being shown to foster innovation and creative thinking are those that have been squeezed out by our last centuries education policies:  recess being eliminated to allow more time for content; tinkering time in order to provide lectures and sitting still to listen; teacher assessment replaced by mass produced multiple choice test questions, play time replaced by play dates....  -Lon

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 25, 11:33 AM

One of the skills Wagner points to is the ability to formulate good quality questions. Interesting that this is one the hallmarks of a quality library media program at a time when library media specialists are on the endangered list all over the country. Libraries represent the ORIGINAL personalized learning classroom yet the idea of innovation, questioning, self-direction are all hailed as earth-shattering and brand new. One need only look to their media centers staffed with highly qualified, dynamic media specialists to solve at least part of this problem.

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Why Narcissists Try to Make You Feel Bad About Yourself

Why Narcissists Try to Make You Feel Bad About Yourself | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A narcissist’s insults can get to you until you consider the source

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I think we've met some of these people. -Lon

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Learning Myths: Debunked / Learning Styles don't exist

Learning Myths: Debunked / Learning Styles don't exist | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Perhaps the most pervasive myth about education is the ubiquitous “learning styles” myth. A quick Google search will bring up millions of hits. Many of those hits are, tellingly, for websites trying to sell you their “learning styles” program. One of the main reasons the myth is so widespread is because, on the surface, it seems very intuitive. As teachers change up the ways they teach subjects, learners who were previously confused seem to now understand the material. Some people are naturally good at sports; therefore it stands to reason that if we can explain other subjects to them kinesthetically they will grasp the concepts quicker. Unfortunately, as simple and as eloquent a solution this seems to be, the science just isn’t there to back it up.



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Science says one thing, but maybe that isn't the whole picture. -Lon

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Drum Therapy Helps Troubled Teens

Drum Therapy Helps Troubled Teens | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

After three months, 17-year-old Josh’s impression of therapeutic drumming circle has evolved: “Seemed like it would be really hard to express your feelings on a drum, but over time it becomes kind of easy to express what you’re feeling with sound.”

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I've sat in a few of these kind of sessions and its intriguing how drumming does give another way of expressing yourself. -Lon

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Is School For Everyone? Some Say ‘No’

Is School For Everyone? Some Say ‘No’ | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A network of learning centers is helping families make the difficult decision to remove a struggling child from school in favor of a radically different, self-directed type of education.

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As the concern over decreasing results in traditional schooling, the expansion of alternative approaches reach new levels of innovation. -Lon

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Fears that antipsychotic drugs being used as 'chemical cosh' in disability care

Fears that antipsychotic drugs being used as 'chemical cosh' in disability care | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Unexpectedly large numbers of people with learning disabilities treated with drugs normally reserved for those with severe mental illiness, study finds

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A study supporting the long time criticism that drugs are being used too much for simple behavior control. -Lon

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15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology

15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology

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Common sense observations that could apply to more than just technology tools. -Lon

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Shame Is at the Root of Narcissistic, Borderline Disorder

Shame Is at the Root of Narcissistic, Borderline Disorder | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"...Shame is an often hidden emotion that sabotages our relationships with other people. While many people confuse the terms shame" and "guilt," they are two different emotions. When you feel guilty, you recognize that your actions were wrong-something not in line with your values--and may hurt someone else. It's an emotional warning sign that points the way to better behavior.



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How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain

How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Mindfulness has a solid neuronal basis and there is increasing evidence of its salutary effect on emotional health and behavior.

Via Sandeep Gautam
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This seems to be a fad that also has solid evidence of impact. -Lon

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 31, 10:36 AM

therapeutic effects of mindfulness

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Why More Urban Parents Are Choosing Homeschooling

Why More Urban Parents Are Choosing Homeschooling | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Frustrated with the public schools, middle-class urbanites are embracing an educational movement

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This makes a good case for how homeschooling parents are doing better at emotional growth as well as academics for their children. -Lon

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The Drug Education Teens Really Need

The Drug Education Teens Really Need | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In working with teens, we have to be nuanced in our thinking, open to different approaches and aware of broader social realities. But students are approached as though all drug use is the same and as though we don't each have a story of our own to tell.

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Generalities are always miscommunication.  We are talking about unique young people here, not some nonexistent average -Lon

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Goth teens are more prone to be depressed or hurt themselves, study shows

Goth teens are more prone to be depressed or hurt themselves, study shows | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
This just in: 15-year-olds who dress exclusively in black, pierce themselves extensively and favor adornments that are ripped, spiky, raunchy or just-plain disturbing may be communicating that they are in psychological pain.

Via George Curran, CADC
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Does this qualify as overstating the obvious? -Lon

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Why Depression is So Difficult

Why Depression is So Difficult | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I’m not naive enough (at least I don’t think?) to think that I have the one reason that depression is such a difficult state of being. Depression has a different root for everyone — and it’s often a collection of sources, rather...
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Texas Sends Thousands Of Kids To Court And Fines Them For Missing School. That's About To Change.

Texas Sends Thousands Of Kids To Court And Fines Them For Missing School. That's About To Change. | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- In a state proud of its reputation for "hang 'em high" Texas justice, closing the school-to-prison pipeline has long seemed next to impossible. For years, Texas prosecuted more kids for missing

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Formerly Mark Houston, Benchmark Among Pioneers of the "Austin Hub" - Treatment Magazine

Formerly Mark Houston, Benchmark Among Pioneers of the "Austin Hub" - Treatment Magazine | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The whole idea behind Benchmark, and what Houston had, was and remains a kind of regulatory arbitrage. Benchmark provides those who have been to treatment before an alternative to returning to primary care, get the expenses down by avoiding providing what for many were becoming highly repetitive treatment services and then lengthen the stay.
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They promote themselves as a non-clinical recovery retreat as a major element. -Lon

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Ravages Of Heroin Addiction Haunt Friends, Families And Whole Towns

Ravages Of Heroin Addiction Haunt Friends, Families And Whole Towns | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Deaths from heroin nearly tripled between 2010 and 2013, and demand for the drug isn't dropping. Towns across the U.S. are grappling with the deadly epidemic — including a once-idyllic town in Ohio.

Via George Curran, CADC
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Focusing on the drug problem is just a stopgap.  We have to look elsewhere for the "why" drugs are so popular which could be the root problem.. -Lon

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