Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
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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.

 
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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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Selfie Overload

Selfie Overload | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
selfie |ˈselfē| (also selfy) noun (pl.selfies) informal a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media: occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself everyday isn’t necessary.   I’m sure you’ve read at least one of the countless articles branding […]
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So, is the younger generation more confident than previous generations? or, more in need of validation? -lon

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Pokémon Go – A New Treatment for Teen Anxiety?

Pokémon Go – A New Treatment for Teen Anxiety? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Pokemon Go is not only a fun game, it is helping players take back control and crush their teen anxiety.
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It seems that many of the best interventions for struggling teens is something that occurs naturally. -Lon

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Kacy Silverstein Announced As Outreach Coordinator With Hayes-Davidson, and Associates-GA

Kacy Silverstein Announced As Outreach Coordinator With Hayes-Davidson, and Associates-GA | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Heather Hayes and Carey B. Davidson, co-founders of Hayes-Davidson, and Associates are pleased to announce the addition of Kacy Silverstein to the Hayes-Davidson team.
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'It's time to ditch the traditional school curriculum and prepare young people for life'

'It's time to ditch the traditional school curriculum and prepare young people for life' | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Our world is getting increasingly complex; so how do we know what is worth teaching and learning?

David Perkins, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is interested in how to adapt our curriculums in an ever-changing world. He believes that what is conventionally taught in our schools is not designed to produce the kinds of community members we want and need.

Perkins believes that only by reimagining what we teach our children can we lead students down the road to a more prosperous life.

Here, in a piece that first appreared on the Global Search for Education website, Professor Perkins, whose latest book is Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World, discusses what is worth learning.                                                             

Via John Evans, Miloš Bajčetić
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When I was first in the classroom as a student, this issue of teaching for living was being debated.  Its amazing that the topic is still being discussed and have made only a little progress in it. -Lon

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The Link Between Physical Punishment and Children with Anger Issues, by Graham Shannonhouse, Trails Carolina

The Link Between Physical Punishment and Children with Anger Issues, by Graham Shannonhouse, Trails Carolina | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a link between physical punishment and children with anger issues. If your child is struggling with anger issues, Trails can help.
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I've always said that punishment of children (and perhaps adults) is just a crude way of imposing consequences that just backfire. -Lon, 

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Parenting 101: How to Raise Successful High School Students, by Jason Warnick of Hyde School

Parenting 101: How to Raise Successful High School Students, by Jason Warnick of Hyde School | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Three parenting traits that lead to successful high school students, as told by a veteran educator and parent. Check it out.
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Why you think you're right -- even if you're wrong

Why you think you're right -- even if you're wrong | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs -- or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: "What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?"

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We all seem to want the security of certainty, and thus, there are a lot of soldiers i.e. true believers in whatever their cause - whether their ego, politics etc. -Lon

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How to Get Out of Bed When You're Depressed

How to Get Out of Bed When You're Depressed | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
What about when you are too depressed to exercise, eat right, or work. How do you simply get out of bed?
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A new genetic player in autism

A study aimed at detecting the genetic triggers of autism spectrum disorder has uncovered a new gene mutation, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment outcomes.
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A Hero’s Journey: Returning Home-Interview With Bryan Marks Of Coral Reef Academy-Samoa

A Hero’s Journey: Returning Home-Interview With Bryan Marks Of Coral Reef Academy-Samoa | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

The challenge of having an ex-student join the staff of a school, whether it is a good thing or a bad thing and as an example of Joseph Campbell's Hero Journey is discussed by Bryan Marks, COO of Coral Reef Academy in Samoa to Lon May 19, 2016. Bryan had graduated from Coral Reef Academy 19 years ago which profoundly changed his life in a positive direction. Rejoining the school as a staff member is in a sense returning home, and that can give him great insight in working with the students. At the same time, the boundaries can get blurred. Bryan's discussion of his experience with Joseph Campbell's ?Hero's Journey? can help determine in advance if the fit is right for ?returning home.? 

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We looked at ex-students returning to a school as staff as an example of the Hero's Journey where the hero returns home to share what he has learned.. -Lon

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 1, 12:16 PM

We looked at ex-students returning to a school as staff as an example of the Hero's Journey where the hero returns home to share what he has learned.. -Lon

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 20, 3:09 PM

We looked at ex-students returning to a school as staff as an example of the Hero's Journey where the hero returns home to share what he has learned.. -Lon

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 2, 5:40 PM

We looked at ex-students returning to a school as staff as an example of the Hero's Journey where the hero returns home to share what he has learned.. -Lon

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Because Horses Can Heal You-Interview With Chelsea Bourn

Because Horses Can Heal You-Interview With Chelsea Bourn | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Horses react honestly to a student's emotions rather than their words, thus is a good mirror of what the student is feeling explained Chelsea Bourn, Program Director of the Equestrian Program of Glenholme School in Connecticut to Lon June 10, 2016. 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 15, 5:56 PM

Horses are amazing in how they can tune into a person's emotional state.  This is the real tool behind equine assisted therapy. -Lon

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The Human-Horse Relationship | The Glenholme School

The Human-Horse Relationship | The Glenholme School | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Chelsea Bourn, a well-regarded Glenholme staff member sat down for a conversation with blog-talk education professional, Lon Woodbury of Woodbury Reports, Inc
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The Top 10 Issues Today’s Teens Are Struggling with Based on Data

Between 500,000 and 1 million young people attempt suicide each year according to the American Association of Suicidology.

It’s hard to pinpoint every contributing factor, but by listening and actively trying to help youth work through problems, we can better learn how to detect warning signs and assist them in overcoming these problems.

Lon Woodbury's insight:

Its always been tough to be a teen.  From going to war or bearing children as a teen in times past, to modern limbo where they have to handle complex situations while being considered only a child. -Lon

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The 21st Centuries Most Common Addictions | Sober College

The 21st Centuries Most Common Addictions | Sober College | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Drugs, alcohol & cigarettes are synonymous with addiction. However, there are many addictive substances & behaviors. What are the most common addictions?
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Does your child suffer from Anger Overload?

Does your child suffer from Anger Overload? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Anger overload in children is an issue which has recently come to the attention of the psychological community. It is distinct from other psychological problems such as bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and opositional defiant disorder.
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Can Chess Improve Student Behavior?

Can Chess Improve Student Behavior? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A new study - and a revered expert - seem to suggest that the answer is yes.
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Why would you think playing chess would help improve students' behavior? -Lon

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Is There a Link Between Food and Teen Behavior? by Trace Embry

Is There a Link Between Food and Teen Behavior? by Trace Embry | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Proper diet and nutrition are often overlooked in our culture of abundance.
Take the time to evaluate your household. What are some steps you can take to improve how
your family should address nutrition?
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Obesity is not the only problem from a poor diet.

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What is the Story behind your Emotions?

What is the Story behind your Emotions? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The most powerful stories may be the ones we tell ourselves, says Brené Brown. But beware—they're usually fiction.
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Confront yourself.  Sounds like a mindfulness exercise, and some tips on how to do the advice of the ancient philosophers:  "Know Yourself." -Lon

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The New Pokemon Go Craze: Is It All Bad?

The New Pokemon Go Craze: Is It All Bad? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Is Pokemon Go as terrible or as great as the polarizing opinions describe it on social media and other outlets?
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What do you all think of the Pokemon Craze?  Is it good? or bad? or It depends?  And, how can it be used to help young people become successful adults?  -Lon

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Every kid needs a champion

Every kid needs a champion | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

Via Miloš Bajčetić
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Every kid, and especially struggling teens, need a teacher they can have a relationship with.  After a century of trying to standardize schools, which got bad enough aim at seriously teacher proofing schools through standardized texts, we seem to be realizing that education is actually relationship based.  Maybe that was why the 19th century one room schools are seen by many as the golden age of education in the US.  -Lon

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"Kids don't learn from people they don't like"
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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof. Here he shares the science of why storytelling is so uniquely powerful.

Via verstelle, Christelle Bozelle, Miloš Bajčetić
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The summary of this article is that the best way to teach something is to tell a story about it.  This is because the brain is designed around stories. -Lon 

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Is storytelling the oldest instructional method?
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Is the Epidemic of Teenage Suicide Caused by Depression?

Today, the chatter on personal devices is about depression, sometimes about suicidal thoughts. Young girls in particular are batting this stuff about on Facebook, and acting on it.
Via ESCAP Online
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Wow!  Maybe the "suicide epidemic" might khave evolved from a diagnosis definition?  -Lon

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WHEN PARENTS NEED HELP – Interview With Hilary Moses

WHEN PARENTS NEED HELP – Interview With Hilary Moses | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

When the challenge of parenting gets overwhelming is when parents need to seek professional help explained Hilary Moses, a co-owner of Solutions Transitional Support to Lon May 23, 2016. She further explained that co-parenting is one of the most common issues parents come to her for help as a parent coach so the parents can learn how to work together rather than allowing themselves to be divided. Listen as Hilary discusses signs to look for indicating parents need professional help, and some thoughts on deciding if their child needs a program. 

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Parents sometimes need professional help with their teen children, and sometimes they don't.  Hilary discusses some of her experience as a parent coach in when and what kind of professional help is needed. -Lon

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How the Push for Superiority is Killing Our Kids

How the Push for Superiority is Killing Our Kids | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
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One more facet of why the field of therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness therapy and RTCs has consistently been growing.  How about letting children be children? -Lon

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Attention Boosted In One Week Studying This Particular Subject - PsyBlog

Attention Boosted In One Week Studying This Particular Subject - PsyBlog | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Just five hours per week was enough to maintain the gains.
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Like this subject, many subjects have many advantages to the brain beyond just learning the content. -Lon

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