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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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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Will happy friends stop me from feeling depressed?

Will happy friends stop me from feeling depressed? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A new study shows that, like yawning, laughter really can be infectious. It can even help people to recover from depression

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Laughter is contagious but depression isn't?  I'd like to see the figures from the study. -Lon

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Police raid Roswell school for troubled teens-GA

Channel 2 Action News was there Friday night as police raided a private school for troubled teens.
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Never heard of this school.  Obviously and unfortunately the parents had not consulted an independent educational consultant whose job it is to warn parents of schools with questionable record or credentials. -Lon

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The Power Of Personalization In eLearning

The Power Of Personalization In eLearning | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
6 Tips For Personalization In eLearning  
At PulseLearning we’ve taken a look at how personalization can create individualized, relatable learning to satisfy a healthy learner appetite:
Allow for personal content customization.

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There is a lot of potential here so long as we don't squeeze out the human element.  It seems the most effective learning occurs within good relationships (of the teacher kind). -Lon

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I am 16 and the education system is destroying my health

I am 16 and the education system is destroying my health | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The pressure put on today’s young people is immense. All we are learning is that our best isn’t good enough and that one bad test makes you a failure

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I hear from a lot of young people they don't want to grow up.  Think this might be part of the reason?  -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.

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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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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 25, 9:53 PM

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The Case for Teaching Ignorance

The Case for Teaching Ignorance | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
When we present knowledge as more certain than it is, we discourage curiosity.

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This reminds me of a saying I heard while in college.  "A sign of an educated person is how much they realize they don't know."  How can curiosity and desire to innovate and be creative survive after years of school systems that teach and test for certainty.  -Lon

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Teenage girls' mental health overlooked by parents, survey finds

Teenage girls' mental health overlooked by parents, survey finds | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Parents worrying about drug and alcohol abuse by daughters than more prevalent issues such as cyberbullying, self-harming and finding a job

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In other words, listen to what your teen is saying, and to do that you have to convince them they are open to listening instead of presenting packaged problems/solutions. -Lon

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Setting a Reasonable Curfew for Your Teen - Midwest Academy Therapeutic Boarding School-IA

Setting a Reasonable Curfew for Your Teen - Midwest Academy Therapeutic Boarding School-IA | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Setting reasonable curfews is very important in helping teens understand boundaries and become more responsible as they prepare to move out of your house and continue their own lives. When the sun goes down and the hour gets late, plenty of mischief can be accomplished under cover of darkness. Whether or not your teen is…
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What if students controlled their own learning? Peter Hutton

This talk was given at a local TEDx event in Melbourne,  produced independently of the TED Conferences.


Via Kathleen McClaskey, Miloš Bajčetić
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What a concept.  Find a way to unleash the curiosity and passions of each student. -Lon

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DebbyBruck's curator insight, August 18, 2:16 AM

I can't help but imagine what our world will be like if we fight for and defend the right of today's children to be who they are, to excel where they are strong and gifted, to acknowledge & foster the gifts they came into this world with.  We've all heard of indigo children, crystal children, etc. - although it is an esoteric thought that these types of children are here on earth at this time for a specific purpose.  Either way, WHY would we not treat them and support them in the ways that suggest we believe the absolute best about them?  We can support them in who they are in ways that our own generations and those before were never supported.  

 

Our world is changing rapidly and it is entirely possible these souls have chosen to incarnate at this time in order to help humankind with the special gifts they came in with.  We must support individualized learning and the direction these children wish to go and excel - in many cases, they know their own hearts, more than most of us do our own . The future we are leaving them isn't particularly stellar. What if they truly are here to change our world and help humanity during "The Great Change/Shift"? How will we know unless we fight for them?... unless we recognize their unusual giftedness and talents and their possibilities to change our rugged world in the ways we have not? 

Norton Gusky's curator insight, August 18, 8:39 AM

Here's a wonderful example of a secondary school that allows students to take control of their learning = personalizing learning. 

Debra Walker's curator insight, August 20, 3:34 PM

I was fortunate in primary and secondary school.  I had empassioned teachers and administrators, and a family that supported and fostered my curiosity and a healthy respect for learning.  Not all have that fortune. 

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How To Learn How To Think

How To Learn How To Think | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The journey of learning requires patience, concentration, and most importantly time for thinking.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This implies that those that multitask have thinking that is more shallow and less original.  What does this say about a generation glorifying multitasking? -Lon 

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, August 18, 3:06 AM

For thought you need slow food?!

Bud Hines's curator insight, August 18, 8:16 AM

How to solve a difficult problem: Work on it as long and as hard as you can. When you run into an issue that you can not figure out, walk away and do something completely different. Get a good nights rest.

After waking up or upon working on something different, you will unexpectedly get that aha moment where the answer or possible answers come to you.

 

Do not waste time struggling with an issue, let your subconscious kick in and help you figure it out.

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, August 18, 10:35 AM

Esta é uma orientação básica para o estudante seja na modalidade a distância seja na presencial.