Woodbury Reports ...
Follow
Find
15.5K views | +0 today
 
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
Curated by Lon Woodbury
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Learning & Mind & Brain
Scoop.it!

The Invented History of 'The Factory Model of Education'

The Invented History of 'The Factory Model of Education' | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
One of the most common ways to criticize our current system of education is to suggest that it’s based on a “factory model.” An alternative condemnation: “industrial era.” The implication is the same: schools are woefully outmoded.

As edX CEO Anant Agarwal puts it, “It is pathetic that the education system has not changed in hundreds of years.” The Clayton Christensen Institute’s Michael Horn and Meg Evan argue something similar: “a factory model for schools no longer works.” “How to Break Free of Our 19th-Century Factory-Model Education System,” advises Joel Rose, the co-founder of the New Classrooms Innovation Partners. Education Next’s Joanne Jacobs points us “Beyond the Factory Model.” “The single best idea for reforming K–12 education,” writes Forbes contributor Steve Denning, ending the “factory model of management.” “There’s Nothing Especially Educational About Factory-Style Management,” according to the American Enterprise Institute’s Rick Hess.

I’d like to add: there’s nothing especially historical about these diagnoses either.
Blame the Prussians

The “factory model of education” is invoked as shorthand for the flaws in today’s schools – flaws that can be addressed by new technologies or by new policies, depending on who’s telling the story. The “factory model” is also shorthand for the history of public education itself – the development of and change in the school system (or – purportedly – the lack thereof).

Via Miloš Bajčetić
Lon Woodbury's insight:

I wasn't convinced in this criticism of the label "factory system of education."  He added a lot of detail, but seemed to debunk incidentals more than the heart of what is meant by "factory system of education."  -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Parenting, Millennials, and Boomerang Kids
Scoop.it!

Get over the stranger danger and join the free-rangers

Get over the stranger danger and join the free-rangers | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
This movement, which has been growing for the past half-decade, is an attempt to free children from the thumb of adult oppression

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Let's see: the kids were traumatized.  Isn't that an element of abuse?  - Or, maybe it is just a symptom of demanding parents own the kids rather than parent them?  -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century
Scoop.it!

Why I allowed a screen time binge

Why I allowed a screen time binge | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I let my kids have a school holiday screen time blowout and the results were more than I ever expected.

Via Peter Mellow
Lon Woodbury's insight:

There are ways to handle "screen time" without blowing minds or blowing the peace. j:)  -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Educational Technology News
Scoop.it!

Poll: Californians value arts, math, and science over tech

Poll: Californians value arts, math, and science over tech | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"While we are told how important it is to go 1:1 in schools, this study shows that claim is not fully believed by all of the school's stakeholders. Tech integration is pushed heavily by the ed tech companies and curriculum powerhouses that make tech-compatible material, however, whether people actually believe it will make the most positive difference is something else."


Via EDTC@UTB
Lon Woodbury's insight:

That the arts score high is interesting since that is one of the first items to be cut in a tight school budget.  Maybe we are getting into a national discussion of what the purpose of education is:  To educate well rounded individuals, or to educate career competent adults and maturity and character are to be obtained elsewhere?  -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Mental Health Myths : Myths of Mental Health

Myths and misinformation about mental illness lead to stigma and can keep people from seeking proper care for themselves or their loved ones. Mental illness doesn’t have to keep anyone down, however. Here, we debunk some of the most common mental health myths so you can get on the path to health and recovery..
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools
Scoop.it!

Peter Thiel: Asperger’s an advantage in Silicon Valley? @lawrenceschool @cdcowen @dyslexicadv

Peter Thiel: Asperger’s an advantage in Silicon Valley? @lawrenceschool @cdcowen @dyslexicadv | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In his 2014 book "Zero to One," Thiel and his co-author Blake Masters write: 

The hazards of imitative competition may partially explain why individuals with an Asperger's-like social ineptitude seem to be at an advantage in Silicon Valley today. If you're less sensitive to social cues, then you're less likely to do the same thing as everyone else around you. 

If you're interested in making things or programming computers, you'll be less afraid to pursue those activities single-mindedly and thereby become incredibly good at them. 

Then when you apply your own skills, you're a little less likely than others to give up your own convictions; this can save you from getting caught up in crowds competing for obvious prizes. 

Thiel certainly isn't alone in his thoughts on Asperger's. 

A movement called "neurodiversity" started to gain traction in the 1990s largely thanks to Australian sociologist Judy Singer.

Rather than taking autism, dyslexia, and other psychological profiles as pathologies that needed to be cured, neurodiversity considers them to be different modes of intelligence. 

So instead of being a liability, something like Asperger's could be an asset.

Via Lou Salza
more...
Lou Salza's curator insight, April 13, 9:43 AM

Excellent article featuring mainstream market/venture 'experts' looking at so called learning differences as an asset in the marketplace.  We know that the impact of these conditions is context-specific. Individuals with high functioning autism are at a disadvantage in school where almost all the classroom and hallway environments require some fairly sophisticated social savvy. Yet in the lab, or the office where creativity is the focus, and laser focused  work needs to be done, the same school liability can become a workplace advantage. -- Lou

Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from High Performance Learning
Scoop.it!

What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?

What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Leaders in this movement are working together to identify the structures that need to shift for real change to take hold.

Via Adrian Bertolini
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The 3 elements talked about are personalized learning, competency based and technology - all are common in private therapeutic boarding schools already. -Lon

more...
Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, April 9, 12:21 AM

Teachers have always wanted to provide their students with individualized support, but they often haven’t had the resources to accomplish that goal. 

Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Empathy and Compassion
Scoop.it!

5 Benefits of Group Therapy

5 Benefits of Group Therapy | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.


So why is group therapy so helpful? Below, Miller and Hess shared five benefits.

  1. Group therapy helps you realize you’re not alone...
  2. Group therapy facilitates giving and receiving support...
  3. Group therapy helps you find your “voice.”...
  4. Group therapy helps you relate to others (and yourself) in healthier ways....
  5. Group therapy provides a safety net....


"As members responded empathically to him, he began feeling accepted. His apologizing diminished.
“He felt like he belonged and could relax and be more of himself. It turned out that could be very outspoken and articulate when he wasn’t so afraid.”

Via Edwin Rutsch
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Student Discipline Is Still Controversial

Sometimes - not always - getting students to apologize for their misconduct and making them understand the seriousness of their actions are more effective than anything else.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

They are talking about restorative justice here, and seem to have some problems with it as an alternative to to suspension, etc.  I've seen it be very effective when used in therapeutic boarding schools and maybe the goals are different.  The comments in this article focus on curing the disproportionate percentage of black males or LD students being disciplined/suspended. The focus I've seen of it in therapeutic boarding schools is to help the students grow to be more receptive to learning, and largely through interaction with their peers.  The article mentions nothing about peers, so sounds like their attitude is for adults to impose something on the kids hoping to cure social problems. A different goal from therapeutic boarding schools. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Education and Technology
Scoop.it!

The Future of Education According to Generation Z

Their brains are wired differently.

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Remember, environment strongly influences the brain's growth, so this makes sense. -Lon

more...
Penrith Farms's curator insight, April 7, 12:22 PM

Some of my friends' parents are teachers and in talks with them over the years they believe at some point all school will be online.  From the perspective of the author of this article this trend has begun.  Digital text instead of a book, and learning on a mobile device.  Courses are moving to online, at some point will we have no teachers in the classroom at all?  I do like the trend towards adding a vocational component and providing high school graduates a tangible skill.

Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Mental Health and Personality
Scoop.it!

All Over The Country, Kids Are Getting Shocked With Tasers And Sprayed With Chemicals In School

All Over The Country, Kids Are Getting Shocked With Tasers And Sprayed With Chemicals In School | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Noe Niño de Rivera spent nearly two months in a medically induced coma after a Texas school resource officer shocked him with a Taser in November 2013. Niño de Rivera, who was 17 at the time, had been trying to break up a fight between ...

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

I think its deeper than that.Violence by authorities is in the news often anymore and it is wider than just schools.  Tells me fear is growing in our society.  Regarding schools, in the 1990s we started calling police for school infractions that used to be handled by the administration and parents.  Police are often stationed in schools, and entrance to some require going through metal detectors.  Perhaps one cause that should be talked about is if the "economies of scale" huge schools with more hormone hopping teens together in one place than I suspect at any time in history should be rethought, many of them there because they are forced there.  There are fabulous results with schools that are small enough to build a close knit community - something like 200 kids or less, or not more than 500. -Lon

more...
Penrith Farms's curator insight, April 6, 3:11 PM

The trends are bit disturbing.  Random drug testing, Tasers and chemical spray for subduing, standardized testing.  What exactly are we teaching are children to become?

Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century
Scoop.it!

Australian Survey: 1 in 5 families admit to using drugs on children for road trips

Australian Survey: 1 in 5 families admit to using drugs on children for road trips | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Phenergan should not be used on children aged under two, due to its potential for "fatal respiratory depression", consumer guidelines say.

Via Peter Mellow
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Education & Learning
Scoop.it!

11 Ways Finland's Education System Shows Us that "Less is More".

11 Ways Finland's Education System Shows Us that "Less is More". | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
When I left my 7th grade math classroom for my Fulbright research assignment in Finland I thought I would come back from this experience with more inspiring, engaging, innovative lessons.  I expect...

Via OurCatDinah
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Gee, there is a lot of common sense in this article.  Makes me ask the question:  "What are we doing when it comes to educating our young?"  -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

How do early relationships shape our brains?

How do early relationships shape our brains? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
As infants, we develop best in an environment of love and fun.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Empathy and Compassion
Scoop.it!

The next revolution in health care? Empathy | Paul Rosen | TEDx

The next revolution in health care? Empathy | Paul Rosen | TEDxWilmington

Via Edwin Rutsch
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This concept used to be called "bedside manners" and he has a good point that medical professionals should "return" to it.  The same applies to education.  Teachers try, but it is very hard in the system we have built over the last century. to truly have that empathy based on real understanding of each student. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Children and Childhood Mental Health
Scoop.it!

Why are preschoolers taking antipsychotic drugs?

Why are preschoolers taking antipsychotic drugs? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A small number of preschool children on Medicaid are taking psychotropic drugs—for ADHD or depression—despite limited evidence they're safe for young kids.

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

When we are talking about a little over 1% of children in the US below the age of 4 taking psychotropic drugs, that is talking about a whole lot of children.  -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

American Teens Are Stressed and Bored. It’s Time to Talk About Feelings

The kids are not alright...  A growing body of research highlights the importance of how kids feel and how they manage those feelings, or not. Emotions drive attention, learning, memory, and decision-making. They affect relationships and psychological well-being. Learning to handle emotions well is especially important in adolescence, a time when neural networks are being sculpted that will influence behavior patterns for life.

Lon Woodbury's insight:

The predecessor of therapeutic boarding schools were called "emotional-growth schools" and they were successful for exactly the problems explained in this article. -Lon 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Children and Childhood Mental Health
Scoop.it!

The criminalization of childhood (continued)

The criminalization of childhood (continued) | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

And so the incarceral state continues to bully its way into childhood, parenthood, and family life . . .


Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

We already have one of the highest percentage of our population in jail  throughout the world.  Looks like this percentage might increase as dumb acts, or acts by parents that might be considered risky by a risk averse society, by kids are becoming more criminalized.  Not only can this act by government rip families apart and ruin young lives, but the ripple effect is greater.  I've talked with several therapists around the country who tell me of parents that are afraid of disciplining their children because the child threatens to  report them to the Childrens Protective Service. :(  -Lon

more...
Penrith Farms's curator insight, April 14, 12:36 PM

I have to agree with this article.  Kids make mistakes and we are making them pay for it the rest of their lives.  As the article states we made mistakes when we were kids, we just didn't have the internet and social media to let everyone know.

Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education
Scoop.it!

Video Gaming Made Me a History Major

Video Gaming Made Me a History Major - Bright - Medium
Empire of Earth and Medieval 2 Total War made me actually care about school.

Via Peter Mellow
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Yes there is a positive side to the video game craze among young people. :)  -Lon

more...
David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 12, 11:36 AM

Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Peter Mellow.

Rob Rose's curator insight, April 12, 2:49 PM

As the sloth says... Follow your dream!

Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Education and Technology
Scoop.it!

If you want kids to learn math, stop teaching it

If you want kids to learn math, stop teaching it | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The U.S. has a math problem. Despite all the time, energy and money the country has thrown into finding better ways to teach the subject, American children keep scoring poorly and arriving at college woefully unprepared.

Via Mel Riddile, Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This has some intriguing suggestions and reasons. I had a math minor in college, but I suspect I didn't go further because I didn't have help unlearning a lot of bad habits I had developed in high school. :(  -Lon

more...
Penrith Farms's curator insight, April 8, 1:11 AM

As a Liberal Arts major that has disliked math since high school, I must agree.

Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Life
Scoop.it!

Columnist: 5 reasons marriage doesn't work anymore

Columnist: 5 reasons marriage doesn't work anymore | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Marriages today just don't work. The million dollar question? Why not?

Via billcoffin, Chienni( ='w'=)?
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Many of the children we work with have parents whose marriages didn't work.  This has some intriguing ideas as to why marriages don't work. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Education and Technology
Scoop.it!

Is Big Brother's Eye on Campus?

Is Big Brother's Eye on Campus? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
At Georgia State University, algorithms alert advisers when a student falls behind in class. Course-planning tools tell students the classes and majors they're likely to complete, based on the performance of other students like them.

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This reminds me of about a century ago when the newly developed IQ test was used by pioneer psychologists and educators to predict future performance and placement decisions were then made which had a great impact on the student's futures (I think these professionals were full of themselves and their toys).  The example I remember reading was in the 1920s when leading educators, in an attempt to better utilize scarce resources, determined to not allow girls to take algebra and geometry because that would be of no value to housewives and boys needed those resources to prepare them for work.  So much for the enlightened ability of the intelligentsia :). -Lon

more...
Penrith Farms's curator insight, April 6, 9:46 PM

This article makes me question whether I would attend University in today's world.  The idea that by data mining one can do predictive analysis is essentially educational predetermination.  I don't think anyone should be telling someone else "this is your capability and potential," after a couple of classes or semesters.

Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Parenting, Millennials, and Boomerang Kids
Scoop.it!

Helicopter parenting is robbing kids of their childhood

Helicopter parenting is robbing kids of their childhood | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A boy was waiting outside of his school in Sydney’s eastern suburbs last week when a stranger approached. The man allegedly encouraged the boy to ride home with him in his car. The boy refused and the incident was reported to police.

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The sounds like we are operating out of fear and scarcity. :(  -Lon

more...
Penrith Farms's curator insight, April 6, 2:51 PM

Short article that tackles misinformation and that society is thrusting people into the position of helicoptering.  We are basing a lot of decisions on what happens to the .01% and the 99.99% are effected.  Everyone is being sacrificed in case the unlikely ever happens.

Tyler Jacobson's curator insight, April 7, 10:01 AM

It wasn't long ago that parents never had these worries about their child's safety. 

Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Boys Town-NE grows as neighborhood partner

Boys Town-NE grows as neighborhood partner | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
For generations, Boys Town has earned national recognition for its excellence in helping young people. A key part of that success is being open to new ideas and approaches, always with the goal of maximizing the benefits to children and families.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Two thirds of people taking antidepressants 'may not have depression'

Two thirds of people taking antidepressants 'may not have depression' | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Nearly 70 per cent of people taking SSRIs, the main type of antidepressant, did not meet the criteria for clinical depression, researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry claim.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Sounds like the "magic pill" attitude is alive and well.  That is, a pill for every problem. :(  -Lon

more...
No comment yet.