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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 News and Views

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 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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The Problem With Helicopter Colleges

The Problem With Helicopter Colleges | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The Harvard professor Steven Pinker objects to a proposal to ban various undergraduate social clubs, citing a model of higher education that many elite institutions are rejecting.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

First we had "helicopter parents."  Now we have "helicopter colleges."  How is this regression from helping young people mature into young independent adults considered "progressive?"  -Lon

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Social and emotional learning appears to provide benefits that last

Social and emotional learning appears to provide benefits that last | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

A new review of studies from around the world found that students who were taught positive social skills at school reported higher levels of those skills months and even years afterward, compared totheir peers who were not taught those skills.

Lon Woodbury's insight:

A basic purpose of a society's educating their young is to help them achieve successful adulthood.  Academics and work related skills are important, but also just as important, if not more so, is the teaching of social abilities and emotional maturity.  -Lon

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What Do You Mean My Daughter Is Borderline?-Nikki Preece [INTERVIEW]

What Do You Mean My Daughter Is Borderline?-Nikki Preece [INTERVIEW] | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

A Borderline diagnosis is based on a person with significant mood swings and distress, and a weak sense of self explained Nikki Preece LSCW, Ex. Dir. of Fulshear Transition (TX) to Lon May 17, 2017. This comes from a....

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What Do You Mean My Daughter Is Borderline?-Nikki Preece [INTERVIEW]:   Tremendous progress has been made in recent years in treating Borderline disorders.  Preece explains some of this progress bringing hope to parents of children with this condition. -Lon

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Teen electrocuted after dropping phone in bathtub

Teen electrocuted after dropping phone in bathtub | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

A family out of Texas is mourning the loss of their  14-year-old  daughter, Madison Coe, after they believe she was electrocuted and killed while taking a bath.   Coe , from Abernathy, Texas ,  was found at her father’s home in Lovington, New Mexico ,  unresponsive after the family believes she  reached for her cell phone, which was plugged into an outlet....

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Most concerns about cell phones talk about too much screen exposure.  But this story reminds us there are other dangers that require common sense to avoid. -Lon

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PRESS RELEASE: Outward Bound USA receives $5 million from The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to launch the Outward Bound Professional Learning Lab | Outward Bound

PRESS RELEASE: Outward Bound USA receives $5 million from The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to launch the Outward Bound Professional Learning Lab | Outward Bound | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Outward Bound USA is pleased to announce the launch of the Outward Bound Professional Learning Lab, made possible through the generous support of The S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation (the ‘Foundation’).
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Good things are happening in organizations  like Outward Bound promoting emotional growth that can help youth avoid the necessity of some intervention to heal the consequences of immatuire decisions. -Lon

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The Psychology and Brain Biology of “Whatever”

The Psychology and Brain Biology of “Whatever” | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to care so much while others just don’t?
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Do you think we get this "whatever" response from teens because they are so focused on their emotional problems? -Lon

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Netflix's 'To The Bone' faces criticism, comparisons to '13 Reasons Why'

Netflix's 'To The Bone' faces criticism, comparisons to '13 Reasons Why' | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
“To The Bone” has already raised eyebrows, with publications like SELF, The Telegraph and Business Insider. Business Insider called the film the “next ’13 Reasons Why’” in its headline and The Telegraph labeled the movie “irresponsible.”
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Doesn't it seem like any serious disorder that needs to be discussed to be better understood is too often met with objections to bringing up "sensitive" material?  -Lon

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Helping Female Teens Find Their Voice-Trysh Huntington LMFT [INTERVIEW]

Helping Female Teens Find Their Voice-Trysh Huntington LMFT [INTERVIEW] | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Having an authentic voice is being able to articulate who they are and what they really think explained wilderness counselor Trysh Huntington-LMFT with SUWS of the Carolinas to Lon on April 18, 2016. Listen to Trysh as she discusses ways a girl can be helped....

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Girls often have trouble telling people how they actually feel, and Huntington explains here some ways girls can be helped to express their authentic feelings and thoughts. -Lon

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How Playing Music Affects a Child’s Brain

How Playing Music Affects a Child’s Brain | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I recently stumbled upon the article Music Lessons Increase IQ written by my former UofT professor Dr. Glenn Schellenberg and published at Psychological Science. His research studies show that 3 years of weekly music lessons resulted in 6-7% increase in IQ in 9 year olds.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

An answer to those wanting to cut the music program in public schools "to devote more time to academics."  -Lon

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‘I can’t fight anorexia any more. I’ve tried so hard’

‘I can’t fight anorexia any more. I’ve tried so hard’ | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Pip McManus died three years after becoming ill with an eating disorder. Her parents explain how medical care failed their daughter

Via ESCAP Online
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What children like Pip need is professionals who look at the person, rather than general categories. -Lon

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Mentoring Through Social Groups-Hunter Shaw [Interview]

Mentoring Through Social Groups-Hunter Shaw [Interview] | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Mentoring is adults acting as role models for younger people teaching life skills explained Hunter Shaw, a mentor in a program conducted by the Bodin Group in the San Francisco bay area. Listen to Shaw as he further explained how 

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10 Therapists Who Do More Harm Than Good

10 Therapists Who Do More Harm Than Good | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
You need a therapist who's actually equipped with solutions and strategies uniquely designed for your ADHD brain. These aren't the therapists you're looking for.
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This somewhat humorous outline of different therapists is worth a smile as well as food for thought.  -Lon

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Here’s How We Can Reinvent the Classroom for the Digital Age

Here’s How We Can Reinvent the Classroom for the Digital Age | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Today, the blackboard has become a whiteboard; chalk has become a magic marker; the slates that students used have been replaced by notebooks; and classes have sometimes gotten smaller. Little else has changed. True, some schools are providing their students with laptops, and teachers are increasingly using technology and encouraging collaboration. But the methods are essentially the same—with the teacher dictating learning.

Via Nik Peachey
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Its a change that is being forced onto our public education. -Lon

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 13, 7:45 AM

Nice article.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, July 15, 2:41 AM
J'aime entre autres la conclusion : le digital tutor arrive seulement dans 5 à 10 ans
Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 15, 4:43 PM
Insightful article that provides great recommendations
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Learning vs Education

Learning vs Education | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
  A lot of people confuse education with learning. They believe that one is intelligent if the person had graduated from one of the most elite colleges(E.g. Harvard,). They also judge a person's intelligence based on his grades in school. If someone is A+ he is intelligent and for the grades of D and F…
Via Ines Bieler
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Another way of looking at it is that learning is what the student does, and education is what the teacher does.  Of those, by far the most important is what the student does.  -Lon

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shazia.wj's curator insight, July 17, 3:29 AM
Is education and learning same? 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 18, 12:53 PM
Education is a 24/7 proposition that should not be conflated with school. Where they overlap is to educate means to lead children and youth. School is a formal and organized way in which we might learn. Grades are not a great indicator of whether we learn. Even an F suggests we learned something.
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Personalizing Instruction in a Mass Education Society [INTERVIEW]

Personalizing Instruction in a Mass Education Society [INTERVIEW] | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Personalized Instruction in education is the approach Oxford Academy (CT) has been doing for years explained Philip Cocchiola, Head of School, and Marti White, Dean of Studies at Oxford to Lon May 26, 2017. Listen to Philip and Marti describe.... 

Lon Woodbury's insight:

Personalizing Instruction in a Mass Education Society [INTERVIEW]:   Personalized instruction is becomming discussed more and more in recent years.  It would be helpful to look more closely at a school that has been doing this since its founding many years ago.  We might learn something about how to successfully establish personalized instruction in mainstream schools. -Lon

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Exposing the Myth of Therapy-Dr. Brad Reedy[INTERVIEW]

Exposing the Myth of Therapy-Dr. Brad Reedy[INTERVIEW] | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

That a therapist should present insight to the client is the myth of therapy explained guest Dr. Reedy, Clinical Director and Co-Founder of Evoke Therapy Programs to Lon January 25, 2017. The therapy session produces much better results....

Lon Woodbury's insight:

Amazing, its the listening more than talking that creates the healing. -Lon

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Cyber-bullying relatively rare, says study - BBC News

Cyber-bullying relatively rare, says study - BBC News | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Bullies are far more likely to target their victims face-to-face than online, a large survey finds.

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What Not to Say to Teens About Weight-Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin Psy.D. [INTERVIEW]

What Not to Say to Teens About Weight-Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin Psy.D. [INTERVIEW] | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

If you are concerned about your child's eating habits, Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin Psy.D. a Los Angeles Psychoanalyst and author of "Food for Thought" advised Lon Nov. 25, 2016 to "strike when the Iron is cool"....

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It is the comments meant to be neutral that sometimes sting the worse. -Lon

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Why teen brains need later school start time

Why teen brains need later school start time | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early school start has been a topic of much debate. Are teenagers just lazy, or is there more to their inability to wake up early?
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The research is clear that early morning hours are difficult for teens.  But the implementation of that research has been slow to be acted on.  -Lon

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When Do Kids Become Adults? – Peter Allen with College Excel

When Do Kids Become Adults? – Peter Allen with College Excel | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

When a child is accepted as an adult depends on the culture he/she is living in explained Peter Allen, Program Director at College Excel, to Lon June 22, 2016. He continued in observing that around the world that age ranges from 11 to 30 years of age....

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When do you think a kid becomes an adult?  Any specific markers that are still meaningful?  -Lon

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Editorial: Mis-educating the young

Editorial: Mis-educating the young | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I had lunch with a former student named Lucy Fleming, one of the best writers I’ve taught. I asked her what she had learned in her first year out of college. She said she had been forced to think differently.While in school, her thinking was station to station: take that test, apply to that college, aim for a degree. But in young adulthood, there are no more stations. Everything is open
Lon Woodbury's insight:

You think this author is on to something?  Does he really do much more than define a problem?  -Lon

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Love & Dating On the Autism Spectrum – Nina Jonson [INTERVIEW]

Love & Dating On the Autism Spectrum – Nina Jonson [INTERVIEW] | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

The Love and Dating scene often doesn't just happen naturally, especially when a young person has trouble picking up social cues like those on the Autism Spectrum explained Nina Jonson, Director of Enrollment and Outreach for Minnesota Life College (MLC)....

Lon Woodbury's insight:

Imagine entering the dating scene without the ability to pick up subtle clues like body language?  Social interactions like dating is difficult for anyone, but disaster is more likely when someone is on the autism spectrum, or any of the other conditions that include Learning Differences.  -Lon

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Play vs. Learning: It Isn’t a Competition

Play vs. Learning:  It Isn’t a Competition | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Have you seen the increasing posts and media claims that play and learning are two separate activities?
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Maybe the classroom emphasis over activiies outside explains why so many bright students report how bored they are in school.  We need to do something about that.,  -Lon

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Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Our in-breath is like a remote control for our brains, directly affecting electrical signals that communicate with memory and emotional processing centers.
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Another science study supporting the goals of meditation. -Lon

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Why Teachers, Parents, and Society at Large Have Destroyed Kids’ Love of Learning

Why Teachers, Parents, and Society at Large Have Destroyed Kids’ Love of Learning | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The pressure to achieve academically is a crime against learning.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Miloš Bajčetić
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Observations like these seem to be commonly asserted among the education reform movements. -Lon

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 14, 2:51 PM

"The truth—for this parent and so many others—is this: Her child has sacrificed her natural curiosity and love of learning at the altar of achievement, and it’s our fault. Marianna’s parents, her teachers, society at large—we are all implicated in this crime against learning. From her first day of school, we pointed her toward that altar and trained her to measure her progress by means of points, scores, and awards. We taught Marianna that her potential is tied to her intellect, and that her intellect is more important than her character. We taught her to come home proudly bearing As, championship trophies, and college acceptances, and we inadvertently taught her that we don’t really care how she obtains them. We taught her to protect her academic and extracurricular perfection at all costs and that it’s better to quit when things get challenging rather than risk marring that perfect record. Above all else, we taught her to fear failure. That fear is what has destroyed her love of learning."