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Teaching kids to be happy

Teaching kids to be happy | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Can we teach kids to be happier? I’m not sure. Some kids are more inclined to be happy. Some kids have more objective reasons to be happy. But psychologists who study happiness in young adults have found a pattern.
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Terrible twos? Study indicates finding a positive parental balance is key

Terrible twos? Study indicates finding a positive parental balance is key | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Wondering why your toddler is acting up? Researchers say it may be time to take a look at your parental style -- and your partner's.
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Capitalism Five Ways, Animated

Capitalism Five Ways, Animated | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
What smiling has to do with personal redemption and the economic outlook.

Is RSA the new TED?
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Stop Racing! Start Living! (It Works!)

Stop Racing! Start Living! (It Works!) | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
I realized that the stereotypes and fears I had as a teacher about homeschoolers were all wrong. These teens are informed, well-socialized, involved in their communities, and all-around mature beyond their years.
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Making Sense of Your Child's Standardized Test Scores

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Making Sense of Your Child's Standardized Test Scores - The Huffington Post...
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Anne Murphy Paul: Why Floundering Makes Learning Better

Anne Murphy Paul: Why Floundering Makes Learning Better | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Call it the "learning paradox": the more you struggle and even fail while you're trying to master new information, the better you're likely to recall and apply that information later.

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Students Enthusiastic About ‘Flipped Classroom’ | Education News

Students Enthusiastic About ‘Flipped Classroom’ | Education News | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
An increasing number of schools are experimenting with having children receive video instruction at home and use classroom time to work with teachers.
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The science of gestures

The science of gestures | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Gestures aren't just hand-waving. Read about the science of gestures, and why kids learn better when they talk with their hands.
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Gina Stepp's comment, April 14, 2012 9:03 PM
When I came across this study, the first thing I thought was, "Hey! No more dissing us Italian types."
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Can your kids 'catch' your stress?

Can your kids 'catch' your stress? | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
You may think you're doing a good job of shielding your kids from your anxiety and stress.
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Higher education levels in women mean lower child mortality - AboutKidsHealth

Higher education levels in women mean lower child mortality - AboutKidsHealth | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
As women in the developing world become more educated, fewer children are dying before age five.
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Don't Let Mother's Day be Martyrs Day!

Don't Let Mother's Day be Martyrs Day! | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
This Mother's Day, let your kids make breakfast and stay in bed while they're in the kitchen. Take time for yourself. Ask for a gift you actually want. Read the cards you get and believe them.
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Physically Fit Students Tend to Score Higher on Standardized Tests

Physically Fit Students Tend to Score Higher on Standardized Tests | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it

Picard Center analyzes fitness and academic data on Louisiana students.

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Historicizing 9/11

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In the course, aptly titled, "Historicizing 9/11," students at Connecticut College, a small liberal arts college in New London, have put forth their own history of 9/11 by making a documentary based on oral histories that they conducted of New...
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Some for-profit colleges encouraged fraud: study

Some for-profit colleges encouraged fraud: study | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Government investigators found that for-profit colleges encouraged fraudulent practices and made deceptive statements to prospective students, according to a study released on Tuesday.Investigators...
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In the Future All Children Will Be Taught By TED Talks

In the Future All Children Will Be Taught By TED Talks | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Nerd Coachella TED is bringing its trademark 18-minute Condensed Idea Nuggets™ to schools around the nation, with its new TED-ed platform. They may not know how to do math, but goddamn it our kids are going to learn how to beat a patent troll.
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4 Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers

4 Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
The best problem solvers see a complex problem through multiple lenses. Here's how to become a better strategic thinker and leader yourself.

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Dateline's Focus on Stranger Safety Applies to Only 7% of Child Sex Offenders - child,sexual,abuse

Dateline's Focus on Stranger Safety Applies to Only 7% of Child Sex Offenders - child,sexual,abuse | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
new york city,New York,United States of America: Latest breaking news - On the heels of Sunday night's Dateline series 'My Kid Would Never Do That', parents across the US are busy discussing stranger safety with one another.
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Julia Steiny: Parents Must Fight for Kids’ Right To Recess | Education News

Julia Steiny: Parents Must Fight for Kids’ Right To Recess | Education News | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
When one parent realized an all-day kindergarten meted out recess like a precious commodity, she took action -- and realized she wasn't alone.
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The effects of praise: What scientific studies reveal

The effects of praise: What scientific studies reveal | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
What are the effects of praise? Praise can motivate...but it can be harmful, too....just as your grandmother suspected!
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Why French Parents Are Superior (in One Way)

Why French Parents Are Superior (in One Way) | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
American children are three times more likely to be overweight than French kids, because we don't teach our children how to eat.
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Gina Stepp's comment, April 15, 2012 4:42 PM
I just wish headline writers didn't feel as though no one would want to read an article if the didn't make a competition out of it. How about "What We Can Learn from French Parents"?
Alice Ruxton Abler's comment, April 15, 2012 7:36 PM
Yes, you are right. This does sound a bit competitive—on purpose, I presume.
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Research-Based Advice on Teaching Children Not to Be Racist

Research-Based Advice on Teaching Children Not to Be Racist | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Psychologists Sonia Kang and Evan Apfelbaum share research-based advice to help kids manage the complicated issues of prejudice, diversity, and equality.
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