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High School Online Credits Now Mandatory in Virginia | Education News

High School Online Credits Now Mandatory in Virginia | Education News | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Governor McDonnell has signed into law a new bill making an online course mandatory for all students entering ninth grade from the 2013-14 academic year.
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The Worst Money Lessons I Learned From My Parents

The Worst Money Lessons I Learned From My Parents | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Talking about money doesn't have to be shameful. In fact, it's often very helpful. I never want my daughter to think she has to hide her flaws, whether it's a bad credit score or something else.
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Introduction to April’s Value: Unselfishness and Sensitivity

Introduction to April’s Value: Unselfishness and Sensitivity | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
It takes real effort on the part of parents, and sometimes a long time for children, to realize that the world does not revolve around them. There is a great deal to be learned from giving up something they really want for the sake of someone else.
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Girls who play in dirt grow up healthier according to researcher

Girls who play in dirt grow up healthier according to researcher | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Sharyn Clough, a researcher at Oregon State University, has discovered that women who have higher rates of allergies, and other autoimmune disorders are a result of being too clean.
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Betty Skeet's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:01 AM

Hurrah for girls that go out to play and get dirty! ;o)

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The Panic Over Bullies

The Panic Over Bullies | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Childhood is safer than ever before, but today's parents need to worry about something. Nick Gillespie on why busybodies and bureaucrats have zeroed in on bullying.
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Why 49% of preschoolers don’t go outside to play

Why 49% of preschoolers don’t go outside to play | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Does your preschooler go outside to play at least once a day? Maybe not.
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How Rewards Can Backfire and Reduce Motivation — PsyBlog

How Rewards Can Backfire and Reduce Motivation — PsyBlog | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Surely one of the best ways to generate motivation in ourselves and others is by dangling rewards? Yet psychologists have long known that rewards are overrated.
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History: The Tale of the Easter Bunny

History: The Tale of the Easter Bunny | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
History gives some clear answers related to the mysterious tale of the Easter bunny.
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The many health perks of good handwriting

The many health perks of good handwriting | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Children are texting, tapping and typing on keyboards more than ever, leaving less time to master that old-fashioned skill known as handwriting.
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Badly chosen baby names can lead to low self-esteem, low education and more smoking: study 

Badly chosen baby names can lead to  low self-esteem, low education and more smoking: study  | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Data gathered from nearly 12,000 adult participants found that a bad first name can not only ruin your self-esteem, but it may actually make you lonelier - and dumber, research published in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality...
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Is online search the death of learning? | News | News from Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington...

Is online search the death of learning? | News | News from Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington... | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Educators and researchers worry about the Google Effect on students.
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Read This, or Be the Worst Parent Ever

Read This, or Be the Worst Parent Ever | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Even the author of the parody "How Not to Kill Your Baby" fears he can't top the best comedy efforts of the good-parent book genre.
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The Trouble With Bright Girls | Psychology Today

The Trouble With Bright Girls | Psychology Today | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
For women, ability doesn’t always lead to confidence. Here’s why. By Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. ...
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Gina Stepp's comment, March 29, 2012 10:54 PM
The type of praise we give is very important for the right kind of self-image. I do think this is very accurate--we tend to give girls more "global trait" types of praise rather than for effort and mastery. More on this topic here: http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/family-relationships/children-and-self-esteem/34763.aspx
Gina Stepp's comment, March 29, 2012 10:56 PM
So true! The type of praise we give children is very important in helping them develop the right kind of self-image. I do think this is very accurate--we tend to give girls more "global trait" types of praise (especially about beauty) rather than for effort and mastery. More on this topic here: http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/family-relationships/children-and-self-esteem/34763.aspx
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Study finds possible bias in high school math teachers

Study finds possible bias in high school math teachers | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
It's a persistent stereotype that girls aren't as good at math as boys are.
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Why Learning Leads To Happiness

Why Learning Leads To Happiness | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
By Philip Moeller for U.S. News Your mind may be the closest thing to the Holy Grail of longevity and happiness.
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The Online Education Revolution | Marvels

The Online Education Revolution | Marvels | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Revolutionaries outside the ivy walls of elite colleges are hammering their way not onto campus but straight into class.
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The Frustrated Teacher: Why Rewards Don't Work (Neither Does Merit Pay)

The Frustrated Teacher: Why Rewards Don't Work (Neither Does Merit Pay) | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
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Mean Girls (and Boys)

Mean Girls (and Boys) | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
One of the saddest and most difficult lessons we are learning at the local public school  is the way that the other children treat one another. In Gabrielle’s class, which is 2nd grade, the ...
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At What Age Do Babies Stop Being Irresistibly Adorable? | Psychology Today

At What Age Do Babies Stop Being Irresistibly Adorable? | Psychology Today | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Babies are universally adorable --until a certain age By Jena Pincott...

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Mathematics Education: Being Outwitted by Stupidity | Education News

Mathematics Education: Being Outwitted by Stupidity | Education News | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
The way we used to teach math mirrors our effective interventions for those students struggling as low achieving/learning disabled, writes Barry Garelick.
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Parents 'have bigger impact on exam results than schools' - Telegraph

Parents 'have bigger impact on exam results than schools' - Telegraph | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Teenagers’ exam results are more likely to be influenced by their parents than their school, according to research.
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Self-Esteem: Helping Children Develop a Positive Sense of Self

Self-Esteem: Helping Children Develop a Positive Sense of Self | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Over the past few decades, a glut of literature has proclaimed the need to instill self-esteem in children. But how is this best accomplished?
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A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning | Edutopia

A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning | Edutopia | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Discover the tools and techniques today's teachers and classrooms are using to prepare students for tomorrow -- and how you can get involved.
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