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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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Calling the Education System ‘Progressive’ is a Lie. Here’s Why.

Calling the Education System ‘Progressive’ is a Lie. Here’s Why. | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
How do we correct a failing educational system?
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What a concept.  Allow the teachers decide how to best teach their students, rather than following dictates from vast bureaucracies.  -Lon

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Taking The Hits: 7 Ways to Raise Tough Kids

Taking The Hits: 7 Ways to Raise Tough Kids | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Raising kids to take the punches of life begins with simple things like daily chores and exercise.  
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Can Mindfulness Meditation Reduce Pain? Living In The Moment Can Be Healing, Study Says

Living in the moment seems like one of those things humans should have mastered by now, but let’s face it: Life is lived in the fast lane, and it's all about getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible. Of course, there’s nothing wrong…
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Does Family Bonding Reduce ADHD?

Does Family Bonding Reduce ADHD? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
We tend to assume a link between screen time and ADHD.  This seems to be especially true for boys who spend a lot of time playing video games.  A recent article in Psychology Today suggests that playing video games with family had no significant association with the development of ADHD symptoms.  
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Research has indicated yes - an interesting perspective.  -Lon

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The Founders Were Not Education Centralizers

The Founders Were Not Education Centralizers | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Some of the more zealous partisans of tax-funded schooling have resorted to a curious (and dubious) claim: “America’s Founders are on our side.” The Founders, they say, promoted a government role in education. Therefore, they would have opposed school choice.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The debate on mass education seems to be heating up.  -Lon

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Social science replication crisis: studies in top journals keep failing to replicate

Social science replication crisis: studies in top journals keep failing to replicate | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
What scientists learn from failed replications: how to do better science.
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We need to keep this "replication" problem in mind before relying on the result of original experiments.  -Lon

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Communities that Care Speaker Series in Park City to discuss shame and resiliency-Dr. Brad Reedy Speaker

Communities that Care Speaker Series in Park City to discuss shame and resiliency-Dr. Brad Reedy Speaker | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Brad Reedy knows how hard it is for people, especially parents, to admit when they have made a mistake. But, he said, it is key if a child is going to learn how to accept their own faults and become resilient.
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How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?  - "physical presence is not the same as cognitive presence" via  @coolcatteacher

How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?  - "physical presence is not the same as cognitive presence" via  @coolcatteacher | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
How much time should a student spend at school? In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere. Either scenario is alarming. This month’s question from Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for Education is “How much time should a student spend at school? A cartoon I love has a …

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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An important part of the answer is the observation that learning occurs from where the student's mind is, rather than where their body is.  -Lon

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Raising Free-Range Kids In An Age Of Helicopter Parenting Is Tough : Shots - Health News : NPR

Raising Free-Range Kids In An Age Of Helicopter Parenting Is Tough : Shots - Health News : NPR | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Research suggests kids who have more freedom and independence grow up to be less anxious and depressed. But in the age of helicopter parenting, giving kids freedom to roam can be difficult.
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This "Free-Range" kids movement seems to be gathering momentum.  -Lon

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More Seat Time Does Not a Good Education Make

More Seat Time Does Not a Good Education Make | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Might the U.S. be over-emphasizing instruction time?
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Are we wasting everybody's time and money by having more school formal instruction time than most other nations while scoring below most other nations on standardized tests?  -Lon

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OPINION: The best time to teach students how to cope with trauma? When there isn’t any

OPINION: The best time to teach students how to cope with trauma? When there isn’t any | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Social-emotional learning offers an essential foundation relevant to everyday lessons and life — not simply an emergency response plan to trauma.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Good point, and it looks like schools are implementing more with what is called social-emotional learning (SEL).  -Lon

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Looking For Work? A Tattoo Could Help You, Study Suggests

Looking For Work? A Tattoo Could Help You, Study Suggests | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
It's no longer taboo to have a tattoo. More companies are shedding their prejudice against employees and job candidates coming in with tattoos, a smart move that's giving them a competitive edge over offices that still discriminate, a new study finds.
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So Tattoos are in now?  -Lon

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'State care can have disastrous implications' - New Zealand Chief District Court Judge 

'State care can have disastrous implications' - New Zealand Chief District Court Judge  | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Judge Jan-Marie Doogue made her comments to lawyers at the Law Foundation's Ethel Benjamin Commemorative Address in Dunedin today.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

I've heard this kind of comment often in the states, so it looks like the problem of turning troubled children over to government bureaucracy (or any bureaucracy for that matter) is problematic.  -Lon

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Many Ways to Be a Girl, but One Way to Be a Boy: The New Gender Rules - The New York Times

Many Ways to Be a Girl, but One Way to Be a Boy: The New Gender Rules - The New York Times | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In a new poll, girls say they feel empowered, except when it comes to being judged on how they look. Boys still feel they have to be strong, athletic and stoic.
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Swedes are Raising Stronger Children. Here’s Why.

Swedes are Raising Stronger Children. Here’s Why. | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
When I taught homeschool seminars in Latin, history, and literature in Asheville, North Carolina, I would wait for a cold spell in February and then email my students to come to class dressed for the weather.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The author makes a good case for lowering our risk adverse culture.  -Lon

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'Sexist, unsafe' world experienced by UK young girls

'Sexist, unsafe' world experienced by UK young girls | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A Girlguiding UK survey of girls and young women reveals many do not feel safe outside their homes.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

According to this article, doesn't sound like young women are making progress in obtaining a safer society to live in.,  -Lon

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The effect of overprotective parents on children –

The effect of overprotective parents on children – | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The fundamental role of parents (biological and adoptive parents) are, support, nurturance, and guidance for their children. That role includes the fundamental right to direct the child’s upbringing and guide them right as they grow. Inclusive in the role is the importance for personal development of the children. Basic traditional roles of being a parent …
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Some reality of the era of overprotective and helicopter parents.  -Lon

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Do Participation Trophies Actually Make Kids Worse Off?

Do Participation Trophies Actually Make Kids Worse Off? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
If we want students to try activities, to learn to work hard, to overcome challenges, and pursue their dreams, we need to stop demeaning their activities with something as flimsy as participation awards.
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This seems to say that overcoming a challenge is more motivating that a reward for simple participation. -Lon

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John Dewey Academy (MA)-Ken Steiner Oct. 16, 2014

John Dewey Academy (MA)-Ken Steiner Oct. 16, 2014 | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Ken Steiner joined me in Oct. 16, 2014 to talk about John Dewey Academy in Massachusettes, its program and achievements.  Steiner was headmaster until retiring in 2016, having worked for the school for 26 years.

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Teens Are Over Face-to-Face Communication, Study Says

Teens Are Over Face-to-Face Communication, Study Says | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
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So what is going to be he result of this trend toward using social media over face to face visiting?  -Lon

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5 Emerging Trends In Education Technology

5 Emerging Trends In Education Technology | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"Here are some of the top education technology trends that have been on our radar recently!"


Via EDTECH@UTRGV
Lon Woodbury's insight:

All of these support teaching where the student is at, rather than the old fashioned way of teaching all students of the same age at one time as in a classroom.  These look to me like these trends will force more radical change from "one size fits all" traditional aproach.  -Lon

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Which of these trends are on YOUR radar?

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Is Ritalin a gateway drug? •

Is Ritalin a gateway drug? • | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
October is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) awareness month, and this year’s theme is “Knowing is Better.” So we delved into the oldest and perhaps most popular ADHD med in the world: Ritalin.
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A good background on the developing use of Ritalin and ADHD/aDD. j -Lon

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Childhood Expert: Current Education System Will Soon ‘Disappear’

Childhood Expert: Current Education System Will Soon ‘Disappear’ | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Here's why Dr. Peter Gray believes the days of the broken education system are numbered.
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Does Dr. Gray have a point?  -Lon

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Stop Criminalizing Parenthood

Stop Criminalizing Parenthood | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Parents today are less afraid that their child will be kidnapped or hit by a car if they let them play outside and much more afraid that an onlooker will call the cops on them.
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Is this overstated?  -Lon

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Posting Instagram Sponsored Content Is the New Summer Job

Posting Instagram Sponsored Content Is the New Summer Job | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
While some teens spent the summer babysitting or working retail, thousands of others made big bucks on the social network.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Is this new trend of selling sponsored products (mostly girls) on social media a sign of creativity, or a diversion from learning real job skills?  -Lon

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