Kelly Gray explores the benefits of sports for gifted kids, including how they can influence academics, friendships and emotional development.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July
The legend of America’s birth is only 236 years old. However, in that short amount of time, a number of legends that would normally take centuries to grow and multiply in any other civilization have sprung up The Fourth of July may have been dedicated to celebrate the spirit and sacrifice that helped found the nation’s freedom but no nation’s origins, no matter how young or old, are lacking fantastic stories that sound too good to be true and therefore must be. Here are 10 things you didn't know about our nation's birthday. 1. America didn’t declare its independence on the Fourth of July Chris Hondros, Getty Perhaps the greatest misconception of this American holiday lies in the name and its equally iconic date. The true “Independence Day” depends on your definition of…
7 key phrases Montessori teachers use and why we should use them, too
Because words matter.
How Emotions Affect Learning, Behaviors, and Relationships
In the first of five posts about the film "Inside Out," Lori Desautels offers strategies to help explore how joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust can help students.
Charter school facts vs. myths: What NAACP needs to learn
Two Fridays ago, a national debate in education came to Florida: Are charter schools a good thing, and specifically, are they good for children of color? The second part of the question is particularly interesting to the civil-rights organization that hosted a hearing in Orlando to explore it: the NAACP . It’s also a vital question to me as an African-American educator. So, I made the trip from Polk County to speak.
How Ballet Academy East's Darla Hoover Can Spot a Future Ballerina
You can take the dancer out of Balanchine, but you can't take the Balanchine out of the dancer—or at least, that's Darla Hoover's experience. As artistic director of Ballet Academy East's pre-professional division, following an 11-year career with New York City Ballet, she readily recognizes that as...
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
How feeling respected transforms a student's relationship to school
A Stanford University study finds that a one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with one another halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools, and helped build bonds between disengaged students and their schools.
AR Next Level 2018 Top 10 Wide Receivers & Tight End/H-Back
TOP 10 WIDE RECEIVERS 1. Demetrice Holliday - Batesville 2. Kam'ron Mays-Hunt - Bentonville 3. Trajen Johnson - Pulaski Academy 4. Ty Pettway - Nashville…
Why Schools Need to Bring Back Shop Class
Viewing vocational programs as second-rate is education's most corrosive problem