(Ryan Saavedra) A Democratic lawmaker in Illinois is calling for the abolition of history classes in the state because he claims that the current program “leads to white privilege and a racist society.”
(Stillness in the Storm Editor) There is a major debate at the moment about what to do with our children come this fall. Should we send them to school or keep the home? As I am an advocate for education reform, knowing through detailed psychological and other research, how damaging the current educational system can […]
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(Mayukh Saha) While we are stuck home, surrounded mostly by devastating news, this dad from Chicago is doing his bit to help those around him. “Dad, How Do I?” is Rob Kenney’s YouTube channel where he teaches kids around the world how to do basic household and other chores. And recently his efforts have gone viral!
(Joseph P. Farrell) In United States, a general education teacher or an intervention specialist is required to complete a requisite number of hours for “professional development” as per state mandated guidelines.
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(Cristina Laila) “If I had to pick between [Trump] and Joe Biden. I am not voting in Joe Biden. You want to see black people go to jail by the next 4 years? Vote for Joe Biden,” the black woman said.
(Science Daily) Students who are better able to understand and manage their emotions effectively, a skill known as emotional intelligence, do better at school than their less skilled peers, as measured by grades and standardized test scores, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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(Exploring Your Mind) Although educating a child is a beautiful experience, it can also be a monumental challenge. Today, in spite of (or maybe because of) all the available information, we seem more confused than ever about how to raise children. In this article, psychologist Miguel Ángel Rizaldos shares some tips on how to do better for our little ones.
(Joe Martino) California’s first surgeon general, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, has an ambitious goal to screen every student for childhood trauma before entering school. Dr. Harris has dedicated her career to changing the way society views and responds to childhood trauma. This is a worthwhile effort as research shows childhood trauma affects brain development and it will build a society that is more empathetic to all and unique situations.
(The Free Thought Project) This week, an Alabama Senate Committee unanimously passed a bill that would end Common Core in the state. Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston) introduced Senate Bill 119 (SB119) on March 19. The legislation would terminate Common Core standards in Alabama and replace them with the courses of study for math and English language arts that were in place immediately prior to Common Core, pending the adoption of new standards by the State Board of Education.
(Kerry McDonald) Every parent knows the difference a year makes in the development and maturity of a young child. A one-year-old is barely walking while a two-year-old gleefully sprints away from you. A four-year-old is always moving, always imagining, always asking why, while a five-year-old may start to sit and listen for longer stretches.
(Meadow Clark) Think of the vast amount of time that students spend in school. But what do they come away knowing? They are taught very few life skills, so are they really prepared for the real world?
Do dogs suffer “oppression based upon (perceived) gender”? Can observing human-canine interactions help us disrupt “hegemonic masculinities”? Clearly, there’s a dearth of scholarly research on this subject. That’s probably why the journal Gender, Place, and Culture was so excited to publish an academic paper titled, “Human reactions to rape culture and queer performativity at urban dog parks in Portland, Oregon” — to make an important contribution to the literature.
(Rhonda Johansson) Evidence-based parent-teacher-children training programs have recently been proven to be effective not only in preventing child delinquency in later years but in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among three to eight-year-olds.
(Zoey Sky) Even if you’re perfectly fine with your kids’ schools, it still pays to do your research on homeschooling, especially in the event of a short- or long-term disaster where you will have to lend a hand when it comes to their education. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com)
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