In an inspiring video lecture on TED.com called “The Power of Mindsight”, Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, author of the book Mindsight, explains his brilliant vision for completely revamping the way we educate our youth. His solution: “Inspire to rewire.”
Where do your old computers and other electronic gadgets go to die? You might be surprised at the devastation being caused by a so-called clean technology as this award-winning documentary by UBC students and their professor reveals.
With the trial of the Hadley Six – six teens accused of driving their classmate Phoebe Prince to suicide in South Hadley, Massachusetts – underway, it’s inspiring to read about a similar incident that has since led to a worldwide peaceful schools movement.
A teacher sets about cleaning his classroom before the summer session begins and discovers lots of dust, reminders of how much the tools of teaching have changed over the years, and the awareness that in the classroom or int he home, clutter is still clutter.
The United States’ largest teacher-led, educational reform movement in music education has been unleashed. David Wish, founder and executive director of Little Kids Rock, talks about the exciting benefits of the “Fifth Stream” of music education in US public schools. Will kids actually get to study at school what they listen to at home?
Graduation? I didn’t understand what the big deal was! Why would I waste a whole day in stuffy high school gym getting bored with the long speeches?
When my oldest son entered kindergarten, strangers could understand only 15-25% of his speech. He had already been in speech therapy upwards of three times a week for several years. He was diagnosed with Apraxia when he was three years old.
Teachers are some of the most important and influential figures in our young lives, but for all that our paths only cross for a short time. Teacher Appreciation Week is a time to honor the people who devote themselves to our kids.
Little Kids Rock believes that learning to play a musical instrument can transform kids’ lives, and inspire the creativity and confidence that are critical to success, not only in school but in life. This year, Little Kids Rock will reach more than 50,000 kids with free musical instruments and instruction.
Julie reconsiders the notion of a adopting a puppy after her daughter becomes attached to insects instead.