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Here’s Where We “Raise the Bar” in America’s Public Schools

Today's youngest learners are digital natives and practically 'hard-wired' to acquire knowledge through technology-infused learning. With an increasing need for meaningful connections between digital natives, the framework of teaching and learning in educational settings is at a crossroads. The basic structure and standardization of curricula can't become any less engaging, exciting, or less relevant, according [...]

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Why ALL Students Are “AT-RISK”

The label: "at risk" student.... What does this concept look like? Who does it look like, and  do we know when, where or how to make this determination? The term at-risk is often used to describe students or groups of students who are considered to have a higher probability of failing academically or dropping out of school. [...]

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DIGITAL INNOVATION & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Harvard Family Research Project[HFRP], has discovered that there are programs out there that are taking family engagement to the next level. In fact, HFRP has an upcoming release of  Quilting Stories of Innovation in Family Engagement in which they have collected an array of success stories in family engagement practices and programs from around the country. A [...]

The Intolerable Sounds of Misophonia

How many times have you said to yourself."I can't hear myself think!" or "That noise is driving me crazy!"?  Misophonia is a disorder in which certain sounds trigger emotional or physiological responses. According to some. the responses may be unreasonable given the circumstance. The reactions to certain sounds can range from anger and annoyance to [...]

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21 Ways to Stop Forgetting Why You Entered The Room

How many times have you gone into a room to do something but when you got there, you can't remember why you were there? 1. Meditate Meditation has been linked to all sorts of health benefits, from lower blood pressure to improved moods. It also seems to help with memory. One 2010 study found that as few [...]

Families That Play Together….

  Quickly, when was the last time that, as a family,  you participated in activities with your child? If you took more than 10 seconds to respond, make plans to have fun spending time together with your child today. Parents today spend more time with their children than in the past. In 1965, mothers spent an [...]

Still Made In America?

  PDF Is anything really “Made in the USA” anymore? Yes, actually. Quite a lot is. American manufacturing has enjoyed a resurgence since the Great Recession of 2008, and there are as many manufacturing jobs in the U.S. as there were in the post-WWII days of 1949. Some companies even are returning their manufacturing to America, although manufacturing workers [...]

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