There’s been so much focus on what’s being taught in our schools’ classrooms that parents and even their adolescent and teenage children often are unaware of what learning opportunities lie beyond the traditional school day. So much can be added after school hours to...
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How the 2020 coronavirus pandemic has brought about massive changes in the daily lives of people of nearly every nation on earth, including what U.S. schools are now doing to educate children and young adults to become productive and successful citizens.
Technology has impacted our daily lives at lightning speed over the years to help us do things we’ve never been able to imagine.
These days, we pay a lot of attention to curriculum content, classroom teaching strategies, and other teaching-directed resources as the primary strategies that comprise a quality education.
There are many important reasons for learning a foreign language beyond fulfilling a graduation or college entrance requirement. Pandatree.com lists several reasons for children to learn a foreign language well before they enter high school.
In recent years, scientists who study the human brain have found that physical activity increases cognitive development.
Enter the Millennial generation whose members were born between 1980 and 1995 and who were the first to come of age in the new millennium. They became widely known for being especially “tech-savvy,” interested primarily in pursuing their passions, and whose consumer and business habits are thought to have killed several industries.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics are the topics of today’s young people that will prepare them to succeed in tomorrow’s world of work.
Teamwork is an essential part of any successful endeavor in modern life. It is especially so in the highly competitive workplace where the ability to work as part of a team is one of the most important skills in today’s job market.
Diversity awareness helps young people make more of their lives by introducing unique perspectives from multiple sources that prepare them to become enlightened and productive adults.
To suggest that a generation of young adults now in their mid-20’s and 30’s is becoming socially irrelevant may seem somewhat rash but the Millennials are being moved over by an even younger population.
Few occasions are as stressful in the lives of college-bound high school seniors (and their parents) as the time when they wait anxiously to learn whether they’ve been accepted into the college of their choice.
More parents nowadays are considering boarding school for their children, but they need to take steps to adjust to a learning environment that’s completely different from a private or public school in their hometown.
There was a time when acts of violence on school campuses in the U.S. were pretty much confined to an occasional after-school fistfight or an altercation on a football field, but things are different now and it has became abundantly clear to all in recent years that safety in schools must come first.
Regardless of their social and economic backgrounds, all young people need to be trained early on how to meet and overcome challenges and other forms of adversity.
The future of our nation and that of other developed countries is literally up in the air, due in large part to a growing worldwide shortage of commercial and military pilots.
Boarding schools provide the away-from-home living environment where children can develop the personal independence skills they’ll need for college later.
The interest and popularity of lacrosse has mushroomed over the decades to become the fastest growing sport today in U.S. high schools and colleges.
“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”
Personal character is the primary trait that produces personal courage. Both are learned traits, gained from observing them in role models and formal character development orientation,
There’s been so much focus on what’s being taught in our schools’ classrooms that we’re apt to forget what needs to happen beyond the traditional school day
Teaching teens to cultivate grit is teaching them to believe that their personal and professional success is in their own hands. Not a bad way to begin the journey through a life of success.
Conflict is unavoidable. When humans interact with each other, there is an eventual certainty that different personal preferences, ideas, likes, and dislikes will create conflict.
Just Who is the ‘iGen’ Generation and How Are They Different? The 74 million young Americans born between 1995 and 2012 comprise the most important generation in the nation’s history.
In the wake of the 2002 national “No Child Left Behind” educational initiative, it appears that plenty children have been and continue to be left behind when it comes to developing character, morality, and ethics as standard behaviors.
It seems courage, follow-through, resilience, and excellence – collectively referred to as “grit” — are in short supply among today’s youth.