Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a real thing and if teachers in your school, district or state are not already explicitly teaching SEL skills, it is likely that they soon will be.
Not all adolescent play takes the form of steps up Maslow’s pyramid.
For all of us, talking is thinking and thinking helps us to integrate our experience with our psychological selves. Those summer experiences need to be debriefed! And I am afraid that, “What did you learn?” is insufficient.
If you are looking for concrete advice on how much and what kind of screen time is appropriate for your children under age 5, and if you are willing to read an extra one hundred eight words, the Canadian guidance is likely to be more useful for you.
China has a solution for this. In 2013, the Chinese government passed a law mandating that children visit their parents “often.” Done. Problem solved.
Spoiler: self-driving cars may be a red herring, but we might want to reconsider the emphasis we are placing on teaching kids to code – the machines may just be able to do the coding for themselves pretty soon.
What would would happen if we put the kids in charge?
Do our actions communicate more clearly than our words when it comes to expressing our wishes for our children?
Recently, a diverse group of educationists from both the education and business worlds endeavored to envision what a 21st Century education should look like to prepare young people for the world of work and opportunity that exists right now.
Deep collaboration and group work can generate products and ideas that are at the height of our capabilities as a species, but highly functioning groups are rare.
Teachers report more problem solving and critical thinking in technology enabled classrooms. Which comes first, though?
It makes kids smarter and healthier.
Not all screen time is the same.