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Exaggerated Thoughts That Can Cause Adolescents to Misperceive Reality

Excerpted from BORN TO BE WILD: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe by Jess P. Shatkin with the permission of TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright© 2017 by Jess P. Shatkin
By Jess P. Shatkin

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How Schools Can Help Students Manage and Mitigate Anxiety

Did I study enough for this test? Won’t my friends do better than me? If I don’t get an A now, I won’t do well on the next exam, and then will I even get into a good college?

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Why Getting Help for Kids with Dyslexia is Difficult

Dayne Guest graduated from high school in 2016. He had been working construction but quit, knowing that wasn’t what he wanted do with his life. Today Guest’s options are limited because he struggles to read. When he opens a book, he sees “just a whole bunch of words, a whole bunch of letters lined up.”

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A Better Way to Study Through Self-Testing and Distributed Practice

As I prepared to write this column, I relied on some pretty typical study techniques. First, as I’ve done since my student days, I generously highlighted key information in my background reading. Along the way, I took notes, many of them verbatim, which is a snap with digital copying and pasting. (Gotta love that command-C, command-V.) Then I reread my notes and highlights. Sound familiar? Students everywhere embrace these techniques and yet, as it turns out, they are not particularly good ways to absorb new material. At least not if that’s all you do.

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Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone

It’s the time of year when kids are thinking about their holiday wish lists. So what’s a parent to do when a child, possibly a very young child, asks for a smartphone?
We hear that smartphones can be addictive, that screen time can hurt learning, but can’t these minicomputers also teach kids about responsibility and put educational apps at their tiny fingertips?

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Increased Hours Online Correlate With Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

A study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Psychological Science finds that increased time spent with popular electronic devices — whether a computer, cell phone or tablet — might have contributed to an uptick in symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts over the last several years among teens, especially among girls.

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Spreading First Aid for Teens’ Mental Health by Training Adults to Help

During the vulnerable transition from childhood to young adulthood, many kids grapple with low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 20 percent of adolescents between the ages of 13-18 live with a mental health condition.

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Students Share The Downside Of Being Labeled ‘Gifted’

Many educators work hard to make students feel that the classroom is a place of learning, and that means making mistakes, rethinking strategies, and learning from setbacks. Based on Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindset, teachers encourage students to see their intelligence as something malleable, that changes and grows, not a fixed asset assigned at birth.

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Making Media Literacy Central to Digital Citizenship

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype around the latest and greatest classroom tech, from video games to 3-D printers to Raspberry Pi kits to VR to AR and beyond. The reality is that kind of tech — expensive, bleeding-edge tools — makes headlines but doesn’t make it into many classrooms, especially the most needy ones. What does, however, is video.

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4 Tools to Help Kids Develop Empathy and Cultural Humility

Humility is not necessarily about modesty or pretending to be less than you are. In fact, people who are humble often have a high sense of self-worth; it’s just that they can recognize their own strengths and limitations. Research about humility also suggests a strong connection between being humble and being generous.

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