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The American Academy Of Pediatrics On Spanking Children: Don’t Do It, Ever.

Twenty years after urging caution among parents who choose to discipline their children with spankings, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its stance. Now, its overwhelming consensus for parents: Do not do it.

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Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis?

When public health officials get wind of an outbreak of Hepatitis A or influenza, they spring into action with public awareness campaigns, monitoring and outreach. But should they be acting with equal urgency when it comes to childhood trauma?

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How Teachers Designed a School Centered On Caring Relationships

Roberto Vega has taught at schools all over Los Angeles, but when he came to Social Justice Humanitas Academy he knew he’d found something special. Everything about how the school is structured and run is done with the best interests of students in mind. He liked it so much he decided to pull his son out of a popular high school located on a college campus and send him to Humanitas.

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Legacy Admissions Offer An Advantage — And Not Just At Schools Like Harvard

For years, Harvard University’s admissions office has given a “tip” to legacy students, or students with at least one parent who graduated from Harvard or Radcliffe, its former sister school.

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Two Riddles To Get Students Practicing Problem Solving Tricks

Riddles are a great way to get kids thinking logically, testing predictions, using math and even collaborating. They’re fun and often quite challenging. Many riddles often sound confusing at first, forcing students to think about ways to isolate information or simplify a problem. These are useful skills for all problem solving. TED-Ed and its educator contributors have put together great animated riddles that make the presentation of the riddle fun and walk through the solutions once kids have tried to solve them.
Seven Planets Riddle:

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When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

Marijuana, it seems, is not a performance-enhancing drug. That is, at least, not among young people, and not when the activity is learning.

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What Does Improvement Science Look Like In Real Classrooms?

Monique Maynard has been teaching for 17 years and prides herself on creating a dynamic classroom culture where students work together in groups. She teaches at West Warwick High School in Rhode Island. When she taught precalculus she spent very little time at the front of the room, preferring to give students tasks to work on together and then circulating to listen and help.

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What Teachers Can Do To Be More Inclusive Of LGBTQ Students

Back in September, teacher Mary Gilreath’s first-grade class was asked to wear blue for Peace Day. An adult worried the girls might not own blue shirts, and Gilreath saw an opportunity for her Boulder classroom. She shared the story with her students.
“What do you all think about that?” Gilreath asks them.
“Maybe it’s because girls mostly wear dresses?” a girl wonders.
“Oh, is that true?” Gilreath replies. “What do you all think?”
The first graders erupt in a chorus of “No!”

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The Role of Community in Creating and Healing Trauma in Kids

When kids live in violence-prone neighborhoods, the environment can enable trauma in their lives. The RYSE Center in Richmond, California, is seeking to change the community’s culture by providing something to young people that’s sometimes missing in their schools and home lives: love and support.

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To Boost Mental Health, Try Team Sports or Group Exercise

Ryan “China” McCarney has played sports his entire life, but sometimes he has to force himself to show up on the field to play pick-up soccer with his friends.
“I’m dreading and I’m anticipating the worst. But I do it anyway. And then, it’s a euphoric sensation when you’re done with it because you end up having a great time,” says McCarney.

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