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Gifted and Talented and Complicated - New York Times


New York Times

Gifted and Talented and Complicated
New York Times
“Genius is an abnormality, and abnormalities do not come one at a time,” explains Veda Kaplinsky, a longtime teacher of gifted students, in Andrew Solomon's “Far From the Tree,” a book that is cited by Hulbert. “Many gifted kids have A.D.D. or O.C.D ...

Personalized learning gives students a sense of control over chaotic lives - The Hechinger Report


The Hechinger Report

Personalized learning gives students a sense of control over chaotic lives
The Hechinger Report
About one-fifth don't speak English fluently and receive services as English language learners. About 12 percent have disabilities. Mary Hulac, an eighth grade English language arts teacher, says many students are simply exhausted from the trauma that ...

10 ways to take the struggle out of homework - Washington Post


Washington Post

10 ways to take the struggle out of homework
Washington Post
If negotiating homework becomes toxic, it is time to contact the child's teacher or school counselor. Jennifer Goodstein, a sixth-grade teacher and executive-functioning coach in Bethesda, Md. , says she tells parents to stop and write her an email ...

Should you help your child with homework? - New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio


New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Should you help your child with homework?
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
With New Jersey youngsters getting set to return to school next week, the joys of nightly homework assignments are about to begin once again. Some kids don't have any issues with homework, but many others do, and parents are left wondering how much ...

Tackling the homework, tips to succeed this school year - WVAH


Tackling the homework, tips to succeed this school year
WVAH
"The homework today does not seem to be getting done is the big thing, and a lot of children don't do their homework,” said Rosemary Peterson, Director of Education at Sylvan Learning Center in Charleston. “I firmly believe that if the homework is done ...

Studying 2.0: Homework apps, websites for parents to help your kid through the school year - ABC Action News


ABC Action News

Studying 2.0: Homework apps, websites for parents to help your kid through the school year
ABC Action News
LAND O' LAKES, Fla. - Alyse Buckalew, an 8th-grade teacher at Pine View Middle School in Pasco County, is a dream for kids and parents… Especially when it comes to homework, which has become a hot, and controversial issue, lately. “Your homework is ...

Expert Advice: “How can I help my child with homework when school starts?” - Tulsa World


Tulsa World

Expert Advice: “How can I help my child with homework when school starts?”
Tulsa World
The school year is around the corner, and it's a good idea to have a conversation with your child before school starts about homework. Where and where will it take place? A desk, in their room, at the kitchen table? Right after school, before supper ...

Educators stress importance of summer reading - Petoskey News-Review


Petoskey News-Review

Educators stress importance of summer reading
Petoskey News-Review
“There's also kind of a theme,” Grochowski said. “Community and seeing outside of oneself. Kindness has been a big theme in picture books this season and also kind of diversity in general. Not just diversity in skin tone but of location and learning ...

Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning - The Atlantic


The Atlantic

Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning
The Atlantic
Much to the researchers' delight, the results confirmed their expectations. Their “profoundly gifted children” indeed grew up to be an impressive group. The majority completed doctoral degrees from some of the best universities in the world (which ...

Schools Doing Away with Homework Brings Up the Age-Old Debate on Its Pros And Cons - Education World


Schools Doing Away with Homework Brings Up the Age-Old Debate on Its Pros And Cons
Education World
Ask just about any student if homework should be eliminated and you're likely to get a resounding “yes!” Ask a teacher or parent though, and the results are going to vary -- often significantly. With the summer winding down and the “back-to-school ...

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