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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bullying is ‘impacting’ school grades of victims

BBC Newsbeat – Nomia Iqbal

“Around a quarter of teenagers in the UK say bullying is affecting their studies and causing their GCSE grades to drop.”(more)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

How to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Failure

Greater Good – Vicki Zakrzewski

“A couple of weeks ago, a New York Times op-ed asked the question, “Are kids too coddled?” In other words, shouldn’t we let them fail once in awhile so they develop some backbone? Or don’t they just need more grit? The answer is not that simple because human beings are not that simple.”(more)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Call for body image lessons in UK schools

BBC – Helen Briggs

“The self-esteem of teenage girls could be improved by training teachers to deliver classes in body image, a UK study shows.”(more)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Arts, the thinking kid’s guide to success

The Australian – Matthew Westwood

“A study by researchers at the University of Sydney and the Australia Council for the Arts has found that arts education may benefit youngsters in more ways than previously thought. They are better motivated academically, are more engaged in class and have a sense of satisfaction in their lives.” (more)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Self-Control, Not Self-Esteem, Is Key to Academic Success

Education News – Julia Lawrence

“Schools and parents should take steps to teach students self-control if they want them to succeed, say a number of recent studies. Hans Bader, writing for OpenMarket.org…explains that by focusing on self-esteem rather than self-control adults actually sabotage kids’ chances of reaching their full potential.”(more)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Why Language Learning

Global Language Project.org – Staff Writer

“Learning a second language is no longer a luxury; it is a necessary skill that students must have in order to compete in a global economy. It broadens their opportunities in higher education, and research shows that learning a second language helps children in their overall cognitive development.”(more)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Foster a Can-Do Attitude

Scholastic.com – Staff Writer

“Although your child will begin to function more independently in the early elementary grades, he still needs your guidance, supervision, and support…What your child needs most:”(more)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Body confidence pack for parents backed by government

BBC – Staff Writer

“A pack to help parents educate children on how the media alters images and to inspire them to be confident in their bodies has had government backing. The body image parent pack – which can be downloaded for free – gives tips to parents on how to talk to children about the subject and stresses the notion that the so-called perfect body, and the emphasis on being thin, is a ‘socially and culturally constructed ideal’.” (more)