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86524740A recent article in the New York Times, Helping Kids Take Criticism Constructively (Even When It Isn’t Constructive), gives insightful information about  learning, teaching and practicing how to face the full range of criticism in ways that make children (and all of us) grow rather than inflate or despair.  Citing writers from the Harvard Negotiation Project, Standford University psychologist Carol Dweck and others, Jessica Lahey points out the importance of seeing ourselves as changing rather than static beings, and she details ways we can help young people be resilient and see the way forward (more…)

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Arthur’s 18th season began airing on WGBY last week.  This long-running PBS KIDS’ show is a strong learning tool for home and classroom settings.  Arthur and his friends will continue to have new adventures that explore childhood challenges with heart and humor while teaching problem-solving and pro-social skills.  The fun continues on the ARTHUR website, where kids, parents, caregivers and teachers can access a variety of educational resources,  (more…)

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Every wish you could send quick reminders and more to students or parents? This brief demo of the ed app 101 is by Remind, an ed tech start up company recently reported on in the New York Times.  The company has raised $40 million this year after creating the free app used by 40 percent of teachers in states like Texas and Georgia to link teachers and parents.  (Approximately a million teachers are reported to be using Remind’s software to communicate with 17+ million students.)  The app allows teachers to remind students about things like homework assignments and to send photos, a great way to help cultivate a culture of belonging.   Parents can also (more…)

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In Motherlode, the parent blog found on The New York Times, the recent piece “Simple Student Routines for Back-to-School Success” shares ideas about organization that kids and adults alike can benefit from, especially at the start of a new school year.  The article includes suggestions for families at the end of the day and sleep time that have the potential to create happier mornings as well as good habits that can last a lifetime. (more…)

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What better place to cultivate curiosity than in the kitchen? A variety of  hands-on activities are designed to engage summer students from grades K-12 (more…)

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Children experience significant learning loss without educational activities during summer months, and that loss is greater among children in low-income communities. PBS KIDS, PBS Parents, PBS partner resources, free apps and more provide parents with engaging, effect summer learning activities that can help stem summer learning loss. (more…)

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Read! Reading Success by 4th Grade, an initiative of the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, announces a social media campaign – #413reads — to show and share the importance of families reading together. You and members of students’ families can take a photo reading to a child and share your reading story. (more…)

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