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5 Ways to Reduce Stress While Applying to College

Last updated: 08/07/2018

If you're a high school junior, you're probably starting to begin the college applications process. While it's not necessarily the time to start writing those essays yet, college i

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To Keep Teens Safe Online, They Need To Learn To Manage Risk

Last updated: 08/07/2018

"The most apparent finding from our results is that developers assume that parents are the end users of mobile online safety apps, not teens," says lead researcher Pamela Wisniewsk

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How to Keep Children Safe While Riding the Yellow School Bus - Reviews by The Banks

Last updated: 08/07/2018

Good parents want to keep their kids safe. As an educator, keeping children safe and providing for a healthy and optimal environment where they could thrive was always my number-on

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Mike Long's Task Based Language Teaching and Native Speakerism - TEFL Equity Advocates and Academy

Last updated: 08/07/2018

In April I had the pleasure of finally reading Mike Long’s Second Language Acquisition and Task Based Language Teaching. I was incredibly impressed with the academic rigour, the

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Chess notes - The Boston Globe

Last updated: 08/07/2018

The 51st Biel (Switzerland) International Chess Festival (www.BielChessFestival.ch) has ended. Long a mainstay on the European festival circuit, it features among many events inclu

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Pokémon, fidget spinners, Fortnite... what's next?

Last updated: 08/07/2018

My son is currently obsessed with Pokémon cards. I’d really rather he wasn’t. They’re expensive, and nothing is more boring than listening to a child wanging on about Pokém

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56 Pinterest-ing Passive Programming Ideas for Libraries Serving Teens

Last updated: 08/06/2018

Are you a YA librarian looking for some inexpensive and self-directed but engaging activities for your teen patrons or students? Look no further! Teen librarian Dawn Abron and YAL

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Facebook Pushes Digital Literacy With New Lesson Library for Teachers

Last updated: 08/06/2018

In the wake of an international scandal over Facebook's opaque data practices and allegations that interest groups and foreign nations have exploited the platform to influence elec

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How books help children discuss difficult feelings - and feel less alone

Last updated: 08/06/2018

Fergal is Fuming is a brilliant new picture book about a dragon with a short temper - and how he learns to calm down. Now, author Robert Starling tells us how stories are invalua

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Improving Reading Skills Through Talking | Edutopia

Last updated: 08/06/2018

As a former middle school special education teacher and current tutor of middle and high school students, I often work with older children who struggle immensely with reading and w

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