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2019 African American Children's Book Fair in Photos

Last updated: 02/22/2019

The 27th African American Children’s Book Fair at Community College of Philadelphia drew more than 4,000 attendees and more than 36 authors and illustrators. The event, which is...

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Developing Compassionate Empathy in Gifted Children

Last updated: 02/22/2019

Empathy is a critical emotion to develop in our 21 Century as AI, robots, and other forms of technology shape our world. Though hard to measure, there are indications that the...

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Raising the Next Frida Kahlo or Pablo Picasso: Milestones toward Drawing

Last updated: 02/21/2019

When children are very young, art is all about discovering what these cool things called crayons and markers are and what they can do. (Check out this photo of my two-year-old...

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Parenting in an age of anxiety | kawarthaNOW

Last updated: 02/21/2019

A funny thing happened when I set out to write my latest parenting book. I almost ended up not having a book to write. Here’s how things played out time and time again during...

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50 Years of wholesome learning: what anyone can learn from Sesame Street

Last updated: 02/21/2019

Sesame Street turns 50 this year. Is it still relevant to you if you’re all grown up? What can you learn from Sesame Street if you’re an adult learner? Quite a lot, if you ask...

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Using foreign language film to boost language attainment

Last updated: 02/20/2019

Our Into Film Club of the Month for February 2019 is Y Pant Comprehensive School, in Rhondda Cynon Taff, South Wales. We took some time to speak to the leader of the club, Mrs....

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Your Messy Kid Could Be a Perfectionist

Last updated: 02/20/2019

Perfectionism, like so many things, doesn’t always look the way we expect it to. Sometimes, perfectionism looks like someone spending hours and hours laboring over draft after...

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A Time to Accelerate, A Time to Brake

Last updated: 02/20/2019

Supporting Gifted Learners 2 Comments   Academic acceleration in its varied forms works for many gifted children—and there is evidence  to support that. However, acceleration...

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How to Stop Competitive Parenting From Ruining Friendships

Last updated: 02/18/2019

Whether we like it or not, has become a competitive sport. Kids are measured and tested and compared at their earliest stages—when did she talk?When did he walk? When did she...

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SEL Starts with YOU at NAA19!

Last updated: 02/18/2019

Young people across the nation are experiencing the many benefits the integration of social-emotional learning (SEL) into afterschool. Through SEL in afterschool, young people...

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