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Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail
Published on January 29, 2013
Briefings on Talent & Leadership
What Do P.Diddy, Sergey Brin, and Peter Drucker have in Common?
Published Q1, 2013 by the Korn/Ferry Institute
What We Don't Know About Our Students - And Why We Don't Know It
Published on September 2, 2011 by Alfie Kohn in The Homework Myth
Now You Know: When should you teach children, and when should you let them explore?
Published from the print edition: May 26, 2011
by Ambiga Dhiraj
Published: January 25, 2012
How Do Innovators Think?
By Bronwyn Fryer
Published: September 28, 2009
The Globe and Mail
THE CREATIVITY GAP
Maria Montessori: Guru for a New Generation of Business Innovators
It's not just Montessori grads who see the Montessori method's value to the business world.
New York Times on the web
Fixes: The Power of Talking to Your Baby
The amount of language children hear in their first three years plays an important role in their future learning: the more talk from parents, the better.
Need a Job? Invent It
Finding a job is so 20th century. That is why young people today need to be more "innovation ready" than "college ready."
Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set
While playing, preschoolers are actually behaving like scientists, according to a new report: forming hypotheses, running experiments, calculating probabilities.
Insights From the Youngest Minds
Elizabeth S. Spelke studies infants and toddlers to understand how the brain works by determining what, if anything, humans are born knowing.
Making Education Brain Science
By JENNY ANDERSON
Published: April 13, 2012
Neurology informs the approach at a Manhattan institution founded by members of the Blue Man Group for children from pre-kindergarten through third grade.
Your Brain on Fiction
By ANNIE MURPHY PAUL
Published: March 17, 2012
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like "He had leathery hands" rouse the sensory cortex.
Building Self-Control, the American Way
By SANDRA AAMODT and SAM WANG
Published: February 17, 2012
Rather than emulating the strict discipline of child-rearing in other cultures, it's more useful to consider the science of successful parenting in all countries.
With Blocks, Educators Go Back to Basics
By KYLE SPENCER
Published: November 27, 2011
The wooden toys, created in the early 1900s, are making a comeback as some elementary schools focus on unstructured play.
What if the Secret to Success is Failure?
By Paul Tough
Published: September 14, 2011
Why our children's success — and happiness — may depend less on perfect performance than on learning how to deal with failure.
Can a Playground Be Too Safe?
By JOHN TIERNEY
Published: July 18, 2011
Efforts to regulate playground equipment to prevent injuries may stunt emotional development, a new study suggests.
David Brooks: More Tools For Thinking
By DAVID BROOKS
Published: March 29, 2011
Science can help us beyond advising what we should believe about the world, our existence, and our health. It increasingly supplies tools for our everyday choices.
Teaching Children to Help Neighbors, With or Without Reward
By ALINA TUGEND
Published: January 28, 2011
Doing chores for the neighbors can help teach a child about the value of work, but sometimes the lesson is when to work free.
How to Shape the DNA of a Young Company
By ADAM BRYANT
Published: January 22, 2011
Former Montessori student, Jeremy Allaire of Brightcove, says leaders of new businesses must make the right initial hires, as they will set the foundation for growth. He discusses the habits of mind and qualities of an ideal employee.
As Bullies Go Digital, Parents Play Catch-Up
By JAN HOFFMAN
Published: December 4, 2010
Parents trying to protect their children from Internet bullying are scrambling to catch up with the technology.
WEEK IN REVIEW
A’s for Good Behavior
By PEG TYRE
Published: November 27, 2010
Should students be rewarded for citizenship, hard work and organization? Or should grades represent only a mastery of the material?
Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction
By MATT RICHTEL
Published: November 21, 2010
The constant stream of stimuli offered by new technology poses a profound new challenge to focusing and learning.
Scientifically Tested Tests
By SUSAN ENGEL
Published: September 19, 2010
Standardized tests don’t truly measure the qualities of well-educated children.
The Effort Is the Prize
By PETER ORSZAG
Published: September 9, 2010
It's the nature and intensity of practice that matters.
Empathy’s Natural, but Nurturing It Helps
By JANE E. BRODY
Published: February 16, 2010
The capacity for empathy seems to be innate, but parents can encourage it in children by teaching them to relate positively to others and by modeling it themselves.
Well: Play, Then Eat: Shift May Bring Gains at School
By By TARA PARKER-POPE
Published: January 25, 2010
A simple scheduling switch -- moving recess before lunch -- may improve children's eating habits and behavior in school.
Studying Young Minds, and How to Teach Them
By BENEDICT CAREY
Published: December 21, 2009
New research on when young brains are best able to grasp fundamental concepts could reshape early education.