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5 Ways You Can Help Your Kid Deal With Disappointment

...isn't realizing that sometimes the ice cream shop will be out of your favorite flavor or your park play date will get rained out just part of life? None of us can completely avoid life's little setbacks, so here's how to deal when your kid is the one who's feeling disappointed.
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The missing context of the Marshmallow Test

When a photo went viral a few years ago, people from around the world shared how it was a “reflection” of our current generation and society. They wanted this photo (as with the recent video from Simon Sinek) to support their own beliefs about younger generations who seem to have their heads buried in a phone/screen all day long.
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5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

Since a recent Stanford study showed that students at practically all grade levels can't determine fake news from the real stuff, the push to teach media literacy has gained new momentum. The study showed that while students absorb media constantly, they often lack the critical thinking skills needed to tell fake news from the real stuff.
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Preschool: The Most Important Grade

Research findings confirm the long-term benefits of early education and offer some options for integrating the existing patchwork of U.S. public and private preK programs into a uniform system that provides a high-quality early education to all young children.
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The Three Rs of Thinking: Nurturing Discussion in Preschool

Recent work in cognitive science suggests that critical thinking is best taught through teaching content (Willingham, 2008). In practical terms, however, young learners need supports for developing critical thinking. So, how do we move from teaching children what to think to teaching them how to think? Through a joint project between Rollins College's Childhood Development Center and Department of Philosophy, we have devised strategies for integrating content and deep thinking through a form of play
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