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A valuable but often overlooked skill: analytics
Jan 18, 2017
In many ways, the standard high school curriculum is largely unchanged from decades past. Math and science courses in particular have remained the same, although it’s easy to understand why: calculus ...
9 wild-sounding college courses
Jan 11, 2017
When some people think of academia, they tend to imagine stuffy little offices piled high with old textbooks, or perhaps elderly lecturers droning in a monotone before an audience of bored ...
Helping quiet kids succeed in school
Jan 4, 2017
It’s not easy being an introvert. You’re subject to all the same obstacles and struggles as anyone, including trouble at home, difficulty concentrating, and just plain hating school -- but on top of ...
Head injuries and high school sports
Dec 28, 2016
The discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is fairly new, and as a society we’re still coming to grips with it. In retrospect, it’s quite amazing how casual we’ve been about head ...
5 Great video channels for the holidays
Dec 21, 2016
When young people are home for the holidays, they might be tempted to binge-watch something awesome. In truth, it’s still not known whether binge-watching boosts learning, harms it or has no effect at ...
5 Great hobbies for the new year
Dec 14, 2016
It’s like a yearly ritual: resolutions. Promises made, and, all too often, promises broken. But this year, instead of proclaiming a resolution you’re not likely to keep, how about picking up a new ...
Getting a jump on 5 popular career choices
Dec 7, 2016
Choosing a career while still in high school can be a very tricky business. Most experts advise that picking a career be done gradually and with care. There are many reasons for taking this approach, ...
5 Things that make high school sports awesome
Nov 30, 2016
Many people tend to take a fairly limited view of high school athletics. The risk of injuries, such as concussions, tends to generate a lot of attention, not to mention headlines. Other aspects draw ...
Study: Young brains physically affected by stress
Nov 16, 2016
Surely by now everyone is aware of the effects that stress can have on the health and minds of young people. Already there are common physical symptoms associated with sleep, ranging from high blood ...
Daring ideas for school reforms
Nov 9, 2016
School reform has been hotly debated in K-12 education circles for some years now. Mostly, however, the resulting efforts have focused on structure, for instance funding charter schools and reining in ...
Questions to ask at a job interview
Nov 2, 2016
When applying for any sort of job whether a part-time job, a summer job or even just an internship, it’s standard practice to prepare to answer questions. But in truth, it can really help your ...
Common Core: A view from Japan
Oct 26, 2016
Ever since Common Core was introduced in the United States, school boards and administrators have been desperate to find new ways to raise the learning levels of their students, especially in math. ...
Bullying: A Historical Case
Oct 19, 2016
We tend to think of bullying as a modern phenomenon, a product of public schools and the Internet. Bullying, however, has deep roots that go back to the dawn of civilization. Tales abound in history ...
How to ace a job interview
Oct 12, 2016
Nowadays it’s rare to sit for an interview as part of a college admission. Only a handful of schools bother anymore, mostly because they just get too many applicants for it to be practical. Being ...
Advice for de-stressing a teen
Oct 5, 2016
Growing up has never been easy. Teens have been experiencing stress for generations, but these days, we have data that gives us a clearer picture of what’s going on among today’s teens, in part thanks ...
Don't start stressing about college too early
Aug 2, 2016
We’re used to high school seniors to feel stress about the college application process. It can seem overwhelming: the ACT, the SAT, extracurriculars, charity work, tests, assignments, presentations, ...
News Item: Helping with homework usually backfires
Jul 26, 2016
It may seem like a perfectly reasonable thing to do: your kid has homework and needs help, so you sit down with them and provide a helping hand. Many of us can remember sitting with our own parents ...
The pros and cons of taking a year to travel
Jul 19, 2016
Many countries have a “gap year” tradition, whether it involves backpacking across a foreign country or getting a job and saving money. Mostly the idea is to gain practical experience of living and ...
Looking at volunteering? Think big!
Jul 7, 2016
Volunteering can be a huge part of a high schooler’s life -- indeed many school boards won’t graduate you if you haven’t put in your hours. But instead of simply signing up with a local charity and ...
Is something up with the ACT exam?
Jul 5, 2016
In a recent Washington Post article , students expressed dismay in the scores reported for the essay section of the ACT exam. Many young people who have previously reported good grades and positive ...
Thinking of homeschooling? Here are some tips
Jun 23, 2016
Homeschooling is growing in popularity, with almost two million homeschooled students in North America alone. This is up from less than one million in 1999. But before jumping on board the ...
Four fun educational summer activities
Jun 6, 2016
Summer’s here, and the living is easy. Well, hopefully not too easy. Minds need to be exercised, and college application deadlines don’t vanish when the beaches get crowded. Why not, therefore, make ...
Teach your Child Financial Literacy
Apr 21, 2016 • Admin
April is financial literacy month and we are going to show you how to help your child manage money. Many of you weren’t taught how to manage money by your parents or at school, and yet it’s a skill ...
Tutor Doctor helps Students of all Ages
Apr 11, 2016 • Admin
You may not think of getting a tutor when you are taking an adult education or college class, but you probably need them more with the huge workloads that adult students have to handle. Tutor Doctor ...
Bully-proof your Kids
Feb 4, 2016 • Admin
Bullying is insidious and your children will experience this phenomenon throughout their lives. One of the best ways to protect your child against bullying is to give them the tools to deal ...