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Dropping Out of High School: Why It’s A Bad Idea

Throughout the 20th Century and so far into the 21st Century, high schools have successfully educated students to the point where they have become assets to their communities. Despite this success, public schools have been under attack, and dropout rates have factored into the attacks. To make matters worse, stories about entrepreneurs who have defied …

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Developing the Qualities of a Model Student: Steps for Success

The idea of the model student is different for each situation. Every learning environment is unique for the individual, and there is no single formula for how to succeed in every case. There are, however, some essential qualities which need to be recognized by those who wish to become model students. What are the qualities …

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Child-Directed Speech: How Much Will It Help Your Child Learn to Speak?

What is child-directed speech? Child-directed speech is a dialect adults use when speaking to very young children. Child-directed speech can help build a young child’s vocabulary, create a social feedback loop, and improve language acquisition. Informally, it’s known as motherese, parentese, or baby talk. “Who wants a noodle? Yummy, yummy noooooodle!” It’s a typical conversation …

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Why Parents Should Monitor Their Child’s Phone and Internet Activity

A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that the vast majority of parents in the United States are very concerned with the what their children do online and how their behavior could be monitored by others through web history, social media activity, phone calls and even text messages of their kids (source). …

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What It Means to Be a Scholar: Understanding Scholars Today

Some of the greatest scholars in history have faced monumental personal and professional challenges to become an intellectual force of nature. We can all learn from them, be inspired by them, and become a better person by learning about what it means to be a scholar and the qualities that made them successful. A scholar …

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How Parents Should Address Their Child’s Teacher

We all grew up calling our teachers by their last names. It was seen as a sign of respect. But now that we’re all adults and we are talking to our child’s teachers it seems to some that maybe that should change. In many workplaces, we call our colleagues and bosses by their first names …

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