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The key to better quality education? Make students feel valued.

Not being able to engage with students in-person due to the pandemic has presented several new challenges for educators, both technical and social. Digital tools have changed the way we all think about learning, but George Couros argues that more needs to be done to make up for what has been lost during "emergency remote teaching."One interesting way he has seen to bridge that gap and strengthen teacher-student and student-student relationships is through an event called Identity Day. Giving stu...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Education, Children, Relationships, Youth, Future, Teaching, Self-esteem, Innovation, Friendships, George Couros, Future Of Learning, Couros

Childhood sleeping problems may signal mental disorders later in life

We spend 40 percent of our childhoods asleep, a time for cognitive growth and development. A recent study found an association between irregular sleep patterns in childhood and either psychotic experiences or borderline personality disorder during teenage years. The researchers hope their findings can help identify at-risk youth to improve early intervention. Sleep is a critical activity in our mental and physical health. Sufficient sleep is necessary for learning, productivity, and emotional r...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Parenting, Sleep, Children, Youth, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Birmingham, Personal Growth, JAMA Psychiatry, Avon England, University of Birmingham s School of Psychology, Steven Marwaha, Morales Muñoz

How Democrats Should Increase the Youth Vote

Youth organizers know how to increase the youth vote. When will party elites invest in them?
Tags: News, Youth, Democratic Party, Voter Registration and Requirements, Presidential Election of 2020

Education vs. learning: How semantics can trigger a mind shift

The terms 'education' and 'learning' are often used interchangeably, but there is a cultural connotation to the former that can be limiting. Education naturally links to schooling, which is only one form of learning.Gregg Behr, founder and co-chair of Remake Learning, believes that this small word shift opens up the possibilities in terms of how and where learning can happen. It also becomes a more inclusive practice, welcoming in a larger, more diverse group of thinkers.Post-COVID, the way we t...
Tags: Learning, Education, Children, Government, Youth, Future, Teaching, Cities, Infrastructure, Language, Innovation, Community, Urban Planning, Public Spaces, Social Change, Future Of Learning

The Young Cut Loose in Myrtle Beach. The Virus Followed Them Home.

A popular spring break and summertime destination on the South Carolina coast is linked to clusters of coronavirus cases among teenagers and young adults in several states.
Tags: News, Youth, South Carolina, Beaches, Myrtle Beach, Travel and Vacations, Summer (Season, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Myrtle Beach (SC, Coronavirus Reopenings, Disease Rates

In Effort to Curb Party Houses, Airbnb Is Barring Some Rentals for Users Under 25

In order to stop enterprising young people from using rented Airbnb properties to throw absolute ragers in their region, the company has announced new booking rules for some people under 25.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Youth, Airbnb, Rentals, Partying

Changing the way we grade students could trigger a wave of innovation

Schools are places where learning happens, but how much of what students learn there matters? "Almost all of our learning happens through experience and very little of it actually happens in these kinds of organized, contrived, constrained environments," argues Will Richardson, co-founder of The Big Questions Institute and one of the world's leading edupreneurs.There is a shift starting, Richardson says, in terms of how we look at grading and assessments and how they have traditionally dictated ...
Tags: Learning, Education, Children, Youth, Future, Intelligence, Teaching, Testing, Innovation, Curiosity, Richardson, Will Richardson, Future Of Learning, Big Questions Institute

‘You Know Your Audience’: Russia’s Internet Stars Turn Away From Putin

There used to be little stigma around getting paid to extol the Russian president. Now, as his popularity ebbs with young people, online celebrities see such praise as a career wrecker.
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, Youth, Vladimir V, Referendums,, Polls and Public Opinion, Blogs and Blogging (Internet, Instagram Inc

Youth need to be central to to government’s policymaking

Young people answered the call to service during this crisis and made a significant contribution during lockdown, they deserve to be recognised as changemakers The post Youth need to be central to to government’s policymaking appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Youth, Openaccess, Soweto Uprising, Youth Month, Policy Making, Policymaking, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Activate! community upliftment

Antidepressants linked to increased suicide and self-harm in teens

Australian researchers note a link between rising antidepressant usage and rising suicide rates in youth. Their research pushes back on psychiatry talking points that SSRIs decrease suicide risk. The top method for self-harm and suicide in younger age groups is overdosing antidepressants. In 1947, Dr Howard Rusk published an article in the NY Times. The doctor is advocating for better public education on issues of mental health. Considered to be the founder of rehabilitation medicine, Rusk was...
Tags: Psychology, Australia, Youth, US, America, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Medical Research, Innovation, New South Wales, Adelaide, Fda, OECD, Perth, Derek

Mayor de Blasio, Bring Back Summer Jobs

There is still time, and it can be done safely. The economic and social payoff is totally worth it.
Tags: News, New York City, Youth, Minimum Wage, Bill, De Blasio, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Wages and Salaries, Budgets and Budgeting, Labor and Jobs, Race and Ethnicity, Philadelphia (Pa, Baltimore (Md, Summer (Season, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings

What Is Freedom? Teaching Kids Philosophy in a Pandemic

Thinking about big questions empowers children to feel more confident about the value of their own ideas, teachers say.
Tags: News, Parenting, Youth, Philosophy, Children and Childhood, Education (K-12, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Who Are the Key Voters Turning Against Trump?

They’re senior voters, and they could be Joe Biden’s secret weapon.
Tags: Florida, News, Youth, Joe Biden, United States, Michigan, Biden, Trump, Democratic Party, Donald J, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Polls and Public Opinion

What 11 emerging countries think about increased diversity

Pew Research Center surveyed more than 28,000 people across 11 emerging countries. Their data shows that most people believe different racial, national, and religious groups have improved the lives of people in their country. Young people were more likely to see diversity in a positive light, as well as those with higher levels of education. A glance at news headlines could lead one to believe our world has lost to tribalism and hate. In just the last few years, we've seen white supremacists m...
Tags: Asia, Mexico, Africa, Youth, Society, United States, Philippines, Middle East, Innovation, Refugees, Population, South Sudan, Kenya, Venezuela, Jordan, Somalia

The student-teacher relationship is one of the big keys to education. Let’s innovate.

Relationships are important for all learners, says strategic education advisor Jackie Jodl, but they are particularly important to those who are at risk. When it comes to promoting engagement and sustained performance, the research shows that boys are more dependent on these student-teacher relationships than girls.An important question in the wake of COVID is how technology can enrich these relationships and contribute to learning in remote and hybrid settings?Jodl sees this "disruption" as an ...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Children, Relationships, Youth, Future, Teaching, Innovation, Future Of Learning, Jackie Jodl

The insane problem of US standardized testing

When it comes to elements of the US education system that simply don't work, there is one controversial topic that educators always come back to: standardized testing.For Rosalind Wiseman, best-selling author and founder of Cultures of Dignity, using standardized tests as the ultimate barometer of a student's worth (and of the quality of education provided by an institution), and perpetuating that system for profit, is not only problematic and inaccurate, it is "criminal" and "irresponsible."The...
Tags: Learning, Education, Children, Youth, Future, US, Teaching, Mental Health, Capitalism, Testing, Innovation, Rosalind Wiseman, Future Of Learning

Youth Day is just as much for the present as it is for the past

The spirit of defiance against injustice that was captured by the Soweto Uprisings in 1976 can still be felt among young people in post-apartheid South Africa The post Youth Day is just as much for the present as it is for the past appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Youth, South Africa, Injustice, Soweto Uprising, Top Six, Youth Month, South Africa (country, Uyinene Mrwetyana, Fees Must Fall, Gender-based Violence, Youth Day

George Floyd Protests Stir a Difficult Debate on Race in France

France has long sought social justice through a commitment to universal ideals. But a younger generation is demanding recognition of racism — and remedies for it.
Tags: News, France, Youth, Income Inequality, Black People, Police Brutality, Discrimination, Demonstrations, Minorities, Black Lives Matter Movement, Floyd, Traore, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Misconduct and Shootings, Race and Ethnicity

SA needs more young people in politics

Young people are a critical demographic in South Africa, but their influence on national politics in the past two decades has been limited The post SA needs more young people in politics appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Opinion, Youth, South Africa, Openaccess, South African Politics, South Africa (country, South African youth

How COVID-19 will destroy and rebirth education

When considering what the future of learning post-COVID-19 will look like, you have to start with a strong foundation. Daniel Kinzer, educator and founder of Pacific Blue Studios, looks at it like a seed that has to be grown. Informed by the culture and geology of Hawaii, Kinzer explains the concept of kipuka: a patch of land, untouched by flowing lava, that provides the DNA to restore life to the landscape. Applying that idea to the reshaping of education, he says that we must identify those ki...
Tags: Learning, Education, Children, Youth, Future, Teaching, Nature, Innovation, Future Of Learning, Coronavirus, Daniel Kinzer, Pacific Blue Studios, Hawaii Kinzer

Expecting Students to Play It Safe if Colleges Reopen Is a Fantasy

Safety plans border on delusional and could lead to outbreaks of Covid-19 among students, faculty and staff.
Tags: News, Age, Youth, Chronological, Colleges and Universities, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings

The school curriculum has stopped breathing. Let’s bring it back to life.

The role of curriculum planners is to ensure that what students are being taught doesn't become stale and rigid. "The minute curriculum stops breathing, it gets really boring fast," says Heidi Hayes Jacobs, president of Curriculum Designers Inc.Jacobs says there are three necessary questions that designers have to ask while moving forward during and after COVID-19: What should be cut that isn't working, what essential components should be kept, and maybe most importantly, what will be created? S...
Tags: Learning, Education, Children, Youth, Future, Teaching, Innovation, Global Issues, Future Of Learning, Coronavirus, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Curriculum Designers Inc Jacobs

Young New Yorkers Want You to Know Why They’re Marching

No longer, they say, could they just post on Instagram, or just give money, or just vote. They needed to be out in the streets.
Tags: News, New York City, Youth, Millennial Generation, Black People, Police Brutality, Demonstrations, Black Lives Matter Movement, Generation Z, Protests and Riots, Misconduct and Shootings, Curfews, George Floyd Protests (2020

‘Youth’ Will Rapidly Age Pierce Brosnan in New Science Fiction Drama

Pierce Brosnan, the former Bond who has aged into a welcomed character actor, is set to star in the sci-fi thriller Youth. Brosnan will play a man in the not-too-distant future who undergoes a procedure to de-age himself. Unfortunately, the procedure backfires, and Brosnan’s character finds himself suddenly aging rapidly. The film is a feature-length adaptation of a short film directed by Brett Marty, who will also direct the feature. Youth Above you can check out the trailer for Youth,...
Tags: Casting, Sci-Fi, Pierce-Brosnan, Youth

Film News Roundup: Pierce Brosnan Stars in Science-Fiction Thriller ‘Youth’

In today’s film news roundup, Pierce Brosnan will play an engineer who tries to rewind his biological clock, a film about the 1964 Anchorage, Alaska, earthquake is in the works and a Hire Her Back initiative is underway. CASTING Pierce Brosnan has signed on to star in writer/director Brett Marty’s feature-film adaptation of “Youth,” a […]
Tags: News, Youth, Pierce Brosnan, Anchorage Alaska, Brett Marty, Pierce Brosnan Stars

This is the superpower teachers need to flex

Teachers have arguably the most important job on Earth. It's their responsibility to help shape who young people will become by inspiring them and connecting with them as human beings.Trust has to be earned before any meaningful learning can happen.The superpower that poet and children's fiction author Kwame Alexander learned from his mother is the ability to connect emotionally with his audience first so that they are open and interested in tackling heavier subjects and having challenging conve...
Tags: Motivation, Learning, Education, Parenting, Children, Identity, Youth, Communication, Compassion, Intelligence, Teaching, Creativity, Innovation, Community, Mind, Curiosity

Gaining Skills Virtually to Close the Inequality Gap

Successful job-training programs for low-income young people have long been held in person. Can a virtual ladder still be a path to the middle class?
Tags: News, Youth, Internships, Income Inequality, E-learning, Vocational Training, Computers and the Internet, Labor and Jobs, Year Up, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture, Per Scholas Inc

What should schools teach? Now is the moment to ask.

The coronavirus pandemic has left many at an interesting crossroads in terms of mapping out the future of their respective fields and industries. For schools, that may mean a total shift not only in how educators teach, but what they teach.One important strategy moving forward, thought leader Caroline Hill says, is to push back against the idea that getting ahead is more important than getting along. "The opportunity that education has in this moment to really push students and think about what ...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Children, Youth, Future, Computers, Teaching, Innovation, Collaboration, Community, Hill, Future Of Learning, Caroline Hill

Have a Teenager Joining a Protest? Talk About Safety First

For teens and young adults who join demonstrations, experts suggest measures that can reduce the potential for harm.
Tags: News, Parenting, Masks, Youth, Black People, Demonstrations, Black Lives Matter Movement, Protests and Riots, Teenagers and Adolescence, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, George Floyd Protests (2020