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November 27, 2017

An excellent New York Times article today examines how people can read, but be functionally illiterate by not having factual knowledge---you need information and its context  to understand what you read:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/25/opinion/sunday/how-to-get-your-...

October 30, 2017

When the sum total of human knowledge rests an arm’s length away in each person’s pocket, why do we have to remember anything anymore?

On an average day most of us check our smartphones 47 times, and nearly double that if we’re between the ages of 18 and 24, which might...

October 28, 2017

Attended a great talk by Julie Lycott-Haims, author of "How to Raise an Adult", October 24. Hosted by PEN (Parent Engagement Network of Boulder) and Dawson School. Important takeaway: start early to have your child build skills for self-reliance. Expecting them to magi...

September 18, 2017

This book has solid advice for college students, but it also applies to high school students who can feel overwhelmed with their classes. Creating these habits can be an enormous help in both high school and college.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHRsHw9_b3U

This new wonderful podcast series by Sucheta Kamath explores the facets of executive function development in concrete terms. 

http://cerebralmatters.com/podcast/podcast/episode-1/

This TED Talk by the author of the book, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (by Julie Lythcott-Haims) is a good intro to the concepts in her best-selling book.

As parents and teachers, our goal is to raise childr...

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