How Empathy Is Important For Parents And Teens When Things Get Stressful

Helping teenagers develop cognitive empathy, the ability to understand another person’s perspective, can allow them to cope with stress better. But whether they accept help can be all in the phrasing.

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UN cultural agency promotes power of youth to preserve cultural heritage

Young people from around the world today joined United Nations staff and international dignitaries in Changsha, China, to show support for protecting and preserving the cultural heritage along the Silk Route.

Delay Kindergarten? Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway

Academic redshirting, the practice of holding kids back a year before enrolling them in kindergarten, has been debated for years. A new article attempts to clear up some of the confusion for parents.

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How Play Is At The Heart of Many World-Changing Inventions

Play isn’t just good for social emotional development and regulation, throughout history it has been a powerful driver of invention.

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Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems

Feedback is a crucial part of learning, but only when it helps students target learning goals and comes at the right moment in the trajectory of a project.

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INTERVIEW: In new UN role, Malala Yousafzai seeks to inspire girls to stand up, speak out for rights

In 2012, Malala Yousafzai made headlines all over the world when she was shot by the Taliban for speaking out on the right of education for girls. But instead of silencing her, the brutal attack only served to embolden the Pakistani teenager, who h…

UNESCO award for Dawit Isaak ‘sign of hope’ to free imprisoned Eritrean journalist

An imprisoned Eritrean-Swedish journalist who was arrested in a crackdown on the media in September 2001 and was known for his critical and insightful reporting has been chosen to receive a prestigious United Nations prize dedicated to promoting press …

Mobile solutions to empower, educate refugees and displaced persons take spotlight at UN forum

Several initiatives to improve learning through mobile technologies were presented during the Mobile Learning Week 2017, a recently-concluded five-day event held at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organ…

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The Power of Quick Writes

by Elizabeth Dobler
I have recently arrived home from the International Literacy Association annual conference, which was held in Boston earlier this month. I enjoyed delicious seafood, a tour of the Boston Public Library, and a great conference. I attended one …

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