Category Archives: Education

How to Survive the Transition From Middle School to High School

For a teen, perhaps one of the most nerve-wracking academic transitions is the one between middle school and high school. There’s a new, bigger school building you have to acclimate to.  New peers, which mean new cliques. Brand-new teachers and classes—and many of them. A faster pace at school. Anticipating all of these new social […]

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The Relationship Between Teacher Depression and Student Behavior

The Mood Makes the Class In an article published in 2014 in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology entitled “Pathways From Teacher Depression and Child-Care Quality to Child Behavioral Problems” researchers describe a clear relationship between depression in preschool teachers and emerging behavioral issues displayed by their students. Teachers, parents, and professional child service […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In 1949, the non-profit organization Mental Health America (MHA) held the first Mental Health Awareness Month, which is also called Mental Health Month. The goal of Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) is the same as the overall organizational goal of MHA: to raise awareness about the needs of people living with mental illness and promote […]

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Home Schooling: What, Why, and How?

What Is Homeschooling? One question that every parent has to answer sooner or later is this: how am I going to best prepare my child for a successful life? Every parent has a slightly different answer to this question, but almost unanimously, parents and experts alike agree that a solid education is the best foundation […]

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The Early College High School Initiative

A New Trend in Education: Early College High Schools Early College High School. At first read, this combination of words seems like a contradiction in terms. Traditionally speaking, college and high school are two separate segments of education. There has always been a small percentage of advanced students who begin college far earlier than most […]

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Topics in Education: What is Social Constructionism?

From Social Theory to Educational Method Social Constructionism is a theory of sociology that has exerted an enormous influence on the development of modern education. Social Constructionism, also known as Social Constructivism, comes from the ideas of a Russian psychologist named Lev Vygotsky who lived and worked during the end of the 19th and early […]

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