Education

10-year-old girl’s letter steals scientists’ hearts & earns her prestigious fellowship

Read the soul-lifting pitch from 10-year-old Eva that earned her a computer-science award intended for…

Is ‘Dabbing’ disrespectful, or did I miss the memo?

Is The Dab, the dance move that has become a new amusing fad at high school graduations, mean-spirited, just plain silly, or something else entirely?

Teacher’s anti-bullying lesson using two red apples goes viral

A middle-school teacher’s simple but powerful lesson to young children is so brilliant even adults are paying attention.

The best commencement advice of 2016

Straight from the mouths of Sheryl Sandberg, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and others, these pearls of wisdom were meant for the graduating classes of 2016, but you can benefit from them, too.

7 inspirational messages to tuck in your kid’s lunchbox

Sure, your kids may roll their eyes at getting a little loving note along with their cookies, but the sentiment—that mom or dad is on…

12 meaningful graduation gifts

Finishing high school or college is an incredible achievement. Let these thoughtful and unique gift ideas express your joy, love and support for new grads.

4 memorable ways to appreciate your child’s teacher

It's Teacher Appreciation Week in many schools, so we asked school and religious education teachers to reveal the most memorable gifts they've received to inspire your own shopping and DIY ideas.

Encouraging faith in our kids

The author of the celebrated fiction book 'Frindle' talks about why we should help our children acquire belief, rather than suspend it.

Competing interests

Should kids be allowed to quit a sport or activity they don’t like anymore? How to know when it’s okay to give in, and when you should push them to stick with it.

Protecting kids’ innocence in a digital age

In an obsession to protect our kids from physical and psychological harm, we're forgetting the important battles against ignorance, immorality, and the early loss of innocence.

Bringing unconditional love back to the classroom

Relationships are increasingly pushed aside as unimportant in today's educational process, leading to a generation of kids that are not only overworked but emotionally fragile.

Where meditation meets education

To help reduce stress, more high schools are making room in the curriculum for reflection and mindfulness techniques. Here's how to give your student the benefits of meditation at home, too.

Nighttime tips for your tired teen

Teenagers need their sleep more than any other age group. Here, the tools you need to help them get better rest at night and better grades during the day.

7 unexpected gifts of homeschooling

I recently arrived home from work to eat lunch and was greeted by both of my sons, who were shirtless in the front yard hammering random nails into a board. Inside, the two older girls were curled up reading a novel and busily hand-crafting a new board game, respectively.