The Importance of History in Your Child's Education
It's silly to think that there is any one subject in a child's education that is more important than another, regardless of what a lot of professionals like to think of whatever they majored or received a PhD in. But there are some subjects whose utility society has never outgrown. One of these is history, as indispensable a study as they come. But history is a subject that is experiencing some rough times in schools today, and in this article I'd like to demonstrate why it nonetheless is a vital field for every child to study, and why parents and tutors should really strive to ensure that their children/pupils become very familiar with this subject.
Recent Educational Articles in the News
How Do Kids Become Bullies?
By Dalma Heyn - Best Selling Author
An eighth-grade girl in my town, 13-year-old Alye Pollack, recently released an anti-bullying video on YouTube-called "Words are Worse than Sticks and Stones"-that has gotten over 200,000 hits.
Everyone wonders how young people learn to be such bullies, and I'm going to suggest one way. Bullying is now de rigeur among older people, and it appears everywhere in the media. Just listen to this note from New York Magazine, asking me to renew my subscription. Keep in mind that I don't owe them a dime-this is a request, not an invoice. It begins with a faux "Office of the Controller" letterhead.
The Truth About Bullies
The public perception of bullying is that bullies are acting out to cover their own fears. They may indeed be afraid, but accepting this as a reason makes bullies sound like victims of their fears -- like we're supposed to feel sorry for them and...
Bullies, the Bullied, and Bullying:
NYC Private School Sets an Example for Anti-Bullying Success
Bullying in both private and public schools is at epidemic proportions. Recent surveys show that about 50% of teens are bullied in school, while the other 50% are bullies.
Bullying doesn't just happen to weak kids. The 16-time Olympic medalist tells CNN's Christine Romans how he learned to ignore teasing.