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How Stress Affects Your Memory

Have you ever wondered what's going on in the brain when you blank on information you're sure you know during a stressful test? TED-Ed explains why.

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Trying Not To Break Down — A Homeless Teen Navigates Middle School

About 2.5 million children in America are homeless. In Boise, Idaho, 14-year-old Caydden Zimmerman struggles with the anxieties of middle school while living in a homeless shelter.

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Leveraging the Lore of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ to Motivate Students to Read and Write  

By leveraging the playful and dynamic features of role-playing games like "Dungeons and Dragons," educators empower reluctant students to participate in the art of storytelling, tapping into their...

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Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

Teaching kids who have experienced trauma can be stressful to educators. Acknowledging that teachers might be experiencing secondary traumatic stress is a step in the right direction to help teachers...

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A Glimpse Inside the Transition to Trauma-Informed Practices

Educators at Fall-Hamilton Elementary share how they've transitioned to trauma-informed teaching and what that has meant for students.

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5 Simple Ways To Encourage Brain Development In Your Little One

According to a team of Harvard researchers, the key to addressing the achievement gap lies in connecting parents' natural instincts with what we know about developmental science.

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How to Help Kids Manage Sleep, Schoolwork and Screens

When parents assume capacity and expect responsibility from their kids, navigating tough spots can go more smoothly.

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Need Help Paying For College? There’s An App For That

The U.S. Department of Education has developed a new smartphone app that it hopes will make the notoriously difficult Free Application For Federal Student Aid a little easier.

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Overcoming Childhood Trauma: How Parents and Schools Work to Stop the Cycle

Many people have experienced some kind of trauma in their childhood, such as loss of a caregiver, substance abuse in the home, homelessness or abuse. There are ten types of trauma classified as “Adverse Childhood Experiences” that came to light in a study conducted in the 1990s, which found higher rates of illness in adults associated with the amount of trauma people experienced as children. In this episode, you’ll hear how a school in Butte County, California takes a trauma-informed approach to educating students. You’ll also hear how a mother who’s experienced eight childhood traumas works with a therapist to find healing as she raises her own daughter.

How Parents Can Help Improve the Quality of a Teen’s Sleep

Though teenagers need about nine hours of rest a night, most get only seven and are suffering. A new survey suggests their parents are struggling, too. Here's how to improve the quality of teen sleep.

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How To Talk To Young People About The Kavanaugh Story

In the age of #MeToo, experts say parents are the primary educators about consent, and the current debate offers a teachable moment.

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Teachers’ Strategies for Pronouncing and Remembering Students’ Names Correctly

A mispronounced or forgotten name can have a lasting impact on students on how they feel about school. Teachers provide tips on how to make those names stick.

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Ten Jobs That Should Be Safe From Automation

By 2028, likely one-third of the current tasks in most jobs will be automated. Competing with robots will require adaptability and, for the best jobs, a college education. The Center on Education and...

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Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

The largest study of its kind shows a high prevalence of adverse childhood experiences — or ACEs — across the population, but especially among some vulnerable groups.

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