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A recent NY Times article reported that people who are resistant to addictions of all sorts have larger frontal lobes. As a result, they have greater self-regulatory behavior. And we know that the most successful students have greater self-control. Perhaps the best way to identify gifted students is with a brain scan. MRIs might become our best approach to student selection. I am, BTW, a firm believer that while we should support struggling students all we can, the gifted students will still run this country when they're adults.
THE RAINBOW CURRICULUM:
Teaching Teens about LGBT Issues
By Hal W. Lanse, PhD.
Release date: October 4, 2012
In February, we teach Black History. March is Women's History Month. But what about June? What about Gay Pride Month? This book is the answer! It includes an LGBT history unit and guidelines for teaching queer-themed literature. There's also an easy-to-implement anti-bullying program and a common-sense approach to launching a gay/straight alliance at your school.
On ward with our 14 Mistakes to Avoid For Women Considering Becoming Surrogate Mothers or Gestational Carriers.
Mistake #2-Not having a face to face meeting before any contracts are signed
Text of President Obama's back to school speech:
The President: Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we’ve got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. I’m glad you all could join us today.
If you did all the background and reference checks on your nanny beforehand, chances are you have a nanny you can be sure of. However, if you didn’t do full due diligence or if your nanny had no prior experience or references, and you have concerns, here are some warning signs of a “bad nanny.”
Sure, you can wade through 60,000 names and look for the one that catches your fancy. Another approach is to sit down with a glass of wine ( grape juice for mom-to-be ) and make the following questions into a game. Brainstorm using some or all of these questions and see what kind of ideas they spark. Remember, there is no rule that says a baby can only have one name. If you work together, you might find a few that you both like and respond to at the same time.
During vacation time, it is important that you get down to planning things together so that each family member can voice his choice of destination. A few time-tested vacation ideas or must-see places for dads and kids are suggested below. Whether it is skiing on a snow-capped mountainside that draws you or the safari, which delights your kids, you will find it all here.
So pack your bags and gift your children a vacation and a memory to stay with them all their lives!
National Park Vacations