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Curriculum Considerations for a Healthy Sense of Self in Schools

Are schools doing anything about childhood development outside of the classroom? We are not confident that the leadership from our new Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, will help. Her guiding policies have been “any school but a public school is better” and her employment history in Detroit attests to that. Sadly, nontraditional schools in Detroit are…

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Unhealthy Teens May Face Education, Employment Hardship

Unhealthy Teens

According to a study release June 22, teenagers who face mental health problems could grow up to be adults who struggle in the work place. While the study does not make any definitive conclusions about the connection, it does prove that there is a relationship between certain health factors and overall educational and, therefore, occupational, outcomes…

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Wow PoW (= Pearl of Wisdom to wow about))

How unfair it is sometimes: as a toddler and child we are looking in the mirror our parents hold up for us. We like to see the reflection of this cherished and adored little boy or girl in it and we go out of our way to realize that image. Especially when we depend on…

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Thought of the Day: July 26th, 2012

Feeling-good-about-Yourself? Have you ever wondered what this state of “feeling-good-about-Self” really means to you? How deep does it go? Does it just indicate that you are satisfied with what you did, that you are “feeling good?” Or does it go much deeper? Is it maybe a sort of ultimate reward you are compulsively driven to…

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Thought of the Day, June 28th 2012

This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. From “Hamlet” ~ Shakespeare I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being. Confucius

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