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How Children Make Choices: A Complete Age-By-Age Guide

Moms – Ashley Wehrli Life is all about choices, and we make them every day. We make so many choices without even realizing it. There are all different kinds of choices to make, and that is likely why it is impossible to keep track of them all. There are small, insignificant choices, like choosing what to wear or what to eat, that we make without even thinking about it. Then there are the major life decisions that require a bit more thought. Things like where to move, or where to send our kids to school, require more attention, and it is likely that we remember making these choices. Read More:...

Why learn a second language?

WGNO – Paula Jones An estimated 20% of individuals in the U.S. are fluent in one or more languages, and according to the 2000 census, approximately 9.2% of Louisianians were able to express themselves in English and at least one other language. Some experts believe it takes about a year and a half to become fluent in a second language. But why would a person spend so much of their time studying a language that isn’t their own? Read More:...

6 tools to help kids learn coding and robotics

E-School News – Laura Ascione Introducing students to coding and robotics gives them early exposure to STEM in general. This early exposure, according to research, is key to the future of the workforce. Read More:...

Girls need a lot more than STEM education to become the next generation of women CEOs

Israel 21 C – Shelly Had Moyal For more than a decade, STEM has been one of the hottest terms in education, especially when it comes to finally narrowing the gender gap and giving our girls an equal playing field in business and in life.Science, technology, engineering, and math are essential subjects. An emphasis on encouraging women to study them, first embraced in the U.S. in the 1950s, has helped increase the number of women in “left-brain” fields from only eight percent in 1970 to nearly 30% today. Read More:...