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Teenage Brains – National Geographic Magazine

08/11/2011

Although you know your teenager takes some chances, it can be a shock to hear about them. One fine May morning not long ago my oldest son, 17 at the time, phoned to tell me that he had just spent a couple hours at the state police barracks. Apparently he had been driving “a little […]

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Poorer children’s educational attainment: how important are attitudes and behaviour? | Joseph Rowntree Foundation

28/10/2011

Summary Download as PDF 0.1 MB Background It is well known that children growing up in poorer families emerge from school with substantially lower levels of educational attainment. Such ‘achievement gaps’ are a major contributing factor to patterns of social mobility. The ways that affluence and disadvantage can influence educational attainment are potentially very broad. […]

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Tim Dowling: So teachers think TV is bad for children? Computers worry me more via guardian.co.uk

24/10/2011

via guardian.co.uk So teachers think TV is bad for children? Computers worry me far more Kids can tune out the television but computers rob their time and hijack their brains There are two different, slightly contradictory stories in the news about kids and television. The first is that having tellies in their bedrooms leaves young […]

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BBC News – Youth unemployment in UK expected to reach 1m

12/10/2011

via bbc.co.uk Unless we seriously look at issues around self-esteem, work ethicand confidence we will make no difference at all.

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Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address – YouTube video – A very important speech for people both young and old.

06/10/2011

via youtube.com

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BBC News – Has the iPod made us anti-social?

27/09/2011

Has the iPod made us anti-social? By Tom de Castella BBC News Magazine Continue reading the main story In today’s Magazine Hedge of darkness How big can UK cycling get? Should you test-drive your first tattoo? Caption Comp It’s 10 years since the iPod was unveiled, but has the MP3 player turned us all into […]

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5 Lessons for Parenting in the Digital Age c/o @SorenG

27/09/2011

Soren Gordhamer is the organizer of the Wisdom 2.0 Conferences. Along with its annual event, it is also holding a Wisdom 2.0 Youth Conference for parents and others focused on supporting young people in the digital age. You can follow him at @SorenG on Twitter. “Dad, can I use your phone to play games?” asked […]

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Kids from deprived areas ‘robbed’ of university chance as Aimhigher scheme axed

27/07/2011

STUDENTS from East Yorkshire’s most deprived areas could be robbed of the chance of university or rewarding careers by the scrapping of a Government scheme. Aimhigher, an initiative providing financial support for students from low-income families, will cease to exist at the end of the month. ? Jacob Batters, left, and Lewis Harding, from Howden […]

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What do these four people have in common? c/o @SSAT @KenRobinson

15/07/2011

What do these four people have in common? By SSAT on 8 Jul 2011 in Globalisation, Leadership and Innovation, SSAT National Conference 2011, Uncategorized Their talent was not identified and nurtured when they were at school. Paul McCartney  – ‘I went through my entire education without anyone noticing that I had any musical talent at […]

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‘Kevin the teenager’ male sterortype ‘so unfair’ | National Literacy Trust

08/07/2011

Media centre ‘Kevin the teenager’ male stereotype ‘so unfair’ 4 May 2011 Boys are more confident communicators than girls, particularly when speaking in front of their classmates and teachers, according to the first large-scale UK survey of young people’s views on communication skills. The new research from independent charity the National Literacy Trust and The […]

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