In her book Alone Together, psychologist Sherry Turkle explains how digital devices are affecting our communication and relationships. "What is so seductive about texting, about keeping that phone on, about that little red light on the BlackBerry, is you want to know who wants you," Turkle says.
The idea that youth is wasted on the young? Wrong. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the creators of Superman were all under 30 when they wrote themselves into history. In this inspirational TEDYouth 2011 Talk, Brad Meltzer encourages us to dream big, work hard, and stay humble.
"Studies confirm what every teacher knows: young children who experience secure, stimulating environments with rich learning opportunities from an early age are better prepared to thrive in school. They reap benefits in high school graduation rates and employment, and are less likely to commit crimes." -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Learn more about the benefits of early childhood education at www.GrowAmericaStronger.org.
“Some teachers who are lower performers in college can still be excellent teachers for our kids. Others, sadly, are not. Many high performers in college are deterred from the teaching profession because it is not seen as prestigious enough. The stigma around the teaching profession must change so the best teachers for our students—no matter where or how they performed in college—are attracted to the profession.”