The Conversation I Can’t Wait to Have With My Kids One Day

Parents

Christian Clifton doesn’t have kids yet, but he already knows he wants to be involved in teaching them to love learning

9-Year-Old Boy Challenges Neil deGrasse Tyson In Hilarious Debate (Video)

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The real life Reed Richards has an awesome exchange with a young fan.

What You Learn When Teaching For America

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Teach for America corp member, Martin Byrne, discovers his true potential with the help of 40 Cleveland students.

Beatbox Kid Tears It Up: Watch Jordan Greene Become the Coolest Kid In School

Beatbox Kid Tears It Up: Watch Jordan Greene Become the Coolest Kid In School

When famed guitarist Michael Kelsey performed at an Ohio middle school, he didn’t expect to find a musical prodigy sitting the audience, just waiting for his chance to perform

Striking Out

Dwight Gooden

Hank Kalet presents a compelling poem about baseball and teaching, expertly drawing parallels between the speaker’s personal life, Dwight Gooden’s mixed legacy, and a seemingly pedestrian classroom exercise.

How to Prevent Children with Special Needs from Being Bullied

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Jamie Utt sits down with Amy Lewis, who is a first grade teacher with an autistic son.

Top Ph.D Programs Eye Genius Black Youth

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Tweet Considered a free agent in the world of academia, award-winning McNair Scholar Juwan Z. Bennett prepares for the signing of a lifetime. — “How does it feel to be a black man with options?” is a frequent question posed to one of Philly’s hottest free agents, from his associates at Yale, Northwestern and Columbia […]

Confused By Valentine’s Day? Not as Much as This Little Boy

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This little boy had never received a valentine from a classmate, and when it happened he had no idea what hit him.

Boom! Is This Any Way to Keep Kids in School?

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Is the new, graphic, Australian PSA worth its weight in pageviews? Christian Clifton responds.

How My Final Suicide Attempt Attracted My First Mentor

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Six years ago today Chicago native Richard Taylor was recovering from a suicide attempt, today he’s a best-selling author and a mentor to countless youth. If you ask him how he did it, he’ll tell you: Mentoring works!

How School Drug Policies Hurt the Disabled and the Depressed

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Tommy Raskin believes that current drug policies in schools tip the balance against young people who are self-medicating because of disability, depression, family dysfunction and social exclusion.

Call for Submissions: What Does it Mean to Be a Teen Guy in the 21st Century?

What Does It Mean to Be a Teen Guy in the 21st Century

Raising Boys Editor, Marie Roker-Jones is calling on guys, 14-17 years old, to talk about what it means to be a teen in the 21st Century.

My Daughter Has No Problem Making Friends, But I Do

My Daughter Has No Problem Making Friends, But I Do

Tom Burns didn’t realize that, when his daughter started school, he would have to smile and make friends too. It hasn’t been easy.

The Myth of the Able-Bodied Man as Man

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There are already many boys who view the coveted prize of masculinity as out of reach. No where is that more apparent than in the case of those with physical, developmental and mental disabilities. Tommy Raskin discusses ways to fix that.

My Addiction to Fiction

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17-year-old Ernesto Ponce had never enjoyed reading until the semester he was forced to spend an hour a day actually reading whatever he wanted.

Our Dining Room Forum

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Family traditions can happen anywhere. B.K. Mullen’s started at the table.