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As high school students prepare to make decisions about their future careers, they should not assume they have to focus only on the subjects they are best at, a Purdue University career and technical education expert says.
A pervasive myth in our society is
that smart kids can fend for themselves. However, this is not
the case. Like all children, gifted children need to be
nurtured to become happy, successful adults.
Getting kids interested in what they're learning is an
age-old problem that continues to plague teachers and parents.
Now, researchers from the University of Leuven in Belgium report
in the March/April issue of the journal Child Development, that
when teenagers understand that learning helps them attain an
intrinsic goal (e.g., self-development, personal health, etc.),
they are more likely to become interested in the topic and grasp
its conceptual aspects than if they are motivated to learn only
to attain extrinsic goals (e.g., financial success, physical
First graders offer advice to the incoming kindergarten class.
Help Your Child Set Goals and achieve them
Nutritious and delicious options for your child's school lunch.
Back-to-school often means a trip to the barber shop for many children.
School districts take steps to provide healthy food for students.