The most important class in high school isn't what you think
When done correctly, advisory is a lot more than just a "free" period. Here's why a strong advisory program is the cornerstone of a successful high school experience.
Like a Sponge podcast: Humility’s bad rap
We want our kids to be confident learners. We tell them to “speak up in class” and “fake it till you make it.” But what about that old-fashioned virtue, humility? New research suggests it may be the key to learning.
Like a Sponge podcast: Gifted!
One of the best gifts you can give your child? Raising them to be generous.
23 fun learning activities for kids
These simple games and activities sprinkle in arts and crafts, math, science, and writing in a way that makes learning fun.
Like a Sponge podcast: How about a little gratitude?
Grateful kids are happier, more engaged in school, and more satisfied with their lives. Here’s why gratitude is such a game changer in our material-and-status-obsessed world. We talk to researchers, kids, and a Somalian refugee about how gratitude goes beyond niceties and changes lives.
Like a Sponge podcast: Liar, liar
Today’s kids see celebrities, business moguls, and politicians lie with impunity. Here’s how to raise an honest child in a post-truth society.
Like a Sponge podcast: The power of purpose
Just 40 percent of adults say they feel a strong sense of purpose in their lives, but research shows that a sense of purpose makes people happier, healthier, and more successful. We talked to researchers, parents and kids about how you can help your child begin a path toward a meaningful life.
Like a Sponge podcast: The forgiveness cure
Decades of research show that the ability to forgive is a life skill that helps us build our resilience. In this episode, we tackle some of the biggest misconceptions about forgiveness head on, and explain how teaching kids how to recover from everyday hurts will make them resilient to life's bigger blows.
Podcast: Like a Sponge
In a world of educational chaos, where can you turn to help your child flourish? Join Carol Lloyd as she dives into the science and stories behind how kids thrive. From how kids become math-phobic to what's going on inside your teenager's brain, it’s the science of learning, fun and unspun.