Kids to Spare

    I didn’t see it coming, the “F” I got at mid-term in my Toad Blog “class”–the one I designed and am taking as the only student this year. Oh, I’ve failed before, but this was a surprise because I was …
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    On Teenage Defiance

    A recent article in the New York Times offers this catchy headline:   Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?   The author is accurate in that teens slide quickly to polarization and respond well, therefore, to hero-villain scripts. They …
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    Grit vs. Quit

    In her forthcoming book, Angela Duckworth, one of our favorite experts on grit, has some interesting advice about quitting. For example, she suggests that high schoolers should be encouraged to stick with a new endeavor for at least a year before …
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