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Reshoring Initiative Needs Creative Thinkers to Transform Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of Work

07/15/2021 | By More
Reshoring Initiative Needs Creative Thinkers to Transform Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and related global recession of 2020 have created a highly uncertain outlook for the labor market. This phenomenon has accelerated both the arrival of the future of work and the reshoring of well-paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States. A world of new technology is fundamentally changing how people work. The World Economic […]

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The Benefits of Play in Cognitive Development

03/29/2021 | By More
The Benefits of Play in Cognitive Development

Editor’s note: While it may seem like a simple idea, play is fundamental to forming trust-based relationships. Play permeates the TBRI empowering, connecting, and correcting principles and as Dr. Purvis once said: “Play disarms fear, builds connectedness, and teaches social skills and competencies for life.” We’ve recently received a few questions about the benefits of […]

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Even Older Kids Should Have Time to Read in Class

03/21/2021 | By More
Even Older Kids Should Have Time to Read in Class

If the goal is to develop lifelong readers, students need time in class to practice—and learn to enjoy—reading. By Sarah Gonser  February 26, 2021 When Marilyn Pryle, a teacher in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, began scheduling silent reading time for her ninth- and 10th-grade students during the first 10 minutes of each class, it became “one […]

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Life Skills That Make a Difference

03/13/2021 | By More
Life Skills That Make a Difference

By Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D. and Eve Kessler, Esq. Social, emotional, and ethical literacy may be more important than academic skills when it comes to achieving happiness and success • As a parent you can help your child develop competencies in those areas • Use your child’s evaluation as a tool to improve in areas other […]

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For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

02/15/2021 | By More
For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

 (Jenn Liv for NPR) “Why didn’t she text me back yet? She doesn’t like me anymore!” “There’s no way I’m trying out for the team. I suck at basketball” “It’s not fair that I have a curfew!” Sound familiar? Parents of tweens and teens often shrug off such anxious and gloomy thinking as normal irritability […]

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