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How Social and Emotional Learning Could Harm Our Kids

Editor’s note: The following is a critique of a social and emotional learning program called MindUP that I have covered in other blogs (see list below) and in a feature in Scientific American Mind (visit “Schools Add Workouts for Attention, Grit and Emotional Control”)...

November 27, 2012 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Sandy Rips through My Street

I am here at home in Maplewood, New Jersey, four days after an angry wind whipped through the trees, sending my entire family downstairs into the living room for the night.

November 2, 2012 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Where Are the Gifted Minorities?

Guest blog by Frank C. Worrell, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius and Rena F. SubotnikFor more than a quarter century, critics have faulted gifted education programs for catering to kids from advantaged backgrounds...

November 2, 2012 — Ingrid Wickelgren

How Do You Spot A Genius?

The November/December Scientific American Mind, which debuted online today, examines the origins of genius, a concept that inspires both awe and confusion.

October 18, 2012 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Watch The Incredible Shrinking Woman [Video]

"Big" me. "Little" me. Watch these two versions of me--which are really the same size--explain why I appear petite in one place on screen and large in another.

October 10, 2012 — Ingrid Wickelgren

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