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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Information - National Institutes of Mental Health

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The National Institutes of Mental Health offers this site for both public and professional audiences. It highlights characteristics and management of several mental health conditions...more
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The National Institutes of Mental Health offers this site for both public and professional audiences. It highlights characteristics and management of several mental health conditions in children and young people. There is coverage of the relationships between environment and mental health, as well as the role and appropriateness of medication for specific disorders.

tag(s): behavior (46), mental health (26)

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Smart-Mouth.org - Center for Science in the Public Interest

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Looking for a "good eating habits" site that will actually engage students? This offering from the Center for Science in the Public Interest serves up its anti-junk food message with...more
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Looking for a "good eating habits" site that will actually engage students? This offering from the Center for Science in the Public Interest serves up its anti-junk food message with clever writing and graphics. The site lets students build their own meal and see its nutritional value, and the "snacktoids" offer scores of quick facts showing the effects of a diet with lots of fast foods.

tag(s): nutrition (153)

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Mr. Rogers on Change - Simple Science Activities - PBS

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Mr. Rogers presents activities that allow adults and children to observe the changes that happen in their every day life. ...more
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Mr. Rogers presents activities that allow adults and children to observe the changes that happen in their every day life.

tag(s): preK (281)

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G/T Cybersource - Davidson Institute

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The Davidson Institute offers a broad range of resources for parents, teachers, and professionals working with "profoundly gifted" students - typically those with both an IQ above 150...more
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The Davidson Institute offers a broad range of resources for parents, teachers, and professionals working with "profoundly gifted" students - typically those with both an IQ above 150 and one or more specific talents. The site offers enrichment ideas, advanced placement strategies, and encouragement for students themselves. Though it is applicable to a very narrow range of students, this is a very rich resource.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Farm Safety for Kids

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Farms can be a setting for a unique set of serious accidents, so this site on safety on farms makes sense for students in rural areas. Learn how to work ...more
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Farms can be a setting for a unique set of serious accidents, so this site on safety on farms makes sense for students in rural areas. Learn how to work safely around farm equipment, grain, mowing equipment, and more. This is an area of safety that most schools overlook.

tag(s): safety (89)

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Medicating Kids - Frontline - PBS

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The PBS Frontline series tackles the issues surrounding the medication of school-age children for ADHD and other reasons. It's a probing look at the various constituencies and advocate...more
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The PBS Frontline series tackles the issues surrounding the medication of school-age children for ADHD and other reasons. It's a probing look at the various constituencies and advocate groups that drive the debate. In an unusual move, the entire program is avialable on the web for those who have a high-speed connection.

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Teachers will find the section on medications and schools particularly interesting.
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Character Education Curriculum Resources - Boston University

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The Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers a reading...more
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The Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers a reading list, information on the Six E's of character education, and a large collection of lesson plans and ideas that integrate character education with other subject areas.

tag(s): characterization (16), social skills (20)

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Teachers will want to explore the lesson themes in detail; each introduces many possibilities.

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About Character Education - Boston University

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The Center for Character Education at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers an introduction to what character...more
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The Center for Character Education at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers an introduction to what character education is and is not, along with resources for further exploration. Parents and teacher alike will find the information useful as a guideline for integrating character education into other curricula and activities.

tag(s): characterization (16)

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My Hero

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4 to 12
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Here is proof that you need not be famous to be a hero. This site offers capsule biographies of hundreds of people who have made remarkable contributions to our world ...more
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Here is proof that you need not be famous to be a hero. This site offers capsule biographies of hundreds of people who have made remarkable contributions to our world through their lives and activities. There are featured heroes and a large collection of biographies indexed by theme. This is a great site for students who ask, "Sure, but what can I do...?"

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Indiana Clearinghouse for Citizenship and Character Education - ERIC

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This ERIC Clearinghouse is a searchable collection of resources on character education in a variety of school and community settings. Parents and educators alike may find useful information...more
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This ERIC Clearinghouse is a searchable collection of resources on character education in a variety of school and community settings. Parents and educators alike may find useful information here, but the wide range of content will require some thorough examination to ensure that resources are easily adaptable to local circumstances.

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BullyingUK - Family Lives

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This British site offers a very complete resource, and its foreign origin may offer a slightly different spin from that encountered on American sites. Teachers and parents alike should...more
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This British site offers a very complete resource, and its foreign origin may offer a slightly different spin from that encountered on American sites. Teachers and parents alike should find the content useful, and there is a deep well of content submitted by students. American users should note that both the legal situation and the school rules in Britain can differ from that in the US in some significant respects.

tag(s): behavior (46), bullying (48)

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Testing and Test Interpretation - National Association for Gifted Children

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A discussion of what to expect from IQ testing, types of testing, interpretation of scores, and how to proceed after testing is completed. ...more
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A discussion of what to expect from IQ testing, types of testing, interpretation of scores, and how to proceed after testing is completed.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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What's in an IQ - Privately Published

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What exactly is IQ? What is a standard deviation? How are IQ scores classified? This site briefly and clearly addresses many questions parents may have as their child faces IQ ...more
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What exactly is IQ? What is a standard deviation? How are IQ scores classified? This site briefly and clearly addresses many questions parents may have as their child faces IQ testing.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Characteristics of Giftedness - Memphis Public Schools

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Is this child gifted? This page includes an easy to understand chart compares attributes of bright children to those who are truly gifted. ...more
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Is this child gifted? This page includes an easy to understand chart compares attributes of bright children to those who are truly gifted.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Keep this handy reference to use when you have questions about one of your students or to share with parents at conferences. FInd out how gifted referrals are handled in your school, and use this as a reference as part of the process.

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Summers and Saturdays - Hoagies

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Links to summer and Saturday programs for gifted and talented students throughout the United States and abroad are provided along with brief explanations of each. All grade levels are...more
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Links to summer and Saturday programs for gifted and talented students throughout the United States and abroad are provided along with brief explanations of each. All grade levels are represented in this compilation.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Gifted Academic Programs and Activities - Hoagies

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An annotated list of special academic programs, activities, and competitions that challenge students beyond the regular school curriculum. ...more
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An annotated list of special academic programs, activities, and competitions that challenge students beyond the regular school curriculum.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Giftedness and Preschoolers

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Practical advice on identifying and nurturing your gifted pre-school student at home. Includes descriptions of creative activities you can do with your child outside of school to encourage...more
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Practical advice on identifying and nurturing your gifted pre-school student at home. Includes descriptions of creative activities you can do with your child outside of school to encourage critical thinking skills and creativity.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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More Brain Teasers - Hoagies

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A creative collection of puzzles and brainteasers to challenge gifted students. This large collection is maintained by Hoagies and sometimes has a few dead links, but the collection...more
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A creative collection of puzzles and brainteasers to challenge gifted students. This large collection is maintained by Hoagies and sometimes has a few dead links, but the collection is still worth visiting for the MANY good sites they share.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Asking the Right Questions

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Knowing what questions to ask can make all of the difference in advocating for your gifted child. Written by the mother of a hearing impaired student, this article provides practical...more
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Knowing what questions to ask can make all of the difference in advocating for your gifted child. Written by the mother of a hearing impaired student, this article provides practical advice for any parent seeking to improve the educational climate for their child.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Questions About IQ Testing - Harcourt Publishing

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A collection of frequently asked questions parents have about the IQ testing process. ...more
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A collection of frequently asked questions parents have about the IQ testing process.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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