Anya Kamenetz: On Education and Parenting in the Digital Age

Anya Kamenetz writes about education for NPR and has her finger on the pulse of how technology is impacting the classroom. As the mother of two young girls, she’s also immersed in the practical, imperfect struggle of raising kids in …

4.10.18

2018: Time to Re-Consider our Device Addiction

2018 is shaping up to be a year in which we seriously review our relationship with smartphones. We are encouraged by recent news that institutional investors in Apple are pressing the company to consider how they design the devices, looking …

1.17.18

Scott Galloway is a Genius

Scott Galloway, a professor at NYU's Stern School of Business is one of my new go-to gurus about all things tech.
11.8.17

Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys

Some topics are trickier than others to discuss with kids, and broaching the unavoidable topic of puberty tops the list. A time-honored tradition is to purchase a good book on the subject and leave it in the bathroom where it …

8.10.17

Watching Gender from Common Sense

A new report released by Common Sense this week helps parents think about the stereotypes that their kids are exposed when watching television and films.

Many of the ideas are familiar – as adults, we understand the age-old limitations of …

6.22.17

Summer Reading 2017

Time to stuff the book bag – for the plane, for the beach, for the backyard chaise. Here’s what we have loved recently, and can recommend.

Fiction

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid is a short, elegant novel that puts you …

6.7.17

Password Protection

Heard a great seminar recently about protecting your information online. Here is one simple thing that you can do right now to start protecting your data online:
3.30.17

Kids + News Research from Common Sense Media

Common Sense has just released new research on Kids and News. The report is designed for parents, teachers, and policymakers support kids in a 21st-century world, where finding, identifying, evaluating, and using information effectively will be critical.
3.8.17

Book of the Month Club: January 2017

This month, the book we're all talking about is A Gentleman in Moscow. The elegant tale, penned by Amor Towles chronicles four decades in the life of Count Alexander Rostov - an aristocrat who is sentenced to life imprisonment in Moscow's Metropol Hotel by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922.
1.25.17