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Category: Professional Development

Positive Discipline: Behavioral Management Skills for Parents and Teachers, Part 3: Fostering the Parent–Child and Teacher–Student Relationship to Build Responsibility

Figure 1. Parents and teachers need to be clear about their expectations for children and students. Credit: Thinkstock.com/iStock/natasaadzic

Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember, Involve me and I learn. The general goal of healthy parenting and teaching is to produce children and students who can think critically, make… Read More

Positive Discipline: Behavioral Management Skills for Parents and Teachers, Part 2: General Approaches to Managing Behavior

Figure 3. If a behavior is consequential, the parent or teacher will need to intervene.

When a child is locked in the bathroom With water running And he says he is doing nothing But the dog is barking, Call 911. –Erma Bombeck Research indicates that there must be at least… Read More

Positive Discipline: Behavioral Management Skills for Parents and Teachers, Part 1: Types of Misbehaviors and Keys to Success

Figure 3. Successful parents and teachers are encouraging and engaged in children’s educational and extracurricular activities

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories. (John Wilmot) Parents and teachers often experience a lot of insecurities, especially with regard to… Read More

Some Challenges behind Communicating about Climate Change

Media coverage of climate change can often leave the average person confused and unsure what to believe. However, as a trusted source of information and research, Extension has the opportunity to educate people about climate… Read More

How to Dissect Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) to Detect Tracheal Mites (Acarapis woodi Rennie)

Figure 10. Five tracheal mites visible in a dissected honey bee trachea (140× magnification).

Tracheal mites are parasites of the western honey bee and negatively impact the health and productivity of an infested colony. This 6-page fact sheet details the method of dissecting honey bees in order to diagnose… Read More