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Science Behind Drug Abuse - NIDA

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4 to 12
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The National Institute for Drug Abuse offers this page about drugs and drug abuse for teens. There's a lot of factual information, some quizzes, and a wealth of statistics on ...more
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The National Institute for Drug Abuse offers this page about drugs and drug abuse for teens. There's a lot of factual information, some quizzes, and a wealth of statistics on the decline in drug use among teens. The coverage also includes ecstasy and the "date rape" drugs. Counselors and nurses may find this one particularly useful.

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Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make anti-drug posters using Glogster EDU, reviewed here.

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America's Best Colleges - US News

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While no college ranking can be fully objective or authoritative, everyone likes to digest them. The listings from US News offer rankings along a number of different criteria. These...more
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While no college ranking can be fully objective or authoritative, everyone likes to digest them. The listings from US News offer rankings along a number of different criteria. These can be a useful comparator when weighed along with other information. ONly partial information is available without a subscription.

tag(s): careers (132), college (43)

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Technical Schools

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6 to 12
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This online presentation and catalog from trade schools reads much like a college web site. While there are reams of facts and figures, students should be aware that this site ...more
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This online presentation and catalog from trade schools reads much like a college web site. While there are reams of facts and figures, students should be aware that this site aims to attract strong students in the same way as the web sites from the four-year colleges do. Caveat user, but technical schools can provide great career opportunities for particular students.

tag(s): careers (132)

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Career OneStop

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This one is a great resource for researching colleges, trade schools, and career opportunities. This site has helpful information for guiding students along a variety of paths upon...more
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This one is a great resource for researching colleges, trade schools, and career opportunities. This site has helpful information for guiding students along a variety of paths upon graduation. The career planning resources help students assess their likes and dislikes to identify how those preferences can translate into successful careers. The site also has helpful information on what certifications and qualifications different jobs require.

tag(s): careers (132), college (43)

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Have students identify a possible career for their own future and create a class wiki displaying the many career choices of your students. Not familiar with wikis? Check out the TeachersFirst Wiki Walk-Through.

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Life Works - National Institutes of Health

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This is a wonderful resource for exploring Health and Life Sciences careers. Individuals can search the site by salary, education required, and interest areas to determine which jobs...more
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This is a wonderful resource for exploring Health and Life Sciences careers. Individuals can search the site by salary, education required, and interest areas to determine which jobs might be the best match for them. Although this site is rather plain in appearance, there is some great information provided.

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Use this site to motivate your students who enjoy science.

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Construct My Future

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A wonderful resource for exploring careers in the construction industry. This site has information on schools, careers, and scholarships for various sectors of the construction industry....more
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A wonderful resource for exploring careers in the construction industry. This site has information on schools, careers, and scholarships for various sectors of the construction industry. The site also has a teachers' area for helping guide students in their career choices.

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Catch the attention of the builders in your classroom! Share this link on your class website for students to explore both in and out of the classroom.
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Understanding University Success

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While there's a wealth of "common knowledge" about what it takes to succeed in higher education, specific discussions of the factors and preparation that let students succeed is harder...more
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While there's a wealth of "common knowledge" about what it takes to succeed in higher education, specific discussions of the factors and preparation that let students succeed is harder to find. Developed by a consortium of leading universities, this online PDF reference is the sort of reading that counselors, parents, and students should have available when they begin to plan their high school careers.Remember that your computer will have to open Acrobat Reader to open the reference pages and booklet. Be patient if you are on a slower connection.

tag(s): college (43)

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Guidance counselors will find this one especially useful.
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Betraying the College Dream - Stanford University

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Stanford University's Bridge Project has examined the disconnect between K-12 and college education systems to learn why many students fail to make the transition from high school to...more
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Stanford University's Bridge Project has examined the disconnect between K-12 and college education systems to learn why many students fail to make the transition from high school to college successfully.

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Eating Disorders and the Family - PBS

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In an unusually frank discussion, this site offers students, families, and education professionals advice on how to help manage eating disorders, especially in people whom you care...more
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In an unusually frank discussion, this site offers students, families, and education professionals advice on how to help manage eating disorders, especially in people whom you care about. There is a wealth of information here, so parents and counselors should review the site thoroughly before using or recommending specific portions.

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Helping Children with Death - Fred Rogers

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This page from the very helpful Mr. Rogers series offers parents insights on how children express their curiousity about death, and ways in which parents can help them understand at...more
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This page from the very helpful Mr. Rogers series offers parents insights on how children express their curiousity about death, and ways in which parents can help them understand at a level they comprehend. The content stresses honesty, even in the face of the contradictions children may raise.

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Children and Grief - How to Help - New York University

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This page offers content for both parent and professional audiences, and there is almost too much information. Try it, though for a comprehensive exploration of ways in which parents...more
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This page offers content for both parent and professional audiences, and there is almost too much information. Try it, though for a comprehensive exploration of ways in which parents and professionals can support grieving children

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Helping Children Cope with Death, Loss, and Grief - National Association of School Psychologists

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While originally written as a response to the 9/11 tragedies, the content of this page offers helpful advice for children experiencing death or loss of any sort. The section on ...more
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While originally written as a response to the 9/11 tragedies, the content of this page offers helpful advice for children experiencing death or loss of any sort. The section on the developmental differences in young people's experiences of grief will help parents assist their children effectively.

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NASP offers a variety of additional information on related topics.

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Children's Grief - Developmental Considerations - KidSource

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Here's a brief chart showing how children respond differently to death and grief as they grow older. The chart also suggests helpful, appropriate responses that can help children through...more
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Here's a brief chart showing how children respond differently to death and grief as they grow older. The chart also suggests helpful, appropriate responses that can help children through the process at different ages.

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Children and Grief - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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This page offers a synopsis of the ways in which children may react to the death of a friend or loved one. It offers brief guidance on the scope of ...more
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This page offers a synopsis of the ways in which children may react to the death of a friend or loved one. It offers brief guidance on the scope of normal reactions, suggestions on helping children remember a loved one, and tips about reactions that may indicate problems that require professional attention.

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Depression - The Big Questions - PBS

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This PBS site for preteens and teenagers offers a fairly literate introduction to the differences between "the blues" and serious clinical depression - both major and manic. The site...more
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This PBS site for preteens and teenagers offers a fairly literate introduction to the differences between "the blues" and serious clinical depression - both major and manic. The site explains terms, discusses symptoms, and suggests ways to distinguish among these and get help for them. There is lots of information here, in a presentation that will be helpful to students who know they need help - or who know someone who may need help.

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Helping Children Cope with Disaster - FEMA

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FEMA's guide to helping children after a disaster seems modelled largely on the American Red Cross content, and it concentrates on natural disasters. Depending on your local situation,...more
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FEMA's guide to helping children after a disaster seems modelled largely on the American Red Cross content, and it concentrates on natural disasters. Depending on your local situation, the related links may also be useful.

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Children and Disasters - American Red Cross

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This page offers a combination of resources for children, parents, and educators helping children cope with the direct or indirect results of natural or other disasters. While much...more
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This page offers a combination of resources for children, parents, and educators helping children cope with the direct or indirect results of natural or other disasters. While much of the focus is on natural disasters, the coping skills for children are applicable in a wide range of situations.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (49)

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Teachers will find several curriculum resources in the educator's section.

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters - NIMH

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This page from the National Institutes of Mental Health offers information for parents and professionals on helping children and adolescents cope with disasters, tragedies, and violence....more
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This page from the National Institutes of Mental Health offers information for parents and professionals on helping children and adolescents cope with disasters, tragedies, and violence. There is information for young people directly affected by these events and also for those who are reacting to them from a greater distance. The page includes information on post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as further resources for victims directly affected.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (49)

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Helping Children Deal with Scary News - Mr. Rogers

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Fred Rogers has spent a lifetime helping young children understand their feelings. This page from his web site offers parents strategies that can reassure young children in the wake...more
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Fred Rogers has spent a lifetime helping young children understand their feelings. This page from his web site offers parents strategies that can reassure young children in the wake of a disaster or any bad news.

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Children's Reponses to Disasters - Parent Information - NASP

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This page is part of NASP's disaster response section. While it was originally designed as a 9/11 resource, many of its elements could be useful in managing responses to other ...more
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This page is part of NASP's disaster response section. While it was originally designed as a 9/11 resource, many of its elements could be useful in managing responses to other disaster situations. There are also links to related resources for teachers and professionals

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