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Study: Kids Provoke and Video Many Teacher Tantrums

It's called cyber-baiting, and it's a growing phenomenon in today's electronic and connected world.  It happens when students deliberately provoke a teacher to the breaking point.

When the teacher finally "loses it", they video his or her emotional or angry outburst on their cellphones and the video goes viral on YouTube in a matter of minutes.

It's humiliating, it destroys a teacher's morale, and as it has in many cases, it can cost them their job.

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Former POW Jessica Lynch Gets College Degree – Wants to Teach

Former US Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch is now Jessica Lynch B.A., and on her way to being a teacher.  She has graduated from West Virginia University with an education degree, with plans to get a Master's degree in Communication and teach it some day.

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UPDATE: Virginia Tech Gunman Not Believed to Be a Student [VIDEO]

In a frightening reminder the 2007 massacre on Virginia Tech’s campus that left more than 30 people dead, a gunman shot and killed a police officer at the university on Thursday before apparently turning the gun on himself.

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BREAKING NEWS: Virginia Tech Lockdown

Virginia Tech appears to be reliving its worst nightmare as reports of a shooting have placed the university under lockdown.

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Can Boxing Breed Better Musicians? Eastman Professor Says, Yes

Students at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY often spend more than half their waking hours practicing their respective instruments. What’s not common practice, however, is a different kind of training spearheaded by one of the university teachers — boxing.

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Why Sixth Grade May Be the Most Important Factor for Your Child Graduating High School

The latest numbers show about eight percent of American kids drop out of high school before graduating. Want to keep your kids from becoming a statistic? Then pay attention to how they do in the sixth grade.

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Can Electricity Shock Your Brain Into Learning Faster? It Works for the Air Force

One of the toughest things to teach Air Force pilots who guide unmanned attack drones is how to accurately spot targets in complex radar images. Researchers, however, have found a way to cut that lengthy training time in half.

Delivering a mild electrical current to pilots’ brains through EEG electrodes placed on the scalp — a process called transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) — can accelerate learning and improve pilot accuracy. In addition, that accuracy is sustained for up to 40 minutes, whereas it otherwise typically declines after 20 minutes.

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Facebook and Twitter Are Harming Our Kids, Says Majority — Survey of the Day

Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites have changed the way young people interact with each other, but according to a survey from Poll Position, the majority of Americans don’t think this has been a change for the better.

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