Category Archives: NY Times


Nov

07

2017

5 Lessons From a Diplomat for Bridging the Parent-Teacher Divide

By AMY E. ROBERTSON November 7, 2017 Recently, I’ve been using globally tested advocacy and solution-building strategies to help smooth a critical friction point close to home: the parent-teacher conference. “Gosh, those teachers were defensive,” I said to my husband, Luca, as we walked out of a grade school parent-teacher conference for our son. “Well …” he hesitated, and then cut to the chase. “Your question about spelling…

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Nov

04

2017
Kids, Would You Please Start Fighting?

Kids, Would You Please Start Fighting?

Contributing Op-Ed Writer November 4, 2017 Adam Grant When Wilbur and Orville Wright finished their flight at Kitty Hawk, Americans celebrated the brotherly bond. The brothers had grown up playing together, they had been in the newspaper business together, they had built an airplane together. They even said they “thought together.” These are our images of creativity: filled with harmony. Innovation, we think, is something…

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Nov

04

2017

On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI November 4, 2017 It was a typical night in Staci Burns’s house outside Fort Wayne, Ind. She was cooking dinner while her 3-year-old son, Isaac, watched videos on the YouTube Kids app on an iPad. Suddenly he cried out, “Mommy, the monster scares me!” When Ms. Burns walked over, Isaac was watching a video featuring crude renderings of the characters from “PAW Patrol,” a…

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Oct

31

2017

Out of the Woods

Op-Ed Contributor By PATRICK SAUER October 31, 2017 Last Friday Netflix dropped the second season of “Stranger Things,” its surprise hit from 2016 that’s part horror story, part buddy comedy, but above all, an addictive homage to the early 1980s. And while the show, which revolves around supernatural goings-on in the fictional town of Hawkins, Ind., nods to everything from “E.T.” to synth-pop, the nostalgic takeaway for…

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