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Early Childhood Stress May Stunt Brain Development, Causing Deficits In Memory And Learning

A new study found that chronic stress in early childhood is not only able to inflict long-lasting emotional damage on a child, it can physically shrink their brains. The reasoning behind this is unclear but researchers stress that not ...

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Five Tips for Helping Teens Manage Technology | Greater Good

 

The combination of technological change and normal adolescent development creates a huge challenge for today’s parents—there was no Instagram when the people raising today’s teens were in high school. Though there is no one-size-fits-all approach to guiding teens’ technology use, understanding these tectonic changes can help parents better guide their young teens in the wise use of technology. Here are five research-based tips.

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Time Spent in Sleep | Child Trends

The role of sleep in children’s development is incompletely understood. However, perceived inadequate or poor-quality sleep is associated with a number of emotional, behavioral, and health problems.[1]

Remarkably, although the physiological requirement for sleep is undisputed, there is little consensus on how much sleep children ...

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Navigating the Common Core – Education Next : Education Next

The debate over the Common Core State Standards Initiative has rocketed to the forefront of education policy discussions around the country. More than 3,000 stories were written about the common core in August of 2013 alone, with another 3,000-plus in September. While gallons of ink have been spilled trying to make sense of it all, there remains much confusion about ...

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3 Ways to Build Trust in Professional Learning – Learning Forward’s PD Watch – Education Week Teacher

National education reports often have difficulty getting attention, but that was not the case when the Gallup polling organization released State of America’s Schools.  Rather than prescribing technocratic approaches for improving education, the report focused on the “human elements” that drive student achievement.

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Ten Ways We Can Respond to Inappropriate Behaviors | American Camp Association

This summer at camp you are bound to encounter some behaviors that are inappropriate. The types of possible behaviors are too numerous to list. As frontline staff, having a range of strategies to respond to these varying behaviors immediately will be critical to your success. The ten response types that make up the response-style curve provide a generalized set of options that can be used in any situation.

 

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Teaching, Helping, Inspiring, and Nurturing Kids to be healthy, together! « THINK Together

THINK Together at Aeolian Elementary hosted a Family Cooking Night in support of the Healthy Los Nietos Initiative. The initiative, a collaboration between Los ...

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School-based gardening encourages healthier eating in children — ScienceDaily

School-based gardening schemes can increase the amount of fruit and vegetables school children eat. Forty-six children aged between nine and ten years old took part in a twelve week school-based project to create a garden. As well as building the garden the children also had lessons devoted to cooking, plants and growth (in science) and writing (in literacy). The results showed that children who took part in the school-based gardening project ate ...

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Preschool teacher depression linked to behavioral problems in children: Unhealthy classroom climate is contributing factor — ScienceDaily

Depression in preschool teachers is associated with behavioral problems ranging from aggression to sadness in children under the teachers’ care, new research suggests.

 

Preschool teacher depression linked to behavioral problems in children: Unhealthy classroom climate is contributing factor — ScienceDaily.

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