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06/09/2014
As students finish school for the summer, and the temperatures continue to rise, we can expect kids to spend a lot more time at the pool and at the beach. This week, I'm posting an outside link about how to recognixe drowning. Unfortunately, drowning doesn't look like we think it does, and that...
06/02/2014
 If you are a parent of a school aged child, you have certainly heard something about Summer "Brain Drain". This is a well documented and researched phenomenon where students lose as much as two to three months of learning over the summer. Just to be clear, that's not pausing in learning,...
05/19/2014
 STAAR testing is finally almost over for this year, at least the first administration for the majority of students. I have seen a post being passed aorund from the Superintendent of the Paris school system in Austin. I have attached the complete text below, as I'm not sure how long it will...
05/12/2014
We get a lot of questions about “flipped” classrooms. There are plenty of misconceptions about how they work and what they are. There’s also a big discrepancy between doing it right, and doing it wrong. So what exactly is a flipped classroom? How does it work, and is it really better?...
05/05/2014
One of the most challenging aspects of the integration of technology into the classroom is the conflict with the need to restrict screen time in early education. Early childhood experts and educators agree that too much screen time can actually be harmful for early childhood development,...
04/27/2014
Bacterial infection may cause low back pain 
For millions of people with low back pain, there is often no clear cause. Recently, a study in Denmark, published in European Spine Journal, suggests that a small percentage of such cases may be related to bacterial infections. The study...
04/21/2014
Everyone knows those people. You can't sit at a table with them and chat because, when it is your turn to talk, their head is in their smartphone. 

Distracted interaction of all sorts is insulting, but distracted walking has become downright dangerous. 

People have fallen off piers,...
04/07/2014
 About 20 percent of adults claim to be chronic procrastinators, based on studies at DePaul University in Chicago. 

Some individuals try to avoid anxiety about a task by doing things they think will put them in a better mood, like going to Facebook or taking a nap. But these activities...
03/31/2014
 It could be that singing exercises the lungs, or maybe it's the camaraderie singers have with each other. Whatever the reason, cognitive neuroscientist Julene Johnson, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, has found that singing together promotes healthy...
03/24/2014
 A new study shows that caffeinated drinks can enhance memory. It doesn't matter whether it's from coffee, tea, soda or chocolate, says the lead author Michael Yassa. 

According to USA Today, Yassa and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University recruited young study participants who didn't...
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