Archive for November, 2010

ADD or Modern Life?
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ADD or Modern Life?

~One of the symptoms that almost all adults with ADD share is the feeling of always being overwhelmed, Koretsky says. “People with ADD wake up in the morning with this feeling that there is so much to do,” Koretsky says. “By the end of the day, they’ve been running around, and the to-do list is […]

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Tickled by balls in the classroom, video
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Tickled by balls in the classroom, video

If this helps kids learn, I’m pretty tickled about it, yeah! great video with personal accounts that movement is productive in classrooms, kids like it, teachers like it and happiness is better for us all. What do you think of this post?Awesome (0) Interesting (0) Useful (0) Boring (0) Sucks (0)

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Dr. Ruth Bettelheim speaks the truth
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Dr. Ruth Bettelheim speaks the truth

The traditional classroom needs an overhaul based on the findings of cognitive neuroscience. Rather than lecturing to passive observers, teachers should act as facilitators, introducing individual students to new concepts based on their interests and developmental state. Children should be free to move around and to choose when, for how long and with whom they […]

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The future will be coming . . .
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The future will be coming . . .

I recently attended the SPD Foundation Symposium in Seattle Washington where I was enlightened by professionals and parents alike.  One of the moments that hit me as a parent, not just a person searching for the answers and the sharing the current data, was listening to Trina Westerlund from CHILD, Children’s Institute for Learning Differences. […]

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