A Beautiful Message by Claire Wineland

R.I.P. Claire Wineland

Cystic fibrosis activist reveals the most important lesson she learned while living her life in a hospital room. Her powerful speech urges you to transform the way you think to live the life you never thought you deserved.

Trauma can make it hard for kids to learn. Here’s how teachers learn to deal with that.

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There’s no debating that childhood trauma seriously impacts how students learn. Researchers have tied stressful events such as divorces, deportations, neglect, sexual abuse and gun violence to behavioral problems, lower math and reading scores, and poor health. The latest research, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, finds that children who endure severe stress are more likely to suffer heart attacks and mental health disorders.

Click on the link below to read the article…

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/08/01/trauma-can-make-it-hard-for-kids-to-learn-heres-how-teachers-learn-to-deal-with-that/

By Adeshina Emmanuel

Students’ Corner – Freedom and Independence

 

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Freedom and Independence

by Anna K.

Recently, there has been a great deal of controversy over the important values of life. More and more people tend to believe that security would be of the utmost importance due to escalating wars and the rapid climax of terrorism. Nevertheless, the opponents of this view maintain that freedom and independence should be the deciding factor of people’s notions and way of thinking. I firmly believe that having freedomand independence is much more crucial.

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A Heavy Load: Teens and Homework Stress

Teens on average have more than 3 hours of homework a night. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for after-school fun or even sleep. Now experts are questioning whether the amount of homework is leading to harmful levels of stress in teens.

“The Adventures of Ben and Friday” Ένα μακρινό ταξίδι που ολοκληρώνεται με το τελευταίο τόμο της τριλογίας.

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Είχα την τιμή να μιλήσω για την παιδική μου Τριλογία Βιβλίων στο περιοδικό INMYbook. Ο τελευταίος τόμος θα εκδοθεί τον Μάρτιο και θα είναι διαθέσιμος όπως πάντα στο Amazon, iTunes και άλλα, απο την Akakia Publications. Ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ σε όλη την ομάδα που με στήριξε.

(θα βρέιτε το αφιέρωμα στη σελίδα 34)

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Showing Respect in the Classroom

One of the words that often eludes us, is the word ‘respect’. Respect, however, is not simply a word; it’s a way of life. For this reason, students should be taught the importance of respecting each other, from a young age. This could and should be accomplished in class, as a child’s personality is still blossoming. Share this video with others as we get to see what Kid President has to say about it.

Amazing Things Happen – What is Autism?

A few months ago, we examined how to teach students with Special Educational Needs (SENs), in an article I had written concerning this matter.

https://katherinereilly.blog/2017/09/20/teaching-students-with-special-educational-needs-sens/

A dear friend and colleague posted this video on his page, which shows us how autistic individuals perceive and cope with everyday situations. It’s definitely worth watching and highly educational, for both students and teachers alike.

Rote Learning vs Critical Thinking – Memory or Intelligence?

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by Katherine Reilly

Throughout history, numerous methods of teaching have been adopted in class; the most controversial of which, ‘Rote Learning’. Why is this method of teaching despised by modern educators? Does it have any merits? Should it be abolished completely? Below, we will examine the aspects of this teaching method as well as evaluate the benefits of modern teaching techniques such as the development of critical thinking.

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Should I Help my Child with his Homework?

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by Katherine Reilly

One of the most controversial questions which has generated a great deal of heated debate, is the one which ponders every parent’s mind. Is it a good idea to help your kids with their homework? If you’re a parent, you know what I’m talking about. It’s a parent’s responsibility to ensure their children have a bright future, assisting them by any means necessary. However, does this mean that you should also undertake the role of a teacher?

I have been teaching students of all levels and ages for the past fifteen years and based on my own personal experience, the answer is ‘no‘. You heard me correctly. I said it! Now, before I get bombarded by messages, let’s examine the reasons why you shouldn’t assist your children with their studies.

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