Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bridging Hearts & Minds of Youth Conference 2012 (playlist)

Hi, my name is Baruch Inbar and I’m an artist and a writer from Los Angeles. SNURTLE is my first children’s book that I’ve written and illustrated. I have been dreaming for a long time to publish my first children’s book, and now it’s time has come!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Study supports restricted diet for kids with ADHD

By Kate Kelland
LONDON | Thu Feb 3, 2011 7:56pm EST
(Reuters) -
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should be fed a special diet to help their carers determine whether certain foods are making their condition worse, Dutch scientists said on Friday.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Learning Disabilities - EEG biofeedback for reading disability

By Kirtley E. Thornton, PhDa,*, Dennis P. Carmody, PhDb
Center for Health Psychology, Suite 2A, 2509 Park Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080,
Institute for the Study of Child Development, Department of Pediatrics,
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
› Edited/adapted from a longer article that also discussed traumatic brain injury, by David Dubin, MD

Reading disabilities

Prevalence and costs

Reading disabilities present major challenges to the educational system. The estimated prevalence rate for learning disabilities is 15% of the student population [1], with 6.5 million children requiring special education in 2002 [2]. The federal government spent $350 billion over a 20-year period on special education programs [4], and New York City spends $55,300 per year for each incarcerated youth [3].
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Essential Skill of Self-Control, By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

Self-control is restraint practiced over one's own emotions, impulses, or desires. It is the ability to make positive choices, to think before acting. Without self-control, students say and do things impulsively which often leads to trouble. Children need to be taught to pause and think of the consequences that may result from their various behaviors.

It is critical for educators to model self-discipline. For example, if you feel yourself losing control of your class, you may want to take a deep breath and calmly say, "When you talk out-of-turn, I feel frustrated because I can't hear what each one of you has to say." By controlling your own words and actions, you are demonstrating to your students a healthy way to react to stress.
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Monday, May 20, 2013

The Most Important Book Ever Published on School Bullying. Bully Nation makes it crystal clear why we must end our anti-bully crusade.

Bully Nation
I am excited to inform you about a book that is hitting the market this month: Bully Nation: Why America's Approach to Childhood Aggression is Bad for Everyone, by Susan Eva Porter. Dr. Porter has also granted me an interview, which will be presented below.When I say Bully Nation is the most important book ever published on bullying, I am not exaggerating. Why is it so important? Not because it brings great new revelations about the evils of bullying and how we need to protect kids from bullies. There are countless books like that. It is important because it is the first published book wholly dedicated to fundamentally challenging the very basis of the anti-bully movement, explaining in the clearest of terms why it is a mistake and why we need to abandon it.
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

French children don't need medications to control their behavior.
In the United States, at least 9% of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, the percentage of kids diagnosed and medicated for ADHD is less than .5%. How come the epidemic of ADHD—which has become firmly established in the United States—has almost completely passed over children in France?
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility. Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Just Add Light and Stir: Clarity in motion

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Just Add Light and Stir: Another planet

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