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Frisco eighth graders become teachers' wellness coaches with big results

Frisco eighth graders become teachers' wellness coaches with big results | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
It's a unique project for a health class. The teacher gave his students an interesting assignment: coach 17 teachers and administrators toward healthier lifestyles. The results have been amazing.
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A Reaction to Steubenville - Speak About It

A Reaction to Steubenville - Speak About It | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Nick Smith, former Bowdoin College hockey player and cast member of "Speak About It" (a show created at Bowdoin for their freshmen orientation activities to prevent sexual assault) reacts to the Steubenville rape trial.  Smith discusses the relationship between locker room culture and attitudes towards women.

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CDC Survey Finds 1 in 3 Students Texts While Driving

CDC Survey Finds 1 in 3 Students Texts While Driving | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the results of the 2011 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  Texting and driving continue to be a rampant problem, but the CDC study found that some risky behaviors are improving.

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HBO's "The Weight of the Nation": Obesity on the Brain

HBO's "The Weight of the Nation": Obesity on the Brain | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The HBO documentary series "The Weight of the Nation" explores how brain science and addiction relate to obesity.
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Schools find active kids make smarter students

Schools find active kids make smarter students | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Local results echo a growing body of research showing a connection between physical activity and academic performance,

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Research-Based Practice: Return to Learning: Going Back to School Following a Concussion

Research-Based Practice: Return to Learning: Going Back to School Following a Concussion | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Our school's nurse, Erica Sarapas, shared this article with us from the National Association of School Psychologists.  It's a very useful overview of how concussions affect students and what we need to be aware of when supporting students who are recovering from them.

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Brenda Elliott's curator insight, March 25, 2013 7:45 AM

we need to support, educate, and stress that symptoms ( cognitive, physcial, emotional) are your key to knowing when you can progress - and not minimize them.

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Year-End Roundup | Science, Health, Technology and Math

Year-End Roundup | Science, Health, Technology and Math | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Our lessons are on summer vacation, but here are links to every science, health, technology and math lesson we published this school year.
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Seeking Academic Edge, Teenagers Abuse Stimulants

Seeking Academic Edge, Teenagers Abuse Stimulants | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
At high schools across the United States, pressure over grades and competition for college admissions are encouraging students to abuse stimulants.
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Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85%

Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85% | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

You're going to be skeptical, I know I was, but I urge you to read the whole article and then tell me you don't have students just like some of these and wish you had other ways to help them.

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How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain

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"Using sophisticated technologies to examine the workings of individual neurons — and the makeup of brain matter itself — scientists in just the past few months have discovered that exercise appears to build a brain that resists physical shrinkage and enhance cognitive flexibility. Exercise, the latest neuroscience suggests, does more to bolster thinking than thinking does."


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