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News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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What Is Education? Insights from the World's Greatest Minds

What Is Education? Insights from the World's Greatest Minds | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
As we seek to refine and reform today’s system of education, we would do well to ask, “What is education?” Our answers may provide insights that get to the heart of what matters for 21st century children and adults alike.


[Gust MEES] In the 21st Century with the mass of information through ICT & Social Media I would like to add this:


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/





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Lon Woodbury's insight:
As we seek to refine and reform today’s system of education, we would do well to ask, “What is education?” Our answers may provide insights that get to the heart of what matters for 21st century children and adults alike.

 

 

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Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, March 3, 2016 10:43 AM
As we seek to refine and reform today’s system of education, we would do well to ask, “What is education?” Our answers may provide insights that get to the heart of what matters for 21st century children and adults alike.


[Gust MEES] In the 21st Century with the mass of information through ICT & Social Media I would like to add this:


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/


Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, March 7, 2016 1:23 PM
As we seek to refine and reform today’s system of education, we would do well to ask, “What is education?” Our answers may provide insights that get to the heart of what matters for 21st century children and adults alike.


[Gust MEES] In the 21st Century with the mass of information through ICT & Social Media I would like to add this:


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/


Fernando de la Cruz Naranjo Grisales's curator insight, March 14, 2016 4:14 PM
As we seek to refine and reform today’s system of education, we would do well to ask, “What is education?” Our answers may provide insights that get to the heart of what matters for 21st century children and adults alike.


[Gust MEES] In the 21st Century with the mass of information through ICT & Social Media I would like to add this:


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/


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Where Did Colleges Go Wrong? | Psychology Today

Where Did Colleges Go Wrong? | Psychology Today | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
'Puppy days' and trigger warnings exemplify how colleges are increasingly in the business of infantilizing students rather than developing them.

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Funny - our parents and grandparents knew more about childhood needs than we, with all our scientific knowledge seem to. -Lon

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What to Do if You Wonder if Your Child Is Gifted | Psychology Today

What to Do if You Wonder if Your Child Is Gifted | Psychology Today | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Instead of asking ‘Is my child gifted?’ or ‘What is his IQ?’ it’s better to ask, ‘What does my child need in order to continue learning to the best of his ability?’ ‘Does he have areas requiring special attention?’ and ‘What can we do to help?’

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is focused on a possible gifted child, but it seems to me it is basically listening to what the child can and cannot do or learn which is what a parent or teacher should be doing with all children.  Individualized instruction is not just a mantra. -Lon

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Sales of ADHD meds are booming. Here's Why.

Sales of ADHD meds are booming. Here's Why. | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Obamacare and new diagnostic criteria for adults could mean a major windfall for the makers of ADHD drugs.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Consequences like this were predicted during the debate over the Affordable Care Act.  Some reasoned, among other predictions, there was a reason drug and insurance company lobbyists were supporting the act. :)  Even in the 1980s some of the children I ran across with the ADHD label and on medication could go off the medication with no ill effects if it was replaced by a lot of fresh air and exercise.  And, I've had several psychiatrists tell me that the most common diagnosis was mis-diagnosis.  We already are over diagnosing ADD and ADHD in my opinion and this increase is potentially damaging to a lot of young people. -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 24, 2015 12:34 PM

Interesting side effect of the Affordable Heath Care Act, since all medical insurance is required to cover mental health there has been a boom in ADHD diagnosis.  Medication sales have been increasing 8 - 13% a year since the enactment of the legislation.  More people covered and a less stringent criteria for determining ADHD equates to a boom.  Someone brought up the idea yesterday that ADHD might be a Personality trait instead of a Disorder.  If that were the case than I feel we are essentially drugging people so they don't act like themselves.  With the exception of one ADHD medication that I am aware of, they are all amphetamines and addictive.  Or maybe there is a disorder and a personality.  Before 1983 only 2-3% of kids were diagnosed ADHD and that held true for Europe up until late.  Now we are diagnosing 11% ADHD.  What if the 2-3% for ADHD as a disorder is more accurate?  Shouldn't it take more than a 10 - 15 minute session to diagnose?

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Video Game Addiction: Does It Occur? If So, Why?

Video Game Addiction: Does It Occur? If So, Why? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The analogy of “videogame addiction” to gambling addiction is misleading.

Many if not most researchers who support the concept of video game addiction draw an analogy between video game playing and gambling. In fact, much of the research purporting to assess the prevalence of video game addiction--including the much-touted recent study conducted in Singapore [2]--has employed the same questionnaire that is used to assess the prevalence of gambling addiction, changing only the word "gambling" to "video gaming." The analogy may be tempting to people who don't know much about video gaming. From a distance, playing a video game looks a little like gambling at a video screen in a casino. But think of the differences!

 

Read more at: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201202/video-game-addiction-does-it-occur-if-so-why

 


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Hi Dan. I just wanted to let you know that I could not open the link.
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Hello sir. It must've been a temporal server error I think. It seems to be working properly again.
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Therapists Reveal What Therapy Can Do For You

Therapists Reveal What Therapy Can Do For You | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Therapy isn’t only for people with a diagnosis — or in crisis. Therapy is a great way to enhance your happiness (or what psychologists call “well-being”).

As Alison Thayer, LCPC, CEAP, a psychotherapist at Urban Balance, said, “We focus on eating healthy and exercising to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but we often do not apply the same principles to our mind and mental health. Consider therapy sessions to be the equivalent of providing our bodies with a nutritious meal.”

In fact, therapy is nourishing in many different ways...


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Natures Neurons: Do Early Experiences in the Natural World Help Shape Children’s Brain Architecture?

Natures Neurons: Do Early Experiences in the Natural World Help Shape Children’s Brain Architecture? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

What role do early childhood experiences in nearby nature play in the formation of brain architecture? It’s time for science to ask that question.

 

In January, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof reported on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ “landmark warning that toxic stress can harm children for life.” This was, he wrote, a “’policy statement’ from the premier association of pediatricians, based on two decades of scientific research,” and he added that the statement “has revolutionary implications for medicine and for how we can more effectively chip away at poverty and crime.”

 

From conception through early childhood, brain architecture is particularly malleable and influenced by environment and relationships with primary caregivers, including toxic stress caused by abuse or chronic neglect. By interfering with healthy brain development, such stress can undermine the cognitive skills and health of a child, leading to learning difficulty and behavior problems, as well as psychological and behavior problems, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other physical ailments later in life.


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Treating PTSD: psychologists look to the fear-reduction effects of exercise

Treating PTSD: psychologists look to the fear-reduction effects of exercise | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Research has found that two weeks of three exercise sessions reduced fear in bodily sensations the same as 12 weekly therapy sessions. More study is needed, but doctors are cautiously optimistic about its application

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Interesting that science is finding out that traditional wisdom was on to something. -Lon

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What Drives Our Dumb And Disorganized Mental Health Policies | Psychology Today

What Drives Our Dumb And Disorganized Mental Health Policies | Psychology Today | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In a rational world, the real needs of the mentally ill would be identified and addressed in an efficient and cost effective way. Those who need care would receive it. Those who don't, wouldn't. Unfortunately, policy in the United States is based mostly on profit, political power, and ideology- thus producing terrible outcomes that are anything but rational.

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A nice summary of all the problems with our current system of treating mental illness.  It perhaps is a little pessimistic, but belongs in the discussion. -Lon

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Is it OK for psychologists to deceive?

Is it OK for psychologists to deceive? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Psychologists used to manipulate and deceive their subjects with impunity. Did the end justify the means?

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A fascinating review of the history of thinking about psychology experiments and if they really are measuring what they think they are. -Lon

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Redefining Mental Illness

Redefining Mental Illness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
New research recognizes that diagnoses and drugs are not the only approach.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The network of therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness therapy programs started in the 1980s rejecting the rigid diagnosis and treat mentality, referring to it as "medical model."  Much of what they did came under the category of "emotional growth schools and programs."  The traditional defining of mental illness has been questioned by many successful schools and programs in the last 30 years, and seem to be along the line of what this article presents. -Lon

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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Psychology Today

How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Psychology Today | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

 

 By Jim Taylor, Ph. D.

 

"There is...a growing body of research that technology can be both beneficial and harmful to different ways in which children think. Moreover, this influence isn’t just affecting children on the surface of their thinking. Rather, because their brains are still developing and malleable, frequent exposure by so-called digital natives to technology is actually wiring the brain in ways very different than in previous generations.."


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WEAC's curator insight, August 7, 2015 9:55 AM

"Because their brains are still developing and malleable, frequent exposure by so-called digital natives to technology is actually wiring the brain in ways very different than in previous generations. What is clear is that, as with advances throughout history, the technology that is available determines how our brains develops."

Larry Heuser's curator insight, August 8, 2015 3:27 PM

Using the Internet is like jet skiing.  Skimming along the surface of the water at high speed, exposed to a broad vista, surrounded by many distractions, and only able to focus fleetingly on any one thing.

Audrey's curator insight, August 13, 2015 5:56 PM

This is true.  They seem to be absorbing ideas faster.

 

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Autism risk test is 70 percent accurate

Autism risk test is 70 percent accurate | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

This test could assist in the early detection of the condition in babies and children and help in the early management of those who become diagnosed,” says lead researcher Professor Stan Skafidas, Director of the Center for Neural Engineering at the University of Melbourne.
“It would be particularly relevant for families who have a history of autism or related conditions such as Asperger’s syndrome,” he says.
Autism affects around one in 150 births and is characterized by abnormal social interaction, impaired communication, and repetitive behaviors.
The test correctly predicted autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with more than 70 percent accuracy in people of central European descent. Ongoing validation tests are continuing including the development of accurate testing for other ethnic groups.


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