What science tells us about the incredible shrinking childhood.
Now most researchers seem to agree on one thing: Breast budding in girls is starting earlier. The debate has shifted to what this means. Puberty, in girls, involves three events: the growth of breasts, the growth of pubic hair and a first period. Typically the changes unfold in that order, and the process takes about two years. But the data show a confounding pattern. While studies have shown that the average age of breast budding has fallen significantly since the 1970s, the average age of first period, or menarche, has remained fairly constant, dropping to only 12.5 from 12.8 years. Why would puberty be starting earlier yet ending more or less at the same time?
"Since people learn from people they love," he writes in the same column, "education is fundamentally about the relationship between a teacher and student. By insisting on constant informal contact and by preserving that contact year after year, The New American Academy has the potential to create richer, mentorlike or even familylike relationships for students who are not rich in those things."
The Internet is full of free and open educational resources, from courses to academic journals, and with so many education providers getting in on the movement to offer free educational content online, there's likely to be even more in the future. Yale, Stanford, MIT, and Berkeley are just a few of the high-profile universities that share some of their best courses with the world for the low, low price of zero dollars. While there are a lot of great resources out there, there are some online education resources that truly stand out as inspiring, for their vast collections, unique perks, and incredibly supportive organizations. We've picked out 15 open education resources that we find to be the most impressive and inspiring out there, and we encourage you to take advantage of what they have to offer.
Kids with attention deficit, targeted for their poor social skills or awkward behavior, are at greater risk for bullying. A new movie looks at the consequences of peer-on-peer intimidation, aggression, and violence.
This provies the basic overview of the layout and function of http://geteach.com . The video unlocks some great features that are not intended to be hidden, but many first time visitors tend to miss.
This is a phenomenal site, designed by an AP teacher to bring geospatial technologies into the classroom in a way that is incredibly user-friendly. This site allows you to use Google Earth with clickable layers. With multiple data layers of physical and human geography variables, this interactive globe puts spatial information in powerful, yet fun, student-inspired platform.
The first description of dyslexia occurred in 1896, when a headmaster reported that a student woud be the "smartest lad in the school" if the instruction were entirely oral. Since that time, experts have recognized the real challenges as well as talents associated with dyslexia.
Imagine a community where nearly 44 out of every 100 residents can't interpret a bus schedule or a letter explaining a credit card billing error. If you live in Cuyahoga County, OH you're there, Brent Larkin writes.
A Burlington Performer Untangles Her Dyslexia Through Dance (Seven Days Vermont) Lida Winfield did not learn to read until her early twenties, when she enrolled at Landmark College and finally received instruction designed to help her overcome dyslexia. Now a dancer and teacher with a Master’s in Fine Arts, Winfield has created a one-woman dance-theater work that tells the story of her life with a learning disability through movement and music. Read more about Winfield’s art and life story in this article from Seven Days Vermont.
A bill to establish school choice for students with dyslexia passed in the Senate Education Committee today.House Bill 1031, sponsored by Rep. Larry Byrd, R-Petal, would let money follow the child from his assigned public school to another or act as a scholarship to a state accredited, nonpublic, special purpose school. The bill also requires that all school-age children be screened for dyslexia between kindergarten and first grade.
Reading, Writing… And the Onset of NauseaThe Sag Harbor ExpressAt this SEPTO event, titled “Take a Walk in Their Shoes” and presented by Lynn Burke of the International Dyslexia Association, I, along with 48 other teachers and parents from across...
International Dyslexia Association Partners with Association for Manufacturing ...Citybizlist (press release)The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has partnered with the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) to urge Congress to pass...
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