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Breastfed children are less likely to develop ADHD later in life, study suggests

Breastfed children are less likely to develop ADHD later in life, study suggests | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
Scientists have completed a study that finds a clear link between rates of breastfeeding and the likelihood of developing Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, even when typical risk factors were taken into consideration.
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How to live your life: Advice from an American student who was killed in Egypt

How to live your life: Advice from an American student who was killed in Egypt | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
Two weeks before 21-year-old Kenyon College student Andrew Pochter was stabbed to death in Alexandria, Egypt, he sent a wise letter to the boy he mentored.
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Depression Alters Young Brains - New York Times

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Depression Alters Young Brains
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Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, researchers have found brain changes in preschool-age children with depression that are not apparent in their nondepressed peers.
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Why Do We Accept So Little Freedom in Education? - Town Hall

Why Do We Accept So Little Freedom in Education? - Town Hall | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
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Why Do We Accept So Little Freedom in Education?
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Freedom of choice is obviously the key to education reform.
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Video: How Rap Battles Are Helping High Schoolers Learn to Love Science - Wired

Video: How Rap Battles Are Helping High Schoolers Learn to Love Science - Wired | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
Video: How Rap Battles Are Helping High Schoolers Learn to Love Science Wired Back in 2002, the immeasurably talented MC of Blackalicious known as Gift of Gab wrote a lyrically athletic track called “Chemical Calisthenics.” For those who could...
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Re-imagining school | TED Playlists | TED

Re-imagining school | TED Playlists | TED | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
All over the world, there's a growing consensus that our education systems are broken. These educators offer lessons in how we might re-imagine school.
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A Look Inside Children’s Minds

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Using optical neuroimaging, researchers gain a better understanding of visual working memory in young children.
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Empowering and Inspiring Teen Girls to #TakeNoBullies This Summer - Huffington Post

Empowering and Inspiring Teen Girls to #TakeNoBullies This Summer - Huffington Post | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
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Empowering and Inspiring Teen Girls to #TakeNoBullies This Summer
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It will help make teens aware of various issues: how special needs kids are treated, or how to simply spread the word that kindness is contagious.
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Suicidal Teens Turn to Social Media, Not Hotlines & Support Groups ...

Suicidal Teens Turn to Social Media, Not Hotlines & Support Groups ... | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
Emerging research finds that many teens and young adults use social networking sites and mobile technology to express suicidal thoughts and intentions — often.
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Thousands of children as young as five act as family carers, figures show

Thousands of children as young as five act as family carers, figures show | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
More than 177,000 minors act look after relatives, with charities warning long hours affect schoolwork and childhood
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Infographic: Protecting Teens From Digital Threats - PC Magazine

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Infographic: Protecting Teens From Digital Threats
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In simpler days, bullying meant horseplay under the bleachers after school, and gaming amounted to a few rounds of stickball in the neighborhood.
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Watch now: Teens Talk: Bullying and Anxiety | TED Talks Education | PBS Video

A 14-year-old describes bullying, anxiety, and how theater kept him in school.
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Dogs help improve moods among teens in treatment

Dogs help improve moods among teens in treatment | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
Researchers have come up with a new, mood-boosting therapy for teenagers in drug and alcohol treatment: Shelter dogs. Dog-interaction activities have been found to improve mood among teenagers living in residential treatment centers.
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Give them a hand: Gesturing children perform well on cognitive tasks

Give them a hand: Gesturing children perform well on cognitive tasks | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
Young children who use gestures outperform their peers in problem-solving tasks, says a new study. Children aged between two and five were asked to sort cards printed with colored shapes first by color, then by shape.
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The Rise of Blended Learning

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How a new trend in education rethinks the role of computers in the classroom and lets each student learn at a different pace
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Science in Action Winner for 2013: Elif Bilgin | @ScientificAmerican, Scientific American Blog Network

Science in Action Winner for 2013: Elif Bilgin | @ScientificAmerican, Scientific American Blog Network | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
“Genius,” Thomas Edison famously said, “is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” He would have found a kindred spirit in Elif Bilgin, 16, of Istanbul, ...
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Teens' Self-Consciousness Linked With Specific Brain, Physiological Responses - Science Daily (press release)

Teens' Self-Consciousness Linked With Specific Brain, Physiological Responses - Science Daily (press release) | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
Teens' Self-Consciousness Linked With Specific Brain, Physiological Responses Science Daily (press release) The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggest that teens' sensitivity to...
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Babies can read each other's moods, study finds - Health24.com

Babies can read each other's moods, study finds - Health24.com | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
Babies can read each other's moods, study finds
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Psychology professor Ross Flom's study, published in the academic journal Infancy, shows that infants can recognise each other's emotions by five months of age.
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career: The Science of Sleepy Teenagers 04-28

career: The Science of Sleepy Teenagers 04-28 | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
The Science of Sleepy Teenagers"Making teens start school in the morning is ‘cruel,’ brain doctor claims. http://t.co/6cm139ED4Y
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Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions | NPR OnPoint

Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions | NPR OnPoint | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it

Interview with Tom Ashbrook

 

How education is jeopardizing creativity:

 

"I’m not blaming teachers for it. I’m not blaming school principals for it. I’ve worked in education my whole life and I work a lot with teachers in schools and I know they’re as concerned about this as I am and everbody else is. I think it’s to do with this culture of standardization. There is a view that the way we improve education is to make it more and more standardized. Many people in schools — particularly in this country, I’d say — are laboring under this sort of dead culture of continuous testing. And one of the results of it has been to reduce the curriculum, to narrow it. So a lot of the things that people, who may be be in their 40s or 50s, will remember from school — things like band and orchestra, putting on plays, lots of interesting after school activities — a lot of those things are being pushed out by this culture of standardized testing. It’s all done with an honorable purpose, I think — the intention is to raise standards, but the irony is it’s really not doing it. And more and more kids are pulling out of school. There’s more and more teachers, I feel, demoralized by it. And I know parents are very concerned about it too."

 

“While Shanghai is trying to be like America, America is trying to be more like China.” 


Via Jim Lerman, Dennis T OConnor, nicolaperry, Pamela D Lloyd
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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, June 25, 2013 3:21 PM

The primary focus of education should be helping children to reach their full potential. That can't be done through standardization, because kids don't come in standard packages; it can only happen when we recognize that we need to meet each child's needs.

 

Standards have their place, but only with respect to the quality of what we offer to children and in ensuring that every child is offered the best possible education. Standards that restrict children's opportunities and growth need to be eliminated and replaced with an approach that enriches the educational environment for everyone.

Sally McKittrick's curator insight, June 27, 2013 8:01 AM

Ken has helped me find my element, I only hope my children will benefit from his education revoulution 

Ken Morrison's curator insight, June 27, 2013 7:52 PM


"If we design a life, you can redesign it"  Here is another inspiring conversation with Sir Ken Robinson

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Futurity.org – Sleepy teens make bad food choices

Futurity.org – Sleepy teens make bad food choices | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
Teens who reported sleeping fewer than seven hours per night—18 percent of respondents—were more likely to consume fast food two or more times per week and less likely to eat healthful food such as fruits and vegetables ...
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6 ways to instill money management skills in teens - MiamiHerald.com

6 ways to instill money management skills in teens - MiamiHerald.com | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
6 ways to instill money management skills in teens
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Your teenage kids may be old enough to get a part-time job and start taking college prep exams, but do they know how to manage their money?
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Calif. Teen Invents 20-Second Cell Phone Charger

Calif. Teen Invents 20-Second Cell Phone Charger | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
A California teen invented a supercapacitor that can charge a cell phone in about 20 seconds.
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For Teens With Disabilities, Flirting Can Be Easier Online - Huffington Post

For Teens With Disabilities, Flirting Can Be Easier Online - Huffington Post | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
For Teens With Disabilities, Flirting Can Be Easier Online
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One in 10 teens using 'study drugs,' but parents aren't paying attention

One in 10 teens using 'study drugs,' but parents aren't paying attention | TeensScienceandSoul | Scoop.it
Just one in 100 parents believe their kids have used prescription stimulants to boost grades, according to a new poll.
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