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No Child Left Inside

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Into the woods Boston Globe Drumlin is a nature- and farm-based preschool, which means that rain or shine, maybe not sleet but definitely snow and temperatures down to 15 degrees, the 14 3- to 5-year-olds are outside learning math, science,...
Susan Taylor's insight:

The digitization of children's lives now has a response: "Some members of Congress are so convinced that nature-based education is good for students, they’ve crafted the No Child Left Inside Act."

 

The bill could help provide funding to nature-based learning programs.  And this is promising, given that the majority of us spend more than 8 hours daily in front of some sort of screen. 

 

We have lost our connection to Nature.  Richard Louv's research on Nature Deficit Disorder has pointed to this time and time again.  It's nice to see that the world is beginning to take a deeper interest. 

 

We ALL need nature.  "When we don't have it, we just don't do very well as human beings."  I could not have said it better myself!

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, October 9, 2013 12:19 PM

The digitization of children's lives now has a response: "Some members of Congress are so convinced that nature-based education is good for students, they’ve crafted the No Child Left Inside Act."

 

The bill could help provide funding to nature-based learning programs.  And this is promising, given that the majority of us spend more than 8 hours daily in front of some sort of screen. 

 

We have lost our connection to Nature.  Richard Louv's research on Nature Deficit Disorder has pointed to this time and time again.  It's nice to see that the world is beginning to take a deeper interest. 

 

We ALL need nature.  "When we don't have it, we just don't do very well as human beings."  I could not have said it better myself!

AnnC's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:39 PM

THIS ONE WILL MORE BETTER THAN NCLB!

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Social Media Sites Fuel "Thigh Gap"

Social Media Sites Fuel "Thigh Gap" | Unplug | Scoop.it
Experts say that social media forces teen girls into adopting unhealthy eating habits that often lead to eating disorders.
Susan Taylor's insight:

The bigger the gap -- the sexier you are.  This is the perceived view of many teen-aged girls trying to attain the perfect "thigh gap".  And according to experts, social media is playing a role.

 

Recent concerns have been raised because spending more time on social media sites has been linked to a higher risk of developing eating disorders.  While social media platforms do not encourage posts depicting self-harm, images still get through.

 

As parents, we want to protect our children from anything that potentially puts them at risk.  This article suggests that "better utilization of media awareness programs could go a long way."  While that might be true, cultivating that awareness needs to start at home.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, October 9, 2013 12:21 PM

The bigger the gap -- the sexier you are.  This is the perceived view of many teen-aged girls trying to attain the perfect "thigh gap".  And according to experts, social media is playing a role.

 

Recent concerns have been raised because spending more time on social media sites has been linked to a higher risk of developing eating disorders.  While social media platforms do not encourage posts depicting self-harm, images still get through.

 

As parents, we want to protect our children from anything that potentially puts them at risk.  This article suggests that "better utilization of media awareness programs could go a long way."  While that might be true, cultivating that awareness needs to start at home.