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Child Behaviour: Not In Their Genes? - Neuroskeptic

Child Behaviour: Not In Their Genes? - Neuroskeptic | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
A paper just published reports that there are: No Genetic Influence for Childhood Behavior Problems From DNA Analysis This is pretty big. Using a powe
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A Creative Alternative To Baby TV Time

A Creative Alternative To Baby TV Time | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
The last thing you’re going to catch me doing is provoking parental guilt. So, I’m going to assume you’ve heard all about the hazards of TV for infants and
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Neglect And The Developing Brain

For babies, healthy brain development is like a tennis game. A caregiver "serves" up an interaction, like a facial expression, a coo, or a word, and the
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Communication about female condom vital to young adults, researchers say

Communication about female condom vital to young adults, researchers say | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
The female condom is one of just two barrier methods that can protect against sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies, yet many young adults are not aware of the device, a new study by two UT Arlington researchers has found.
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TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, July 22, 10:50 PM

It's true that the female condom does not have nearly exposure that the male condom does. Why is this? Let me know your thoughts.

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Dimensions Of Inquiry

Dimensions Of Inquiry | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it

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Creating an environment of inquiry in a classroom requires skill, practice and encouragement. First and foremost teachers must understand and believe in the value of inquiry across all subject areas and be comfortable with the inquiry process. This process can be best taught by the school library media specialist in collaboration with the content area teacher so that the inquiry skills are learned in concert with the content. The IMatrix is designed to give teachers and media specialists easy access to resources which not only help explain inquiry, but also help teach inquiry skills to students.

The six Dimensions of Inquiry were created through an environmental scan of various information inquiry models. From these models, the Dimensions of Inquiry were synthesized. The dimensions sometimes overlap or may cycle back to a previous dimension when a different direction is needed. Which of the Dimensions would you like to explore?

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Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism

Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found.
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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Monty Bell's curator insight, July 22, 10:33 AM

Great visual for the classroom. 

Laura Saavedra's curator insight, July 22, 7:43 PM

Quite visual and useful

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 22, 11:05 PM

This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

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Spatial Awareness in Young Children

Spatial Awareness in Young Children | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Spatial awareness allows children to understand their location and the location of objects in relation to their own bodies. This article offers parents basic information about spatial awareness and young children.

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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it

Guest blogger Glenn Whitman, Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, suggests a scientific approach to manageable homework: students should do it without interruption, and schools shouldn't assign too much of it.


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What Unconditional Love Looks Like In An Adoptive Family

What Unconditional Love Looks Like In An Adoptive Family | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Photographer Kate T. Parker is one proud aunt.

Her sister and brother-in-law adopted her 5-month-old nephew, Sam, in February 2014. But Parker knew she'd want to celebrate the newest member of the family in a special way from the beginning. "...
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The Invisible Suffering of Children

The Invisible Suffering of Children | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Even while writing this, I feel helpless, knowing that many who may read these words will see the world in the same way that he does, and not knowing how to make the plight of children visible and understood, how to help all of us see that this father's emotions are the most reliable indicators of his own heart's well-being, and that I wish so much that he listened to his heart instead of shutting it off to do what he fervently believed was the right thing to do. It's clear to me that he suffered, too, not only his daughter.
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The role of families in early childhood development

The role of families in early childhood development | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Much attention has been given recently to the importance of the early years of a child’s life.
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Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it

Think your kids are being raised to be kind? Think again. A Harvard researcher and psychologist has 5 ways to train your child to be kind and empathetic.


Earlier this year, I wrote about teaching empathy, and whether you are a parent who does so. The idea behind it is from Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, who runs theMaking Caring Common project, aimed to help teach kids to be kind


1. Make caring for others a priority...

2. Provide opportunities for children to practice caring and gratitude...

3. Expand your child’s circle of concern...

4. Be a strong moral role model and mentor...

5. Guide children in managing destructive feelings..


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How Childhood Neglect Harms The Brain

How Childhood Neglect Harms The Brain | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Experts have long known that neglect and abuse in early life increase the risk for psychological problems, but now neuroscientists are explaining why.
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Learning that lasts: Helping students remember and use what you teach

Learning that lasts: Helping students remember and use what you teach | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it

"How often do you hear the following sentiments from students?

• “I won’t ever use anything I am learning in this class, but I have to take it to graduate.”
• “I don’t care about this class ..."

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Parenting skills tied to reduced inflammation in low-income children

Parenting skills tied to reduced inflammation in low-income children | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
A new Northwestern University study suggests that an intervention focused on strengthening families can reduce inflammation, a chronic over activation of parts of the immune system that is important for long-term health.
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Parents: 10 Ways to Help Your Children with Research Projects

Parents: 10 Ways to Help Your Children with Research Projects | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
INFOhio - Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, July 21, 1:36 PM

Help parents help their children with research (without actually doing it for them) by giving them a copy of this flyer with tips for working research skills into everyday activities. Note: This flyer is one of several on the page. You may need to scroll down to see it and download it.

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Scientists find new clues to brain's wiring

Scientists find new clues to brain's wiring | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
New research provides an intriguing glimpse into the processes that establish connections between nerve cells in the brain. These connections, or synapses, allow nerve cells to transmit and process information involved in thinking and moving the body.
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Can Better, Smarter Movies Make Better, Smarter Children?

Can Better, Smarter Movies Make Better, Smarter Children? | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Here's a bold statement: Giving your children the chance to watch classic films can be just as vital as anything they learn in school....

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The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: 5 to 18 : nrich.maths.org

The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: 5 to 18 : nrich.maths.org | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it

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10 Traits of an Encouraging Classroom

10 Traits of an Encouraging Classroom | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 20, 8:32 PM

When we encourage students and create safe environments we enable their learning. We do not guarantee it, but there is a better chance learning will happen where good teaching happens.

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The damage boarding schools do | Alex Renton

Three months ago, Alex Renton wrote about the abuse he suffered at boarding school.
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Your Introverted Child Is Happy Too

Your Introverted Child Is Happy Too | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Pushing your children out of their comfort zone can catapult them to a place of insecurity and discomfort. Do you think before you push?

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Ten ways social media can improve writing in your classroom

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Ten ways social media can improve writing in your classroom | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it

"Social media is a powerful tool for engaging tomorrow's writers ..."

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Good Mothering Hardwires A Child's Brain, Study Shows

Good Mothering Hardwires A Child's Brain, Study Shows | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Researchers studied rat pups and found that their mothers and their nurturing roles directly mold the early neural activity and growth of their offspring's brains.
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Organizations Explore Cheap, Home-Based Early Childhood Development | Heartlander Magazine

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