health

Sep
24

Empowering Elementary School Children Against Bullying

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer Image by Andrik Langfield American politician and former labor lawyer Linda Sanchez, was quoted as saying: “For too long, our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a ‘rite of passage’ and by asking students to simply ‘get over it.‘ Those attitudes need to change. Every day, students are bullied into […]

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Aug
22

The Vital Importance of Sleep for Child Development

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer A 2017 study revealed that children aged three and seven who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention and emotional control later in life. But largely because of changes in the modern lifestyles, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get children to sleep for the recommended […]

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Jul
09

Want To Improve Your Memory? Stay Hydrated!

A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Did you know that over 70 percent of your body is composed of water and every function in the body is dependent on water, including the activities of the brain and nervous system? If you are interested in doing all you can to […]

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May
08

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) The Key for Developing the Whole Child

What is the goal of education in our society? When asked this question, many people respond with the idea of creating productive members of our society. People hope that the educational system allows children to learn and grow in such a way that they will be able to contribute positively to our society in a […]

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Apr
06

Healthy Kids, Healthy Minds

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer As educators, we often see that unhealthy children do not meet their academic potential. Not only do they have more school absences but there is also evidence documented by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion which links the health of students with academic achievements. Let’s explore the link between […]

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Feb
26

Can Poor Indoor Air Quality Affect Children’s Ability to Study and Learn?

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer Teachers who care passionately about what they do, work hard to motivate, engage, and captivate children’s attention, but sometimes what is standing in the way of success isn’t about the children or teachers, but the environment itself. Studies have shown that poor indoor quality can have farther-reaching effects than respiratory ailments and […]

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Feb
19

Supporting Teachers through Stress Management with Positive Self-Talk

In one day you not only teach, but you also manage behavior, plan lessons, assess learning, counsel students, carry out first aid, reply to a long list of emails, write reports, tidy classrooms, create resources, mark books and create displays – the list is endless. You feel overwhelmed, overworked, and easily trapped in negative thinking […]

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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Jan
23

Stress Management For Teachers – Redefining Comfort Foods

Stress management can be a powerful tool for wellness since too much stress is bad for you. There are many strategies, and one of them includes what you eat. As teachers, we often find ourselves busy and stressed.

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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