wellness

Oct
01

Cutting Through The Noise: How To Help Kids Focus

Brand new data has confirmed what many teachers already know: kids who spend more than 2 hours per day looking at screens (and that’s currently nearly 2 out of 3 American children) perform worse on memory, language and thinking tests than their peers.  Too many children arrive in school over-stimulated from screens, full of sugar, lacking a good […]

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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
29

Finding That Relaxation Moment Through the Breath

It is time to find your relaxation moments… As we are winding down our school year we now become more focused on planning time for relaxation and re-charge.  Well, the summer break is finally here and you definitely deserve to recharge. All teachers know that teaching can be a stressful job. The key is to get organized […]

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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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
17

Relational Aggression In Your Schools: Dealing with Bullying

Relational aggression is the predominant method of bullying used by females. Starting as early as 2.5 years, this dynamic can interfere with relationships and academic progress in grade school girls, tweens, and teens.

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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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
21

Teaching Can Make You a Happier Person – Finding Happiness as a Teacher

Teaching often gets a bad rap as a bad career choice. We are often reminded that the pay isn’t great and the hours are long. We also hear that it has become less about teaching and more about testing. On the flip side, however, teaching provides us with a tremendous amount of joy that is felt […]

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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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