He [Obama] cited alarming statistics for the largest minority group in American schools, such as fewer than half of Hispanic children attend early childhood education programs and more than half drop out of high school.
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Children with ADHD had the most severe dysfunction in the prefrontal cortex, but those with bipolar disorder had more deficits in brain areas involved in emotion processing and regulation, the researchers found.
Maybe it’s not too surprising that President Obama is hosting a science fair at the White House and waxes enthusiastically about the importance of science and math for our country’s future success. But what is even more impressive is how he showed up at Yoga Mom Friend’s front lawn the other day and took time to meet her young children.
Yet in recent years, as schools are pressured to ace standardized tests, recess and playtime have been squeezed out of daily school schedules for more “academic” pursuits. To take away playtime from a 5-year-old, McMullen said, schools might as well take away lunch. It’s that essential to learning.
I’m not sure if this is it at all, but this is part 4/6 on the Globe and Mail’s look at Why Boys Are Failing? This is a Canadian publication, so maybe the boy code is stronger there, what with everyone playing hockey?? I don’t know… this is their weakest argument in their excellent series.
Part 3 of 6 of The Globe and Mail’s in depth look at Why Are Boys Failing? This article deals with the the proliferation of video games and their impact on boys. Full article here. Interesting paragraphs below.
It’s a very well done app that does a thorough job of introducing letter sounds, simple words and individual lower case cursive letters. This app feels like you have a teacher or a tutor working with your child one on one. There is just something about the voice and the encouragement. At the end, for example, the game tells you, “Keep practicing!” I love that about this app!
Part 2 asks if one root cause is the lack of male teachers who serve as role models, the theory goes, that learning is cool. This doesn’t feel like it hits the nail on the head, but the argument for this is below.