Danielle Brito

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New Apps Designed for the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety

On using this app at least four times in a day, participants reported significantly less depression and anxiety.<p>‘Participants who used the …

Top 4 Essential Oils for Depression

If you have been touched by depression or anxiety then you know how much of an impact it can have on your quality of life. If you haven’t, consider …

Real-Life Resolution: I'm Using Painting to Cope with SAD

<i>Kenya Foy is one of six people tracking their resolutions with Apartment Therapy in real time.</i><p>A few years ago, a particularly rough emotional patch …

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Generosity starts at home -- raising generous, caring children in a selfish age

A number of years ago, when my children were still quite small, we sat down to watch a video that had just arrived at our home from World Vision, a Christian relief and development organization we supported.<p>It’s not easy to get mom, dad and all five children sitting down in the same place at the …

10 Tips to Make Learning REAL

Another Christmas has passed and I am continually amazed by the technologies that kids now have access to. For example, my son received a drone from …

For school success, teach kids to self-regulate at an early age

The landscape of early schooling is drastically changing. More and more children are attending school at an earlier age. At the same time, early …

Education

Society for the Teaching of Psychology - From Passive Learner to Active Participant: Examining the Effectiveness of Inter-Teaching

<b>From Passive Learner to Active Participant:<br>Examining the Effectiveness of Inter-Teaching</b><p><b>Peter Frost, PhD Southern New Hampshire University</b><p><b></b> Typically, …

Teaching

4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience

For everyone, there are times when a dark cloud just seems to be following you around. You may not even even know why. While we don’t mean to …

The Incredible Alternative to Mindfulness Meditation That Anyone Can Do

Over the past few years, we’ve seen countless studies showing how beneficial mindfulness meditation can be. It has been shown to change our brain, …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Seven ways education needs to change in 2017

When James Callaghan, then prime minister, launched his great debate on education at Ruskin College Oxford in 1976, the content and role of education …

Can breathing through your nose help you think and react clearly?

Researchers put nose and mouth breathing to the test.<p>Breathing is something you do all day long, without even thinking about it. And that's exactly …

Kindergarten Readiness: The 10 Traits Successful Kids Have In Common, From A Kindergarten Teacher

As a kindergarten teacher, I’d like to share a few observations of children who successfully transition to school.<p>Beginning kindergarten is a huge rite of passage that looms large for most children and their parents.<p>Children are excited to join the world of older students who attend elementary …

The questions parents of children with special needs should be asking

Dyslexia, Autism, Auditory Processing Difficulties and Dyspraxia to name a few: the range of what constitutes a ‘special educational need’ is wide and varied. There is one aspect however that they all have in common: when parents and teachers work well together a child’s needs will be best met.<p>Your …

Teaching

The Surprising Link Between Your Brain and Your Physical Health

<i>What is the relationship between exercise, learning, and neurogenesis? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bart Loews, passionate exercise enthusiast, on Quora:</b><p>When it comes to the the …

Want to Break a Bad Habit? Science Says Do These 4 Things | Inc.com

It's 3 p.m., and you're knee-deep in an afternoon energy slump.<p>You head towards the office kitchen to grab a glass of water where you're encountered by a box of treats that seems to be calling your name. "Just one," you swear. But that's the third time you've given in to your sweet tooth this …

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A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

Students Take Ownership<p>So I visited the class. It was in the unfinished basement of an old school -- cement floors and walls, ceiling-to-floor poles …

Playing Games In School

It doesn't take a PhD to know that when students are engaged, they learn. Any game that fails to engage students gets chucked into the trash or …

Angry Birds

Talking Math with Your Kids

Which One Doesn’t Belong?<p>Tiling turtles and other math-y playthings<p>Math On-A-Stick links<p>If you’ve gotten here by way of Math On-A-Stick, then welcome!<p>…

School vs. Learning

I have been thinking a lot about the “traditional” model of school and how people actually learn. If done the wrong way, school can actually go …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

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We’re teaching our kids wrong: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates do not have the answers

Our kids worship wealth and celebrities. We’ve lost track of school’s real purpose — exciting the mind<p>Between 1848, when Andrew Carnegie arrived in Pennsylvania, and 1983, when "A Nation at Risk" was published, schools had made a 180-degree turn. No longer a privilege and a respite from work, …

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

Brad Flickinger/FlickrIt’s not unusual for educators to use analog games in the classroom, but as more classrooms gain access to technology, digital …

Three ways to use Minecraft imaginatively in the classroom

From getting students to think about careers to rebuilding their school, teachers share inventive ways they use the building-block game<p>Excited shouts of “left, left, left”, “knock down that tree” or “pick up that stone” can only mean one thing: your students have discovered the virtual world of …

Teaching

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract …

Pedagogy

We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids

One of the most controversial questions in education has been whether preschool — and specifically Head Start — helps kids succeed as they move through elementary school.<p>Critics have long noted, and research has supported, that the benefits of Head Start fade in a few years. It's an important …

Education